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Willie Snead | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ball State
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Coach Sean Payton expects a "big step forward" from Willie Snead.
"He’s someone that's training real well," Payton said. "The attention to detail is high. He has a knack for finding holes. And the leverage in man-to-man." Snead finished with just 27 fewer targets than Brandin Cooks last year, but was a non-factor in the red zone. There are regression concerns with the additions of Coby Fleener and rookie Michael Thomas. Snead is currently going as the WR49. Jun 4 - 4:41 PM

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Willie Snead caught 3-of-4 targets for 35 yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Falcons.

A second-year UDFA, Snead finishes his sophomore campaign with 69 catches for 984 yards and three touchdowns. This, after he spent his entire rookie year on practice squads. Snead did work both down the field and in the short-to-intermediate areas, operating as a true No. 2 for a team that desperately needed someone to step up behind Brandin Cooks. Still only 23, Snead has room to grow, and will begin 2016 as an upside WR3.
Jan 3 - 5:19 PM

Willie Snead caught 4-of-6 targets for 75 yards in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

Snead has now cleared 75 yards in three straight games, and is at 949 on the year. He should be able to reach 1,000 as a WR3 against the Falcons in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:46:00 PM

Willie Snead delivered 10 catches for 76 yards on 12 targets in the Saints' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

The 10 catches were a career-high as were his 12 targets. Snead has caught 17 passes for 198 yards in two games since coming back from a calf injury. He’ll need to average 63 yards over his last two games to reach 1,000 yards for the year. Snead will again straddle the WR2/3 borderline next week against Jacksonville.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:40:00 AM

Willie Snead caught seven of eight targets for 122 yards in the Saints' Week 14 win over the Buccaneers.

Snead played well in his return from a calf injury, gashing the Bucs’ overmatched secondary for 66 first-half yards. His longest gain came on a 41-yard catch in the second quarter. Snead was left wide open on the play. Sunday represented Snead’s highest yardage output since Week 5 against Dallas. He’ll be on the WR2/3 borderline next week against Detroit.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) is probable for Week 14 against the Buccaneers.

He was limited at practice this week. Snead would have been a WR2 without Brandin Cooks (concussion) but now that both are playing, he's more of a WR3. Snead caught his first career touchdown against the Buccaneers in Week 2.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Snead is on the right track for Sunday's game against the Bucs, but it's never for certain when a player is "limited" instead of "full." Snead's health has taken on increased importance with Brandin Cooks suddenly battling a concussion. Snead will be a WR3 if he can get cleared.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Snead missed last week, allowing Brandon Coleman to post a season-high 4/73/1 line. The limited practice puts him on track to return.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) is inactive for Week 13 against the Panthers.

Snead is week to week. His absence should mean more targets for Marques Colston and Ben Watson, and more snaps for Brandon Coleman. Also inactive for the Saints are QB Garrett Grayson, CB Damian Swann, LB Dannell Ellerbe, G Jahri Evans, DE Phillip Hunt and NT John Jenkins.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) is listed as doubtful for Week 13.

Snead will miss at least one game after not practicing all week. With Brandin Cooks expected to be shadowed by Josh Norman, Marques Colston and Ben Watson should see increased targets. Brandon Coleman will also have a bigger role in three-wide sets.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) wasn't seen at the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media.

Snead hasn't practiced all week and is likely to sit Sunday against the Panthers. That would normally be good news for Brandin Cooks, but he's expected to draw Josh Norman in coverage. That could open up more targets for Marques Colston and Ben Watson.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Snead hasn't missed a game yet this year despite showing up on the injury report several times. Fantasy owners can start thinking about replacement options if Snead doesn't practice Friday. His absence would open up more targets for Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 02:48:00 PM

Willie Snead (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

Snead is dealing with a calf injury after playing through his knee issue the last few games. His status will be in danger if he doesn't return to practice Thursday. Even if healthy, Snead won't be more than a low-end WR3 against the Panthers.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Willie Snead caught 4-of-8 targets for 50 yards in New Orleans' Week 12 loss to the Texans.

It was a decent bounce back from Snead's Week 10 goose egg. There just weren't yards to be had with Drew Brees struggling against the rush. Snead will find himself on the WR3/4 borderline for next week's brutal matchup with the Panthers.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Willie Snead (knee) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Texans.

He was a full participant at practice this week. Snead put up a goose egg in his last outing but that's not happening against Houston. Consider him a mid-range WR3.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3C.J. Spiller
4Travaris Cadet
5Marcus Murphy
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1Austin Johnson
2Sione Houma
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Kyle Prater
4Jared Dangerfield
5Vincent Brown
WR21Willie Snead
2Michael Thomas
3R.J. Harris
4Reggie Bell
5Tommylee Lewis
WR31Michael Thomas
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Chris Manhertz
5Jack Tabb
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tyrus Thompson
LG1Tim Lelito
2Senio Kelemete
3Landon Turner
4Kaleb Eulls
C1Max Unger
2Marcus Henry
3Jack Allen
RG1Andrus Peat
2Cyril Lemon
3Ryker Mathews
4Landon Turner
RT1Zach Strief
2Joseph Cheek
3Avery Young
K1Kai Forbath
2Connor Barth