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Willie Snead | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ball State
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Willie Snead caught 2-of-5 targets for 38 yards in the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Lions.
Snead has now been held below 40 yards in three straight games, and four of his past five. It's not true from a targets standpoint, but Snead has become a distant third behind Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks on the production front. His WR3 case has disappeared. Dec 4 - 5:14 PM

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Willie Snead corralled five-of-seven targets for 38 yards and completed his only pass for a 50-yard touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Rams.

Among Saints receivers, only Michael Thomas was targeted more frequently. Snead’s receiving contributions were minimal but he helped fantasy owners by hurling a 50-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Tim Hightower. The touchdown came on a flea-flicker with 10:15 remaining in the fourth quarter. Snead hasn’t gone over 50 yards receiving in his last four games and won’t be more than a mid-range WR3 against Detroit in Week 13.
Nov 27 - 4:50 PM

Willie Snead caught 4-of-5 targets for 33 yards in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Panthers.

Like the entire Saints offense, Snead wasn't allowed to pop off for any big plays against the Panthers' rejuvenated defense. Snead's production has made him a clear fantasy No. 3 behind Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas, but he's still a decent fill-in WR3. He's a big-play threat in one of the league's most explosive offenses.
Nov 18 - 12:14 AM

Willie Snead caught 5-of-7 targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' Week 10 loss to the Broncos.

The scores were Snead's first since Week 2. Snead has seen at least seven targets in five straight games, but been held below 60 yards in six of his past seven appearances. He has a WR3 floor, but the same goes for his ceiling.
Nov 13 - 5:51 PM

Willie Snead nabbed three-of-seven targets for 36 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 9 win over the 49ers.

Snead saw the second-most targets on the team but finished with fewer yards than Michael Thomas, Brandin Cooks, Coby Fleener and even Josh Hill. Sunday extended Snead’s touchdown drought to five games. A bounceback game against the Broncos in Week 10 seems unlikely. Snead will be more of a WR3/4 for that matchup.
Nov 6 - 9:21 PM

Willie Snead caught 6-of-8 targets for 56 yards in the Saints' Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

It was a quiet day against an elite defense that limited the Saints' big plays. Snead has cleared 60 yards only once in his past five games, and is settling in as a WR3 with Michael Thomas continuing to heat up and demand targets.
Oct 30 - 5:33 PM

Willie Snead nabbed nine-of-11 targets for 87 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

It was a nice return to form for Snead, who had averaged just 41.3 yards over his previous three games. Snead was a steady presence all game, hauling in five catches for 51 yards in the first half before adding four receptions for 36 yards after halftime. His longest gain came on a 17-yard pass from Drew Brees on a third-down conversion midway through the first quarter. He’ll be a risky WR3 next week against the Seahawks’ stacked secondary.
Oct 23 - 5:24 PM

Willie Snead caught 4-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Panthers.

Coming out of the bye, Snead looked to be well over his toe injury. His seven targets were second-most on the team behind Brandin Cooks' nine. But Snead was left off the scoreboard, not seeing any of Drew Brees' four touchdown passes. Snead will be in the WR3 mix next week at Kansas City.
Oct 16 - 7:25 PM

Willie Snead (toe) said he feels "close to 95 percent."

Snead estimated he was at about 80-85 percent when he returned from a toe injury in Week 4. "I wasn’t all the way there," he admitted. "But I fought through it, and now with the week behind us and the bye week, I feel a lot better." Coming off the bye, Snead should be well-rested and ready to go against Carolina. He'll be in the WR3 mix this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 13 - 3:37 PM

Willie Snead hauled in his only target for 23 yards Week 4 against the Chargers.

Snead did not look any worse for wear from his toe injury and played close to a full complement of snaps, so this was just a down game. Those will happen in an offense which spreads the ball around as much as the Saints. He will remain an upside WR3 against the Panthers after the bye.
Oct 2 - 8:52 PM

Willie Snead (toe) is active for Week 4 against the Chargers.

Snead sat out Monday night, but he is back in a good matchup against a secondary which is missing CB Brandon Flowers (concussion). He is a solid start in all leagues. New Orleans declared LB James Laurinaitis, LT Terron Armstead, CB Delvin Breaux, TE Josh Hill, OG Senio Kelemete, RB Marcus Murphy, and LB Dannell Ellerbe inactive for Week 4.
Oct 2 - 2:54 PM

Willie Snead (toe, questionable) will play against the Chargers in Week 4.

He's back after missing last week's game with a toe injury. In a game that figures to be a shootout (which is true of most Saints games), Snead should see plenty of work on Sunday. Pencil him in as a WR3/flex play. Snead ranks third in the league in receiving yards per game this year behind only A.J. Green and Marvin Jones.
Oct 2 - 8:32 AM

Willie Snead (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 4 at San Diego.

He was limited in practice this week. Signs as of Friday afternoon point toward Snead playing, but he missed last Monday night's loss to the Falcons and may come down to a game-time decision. If Snead goes, he'll be a solid WR3 play in fantasy leagues against a Chargers defense missing slot CB Brandon Flowers (concussion). Snead is running most of his routes in the slot this year.
Sep 30 - 4:06 PM

Willie Snead (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Snead is on track to return against the Chargers, but it isn't a slam dunk. Unfortunately, the game is at 4:25ET, and the Saints are one of the league's least-honest teams with injury information. Owners can pencil Snead in, but still need to have a back-up plan ready.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Snead expected to play this weekend, both Michael Thomas and Brandon Coleman aren't viable DFS targets. They combined for 19 targets against Atlanta (Thomas had 11), but they may only receive about half of that assuming Snead is active. Coby Fleener's emergence also diminishes the value of the 3rd WR spot in the Saints offense. Cooks, Snead and Fleener are fine targets against SD, but it's worth noting that the Saints have massive home/road discrepancies.
Sep 29 - 4:44 PM

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

It's a good sign after Snead only got in one practice last week. Snead's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game with the Chargers.
Sep 28 - 6:08 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
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2Tim Hightower
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GLB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Tim Hightower
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Brandon Coleman
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2John Phillips
LT1Terron Armstead
2Tony Hills
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
C1Max Unger
2Landon Turner
RG1Jahri Evans
2Senio Kelemete
RT1Zach Strief
K1Wil Lutz