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Willie Snead | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ball State
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Saints declared WR Willie Snead (hamstring) inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.
The Saints haven't been telling the truth about Snead's health since his return from suspension. Ted Ginn is now set up for another nice day in Snead's absence. Also inactive for the Saints are CB Sterling Moore, QB Taysom Hill, DE Hau'oli Kikaha, OG John Greco, WR Austin Carr and DT John Hughes. Oct 22 - 11:34 AM

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ESPN's Dianna Russini reports Willie Snead (hamstring) will be inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.

Snead must have had a setback after seeing just three targets last week in his season debut. His absence will open up snaps for Ted Ginn while cementing Mike Thomas' status as a top-shelf WR1. Consider Snead week to week.
Oct 22 - 10:51 AM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is questionable for Week 7 against the Packers.

He should be ready to roll after getting in a limited week of practice. Snead played just 27.3 percent of the Saints' snaps in his season debut last week, but should play a much bigger role against the Packers.
Oct 20 - 4:15 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Snead was on a pitch count last week, playing just 21-of-77 offensive snaps in a win over Detroit. Now another week removed from his hamstring injury, Snead should see more run Sunday against the Packers.
Oct 19 - 4:37 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Snead played just 21 snaps in his season debut. He's not fully over his hamstring issue and still getting worked into the offense. Snead won't be more than a WR4 for a Week 7 matchup with the Packers.
Oct 18 - 5:09 PM

Willie Snead played just 21-of-71 snaps in the Week 6 win over the Lions.

Snead was right in saying the Saints were going to work him in "slowly" coming off a three-game suspension followed by a hamstring injury and the bye week. Last Sunday was Snead's season debut, and he remained behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, and Brandon Coleman for snaps. Snead should get more involved as we go on, and he'll be worth some WR4 consideration this week against the Packers in a potential shootout, though he obviously comes with downside.
Oct 18 - 1:44 PM

Willie Snead hauled in 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Saints' Week 6 win over the Lions.

With Drew Brees spreading the ball around and only throwing 31 times overall, there were not many targets to be had, but Snead also did not appear to play a full complement of snaps after saying he would be worked "slowly" back into the offense. On the bright side, he appeared to come out of the game without aggravating his hamstring issue, and he should see more work moving forward. Even so, Snead will be no better than a FLEX play next week in Green Bay.
Oct 15 - 5:41 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is active for Week 6 against the Lions.

Terron Armstead (shoulder) and LG Andrus Peat (hip) are also ready to go. Snead playing is obviously good news, but he apparently is not 100 percent and said earlier this week he will be worked back into the offense "slowly." He is someone to avoid if possible, although he will always have blow-up upside in this offense. New Orleans declared WR Tommylee Lewis, CB Sterling Moore, QB Taysom Hill, LB Gerald Hodges, OG John Greco, WR Austin Carr, and DL Al-Quadin Muhammad inactive for Week 6.
Oct 15 - 11:34 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Willie Snead (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Week 6 against the Lions.

The good news is the Saints kick off in the early slate, so Snead's status will be known when inactives come in at 11:30 AM ET. That said, Snead does not appear to be 100 percent as coach Sean Payton claimed early in the week, and the receiver has already admitted he is going to be worked back into the offense "slowly." He is at best a risky fantasy option this week.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 15 - 8:33 AM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is questionable for Week 6 against the Lions.

Snead was limited all week, but is on track to make his season debut. He's expected to be worked back into the offense slowly, putting his targets in question. In a shy-away matchup with Lions CB Quandre Diggs, Snead should be avoided in his first game back.
Oct 13 - 4:25 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) said the Saints are working him back into the offense "slowly."

"Once this week goes by and I’m able to handle what they’re giving me," Snead said, "I think my role will grow more and more every week." It is not the news fantasy owners hoping to finally get Snead off the bench want to hear. With an uncertain workload in a tough matchup with Quandre Diggs, Snead is a risky fantasy bet this week.
Source: ESPN
Oct 12 - 10:21 AM

Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Snead is on track to make his season debut Sunday after serving a three-game suspension to begin the year and missing the Saints' London game in Week 4 due to a hamstring injury. New Orleans was on bye in Week 5. Coming off a long absence and likely to see Quandre Diggs in the slot, Snead will be a risky fantasy bet against the Lions in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 5:19 PM

Coach Sean Payton said Willie Snead (hamstring) is 100 percent coming out of the bye week.

Payton said the hamstring had been bothering Snead since he started the three-game suspension to open the season. He was inactive for Week 4 in London and has yet to play this year. It's unclear what kind of role Snead will have this week against the Lions, but Ted Ginn has done very little with an 11-146-1 line through four games. Treat Snead as a WR4 until we see his involvement.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: In DFS, Snead is a risky GPP option. He’ll battle Quandre Diggs in the slot, PFF’s 13th cover corner. Diggs held Larry Fitzgerald catchless but got burned by Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu for TDs. Overall, he's allowing a 114.9 passer rating inside but has the 6th-best yards/cover snap (0.68) as he hasn't been targeted much (14). Drew Brees could really test Diggs though. He targeted Snead 6.9 times per game even with Cooks in NO and the WR posted the 13th-best catch rate (75%, per PFF).
Oct 11 - 10:02 AM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is inactive for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

Coming back from a three-game suspension, Snead picked up a hamstring injury during the week which was apparently severe enough to keep him down. Of course, it is possible New Orleans always planned to ease him back. With a bye up next, fantasy owners will not get to use Snead until at least Week 6.
Oct 1 - 8:07 AM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is questionable for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

He was a late addition to the injury report on Friday and got in a limited practice. Late-week adds are rarely ever good news, so Snead is probably a game-time decision at best. This could give the Saints a reason to hold him out through the Week 5 bye as Snead comes off a three-game suspension.
Sep 29 - 12:10 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Coby Fleener
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Greco
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz