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Willie Snead | Wide Receiver

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ball State
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Ravens signed restricted free agent WR Willie Snead to a two-year, $10.4 million offer sheet.
The Saints will now have five days to match the offer or risk losing him. Snead already reported to the Saints' offseason program but the team is unlikely to match Baltimore's offer after they gave him just an original-round tender then signed Cameron Meredith to a two-year, $9.6 million contract. New Orleans also re-signed Brandon Coleman earlier this week. Assuming Snead moves on to the Ravens, they will have overhauled their receiving corps by adding Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Snead this offseason. Apr 20 - 10:41 AM

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Saints restricted free agent WR Willie Snead reported for the offseason program.

Ian Rapoport reports Snead has yet to sign his RFA tender, but he will participate in the offseason program. Frozen out after serving a three-game suspension to open the season, Snead was given just an original-round tender by the Saints, who also signed Cameron Meredith to a two-year, $9.6 million contract. Snead visited the Ravens last month, but it does not seem like an offer sheet is forthcoming at this point.
Apr 16 - 9:43 AM

Restricted free agent Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens on Wednesday.

The Saints placed the original-pick tender on former UDFA Snead, so they only get the right to match whatever offer Snead gets but wouldn't receive any compensation if Snead leaves. Baltimore is doing its best to overhaul its receiving corps, having already signed Michael Crabtree and John Brown.
Mar 21 - 10:00 AM

Saints placed an original-round tender on restricted free agent WR Willie Snead.

The tender is worth $1.907 million. Because Snead entered the league as an undrafted free agent, the Saints will not get any compensation if they decline to match an offer sheet, and Snead should draw some interest from receiver-needy teams. Considering how little Snead was involved after returning from suspension last season, New Orleans might not be sad to see him go.
Mar 13 - 11:58 AM

Willie Snead delivered two catches for 18 yards on three targets Sunday in the Saints’ Divisional Round loss to the Vikings.

Snead played a season-high 46 snaps in the absence of slot receiver Brandon Coleman (neck). Though his counting stats weren't impressive, Snead saved the Saints' season (at least for another few minutes) with a clutch catch on fourth-and-10 late in the fourth quarter. That came a few minutes after Snead missed a golden opportunity by throwing an incomplete pass to a wide-open Alvin Kamara on a trick play. Snead was a trendy WR3 pick in fantasy last summer but never panned out while falling behind Ted Ginn and Coleman on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart. With New Orleans relying more and more on its ground game, we wouldn't count on Snead having a bounce-back year in 2018.
Jan 14 - 10:00 PM

Willie Snead turned his only target into seven yards in the Saints' Wild Card win over the Panthers.

Snead’s only catch was an important one after the Panthers narrowed the lead late, but it did not come until the fourth quarter. He still does not have more than two catches in any game this season. He will not be worth a look next week in Minnesota.
Jan 7 - 8:19 PM

Willie Snead was held catch-less in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Bucs.

Snead played only 47 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps and blocked on over half of them. He played a bit role in New Orleans' passing game all season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Willie Snead hauled in 1-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Jets.

Even with Ted Ginn out and Brandon Coleman fumbling almost every time he touched the ball, Snead saw just two targets in the first half, and his only catch did not come until the third quarter. Ginn should be back next week. Even if he is not, Snead can be left on the wire.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Willie Snead expects to have an expanded role this week.

"I know the opportunity is coming. I’ll have a lot more reps than I’ve had in the past. I’m excited about that. This definitely gives me a chance to get back in the groove and just take advantage of every opportunity." Snead (six catches, 53 yards) has been a non-factor since returning from injury/suspension. He could be in line for more targets with Ted Ginn (ribs) questionable, but Snead isn't on the Week 15 streaming radar.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 04:17:00 PM

Willie Snead caught 1-of-2 targets for zero yards in the Saints' Week 14 loss to the Falcons.

Snead has six catches for 53 yards this season. Headed for restricted free agency, Snead will likely be tendered an offer, but it can no longer be considered a guarantee.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Willie Snead played 23-of-64 (36 percent) snaps Week 13 against the Panthers.

The snap share is about where he has been over the last month, but he did at least catch two passes for 31 yards against Carolina. Those were both season-highs, however, highlighting how unlikely it is Snead will return any fantasy value down the stretch.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 09:18:00 AM

Willie Snead played 36-of-77 snaps (47 percent) Week 10 against the Bills.

It was a big step up from his workload in Week 9, and he has now seen his snaps jump significantly in back-to-back games. Snead was not targeted, however, and is at best even with Brandon Coleman for No. 3 duties despite playing more snaps on Sunday. He can still be left on the wire in redraft leagues.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Willie Snead played 18-of-60 snaps (30 percent) Week 9 against the Bucs.

It is a step in the correct direction after Snead played just four snaps in Week 8, but he was not targeted in the win over Tampa Bay. Coach Sean Payton has said Snead will have a role down the stretch, but we will have to see it before he can be put back into fantasy lineups. Snead is not a must-hold in redraft.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Saints coach Sean Payton said Willie Snead will have a role down the stretch.

Snead was a surprise inactive Week 7, and he only played four snaps on Sunday against the Bears. Payton's comments are at least promising, but we will believe it when we see it. Snead is not a must-hold in shallow redraft formats.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Michael Thomas (25% market share) will continue to be the focal point of the Saints passing attack. Their home matchup with the Bucs has the highest game total (50) and the Saints have an implied total of 28.5 against Tampa’s porous defense. Although Cam Newton couldn’t exploit their secondary that was without their top two corners, Drew Brees should be more reliable. If CBs Grimes and McClain are sidelined again, Thomas could battle Vernon Hargreaves, PFF’s 57th cover corner. He impressed last week, limiting Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess to a 1/9/0 line on six targets but he’s still allowing the 5th-most yards/cover snap this season (per PFF).
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 11:59:00 AM

Willie Snead played 4-of-61 snaps (7%) Week 8 against the Bears.

Even healthy, Snead was a complete non-factor in a game Brandon Coleman was on the field for 48 plays. He can be dropped in all redraft formats.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Tom Savage
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Trey Edmunds
4Jonathan Williams
5Daniel Lasco
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Alvin Kamara
2Mark Ingram
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Cameron Meredith
3Tommylee Lewis
4Austin Carr
5Paul Turner
WR21Ted Ginn
2Willie Snead
3Brandon Coleman
4Travin Dural
5Josh Huff
WR31Cameron Meredith
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Coby Fleener
4Michael Hoomanawanui
5Garrett Griffin
LT1Terron Armstead
2Jermon Bushrod
3Nate Theaker
LG1Andrus Peat
2John Fullington
C1Max Unger
2Cameron Tom
RG1Larry Warford
2Landon Turner
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2John Theus
K1Wil Lutz