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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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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

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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. 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

Willie Snead was held without a catch in Week 8.

Snead wasn't targeted in his first game back. He's over his hamstring injury, but has been faded behind Ted Ginn and Brandon Coleman in the Saints' offense. Snead doesn't have a defined role, and can't be trusted for a Week 9 matchup with the Bucs.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Saints' final injury report for Week 8 against the Bears.

He practiced fully all week after being a surprise inactive Sunday against Green Bay. Fantasy owners may have to lower their expectations for Ted Ginn with Snead back in the lineup this week.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Willie Snead (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 8.

Snead was a surprise inactive last week. He looks over his hamstring issue and should return Sunday. Snead could have an expanded Week 8 role with Michael Thomas dealing with a knee injury.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:49:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 11:34:00 AM

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QB1Drew Brees
2Chase Daniel
3Taysom Hill
RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3Trey Edmunds
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
3RB1Mark Ingram
2Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
2Willie Snead
3Tommylee Lewis
WR21Ted Ginn
2Brandon Coleman
3Austin Carr
4Paul Turner
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Josh Hill
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3John Phillips
LT1Terron Armstead
2Ryan Ramczyk
LG1Andrus Peat
C1Max Unger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Larry Warford
2Andrew Tiller
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
2Bryce Harris
3Senio Kelemete
K1Wil Lutz