Picking up the pace: Green Bay-Atlanta could be hectic

Sunday's tilt between the Packers and Falcons could set the standard for snaps on the week. Pat Thorman with more pace notes.

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Picking up the pace: Green Bay-Atlanta could be hectic


Welcome to the Week 8 edition of Snaps, Pace & Stats, where we examine trends in snap totals and no-huddle usage. It is meant to be a 30,000-foot view of upcoming games, with the goal of identifying which matchups will — and which will not — be played on fertile fantasy soil.

Up in pace

Rank Week 7 Snaps 2016 Snaps/Game Opponent Wk 7 Snaps 2016 Opp Snaps/Gm
1 Arizona (90) Arizona (71.7) Seattle (90) N.Y. Giants (71.4)
2 Green Bay (81) Tampa Bay (71.0) Chicago (81) San Francisco (69.9)
3 Los Angeles (76) New Orleans (69.5) N.Y. Giants (76) Atlanta (68.4)
4 San Diego (75) Baltimore (68.9) Atlanta (75) Jacksonville (68.0)
5 Minnesota (74) Carolina (68.5) Philadelphia (74) Miami (67.8)

 

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons give up the third-most plays per game (68.4) and allow the eighth-most points per snap. The Packers run the eighth-most plays (66.5) and the Falcons rank 15th (63.6). Over the last four weeks, Green Bay’s plays-per-game rate is second-highest (75.0) and Atlanta ranks 14th (63.5). The Packers surrender the 17th-most points per snap, while the Falcons lead the league in points-per-play. Atlanta operates at the 13th-fastest pace on a seconds-per-snap basis despite trailing on the third-lowest percentage of plays.

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Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.

  • Jack

    I have Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Devonta Freeman, Davante Adams, and Ty Montgomery. I had already decided before reading this that I was going to start them all.