Snaps, Pace, & Stats - Week 4
Welcome to Snaps, Pace, and Stats, which takes a macro view of emerging trends in snap totals and no-huddle usage. This year I’ll be looking at individual players in a Friday column that’s free for non-subscribers and revolves around recommended DraftKings plays.
Although it didn’t feel like it in fantasy, more points were scored in Week 3 than either of the first two weeks. Perhaps it was because bench or waiver fodder like Antone Smith, Kyle Juszczyk, and Darrel Vulture-Young were the running backs doing the scoring and with Jordan Matthews, John Brown, and Eddie-freakin-Royal grabbing a pair of touchdowns apiece.
One thing that’s trending down is no-huddle usage. From 16.5 percent to 15.3 and finally 10.8 percent of Week 3 snaps–the pace has slowed. However it’s yet to show up in the snap tallies:
Pat Thorman is a Lead Writer for PFF Fantasy and was named 2013 Newcomer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @Pat_Thorman