Snaps, Pace, & Stats – Week 4

Pat Thorman examines the impact of up-tempo offenses and other emerging trends after three weeks of NFL action.

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Snaps, Pace, & Stats – Week 4

eli-manning-giantsWelcome 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:

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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

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

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