WR Willie Snead - Baltimore Ravens
|5-11, 195||Born: 10-17-1992||College: Ball State||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): What Lamar Jackson adds in running ability, he might take away in short passing accuracy, which hurts the outlook for Willie Snead.
Week 11: vs Cincinnati Bengals
FBG says: Good matchup. Joe Flacco's status for Sunday remains unclear, but he seems fairly doubtful, which would likely thrust rookie Lamar Jackson under center. And while that would add a new element to the Ravens' ground game, it would almost certainly ding the fantasy outlooks of the passing group. Jackson is electric to watch, but completed barely half his preseason throws against second and third teams. He's exceptionally raw in his fundamentals and throws, strong-armed but scattershot and new to diagnosing defenses. He's compared often to Michael Vick and Vince Young, but both arguably came into the NFL with much better mechanics. One could make a case that deep threat John Brown and possession man Michael Crabtree could keep safe outlooks, but they'd miss Flacco's relative accuracy. If Jackson starts, the Ravens will almost certainly go with a run-heavy offense, hiding his rawness with the running game and a few tricky play-action throws. There is still a chance that based on what the coaches know that the team could trot Robert Griffin III out there this week as time is running out quickly this season for the Ravens. If Griffin were to start, it would mean he's the better quarterback at this time as John Harbaugh doesn't have time to put a quarterback who is not ready on the field as reports indicate he's fighting for his job. This Cincinnati pass defense has sunk near the NFL's bottom - they can see the Buccaneers and Falcons from here - and have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. (Head coach Marvin Lewis will take his place for at least the time being.) It makes sense, as no team has given up more raw passing yardage, and 5 opposing passers have topped 319 against them. Last week Drew Brees, who racked up "only" 265 yards in a 30-point Saints win, completed 22 of his 25 throws and 3 relatively easy touchdowns. It's hard to imagine what he could've produced had the Bengals put up any kind of fight. Michael Thomas, who caught all eight of his targets and two scores, became the 15th player to top 67 yards against them. The week before, Tampa Bay's wideouts combined for 360 of their own. Simply put, the Bengals can't cover anyone right now, especially down the field. Lead cornerbacks William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick are more liability than benefit, and their jobs are made harder by a talented front line that's not creating any pressure right now. If Joe Flacco can suit up, fantasy players are free to ride this wave with any and all relevant Ravens receivers.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Willie Snead's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 9 vs PIT (8 / 7 / 58 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead made one big play and number of catches underneath. beat his man running a slant and broke into the open field after making the catch for 26 yards. Snead made 3 catches on consecutive plays for 14 yards. Willie Snead made two more underneath catches for gains of 5 and 7 yards.
2018 Week 8 vs CAR (11 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead struggled for the second consecutive week. Snead has seen a massive drop in efficiency and should have had a much bigger game against the Panthers. Snead picked up 8 yards on an underneath catch in the flat. Snead had a 15 yard reception negated by an offensive pass interference penalty on himself. Snead was again called for offensive pass interference negating his 9 yard catch on 3rd and 7. Snead dropped a potential 15 yard gain up the seam. Snead gained 19 yards running a shallow crossing route. A few plays later Snead made another catch underneath and took it for 18 yards.
2018 Week 7 vs NO (7 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Willie Snead did not play well in his revenge game against the Saints. The normally efficient Snead saw multiple passes go off his hands. Snead took a jet sweep off right tackle and lowered his shoulder for a 13 yard gain. Snead made back to back catches for gains of 8 and 9 yards over the middle. Snead dropped a pass running an in route 15 yard downfield. Snead could have made a huge play if he had secured the catch and slipped a tackle. Snead drew a 10 yard pass interference penalty over the middle. Snead had consecutive passes on 3rd and 4th down go off his hands with the game on the line. Snead made a 6 yard catch underneath.
2018 Week 6 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 60 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead saw the most targets of any Raven and produced mixed results. Snead was the target of Flacco's intercepted pass but it was not Snead's fault. Snead was targeted on a number of screen passes at or behind the line of scrimmage resulting in minimal yardage. Snead made a nice catch with three defenders around him for an 11 yard gain on 3rd and 9. The Ravens clearly made an effort to get Snead more involved in the offense but 3 consecutive targets for Snead resulted in 2 catches for 4 yards. Snead got matched up on a linebacker and ran a seam route for a catch and run of 24 yards on 3rd and 17. Snead ran an in breaking route and absorbed a hit but picked up 13 yards.
2018 Week 5 vs CLE (7 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead continues to play well as the number three receiver for the Ravens. Snead is efficient making plays over the middle and clearly has the trust of Joe Flacco. Snead caught a slant between two defenders and made a nice move after the catch for a 17 yard gain. Snead made another catch running a slant and ran through contact after making the catch for 13 yards. Snead was brought down after a gain of 13 on a crossing route and would have had a huge gain had he kept his feet. Snead ran a quick out route from the slot for a gain of 7.
2018 Week 4 vs PIT (7 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead crossed the face of his defender running a slant route to get open and pick up 13 yards. Snead converted a 3rd and 9 running an out route from the slot for 12 yards. Snead made the catch despite two defenders closing in on him. Snead converted a 3rd and six running a shallow crossing route and ran through contact for a 14 yard gain. Snead made a contested catch with Joe Haden in coverage over the middle for 10 yards and a first down.
2018 Week 3 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead made a nice catch over the middle against double coverage for 15 yards; demonstrating his chemistry with Joe Flacco. Snead showed nice hands making a catch on pass thrown on his back hip over the middle for a 17 yard gain. Snead made a 7 yard catch on 3rd and 6 with Chris Harris in coverage.
2018 Week 2 vs CIN (8 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead made his first catch underneath on a screen pass for a 5 yard gain. Willie Snead made a catch underneath and picked up 19 yards with a nice run after the catch. Snead made a catch over the middle for 10 yards.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Willie Snead drew a 28 yard pass interference penalty on a pass that was likely uncatchable but Snead had his man beat on the play and did well to draw the flag. Snead made his first catch for a 20 yard gain running down the seam from the slot. Snead ran a slant from the slot and showed his speed and strength to find the end zone for a 13 yard touchdown.
Latest NewsRavens | Willie Snead posts 51 yards (Sun Nov 18, 06:16 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Willie Snead caught five passes for 51 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. link to story
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