WR Willie Snead IV - Baltimore Ravens
|5-11, 195||Born: 10-17-1992||College: Ball State||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: vs New York Jets
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Lamar Jackson's Week 14 box score wasn't special, with just 146 passing yards over his 16 completions. But it speaks loudly of his development that he beat the league's third-ranked pass defense for three touchdowns en route to a statement win. Jackson had little to work with against the Bills' dominant secondary, but routinely found his backs and tight ends for chain-moving plays and short touchdowns. That conservative attack will be the norm going forward if Mark Andrews can't suit up, and if speedster Marquise Brown can't get uncorked. Brown has produced just 64 yards over the past 4 weeks, and this depth chart is one of the league's thinnest. It's fair to expect Jackson and the Ravens to lead with the run even more than usual, at least for the time being, which indeed dings their passing upside. Jackson remains fantasy's every-week QB1, though it's worth noting he hasn't topped 247 yards since Week 3. It's his rushing chops and touchdown upside that make him such an asset. In the depths of a full-on rebuild, the Jets' young pass defense has tightened noticeably of late. Over the past 4 weeks, they've allowed opponents just 5.9 yards per attempt and 212 a game, with only 3 touchdowns through the air. They've had some help, of course, from an extremely forgiving recent schedule of passers: Dwayne Haskins, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick. But it's worth noting the massive statistical leaps they've taken. The no-name pass rush is starting to take flight, with Nathan Shepherd and Jordan Jenkins forming a dynamic bookend duo and a stout front pushing the pocket. The team is still trying things out at cornerback, though rookie Blessuan Austin has been a revelation on the outside, with Brian Poole and the safeties consistently locking down the slots. Of course, this will be the unit's first real test in two months, and much hinges upon whether All-Pro safety Jamal Adams (knee sprain) can suit up. Either way, this matchup isn't really a deterrent for Lamar Jackson's outlook, though it's not quite as porous as it once looked.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Willie Snead IV's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 13 / 1 rec)
Willie Snead converted a 3rd down with a 7 yard catch running a crossing route. Snead found an opening over the middle running a crossing route and caught a 4 yard touchdown from Jackson with numerous defenders in the area.
2019 Week 12 vs LAR (3 / 2 / 14 / 2 rec)
Willie Snead was very efficient against the Rams and used his quickness to make plays in the red zone. Snead caught a 7 yard touchdown running a slant from the slot. Snead ran a quick out route and got the benefit of a pick from his teammate allowing him to score his second 7 yard touchdown of the game. Snead did well to extend himself and find the end zone before being brought down.
2019 Week 5 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead did not make his first catch until there was less than a minute remaining in the 3rd quarter. Snead made a 9 yard catch on 3rd and 7 running a comeback route. Snead then got open crossing the middle of the field and spun out of tackle on his way to a 23 yard pick up. Snead picked up 4 yards on an underneath catch. Snead fought through another tackle after catching a slant and picked up 14 over the middle. Snead looked like the Ravens best pass catcher down the stretch of the game. If Marquise Brown misses time Snead could gain fantasy value.
2019 Week 4 vs CLE (2 / 2 / 61 / 1 rec)
Mark Andrews was not able to generate any big plays and did not play his best game. Andrews picked up 7 yards running an out route on his first reception. Andrews dropped what should have been a 10 yard gain and first down. Andrews caught a dump off from Jackson for 5 yards. Andrews picked up 11 yards running a curl over the middle. Andrews came wide open running up the seam in the red zone and high pointed a pass from Jackson for an 8 yard touchdown. Jackson and Andrews were not on the same page on a 4th down conversion attempt. Andrews released up field while Jackson expected him to break outside resulting in an incompletion. Andrews only deep target was intercepted. It was an ill-advised throw and the interception was not Andrews' fault.
2019 Week 3 vs KC (5 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead made some plays but needs higher volume of targets to become fantasy relevant. Snead picked up 13 yard running a comeback route thanks to a nice move after the catch. Willie Snead made a miraculous catch hauling in a jump ball from Jackson that was thrown across the field and across his body. The pass should have been intercepted by Snead made a great play. Snead picked up 11 yards on an underneath reception.
2019 Week 1 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 41 / 1 rec)
Willie Snead beat his man running a post from the slot and made a nice catch for a 33 yard touchdown on his first target. Snead had a 13 yard reception negated by penalty. Snead dropped what should have been a 5 yard 3rd down conversion.
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