WR Willie Snead - Baltimore Ravens
|5-11, 195||Born: 10-17-1992||College: Ball State||Drafted: ---|
Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: Good matchup. Since Lamar Jackson took over in Week 11, the Ravens have attempted just 22.7 passes per game. It has been both a low-volume and low-efficiency (6.9 yards per attempt) passing attack. Jackson is averaging just 151 passing yards and 0.3 passing touchdowns per game as the starter. Since Jackson took over, Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens in all receiving categories with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. This is a team that is moving to a run-heavy package as it is working at the time being. Expect the Ravens to just throw when they have to and to keep the defense honest, but this is a coaching staff that is fighting to keep their job and they are on a three-game winning streak with the run-heavy model so expect that to continue this week. The Chiefs have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season and second-most per game over the past four weeks. Over the last two weeks, the Chiefs have allowed seven touchdowns and an average of 349 yards to Derek Carr and Jared Goff. The biggest issue for the Chiefs is two-fold, the first being that they are facing the most pass attempts in the NFL this season at 42 attempts per game. This is largely due to the game script as the Chiefs have gotten out to big leads this season. The second issue for the Chiefs is that they just do not have a lot of talent in the secondary as their corners are a group that is made up of former slot corners just last season. At the safety and linebacker position, the talent deficiency is much of the same as no team has given up more through the air to opposing running backs than the Chiefs (83 receptions for 809 yards and 6 touchdowns). The Chiefs have also allowed more receiving yards (913) to opposing tight ends than any team in the league. The team desperately needs Eric Berry to return and he has been practicing this week so keep an eye on it as it would be a nice time for them to get their star safety back. The one benefit the Chiefs pass defense has this week is that they are going up against Lamar Jackson and this Ravens passing offense that are going to limit the amount they throw the ball and try to win the game on the ground.
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 13 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead dropped his first target that would have kept a drive alive for the Ravens. Snead made his first catch running a curl for a gain of 8.
2018 Week 11 vs CIN (8 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Willie Snead saw the most targets of all the Ravens' pass catchers. Snead has the trust of Lamar Jackson as Jackson frequently looked his way as he escaped the pocket. Snead also made some tough catches over the middle for Jackson. Snead made his first catch running a slant for a gain of 9. Snead had a 10 yard catch negated by an offensive pass interference penalty. Snead gained 9 more yards running another slant from the slot over the middle. Snead absorbed two hits making a tough catch up the seam for 17 yards. Snead made an impressive physical play running through contact to pick up 8 yards on 3rd and 7.
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.
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