Willie Snead, WR, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens got a complete makeover at the wide receiver position this season and one player flying under the radar so far is Willie Snead. Only owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues at the moment, Snead enjoyed some success in New Orleans before falling out of favor with coach Sean Payton. In 2015-2016 specifically, Snead was averaging 102 targets, 70 receptions, 939 yards and 3 TD’s.
Now in Baltimore, Snead is getting solid run as the WR3 behind Michael Crabtree and John Brown. Baltimore is running more of a wide receiver by committee unit this season so far, as not one wideout is the dominant leader. Crabtree is leading the team with 16 targets with Snead and Brown tied right behind him at 14. Javorius Allen is actually leading the team with 10 receptions but Snead is second with 9. Brown is leading the team with 136 receiving yards and 2 TD’s while Snead is right behind him with 103 yards and 1 TD.
With this kind of split workload, Snead is presenting more upside and consistent usage than your run of the mill WR3 on a team. The Ravens have also been, and should continue to be, a high volume passing offense. Flacco is in an important year to solidify job security for the back nine of his career and so far has been much more productive compared to seasons past. Snead is a solid grab in deeper leagues and would fall into borderline WR2 status if the often injured John Brown were to miss time.