Willie Snead
Willie Snead
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Baltimore Ravens
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Snead is the lone holdover from Baltimore's starting receiving corps and figures to reprise his role as the Ravens' top slot man in 2019. He played 666 snaps out of the slot last season, absorbing 17.8 percent of the team's targets, while recording 62 grabs for 651 yards and a touchdown. He also posed a threat with the ball in his hands, averaging 4.7 yards after the catch. Like any Ravens receiver, there's some risk involved in Snead that isn't necessarily in his control. Baltimore's passing offense as a whole needs a major facelift, and Snead's splits with Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson are evidence of that. With Flacco, Snead averaged 7.7 targets, 5.0 catches, and 49.8 yards. With Jackson, those averages dropped to 4.0 targets, 2.5 receptions, and 31.6 yards. A full offseason plus a new offensive coordinator should boost the passing game, but Baltimore still projects to be one of the lower-volume passing attacks in the league. Snead will still have a major role, but relative to other slot receivers across the league, his production could disappoint. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Ravens in October of 2019.
Plenty of action in upset loss
WRBaltimore Ravens
January 11, 2020
Snead hauled in six of eight targets for 56 yards in the Ravens' 28-12 divisional-round loss to the Titans on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Snead checked in as the Ravens' runner-up in receptions, receiving yardage and targets to top option Marquise Brown. The veteran was a frequent target of Lamar Jackson's in the fruitless comeback effort, and he played his usual steady role in the short-to-intermediate passing window. Despite its relatively productive conclusion, Snead's 2019 season was largely a disappointment from a fantasy perspective, as he saw significant downturns in catches (31) and receiving yards (339) compared to the 62-651 line he'd generated in 2018. While he did make up for it to an extent with a career-best five touchdown grabs, it remains to be seen if it's enough for Baltimore to keep him on the books for $5.4 million next season.
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How do Willie Snead's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
23.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.55
 
% Team Air Yards
10.6%
 
% Team Targets
10.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.9%
 
Drop Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Willie Snead's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.39 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Much was expected of Snead last year after two straight 100-target seasons in New Orleans, but a three-game substance-abuse suspension followed by a hamstring injury derailed his campaign. He finished with a meager 16 targets in 11 games, spending most of the year as the Saints' No. 4 receiver. After signing a two-year, $7 million offer sheet - which the Saints declined to match - Snead now finds himself in Baltimore, a major downgrade in passing environment. The silver lining is a clear path to playing time and a lack of competition for targets. Michael Crabtree will likely lead the team in looks, but Snead could have the slot to himself and might well see more targets than injury-prone deep threat John Brown. Don't expect big plays - Snead is only 5-11, 195, and ran a sluggish 4.56 40 - but in PPR formats he could be useful.
It wasn't only Michael Thomas' breakout that made the Saints deem Brandin Cooks expendable. Snead, a former undrafted free agent, also played his way into Drew Brees' circle of trust with his second consecutive strong season. At 5-11, 195 and with below average speed (4.56 40), Snead isn't a downfield playmaker in the mold of Cooks, and he's not a red-zone target like Thomas, either. Snead excels by getting open in the short and intermediate areas of the field and grabbing anything in his vicinity. That Snead was able to average 8.6 YPT (16th among the league's 41 100-target WR) in that role shows how effective he was -- as well as what quarterback he has throwing him the ball. As such, Snead is a stronger pick in PPR, but his volume should increase to the point where he'll be useful in standard formats too, as Cooks' departure leaves 117 Brees targets up for grabs. The Saints brought in home run threat Ted Ginn this offseason, but he's more of a low-volume, high-impact player whose presence should open things up for Thomas and Snead. The only other new pass catcher of note is backup tailback Alvin Kamara, but he's more likely to cut into Mark Ingram's pass-catching work than Snead's. At press time, Snead had yet to sign his exclusive rights tender, but he showed up for the Saints' offseason program hoping a long-term deal could be worked out.
Cut by the Panthers and Browns in 2014, Snead, an undrafted free agent, was one of the more unlikely breakouts last year. Snead became Drew Brees' No. 2 target and excelled in the role, averaging 14.3 YPC and 9.7 YPT (5th). While he had only two catches of 40-plus yards, Snead hauled in 14 of 20 or more. At 5-11, 195, Snead isn't much of a red-zone target (only nine looks), and his 4.56 40 speed precludes many downfield plays. Consequently, he's not going to score often. The Saints added Michael Thomas and Coby Fleener this offseason, and top target Brandin Cooks isn't going anywhere, so Snead's ceiling is modest, especially in non-PPR leagues.
Snead will compete for playing time on a crowded Saints' receiver depth chart. The second-year pro out of Ball State was cut twice in 2014 - once by the Browns during training camp and again in the fall from the Panthers' practice squad - but is likely to make the Saints' final roster this season. Snead isn't all that big or all that fast, but he catches everything thrown his way. With Kenny Stills in Miami, there's an opening for a player to emerge as the third wide receiver behind Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks, but Snead's path to playing time is unclear, with Brandon Coleman, Joseph Morgan, Josh Morgan, and Snead all battling for depth chart positioning and snaps.
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Records four touches in win
WRBaltimore Ravens
December 31, 2019
Snead caught three of five passes for 22 yards during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers, and failed to gain any yards on his lone carry.
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Playing time, targets wane
WRBaltimore Ravens
December 24, 2019
Snead was held without a catch on his lone target Sunday against the Browns.
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Target volume dips
WRBaltimore Ravens
December 13, 2019
Snead caught his lone target for 15 yards in Thursday's 42-21 win over the Jets.
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Finds end zone vs. Bills
WRBaltimore Ravens
December 8, 2019
Snead caught three of four targets for 13 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Bills.
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Held to 12 yards
WRBaltimore Ravens
December 1, 2019
Snead caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over San Francisco.
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