Fantasy Football: Week 9 Target and Snap Report

Looking at the trends behind the numbers that can help uncover fantasy value.
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This week's target and snap report lists 20 players who were top 30 performers in terms of usage and fantasy scoring. As we near closer to the fantasy playoffs, this data will help you evaluate player values and improve roster stability. This is the time of year to scratch and claw your way to victory. Many teams will put up the effort only when it's too late. Don't be that guy or gal.

Scroll down for my conclusions on what to do with that data.

The following players are potential trade targets and or FAAB priorities:

Key: Snap % / Target % / Touch %

49ers RB Tevin Coleman: 47.8% snap percentage / 6.2% target percentage / 40.6% touch percentage.

Packers RB Aaron Jones: 63.8% / 18.2% / 45.5%

Packers RB Jamal Williams: 46.4% / 9.4% / 31.2%

Saints RB Latavius Murray: 81.6% / 19.4% / 48.4%

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 91.6% / 15.8% / 14.5%

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson: 44.2% / 20.6% / 14.7%

Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow: 64.3% / 11.1% / 11.1%

Jets TE Ryan Griffin: 95.1% / 6.9% / 6.9%

Bears RB David Montgomery: 73.2% / 8.3% / 51.7%

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson: 72.1% / 6.5% / 51.6%

Bengals RB Joe Mixon: 50.6% / 9.5% / 50%

Eagles RB Jordan Howard: 72.6% / 3.8% / 45.3%

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams: 89.3% / 12% / 6%

Titans TE Jonnu Smith: 73% / 15.2% / 13%

Jaguars WR Chris Conley: 73.7% / 15.2%

Broncos RB Royce Freeman: 50.7% / 5.4% / 35.1%

Jaguars WR Keenan Cole: 34.2 / 7.7%/ 7.7%

Patriots RB Sony Michel: 40.6% / 0% / 75%

Bills RB Devin Singletary: 67.7% / 14.3 / 16.7%

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster: 57% / 15.8% / 8.8%

Conclusions:

The Packers are the hot squad with many players appearing on the list for multiple weeks. Jones and Williams shared a special fantasy day, and that trend seems to be heating up. The numbers a bell-cow back would generate if either were to miss time would put them in the top 5-8 at the position. Don't discount Williams as an affordable add.

The Bengals finally featured Joe Mixon in Week 8, and he accounted for his best PPR performance of the year with 17.7 points. Just when we thought he was a total bust, Mixon showed signs of life. With a Cincinnati bye week approaching and the Bengals announcing they are benching starting QB Andy Dalton, its hang-on or sell time for Mixon. Don't be afraid to sell, but you should avoid selling low here.

Was it because they were playing the Dolphins or was it because the Steelers are full of big plays? Both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson had big TDs with Mason Rudolph under center.

We heard the whispers of Devin Singletary's cutting ability and blazing game speed. We finally saw a glimpse of his potential on a 28-yard TD reception. The Bills will need to lean on Singletary if they want to reach their playoff goals.

Say what you want about the Jaguars offense, but they continue to produce. Jags players continue to be pick-up targets and do yourself a favor and grab Gardner Minshew as your backup QB.

The chatter of a potential high-ankle sprain for dynamic Saints RB Alvin Kamara seems to be more real than not. He's already missed two games. So with a bye week pending, the Saints will allow Kamara to return when he's good and ready. The Saints are currently running through the league with backups. Latavius Murray looks more than impressive.

Each week on Twitter, you see plenty of Mike Evans haters, until he performs as he did in Week 8. Big Mike was dominant vs. the Titans. Don't be surprised if the second half of his season is big-time in Arians' offense.

Tyrell Williams is a player to target via trade. He's the downfield threat for Derek Carr, and they almost connected on a second TD. Williams's fantasy presence cannot be denied. He has double-digit point totals in all five games he's played in and has hit 20-plus twice.

Pay close attention to Matt Breida's health this week. Tevin Coleman is in line for a huge week and beyond if Breida were to miss extended time. Raheem Mostert is absolutely worth a look too. You could be aggressive and trade for Coleman, but you'd be buying at his peak value. I recommend you give them what they want as he will continue to shine in Kyle Shanahan's adapted offense that is fully committed to running the rock.

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