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  • Aaron Jones had 17 carries and 3 catches, and it looks like he secured his job as the Packers’ primary running back. Played on 78% of snaps; Ty Montgomery only played 6 snaps, Jones played on 38. If this was an Aaron Rodgers team, it might be playing out a bit differently because of the team’s identity as a pass first team, but it doesn’t look like they want to do that at this point.
  • Frank Gore and Marlon Mack each had 9 touches. Gore had 9 carries, Mack had 5 carries and 4 receptions. With Indy falling behind early, Mack had more touches after the 1st quarter. Mack out-snapped Gore 32-22, which calculates to 59% to 41%.
  • Latavius Murray had 18 carries for 113 yards and a TD. Still played less snaps than Jerick McKinnon, but make no mistake that this is has always been a timeshare, it’s just that the production has happened to go in McKinnon’s favor before this week. However, his carry numbers did go up; prior to this week, Murray had 12 and 15 carries the past two weeks, respectively. McKinnon’s role in the receiving game gives him a higher ceiling and more solid floor in PPR. Snap share: Jerick had 35 snaps to Murray’s 31.
  • Falcons offense is struggling, but Mohamed Sanu is a bright spot and someone we should think about picking up. He had 10 targets against the Patriots, and hasn’t had less than 6 in any game this year, not counting the game he got hurt in early.
  • Buck Allen still leading in snaps vs Alex Collins – 40 to 18. Allen is still a PPR asset; he had 8 catches on 11 targets for a 28% target share, but only 29 yards. Also had 20 rush yards. This offense is horrible. Collins had 30 yards on his 10 carries.
  • Zay Jones is terrible. 7 catches this year on 32 targets. He had 9 targets in this game, caught 2 of them for 17 yards. This team is all Shady. Jordan Matthews is back and had a 81% snap count.
  • Joe Mixon had 10 touches, but should have had more. The Steelers led most of this game, which is what triggered the coaches to keep Mixon out of the game for a lot of key plays. Only had 2 touches in the 2nd half, which is inexplainable. Gio Bernard had 23 snaps to Mixon’s 22.
  • Isaiah Crowell had 21 touches in this game, but only ended up with 71 yards from scrimmage. Duke Johnson led the team in targets with 13, but this offense is hard to trust with all of the changes at QB. Crowell barely led the snap share 39-36.
  • Dion Lewis – 14 touches. Mike Gillislee – 8 touches, which is a season low for Gilly. Lewis’ touch count has been increasing since Week 4 from 5 to 9 to 11 to the 14 he got on Sunday night. As far as snap count, Lewis led there as well with 26, James White had 23, while Rex Burkhead and Gilly round out the bottom with 13 snaps each. Talk about a split backfield.
  • Davante Adams had 5 targets, 2 catches for 12 yards. Aaron Jones had 5 targets, 3 catches for 7 yards. Jordy Nelson had 1 catch. Not looking good for this passing offense.
  • Adam Thielen had 12 targets, which is a 39% target share. 25 targets the last 2 games. If Diggs is out next week, a big workload for Thielen is very attractive against the Browns.
  • Jordan Howard played 89% of snaps with the Bears having the lead for most of the game. Tarik Cohen only saw 6 snaps, and had 1 touch for 70 yards. I can’t start anyone who only gets 1 touch a game, regardless of how many yards they get on that 1 touch. Trubisky threw the ball 7 times in this game, and his leading receivers were Cohen and Zach Miller who had 1 reception and 2 receptions each, respectively.
  • Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara. Ingram had 26 touches – 22 carries and 4 catches. Kamara had 14 touches – 9 carries and 5 catches, and ended with 107 yards from scrimmage. Had 14 touches last week, as well. An average of 14 touches while involved in passing game is healthy in PPR. Ingram is averaging 28 touches in the last 2 games, since Peterson was traded. Since the Peterson trade, Ingram had 89 snaps to Kamara’s 68, 47 carries to Kamara’s 19, and 9 catches to Kamara’s 8.
  • It seems like DeMarco Murray is healthy, and he’s still the guy. The Titans have a bye to rest up this week. He had 21 touches compared to Henry’s 15. Henry had 13 carries for 13 yards. Snap count was 41-28 in favor of Murray. Update: Murray did leave Sunday’s game with a bruised shoulder, which I doubt will have him limited for Week 9 when they came out of their bye.
  • Bilal Powell and Matt Forte split work against the Dolphins, and they take away each other’s fantasy value. I’d be okay starting them in PPR. Snaps: Forte 28, Powell 21, McGuire 7. Touches: Forte 12, Powell 11.
  • Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington split snaps almost evenly, which will probably be the case next week with Lynch suspended for that game.
  • Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy split carries again with 11 each.
  • Since Giants WRs went down, Evan Engram has had a 35% target share. 11 catches, 142 yards, 2 TDs. 19 targets. Once Sterling Shepard comes back, he should compete for some of those targets.
  • Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa split work – Gallman led the team with 22 snaps and Darkwa had 21. Offense couldn’t get it together against the Seahawks.
  • Looks like Kerwynn Williams is the passing down back as long as Ellington is out.