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Coffin Corner: Snap Counts

Ray Flowers

Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: M-F at 5-8 PM EDT), Ray Flowers has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. You can follow Ray on Twitter (@BaseballGuys), he never sleeps, and you can also find more of his musings at

Coffin Corner: Taking a Look at Snap Counts

Often times in the fantasy game we focus just on the end result. In so doing we sometimes miss the nuances that matter. Was a score called back because of a penalty? Did a guys toe touch the sideline on one step turning a potential 75 yards score into an 18 yard reception? Did a player pile up his fantasy points in garbage time when the opposing defense was playing prevent defense and just giving up chunks of yardage to keep the clock running and to keep the offensive players in front of them to avoid big plays? Those are some of the game situations that you have to consider when evaluating players.

Another level of analysis we can look at is snap counts. If a coach trusts a player he's on the field. Simple as that. Sometimes we can glean something about a players outlook if we note how many times he is on the field. On the other hand, sometimes when we look at snap counts we can get a better understanding of what

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