Willie Snead
Willie Snead
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Las Vegas Raiders
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Snead, who'll be 29 years old in October, signed a one-year contract with the Raiders this offseason as the team seeks veteran depth to complement 2020 draftees Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards. That said, they profile as completely different receivers than Snead, who does most of his damage out of the slot. Snead's spot on the 53-man roster isn't set in stone, however, as John Brown, Zay Jones and Hunter Renfrow also occupy seats of their own in the Raiders' wideout room. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in March of 2021.
Lands in Las Vegas
WRLas Vegas Raiders
March 26, 2021
Snead agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Snead is the second veteran wideout to join the Raiders in free agency, alongside fellow potential starter John Brown. While Brown operates best as a deep threat, Snead's skill set lends him to usage in the slot, as does his reliability as a blocker in the running game. After Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards failed to live up expectations as immediate starters in their rookie campaigns, the addition of two veteran wideouts could alleviate some pressure for them as sophomores.
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How do Willie Snead's 2020 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
27.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.73
 
% Team Air Yards
11.7%
 
% Team Targets
12.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.2%
 
Drop Rate
6.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
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#% of Team Snaps

73168%
58154%
55051%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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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Snead doesn't have the same responsibilities that most slot receivers do. Rather than being a high-volume target underneath, Snead played the most snaps of any Baltimore receiver last season, but saw just 46 targets -- a dropoff of 49 targets from 2018. That can be explained by Baltimore's usage of Snead as a blocker in the league's most run-heavy offense in addition to tight end Mark Andrews drawing a high percentage of short-to-intermediate targets. Snead is likely to have a minimal role in the passing game again, and Baltimore's selection of Devin Duvernay in the draft could result in an overall playing time reduction, too.
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.
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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Could leave Baltimore
WRBaltimore Ravens
January 28, 2021
Snead isn't sure if he'll re-sign with the Ravens this offseason, according to the team's official website.
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Suits up Sunday
WRBaltimore Ravens
January 10, 2021
Snead (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans.
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Questionable for Sunday
WRBaltimore Ravens
Ankle
January 8, 2021
Snead (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game at Tennessee.
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Back at practice
WRBaltimore Ravens
Ankle
January 7, 2021
Snead (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday.
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Misses Wednesday's practice
WRBaltimore Ravens
Ankle
January 6, 2021
Snead (ankle) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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