Randall Cobb's expanded role
Snap counts reveal fantasy implications for Cobb, Oakland RBs, Indy TEs
With another week of NFL action complete, it's time to take a look inside the world of playing time and snap counts via the in-depth data at Pro Football Focus.
The NFL now makes basic snap data available to anyone willing to open a game book, but only Pro Football Focus can take you far deeper into those numbers and tell you what players were doing on any given snap, where they were lining up and what it means.
Let's take a look at some of the more interesting fantasy football stories from a snap count perspective.
Utilizing Randall Cobb
Every team wants to have its own Percy Harvin, and the Green Bay Packers might have a similar player in Cobb. They have been creatively using him, just as the Vikings do with Harvin, having him return kicks and line up in the backfield in addition to his role as a receiver. But the difference is how often each player is on the field. Harvin was taken off the field far too much last season, and this season Minnesota has made a point of rectifying that. Whether forced through injuries or by design, the Packers are now doing the same with Cobb.
To read more about how snap counts have fantasy implications for Green Bay's Randall Cobb, Oakland's running backs and Indianapolis' tight ends, plus access to all of Insider's NFL coverage, sign up today.
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