New Orleans Saints
  • 5'11"
  • 195
  • 25
  • 2 years
  • Ball State
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2015 NO 15 101 101 69 984 14.3 3 0 0 0 1 984 3 0 2 2
2016 NO 15 105 104 72 895 12.4 4 0 0 0 0 895 4 0 1 3
  Avg 11 70 69 47 630 12.6 2 0 0 0 1 630 4 0 1 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NO 4 3 3 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 2:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead will be relied on more down the stretch, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said he would have liked to give Snead more snaps in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Snead has been a non-factor in his limited playing time this year. He is still shaking the rust off from his three-game suspension and the injury bug. It's not safe to start him now, but he could prove to be a valuable asset later in the fantasy season. Don't give up on him just yet.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 9:45am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead will be relied upon down the stretch, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said he hoped to get him more snaps than the four he played in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Snead will probably need an injury to another receiver for his role to actually have fantasy impact.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 7:20am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead played just four offensive snaps in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: He's healthy, but he's clearly an afterthought in the offense. He might need an injury to have fantasy relevance again. He's only worth holding in deeper formats.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 2:25pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Snead is healthy enough to play but has been active for only one game this season. He probably would be the fourth or fifth option in the passing game if he plays this week and should be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 2:55pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Snead has played in only one game so far this season and has one catch for 11 yards. He likely will continue to be at least the No. 4 receiver for the Saints and should be avoided in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 2:50pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Snead has caught just one pass this season, although he was suspended for the first three games of the year and has dealt with injuries. If Snead's counterpart, Michael Thomas, is sidelined or limited at all then Snead may finally break out of the funk he's been in.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 1:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is considered questionable for Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Snead managed just one grab for 11 yards on three targets in his season debut against Detroit last week. He has considerable rust after a three-game suspension and then a multi-week hamstring injury. Give him another game or two to get back into the swing of things before relying on him for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 10/19/2017 1:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Snead was targeted three times in the team's Week 6 game and could see a few more targets this week against a banged-up Green Bay Packers defense. He is still being worked into the offense but could be a possible flex option in some deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 2:18pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Snead didn't play much in his return from a suspension and injury last week. It could take a little more time for him to get back to 100 percent, but he should not be dropped by any means. He can be started as a flex if there are not better plays on your roster, but lower your expectations.

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 11:14am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead played in only 21-of-71 snaps in a Week 6 victory over the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Snead hinted last week he would get worked back into the mix slowly and that is exactly what happened. It would seem the lack of playing time was in an effort to allow him to fully recover from his hamstring injury than to further punish him for his three-game PED suspension to begin the season. Either way, expect him to double his snaps in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers before taking on his usual workload in Week 8. Owners are advised to keep him on the bench one more week.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 6:04pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead posted one catch for 11 yards on three targets in Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Snead finally made his return after a three-game suspension and then a hamstring injury. It wasn't an impressive start. He'll look for better results in Week 7 in Green Bay, but for now he is only worth keeping on your roster for depth. Wait for him to knock off the rust in another game or two before relying on him as a starter.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 8:58am ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) is active for Week 6's game against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Snead practiced on a limited basis throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He is likely to see a limited number of snaps this afternoon, so he should not be viewed as a great option in any fantasy format.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 6:41am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Week 6's game against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Snead was a limited practice participant throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. Even if he plays, he is likely to see a limited number of snaps this afternoon, so he should be avoided unless you have multiple receivers on bye weeks.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 3:38pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Snead is being eased into the offense and probably will see limited snaps if he plays this week. Owners may want to avoid Snead this week, but he should have some fantasy value during the second half of the season.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 6:48am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead said the team is easing him back in the fold this week after missing three games due to suspension, a week for a hamstring injury and the team's bye week. 'Right now, they're throwing me back in there slowly,' Snead said. 'And I think once this week goes by and I'm able to handle what they're giving me, I think my role will grow more and more every week.'

    Huddle Up: Those comments resonate as he appears to be fourth fiddle behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr. and Brandon Coleman. Snead should be avoided this week unless you have several players on a bye.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 2:32pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: This week marks the first time this year that Snead will take the field for an actual game. There's always risk involved in starting anyone who has been out of action for a long time, but Snead deserves at least flex consideration in what is expected to be a high-scoring affair with the Detroit Lions.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 7:59am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) has recovered from his hamstring injury, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: It remains to be seen how much of a factor he'll be in the offense. We should have a better gauge after the week of practice, but he could be a flex option against the Detroit Lions.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 4:10pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Snead will play in Week 4. He has missed the first three games, so he may be eased back into the lineup. Snead will be a risky option since it would be his 2017 debut, so owners may want to see him in a game before placing him in their lineups.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 6:10am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead took part in team drills Friday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Snead did individual work Wednesday and Thursday, and it seems far-fetched to expect him to be a big factor in the gameplan against the Miami Dolphins. He'll be a better flex option after next week's bye.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 6:20am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead practiced on an adjacent field from the team portions Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Snead doesn't appear to be a big part of the gameplan this week, and it might be best to hold off starting him until after their Week 5 bye.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 12:58pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead was back on the practice field Wednesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Snead's three-game suspension to start the season has come to a conclusion and he is eligible to play. He will give the team another potent option on offense, and QB Drew Brees said Snead, 'looked good.' He is worth stashing away as a WR4 in most fantasy leagues, but let him knock off the rust before trusting him in the active lineup.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 5:56am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead's workload in Week 4 will be determined after head coach Sean Payton sees how Snead handles this week of practice, Payton said.

    Huddle Up: Snead can be a WR2 possibility, but he'll probably need until after their Week 5 bye to hit full speed. He's a flex possibility against the Miami Dolphins this week, but there are safer options.

  • Posted: 9/26/2017 11:38pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead has finished serving his three-game suspension and is eligible to play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. The Saints will need to make a move to bring Snead onto the active roster.

    Huddle Up: If Snead, who averaged 71 receptions, 940 yards and 3.5 TDs over his first two seasons, slipped through the cracks on draft day he'd be worth picking up. For Week 4, however, it'd be best to adopt a cautious approach to see if he accumulated any rust during his sabbatical.

  • Posted: 9/1/2017 3:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

    Huddle Up: The suspension will hurt Snead's fantasy value but he will still be valuable when he returns in Week 4. Owners can still consider him a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues but will need a replacement for the first three weeks.

  • Posted: 8/28/2017 7:23pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The reason for Snead's absence is unknown, so owners will need to keep an eye out for a possible injury. He is expected to receive a bigger role in the passing game with Brandin Cooks no longer on the team. Snead could be considered a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/7/2017 7:15pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (undisclosed) was a full participant during practice Monday, Aug. 7.

    Huddle Up: Snead should receive a bigger role in the passing game with Brandin Cooks moving to the New England Patriots. He has recorded 1,879 receiving yards over the last two seasons and can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners this season.

  • Posted: 8/4/2017 8:03am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (undisclosed) is out of practice Friday, Aug. 4, for an unspecified reason.

    Huddle Up: Mark Ingram and John Kuhn left after the walkthrough, likely as a day of rest, and the same could be true for Snead. Keep tabs on him through the weekend to be certain. Snead is in the low-end WR2, high-end WR3 range in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/27/2017 2:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead is focused on becoming more of a deep threat this season rather than his potential long-term contract. Snead has worked on his back-end speed this offseason and may have more opportunities down the field with New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks gone.

    Huddle Up: Snead is seemingly underrated heading into a season in which he figures to have plenty of targets alongside Michael Thomas. If Snead can become a consistent downfield threat, he has low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 upside in an up-tempo offense.

  • Posted: 7/24/2017 2:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead signed his $615,000 tender Monday, July 24, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Snead is arguably one of the most underrated wide receivers in the NFL, especially so since Brandin Cooks is now in New England. Snead has more upside in PPR leagues and deserves low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 consideration in such formats.

  • Posted: 7/24/2017 10:45am ET

    New Orleans Saints exclusive rights free-agent WR Willie Snead said he'll report to camp Thursday, July 27, despite his desire for a new contract.

    Huddle Up: Snead is on the cusp in fantasy, and with Brandin Cooks gone, this could be the year. He has a lot of upside as a WR3.

  • Posted: 6/14/2017 10:08pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead is optimistic that he'll have a long-term deal with the club before the new season begins. 'I think the guys upstairs are working on it,' Snead said. 'I'm hopeful, and I just have to keep worrying about myself and staying healthy and doing all the right things. I know it's going to be handled, it's going to take time, but I feel like we'll get it done sooner or later.'

    Huddle Up: Just as the Saints would be wise to lock up Snead for the long term as soon as possible, fantasy owners might want to think about doing the same with the third-year wide-out for the upcoming campaign. Although he's only recorded seven touchdowns across 30 games in his two seasons, Snead has been a force, accumulating 141 catches for 1,879 yards over that span. With Brandin Cooks no longer in New Orleans, Snead could produce his best season yet.

  • Posted: 5/7/2017 4:40pm ET

    New Orleans Saints exclusive rights free-agent WR Willie Snead still has not signed his tender offer but is not allowed to sign with another team.

    Huddle Up: Snead likely is looking for a long-term with a bigger salary than the $615,000 he would make in 2017 if he signs his tender. Snead should have a bigger role in the passing game with Brandin Cooks no longer on the team. He recorded 895 yards and four touchdowns this past season and should be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 4/17/2017 2:05pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead participated in organized team activities Monday, April 17, despite not yet signing his exclusive rights tender. Snead is not permitted to sign with any other team as the Saints did offer him the required one-year tender worth $615,000.

    Huddle Up: Snead took somewhat of a backseat to Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas last year, but he may be called on more in 2017 with Cooks gone. Snead has quietly produced just under 1,900 yards in his two season with the Saints. He's an under-the-radar flex consideration in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 3/7/2017 8:02am ET

    New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead was tendered Tuesday, Feb. 7. Terms weren't disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Snead had a 72-895-4 season in 2016, and he has some upside with Brandin Cooks being bandied about on the trade market. Snead is a shaky WR3 target, and he's a better WR4 if possible.

  • Posted: 3/6/2017 3:20pm ET

    New Orleans Saints exclusive rights free-agent WR Willie Snead will receive a tender offer this offseason, but his agent said he hopes to talk with the team about a bigger salary in 2017 or a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: Snead is coming off a solid season where he recorded 895 yards and four touchdowns. He could have a bigger role in the passing game if the Saints decide to trade Brandin Cooks this offseason. Owners in most fantasy leagues could consider Snead as a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver next season.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 10:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (concussion) left the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Snead wrapped up the season with 72 catches, 895 yards and four scores. He was the tertiary receiving option behind Michael Thomas and Drew Brees, but he still was a solid WR4 in most fantasy leagues. That role will continue into 2017.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 10:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead racked up eight receptions for 76 yards on 11 targets in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Snead has re-emerged as a solid WR3 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, posting 14 grabs for 161 yards on 19 targets in the past two games.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 10:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead posted six receptions for a game-high 85 yards on eight targets in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Snead filled in admirably with Michael Thomas on the mend. If Thomas continues to miss time Snead could re-emerge as a useful WR3 in most fantasy leagues.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
6 DET 3 1 11 0
8 CHI 0 0 0 0
9 TB 0 0 0 0
10 @BUF 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 OAK 9 9 172 1
2 @NYG 8 5 54 1
4 @LAC 1 1 23 0
6 CAR 7 4 47 0
7 @KC 11 9 87 0
8 SEA 8 6 56 0
9 @SF 7 3 36 0
10 DEN 7 5 47 2
11 @CAR 5 4 33 0
12 LAR 7 5 38 0
13 DET 6 2 38 0
14 @TB 8 6 85 0
15 @ARI 11 8 76 0
16 TB 5 2 21 0
17 @ATL 4 3 82 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @ARI 3 1 63 0
2 TB 6 4 44 1
3 @CAR 7 5 44 0
4 DAL 6 6 89 0
5 @PHI 11 6 141 0
6 ATL 5 4 55 0
7 @IND 7 3 25 0
8 NYG 8 6 70 2
9 TEN 10 6 95 0
10 @WAS 1 0 0 0
12 @HOU 7 4 50 0
14 @TB 8 7 122 0
15 DET 12 10 76 0
16 JAC 6 4 75 0
17 @ATL 4 3 35 0

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