Willie Snead IV, WR

  • 5'11"
  • 195
  • 25
  • 2 years
  • Ball State
  • n/a

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 15 103 103 71 940 13.4 4 0 0 0 1 940 4 0 2 3

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 5:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead hauled in six receptions for 56 yards on eight targets in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Snead struggled with a toe injury from late September to mid-October, but it appears he is back to health. Over his past two games he has 15 receptions on 19 targets, totaling 143 yards. He remains a solid WR3 in most standard leagues, and a decent low-end WR2 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 8:34pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead racked up nine receptions for 87 yards on 11 targets in the Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Snead bounced back after a couple of subpar outings, and he might finally be back to 100 percent after battling a toe injury for the past few weeks. He has low-end WR2 ability when the matchup is favorable, but he faces a tough matchup when the Seattle Seahawks visit in Week 8. Treat him as more of a low-end WR3 for that one.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 5:22pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead managed four receptions for 47 yards in the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: Snead got off to a hot start and appeared to be No. 2 in the pecking order before suffering a toe injury which sent him to the inactive list. Since the injury, he has been bypassed by rookie Michael Thomas for the No. 2 job. While Snead is still worth keeping on a fantasy roster, he is more of a low-end WR3 in most formats.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 12:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is officially active for the team's Week 4 game.

    Huddle Up: Snead should receive his normal workload and will see a good amount of targets during the game. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 6:40am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is expected to play in Week 4's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: As an integral part of the New Orleans passing game, Snead should be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 this week, although he is facing a decent San Diego secondary and it is uncertain if he will see a limited number of snaps.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 1:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Snead will be able to play. He should be a solid No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners if he plays, but owners will need other options ready in case he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 9/29/2016 2:49pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) was limited in practice again Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Snead has had plenty of time to rest after missing Week 3, so keep an eye on if he's upgraded or not in the next few days. If he does play, he's an automatic start in the Saints' pass-happy offense. That being said, Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward are two of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, and Snead may be limited, so expectations should be mildly tempered.

  • Posted: 9/28/2016 3:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Snead was not able to play in the last game because of the injury, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Snead is a main part of the passing game when he is healthy and can be a starting option for owners if he is active for the game.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 4:18pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 3 game.

    Huddle Up: Michael Thomas should receive more playing time with Snead out. Coby Fleener likely will also see more targets in the passing game. Thomas should be considered a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in deeper leagues, while Fleener can be a starting tight end for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 9:13am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) will not play Monday, Sept. 26, against the Atlanta Falcons after missing most of the team's practices leading up to the Week 3 finale with a toe injury.

    Huddle Up: Snead missed practice on Thursday and Friday before getting a limited session in on Saturday, so this news isn't entirely unexpected. Rookie Michael Thomas and Coby Fleener should be more involved than usual in a plus-matchup, while Travaris Cadet and Mark Ingram could see a bit more work in the passing game as well.

  • Posted: 9/24/2016 1:27pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) was limited during practice Saturday, Sept. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Snead will be a risky option for owners this week since he will be a game-time decision and plays on Monday Night Football. Owners may want to consider other options because there will not be many other options available Monday, Sept. 26, if he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 9/24/2016 12:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) said he will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 3 game. He hopes to play but indicated that head coach Sean Payton will decide on his status.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Snead will be able to play. He has started the season strong but will be a risky option in fantasy leagues since he plays on Monday Night Football. Owners may want to use other options in their lineups instead of hoping that Snead plays.

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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