Welcome to the Week 11 edition of Snaps, Pace, & Stats, where we examine trends in snap totals and no-huddle usage. It is meant to be a 30,000-foot view of upcoming games, with the goal of identifying which matchups will – and which will not – be played on fertile fantasy soil.
Up in pace
|Rank||Week 10 Snaps||2017 Snaps/Game||Opponent Wk 10 Snaps||2017 Opp Snaps/Gm|
|1||Tennessee (84)||New England (68.7)||Cincinnati (84)||San Francisco (69.7)|
|2||Jacksonville (81)||Jacksonville (67.4)||L.A. Chargers (81)||Cincinnati (68.4)|
|3||Cleveland (77)||Philadelphia (66.6)||Detroit (77)||Arizona (66.9)|
|4||Arizona (73)||Arizona (66.4)||Buffalo (73)||L.A. Chargers (66.9)|
|5||NO / WAS (73)||Seattle (66.3)||MIN / SEA (73)||N.Y. Giants (66.7)|
The Patriots lead the league in snaps per game and their contests average the third-most combined plays. Expect them to force the Raiders into a quicker-paced contest despite Oakland profiling as a volume-drainer for most of the season. Their games average the fewest total plays, although it’s up to 14th-fewest during the last month. The Patriots are the fifth-most pass-heavy offense (For brevity’s sake, all references to pass or run rates/percentages are in terms of neutral game situations. Unless otherwise stated, we will reference one-score situations to get a truer representation of game plan), and Oakland’s 12th-highest-graded run defense is a relative strength compared to their 26th-graded pass coverage. New England’s offense also ranks fifth-quickest on a seconds-per-snap basis.