5 Fantasy Football Splits That Matter for Week 6
In order to make good fantasy football decisions, splits become more imperative as we get further into the season.
A good example is the research that ensued once news broke that Adrian Peterson had been traded to the Arizona Cardinals. I immediately began skimming through numberFire's new Snap Counts tool to see who might receive that vacated opportunity.
Peterson averaged a season-low 8.11% snap share in Week 4 before getting dealt. In that brief stint, though, he averaged 6.75 rushes per game. That may not seem like much, but those touches have to go to someone, and the primary benefactors (for the time being, at least) appear to be both Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara.
Kamara received a season-high 10 targets in Week 4, but his snap rate (35.14%) showed nothing prominent -- it wasn't even his highest rate this season. Ingram, however, eclipsed the 60% mark (62.16%) for the first time all year. Peterson was also the only back outside of Ingram who received a carry inside the five-yard line since Week 2. And now the former is gone.
The Saints have produced two top-33 backs in four of the past five seasons in PPR leagues, so there's clearly room for both Ingram and Kamara on this team. The additional scoring opportunity for Ingram ($5,900 on FanDuel) is just something to note since he costs only $100 more than Kamara ($5,800).
Let's take a look at five other splits that matter for Week 6.