What kind of step could Willie Snead make from last year to this year?
Saints HC Sean Payton: “He received a lot of playing time a year ago. He’s someone that’s training real well. He’s smart. I think we can see a big step, just from his experience and his comfort level with what we’re doing. He’s very attentive. The attention to detail with him is very high. He has a real good knack for finding the right holes in zone (coverage). And (he understands) the leverage in man-to-man. So, I think we will see a good step (in the coming year).”
Snead finished #34 in PPR formats, and his playing time grew as the season wore on. There are targets opening up with the departure of Ben Watson and Marques Colston, but Coby Fleener and Michael Thomas are expected to gobble up most of those. Snead saw 101 targets last season and that's probably a good estimate for 2016.