Throughout the 2014 season, we're going to be keeping track of some statistics for fantasy football players that might be looking into playing a Buffalo Bills player in a specific week. The statistic we're talking about this week? Passing game targets per snap played.
The Bills are a run-first offense, so in most weeks, the number of team carries will seriously dwarf the number of passing attempts in that contest (in Chicago, the Bills logged 33 rushes as a team, while EJ Manuel only threw 22 passes). The percentage of targets a receiver draws ("%Tar" in the table below) remains the best indicator of how a player fits into a team's passing offense, but the percentage of targets per team snaps (%Snap) is an indicator of that player's role within the entire offense, as well.
Sammy Watkins is a good example of the difference through one game. He saw the second-highest number of passing targets for the Bills against Chicago, but the bigger picture shows that he was not as emphasized in the passing game as originally thought. (One could argue that that needs to change, though it may not until his rib injury is fully healed).
Here's the chart, sorted by the %Snap stat. We'll update this once per week.