Snap counts are essential for IDP. Tackles, sacks, and interceptions are really hard to get when you’re standing on the sidelines. Watching snap counts rise and fall is the first step in finding sleepers who are about to break out and players who are on the decline.
Josh Bynes, Haason Reddick, and Antoine Bethea played all 59 snaps. Budda Baker, Patrick Peterson, and Bene Benwikere played 58 snaps apiece. Tre Boston missed this game. Sixth Round sophomore Rudy Ford played 52 snaps in relief. Chandler Jones played 81% of the snaps while Corey Peters was on the field for 75% of snaps. Bethea and Baker both ended with 8 total tackles.
Baker added 1.5 TFLs. Peterson had 6 solos and 1 interception. Bynes ended with 3 solos, 3 assists, and 0.5 TFLs. It’s very difficult for #IDP to put up points when your QB throws 2 pick-sixes in the first quarter. Reddick didn’t have a productive day, but this was the third straight game where he had 100% of snaps. He’s safe in your lineup if you need him. There is a chance for more unproductive, lopsided losses though. With Markus Golden healthy, he split snaps with Benson Mayowa 52%/48% making both useless. Robert Nkemdiche was benched in favor of Rodney Gunter because of Nkemdiche’s undisciplined run defense. Gunter handled 33 snaps while Nkemdiche was on the field for 20 snaps.
No Falcons played all 64 snaps. CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford played 63 snaps while Damontae Kazee played 62 snaps. De’Vondre Campbell topped 80% of snaps. Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford, Vic Beasley, and Brian Poole topped 70% of snaps. Takk McKinley missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Trufant put together 7 solos and 1 assist. Jarrett, back from injury, had a great day at the office with 3 solos, 3 assists, and 2.0 sacks. Foye Oluokun also had 3 solos and 3 assists. Oluokun is still splitting snaps with Duke Riley, 59% for Oluokun to 41% for Riley. Jordan Richards’ run as starting SS was short. Richard’s played 24 snaps while former UDFA Sharrod Neasman played 40 snaps. Neasman profiles as a FS which may move Kazee to SS.
Luke Kuechly played all 67 snaps. Mike Adams, James Bradberry, and Donte Jackson all missed 1 snap. Thomas Davis and Eric Reid both topped 80% of snaps. Kawann Short and Wes Horton topped 70% of snaps. Kuechly led the way with 12 solos, 2 assists, 4 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. In his third game for Carolina, Reid is starting to find his rhythm. With 8 total tackles over his first two games combined, Reid ended Sunday with 6 solos and 2 assists. Hopefully, you listened to @dff_JohnIDP when he said to start Shaq Thompson, as Thompson matched Reid’s stat line while only playing 42 snaps. Adams added 3 solos, 3 assists, and 2 PDs. Mario Addison was limited to 18 snaps due to a back injury.
Adrian Amos played all 64 snaps. Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara each played 63 snaps while Danny Trevathan, Eddie Jackson, and Akiem Hicks all topped 90% of snaps. Khalil Mack, on a hobbled ankle, topped 80% of snaps. Eddie Goldman and Leonard Floyd topped 70% of snaps. This was Goldman’s highest snap share of the season. Trevathan hit 10 solos, doubling up the next closest Bear. Fuller added 5 solos and 1 interception among 2 PDs. First Round rookie Roquan Smith only played 35 snaps. This must have been gameplan-driven as Smith didn’t suffer an injury.
Jeff Heath, Xavier Woods, and Byron Jones, played all 60 snaps. Jaylon Smith was on the field for 58 snaps. Demarcus Lawrence and Anthony Brown topped 80% of snaps. Lawrence led the way in tackles with 4 solos, 3 assists, 3 TFLs, and 1 QB hit. LBs Lee and Smith both ended with 5 solos and 1 assist. Smith added 1 TFL. Sean Lee’s return definitely hurt 1st Round rookie Leighton Vander Esch who ended with 3 solos and 1 assist on only 21 snaps. Lee played 38 snaps. Chidobe Awuzie is limited by an ankle injury and only played 22 snaps. Dallas is hopeful their upcoming bye will help him recover. First Round sophomore Taco Charlton’s snaps have been limited lately. He’s played 33% of snaps in each of the last two games.
Quandre Diggs was the only Lion to play all 56 snaps. Nevin Lawson, Glover Quin, Teez Tabor, Devon Kennard, Darius Slay, and Jarrad Davis all topped 90% of snaps. DEs Romeo Okwara and Da’Shawn Hand both topped 70% of snaps. Davis put together 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Tabor added 5 solos and 2 assists. Okwara ended with 5 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Ricky Jean Francois’s had an impressive stat line of 3 solos, 1 assist, and 2.0 sacks on only 21 snaps. Nickel CB Jamal Agnew ended up on IR. Agnew was primarily used for dime packages, however, as Diggs usually covered the slot. To replace Agnew, Lawson, Tabor, and Slay all topped 90% of snaps, keeping Diggs back at safety for most of the game.
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
No Rams played all 58 snaps. Ndamukong Suh played 54 snaps. Most of the other starters only played 47 snaps. John Johnson III, Samson Ebukam, Michael Brockers, Troy Hill, Marcus Peters, and Lamarcus Joyner topped 80% of snaps. Aaron Donald and Cory Littleton topped 70% of snaps. Mark Barron was limited to 67% of snaps. Littleton paced the team with 8 solos, 2 assists, 3 TFLs, and 2.0 sacks. Donald certainly put together a stat line:, 8 solos, 1 assist, 6 TFLs, and 4.0 sacks. If you started Donald, congratulations on your win.
No Vikings played all 71 snaps. The closest we can get is Eric Kendricks and Harrison Smith playing 66 snaps apiece. Stephen Weatherly, Trae Waynes, and Danielle Hunter topped 80% of snaps. Xavier Rhodes, Anthony Barr, and George Iloka topped 70% of snaps. No Vikings had more than 5 total tackles. Kendricks ended with 5 solos and 2 PDs. Backup safety Jayron Kearse had 4 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack on 29 snaps. Waynes supplemented his 3 assists with 4 PDs and including 1 interception.
New Orleans Saints
Cameron Jordan and Marshon Lattimore both played 68 snaps. Ken Crawley was on the field for 60 snaps. PJ Williams, Vonn Bell, AJ Klein, and Kurt Coleman topped 70% of snaps. Demario Davis missed the 70% threshold by 1 snaps. Klein paced the team with 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Crawley and Davis each put together 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Davis also added 1 TFL. Marcus Williams left the game with an injury after 44 snaps.
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, Landon Collins, and Curtis Riley played all 65 snaps. Olivier Vernon was on the field for 64 snaps. It didn’t take him long to get up to speed. Janoris Jenkins topped 90% of snaps while Eli Apple missed the 90% threshold by 1 snap. No other Giants topped the 70% threshold. Collins ended with 7 solos and 1 assist. Riley was 1 behind him with 6 solos and 1 assist. Apple added 5 solos and 1 assist. Apple left the game with an ankle injury. Nickel CB BW Webb was the only other CB to earn defensive snaps Monday night.
Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, and Malcolm Jenkins each played 59 snaps. Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, and Avonte Maddox played 58 snaps apiece. Dexter McDougle was on the field for 48 snaps, 81%. Fletcher Cox played 45 snaps, 76%. Mills ended with 6 solos and 1 assist. Jenkins added 5 solos, 2 assists, and 2 PDs. Hicks put together 4 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Darby only had 4 solos but added 3 PDs. Michael Bennett ended with 1 solo and 1 assist with 1.0 sack on 32 snaps. He had 3 QB hits. Rasul Douglas, after coming in to play safety following Sydney Jones’s injury last week, was relegated back to special teams. Maddox returned to safety while McDougle covered the slot.
San Francisco 49ers
Fred Warner played all 61 snaps. Ahkello Witherspoon and Jaquiski Tartt topped 90% of snaps. Reuben Foster and CB Greg Mabin topped 80% of snaps. Foster left the game with a shoulder injury, in the same shoulder he’s had issues with in the past. K’Waun Williams topped 70% of snaps. Warner paced the team with 5 solos and 4 assists. Safeties Tartt and DJ Reed both ended with 7 total tackles. Reed came in to relieve starting FS Adrian Colbert who was IRed with a high ankle sprain. Colbert played 34 snaps to Reed’s 30 snaps. Arik Armstead added 5 solos and 1.0 sack on 35 snaps. Armstead also tallied 75% of the teams 4 total QB hits. Witherspoon played because both Richard Sherman and Jimmie Ward missed with injuries.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lavonte David and Justin Evans both played all 68 snaps. Brent Grimes, Jason Pierre-Paul, Carlton Davis, and Carl Nassib topped 90% of snaps. MJ Stewart topped 70% of snaps. David and Evans both ended with 8 total tackles. David added 2 TFLs. Kwon Alexander tore his ACL after 31 snaps. Adarius Taylor, formerly Glanton but he changed his last name to honor his late father, put together 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1.0 sack replacing Alexander.
Taylor was on the field for 42 snaps. Kendell Beckwith is expected back any week and will replace Alexander. Alexander put together 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD in his 31 snaps. Nassib played in place of Vinny Curry and added 2.0 sacks. Vita Vea played 38 snaps in his first start in place of Gerald McCoy. After playing 100% of snaps in Week 6, 4th Round rookie Jordan Whitehead split snaps with former UDFA Isaiah Johnson. Johnson played 44 snaps to Whitehead’s 23 snaps.
Mason Foster, Montae Nicholson, DJ Swearinger, and Josh Norman played all 66 snaps. Fabian Moreau, Greg Stroman, Da’Ron Payne, and Jonathan Allen topped 80% of snaps. OLBs Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith topped 70% of snaps. LBs Zach Brown and Foster both ended with 9 total tackles. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. Brown only played 35 snaps, so if you’ve got him on your roster, this may be a small sell-high window. Kerrigan ended with 4 solos, 1 assist, 1 PD, and 2.0 sacks. He also had a FF, so he was an interception away from hitting for the #IDP cycle.
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