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, Antoine Bethea, Patrick Peterson, and Bene Benwikere played all 59 snaps. Haason Reddick, Budda Baker, and Tre Boston all topped 90% of snaps. Chandler Jones was on the field for 50 snaps, 85%. Rodney Gunter and Corey Peters each topped the 70% threshold. Benwikere led the way with 6 solos and 2 assists. Jones added 3 solos and 2.0 sacks as Arizona sacked Patrick Mahomes 5 times. Jones is up to 8.5 sacks on the season.
Damontae Kazee, Desmond Trufant, and Robert Alford played all 53 snaps. Foye Oluokun, Grady Jarrett, and De’Vondre Campbell topped 80% of snaps. Campbell paced the team with 5 solos and 3 assists. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. Bruce Irvin signed with his old DC and played 14 snaps. None of the four DEs ahead of him on the depth chart played more than 47% of snaps which makes it really hard to have consistent production. The safety spot next to Kazee is still a committee. Sharrod Neasman played 62% while Jordan Richards played 38%.
CBs James Bradberry and Donte Jackson played all 58 snaps. Luke Kuechly and Mike Adams both played 50 snaps. Eric Reid, Captain Munnerlyn, and Thomas Davis all topped 70% of snaps. Reid led the way with 6 solos and 3 assists. Kuechly ended with 5 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Bradberry, Adams, and Davis all ended with 6 total tackles. Julius Peppers logged his 3rd sack of the season on 30 snaps. It doesn’t look like Peppers is going to match his 11.0 sacks from last season. Shaq Thompson played 30 snaps, 52%. Thompson hasn’t topped 65% of snaps in any game since Davis returned.
Danny Trevathan and Eddie Jackson played all 78 snaps. Roquan Smith and Adrian Amos Jr. each played 77 snaps. CBs Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller each topped 90% of snaps. Bryce Callahan, Khalil Mack, and Akiem Hicks all topped the 70% threshold. First Round rookie Smith hit double-digit tackles with 9 solos, 1 assist, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. Amukamara added 8 solos and 2 PDs, including 1 interception. Jackson finished with 6 solos and 1 PD. Mack ended with 4 solos, 1 assist, and 2.0 sacks. Despite missing 2 games, Mack has 7.0 sacks on the season. Oakland, as a team, has 8 sacks on the season… Leonard Floyd added his first sack on the season among 3 QB hits on 68% of snaps. It’ll be interesting to see if breaking the seal allows him to break out in the second half of the season as the former Top 10 draft pick has never topped 7.0 sacks in a season.
Leighton Vander Esch, Jaylon Smith, Xavier Woods, Jeff Heath, and Byron Jones played all 62 snaps. Demarcus Lawrence logged 90% of snaps while Chidobe Awuzie missed the 90% threshold by 1 snap. Nickel CB Anthony Brown topped 80% of snaps. Tyrone Crawford played 48 snaps, 77%. LVE had 13 solos, 1 TFL, and an interception for good measure. LVE is a legitimate stud while Sean Lee misses time. Heath added 8 solos.
Jarrad Davis, Devon Kennard, Glover Quin, and Quandre Diggs played all 57 snaps. Nevin Lawson missed 1 snap. DeShawn Shead and Christian Jones both topped 80% of snaps. Tavon Wilson and Romeo Okwara both hit the 70% threshold. Damon Harrison and Davis had identical stat lines of 6 solos and 1 TFL. Snacks played 34 snaps. Darius Slay missed this game with a knee injury. Second round sophomore Teez Tabor got out-snapped by former Seahawk Shead. Tabor was only on the field for 20 snaps. Detroit just doesn’t want him on the field. Wilson played his highest snap count since Week 1 when he started over Quin. Ezekiel Ansah played more snaps than last week, but it wasn’t a substantial bump, 12 snaps up to 15 snaps.
Green Bay Packers
Blake Martinez, Tramon Williams, and Josh Jackson played all 68 snaps. Josh Jones was on the field for 90% of snaps. Jaire Alexander and Kenny Clark both topped 80% of snaps. Bashaud Breeland and Kyler Fackrell crossed the 70% threshold while Clay Matthews missed it by 1 snap. Nick Perry left with a knee injury after 15 snaps, allowing Fackrell to play his largest snap share of the season. Martinez added 9 solos to his season-long stats. Second Round rookie Jackson added 5 solos and 2 assists. D-Linemen Clark and Dean Lowry each totaled 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Lowry played 39 snaps. First Round rookie Alexander finished with 5 solos and 2 PDs. Alexander may already be Green Bay’s best CB. Kentrell Brice left with an ankle injury after 13 snaps, bringing 2nd Round sophomore Jones into the game. Jones finished with 5 solos. In case you missed it, last week’s Easy Like Sunday Morning Poll was questioning the potential outcomes of Jones. https://twitter.com/Ben_Glaser/status/1060992807098298368 I think the bigger question is if you did miss it, what’s the matter with you? Check it out every Sunday morning as you prep for the games.
Los Angeles Rams
LaMarcus Joyner and Marcus Peters played all 68 snaps. Cory Littleton took 1 snap off. Ndamukong Suh was on the field for 60 snaps, 88%. Aaron Donald, John Johnson III, Mark Barron, and Donte Fowler Jr. topped 70% of snaps. Both Littleton and Suh ended with 9 total tackles. Suh added 0.5 sack among 3 QB hits. Joyner added 4 solos and 3 assists. Both Barron and JJIII ended with 4 solos and 2 assists. Donald padded his impressive season with 3 solos, 1 assist, and 2.5 sacks among 5 QB hits. With 6 games to play, Donald has already set a new career high in sacks, with 12.5. The addition of Fowler is already paying dividends. Fowler had a strip-sack on Wilson to help the Rams win. Only missing the interception to hit for the #IDP Cycle. Troy Hill and Sam Shields continue to split reps in Aqib Talib’s absence, 57% for Hill and 43 for Shields.
New Orleans Saints
This game was an outlier as the Saints were ahead so big they could take out all of their defensive starters. Alex Okafor played the most snaps, 38 snaps, 88%. In games like that, it has to be a little discouraging to have to play the most snaps. It means you’re important, but not so important that you should be taken out to protect you from injury… Eli Apple also topped 80% of snaps at 86%. Marcus Williams, Marshon Lattimore, and Alex Anzalone all topped 70% of snaps. Nobody topped 5 total tackles. Alex Anzalone logged 4 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack.
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, Landon Collins, Curtis Riley, Janoris Jenkins, and BW Webb played all 73 snaps. Olivier Vernon played 64 snaps, 88%. No other Giants played 65% of snaps. Collins led the way with 7 solos and 2 assists. Lorenzo Carter added 6 solos, 1 assist, 3 TFLs, and 1 QB hit on 33 snaps. Ogletree tallied 4 solos, 3 assists, and 1 QB hit. Riley finished with 5 solos and 1 assist. Josh Mauro had 4 solos, 2 assists, and 0.5 TFL as the 3rd D-linemen on the field 31 snaps. BJ Goodson had a day with 4 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 interceptions on 34 snaps.
Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, and Malcolm Jenkins played all 69 snaps. Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas both topped 95% of snaps. Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham topped 80% of snaps. Michael BennettRonald Darby[/profiler] topped the 70% threshold. Douglas started because Jalen Mills and Sydney Jones missed this game due to injury. Darby tore his ACL so Douglas may be starting going forward. Philly’s defense is advantageous for CBs and Philly has a date next week with New Orleans… Bradham led the way with 8 solos and 2 assists. Douglas added 6 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Jenkins and Hicks each added 7 total tackles. s. Philly got after Dak Prescott. Graham had 1.5 sacks among 5 total tackles. Bennett added 2.0 sacks among 4 QB hits. Losing Derek Barnett sucks, but it has been advantageous to the other DEs. Chris Long was on the field for 67% of snaps and split the sack with Graham. That 67% matches the top snap share among any of the four over the first 4 weeks. UDFA Tre Sullivan was on the field for 22 snaps in a 3rd Safety role. It was fewer snaps than Corey Graham’s 28 snaps but more than Sullivan had played all year combined. Unfortunately, his most noteworthy play was getting hurdled by Ezekiel Elliott. https://twitter.com/HypeHubSports/status/1061817124841316352
San Francisco 49ers
Fred Warner, Malcolm Smith, Antone Exum, Jimmie Ward, Richard Sherman, and Ahkello Witherspoon played all 59 snaps. DeForest Buckner was on the field for 48 snaps, 81%. Nobody else topped 55% of snaps. Smith was the only 9er with more than 5 total tackles. He had 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL.
Bobby Wagner, Tedric Thompson, Shaquill Griffin, and Tre Flowers played all 65 snaps. Nickel CB Justin Coleman was on the field for 61 snaps. Frank Clark and Jarran Reed topped the 80% threshold. Wagner had a day with 10 solos, 3 assists, and 1 QB hit. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. Interestingly, all three top safeties, Thompson, Bradley McDougald and Delano Hill each ended with 5 total tackles. McDougald handled 68% of snaps while Hill took care of the other 32%. KJ Wright only played 60% of snaps.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CBs Carlton Davis and Brent Grimes played 57 out of 58 snaps. Jason Pierre-Paul and Lavonte David also topped 90% of snaps. Justin Evans played 49 snaps, 84%. Carl Nassib and Gerald McCoy each topped 70% of snaps. Evans paced the team with 4 solos and 5 assists. David added 7 solos. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. [profiler]Jordan Whitehead hasn’t been playing enough snaps to be trustworthy. Whitehead was on the field for 33 snaps, the same as former UDFA Isaiah Johnson. Adarius Taylor just hasn’t run away with Kwon Alexander’s job. Taylor only played 37 snaps, losing snaps to Devante Bond.
Mason Foster, DJ Swearinger, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Josh Norman played all 69 snaps. Fabian Moreau logged 66 snaps. Zach Brown and Preston Smith topped 70% of snaps. Foster hit double-digit tackles with 8 solos and 2 assists. Brown added 7 solos, 2 assists, and 2 TFLs. HHCD ended with 8 solos and 1 PD. Moreau put together 6 solos. Matt Ioannidis cooled off a bit from the last two games but still added 1.0 sack to get to 4.5 sacks in his last three games. D-linemen Ioannidis, Jonathan Allen, and Da’Ron Payne all played either 42 or 43 snaps. Quinton Dunbar missed this game with a lingering shin injury. With HHCD fully up to speed, Montae Nicholson is out. Nicholson only saw 3 defensive snaps on Sunday.
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