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.
CJ Mosley, Eric Weddle, and Chuck Clark played all 53 snaps. Clark started in place of the injured Tony Jefferson. Marlon Humphrey topped 90% of snaps. Jimmy Smith was on the field for 45 snaps, 85%. Terrell Suggs crossed the 70% threshold. Smith was the only Raven over 5 total tackles. He had 6 solos. Mosley ended with 5 total tackles and 1 TFL. Mosley had 16 total tackles in Week 7. This is his 5th game this season where he’s had 6 or fewer tackles. Keep in mind, Mosley missed 2 games so he’s only played 10 games to this point. The ageless Suggs notched 1.0 sack among 3 QB hits.
And boom goes the dynamite. pic.twitter.com/zPYD3ptkw8
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 2, 2018
Matt Milano, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Tre’Davious White, and Levi Wallace played all 55 snaps. Tremaine Edmunds missed 1 snap. Kyle Williams and Jerry Hughes were next on the list at 37 snaps, 67%. Milano led the way with 4 solos, 4 assists, 2 TFLs, and 1 QB hit. No other Bills topped 5 total tackles. Outside of Edmunds Milano, and Poyer in deeper leagues, the Bills #IDP can be avoided in the fantasy playoffs. Jerry Hughes got into it with the refs after the game.
— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) December 2, 2018
Second Round rookie Jessie Bates III played all 59 snaps. Shawn Williams and William Jackson both took 1 snap off. Nick Vigil and Dre Kirkpatrick both logged 97% of snaps. Geno Atkins, Andrew Billings, and Carlos Dunlap topped 70% of snaps. Williams led the way with 7 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles… Both their 2018 3rd Round DE Sam Hubbard and their 2017 3rd Round DE Jordan Willis added 1.0 sack. Hubbard played 26 snaps vs Willis’ 21 snaps.
Joe Schobert, Jamie Collins Sr., Damarious Randall, and Travis Carrie played all 76 snaps. Myles Garrett logged 61 snaps, 80%, while Emmanuel Ogbah played 60 snaps. Jabrill Peppers was on the field for 72% of snaps. Schobert paced the team with 2 solos, 9 assists, and 0.5 sack. Randall, Carrie, and Peppers each put together 8 total tackles. Phillip Gaines and Trevon Coley both ended with 7 total tackles. Gaines played 53% of snaps in relief of Denzel Ward, who left with a concussion. Coley logged 62% of snaps. Ogbah amassed 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1.0 sack.
Justin Simmons and Darian Stewart played all 68 snaps. Todd Davis and Bradley Roby both missed 1 snap. Even with Brandon Marshall missing the last 4 games, this is only the second time all season Davis has topped 90% of snaps. Von Miller played 62 snaps, 91%. Rookies Isaac Yiadom and Bradley Chubb both crossed the 80% threshold. Chris Harris Jr. broke his leg giving the 3rd Round Yiadom the chance to play the most snaps of the season given Tramaine Brock and Adam Jones missed this game. Davis led the way with 9 solos, 1 assist, and 3 TFLs. Simmons added 7 solos, 2 assists, and 1 interception. Sua Cravens finished with 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 QB hit while on the field for 50% of snaps. Miller and Shelby Harris each had 1.5 sacks. Harris played 51% of snaps. Chubb added 1.0 sack. That makes 10.0 sacks in 12 games. #RookieSackRecordWatch2018 needs a new hashtag and puts Chubb at 13.5 sacks on the season vs Jevon Kearse’s 14.5 sacks. Chubb will need to pick it up a bit in the final 4 weeks.
No Texans #IDP played all 57 snaps. Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson led the way playing 50 snaps. Justin Reid and JJ Watt were each on the field for 49 snaps. Shareece Wright was the last Texan to cross 80% of snaps. Jadeveon Clowney and Zach Cunningham both crossed the 70% threshold. With Dylan Cole (17 snaps) back from IR, neither Cunningham nor Benardrick McKinney (32 snaps) was on pace to play 100% of snaps. In the 3 games Cole was active at the beginning of the season, McKinney had one 100% game while Cunningham never topped 75%. This was not a day to rely on Texans #IDP to either get you into the fantasy playoffs or advance you in the fantasy playoffs. Everybody got an interception, but nobody got tackles. The Texans were held sackless as well. Honeybadger and Colvin each had 5 solos and 1 assist. Cunningham, Joseph, and Andre Hal each intercepted the rookie. Baker Mayfield did not wake up feeling dangerous on Sunday…
Darius Leonard, Clayton Geathers, Malik Hooker, Pierre Desir, and Kenny Moore II played all 58 snaps. Anthony Walker, Denico Autry, Margus Hunt, and Jabaal Sheard all topped 70% of snaps. Second Round rookie Tyquan Lewis missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Walker had the most tackles with 5 solos and 4 assists. Leonard and Desir each added 8 total tackles. Autry had the best game of all the Colts. Autry put together 6 solos, 1 assist, and 3.0 sacks, not only doubling his sack total on the season but also giving him a new career high in sacks. I’m curious how many #IDP leagues had Autry sitting on the bench, just like he is on mine… Autry is great for #IDP Best Ball leagues, as this is his second blowup performance this season. Geathers added 4 solos and 3 assists. Moore finished with 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD.
Telvin Smith, Myles Jack, Ronnie Harrison, Tashaun Gipson, AJ Bouye, and Jalen Ramsey played all 76 snaps. Barry Church was active but was apparently benched alongside Blake Bortles, giving way to 3rd Round rookie Harrison. Yannick Ngakoue, Calais Campbell, and nickel CB DJ Hayden all topped 80% of snaps. Both LBs hit double-digit tackles. Smith led with 9 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Jack finished with 7 solos and 3 assists. Ramsey added 6 solos and 2 PDs. Ramsey also did this:
Jalen Ramsey pulled a "Down Low, Too Slow" on Andrew Luck 😭 pic.twitter.com/IIEULy5ERh
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 2, 2018
@EASports, please make Ramsey’s Madden Pettiness Rating 99. Ngakoue added 4 solos and 1.0 sack. Third Round sophomore Dawuane Smoot missed the first 8 games of the season. His snap share has been steadily increasing since his debut, 15%, 23%, 41%, and 51%. First Round rookie Taven Bryan played his typical 33% of snaps. Smoot’s snaps seem to come at the expense of the DTs, moving Campbell inside. Smoot might be worth a stash in medium-depth leagues. His snap share may plateau where it is before he starts taking snaps away from Campbell and Ngakoue. Also, his debut corresponded with Dante Fowler Jr.’s trade, but 3rd Round Edges can turn into productive players.
Kansas City Chiefs
Ron Parker and Steven Nelson played all 76 snaps. Dee Ford and Kendall Fuller were each on the field for 73 snaps. Justin Houston and Orlando Scandrick both topped 80% of snaps. Allen Bailey and Anthony Hitchens crossed the 70% threshold. Hitchens hit double-digit tackles: 5 solos and 5 assists. Scandrick added 8 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Fuller finished with 7 solos and 1 assist. Parker and Bailey each had 7 total tackles. Bailey added 0.5 sack. Nelson contributed 5 solos and 1 assist. Ford notched 1.5 sacks, giving him 10.5 on the season and a new career high. Chris Jones extended his sack streak to 8 games and 10.0 sacks on the season. Jones had 8.5 sacks through the first two seasons combined. Jones was only on the field for 61% of snaps. Daniel Sorensen, Reggie Ragland, and Dorian O’Daniel all played between 43-47% of snaps. Sorensen primarily split time with Eric Murray (50 snaps). Eric Berry is expected back before long.
Los Angeles Chargers
Jahleel Addae was the only Bolt to play all 68 snaps. Derwin James and Michael Davis topped out at 67 snaps apiece. Melvin Ingram and Casey Hayward each logged 66 snaps. Jatavis Brown, Adrian Phillips, Joey Bosa, and Desmond King topped 80% of snaps. Brown led the way with 6 solos, 6 assists, and 1 PD. King, who’s been very boom/bust this season, boomed in this game. He compiled 9 solos, 1 assist, and 2 PD. He also had a 73-yard punt return TD if you’re into that sort of thing. Phillips added 5 solos, 4 assists, and 1 PD. Bosa had 6 total tackles and 1.0 sack. James had a disappointing 3 total tackles but added 3 PDs including 1 interception.
Kiko Alonso, Reshad Jones, TJ McDonald, and 1st Round rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick played all 72 snaps. The Dolphins played in a 3-safety base package for the entire game. This is a new scheme for them. Xavien Howard missed 1 snap. Bobby McCain was on the field for 63 defensive snaps. Alonso paced the team with 8 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Raekwon McMillan finished with 6 solos, 2 assists, and 2 TFLs. Jones put together 6 solos and 1 assist. Howard corralled 2 interceptions for the 2nd straight game. He’s up to 7 interceptions on the season. With Minkah playing 100%, Miami’s other two LBs basically split the remaining snaps. McMillan played 64% of snaps while 3rd Round rookie Jerome Baker played 43% of snaps.
New England Patriots
Kyle Van Noy, Devin McCourty, Stephon Gilmore, and Jason McCourty played all 61 snaps. Dont’a Hightower missed 2 snaps. UDFA rookie JC Jackson and Patrick Chung topped 80% of snaps. This was Jackson’s busiest workload of the season. Trey Flowers was on the field for 48 snaps, 79%. Devin led the way with 6 solos and 2 assists. Jason was the lesser twin on the stat sheet but I’m sure his parents love him just the same. He ended with 5 solos and 1 assist. Flowers added 1.0 sack and is up to 4.5 on the season, matching Deatrich Wise. Wise only played 17 snaps. Former Raider Obi Melifonwu saw his snaps increase from 8 to 12 in his second game as a Patriot.
New York Jets
Avery Williamson, Jamal Adams, Trumaine Johnson, and Daryl Roberts played all 68 snaps. Darron Lee, Morris Claiborne, and Leonard Williams topped 90% of snaps. Henry Anderson and Buster Skrine both topped 70% of snaps. The Jets were in Dime 70% of snaps, which is strange since the Titans only rolled out 2.56 WRs per play. The DC has more faith in their secondary than their D-line. Adams topped double-digit tackles with 9 solos, 2 assists, and 1.0 sack. Williamson added 5 solos and 4 assists. Williamson’s wingman Lee finished with 3 solos, 5 assists, and 2 TFLs. Jordan Jenkins contributed 4 solos and 1.0 sack on 66% of snaps. Jenkins leads the team with 6.0 sacks on the season.
Tahir Whitehead played all 71 snaps. Marcus Gilchrist, Nicholas Morrow, and Nick Nelson topped 90% of snaps. Morrow had topped 60% of snaps in each of the last 3 games, so this is a big jump for him. PJ Hall, Rashaan Melvin, Karl Joseph, and Gareon Conley all topped 70% of snaps. Second Round rookie Hall hadn’t topped 60% of snaps in any games this season. Maurice Hurst was limited with an ankle injury. Fourth Round rookie Nelson saw a big boost in snaps due to Leon Hall going on IR. Nelson will be the full-time slot CB going forward. Whitehead and Morrow each had 7 solos. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. None of these guys are useful for the fantasy playoffs. Next week, I might just write a series of frowny-faces…
Coty Sensabaugh played all 63 snaps. The rest of the starting secondary, Sean Davis, Terrell Edmunds, and Joe Haden, all took 1 snap off. Bud Dupree, LJ Fort, TJ Watt, and Cameron Heyward topped 80% of snaps. Mike Hilton, Vince Williams, and Stephon Tuitt crossed the 70% threshold. Fort out-tackled everyone with 9 solos and 3 assists and should be the #1 waiver wire pickup this week. Even if your LB corps is set, you should pick him up to be defensive in the playoffs. The former UDFA is better on your bench than starting against you. Fort’s emergence dropped Jon Bostic’s snap total to 11 just after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Bostic was on his way to being a Pro Bowler…https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/sean-gentille/2018/11/28/steelers-pro-bowl-voting-leaders-jon-bostic-james-conner-antonio-brown/stories/201811280165Davis finished with 6 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Edmunds put together 5 solos, 3 assists, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. Hilton added 6 total tackles. Javon Hargrave continued his hot streak with 4 total tackles and 1.0 sack, but tread lightly. With Tuitt’s return, Hargrave returned to 52% of snaps. It’s higher than his typical 30-40% of snaps at the beginning of the season when Heyward and Tuitt were both healthy, but It’s a far cry from the 70-80% Hargrave was logging when Tuitt was on the shelf.
Kevin Byard, Kenny Vaccaro, and Logan Ryan played all 69 snaps. Adoree Jackson and Jurrell Casey both topped 90% of snaps. Casey typically plays a lot of snaps for an IDL, but this was a big jump in snaps for him. Jayon Brown was on the field for 57 snaps, 83%. Wesley Woodyard, Brian Orakpo, Malcolm Butler, and Derrick Morgan all crossed the 70% threshold. First Round rookie Rashaan Evans led the way with 6 solos and 2 assists on only 32 snaps. Evans’ 46% snaps share was right in the sweet spot it’s been at since Woodyard returned. Jackson added 7 solos. Woodyard only had 1 solos but managed 6 assists. Ryan, Butler, Byard, and Harold Landry all finished with 6 total tackles. Butler added 1 interception. Landry logged 51% of snaps. Brown only had 5 total tackles and 1.0 sack. Casey added 1.0 sack of his own.
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