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 covered all 86 snaps. Tony Jefferson missed his second straight game. Jimmy Smith logged 84 snaps. Terrell Suggs topped 80% of snaps. Brandon Carr and Za’Darius Smith broke the 70% threshold while Matt Judon missed it by 1 snap. Smith led the way with 9 solos. Michael Pierce added 6 solos on 39 snaps. Mosley tallied 5 solos, 1 assist, and 2 TFLs.
Tremaine Edmunds, Micah Hyde, and Jordan Poyer played all 54 snaps. Tre’Davious White and Matt Milano both topped the 90% threshold. Levi Wallace logged 45 snaps, 83%. Kyle Williams and Jerry Hughes topped 70% of snaps while Rafael Bush missed 70% of snaps by 1 snap. This was Bush’s highest snap share of the season with all three safeties healthy. Edmunds paced the team with 5 solos, 3 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 interception. Poyer, Milano, and Wallace had 6 total tackles apiece. Buffalo didn’t sack or even hit Sam Darnold or Josh McCown for the entire game. Trent Murphy out-snapped Shaq Lawson in his first game back from injury. Lawson has since out-snapped Murphy in both of the last 2 games. Milano is done for the season in a tough blow to #IDP.
Nick Vigil, Jessie Bates III, Darqueze Dennard, and William Jackson played all 57 snaps. Shawn Williams was on the field for 53 snaps. Hardy Nickerson and Carlos Dunlap topped 80% of snaps. Geno Atkins logged 42 snaps, 74%. The safeties were the only Bengals over 4 total tackles. Bates led the way with 4 solos and 3 assists. Williams added 4 solos and 2 assists. Dunlap contributed 4 solos, 2 PDs, and 1.0 sack. Dunlap is up to 8.0 sacks on the season. I’m pretty sure the Bengals decide which LBs will play by pulling names out of a hat at this point. Nickerson, after 2 down weeks is back to an 80% player. The entire LB Corps should be avoided if possible.
LBs Joe Schobert and Jamie Collins Sr. played all 74 snaps. Damarious Randall, Travis Carrie, Terrance Mitchell, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun topped 90% of snaps. When both Mitchell and Carrie were healthy at the beginning of the season, Mitchell out-snapped Carrie. They both played with Denzel Ward in the concussion protocol. It remains to be seen who will bookend Ward when he is back. Myles Garrett, Genard Avery, and Jabrill Peppers topped 80% of snaps. Emmanuel Ogbah logged 55 snaps, 74%, while Larry Ogunjobi missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Randall led the way with 8 solos, 1 assist, and 1 interception. LBs Collins and Schobert each added 7 total tackles. Garrett hit the QB 3 times and recorded 4 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Garrett is up to 12.5 sacks on the season.
Darian Stewart, Justin Simmons, and Bradley Roby played all 72 snaps. Todd Davis was on the field for 69 snaps. OLBs Von Miller and Bradley Chubb both crossed the 80% threshold. Rookies Isaac Yiadom and Josey Jewell topped 70% of snaps. Davis paced the team with 5 solos, 3 assists, and 1 QB hit. Derek Wolfe and Simmons each added 6 total tackles. Wolfe was on the field for 69% of snaps. Miller logged 1.0 sack on 3 QB hits, giving him 13.5 sacks on the season. First Round rookie Chubb added 2.0 sacks. #RookieRecordWatch2018 Chubb is at 12.0 sacks through 13 games. That puts him on a 16-game pace of 14.7 sacks. The Rookie Sack Record is 14.5 sacks by Jevon Kearse. Missing Chris Harris Jr. and Tramaine Brock, Yiadom played the second most snaps. Third Round sophomore Brendan Langley didn’t play a single defensive snap.
Tyrann Mathieu, Kareem Jackson, and Johnathan Joseph were on the field for all 67 snaps. Justin Reid, Jadeveon Clowney, JJ Watt, and Zach Cunningham topped 90% of snaps. Benardrick McKinney was on the field for 55 snaps, 82%. Jackson topped the stat sheet with 9 solos, 2 assists, and 2 PDs. Cunningham also broke double digits with 7 solos and 3 assists. Third Round rookie Reid added 7 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Honeybadger put together 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD.
Darius Leonard, Malik Hooker, Pierre Desir, and Kenny Moore II played all 72 snaps. Clayton Geathers logged 68 snaps, 94%. Anthony Walker topped 85% of snaps. Al-Quadin Muhammad and Denico Autry topped 70% of snaps. This is AQM’s largest snap share of the season. He hadn’t topped 45% of snaps since Week 3. Leonard led the way, of course, with 9 solos, 3 assists, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. Leonard’s wingman, Walker, also broke double-digit tackles with 7 solos, 4 assists, 1 PD, and 1 TFL. Geathers added 6 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Moore finished with 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Jabaal Sheard and Matthew Adams each tallied 4 solos and 2 assists. Sheard added 2 TFLs on 47 snaps, 65%. This is the first time I’ve mentioned 7th Round rookie Adams. He seems to have locked up the SAM spot which isn’t a 3-down role. Adams played 30 snaps. Walker still has two seasons left on his rookie deal, so it would take an injury or phenomenal play for Adams to earn a larger role. That said, it’s still worth knowing his name. Autry increased his sack total by 2.0. Through his first four NFL campaigns, Autry totaled 10.5 sacks. He’s up to 8.0 this season. They’ve come in 4 games, as he had 2.0 sacks in Week 4, 1.0 sack in Week 11, 3.0 sacks in Week 13, and 2.0 sacks in Week 14. He is winning some #IDP Best Ball leagues…
Telvin Smith, Myles Jack, Tashaun Gipson, Ronnie Harrison, and Jalen Ramsey played all 60 snaps. AJ Bouye missed 2 snaps. Calais Campbell was on the field for 53 snaps, 83%. Yannick Ngakoue missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Jack led the way with 8 solos, 5 assists, and 1.0 sack. Smith added 10 total tackles. Harrison started over Barry Church for the 2nd straight week. Last week, he recorded his first sack. This week, he caught his first interception. Watch Ramsey’s name on the injury report this week; he was the victim of a devastating hit. Viewer beware, the gif you’re about to see it difficult to watch. https://twitter.com/espn/status/1070894148780220422?s=19 Amazingly, he was able to play through the pain, but that’s one that will hurt days later. I’d be surprised if he didn’t have multiple concussions after that one…
Kansas City Chiefs
The starting secondary, Ron Parker, Daniel Sorensen, Kendall Fuller, and Steven Nelson played all 71 snaps. This was Sorensen’s first start of the season, sending Eric Murray to the bench. LBs Justin Houston, Dee Ford, and Anthony Hitchens topped 90% of snaps. Allen Bailey was on the field for 58 snaps, 84%. Reggie Ragland logged 50 snaps, 70%. Hitchens paced the team with 7 solos and 2 assists. Ragland added 6 solos and 1 assist. Fuller finished with 5 solos, 2 assists, and an impressive 3 PDs. Houston tallied 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1.5 sacks. Chris Jones set a franchise record for the most consecutive games with a sack at 9, topping Houston’s previous record of 8 games. He’s got 11.5 sacks on the season. Jones only played 62% of snaps.
Los Angeles Chargers
Jahleel Addae was on the field for all 67 snaps. Melvin Ingram missed 1 snap which is amazing for a DE. Derwin James, Casey Hayward, Jatavis Brown, Mike Davis, Adrian Phillips, and Desmond King topped 90% of snaps. Joey Bosa logged 54 snaps, 81%. Addae topped the stat sheet with 6 solos and 2 assists. James and Brown each added 7 total tackles. Bosa had 6 solos and 1.0 sack. He’s got 4.0 sacks through 4 games played this season. Davis also had 6 total tackles.
Kiko Alonso, TJ McDonald, and Reshad Jones played all 82 snaps. Bobby McCain and Minkah Fitzpatrick each missed 1 snaps. No other Dolphins topped 70% of snaps. Alonso ended with 8 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Raekwon McMillan added 5 solos and 4 assists on 65% of snaps. McDonald tallied 6 solos and 2 assists. Minkah, McCain, and Jerome Baker each contributed 7 total tackles. McCain’s stat line included 1.0 sack. Third Round rookie Baker was on the field for 65% of snaps, matching McMillan.
New England Patriots
Kyle Van Noy and Stephon Gilmore played all 48 snaps. Devin McCourty missed 1 snap while Dont’a Hightower topped 90% of snaps. Trey Flowers logged 41 snaps, 85%. JC Jackson and Patrick Chung crossed the 70% threshold. Devin and Van Noy each ended with 7 total tackles. Van Noy added 0.5 sack. Flowers is heating up on the season. He finished with 4 solos and 2.0 sacks among 4 QB hits. Flowers has sacks in each of his last 3 games and is up to 6.5 sacks on the season, matching last season’s total. Jason McCourty only played 65% of snaps. Jason has been replaced by UDFA Jackson. For the record, Gronk finished with 0 tackles on his 1 defensive snap.
A MIAMI MIRACLE!!!!! THE @MIAMIDOLPHINS WINNING ON THE FINAL PLAY OF THE GAME IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!!! WHAT A PLAY BY KENYAN DRAKE!!!!
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New York Jets
Avery Williamson, Jamal Adams, and Daryl Roberts played all 76 snaps. Trumaine Johnson missed 1 snap. Leonard Williams and Morris Claiborne both topped 90% of snaps. Buster Skrine was on the field for 65 snaps, 86%. Darron Lee was suspended 4 games for violating the Substance Abuse policy. His snaps were split by Neville Hewitt (62 snaps) and Kevin Pierre-Louis (14 snaps). Claiborne led the way with 8 solos. Hewitt added 5 solos, 3 assists, and 0.5 sack. KPL finished with 4 total tackles and 1.0 sack. Johnson contributed 3 solos and picked off Josh Allen twice.
Tahir Whitehead and Karl Joseph played all 60 snaps. Gareon Conley and Marcus Gilchrist both topped 95% of snaps. Nicholas Morrow and PJ Hall both crossed the 70% threshold. Whitehead paced the team with 6 solos, 4 assists, and 2 PDs including 1 interception. Erik Harris added 4 solos and 4 assists on 32 snaps. Rashaan Melvin had 7 solos of his own on 33 snaps. Maurice Hurst missed this game with an ankle injury.
Safeties Sean Davis and Terrell Edmunds played all 67 snaps. CBs Joe Haden and Coty Sensabaugh were both on the field for 65 snaps. OLBs Bud Dupree and TJ Watt topped 90% of snaps. Cameron Hayward and Stephon Tuitt crossed the 80% threshold while LJ Fort missed the 80% threshold by 1 snap. Mike Hilton logged 48 snaps, 72%. Nickel CB Hilton led the way with 6 solos, 2 assists, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Edmunds added 4 solos and 3 assists. Heyward and Haden each ended with 6 total tackles. Fort still didn’t play a full game’s worth of snaps. At this point, in better matchups, he’s a Hail Mary LB play rather than a solid playoff asset. The other ILBs have taken a hit though. Vince Williams topped out at 54% of snaps. Jon Bostic played 14 snaps, 21%.
Kevin Byard and Logan Ryan played all 71 snaps. Kenny Vaccaro missed 1 snap. Adoree Jackson logged 67 snaps, 94%. Jurrell Casey and Jayon Brown topped 80% of snaps. Malcolm Butler and Brian Orakpo crossed the 70% threshold while Wesley Woodyard missed it by 1 snap. Ryan and Woodyard each ended with 7 total tackles. Ryan added 1.0 sack. Casey finished with 2 solos, 4 assists, and 1.5 sacks.
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