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.
Gerald Hodges, Haason Reddick, Antoine Bethea, Tre Boston, Patrick Peterson, and David Amerson played all 60 snaps. Chandler Jones played 52 snaps, 87%. Budda Baker and Rodney Gunter broke the 70% threshold. Reddick finished with 10 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1 QB hit. The three safeties started strong in the desert, 34-year-old Bethea is the only one finishing strong. Bethea had 7 solos and 1 assist. Amerson totaled 6 solos and 1 assist.
Deion Jones and Damontae Kazee played all 65 snaps. Desmond Trufant missed 1 snap. De’Vondre Campbell logged 53 snaps, 82%. Robert Alford and Brian Poole topped 70% of snaps while Grady Jarrett missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Jones and Poole each ended with 6 total tackles. Jones added 2 PDs. Trufant and Campbell each added 5 total tackles and 1.0 sack. Kazee had the 5 total tackles without the sack… Sixth Round rookie Foye Oluokun only played 42% of snaps with Jones and Campbell playing their full loads.
Luke Kuechly, Mike Adams, James Bradberry, and Donte Jackson played all 52 snaps. Eric Reid missed 1 snap. Thomas Davis was on the field for 48 snaps, 92%. Kawann Short and Mario Addison each tallied 36 snaps, 1 snap shy of the 70% threshold. Kuechly and Jackson hit double-digit tackles. Kuechly had 6 solos, 5 assists, and 1 TFL. Second Round rookie Jackson contributed 8 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD. Davis ended with 6 total tackles. Amazingly, only 12 Panthers recorded defensive stats. That’s an unusually low number.
Safeties Adrian Amos Jr. and Eddie Jackson played all 63 snaps. Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller, Danny Trevathan, and Roquan Smith topped 90% of snaps. OLBs Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd crossed the 80% threshold. Akiem Hicks was on the field for 49 snaps, 78%. Dime CB Sherrick McManis replaced nickel CB Bryce Callahan who left with a foot injury.
McManis topped the team in tackles with 6 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 1 QB hit on only 35 snaps. Amukamara finished with 5 solos, 1 assist, and 3 PDs. Smith added 4 solos, 2 assists, and an interception. Amos was the only member of the starting secondary that failed to pick off Goff. This was how they picked who would get the next interception, https://twitter.com/thecheckdown/status/1071954080539455488?s=19. The Bears were amped up after the big win… https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/1071984973849247744?s=19
Jaylon Smith, Xavier Woods, Jeff Heath, Byron Jones, and Chidobe Awuzie played all 52 snaps. Leighton Vander Esch, Demarcus Lawrence, and Tyrone Crawford topped 80% of snaps, while Maliek Collins missed the 80% threshold by 1 snap. Compared to the Eagles, all the Cowboys #IDP disappointed. Smith led the way with 5 solos, 4 assists, and 1 TFL. LVE finished with 4 solos and 2 assists. Nobody else broke 4 total tackles.
Jarrad Davis, Quandre Diggs, and Nevin Lawson played all 70 snaps. Darius Slay logged 67 snaps. Romeo Okwara was on the field for 60 snaps, 86%. A’Shawn Robinson just hit the 70% threshold while Mike Ford missed it by 1 snap. Davis led the way with 7 solos, 1 assist, 1 PD, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Robinson outtackled Damon Harrison, which is weird… Robinson had 4 solos, 4 assists, and 1.0 sack. Glover Quin totaled 5 solos and 1 assist. Quin and 3rd Round rookie Tracy Walker split snaps, each playing 43 snaps. Okwara added 1.0 sack, giving him 6.5 on the season. Ezekiel Ansah does not have 6.5 sacks on the season. He does, however, have a reinjured shoulder. He also has every sportswriter in the Motor City writing articles about how Ansah has likely played his last snap for the Lions.
Green Bay Packers
Blake Martinez, Jaire Alexander, and Tramon Williams played all 71 snaps. Kentrell Brice returned from the Concussion Protocol and topped 90% of snaps. Josh Jones missed the 90% threshold by 1 snap. Tony Brown and Kyler Fackrell both topped 80% of snaps. Dean Lowry, Josh Jackson, Clay Matthews, and Kenny Clark all crossed the 70% threshold. Martinez and Alexander each hit double-digit tackles.
Martinez led the way with 11 solos and 1 assist. First Round rookie Alexander finished with 10 solos, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. Jones tallied 5 solos and 1 assist. Matthews logged 1.0 sack. He’s up to 3.5 sacks on the season. The lowest sack total of his career was 5.0 in 2016. In the last year of his contract, it’ll be interesting to see if the 32-year old is ready to hang up his cleats. I haven’t heard if they’re planning on making any more Pitch Perfect movies…
Los Angeles Rams
Cory Littleton played all 71 snaps. John Johnson III, Dante Fowler, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, LaMarcus Joyner, Aaron Donald, and Ndamukong Suh topped 90% of snaps. Mark Barron crossed the 80% threshold. Nickell Robey-Coleman was on the field for 53 snaps, 75%. I’m not sure there’s a team with more concentrated #IDP snaps than LA right now. Joyner led the way with 7 solos. Suh, Littleton, and Brockers ended with 6 total tackles each. Peter’s, JJIII, and NRC each nabbed an interception.
This is an awesome moment.
— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2018
Safeties Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris were on the field for all 66 snaps. Anthony Barr, Holton Hill, Xavier Rhodes, and Eric Kendricks topped 90% of snaps. DEs Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen both crossed the 80% threshold. Linval Joseph logged 51 snaps, 77%. There were a lot of good tackle numbers for Minnesota. Joseph hit double-digits which is awesome from a DT. Joseph ended with 4 solos and 6 assists. Harris and Ben Gedeon both added 9 total tackles. Gedeon was on the field for 37 snaps. Hill’s stat line was 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Barr, Smith, and Kendricks each finished with 7 total tackles. Barr added 1.0 sack. Kendricks caught an interception. Smith added no fun stats… Hunter added his 1st sack since his Week 9 explosion. He’s got 12.5 sacks on the season.
New Orleans Saints
Marcus Williams played all 70 snaps. Marshon Lattimore, Eli Apple, Demario Davis, and Cameron Jordan topped 90% of snaps. Von Bell and PJ Williams crossed the 80% threshold. Davis topped the stat sheet with 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. M. Williams added 5 solos and 1 assist. Jordan finished with 4 solos and 2.0 sacks among 3 QB hits. Jordan has hit 12.0 sacks on the season. Impressively, Jordan’s QB hit total was matched by Rankins who added 1.0 sack of his own on 44 snaps. Rankins is up to 8.0 sacks on the season. Rankins has logged a sack in 6 of the last 9 games.
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, Janoris Jenkins, and BW Webb played all 62 snaps. Nickel CB Grant Haley, Michael Thomas, and Curtis Riley crossed the 90% threshold. Olivier Vernon was on the field for 50 snaps, 81%. Ogletree led the way with 3 solos, 5 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 PDs including 1 interception. Thomas, replacing Landon Collins added 3 solos and 3 assists. The Giants sacked Mark Sanchez 5 times, led by Vernon’s 1.5 sacks. Target Washington with pass-rushers the rest of the way.
Nigel Bradham, Malcolm Jenkins, Corey Graham, and Rasul Douglas played all 99 snaps. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox topped 80% of snaps. Michael Bennett and Cre’Von LeBlanc crossed the 70% threshold. Everyone on the field had a good #IDP game for Philly. That’ll happen when you play twice as many snaps as some teams. Four different players broke double-digit tackles. Bradham led the way with 7 solos and 7 assists. Jenkins, Graham, and Kamu Grugier-Hill all hit 10 total tackles. Graham added an interception. KGH logged 64 snaps. Douglas finished with 9 solos, 1 TFL, and 1 interception to go with one of the unluckiest defensive plays of the season.
— Alan Squier (@alan_squier) December 10, 2018
Bennett added 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1.5 sacks on 5 QB hits. Cox added 1.5 sacks of his own on 4 QB hits. Target pass-rushers against Dallas. Nate Gerry tallied 3 solos and 3 assists on 29 snaps.
San Francisco 49ers
Fred Warner Jr., Elijah Lee, Antone Exum, Marcell Harris, and Richard Sherman played all 74 snaps. Ahkello Witherspoon was on the field for 72 snaps. Fifth Round rookie DJ Reed and DeForest Buckner topped 80% of snaps. Ronald Blair logged 56 snaps, 76%, surprisingly out-snapping Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead, and Cassius Marsh. Reed led the way with 10 solos, 2 assists, 3 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Sixth Round rookie Harris added 5 solos, 2 assists, and 2 TFLs.
Former 5th Rounder Ronald Blair notched 1.0 sack. Blair is second on the team with 5.5 sacks. This was only the fourth time Blair has topped 50% of snaps on the season. He’s 4th among DEs on the team in snaps. If San Francisco hadn’t spent so many 1st Rounders on D-Linemen, and Blair could get more snaps, he could become a boom/bust DE2. Blair, Armstead, and Marsh will all be UFAs after next season. That’s enough time for the 49ers to draft two more First Round DEs… It’s early, but Blair could be a stash if he can earn a bigger role in the future or join a team with a need for a pass rusher.
Bobby Wagner, Bradley McDougald, Tedric Thompson, Shaquill Griffin, and Tre Flowers played all 58 snaps. Jarran Reed logged 48 snaps, 83%. Frank Clark, Mychal Kendricks, and Justin Coleman broke the 70% threshold. Wagner led the way with 4 solos, 5 assists, and 1 QB hit. Flowers added 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Flowers’ bookend, Griffin, tallied 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Thomas ended with 6 total tackles. Clark recorded his 11th sack on the season, giving him a new career high.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lavonte David and Andrew Adams were both on the field for all 64 snaps. Jason Pierre-Paul, Ryan Smith, and Brent Grimes topped 90% of snaps. Adarius Taylor, Gerald McCoy, 1st Round rookie Vita Vea, and Jordan Whitehead crossed the 70% threshold. David broke double-digit tackles with 9 solos and 1 assist. JPP finished with 7 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. Taylor caught Drew Brees’ 4th interception on the season to go with 6 total tackles. Carl Nassib recorded 1.0 sack on 64% of snaps. His 6.5 sacks on the season have all come in the last 8 games.
Mason Foster, DJ Swearinger, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Josh Norman played all 64 snaps. Fabian Moreau and Jonathan Allen topped 90% of snaps. Preston Smith, Da’Ron Payne, and Ryan Kerrigan crossed the 80% threshold. Shaun Dion Hamilton and Zach Brown split snaps, and each played 44% of snaps. SDH led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 2 assists, and 1 QB hit. If you’ve stashed the 6th Round rookie SDH, he’s still not useful, but this is a step in the right direction. HHCD added 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD. Kerrigan and Foster each finished with 6 total tackles, Kerrigan added 1.0 sack while Foster picked off Eli Manning. Kerrigan is up to 9.0 sacks on the season. First Round rookie Payne added his 5th sack of the season.
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