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.
Haason Reddick, Antoine Bethea, Tre Boston, and Patrick Peterson played all 67 snaps. Budda Baker was on the field for 65 snaps while Brandon Williams topped 90% of snaps. David Amerson left with a concussion after 6 snaps giving the former 3rd Rounder, Williams, his first defensive snaps of the season. Chandler Jones logged 56 snaps, 84%. Cory Peter’s and Rodney Gunter topped the 70% threshold. Boston led the way with 6 solos, 1 assist, 2 PDs, and 1 TFL. Nobody else broke 5 total tackles.
Damontae Kazee and Desmond Trufant played all 69 snaps. Brian Poole logged 55 snaps 80%. Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett, and Robert Alford topped 70% of snaps. Jarrett had a game with 4 solos, 3 assists, and 2.0 sacks. Poole, Sharrod Neasman, and Kazee each added 6 total tackles. Poole’s stat line included 1.0 sack. Neasman tallied 43 snaps at SS. Vic Beasley Jr. added 1.0 sack on 42 snaps. Bruce Irvin added 1.5 sacks on 29 snaps. Beasley is up to 5.0 sacks on the season, matching his total from last season. Between 2015, 2017, and 2018, Beasley has a combined 14.0 sacks, which still doesn’t match his fluky 2016 when he had 15.5 sacks. Jones only ended with 4 total tackles but added a pick-six to help #IDPers.
Deion Jones takes it to the house!
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 16, 2018
Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Mike Adams, and Eric Reid played all 74 snaps. James Bradberry and Donte Jackson both missed 1 snap. Nobody else topped 66% of snaps. Kuechly did Kuechly things out there with 11 solos, 2 assists, 1 PD, and 2 TFLs. Davis topped out at 9 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Reid and Shaq Thompson added 7 total tackles apiece. Thompson added 0.5 sack on 39 snaps. Adams finished with 6 total tackles.
Danny Trevathan, Adrian Amos Jr., and Prince Amukamara covered all 68 snaps. Roquan Smith and Kyle Fuller each missed 1 snap. Sherrick McManis and Khalil Mack both topped 90% of snaps. Akiem Hicks, Eddie Jackson, and Leonard Floyd all crossed the 70% threshold. Smith broke double-digit tackles with 7 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Floyd, Mack, and Jackson each ended with 6 total tackles. Floyd added 2.0 sacks. Mack added 2.5 sacks, including the first behind-the-back sack I’ve ever seen.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 16, 2018
Floyd doubled his sack total on the season. Mack is up to 12.5 sacks, compared to Oakland’s 12 total sacks. Keep in mind; Mack missed two games, so the Raiders have had two extra opportunities. Jackson didn’t notch a sack but ended Aaron Rodgers’ record-setting 402 passes without an interception. Jackson sprained his ankle in the process. Deon Bush played 11 snaps in his absence in case Jackson misses extended time.
I don’t talk too much about O-linemen but Charles Leno Jr. proposed to his girlfriend after the game.
SHE SAID YES!
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 16, 2018
I’m curious what anti-stadium proposals think of this.
Jaylon Smith, Xavier Woods, Jeff Heath, Byron Jones, and Chidobe Awuzie played all 72 snaps. Leighton Vander Esch logged 65 snaps, 90%. DeMarcus Lawrence and Maliek Collins were both on the field for 48 snaps, 67%. Smith paced the team with 11 solos. Heath had 7 solos and 2 assists. LVE added 7 solos and 1 assist. Sean Lee tallied 7 snaps in his return from injury.
Jarrad Davis, Devon Kennard, and Darius Slay played all 68 snaps. Romeo Okwara, Nevin Lawson, and Quandre Diggs crossed the 90% threshold. Christian Jones was on the field for 60 snaps, 88%. Glover Quin, Damon Harrison, and A’Shawn Robinson topped 70% of snaps. Davis led the way with 6 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Jones also had 9 total tackles and 1 QB hit. Snacks added 6 total tackles. Kennard notched his 7.0 sack of the season. His previous career high had been 4.5 as a rookie. Tracy Walker topped 60% of snaps in Week 14 as everyone expected the 3rd Round rookie to start to take over at FS. Walker’s snap share dropped to 34%.
Green Bay Packers
Blake Martinez, Jaire Alexander, and Tramon Williams played all 60 snaps. Dean Lowry, Bashaud Breeland, Kyler Fackrell, Tyler Lancaster, Clay Matthews, and Josh Jones crossed the 80% threshold. Kenny Clark missed this game with an elbow injury, allowing UDFA rookie Tyler Lancaster to lead the way with 7 total tackles. Jones added 5 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 1 PD.
Los Angeles Rams
Aaron Donald, Cory Littleton, John Johnson III, LaMarcus Joyner, Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, and Nickell Robey-Coleman played all 64 snaps. Ndamukong Suh was on the field for 58 snaps, 91%. Mark Barron logged 53 snaps, 83%. Michael Brockers was the last Ram to cross the 70% threshold. JJIII had a day with 11 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Littleton had 10 total tackles. Joyner and Barron each added 6 total tackles.
Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith, and Anthony Harris covered all 53 snaps. Trae Waynes was on the field for 49 snaps, 92%. Eric Kendricks, Everson Griffin, and Mackenzie Alexander topped 80% of snaps. Danielle Hunter, Mackenzie Alexander, and Sheldon Richardson crossed the 70% threshold. Miami sacked Ryan Tannehill 9 times. The Raiders have 12 sacks on the season… Barr had his best game of the season with 5 solos, 2 assists, and 2.0 sacks. Kendricks added 3 solos, 3 assists, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. Hunter amassed 5 total tackles and 2.0 sacks. That marks Hunter’s 3rd multi-sack game of the season and brings his season total to 14.5 sacks. Basically, everybody else got a sack as well…
New Orleans Saints
Demario Davis, Marcus Williams, and Marshon Lattimore played all 58 snaps. Eli Apple missed 1 snap. Vonn Bell and Cameron Jordan topped 90% of snaps. This is Bell’s first time over 90% on the season. P.J. Williams covered 47 snaps, 81%. Sheldon Rankins and David Onyemata both logged 41 snaps, crossing the 70% threshold. Davis led the way with 4 solos, 4 assists, 2 PDs, and 1.0 sack. Bell put up numbers as well with 7 total tackles, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. The NFL fined Davis for a hit from last week. This is a great reaction.
Not always easy to understand, but i do appreciate the league's constant efforts to help us play the game safely. Glad no one was hurt. https://t.co/OTb2ttPio7
— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) December 16, 2018
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, Michael Thomas, Curtis Riley, Janoris Jenkins, and BW Webb played all 70 snaps. Olivier Vernon logged 59 snaps, 84%. BJ Hill topped 70% of snaps while nickel CB Grant Haley missed it by 1 snap. BJ Goodson had 9 solos, 1 TFL, and 1 PD on 46 snaps. Kareem Martin had 9 total tackles as well on 38 snaps. Ogletree and Thomas each had 7 total tackles. Thomas added 1.0 sack. Riley, Webb, and Jeff Mauro each had 6 total tackles. Mauro was on the field for 37 snaps.
Nigel Bradham, Malcolm Jenkins, Corey Graham, Rasul Douglas, and Avonte Maddox played all 76 snaps. Cre’Von LeBlanc missed 2 snaps. Michael Bennett logged 61 snaps, 80%. Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox both topped 70% of snaps. Douglas won some fantasy matchups with 11 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Jenkins finished with 9 solos, 3 assists, and 2 TFLs. LeBlanc added 8 total tackles and 1 PD. Bradham tallied 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL.
San Francisco 49ers
Fred Warner, Elijah Lee, Marcell Harris, Antone Exum Jr., and Richard Sherman covered all 75 snaps. Tarvarius Moore, DeForest Buckner, and Solomon Thomas topped 80% of snaps. This is easily Thomas’ highest snap count/share of the season. Third Round rookie Moore played more snaps against Seattle than he had played through the previous 13 games combined. Ahkello Witherspoon leaving with a knee injury after 6 snaps opened the door for Moore.
DJ Reed missed the 80% threshold by 1 snaps. Buckner went off with 7 solos, 4 assists, 4 TFLs, and 2.0 sacks. Buckner is up to 11.0 sacks on the season, better than the 9.0 sacks between his rookie and sophomore seasons combined. Lee also broke double-digit tackles with 7 solos, 3 assists, and 1 TFL. Warner added 9 total tackles. Moore finished with 5 solos, 2 assists, and 2 PDs. Safeties Exum and Harris each contributed 6 total tackles.
Bobby Wagner, Tedric Thompson, Shaquill Griffin, and Tre Flowers played all 62 snaps. Jarran Reed, Austin Calitro, and Delano Hill topped 80% of snaps. Bradley McDougald left with a knee injury after 12 snaps, giving Hill the opportunity to play. Barkevious Mingo and Frank Clark crossed the 70% threshold. Calitro outtackled Wagner, 8 tackles to 7 tackles. UDFA Poona Ford finished with 3 solos, 3 assists, and 3 TFLs on 31 snaps. Clark added 1.0 sack while Reed added 2.0 sacks. Clark has amassed 12.0 sacks on the season as he heads toward free agency. Reed is up to 8.5 sacks on the season after totaling 3.0 sacks between his first two seasons combined.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lavonte David played all 77 snaps. Brent Grimes missed 1 snap. Jason Pierre-Paul, Carl Nassib, and Riley Bullough topped 80% of snaps. Vita Vea, Andrew Adams, and Gerald McCoy crossed the 70% threshold, while Carlton Davis missed it by 1 snap. David led the way with 10 solos, 2 assists, and 2.0 sacks. First Round rookie Vea added 6 solos and 3 assists which is a good sign for the future. Bullough, playing for Adarius Taylor, who’s playing for Kwon Alexander, finished with 4 solos, 4 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. Adams contributed 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD.
Mason Foster, DJ Swearinger, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Josh Norman played all 52 snaps. Fabian Moreau logged 47 snaps, 50%. Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith both topped 80% of snaps. Da’Ron Payne missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Foster amassed 7 total tackles. Kerrigan had a day with 5 solos, 1 assist, and 2.0 sacks. Jonathan Allen finished with 5 total tackles and 2.0 sacks of his own on 29 snaps.
Programming note: This will be the last full weekly IDP snap count. If you’re playing in a league with a Week 17 championship game, I would recommend finding a better league. If there are any interesting snap count trends over Week 16 and Week 17, I’ll probably tweet them out rather than putting together a full article.
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