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 Tony Jefferson played all 63 snaps. Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr both played 62 snaps. Nickel CB Tavon Young just missed a 90% snap share. Za’Darius Smith was the only other Raven over 70% of snap share.
Mosley returned with a vengeance with 6 solos, 2 assists, 0.5 TFL, and 1 PD. Jefferson put together 5 solos and 1 assist. Anthony Levine Sr. amassed 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 interception among 3 PDs. Kenny Young out-snapped Patrick Onwuasor, but it didn’t amount to much. Young played 25 snaps, less than moneybacker Levine’s 29 snaps. It’s become a messy committee opposite Mosley.
Tremaine Edmunds, Jordan Poyer, and Tre’Davious White played all 76 snaps. Taron Johnson and Rafael Bush played over 90% of snaps. Ryan Lewis played 67 snaps. Matt Milano was the only other Bill to play north of 70% of snaps. Lewis had 7 solos, 1 assist, and 2 PDs. Edmunds and Poyer each ended with 6 total tackles. Poyer added an interception. Micah Hyde left with a groin injury after 11 snaps.
Nick Vigil and Jessie Bates played all 70 snaps. Shawn Williams and Dre Kirkpatrick both topped 90% of snaps. Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins each topped 70% of snaps. Vigil ended with 8 solos and 1 TFL. Bates had 7 solos and 1 assist. Preston Brown put together 4 solos and 2 assists on only 46 snaps in his return to action. Michael Johnson also returned from injury, but only played 29 snaps, good for 4th among DEs behind Dunlap, Sam Hubbard (40 snaps), and Carl Lawson (32 snaps), tied with Jordan Willis (29 snaps)
Joe Schobert and Denzel Ward both played all 92 snaps. Myles Garrett, Damarious Randall, and Christian Kirksey topped 90% of snaps. Larry Ogunjobi and Emmanuel Ogbah both topped 80% of snaps. TJ Carrie topped 70% of snaps. Schobert ended with 7 solos, 7 assists, and 1.0 sack. Carrie added 7 solos, 5 assists, and 1 TFL. Garrett put together 7 solos, 2 assists, but only 0.5 sack. Randall added 6 solos and 1 interception among 2 PDs. Week 3 was a mirage. Derrick Kindred out-snapped Jabrill Peppers, 55 snaps to 37 snaps. That’s the third time in four games Kindred has out-snapped Peppers. Chris Smith played only 5 snaps with Ogbah’s return.
Darian Stewart and Justin Simmons were both on the field for 78 snaps. Starting CBs Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby each played 75 snaps. Todd Davis, Brandon Marshall, and Bradley Chubb each topped 70% of snaps. Simmons had 7 solos, and 1 assist. Davis had 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1.0 sack. Harris and Marshall both ended with 6 total tackles. Fourth Round rookie Josey Jewell’s snap count dropped after Marshall’s return to health.
Zach Cunningham, Tyrann Mathieu, and Kareem Jackson played all 90 snaps. Yep, 90 snaps. Jonathan Joseph played 87 snaps. Shareece Wright, JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, and Aaron Colvin were all on the field for over 80% of snaps. Whitney Mercilus and Benardrick McKinney each broke the 70% snap share. Joseph led the way with 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Honeybadger and Cunningham each added 7 total tackles.
Watt and Clowney had similar stat lines of 4 solos and 2.0 sacks apiece. All of Clowney’s solos were TFLs. I cannot get a handle on Houston’s LBs. With Dylan Cole on IR, I expected McKinney to play more, but his snap share dropped, and Cunningham played 100% of snap for the first time this season. Colvin is out indefinitely. That leaves a depleted CB depth chart even skinnier. Jackson may have to move back to CB with 3rd Round rookie Justin Reid getting another shot at starting opposite the Honeybadger.
Clayton Geathers, Malik Hooker, and Nate Hairston played all 86 snaps. Darius Leonard played 85 snaps. Margus Hunt played 80 snaps which is incredible for a big man. Denico Autry, Pierre Desir, and Anthony Walker all topped 80% of snaps. Jabaal Sheard was the only other Colt over 70% of snaps. Leonard continued his amazing rookie season with 8 solos, 5 assists, and 1.0 sack.
Walker added 9 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Autry returned from injury with 7 solos, 2 assists, 4 TFLs, and 2.0 sacks. [/profiler]Matthias Farley[/profiler] put together 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD on 45 snaps. Farley had played 61 snaps over the first three weeks combined. Geathers had 7 solos. Autry’s return didn’t cut into Hunt’s snap count so Hunt should be useful for the rest of the season. Kenny Moore left this game with a concussion after 30 snaps.
Myles Jack, Telvin Smith, Barry Church, Tashaun Gipson, AJ Bouye, and Jalen Ramsey played all 55 snaps. Yannick Ngakoue played over 80% of snaps. Tyler Patmon, Calais Campbell, and Malik Jackson all topped 70% of snaps. Not a single Jaguar had over 5 total tackles, but the best pass rusher in the league got his first sack of the season. Ngakoue is still due for a blow-up game soon, but it’s good to see him get on the stat sheet. Third Round rookie Ronnie Harrison only played 4 snaps for his lowest snap count of the season.
Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Murray, Ron Parker, Kendall Fuller, and Steven Nelson played all 60 snaps. Anthony Hitchens and Justin Houston both played 58 snaps. Allen Bailey and Chris Jones each topped 80% of snaps. Nobody else was over 69% of snaps on the day. Fuller ended with 7 solos and 1 PD. Murray put together 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 interception. Dee Ford had 3 solos, and 1.0 sack among 3 QB hits on 30 snaps. The LB spot next to Hitchens continues to be a very messy committee. Reggie Ragland played 26 snaps, 4th Round rookie Armani Watts played 12 snaps, and Terrance Smith played 11 snaps. Smith’s snap share has dropped each of the last two weeks since peaking at 53% in Week 2.
Los Angeles Chargers
Jahleel Addae played all 60 snaps. Jatavis Brown, Trevor Williams, Casey Hayward, and Derwin James played 59 snaps. Melvin Ingram played 58 snaps. Denzel Perryman and Darius Philon both topped 70% of snaps. Brown led the way in relief of Kyzir White with 7 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. Williams added 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 interception.
James put together 5 solos, 2 assists, 2 PDs, and 1.0 sack among 3 QB hits. Brown still played certain packages when White was starting. With White inactive due to knee surgery, Brown played every snap. Also, how was there not more information about White having knee surgery? It was just a cleanup, so they hope White will be back soon. Desmond King and Isaac Rochell both saw snap shares at 45% or lower, much lower than their season average. It’s a big drop after King played every single snap in Week 3.
Kiko Alonso, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and TJ McDonald played all 81 snaps. Xavien Howard played 80 snaps. Jerome Baker topped 80% of snaps. Davon Godchaux was the only other Dolphin over 70% of snaps. Alonso led the way with 3 solos, 9 assists, and 1 PD. Baker and Minkah both added double-digit tackles. Minkah’s stat line included 1 interception among 2 PDs and one of the best tackles of the year.
Fitz has had himself a strong game today. pic.twitter.com/l7Y6cOUPDa
— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) September 30, 2018
Raekwon McMillan added 3 solos and 3 assists on 54 snaps. Baker has taken control of the second LB spot in South Beach.
New England Patriots
Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, and Stephon Gilmore all played 49 snaps. Patrick Chung played 46 snaps. Jonathan Jones topped 80% of snaps. No other Patriots topped 65% of snaps. Jones was the only Pat over 6 total tackles. Jones had 5 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. John Simon ended with 5 total tackles and 1.0 sack in his first game for the New England. Simon played 20 snaps, already more than Deatrich Wise’s 19 snaps. Trey Flowers returned but only played 28 snaps. With Ja’Whaun Bentley on IR, Kyle Van Noy played 63% of snaps, Dont’a Hightower played 53% of snaps, and Elandon Roberts played 57% of snaps.
New York Jets
Avery Williamson, Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, and Trumaine Johnson played all 77 snaps. Darron Lee only played 68 snaps. Buster Skrine and Leonard Williams both topped 70% snap share. Adams paced the team with 10 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Williams had 6 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. In Maye’s first action of the season, he amassed 6 solos and 1 assist. Lee added 4 solos and 2 assists. Morris Claiborne left with a stomach injury after 53 snaps.
Tahir Whitehead played all 82 snaps. Rashaan Melvin and Marcus Gilchrist topped 80% of snaps. Marquel Lee and Johnathan Hankins both topped 70% of snaps. Whitehead put together 7 solos and 5 assists. Lee added 4 solos, 6 assists, and 2 PDs. Melvin put together 9 solos and 2 PDs. Gareon Conley secured his first pick-six but only played 55 snaps. What is there to say about the Raiders? Safety is a committee between Gilchrist, Reggie Nelson, and Erik Harris. DE is a committee without anyone standing out and playing over 65% of snaps.
Terrell Edmunds, Sean Davis, and Joe Haden played all 77 snaps. TJ Watt broke 90% of snaps. Bud Dupree and Vince Williams both topped 80% of snaps. Jon Bostic, Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, and Cameron Sutton each topped 70% of snaps. Bostic had 6 solos, 3 assists, and 0.5 TFL. Williams had 4 solos and 5 assists. Haden and Edmunds both ended with 7 total tackles. Davis added 3 solos and 3 assists. Morgan Burnett missed his second straight game.
Kevin Byard and Malcolm Butler both played 78 snaps. Jayon Brown and Adoree Jackson each played 77 snaps. Logan Ryan also topped 90% of snaps. First Round rookie Rashaan Evans, Jurrell Casey, and Dereck Morgan all topped 70% of snaps.
Byard had his best game of the season with 9 solos and 2 assists. He added 1 QB hit too. Butler and Brown both hit double-digit tackles, and each added a sack as well. Nobody with a non-B last name topped 5 total tackles. Wesley Woodyard left with a shoulder injury after 2 snaps, allowing Evans and Brown to play so much. Will Compton only played 16 snaps so it’s Brown and Evans’ job if Woodyard will be out for a while. Kenny Vaccaro dislocated his elbow and will miss 2-4 weeks. Veteran Kendrick Lewis stepped in for Vaccaro and played 47 snaps.