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.
Damontae Kazee and Robert Alford played all 73 snaps. Desmond Trufant played 71 snaps. De’Vondre Campbell and Isaiah Oliver played over 80% of snaps. Vic Beasley, Brian Poole, and Duke Riley all topped 70% of snaps. Kazee led the way with 7 solos and 1 interception. Trufant added 6 solos, 1 assist, and 2 PDs. Tak McKinley made his presence felt, ending with 3.0 sacks on 49 snaps. Jordan Richards was expected to step up and play SS with the loss of Ricardo Allen, but Richards only played 19 snaps. Having four CBs all play more than 70% of the snaps, with three over 80% of the snaps shows how Atlanta replaced Allen. Grady Jarrett left the game with an ankle injury after only 37 snaps, opening the door for Jack Crawford (45 snaps) and Deandrin Senat (30 snaps) to play more snaps.
Josh Bynes, Antoine Bethea, and Tre Boston played 66 snaps. Budda Baker, Patrick Peterson, and Bene Benwikere each played 65 snaps. Chandler Jones topped 90% of snaps. Robert Nkemdiche and Deone Bucannon both topped 70% of snaps. Boston amassed 11 solos. Bethea added 6 solos and 1 assist. Bucannon made a return to the stat sheet with 6 solos. Baker, Bynes, and Peterson each had 5 solos. The LB corp continues to be a revolving door past Bynes. This week it was Bucannon getting the snaps while Gerald Hodges played only 1 defensive snap. In his second game back from injury, Markus Golden played more in his committee with Benson Mayowa, 52% to 48%. Jamar Taylor played 17 snaps. He looks like he’s only getting snaps in dime packages now, Benwikere is the new starting CB across from Paterson. The starting CB across from Peterson has been an #IDP MVP in years past. Unfortunately, Arizona’s offense isn’t what it used to be, so teams don’t have to throw so much and can take their foot off the gas. This limits IDP potential.
Adrian Amos and Kyler Fuller both played 63 snaps. Bryce Callahan, Eddie Jackson, Roquan Smith, and Khalil Mack all topped 80% of snaps. Kevin Toliver, Danny Trevathan, and Leonard Floyd each topped 70% of snaps. Toliver was the only Bear with more than 4 tackles. He ended with 5 solos and 2 assists. Luckily, Akiem Hicks got a sack early because he was ejected for pushing a ref after 17 snaps. Mack had another strip sack to go with 4 total tackles. That’s a forced fumble in 4 straight games. He’s #good. Jonathan Bullard, Bilal Nichols, Roy Robertson-Harris, and Aaron Lynch all saw increased snap rates due to Hicks’ early exit and the blowout this game quickly became.
Xavier Woods, Byron Jones, and Chidobe Awuzie played all 54 snaps. Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch topped 90% of snaps. Jeff Heath and Anthony Brown topped 80% of snaps. DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford were each north of 70% of snaps. Lawrence had a productive day at the office with 6 solos, 2 assists, and 3.0 sacks. Awuzie added 5 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Smith contributed 5 solos and 2 assists. Sean Lee missed this game with a hamstring injury. This is Lee’s 8th season in the NFL. He has never played 16 games.
Jarrad Davis, Devon Kennard, and Glover Quin played all 69 snaps. Nevin Lawson and Darius Slay each topped 90% of snaps. With Ezekiel Ansah missing his third straight game, Romeo Okwara topped 80% of snaps. Christian Jones and Da’Shawn Hand topped 70% of snaps. Davis led the way with 9 solos and 2 assists. He also added a QB hit. [/profiler]A’Shawn Robinson[/profiler] put together a fantastic stat line for a big man with 6 solos and 3 assists on 36 snaps. Quin had 4 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Tavon Wilson only played 4 snaps due to a back injury. Quandre Diggs left with a hand injury after 43 snaps. That left 3rd Round rookie Tracy Walker to come in and play 27 snaps.
Green Bay Packers
Blake Martinez, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice, and Tramon Williams played 58 snaps. Josh Jackson and Kenny Clark each topped 80% of snaps. No other Packer topped 70% of snaps. Martinez had 6 solos, 3 assists, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Martinez was the only Packer had more than 5 total tackles. Former 3rd Rounder Kyler Fackrell exploded for 3.0 sacks on 4 solos on only 26 snaps. Fackrell had 5.0 total sacks between his first two seasons. Last week, in Kevin King’s absence, Jaire Alexander outsnapped Jackson by 20 snaps. This week, it was Jackson over Alexander by 12 snaps. With Mohammad Wilkerson out, Dean Lowry outsnapped Mike Daniels, 36 snaps to 35 snaps. This is definitely an outlier though as Daniels has outsnapped Lowry in each of the first three games. Third Round rookie Oren Burks played 20 snaps, as his role is increasing. At this rate, Burks should be useful in a few more weeks. Antonio Morrison dropped down to 10 snaps. Josh Jones returned from injury and played 15 special teams snaps to go with his 0 defensive snaps…
Los Angeles Rams
Cory Littleton, John Johnson III, LaMarcus Joyner, Marcus Peters, and Sam Shields all played all 74 snaps. D-line studs Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh each topped 90% of the snaps. Samson Ebukam played 59 snaps, 80%. He’s the last Ram to play over 60% of the snaps. JJIII led the way with 6 solos, 5 assists, and 2 PDs. Littleton added 5 solos, 4 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 PDs. Ramik Wilson added 7 solos and 2 TFLs on 50% of snaps. Peters, Joyner, and Marqui Christian each added 6 total tackles. Christian played 47% of snaps. Donald amassed 3 solos, 2 assists, 3 TFLs, and 2.0 sacks among 4 QB hits.
LBs Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr and safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo all played all 55 snaps. Danielle Hunter played 51 snaps. Linval Joseph, Sheldon Richardson, Mike Hughes and Stephen Weatherly all topped 80% of the snaps. Xavier Rhodes topped 75% of the snaps. Hughes led the way with 8 solos and 1 TFL. Kendricks had 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Sendejo, Richardson, and Hunter each had 6 total tackles with Hunter adding 1.0 sack. Hunter has logged 1.0 sack in every game. He’s entering the top tier of dynasty DEs and could take over as DE1 from Joey Bosa with a blowup week or two between now and Week 9. Trae Waynes left this game with a concussion, giving Hughes a larger role, but Hughes is already above Mackenzie Alexander on the depth chart.
New Orleans Saints
Marcus Williams, Marshon Lattimore, and Ken Crawley played all 62 snaps. Cam Jordan topped 90% of snaps. Vonn Bell and PJ Williams both played 49 snaps, 79%. Demario Davis was the only other Saint over 70% of snaps. Davis led the way with 9 solos, 2 assists, and 2.0 sacks. Crawley added 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. PJ Williams had 5 solos and 2 assists. Bell and Alex Anzalone both ended with 6 total tackles. At LB, Davis played 44 snaps, AJ Klein played 43 snaps, Anzalone played 33 snaps, and Craig Robertson played 20 snaps. Kurt Coleman only played 13 defensive snaps after starting the season in a committee with Bell. Alex Okafor (61% of snaps) and Marcus Davenport (48% of snaps) continue to split snaps too evenly for either to be reliable.
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, Landon Collins, Curtis Riley, Janoris Jenkins, and BW Webb played all 70 snaps. Ray Ray Armstrong and Kareem Martin both topped 80% of snaps. Donte Deayon topped 70% of snaps. Collins had a Collins game with 9 solos, 5 assists, and 1 PD. Ogletree put together 5 solos, 7 assists, and 2 PDs. Armstrong ended with 5 solos and 2 assists. Jenkins added 5 solos and 1 assist. Riley ended up with 5 solos, that seems to be his sweet spot. In Week 1 last season, BJ Goodson had 18 tackles. This week, Goodson played 11 snaps…
Jordan Hicks, Corey Graham, and Jalen Mills all played 71 snaps. Malcolm Jenkins and Ronald Darby both played 70 snaps. Fletcher Cox and Nigel Bradham both topped 80% of snaps. Derek Barnett exploded for over 75% of snaps, the largest snap share any Eagle DE has played this year. With Rodney McLeod on IR, Graham started in his place and put together 8 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL. Darby added 8 solos and 1 PD. Hicks and Jenkins each contributed 7 total tackles. The loss of McLeod allowed 4th Round rookie Avonte Maddox to log his first defensive snaps of the season. The slot CB played 20 snaps at safety for Philly’s big nickel packages. They were the first snaps Maddox had every played at safety.
San Francisco 49ers
Fred Warner, Reuben Foster, Antone Exum, and DJ Reed played all 68 snaps. Jimmie Ward topped 80% of snaps. DeForest Buckner, Ahkello Witherspoon, and Solomon Thomas all topped 70% of snaps. Thomas makes his first appearance in the top half of a write-up with his highest snap count/share of the season, out snapping all the other DEs. Warner paced the team with 4 solos and 6 assists. Foster added 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. K’Waun Williams added 6 solos on 45 snaps. Ward is playing due to the injury to Richard Sherman although Witherspoon has been somewhat benched, so if Sherman comes back, Ward may retain a role over Witherspoon. Exum continues to fill in for Jaquiski Tartt. Fifth Round rookie, converted-CB, Reed seems to have taken over for Adrian Colbert, who didn’t play a single defensive snap on Sunday. Reed is locked in at FS, so unless he becomes Earl Thomas, he won’t be productive.
Bobby Wagner and Bradley McDougald played all 60 snaps. Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers each played 59 snaps. Jarran Reed, Earl Thomas, and Mychal Kendricks topped 80% of snaps. Frank Clark topped 70% of snaps. Wagner had 4 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Flowers ended with 6 solos. Kendricks added 4 solos, 2 assists, and 2 TFLs. Reed put together a great game for a DT with 4 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Thomas broke his leg and is done for the season. He had an interesting way of saying goodbye to the Seahawks sideline… Tedric Thompson played 23 snaps in relief compared to Delano Hill’s 1 snap. So Thompson will replace Thomas at FS while McDougald remains primarily at SS.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Justin Evans was the only Buc to play all 61 snaps. Isaiah Johnson, playing in place of Jordan Whitehead, playing in place of Chris Conte, played 60 snaps. Kwon Alexander, Lavonte David, and Jason Pierre-Paul all topped 90% of snaps. Gerald McCoy, Carlton Davis, and Vinny Curry all topped 70% of snaps. JPP led the way on the stat sheet with 6 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. That makes 4.0 sacks for him on the season. I may have been wrong about JPP. I thought a reduced snap share would limit his volume-dependent snaps, but he’s on pace for the third double-digit sack season of his nine-year career. David ended up with 6 solos and 1 TFL. Johnson had 5 solos. Outside of Davis, the rest of the CBs were a bit messy. Brent Grimes played 40 snaps, MJ Stewart played 34 snaps, and Ryan Smith played 19 snaps.
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