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, Josh Bynes, and Antoine Bethea played all 98 snaps. Yes. Haason Reddick. Budda Baker, Bene Benwikere, and Tre Boston all topped 90% of snaps. Chandler Jones topped 85% of snaps. Rodney Gunter and Benson Mayowa topped 70% of snaps.
Bishard Baker is out here doing Budda Baker things. Baker is a stud in his sophomore season, 11 solos, 5 assists, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. You could make a case for either Baker, Derwin James, or Landon Collins as the #1 overall safety in dynasty. Bethea added 9 solos, 4 assists, and 1 QB hit. Bynes was the third Card with double-digit tackles with 9 solos, 2 assists, 1.0 sack, 1 PD, and 1 FR TD.
It was Reddick’s turn to be the 2nd best LB behind Bynes. Reddick ended with 8 solos, 1.0 sack, and 2 PDs. There’s a report both Reddick and Deone Bucannon are on the trade block. It seems like Arizona is trying to showcase Reddick to force a trade. Bucannon only played 4 snaps. Starting CBs Peterson and Benwikere both ended with 7 total tackles. Benwikere added an interception. Jones’ stat line was 6 solos, 2 TFLs, 1.0 sack, and 1 PD. Both Markus Golden and Robert Nkemdiche missed this game. Not to gloat, but I spelled Nkemdiche correctly on the first try. [Editor’s note: No, he didn’t.]
Damontae Kazee was the only Falcon on the field for all 61 snaps. Robert Alford played 59 snaps. LBs De’Vondre Campbell and Duke Riley both topped 80% of snaps. Jordan Richards and Desmond Trufant both topped 70% of snaps. Richards ended with 4 solos and 3 assists. Kazee added 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 interception. Brooks Reed put together 5 solos and 1 QB hit as the #3 DE on the field for 34 snaps. Sixth Round rookie Foye Oluokun ended with 2 solos and 3 assists on 33 defensive snaps. With Grady Jarrett out, Terrell McClain played 38 snaps, and 3rd Round rookie Deadrin Senat played 36 snaps.
Luke Kuechly, Shaq Thompson, Mike Adams, James Bradberry, and Donte Jackson were on the field for all 56 snaps. Eric Reid, in his first action of the season, played 86% of snaps. Nickel CB Captain Munnerlyn was the only other Panther over 70% of snaps. Bradberry chased OBJ around all game, leading to 7 solos, 1 assist, and 2 PDs. Adams had a game with 5 solos, 1 assist, and 2 interceptions. Second Round rookie Jackson added 5 solos, and 1 assist. Reid had 3 solos. Thomas Davis will be back from his suspension next week.
Leighton Vander Esch, Jeff Heath, and Byron Jones played all 80 snaps. Jaylon Smith and Xavier Woods both played 79 snaps. Anthony Brown and Tyrone Crawford topped 80% of snaps. DeMarcus Lawrence topped 70% of snaps. The LBs didn’t miss a beat without Sean Lee. LVE totaled 11 solos and 3 assists. Smith added 6 solos, 6 assists, 1.0 sack, 3 TFLs, 1 PD, and 2 QB hits. Jones amassed 8 solos, 2 assists, and 2 PDs. Heath’s stat line was 5 solos, 5 assists, and 1 PD.
Chidobe Awuzie only played 36 snaps as he may have been benched. Brown took over on the outside in base packages while Jourdan Lewis played his first defensive snaps of the season coming in as the 3rd CB. If you rely on Awuzie, get a backup plan together. Taco Charlton and Randy Gregory are splitting time so evenly as to make each other irrelevant. Charlton played 48 snaps to Gregory’s 40 snaps.
Safeties Glover Quin and Quandre Diggs played all 81 snaps. Nevin Lawson, Devon Kennard, Darius Slay, Jarrad Davis, and Romeo Okwara all topped 90% of snaps. Da’Shawn Hand was the only other Lion over 70% of the snaps.
Both starting safeties broke double-digit tackles. Quin had 10 solos, 3 assists, and 1 QB hit. Diggs had 9 solos and 1 assist. Davis put together 5 solos, 3 assists, 2 PDs, and 1 QB hit. Okwara had a big day in Ezekiel Ansah’s continued absence. Okwara had 3 solos and 2.0 sacks. Fourth Round sophomore Jalen Reeves-Maybin out-snapped Christian Jones, 32 snaps to 24 snaps. It’s the first time that’s happened all season. JRM isn’t useful yet, but it’s a step in the right direction. Five different CBs played at least 32% of snaps. After Lawson and Slay, DeShawn Shead played 45 snaps, Teez Tabor played 32 snaps, and Cre’Von LeBlanc played 26 snaps. Playing against Green Bay is always good for opposing CBs.
Green Bay Packers
Blake Martinez and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played all 62 snaps. Kentrell Brice and Tramon Williams each played 61 snaps. Kenny Clark also topped 90% of snaps, which is incredible for a NT. Kevin King returned from injury and topped 80% of snaps. Mike Daniels, Josh Jackson, and Clay Matthews each topped 70% of snaps. Martinez and Antonio Morrison led the team with 5 total tackles apiece. Martinez included 2.0 sacks.
Morrison only played 18 snaps. Oren Burks-Watch Week 5: Burks had 4 solos on 25 snaps. His snap share has increased each week since he made his debut. He was up to 40% snap share on Sunday. Jaire Alexander missed this game with a groin injury. Second Round sophomore Josh Jones played his first 4 defensive snaps of the season. I miss the Nascar packages of yesteryear…
Los Angeles Rams
Cory Littleton, John Johnson III, LaMarcus Joyner, and Marcus Peters played all 60 snaps. Aaron Donald played 58 snaps, which is insane for an interior D-lineman. Ndamukong Suh also topped 90% of snaps. Michael Brockers, Troy Hill, Samson Ebukam and Mark Barron all topped 80% of snaps. No other Rams were over 70% of snaps. In his first game action, Barron had 5 solos and 4 assists. Suh and Littleton both ended with 3 solos and 4 assists. Suh added 1.0 sack while Littleton added 2 PDs.
Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, and Mike Hughes played all 59 snaps. LBs Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr both played 57 snaps. Danielle Hunter, Stephen Weatherly, and Xavier Rhodes topped 90% of snaps. Sheldon Richardson topped 75% of snaps. LBs Kendricks and Barr both ended with 6 total tackles. Everybody else had 5 or fewer tackles. Big man Linval Joseph caught a fumble and rumbled 64 yards to the end zone. If you don’t love seeing big men getting those TDs, you don’t love football. Joseph also added 1.0 sack among 5 total tackles on 33 snaps.
Big men typically don’t have to run as far as Linval Joseph did on that touchdown 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LeykWgpasw
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 7, 2018
New Orleans Saints
Marcus Williams was the only Saint to play all 61 snaps. CBs Ken Crawley and PJ Williams both topped 90% of snaps. Vonn Bell, Cameron Jordan, and Demario Davis were all north of 80% of snaps. AJ Klein and Alex Anzalone were both on the field for more than 70% of snaps. Bell led the way with 7 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. Davis put together 5 solos and 1 assist. Klein added 3 solos, 3 assists, and 1 PD. Marshon Lattimore left the game with a concussion after 6 snaps. This was Bell’s highest snap share of the season. Kurt Coleman, meanwhile, has found his sweet spot at around 23 snaps per game.
New York Giants
Alec Ogletree, Landon Collins, and Eli Apple played all 71 snaps. Curtis Riley and Janoris Jenkins both topped 90% of snaps. Nickel CB BW Web was the only other Giant over 70% of snaps. Collins paced the team with 4 solos, 4 assists, and 1 PD. Ogletree contributed 4 solos and 2 assists. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. This was a down game for the Giants #IDP in general.
Jordan Hicks, Malcolm Jenkins, Jalen Mills, and Avonte Maddox played all 62 snaps. Ronald Darby and Nigel Bradham both topped 90% of snaps. Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham topped 80% of snaps. Michael Bennett and Destiny Vaeao topped 70% of snaps. Hicks paced the team with tackles with 7 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 QB hits. Jones added 7 solos and 1 TFL. Bradham amassed 5 solos and 2 assists. Jenkins had 5 solos and 1 assist.
Mills had 4 solos but added 3 PDs. Cox only had 1 solo but had 4 QB hits. Corey Graham, filling in for Rodney McLeod, lasted 3 snaps before hurting his hamstring. Maddox, a 4th Round rookie CB, played every snap at safety for the Eagles. Last week was the first time Maddox had played safety. He ended with 4 solos. He’s a CB on MFL. He’s worth keeping an eye on if Graham will be out for a while. Derek Barnett missed this game, allowing 4th Round rookie Josh Sweat to play his first defensive snaps of the season, all 8 of them.
San Francisco 49ers
Fred Warner, Reuben Foster, Adrian Colbert and Richard Sherman played all 51 snaps. Jaquiski Tartt and DeForest Buckner both topped 90% of snaps. Solomon Thomas topped 70% of snaps. This is the second straight game that Thomas broke 70% of snaps, a far cry from the upper 40’s he got the first two weeks of the season. No 49ers had more than 4 total tackles. Cassius Marsh had 3 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack on 26 snaps. Buckner only had 3 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL, but accounted for 3 QB hits. Warner had a down game, but he’ll bounce back. With CJ Beathard behind center, Warner and Foster will have plenty of chances to chase down opposing ball carriers in the second half of games. The Cardinals continue to be a matchup to avoid for #IDP.
Bobby Wagner, Bradley McDougald, Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers all played 66 snaps. Tedric Thompson, Barkevious Mingo, Justin Coleman, and Jarran Reed all topped 90% of snaps. Frank Clark was on the field for 54 snaps. He was the last Seahawk over 70% of snaps. McDougald led the way with 8 solos and 2 assists. Wagner added 3 solos and 5 assists. Mingo and Thompson each contributed 6 solos and 1 assist and Mingo included a QB hit on his stat line while Thompson added 1 PD. Mingo played more snaps in Week 5 than he did in Weeks 3 and 4 combined. With KJ Wright still out and Mychal Kendricks suspended indefinitely, Mingo appears to be playing the WILL now. Flowers had 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD. Reed amassed 3 solos and 3 assists.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mason Foster and DJ Swearinger played all 66 snaps. Both Montae Nicholson and Josh Norman played 61 snaps. Zach Brown, Quinton Dunbar, Jonathan Allen, and Preston Smith topped 80% of snaps. Da’Ron Payne and Ryan Kerrigan topped 70% of snaps. Foster had the top stat line with 6 solos and 4 assists. Dunbar ended with 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Brown added 4 solos and 2 assists. Josh Harvey-Clemons continues to take limited snaps away from Brown in specific sub-packages. It’s not enough snaps to make JHC useful, but enough to keep Brown out of the top tier of LBs.
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