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, Tony Jefferson, and Eric Weddle played all 71 snaps. CBs Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr both played 70 snaps. Terrell Suggs and Tavon Young both topped 70% of snaps. Mosley had all the tackles, 11 solos, and 5 assists. Safeties Weddle and Jefferson were the only other Ravens over 4 total tackles. Weddle added 5 solos and 2 assists. Jefferson put together 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 QB hit. Patrick Onwuasor played the most snaps of the three-way committee next to Mosley.
Tremaine Edmunds and Jordan Poyer played all 66 snaps. Matt Milano and Micah Hyde topped 90% of snaps. CBs Tre’davious White and Phillip Gaines each topped 80% of snaps. Taron Johnson and Edmunds each had 7 solos. Johnson added 1 TFL while Edmunds added 1 PD and 1 QB hit. Johnson only played 36 snaps.
Shawn Williams, Jessie Bates, and Dre Kirkpatrick played all 70 snaps. William Jackson and Preston Brown topped 80% of snaps. Carlos Dunlap, Jordan Evans, and Geno Atkins topped 70% of snaps. Both starting safeties hit 12 total tackles. Playing the Chiefs is good… Williams came down with 9 solos, 3 assists, and 1 interception. Bates added 7 solos and 5 assists. Evans was the only other Bengal north of 5 total tackles with 4 solos and 2 assists. Nick Vigil missed this game with an MCL injury. Vontaze Burfict only played 44 snaps and was caught deliberately trying to twist Spencer Ware’s ankle, something that he’s been fined for in the past. Just more for that highlight reel of dirty plays from Burfict.
Christian Kirksey, Jamie Collins, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun played all 95 snaps. Damarious Randall, Denzel Ward, and Emmanuel Ogbah topped 90% of snaps. Larry Ogunjobi and Myles Garrett topped 80% of snaps. Genard Avery and TJ Carrie both topped 70% of snaps. This is Avery’s first time north of 51% of snaps. Three different Browns had double-digit tackles. Randall led the way with 11 solos and 1 assist. Boddy-Calhoun put together 10 solos, 1 PD, and 1 QB hit. Kirksey had 7 solos, 3 assists, and 1 interception. Jabrill Peppers added 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. This is an outlier rather than a sign of consistent production as Peppers still split snaps with Derrick Kindred, 66 snaps to 34 snaps. The impressive stat lines continue… Collins amassed 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, 1 QB hit, and 1 interception. Ogbah had 5 total tackles, 1.5 sack, and 2 PDs. Garrett only ended with 2 solos, but both were of Jameis Winston. That gives him 7.0 sacks through 6 games.
Justin Simmons was the only Bronco on the field for all 66 snaps. Bradley Roby, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Will Parks all topped 90% of snaps. Parks is a new addition to that list as he had topped 40% of snaps in one game this season. Darian Stewart left the game with a neck injury after 7 snaps. OLBs Von Miller and Bradley Chubb both topped 80% of snaps. Todd Davis and Derek Wolfe each topped 70% of snaps. Davis had a big game with 6 solos, 4 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 PDs including a pick-six. Simmons had 6 solos, and 1 assist. Harris added 5 solos, 1 assist, and a pick-six of his own. The Broncos had 10 PDs including 3 interceptions. Roby had 4 PDs. Denver hit Josh Rosen 13 times, connecting on 6 sacks. Miller had 5 QB hits vs. Chubb’s 3 QB hits. They both connected twice. Rosen also fumbled 3 times.
Zach Cunningham, Benardrick McKinney, Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Reid, Kareem Jackson, and Jonathan Joseph played all 68 snaps. Jadeveon Clowney and JJ Watt both played 61 snaps, 90%. Whitney Mercilus topped 80% of snaps. After that, it was a steep drop to NT DJ Reader at 47% of snaps. Cunningham led the way with 8 solos and 2 assists. Clowney, Joseph, and McKinney each had 7 total tackles. Clowney added 2.0 sacks among 4 QB hits. Honeybadger only had 5 total tackles but added 1.0 sack and 1 interception, just missing the FF to hit for the #IDP cycle. Andre Hal saw his first action of the season, overcoming Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hal was on the field for 29 snaps. His snaps will likely increase as he gets into playing shape and that could take snaps away from 3rd Round rookie Reid.
Kenny Moore II was on the field for all 56 snaps. Darius Leonard and Mike Mitchell topped 90% of snaps. Jabaal Sheard and Malik Hooker both played 49 snaps, 88%. Anthony Walker, Kemoko Turay, Margus Hunt, and Quincy Wilson all topped 70% of snaps. Leonard got fully back to form with 12 solos and 5 assists. Mitchell, starting for Clayton Geathers again, ended with 7 solos and 2 PDs, including 1 interception. Moore had 5 solos, 2 assists, and 2 PDs including his interception. Hunt’s 70% of snaps seems high, but it’s his lowest snap share on the season. On the other hand, Turay’s 71% is his highest snap share of the season.
Myles Jack, Telvin Smith, Tashaun Gipson, AJ Bouye, and Jalen Ramsey were on the field for all 64 snaps. Barry Church played 63 snaps. Malik Jackson and Calais Campbell topped 80% of snaps. Campbell led the team in total tackles which is rare. He put together 5 solos, 4 assists, and 1 QB hit. Smith added 7 solos and 1 assist. Jack added 6 solos and 1 assist. Bouye and 3rd Round rookie Ronnie Harrison both had 6 total tackles. Harrison played 62% of snaps, his highest snap share of the season. I think it’s safe to say R.I.P. Sacksonville. Facing a banged-up DeShaun Watson with two of the worst starting OTs in the league, Jacksonville managed 1 sack and 5 QB hits.
Kansas City Chiefs
No Chiefs played all 59 snaps. Second round rookie OLB Breeland Speaks led the way with 57 snaps. Kendall Fuller also topped 90% of snaps. Ron Parker, Jordan Lucas, and Steven Nelson topped 80% of snaps. Orlando Scandrick and Dee Ford topped 70% of snaps. Scandrick led the way with 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Third Round rookie Dorian O’Daniel made an appearance on the stat sheet with 4 solos and 1 TFL. O’Daniel seems to have taken over the role he was drafted for, nickel LB. Terrance Smith only played 4 snaps after playing 64% of snaps in Week 5. Chris Jones notched his 3rd sack in as many games after a slow start to the season. Eric Murray returned from injury but lost the starting spot to Lucas. Murray played 22 snaps.
Los Angeles Chargers
Jahleel Addae was the only Charger to play all 71 snaps. Derwin James and Casey Hayward both played 70 snaps. Melvin Ingram, Trevor Williams, and Denzel Perryman topped 80% of snaps. Perryman led the way with 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1 interception. James added 5 solos and 3 assists. Adrian Phillips and Desmond King each ended with 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Phillip’s added 1 TFL while splitting time with Jatavis Brown. Both Phillips and Brown topped 50% of snaps. King topped 60% of snaps. Brandon Mebane had 6 solos and 1 TFL on 42 snaps. Ingram and Darius Philon both had 5 total tackles and 1.0 sack. Ingram added 2 PDs. Philon was on the field for 47 snaps.
Kiko Alonso and the starting secondary, Reshad Jones, TJ McDonald, Xavien Howard, and Bobby McCain, played all 64 snaps. Raekwon McMillan played 54 snaps, 84%. Davon Godchaux was the only other Fin over 70% of snaps. McMillan led the way with 7 solos and 1 assist. McDonald added 6 solos and 2 assists. Akeem Spence ended with 3 solos and 3 assists. Third Round rookie Jerome Baker suffered a bruised knee and on a shortened week could miss the Thursday night game.
New England Patriots
Patrick Chung played all 82 snaps. Devin McCourty and Stephon Gilmore played 81 snaps while Kyle Van Noy topped 90% of snaps. Trey Flowers topped 80% of snaps. That’s Flowers’ highest snap share on the season, and much closer to his snap shares from 2017. Dont’a Hightower topped 70% of snaps.
Chung paced the team with 6 solos, 1 assist, 1 PD, and 1 QB hit. Van Noy’s stat line was 6 solos, 1 TFL, and a FR TD. Jason McCourty saw a decrease in snaps, only playing 67%. UDFA JC Jackson seems to have taken some snaps from McCourty. For those that drafted Derek Rivers last year and have continued to hold onto him, I’ve got some good news. Rivers outsnapped Deatrich Wise, 24 snaps to 10 snaps. Rivers had played 17 snaps in the two games he had been active so far.
New York Jets
Avery Williamson, Darron Lee, [Jamal Adams/profiler], [profiler]Morris Claiborne, and Daryl Roberts played all 69 snaps. Leonard Williams was on the field for 58 snaps. Parry Nickerson and Brandon Copeland topped 70% of snaps. Roberts broke double-digit tackles with 10 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 2 PDs. Adams had 6 solos, 3 assists, and an impressive 3 TFLs. Nickel CB Nickerson put together 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL. Doug Middleton starting the game in place of Marcus Maye, who will miss a few more weeks with a broken thumb. Middleton suffered a torn pectoral and is done for the year. Terrence Brooks replaced Middleton.
Kevin Byard, Kendrick Lewis, Adoree Jackson, and Logan Ryan played all 44 snaps. Wesley Woodyard played 40 snaps. Jurrell Casey topped 80% of snaps. With Woodyard’s return, Jayon Brown only played 73% of snaps. OLBs Kamalei Correa and Brian Orakpo both topped 70% of snaps. Brown continues to produce. He ended with 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Ryan was the only other Titan with 5 total tackles. Ryan ended with 5 solos and 2 PDs. First Round rookie Rashaan Evans took the biggest hit upon Woodyard’s return, only playing 18 snaps. Malcolm Butler hasn’t topped 70% of snaps the last 2 weeks after starting the season playing at least 80% of snaps in every game.
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