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 and Eric Weddle played all 81 snaps. Tony Jefferson missed 1 snap. Tavon Young and Brandon Carr both topped 80% of snaps. OLBs Za’Darius Smith and Matt Judon topped the 70% threshold. Weddle led the way with 6 solos and 1 assist. Mosley added 3 solos, 4 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. Carr ended with 5 solos and 1 assist. Judon ended with 5 solos and connected on 1 of his 3 QB hits. Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey split snaps, each playing fewer snaps than nickel CB Young.
Matt Milano, Julian Stanford, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Tre’Davious White, and Phillip Gaines played all 51 snaps. The Bills offense was on the field for 91 snaps. Allowing a couple of defensive scores really limits your #IDP opportunity… Shaq Lawson and Taron Johnson topped 70% of snaps. Stanford, filling in for Tremaine Edmunds who’s still in the concussion protocol, led the way with 7 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Lawson had a solid game with 4 solos, 3 assists,1 PD, and 1 QB hit. Lawson got the opportunity because Trent Murphy missed this game with an injury.
Jamie Collins and Travis Carrie played all 64 snaps. Jabrill Peppers and Larry Ogunjobi both topped 90% of snaps. Myles Garrett, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Derrick Kindred, and Emmanuel Ogbah surpassed the 80% threshold. Collins led the way with 6 solos and 1 assist. Tanner Vallejo, a 6th Round draft pick from Buffalo last season, added 5 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL. Christian Kirksey, who was the Best Man at Anthony Hitchens’ wedding, left the game with a hamstring injury, reducing the LB Corp to Collins, Genard Avery, and Vallejo. Fifth Round rookie Avery was on the field for 41 snaps to Vallejo’s 39 snaps. Peppers ended with 3 solos and 3 assists. Don’t get too excited about his sudden snap count jump. Damarious Randall missed this game with an injury, giving Peppers and Kindred a full snap load rather than their typical split. Garrett ended with 2 solos and connected with 1 of his 3 QB hits. First Round rookie Denzel Ward and EJ Gaines both left this game with injuries. Ward had a hip injury after 8 snaps, 1 more than Gaines played before suffering a concussion. The Browns had to turn to Denzel Rice (36 snaps) and Taviere Thomas (17 snaps).).
Safeties Justin Simmons and Will Parks played all 62 snaps. Chris Harris Jr missed 1 snap. Tramaine Brock, Todd Davis, and Von Miller]/profiler] all topped 80% of snaps. Rookie LBs [profiler]Josey Jewell and Bradley Chubb both passed the 70% threshold. Davis is now the Bronco LB for #IDP. Davis put together 9 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 PD. First Round Rookie Chubb was the only other Bronco to top 5 total tackles. Chubb put together 5 solos, 1 assist, 3 TFLs, and 1.0 sack. Su’a Cravens played his first action of the season with 27 snaps. Brandon Marshall missed this game with the knee injury that’s been limiting him the last few weeks.
Benardrick McKinney, Tyrann Mathieu, and Justin Reid, Kareem Jackson, and Shareece Wright played all 66 snaps. JJ Watt broke the 90% threshold. Whitney Mercilus and JaDeveon Clowney broke played 80% of snaps. 6th round sophomore Mike Tyson, not that Mike Tyson, played 47 snaps, 71%. It would be pretty awesome if it was that Mike Tyson though… Reid hit double-digit tackles with 9 solos and 1 assist. McKinney ended with 4 solos and 3 assists. Honeybadger and Brandon Dunn both hit 6 total tackles. Dunn played 26 snaps.
Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Murray was the only Chief to play all 75 snaps. Steven Nelson, Ron Parker, Kendall Fuller, and Dee Ford all played at least 71 snaps. Breeland Speaks was on the field for 65 snaps, 87%. Allen Bailey crossed the 70% threshold. Anthony Hitchens and Nelson both ended with 8 solos. Nelson added 1 interception. Hitchens was in and out dealing with a rib injury he suffered last week. He’s a native Ohioan and didn’t want to miss a game in Cleveland, especially when facing off with one of his best friends fellow former Hawkeye Christian Kirksey. He was on the field for 52 snaps. Murray added 6 solos and 1 assist. Reggie Ragland put together 4 solos and 2 assists on 36 snaps. Safety continues to be a mess for KC as Murray started again, sending Jordan Lucas back to the bench. Getting Eric Berry and, to a lesser extent, Daniel Sorenson back from injury will do wonders for this defense.
Los Angeles Chargers
Derwin James, Jahleel Addae, Casey Hayward, and Mike Davis played all 81 snaps. Melvin Ingram just hit the 90% threshold. Adrian Phillips and Desmond King both played 80% of snaps. Jatavis Brown, James, and Addae all broke double-digit tackles. Brown had 7 solos and 4 assists on 51 snaps. James reversed his tackle total with 4 solos and 7 assists. Addae put together 3 solos, 7 assists, 1 PD, and 1.0 sack. UDFA sophomore Davis had 7 solos and 1 assist. Davis appears to have surpassed former UDFA Trevor Williams on the depth chart. Phillips added 4 solos and 2 assists. Denzel Perryman only played 46 snaps, 57%, by far his lowest snap share of the season.
Kiko Alonso and Xavien Howard played all 66 snaps. First Round rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick and TJ McDonald both topped 90% of snaps. Third Round rookie Jerome Baker and Bobby McCain both passed the 80% threshold. McDonald led the way with 8 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 2 PDs including 1 interception. Alonso ended with 4 solos, 3 assists, and 2 PDs, including an interception of his own. Fitzpatrick added 2 solos and 4 assists. Third Round rookie Baker 4 solos, 1 assist, and a pick-six. Cameron Wake and Akeem Spence each added 2.0 sacks. Both played 38 snaps. Former Pro Bowler Reshad Jones pulled himself from the game after 10 snaps, giving Minkah the opportunity. Jones wasn’t injured. It seems he is unhappy with the defensive rotation. As I write this on Monday night, we still don’t know the full details or potential ramifications. This is definitely a story to keep an eye on, though. Raekwon McMillan only played 36 snaps. This marks the third time this season that Baker out-snapped his former Buckeye colleague McMillan.
New England Patriots
Devin McCourty was the only Pat to play all 74 snaps. Patrick Chung, Stephon Gilmore, Trey Flowers, and Kyle Van Noy topped 90% of snaps. Jason McCourty and Dont’a Hightower passed the 80% threshold. Van Noy led the way with 3 solos and 6 assists. Lawrence Guy was the only other Pat over 5 total tackles with 2 solos and 4 assists. Guy played 27 snaps.
New York Jets
Avery Williamson, Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Morris Claiborne and Daryl Roberts played all 57 snaps. Darron Lee was on the field for 54 snaps. Buster Skrine topped 85% of snaps. Jordan Jenkins just hit the 70% threshold while Leonard Williams was 1 snap short. Williamson paced the team with 7 solos, 5 assists, and 1.0 sack. Adams added 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 PDs. Both Skrine and Lee ended with 6 total tackles. Jenkins added 2 solos, 3 assists, and 2.0 sacks. Jenkins had 5.5 sacks through his first two seasons combined and is up to 4.5 sacks this season.
Tahir Whitehead played all 55 snaps. The 49ers scored 34 points on 55 snaps. Anything is possible when you’ve got the GOAT Nick Mullins starting… Also, Oakland’s defense is hot garbage. Gareon Conley played 53 snaps, 96%. Marcus Gilchrist, Johnathan Hankins, and Daryl Worley topped 70% of snaps. Whitehead hit 6 solos, 1 assist, and 4 TFLs. Nobody else even got to 5 total tackles. No sacks as a team, only 2 QB hits, and only 2 PDs. This defense is bad. I really think Whitehead may be the only startable #IDP even in deep leagues. After three straight weeks of topping 70% of snaps, Maquel Lee has not topped 60% of snaps in the last two games. A week after making 35-year old Reggie Nelson a healthy scratch to see how the younger guys would fare (Erik Harris is only 28…), Nelson returned, and they had a 3-way committee next to Gilchrist. Bruce Irvin played 9 defensive snaps and was released. Frostee Rucker, Arden Key, and Fadol Brown will see a few more snaps. I question whether any of them are talented enough to capitalize on it. Writing about this team just makes me sad.
Safeties Sean Davis and Terrell Edmunds played all 61 snaps. CBs Joe Haden and Coty Sensabaugh each missed a snap. Mike Hilton and Bud Dupree topped 80% of snaps. Stephon Tuitt, Cameron Heyward, and TJ Watt all topped the 70% threshold. Davis was the only Steeler to top 5 total tackles. He ended with 9 solos. Vince Williams is no longer startable in #IDP. He and Jon Bostic each played 34 snaps, 56%. While LJ Fort and Morgan Burnett played the other 27 snaps.
Kevin Byard, Kenny Vaccaro, Adoree’ Jackson, and Logan Ryan played all 59 snaps. Jayon Brown, Wesley Woodyard, and Malcolm Butler topped 80% of snaps. Jurrell Casey was on the field for 46 snaps, 78%. Woodyard ended with 5 solos, 3 assists, and 1.0 sack. Vaccaro added 5 solos, 1 assist, and 0.5 TFL. Nobody else topped 5 total tackles. This was Vaccaro’s first game since Week 4. Butler’s snap shares the last two games were 65% and 66%. Kevin Byard pulled a trick out of T.O.’s bag of tricks to celebrate his interception.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 6, 2018
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