Week 9 NFC IDP Snap Counts

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.

Arizona Cardinals

Bye week.

Atlanta Falcons

Damontae Kazee, Desmond Trufant, and Isaiah Oliver played all 69 snaps. Nickel CB Brian Poole played 60 snaps, 87%. Foye Oluokun, Vic Beasley, Sharrod Neasman and De’Vondre Campbell all hit the 70% threshold. Oluokun ended with 6 total tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 QB hit. Jack Crawford put together 3 solos with 2.0 sacks on 42 snaps Robert Alford missed this game, giving 2nd Round rookie Oliver the chance to start. Duke Riley only played 32%, his lowest snap share since Week 1.

Carolina Panthers

Luke Kuechly, Eric Reid, James Bradberry, and Donte Jackson played all 67 snaps. Mike Adams played 65 snaps. Mario Addison, Captain Munnerlyn, Thomas Davis, and Kawann Short all topped 70% of snaps. Munnerlyn paced the team with 4 solos and 4 assists. Davis also hit 8 total tackles with 2 solos, 6 assists, 1 PD, and 1 QB hit. Kuechly added 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 QB hit. Adams ended with 5 solos and 1 assist. Addison amassed 3 solos, 2 assists, and 3.0 sacks. He had 4.5 sacks coming into Week 9.

Chicago Bears

No Bears needed to play all 91 snaps. Prince Amukamara played 89 snaps. Safeties Adrian Amos and Eddie Jackson were each on the field for 80 snaps. Danny Trevathan, Kyle Fuller, Roquan Smith, and Bryce Callahan all topped 80% of snaps. The ILBs shelled out in this game. Smith put together 11 solos and 2 assists. Trevathan added 7 solos, 5 assists, 2 TFLs, and 1 QB hit. Amos lit up the stat sheet as well with 6 solos, 1 assist, 1.0 sack, and 2 PDs including 1 interception. He didn’t hit for the #IDP Cycle, but it’s still an impressive stat line. Jackson and Leonard Floyd each scored defensive TDs and the Bears picked off Nathan Peterson 3 times. The Bills offense has gone from an #IDP matchup to avoid to one to start as many players as possible against.

Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Heath was the only Cowboy to play all 70 snaps. Xavier Woods, Byron Jones, and Chidobe Awuzie each missed 1 snap while Jaylon Smith topped the 90% threshold. Leighton Vander Esch was on the field for 61 snaps, 87%. Tyrone Crawford topped 70% of snaps. LBs Smith and LVE both ended with 6 solos, 3 assists, and 0.5 TFL. LVE added a PD. Awuzie added 6 solos and 1 assist.

Woods contributed 4 solos and 3 assists. Sean Lee left the game with a hamstring injury after 17 snaps and could be out awhile. David Irving missed this game with a high ankle sprain while Randy Gregory had arthroscopic knee surgery. First Round sophomore Taco Charlton left the game with a shoulder injury after 26 snaps, leaving the Cowboys very thin at D-line.

Detroit Lions

Jarrad Davis, Devon Kennard, and Quandre Diggs played all 49 snaps. Nevin Lawson, Darius Slay, and Romeo Okwara topped 90% of snaps. Glover Quin topped 80% and Christian Jones played 37 snaps, 76%. Damon Harrison led the way with 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Snacks played 33 snaps. Jones added 3 solos and 3 assists. Nobody else broke 5 tackles. Ezekiel Ansah saw his first game action since Week 1. Ansah only played 12 snaps but felt “amazing” after the game.

Green Bay Packers

Tramon Williams and Jaire Alexander were both on the field for all 71 snaps. Bashaud Breeland played 68 snaps in his first action of the season. Blake Martinez and Josh Jones both topped 70% of snaps. D-linemen Dean Lowry and Kenny Clark each missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Antonio Morrison paced the team with 5 solos, 3 assists, and 1.0 sack on 31 defensive snaps.

Breeland ended with 4 solos and 4 assists. Martinez totaled 3 solos and 4 assists. In his first game as a safety, Williams ended with 5 solos and 1 assist. Josh Jones added 4 solos and 2 assists. Jones had played 4 defensive snaps before Sunday night. What did it take for Jones to see the field, Green Bay Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice left with a knee injury after 23 snaps, and Jermaine Whitehead was ejected for punching a Pat O-lineman after 15 snaps.

Kevin King left the game with a hamstring injury after 24 snaps, allowing 2nd Round rookie Josh Jackson to play 41 snaps. If that wasn’t enough, Martinez left with an ankle injury, giving Morrison the highest snap share he’s had all season. Unfortunately, 3rd Round rookie Oren Burks only saw 15 snaps.

Los Angeles Rams

Aaron Donald, Cory Littleton, John Johnson III, and Marcus Peters played all 71 snaps. LaMarcus Joyner, Troy Hill, and Ndamukong Suh played 90% of snaps. Mark Barron and Michael Brockers each played 80% of snaps. Littleton and JJIII both hit 9 total tackles. Joyner added 6 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD. Barron helped out with 6 solos and 1 assist. Dante Fowler Jr. played 44 snaps in his Rams debut.

Minnesota Vikings

Eric Kendricks, Harrison Smith, and Anthony Harris played all 70 snaps. Trae Waynes and Eric Wilson all topped 90% of snaps. DEs Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter both hit the 70% threshold. Hunter made up for his sackless Week 8 with 6 solos, 3 assists, and 3.5 sacks, adding a FR TD. Kendricks matched the 6 solos and 3 assists but missed out on all the other fun stats. Smith and Wilson both had 5 solos and 2 assists.

Wilson played in Anthony Barr’s continued absence. Tom Johnson ended with 4 solos, 1 assist, and 2.5 sacks. Xavier Rhodes returned from injury but only played 42 snaps, splitting snaps with Holton Hill. Interestingly, Minnesota’s stat crew only gives 1 TFL per split sack. Hunter had 3.5 sacks but only 3 TFLs while Johnson had 3 TFLs for his 2.5 sacks. Minnesota was playing angry and sacked Matt Stafford 10 times.

New Orleans Saints

Marcus Williams, Marshon Lattimore, Eli Apple, and PJ Williams played all 60 snaps. Cameron Jordan was on the field for 55 snaps, 92%. Demario Davis was the last Saint to top 70% of snaps. Davis played 52 snaps, 87%. Davis paced the team with 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 QB hit.

PJ Williams had a solid day with 5 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 3 PDs. Vonn Bell added 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 PD on 39 snaps. First Round rookie Marcus Davenport missed this game with injury, giving 3rd Round sophomore Trey Hendrickson the opportunity to play 29 snaps. Alex Okafor still played 60% of snaps, which is around his typical snap rate.

New York Giants

Bye week.

Philadelphia Eagles

Bye week.

San Francisco 49ers

Tyvis Powell and Ahkello Witherspoon played all 57 snaps. Fred Warner and Jimmie Ward both missed the 90% threshold by 1 snap while Richard Sherman also topped 80% of snaps. DeForest Buckner topped the 70% threshold. Warner led the way with 7 solos and 1 PD. Cassius Marsh ended with 3 solos, 1 assist, and 2.5 sacks on 31 snaps.

Dekoda Watson made his season debut after coming off IR. Watson added 1.5 sacks on 17 snaps at the SAM position. The 49ers sacked Derek Carr 7 times. Start your pass-rushers against Oakland. And if Gruden isn’t careful, Carr’s going to go the way of his older brother… With Jaquiski Tartt, Antone Exum, and Adrian Colbert all missing this game, Powell and Ward got the starts at Safety. Fifth Round rookie DJ Reed only played 6 defensive snaps after replacing Colbert for all or parts of three separate games earlier this season. The 49ers had to dig deep for their celebrations…

Seattle Seahawks

Bobby Wagner, Shaquill Griffin, and Tre Flowers played all 51 snaps. Tedric Thompson missed 1 snap. Jarran Reed, KJ Wright, and Frank Clark topped 80% of snaps. Wagner paced the team with 5 solos, 8 assists, 1 QB hit, and an impressive 3 PDs. Wright added 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 PD, and 1 TFL. Reed added 1 solo, 5 assists, and 1.0 sack. Bradley McDougald left the game with the knee injury that limited him throughout the week. McDougald lasted 27 snaps. Delano Hill played 25 snaps in McDougald’s absence.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Lavonte David and Justin Evans played all 62 snaps. Jason Pierre-Paul, Brent Grimes, Adarius Taylor, and Carlton Davis all topped the 90% threshold. Gerald McCoy was on the field for 53 snaps, 85%. Taylor made up for last week’s poor showing by ending with 4 solos and 5 assists. David added 6 solos, 2 assists, and 0.5 sacks. Fourth Round rookie Jordan Whitehead ended with 4 solos and 4 assists while only on the field for 63% of snaps, splitting time with two other safeties. Evans put together 5 solos and 2 assists.

Washington Redskins

Mason Foster, DJ Swearinger, and Josh Norman played all 68 snaps. Da’Ron Payne and Preston Smith both topped 80% of snaps. Jonathan Allen, Zach Brown, Ryan Kerrigan, Matthew Ioannidis, and the newest Redskin Ha Ha Clinton-Dix all topped 70% of snaps.

Ioannidis is shelling out the last two games. He ended with 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. HHCD added 5 solos and 2 assists in his first game in the Capital. CBs Quinton Dunbar and Norman each ended with 6 total tackles. Norman added 2 PDs while Dunbar added 3 PDs including 1 interception. Dunbar left the game with a leg injury after 26 snaps. Fabian Moreau played 66% of snaps, which is on the low end of his season average. UDFA rookie Danny Johnson played 36 snaps in Dunbar’s absence.

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