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  1. Good News?/Bad News situation here guys. I've been brought on to write about IDP for DynastyFootballFactory. I'm going to be writing the snap count thread there every week and I'll be posting some other articles here and there. That means I can't keep posting the snap count thread here. I'll keep checking in though. The good news is, DFF isn't behind a paywall so you can still read it every week. I'm trying to get it out early enough that the editors can take a pass at it and still get it out in time for it to matter. They already want to split it between AFC and NFC to make it more readable. Follow me on twitter @ben_glaser. I'll post links to all of my articles. Finally, I just want to say thanks to everybody on here. It's been a pleasure. @massraider@Robar@Hankmoody@Flying Elvis@JoeSteeler and anyone else I'm missing. Thanks again.
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  3. BUF at NYJ Preston Brown, Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, TreDavious White and Shareece Wright played 67 snaps. In Ramon Humber’s first game back from injury, he played 75% of snaps, 1 fewer snap than Lorenzo Alexander’s 51 snaps. This left 10 snaps for rookie Matt Milano to play. Humber immediately returned to producing. He was tied for 2nd on the team for total tackles with 5 solos, 2 assists and 2 TFLs. Brown led the team in tackles with 5 solos, 3 assists and 2 TFLs. With Marcell Dareus taking his talents down to Jacksonville Beach, Kyle Williams played 43 snaps and Adolphus Washington played 39 snaps. Washington made an impact on the game with 3 solos, 2 assists, 2 TFLs and 1 PD. Jerrell Worthy played 23 snaps while Cedric Thornton played 21 snaps at DT. Thornton added a sack. Shaq Lawson had 2 QB hits but didn’t connect for a sack. Lawson played 40 snaps compared to Jerry Hughes’ 49 snaps. I don’t like ranking players. But here we go, 1. Jamal Adams (Huge gap.) (Seriously the gap is so much bigger than you think it is. It's like a chasm.) 2. Darryl Roberts 3. Darron Lee 4. Mo Wilkerson 5. Kony Ealy 6. Leonard Williams 7. Demario Davis 8. Buster Skrine That’s my ranking of Jets defensive players based on dance skills #Jetsdancetoanything. Lee, Davis, Maye and Skrine played 75 snaps. Adams and Roberts played over 95% of snaps. The Jets were all over Tyrod Taylor, 7 total sacks on 11 QB hits. Jordan Jenkins had 2 sacks on 42 snaps. They were Jenkins’ only tackles. Jenkins is known as a run stopper but practiced with Chuck Smith, the Sack Whisperer, in the offseason. There was some hope the Jets would be so bad to force a coaching change, possibly switching the Jets to a 4-3. At this point, I would assume Coach Bowles is safe so Jenkins will most likely remain a 3-4 OLB next season. Davis, Lee, Wilkerson and Ealy all recorded 1 sack. Williams and Steve McLendon split a sack. Davis and Lee both had 8 total tackles. Morris Claiborne missed this game with a foot injury and Rashard Robinson was acquired from the 49ers at the trade deadline. It’ll be a question as to who will start at CB opposite Claiborne when all are active and up to speed. Seriously, I can’t stress enough how much better Adams is as a dancer than any other defender on the Jets. He’s got moves on top of moves on top of other moves. BAL at TEN CJ Mosley, Tony Jefferson and Eric Weddle played 52 snaps. Brandon Carr played 51 snaps. Matt Judon played 47 snaps. Mosley led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 2 assists, 0.5 sacks and 1.5 TFLs. Patrick Onwuasor was right behind him with 3 solos and 4 assists. Onwuasor played 41 snaps. Judon had his second best game of the year with 4 solos, 1 assist and a sack. This is more in line with what can be expected of his good games. On the D-line, Willie Henry played 43 snaps and Brandon Williams played 42 snaps. Jimmy Smith is playing really well at CB, but he’s still dealing with an achilles injury which is limiting his snap count. He only played 66% of snaps. Kevin Byard, Wesley Woodyard and Logan Ryan played 66 snaps. Woodyard had the best stat line of the day with 9 solos, 5 assists, 2 TFLs and a PD. Prior to Tennessee’s bye, Jayon Brown outsnapped Avery Williamson but it turned into another one week outcome. Williamson played 42 snaps against Baltimore while Brown played 33. Brown outproduced Williamson, 5 solos and 1 assist vs 1 solo. If you’ve been holding onto Adoree’ Jackson, he’s about to get more interesting. There was talk from the beginning that he could eventually get some offensive snaps. He got 1 offensive snap against Baltimore and turned it into a 20-yard rush. He actually topped DeMarco Murray who ran 9 times for 19 yards. Hopefully, your league gives offensive points to IDP. Jackson had a productive day on the defensive side of the ball as well. On 66 defensive snaps, he amassed 6 solos, 2 assists, 0.5 TFL and 1 PD. He was second on the team with tackles. In Johnathan Cyprien’s first game back from injury, he played 61 snaps, while Da’Norris Searcy still contributed 22 snaps. Cyprien ended with 1 solo and 1 assist. For those worried that Cyprien’s return would limit Byard’s production, Byard only had 4 solos. Of course, he added 2 interceptions among his 3 total PDs. Byard now had 5 interceptions over the last 2 games and leads the league over the season. Jurrell Casey was on the field for 61 snaps and put together 4 solos, 1 assist and 2 TFLs, including 1 sack. TB at NO Kwon Alexander, Lavonte David, Robert McClain and Ryan Smith played 60 snaps. These four led the team in tackles. Smith led the way with 4 solos and 5 assists. David, Alexander and McClain all chipped in 7 total tackles apiece. Smith is playing because Brent Grimes is still out with a shoulder injury. Vernon Hargreaves III, last year’s 11th overall pick, is still demoted to nickel CB duties, playing on ly 27 snaps. Gerald McCoy was on the field for 54 snaps. Justin Evans missed 10 snaps this game after playing 100% of snaps the previous two games. Evans still put together 3 solos and 3 assists. Those 10 snaps were split between TJ Ward and Chris Conte as Ward played 39 snaps and Conte played 31 snaps. So the morale of the story is, if something isn’t going your way, complain to the media… William Gholston left this game with an injury. They’re still assessing the severity but he had to be loaded onto a spine board and have his head immobilized. This team is running out of DEs. Robert Ayers played 47 snaps, Ryan Russell played 34 snaps and Will Clarke played 18 snaps. Ayers was the only producer with 5 solos, 1 assist and 1 sack. I’m a little worried about Noah Spence in dynasty. He’s on IR for the rest of this season. This team is really done. It would be amazing if Dirk Koetter kept his job. We’re always looking for 3-4 teams that could transition to 4-3 teams in the offseason. Tampa is a 4-3 team that could transition to a 3-4 in the offseason. If that were to happen, based on his size and speed, Spence would be a guaranteed OLB. Maybe the transition isn’t likely, but the risk is certainly there. AJ Klein, Marcus Williams and Marshon Lattimore played 59 snaps. Ken Crawley played 58 snaps and Craig Robertson added 52 snaps. Cameron Jordan led the Saints in tackles with 5 solos, 2 assists, 1.5 sacks, 3 QB hits and 2 TFLs on 48 snaps. Alex Okafor played 44 snaps and was 2nd in tackles with 3 solos, 3 assists, 0.5 sacks and 2 QB hits. Trey Hendrickson continues to see an increase in snaps. Since the Week 5 bye, Hendrickson has played 29, 20, 32 and 35 snaps. He just isn’t producing though. He came away with 1 assist against the Bucs. The Saints couldn’t trade Hau’oli Kikaha so they decided to play him after being a healthy scratch the last two weeks. Kikaha only played 9 defensive snaps and 1 ST snap and ended with 2 solos, 1 assist and a sack. That kind of production isn’t sustainable on 9 snaps a game, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. Kenny Vaccaro was limited with a groin injury and only played 28 snaps. This allows Chris Banjo to come in and play his first 9 snaps on the season. Vonn Bell played 49 snaps which is on par with his last couple of games. Bell had a solid game with 3 solos, 2 assists, 0.5 sack and a PD. LAR at NYG The Rams won this game so easily, no defensive players had to play 100% of snaps. I think this is the second game the Rams have pulled that off. Alec Ogletree, Mark Barron and Kayvon Webster played 58 out of 68 snaps. John Johnson III played 57 snaps while Lamarcus Joyner played 56 snaps and Trumaine Johnson played 55 snaps. Barron and Ogletree both had 8 total tackles. JJIII ended with 7 total tackles. Connor Barwin and Aaron Donald both added a sack and a FR while playing at least 68% of snaps. No one else on the team played north of 53% of snaps. Michael Brockers doesn’t need it through. He continues to produce. He had 4 solos on 36 snaps. Eli Apple and Ross Cockrell played 100% of snaps. Darian Thompson played 60 out of 64 snaps. Landon Collins only played 51 snaps while Damon Harrison played 39 snaps. They tied for the lead in tackles though with 7 total. Olivier Vernon missed his 4 straight game. He also didn’t practice all week. With 1 win on the season, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to rush him back. Avery Moss played 56 snaps at DE, 2 more than Jason Pierre-Paul. Moss ended with 5 solos, 1 assist, 1 PD and 2 QB hits. Moss is a 5th Round rookie from Youngstown State, who used to play across from IRed Pat Derek Rivers. I’m going to pick him up where I’ve got space. Whether or not he’s startable depends on your level of risk tolerance though. For dynasty, he seems like this year’s Romeo Okwara, a rookie that will produce when given opportunity due to injury, but with depth chart concerns above that will prevent long term production. I’m going to pick him up and if he has a couple more solid games, try and trade him while he’s still got that (R). Maybe I can get a 5th for him, or upgrade a 6th to a 5th with him. That’s profit. Janoris Jenkins missed this game because he was suspended “indefinitely”. I don’t think they know what that word means though as he’s expected back next week against San Fran. His absence allowed Cockrell to play and put together 5 solos, 1 assist and a TFL. BJ Goodson missed this game with a lingering ankle injury. At LB, 2015 UDFA Curtis Grant played the most snaps with 56, followed by 2017 UDFA Calvin Munson with 41 snaps. Keenan Robinson played 25 snaps, Devon Kennard played 19 snaps and in the interest of thoroughness, UDFA rookie Nigel Harris played 4 defensive snaps. This team puts no resources into LB. Grant produced 4 solos and 2 assists, giving him 6 total tackles. That matches the number of teams he’s been on since coming out of Ohio State 3 years ago. Same as with Tampa, the Giants are due a coaching change. The 4-3 to 3-4 transition seems less likely in New York because they’ve put so much money into JPP and Vernon, but it’s not outside the realm of possibilities. DEN at PHI Brandon Marshall played 69 snaps. Justin Simmons, Darian Stewart and Aqib Talib all played over 90% of snaps. Von Miller actually led the team in tackles with 8 solos, 3 TFLs and 1 sack. Marshall added a sack as well, among 6 solos, 1 assist and a FR TD when Nick Foles fumbled the ball. Zaire Anderson started for Todd Davis for the second straight game. Anderson ended with 4 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL on 30 snaps. Anderson was a UDFA back in 2015 who’s getting opportunity because Davis has been out with an ankle and Corey Nelson is on IR. In his second game back from IR, Shane Ray played 55 snaps, 5 more than Miller. Ray ended with 1 solos while Shaq Barrett ended with 2 solos on 30 snaps. The Philadelphia Eagles actually ran out of the fireworks they set off whenever they score a TD. That tells you about kind of day the Denver defense had... Jalen Mills was the only Eagle to play all 64 snaps. Rodney McLeod played 63 snaps. Malcolm Jenkins, Nigel Bradham and Patrick Robinson all played North of 80% of the snaps. Mychal Kendricks played 47 snaps. This was a down game for Philly IDPs. 64 is a decent number of snaps but Brock only completed 50% of this passes, which means 19 snaps didn’t end with a tackle. Brandon Graham led the team in tackles with 3 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL. Graham led the DEs with 40 snaps. Chris Long was second with 35, followed closely by Vinny Curry with 34 and Derek Barnett with 29 snaps. Timmy Jernigan is still considered the starter next to Fletcher Cox, but Jernigan (20 snaps) was outsnapped by Beau Allen (28 snaps) for the third time in the last four weeks. He was outsnapped by Destiny Vaeao (28 snaps) for the first time this season. Jernigan was limited by an ankle injury, but seems to be in a time share with Allen. Philly is headed to its bye so Jernigan should be ready for Week 11. ATL at CAR Deion Jones, Ricardo Allen, Keanu Neal and Robert Alford played all 65 snaps. De’Vondre Campbell played 64 snaps. Desmond Trufant played 61 snaps. Jones had double digit tackles with 4 solos and 7 assists, adding 1 PD. Neal and Campbell both had 8 total tackles. Neal added to FFs. Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe both played at least 77% of snaps. Poe didn’t produce much but Jarrett was productive, 4 solos, 2 assists, 1.5 TFLs and 1 QB hit. The DE snaps have devolved into a messy rotation after Adrian Clayborn (41 snaps). Claybourn was followed by Tak McKinley and Derrick Shelby with 23 snaps, Courtney Upshaw with 17 snaps and Brooks Reed with 16 snaps. Vic Beasley had a sack among 4 solos and 1 assists on 45 snaps. Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Kurt Coleman played all 60 snaps. James Bradberry played 56 snaps. Kuechly and Coleman both hit double digit tackles. Shaq Thompson only played 39 snaps and ended with 1 solo. Mike Adams suffered a stinger after 51 snaps. Jairus Byrd came in and finished out the final 9 snaps. Daryl Worley played the fewest snaps of the four CBs. Worley played 19 snaps, 2 short of Captain Munnerlynn’s 21 snaps. Kevon Seymour played 44 snaps. The Panthers’ DE rotation is really similar to Atlanta’s. Mario Addison led the way with 45 snaps. He added a sack. Charles Johnson, Julius Peppers and Wes Horton all played between 22 and 31 snaps. CIN at JAX The Bengals had 80 defensive snaps, more than twice as many as the Jags had at 39. Nick Vigil played all 80. Vontaze Burfict and George Iloka both played more than 90%. A Bengal was ejected and it wasn’t Burfict. That’s definitely worth note. Iloka had 7 solos while Vigil had 6 solos, 3 assists and 1 QB hit. We’re back to keeping an eye on Adam Jones. Jones had 6 solos, the same as Dre Kirkpatrick and Burfict. Jones did it on 48 snaps, 2nd among CBs, 17 snaps behind Kirkpatrick and 6 snaps more than Darqueze Dennard. Going forward, Cincy plays Tennessee, Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minnesota and Detroit. That’s 2 of 7 teams with enough of a pass offense to make Jones really playable on that volume. Michael Johnson didn’t miss any time with the back injury he suffered last week. Johnson led the DEs with 56 snaps. Carlos Dunlap played 54 snaps. Chris Smith played 26 snaps compared to Jordan Willis’ 25 snaps. Shawn Williams left this game with a hamstring injury. Josh Shaw and Clayton Fejedelem split snaps after Williams left. Shaw played 38 snaps compared to Fejedelem’s 16 snaps. In Weeks 7 and 8, Shaw played 48 more defensive snaps than Fejedelem. Telvin Smith, Barry Church and AJ Bouye played 39 snaps. Tashaun Gipson played 38 snaps while Myles Jack played 37. Jack had 1 solo. This defense is so good, it’s starting to limit the upside of its IDPs. Church led the way in tackles with 3 solos, 2 assists and 0.5 TFL. Marcell Dareus played 12 snaps in his first game, still ended with 3 solos, tied for 3rd on the team in tackles. Calais Campbell and Malik Jackson each added a sack. Campbell and Aaron Colvin both played over 80% of snaps. Jackson and Yannick Ngakoue both played over 70% of snaps. Jalen Ramsey got ejected early because of his altercation with AJ Green. This allowed Colvin to play so many snaps. Jalen Myrick played his first defensive snaps of the year with 13. If Ramsey ends up suspended, Colvin would be the play. Dante Fowler Jr. only played 14 snaps before leaving with an elbow injury. If he misses time, it could drive Ngakoue’s snap rate even higher as 3rd Round rookie Dawuane Smoot was the 4th DE to get snaps and he still only got 6 total snaps. Against better offenses, the Jags IDPs should be able to produce more. IND at HOU Jon Bostic, Matthias Farley, Pierre Desir and Rashaan Melvin played 71 snaps. Jabaal Sheard played 65 snaps. Nate Hairston and Darius Butler both played 63 snaps. Farley bounced back substantially from his dud last week and led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 2 assists and a PD. Barkevious Mingo played 46 snaps, and was second on the team in tackles, with 5 solos and 2 assists. Mingo also recovered a fumble on the last play to win the game. The fumble was caused by Sheard’s second sack among 4 total QB hits. Yeah. Tom Savage, for as long as he has the job, will be a target for opposing pass rushers. Bostic had 5 solos, 1 assist, 2 PDs and 2 QB hits. Antonio Morrison played 42 snaps but put up a dud on the stat sheet with 1 assist. This was his worst game of the season. At D-line, Henry Anderson played 55 snaps, over 15 snaps more than Johnathan Hankins’ 38 snaps. Benardrick McKinney and Jadeveon Clowney played 66 snaps. Kareem Jackson played 65 snaps. Marcus Gilchrist was also on the field for over 90% of snaps. McKinney and Zach Cunningham led the team in tackles with 2 solos and 4 assists. McKinney added a QB hit. Cunningham was on the field for 52 defensive snaps. Dylan Cole missed this game again with the ongoing hamstring injury. He should be coming back soon which could cut into Cunningham’s snaps. Eddie Pleasant played 22 snaps. Pleasant put together 2 sacks among 3 solos, 1 assist and 2.5 total TFLs. That production seems very unsustainable on 22 snaps. After Jackson, Kevin Johnson played 53 snaps while Johnathan Joseph played 51 snaps. All three CBs produced a bit. Fourth Round rookie Carlos Watkins played 25 snaps again. He ended with 1 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL. I think I mentioned this last week, he’s playing 3-4 DE but he’s listed as a DT on MFL. DJ Reader played 44 snaps and had 4 solos and 1 assist. Lamar Houston is getting snaps with Whitney Mercilus on IR. This was Houston’s third game for Houston and he played 45 snaps after playing 47 snaps in the last two games. Houston ended with 1 QB hit and a FR TD but no tackles. Jelani Jenkins finally got on the field for the first time this season. So everyone who’s been holding onto him since he signed with Oakland is ready to finally cash in. He played 14 defensive snaps... ARI at SF Tyvon Branch and Deone Bucannon played 74 snaps. Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson, Chandler Jones and Tramon Williams all played 97% or more of snaps. Branch ended with 10 solos and 1 PD. Bucannon was just behind with 7 solos, 2 assists and 1 QB hit. Karlos Dansby had a big game with 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack and an interception among 2 PDs and 2 QB hits. Dansby was on the field for 66 snaps. The Cardinals sacked CJ Beathard 5 times, Dansby, Corey Peters, Jones and Rodney Gunter all ended with 1 sack. Olsen Pierre and Hasaan Reddick split a sack. 1st Round Reddick played 27 snaps. Eric Reid, Dontae Johnson and Akhello Witherspoon played 77 snaps. Reuben Foster played 75 snaps. DeForest Buckner, Brock Coyle and Adrian Colbert all played over 80% of the snaps. Jaquiski Tartt broke his arm after 19 snaps, which allowed Colbert to play so many snaps. Tartt is already on IR. Colbert will be the starting FS the rest of the season while Reid plays SS. Colbert ended with 4 solos, 1 assist, 0.5 TFL and a PD. He’s definitely worth a pickup. Foster led the team in tackles with 13 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Coyle had a solid game with 7 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, 1 PD and a QB hit. It seems like Coyle has replaced Ray Ray Armstrong, who only played 1 defensive snap. Armstrong has been dealing with a shoulder injury but I can’t find any recent news on it. Ronald Blair came off IR and started at DE. Blair played 39 snaps and ended with 2 solos and 2 assists. He was outproduced by Leger Douzable. Douzable was 3rd on the team in tackles with 6 solos, 1 assist and 1 QB hit on 56 snaps. WAS at SEA DeAngelo Hall, DJ Swearinger and Josh Norman played 83 snaps. Zach Brown and Will Compton played 82 snaps. Hall played his first game of the season and replaced Montae Nicholson who missed this game with a shoulder injury. Martrell Spaight only played 1 defensive snap. He’s also dealing with a shoulder injury. Spaight still played 16 ST snaps so he may have just lost his portion of committee to Compton. Brown and Compton led the team in tackles. Brown had 8 solos, 3 assists, and 1 sack among 3 QB hits. Compton had 8 solos, 1 assist and 3 PDs, including 1 pick. Bashaud Breeland came back from injury but didn’t play a full complement of snaps. Breeland played 39 snaps so Quinton Dunbar still played 44 snaps. Kendall Fuller played 64 snaps as the nickel CB and caught an interception. Matt Ioannidis missed this game with his broken hand. Ziggy Hood played the most snaps on the D-line with 58, ending with 1 solo. Terrell McClain played 40 snaps and had 5 solos and 1 sack. Anthony Lanier II (32 snaps) and Stacey McGee (31 snaps) filled out the remaining D-line snaps. Lanier didn’t produce a stat while McGee had 2 solos and 2 assists. Ryan Anderson played 17 snaps on defense and 3 snaps on offense as a fullback. Bobby Wagner, Kam Chancellor and Bradley McDougald played 63 snaps. KJ Wright, Richard Sherman, Shaq Griffin, Frank Clark and Michael Bennett played over 90% of snaps. Wagner ended with 10 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack, 3 TFLs and a PD. Not bad for someone who was a gametime decision. Justin Coleman, the nickel CB, played 53 snaps. He ended up tied with Wright for 2nd on the team in tackles. Coleman had 4 solos, 3 assists and a PD. Marcus Smith II left the game with a concussion after 11 snaps. This allowed Dwight Freeney to play 25 snaps. Freeney ended with 2 sacks. Sheldon Richardson missed this game with an oblique injury. He’s probably regretting it. Jarran Reed played 46 snaps and had 0.5 sack among 5 total tackles. Third Round rookie Nazair Jones saw his snaps increase to 31 and had 0.5 sack among 3 total tackles. KC at DAL Ron Parker played 67 snaps. Daniel Sorensen and Marcus Peters played 65 snaps. Steven Nelson and Frank Zombo were on the field for over 90% of snaps. Zombo ended up with sack filling in for the injured Dee Ford. Nelson played almost 20 more snaps Kenneth Acker, who played 47. Both ended with 5 solos. Sorensen ended with 4 solos and 2 assists. Amazingly, Kevin Pierre-Louis led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. The Chiefs played a ton more base 3-4 rather than their normal nickel to counteract Dallas’ run game. It definitely showed up in the snap counts. Derrick Johnson played 53 snaps. KPL’s high on the season had been 21 defensive snaps. He played 39 defensive snaps against Dallas. In the most disappointing news from Sunday, Reggie Ragland only played 20 snaps. If DJ retires at the end of the season, it’s impossible to know who will be getting snaps at ILB next season. Allen Bailey sprained his MCL after 29 snaps. Chris Jones played 38 snaps. Rakeem Nunez-Roches should see an increase in snaps. RNR was on the field for 26 snaps. RNR ended with 5 total tackles. Byron Jones played 57 snaps. Sean Lee, Anthony Brown and Orlando Scandrick played over 90% of snaps. Jeff Heath played 47 snaps. Lee ended with 8 solos, 4 assists and 2 TFLs. David Irving added another sack on 44 snaps. Taco Charlton notched his first career sack on 18 snaps. Charlton played the fewest snaps of the four DEs. Demarcus Lawrence played 42 snaps, Tyrone Crawford played 40 snaps and Benson Mayowa played 19 snaps. Lawrence didn’t have a sack. It’s his first game this year without a sack. Anthony Hitchens played 28 snaps at LB while Jaylon Smith only played 17 snaps. OAK at MIA Navarro Bowman, Karl Joseph, Reggie Nelson, Dexter McDonald and TJ Carrie played 67 snaps. Khalil Mack played 66 snaps. Bruce Irvin played 64 snaps. Bowman and McDonald both had 5 solos and 5 assists. Bowman added 1 QB hit. McDonald added a PD. If David Amerson misses another game, McDonald will definitely be worth a start. Corey James played 58 snaps but only ended up with 2 solos, 1 assist and a PD. 2nd Round Rookie Obi Melifonwu played in his first game. Melifonwu played 10 ST snaps and 7 defensive snaps. He ended with 2 solos and 1 assist. Mario Edwards Jr. played 42 snaps, the same as Denico Autry. This was Edwards sixth game with at least 40 snaps. He ended with 4 solos, 1 assist and 0.5 sack. Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons, Reshad Jones and Xavien Howard played 63 snaps. Cordrea Tankersly played 61 snaps. Jones led the team with 9 tackles and an interception. No one else topped 6 total tackles. Fifth Round rookie Davon Godchaux played 37 snaps next to Ndamkong Suh (55 snaps). Godchaux has outsnapped Jordan Phillips in every game but one. Godchaux had his best game of the season by far with 4 solos, 1 assist and a PD. DET at GB Jarrad Davis and Glover Quin played 59 snaps. Darius Slay played 56 snaps. Slot CB Quandre Diggs played 50 snaps. Davis led the team in tackles with 7 solos and 1 assist. Tavon Wilson only played 47 snaps but added sack among only 2 solos and 1 assist. Miles Killebrew didn’t see an increase inverse increase though as Killebrew only played 18 snaps. Weeks 8 and 9 have been Killebrew’s lowest snap totals on the season, not reaching 20 defensive snaps in either game. Anthony Zettel and Ezekiel Ansah both played 38 snaps. Zettel contributed a sack among 3 solos while Ansah had 2 solos and 1 QB hit. The surprise at DE3 was Jacquies Smith in his first action in a Lions uniform. Smith played 29 snaps, 5 more snaps than Cornelius Washington. Smith ended without a tackle but with 2 QB hits. Nevin Lawson (32 snaps) and DJ Hayden (30 snaps) continue to split time across from Slay. Second Round rookie Teez Tabor played 11 defensive snaps, his highest total on the season. Tabor outsnapped rookie LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin who played 7 snaps. Blake Martinez, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Davon House and Josh Jones played 68 snaps. You read that correctly. Rookie Josh Jones played 100% of snaps. Morgan Burnett only played 43 snaps before leaving with a groin injury. Kentrell Brice is on IR. Jones will fill in for Burnett. But he obviously played every snap prior to Burnett’s injury. Jones ended with 5 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL, 3rd on the team in tackles. Jones’ role may be set regardless of Burnett’s status. Green Bay plays with 3 Safeties on the field as much as possible. If Burnett is healthy, Jones is the 3rd Safety and Marwin Evans is the 4th Safety. If Burnett is out, Jones is the 2nd Safety and Evans is the 3rd Safety. Evans only played 10 snaps vs Detroit. House was 2nd in tackles with 8 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Kevin King was healthy and played 63 snaps. He ended with 2 solos, 1 assist, 0.5 TFL and a PD. Based on the Packer’s secondary this season, I wouldn’t bet that both House and King are healthy together for long. Damarious Randall was the 3rd CB and played 52 snaps.
  4. A few really quick notes: If you've got an open roster spot and could use some help at DE the rest of the season, take a look at SF DE Ronald Blair. He was activated of IR this week. Arik Armstead is on IR and Solomon Thomas will miss a few weeks with a knee injury. Blair was a 5th Round pick last year and had 3 sacks as a rookie. Blair is ready to play today. Leger Douzable was a popular pick up after his big game last week. The 49ers are 0-8, once Thomas returns, does it make more sense to play the 31-year-old Douzable or see what they've got in their 24-year-old sophomore? If you need a Safety starter between bye weeks and injuries, give Bradley McDougald a try. Earl Tomas has already been ruled out. McDougald will start in his place. Was a solid producer last year for TB. He was signed this offseason solely as a injury insurance policy for Thomas and Kam Chancellor. I think there will be a contest today between the Jacksonville and Seattle D-Lines to see who can land the most sacks. Jacksonville is home against Cincy who have a very questionable O-Line. Andy Dalton has already absorbed 22 sacks on the year. Jacksonville has secured 33 sacks on the season and already have two 10 sack games. Seattle is home to Washington. Kirk Cousins has only been sacked 16 times, but if the offense had to come out on the field one last time against Dallas, I don't think they could've fielded an entire 5-man O-line. They'v got so many injuries to the O-line it's scary and just for fun, Coach said he wanted Cousins to throw the ball deeper. I'm starting all Jacksonville and Seattle D-linemen who get snaps. A dark horse in the sack competition would be Indy. Indy is at Houston where Tom Savage will get the start, the same Tom Savage who was benched in Week 1 for absorbing 7 sacks, albeit against Jacksonville. Jabaal Sheard, Henry Anderson and if you are really desperate Barkevious Mingo are all startable this week.
  5. I actually like that even more...
  6. MIA at BAL Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso played all 65 snaps. Reshad Jones, Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersly all played more than 90% of snaps. Timmons and Alonso were 1st and 2nd on the team in tackles. Timmons had 8 solos and 5 assists. Alonso amassed 8 solos and 1 assist. Ndamukong Suh played 54 of 65 snaps. Andre Branch missed this game with a groin injury. This led to 1st Round rookie Charles Harris leading the DEs in snaps for the second straight week. Harris was on the field for 49 snaps. William Hayes and Cameron Wake both played 34 snaps. Terrence Fede played 19 snaps. None of them produced a notable stat line. Nate Allen left this game with a calf injury. His loss allowed Michael Thomas to play more snaps than he played in the six games combined. Thomas had 3 solos and 1 assist on 49 snaps. Tony Jefferson, Eric Weddle and Brandon Carr played all 66 snaps. CJ Mosley, Jimmy Smith and Terrell Suggs all played between 80-90% of snaps. Carr actually led the team in tackles with 7 solos. Patrick Onwuasor played 67% of defensive snaps and ended with 3 solos. His role is similar to Vince Williams. He’s a desperation bye week fill-in in anything but the absolutely deepest of leagues. In better matchups, he can still put up stats but he’ll never be an LB1. For those that picked up Matt Judon following his big week a few weeks ago, Judon played 43 snaps (half as many snaps as his blowup game) and had 2 solo TFLs. Second Round rookie Tyus Bowser got his first sack of the season. Bowser only played 13 snaps. MIN at CLE (London) Erik Kendricks, Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith played 59 snaps. Anthony Harris, Trae Waynes, Anthony Barr and Everson Griffen all played over 90% of snaps. Danielle Hunter was next with 47 of 59 snaps. Harris played because Andrew Sendejo was suspended for the game because of a hit on Mike Wallace. Griffen has now had a sack in every game this season. It was Griffen’s only tackle, but it was only 1 of his 5 QB hits. Kendricks led the way in tackles with 8 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, 2 PDs and 1 QB hit. He should be proud of himself, because this was a London game, each team only got 2 assists and he got 1 of them. Smith had 7 solos and 1 TFL. The Vikings are probably the most boring team to write about because it’s so repetitive. You know who’s playing the snaps every week. Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey played 85 snaps. The Vikings dominated time of possession. Jamie Collins Sr. and Jamar Taylor played 84 snaps. Schobert led the way with 11 solos and an interception. Briean Boddy-Calhoun injured his hamstring after playing 72 snaps. Myles Garrett missed this game with a concussion. Emmanuel Ogbah played the most snaps at DE with 67. Carl Nassib was second with 57 snaps. Nate Orchard was third with 46 snaps. Nassib was the only one with a notable stat line with 3 solos, 1 sack and 2 PDs. With fellow rookie 1st Rounder Jabrill Peppers out again, Ibraheim Campbell played the most snaps of any safety with 68. Derrick Kindred was on the field for 65 snaps. Campbell had 7 solos and 1 TFL while Kindred had 4 solos and 3 TFLs. This is still a situation to avoid going forward. Rookie UDFA Kai Nacua played 18 snaps, his first of the season. He didn’t get on the stat sheet but he is “well known” for sucker punching Memphis player Alan Cross during the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl. Trevon Coley missed this game with a neck injury while Larry Ogbunjobi missed with a groin injury. This allowed 6th Round rookie Caleb Brantley to log 47 snaps, the same as Danny Shelton. Both DT ended with 2 solos. Shelton added a TFL and a QB hit. CHI at NO Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos both played 61 snaps. Danny Trevathan and Kyle Fuller played 60 snaps. Leonard Floyd and Akiem Hicks played 59 snaps. Prince Amukamara played 54 snaps. Trevathan led the way in tackles with 9 solos, 4 assists and 1 TFL. Nick Kwiatkoski was active for the first time since Week 2. Kwiat didn’t take snaps away from Christian Jones though. Jones played 37 snaps while Kwiat only played 1 snaps. Jones amassed 5 solos and 2 assists. Hicks had his 4th straight game with a sack. Floyd added a sack as well which is impressive against Drew Brees. Eddie Goldman played 41 snaps and put together 4 assists. Not his best game but still solid for a DT. If you’re in a league where Bryce Callahan is useful, I’m impressed. Callahan left with a knee injury after 12 snaps. CreVon LeBlanc came in and 33 snaps. LeBlanc ended with 1 solo. I’m not rushing to the waiver wire. Kenny Vaccaro, Marcus Williams, AJ Klein, Ken Crawley and Marshon Lattimore played 67 snaps. Cam Jordan played 64 snaps. Alex Okafor played 54 snaps. Sheldon Rankins played 50 snaps. Vaccaro had the only really notable stat line. He put together 6 solos, 3 assists, 0.5 sacks, 2.5 TFLs and 1 PD. Trey Hendrickson was the only other DE to play snaps. Hendrickson was on the field for 33 snaps. He added a sack and 2 assists. Vonn Bell played 45 snaps. New Orleans didn’t play a 3rd CB in this game so any time they go to the nickel, it’s Bell as the 5th DB. Bell was tied for 2nd for total tackles with 5, including 2 solos. Craig Robertson also had 5 total tackles with 4 solos and 2 TFLs. Robertson played 46 snaps. HOU at SEA Zach Cunningham and Andre Hal played 69 snaps. Benardrick McKinney and Marcus Gilchrist played 68 snaps. Jadeveon Clowney played 67 snaps. DJ Reader played 55 snaps. That’s the most he’s played this season. He led the team in total tackles with 2 solos, 4 assists, 1 TFL and 2 QB hits. Reader played so many snaps because DE Christian Covington tore his bicep after playing 24 snaps and is out for the season. Along the D-line, 2nd string NT Brandon Dunn played 33 snaps and DE Carlos Watkins played 28 snaps. Houston has now IRed both starting DE and one starting OLB. They will need Clowney playing in multiple spots going forward. Kevin Johnson returned from injury and played 45 snaps. Seattle tested him a bit and he ended with 3 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD. Johnson was third in snaps at CB behind Kareem Jackson (66 snaps) and Johnathan Joseph (61 snaps). When Johnson is fully healthy, he’ll play the most snaps of the three. Of course, being fully healthy is something Johnson has struggled with to start his career. In the bit of news that’s meaningless for IDP, Jeremy Lane was involved in the Duane Brown trade and was headed to Texas, but he couldn't pass a physical. Seattle seems like they're done with Lane. Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Shaquill Griffin played 71 snaps. Earl Thomas suffered a “slight” hamstring pull and only played 64 snaps. Along the D-line, Michael Bennett played the most snaps with 59. Sheldon Richardson was second with 54 snaps, followed by Frank Clark (49 snaps) and Jarran Reed (41 snaps). 37-year-old Dwight Freeney was signed to help cover the loss of Cliff Avril. He played 18 snaps in his first game, 4 snaps behind Marcus Smith II, who hasn’t really seen an increase in snaps sans-Avril with the exception of Week 5. The four notable stat lines here belonged to the two LBs and the two primary DEs. Wright had 9 solos, 5 assists and 1 TFL. Wagner had 8 solos, 4 assists and 0.5 TFL. Bennett had 4 solos, 2 assists, 1.5 sacks and 3 TFLs and Clark had 4 solos, 1 assist and 2 sacks. DAL at WAS Anthony Brown and Orlando Scandrick played 58 snaps for Team America. Sean Lee, Byron Jones and Jourdan Lewis all played over 50 snaps. The Cowboys were in sub packages quite a bit. Anthony Hitchens only played 26 snaps, only 9 more snaps than Jaylon Smith. 6th Round rookie Xavier Woods played his second highest snap total on the season with 37. Woods ended tied for 3rd in total tackles with 4 solos and 1 assist. Demarcus Lawrence played 37 snaps while David Irving and Tyrone Crawford were both on the field for 36 snaps. All three D-linemen added a sack while Irving had 2 for Team America. Washington’s O-line is so banged up. I think they’ve lost all but one of their starters on the season and they were down to their last O-linemen who was dressed Sunday night. It’s definitely a target for pass rushing D-linemen going forward and they play a bit of a murderer’s row coming up, at Seattle, Minnesota, at New Orleans, Giants, at the Chargers, Arizona and Denver. Zach Brown, DJ Swearinger and Josh Norman played 68 snaps. Quinton Dunbar played 67 snaps in relief of Bashaud Breeland who missed this game with a knee injury. Norman played every snap in his first game back from injury and ended with 2 solos and 2 assists. With Deshazor Everett healthy for the first time in three weeks, he split snaps with 4th Round rookie Montae Nicholson at S. Nicholson played 54 snaps to Everett’s 12 snaps, so it’s really just a limitation of Nicholson’s ceiling rather than a chance to start Everett. With Mason Foster on IR, Martrell Spaight and Will Compton split snaps. Spaight played 38 snaps while Compton played 29 snaps. They both produced but that’s probably more due to playing Dallas than anything else. Spaight had 5 solos and 2 assists to sit behind Brown on the stat sheet. Compton had 3 solos and 4 assists. Matt Ioannidis broke his hand after 23 snaps. He may try and play through it with a club which would obviously limit his effectiveness. Ryan Kerrigan had 2 sacks on 54 snaps. OAK at BUF Navarro Bowman and Reggie Nelson played 67 snaps for the Black and Silver. Karl Joseph missed this game with a groin injury. Shalom Luani started in his place and played 68 snaps for the Black and Silver. Luani ended with 6 solos, 1 assist and 1 PD. TJ Carrie also played 68 snaps for the Black and Silver. David Amerson and 1st Round rookie Gareon Conley missed this game with injury. Dexter McDonald played 67 snaps and put together 5 solos and 1 PD for the Black and Silver. Bowman led the team in tackles with 7 solos, 4 assists and 1.5 TFLs. The addition of Bowman or a side effect of the knee injury that is still bothering him, has taken away Cory James’ 3 down role. James played 49 snaps, fewer than Bruce Irvin’s 61 snaps. James still had 8 solos and 3 TFLs. Obi Melifonwu is expected to play next week, back from IR for the Black and Silver. Preston Brown and Micah Hyde played 65 snaps. TreDavious Wright, Shareece Wright and Trae Elston played 64 snaps. Elston filled in for Jordan Poyer who missed with a knee injury. Elston, the UDFA sophomore, had a day. He led the team in tackles with 8 solos and 3 assists and added an interception for good measure. I think I saw Poyer was already practicing again so Elston’s starting snaps may already be done, but he’s potentially worth keeping an eye on. Poyer is signed through 2021 so it unless the coaches really liked him, it would need to be an injury or an opportunity on another team. Bills nickel CB Leonard Johnson played 59 out of 65 snaps. He ended with 6 solos. He had a little relevance last year with Carolina when they used him to blitz the QB quite a bit. Johnson has topped 50 snaps in three games this year, 45 snaps in three more games and sputtered to 15 snaps in one game. Matt Milano outsnapped Lorenzo Alexander for the first time in Ramon Humber’s continued absence. Milano played 52 snaps to Alexander’s 36 snaps. Milano ended with 3 solos, 1 assist and FR for a TD. In their first game without Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams played 47 snaps, Adolphus Washington played 38 snaps, Cedric Thornton played 23 snaps and Jerel Worthy played 14 snaps. IND at CIN Matthias Farley, Vontae Davis and Pierre Dessir played 56 snaps. Dessir played as Rashaan Melvin missed this game with a concussion. Jon Bostic played 53 snaps. Antonio Morrison played 44 snaps. Both Bostic and Morrison had 3 solos and 5 assists. Bostic added a sack and 2.5 TFLs while Morrison just added 1.5 TFLs. IRed Malik Hooker’s snaps were split fairly evenly between Darius Butler and TJ Green. Green had the better stat line with 4 solos on 23 snaps. Butler put together 1 solo and 2 assists on 33 defensive snaps. Henry Anderson played the most snaps of any Indy D-Line. Anderson also had his best game of the year with 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack and 3 total TFLs. Anderson was a hyped 3rd Round rookie back in 2015 but has battled injuries his entire career. With John Simon out with a stinger, former 1st Rounder Barkevious Mingo started in his place and played 43 snaps. Mingo contributed 2 solos, 3 assists and 1 QB hit. Nick Vigil, Vontaze Burfict and Shawn Williams played 74 snaps. I may have pronounced Adam Jones dead too soon. Jones played 44 snaps, 3rd among CBs. Dre Kirkpatrick (62 snaps) and Darqueze Dennard (54 snaps) played ahead of him while William Jackson III (41 snaps) was right behind him. Jones is returning from a back injury. If he’s available in your league, I wouldn’t pick him up quite yet. Cincy plays Jacksonville next week. Keep an eye on his snap count next week and that should give you an idea of his usefulness going forward. Bengals’ Safeties are usually an unproductive position. It’s getting worse. George Iloka split snaps with Josh Shaw this week. Iloka was on the field for 42 snaps while Shaw played 32 snaps. Shaw’s been getting pretty consistent snaps but never at Iloka’s expense. I couldn’t find any news on an Iloka injury. Michael Johnson played 24 snaps before leaving with a back injury. Another back injury, it’s almost like having a defense loaded with 30+ year old guys isn’t the best idea… My back is sore just leaning over my laptop. Johnson has been playing a lot of DT this year, not just playing DE. In his absence Chris Smith (34 snaps) played more than Jordan Willis (20 snaps). Smith ended with 2 solos, 1 assist and 2 QB hits. If Johnson misses some time, we may have to do the Smith/Willis waltz again. When Johnson was hurt in Week 1 and missed Week 2, Smith outsnapped Willis in Week 1 but Willis outsnapped Smith in Week 2. On the season, Smith has played 174 snaps to Willis’ 170 snaps. LAC at NE Jahleel Addae played 86 snaps. 86. Tre Boston, Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams all played 85 snaps. Next on the list are Melvin Ingram (78 snaps) and Joey Bosa (72 snaps). That’s more than most DEs play in two games combined. Bosa set the record for most sacks in the first 20 games of a career, surpassing Aldon Smith. Good new/bad news situation here. The bad new is I didn’t identify Adrian Phillips’ new role early enough to put it in last week’s snap count thread. The good news is I realized it on Saturday and picked him up and started him against the Pats and enjoyed his 12 solos, 1 TFL and 1 PD on 59 snaps. I know you guys all appreciate my team’s success. Maybe I need to start doing a quick Saturday notes post… With Jatavis Brown still banged up and Denzel Perryman still out, the 4th year UDFA Safety started playing OLB three weeks ago to increase team speed. In Week 5, Phillips played 53 snaps, after playing 36 snaps in Weeks 1-4. In Week 6, Phillips was on the field for 7 snaps before leaving with a concussion. In Week 7, Phillips played 46 snaps. The Chargers are on bye next week so Brown and Perryman may be able to get healthy, possibly taking away Phillips’ opportunity. I may try to offload Phillips onto someone who is Safety needy and isn’t fully aware of his situation. The odds of the Chargers playing 86 defensive snaps in a game again this year are pretty low. Hayes Pullard played the most snaps at LB with 66, more than any two other LBs combined. Pullard ended second on the team in solos with 10, 2 assists and 1 TFL. Williams, still starting for the IRed Jason Verrett had a great game, 8 solos and 1 PD. Desmond King played 58 snaps and had 4 solos and 1 sack. You can do worse if you’re desperate at CB. Kyle Van Noy, Devin McCourty, Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi played 56 snaps. Patrick Chung played 51 snaps while Duron Harmon played 50 snaps. Van Noy had the top stat line on the team with 6 solos, 1 TFL and 1 PD. Six solos led the team. With Dont’a Hightower on IR, Elandon Roberts played 40 snaps and put together 5 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Deatrich Wise has started losing some of the hype lately. Wise only played 34 snaps, good for second among DEs but only 2 more snaps than Lawrence Guy and only 6 more snaps than Cassius Marsh, both of whom outproduced him. Guy had 1 solo and 4 assists. Marsh had 2 solos and 1 TFL. Wise ended with 1 assist. ATL at NYJ Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen and Robert Alford played 61 snaps. This is the second week in a row Campbell played 100% of the snaps. His stat line wasn’t amazing with 2 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL but he’ll produce given the opportunity. Jones led the way in tackles with 9 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL. After Neal’s 8 solos and 1 assist, the third leading tackler was Grady Jarrett, with 4 solos, 3 assists, 0.5 sack and 2 TFLs. He also picked off a spike when Josh McCown was trying to stop the clock. The play was nullified because the Jets weren’t lined up prior to the snap, but pretty amazing for a DT to dive in and intercept a spike. Jarrett did all that on 47 snaps. Dontari Poe also played 47 snaps but only produced 2 solos, 2 assists and 0.5 sack. Brooks Reed’s snaps dropped quite a bit. He played 18 snaps, his lowest of the season. I couldn’t find any news on an injury. Takk McKinley still only played 25 snaps. He’s warming up though with 2 solos, both for a loss, 1 sack and another QB hit. Kemal Ishmael played in Duke Riley’s spot. Ishmael played 4 defensive snaps. Demario Davis, Darron Lee, Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams played 66 snaps. Leonard Williams and Darryl Roberts both played over 90% of snaps. Mo Wilkerson played 54 snaps. Wilkerson ended with 5 solos, 1 sack and a second TFL. There isn’t much to say here. David Bass didn’t play any defensive snaps. He was fun for a few minutes. He’s droppable now. Jordan Jenkins led the way at OLB with 46 snaps. Jenkins had 1 solo, matching the output of OLB Josh Martin, who was on the field for 32 snaps. Kony Ealy played 39 snaps. The Jets traded for 49er CB Rashard Robinson. SF at PHI Jaquiski Tartt and Brock Coyle both played 70 snaps. Third Round rookie Akhello Witherspoon played 69 snaps. Rashard Robinson only played 16 snaps. Update: San Fran traded Robinson to the Jets so apparently Witherspoon passed his audition. Witherspoon produced in his first full game with 3 solos and an interception. Dontae Johnson still played 53 snaps and finished with 2 solos and 1 PD. Jimmie Ward broke his forearm after 15 snaps and went on IR. Eric Reid didn’t come in and replace Ward. Seventh Round rookie Adrian Colbert came in and played 55 snaps. Colbert ended with 2 solos. Reid played 27 of his 33 snaps today at LB. He put together 3 solos and 1 QB hit. He was outpaced by Ray Ray Armstrong who had 4 solos on 36 snaps. The question becomes, how will San Fran replace Ward, Reid or Colbert? Solomon Thomas left with a knee injury. He played 32 snaps. With Arik Armstead already on IR, this will be significant. After joining San Fran two weeks ago, Leger Douzable played the most snaps at DE with 57. He amassed 2 sacks among 5 solos. His 81% snap rate could even go up a little more with Thomas expected to be out a few weeks. The next DE end on the list was former Packer Datone Jones, who was signed one week ago. Jones played 28 snaps and had 1 solos and 1 assist, both for a loss. Jones is a DT in MFL. If you’ve got an open roster spot in a DT-premium/required league, he may be worth a pickup to see if he starts to produce. His snaps were at DE because DeForest Buckner played 55 snaps and DT Earl Mitchell played 51 snaps. Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Nigel Bradham all played 66 snaps. Jalen Mills was the only other Eagle north of 90% of snaps. With Jordan Hicks on IR, Mychal Kendricks played 52 snaps. As is usually the case, when Kendricks gets his opportunities, he produces. Kendricks led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 1 assist, 1 sack, 1 PD and a 2nd QB hit. Philly’s DEs are going to be frustrating until this 4-person committee gets narrowed down. In order, they played Bruce Graham (44 snaps), Derek Barnett (34 snaps), Chris Long (33 snaps) and Vinny Curry (32 snaps). Curry had the best game though as he had 5 solos, 1 sack, 2 TFLs and 2 more QB hits. Patrick Robinson played 18 snaps before entering into the concussion protocol. Rasul Douglas didn’t see a big jump in snaps through. Douglas played 30 snaps, 2 more than he played in Week 7. 2014 3rd Rounder Dexter McDougle came in and played 32 snaps after playing 13 snaps combined over the last six weeks. McDougle only ended with 1 solo however. Ronald Darby was questionable for this game so watch his practice reports. He could play next week, or they could hold him out one more week since they have their bye week in Week 10. The #2 DT has devolved into a committee. Fletcher Cox played 45 snaps. Both Beau Allen and Timmy Jernigan played 29 snaps while Destiny Vaeao played 17 snaps. CAR at TB Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Mike Adams, Kurt Coleman and James Bradberry played 67 snaps. Coleman and Kuechly both returned from injury and played 100% of snaps. Daryl Worley played 53 snaps. They also led the Panthers in tackles. Coleman had 7 solos and 2 assists. Keuchly had 6 solos, 2 assists, 1.5 TFL and a PD. The interesting snap count here is Shaq Thompson’s. In Weeks 1-2, Davis outsnapped Thompson. In Weeks 3-5, Thompson outsnapped Davis, convincingly so at times. This was when Davis was dealing with broken ribs. In Weeks 6-7, they both played basically 100% of snaps, while Kuechly was dealing with a concussion and absent. Against Tampa, with all three healthy, Thompson’s snaps dropped to 36, just over half as many as Davis. Kwon Alexander, Lavonte David and Justin Evans played 65 snaps. Evans only ended with 1 solo and 1 PD. He is a FS after all, but playing all the snaps, he should produce more than this most weeks. Brent Grimes and Robert McClain both missed this game, allowing Vernon Hargreaves III and Ryan Smith to play 63 snaps apiece. Javien Elliott dressed for the first time and played 37 snaps as the nickel CB. If Grimes and McClain miss again, Smith looks like a decent play. He ended with 6 solos and 2 PDs. Kendall Beckwith’s snaps dropped even further, down to 34. He ended with 1 solo and 1 assist. Chris Conte (38 snaps) and TJ Ward (27 snaps) continue to split time opposite Evans. With Noah Spence on IR, Robert Ayers played 51 snaps, Ryan Russell (back from a dislocated shoulder) played 35 snaps and William Gholston played 29 snaps. I think Jacquies Smith is available again. You have to imagine if he has anything left, the Bucs would sign him. Otherwise, they’re hoping 43-year old Simeon Rice is serious about his potential comeback a decade after retiring. PIT at DET Ryan Shazier played 71 snaps. Bud Dupree, TJ Watt, Sean Davis, Artie Burns and Joe Haden played over 90% of snaps. Burns actually led the team in tackles with 8 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL and a PD. Vince Williams played 54 snaps and ended 2nd in total tackles with 4 solos and 4 assists. Mike Mitchell strained his calf after playing 38 snaps. Interestingly, JJ Wilcox still only played 1 defensive snap, for the 3rd week in a row. Robert Golden came in to replace Mitchell and played 33 snaps. Mitchell isn’t expected to miss any time. Stephon Tuitt didn’t play in this game due to a back injury. As with the other three games Tuitt has missed on the season, Tyson Alualu played in his place. Alualu had 2 solos, 1 assist, 1 sack and 1 PD on 53 snaps. Jarrad Davis, Glover Quin and Tavon Wilson played 64 snaps. Darius Slay took 1 snap off. Wilson was the only Lion over 5 total tackles. He had 7 solos and 4 assists. Jalen Reeves-Maybin played 22 snaps, behind Davis and Tahir Whitehead (47 snaps) and only slightly ahead of the former 49er Nick Bellore (15 snaps). JRM did end with 4 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. A potentially concerning number is 17. That’s how many snaps Miles Killebrew played. It’s his lowest total on the season, coming off the bye. Outside of Slay, CB is a bit of a mess. Quandre Diggs played the second most snaps with 42 at the slot. Nevin Lawson (27 snaps) and DJ Hayden (23 snaps) split time as the other outside CB. Lawson ended with 5 solos which creates a concern for his coverage abilities. Last year, Lawson was a solid cover CB who wasn’t a ballhawk. Obviously, no one can cover Antonio Brown, but it is something to watch. 2nd Round Rookie Teez Tabor was a healthy scratch for the 5th game this season. At some point, they need to see what they have there. DEN at KC Brandon Marshall and Justin Simmons played 62 snaps. Darian Stewart played 61 snaps. Aquib Talib played 59 snaps. Marshall had 7 solos and 1 assist. He was the only Bronco over 5 total tackles. Shane Ray returned from IR. Ray played 51 snaps compared to Von Miller’s 53 snaps. Shaq Barrett dropped down to 24 snaps as a backup. Of the three, Barrett got the sack, but his production will surely drop with the decreased snaps. Todd Davis missed this game with an ankle injury. Zaire Anderson came in and played 27 snaps. Anderson ended with 1 solo and 2 assists. Will Parks played his most snaps since Week 2. Weeks 3-7, Parks hadn’t topped 32 snaps. Against KC, he played 44 snaps. He ended with 2 solos. Derrick Johnson, Ron Parker, Daniel Sorensen, Marcus Peters and Kenneth Acker played all 73 snaps. The two safeties led the way with tackles. Parker had 7 solos and a pick. Sorensen had 5 solos and 2 assists. Terrence MItchell was demoted which is too bad because I think he was the highest scoring CB going into Week 7. Acker took his place. Acker was traded from San Fran in August after he lost his starting job to Dontae Johnson. Acker ended with 5 solos, 1 assist and an interception. Honestly, I think I intercepted a Siemian pass Monday night… Acker is definitely worth a pickup in most CB premium/required leagues. QBs don’t want to throw it at Peters and KC will force teams to throw. Nickel CB Phillip Gaines was also demoted. Steven Nelson was activated off IR and came into play 53 snaps in the slot. Nelson had 2 solos, 2 assists and a PD. Reggie Ragland played 20 snaps and ended with 2 solos and 2 assists. Justin Houston had 2 sacks to go with 5 total solos and 1 assist in 63 snaps. Allen Bailey played 55 snaps at DE. Chris Jones saw his snaps drop though. His 36 snaps are tied for his second lowest snap total on the season. Jarvis Jenkins had played 26 snaps spread over 3 games prior to Monday Night. On Monday night, Jenkins added 20 snaps to his total. 2nd Round Rookie Tanoh Kpassagnon had played 4 snaps over the previous 7 games. Kpassagnon played 10 snaps on Monday night. None of the three put up a huge stat line. Dee Ford hurt his back in this game and only played 28 snaps. Frank Zombo played 45 snaps in his place. Zombo didn’t have a stat. Did I do it right @Hankmoody?
  7. Offensive Snap Count averages per game 1. NE 72.6 2. HOU 71.7 3. DEN 70.8 4. CLE 70.7 5. PHI 69.9 6. PIT 69.4 7. SEA 69.3 8. DET 69.2 9. ARI 68.9 10. DAL 68.7 11. SF 68.7 12. CAR 68.1 13. NO 67.7 14. JAX 67.6 15. MIN 67.6 16. TB 67.0 17. BAL 66.4 18. GB 66.3 19. LAR 66.3 20. BUF 65.7 21. WAS 65.0 22. IND 64.0 23. LAC 64.0 24. TEN 63.6 25. MIA 63.5 26. KC 63.4 27. NYG 63.4 28. CHI 63.3 29. ATL 62.3 30. NYJ 61.7 31. CIN 61.2 32. OAK 60.6
  8. Quick question before we start: where do you guys look for snap count numbers? I usually look at Footballguys snap count numbers because I love their format. It makes it really easy to spot trends although you have to do the percentages yourself. Their numbers are far from perfect. They’re still missing Deatrich Wise, Matt Iaonnidis (which is why I haven’t mentioned him until now) and others. They’ve given Charles Johnson 0 snaps on multiple occasions even though he’s played both of those games. They’re also not 100% on players’ positions. Some teams have great snap counts numbers up after every game (Browns, Pats, Raiders, etc). When I need to confirm a number for other teams, I usually look at Pro Football Reference. PFR requires you to look at each player on a game by game basis on a separate page though. KC at OAK Ron Parker, Marcus Peters and Terrence Mitchell played all 82 snaps. Justin Houston, Dee Ford and Daniel Sorensen played over 90% of snaps. Philip Gaines, KC’s nickel CB, played as many snaps as Derrick Johnson, 73, which probably gives you a good idea of how many snaps Reggie Ragland, 9. That’s the fewest snaps the Ramik Wilson/Ragland role has played this season. Kevin Pierre-Louis didn’t pick up any of the slack at LB. KPL only played 5 defensive snaps, which is his lowest total since Week 2. For playing 82 snaps, Sorensen, Mitchell and Bennie Logan were the only three with really notable stat lines. Sorensen led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 3 assists and 2 TFLs. Mitchell had 6 solos and 1 assist. Logan had 4 solos, 2 assists and 0.5 TFLs on 41 snaps. Eric Murray played 55 snaps. His snap count goes up and down every other week. His last five weeks, he’s played, 46, 28, 45, 13 and 55 snaps. Murray had 4 solos and 1 assist. Allen Bailey outsnapped Chris Jones, 62 to 55. Neither had a notable stat line. Khalil Mack, Karl Joseph, Reggie Nelson and TJ Carrie played 100% of snaps. In his first game in Black and Silver, Navarro Bowman played 60 of 62 snaps. Bruce Irvin played 59 snaps. Bowman led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 5 assists, 1 TFL and 1 QB hit. Nicholas Morrow played the next most snaps at LB with 38 snaps. Justin Ellis played 44 snaps at NT. This was Ellis’ third straight week with 40+ snaps after not topping more than 28 snaps through the first four weeks. In Week 5, Ellis had 1 solo and 2 assists. In Week 6, Ellis produced 4 solos and 1 assist. This week, Ellis was 3rd on the team in tackles with 3 solos, 4 assists and 1 TFL. Rookie Eddie Vanderdoes’ snaps have dropped each of the last three weeks. Rookie 7th Rounder Treyvon Hester has also seen in increase of snaps the last two weeks. Hester had 1 solo and 1 QB hit against KC. 2nd Round rookie Obi Melifonwu has been IR-designated to return. Logic would say they bring him along slowly, but it will definitely cause some changes in their snap counts. Nelson is a UFA at the end of the season so odds are, Obi will eventually replace Nelson. Nelson and Joseph have played almost every snap this season. They’ve had a 3rd safety on the field for around 25 snaps all season. Obi may force them to play big nickel on a more regular basis. If not, Nelson’s snaps could start to drop. CAR at CHI Shaq Thompson, Thomas Davis and James Bradberry played 100% of snaps, 38 out of 38. Yes. 38 total snaps. Three teams played more than double the number of snaps the Bears played on Sunday alone. Mitchell Trubisky completed 4 passes on 7 attempts. The Bears are almost an automatic avoid as an opponent for IDPs. I think I’m going to post the average number of offensive snaps per game run by every team so far this season in another post. Mike Adams played 37 snaps. Daryl Worley played 34 snaps. With Luke Keuchly out from a concussion, David Mayo played 29 snaps. Shaq led the team in tackles with 4 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL. What can really be gathered from so few snaps? Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos and Prince Amukamara played all 72 snaps. Danny Trevathan played 70 snaps. Last week, Amos had a 90 yard interception return for a TD. This week, the rookie Jackson had himself a game, 4 solos is a nice start, a 75 yard fumble recovery for a TD coupled a 75 yard interception return for a TD means a lot of points. Amos was second on the team in tackles with 6 solos including 1 TFL. Christian Jones led the team in tackles with 9 solos, 2 assists and 1.5 TFLs. Jones did all that on a modest 58 snaps. Nick Kwiatkoski returned for this game but I don’t think he played any snaps. I can’t find any news on why but it’s definitely worth watching if you’re relying on Jones. Three quickish notes on the Chicago D-Line. Akiem Hicks played 63 snaps and I’m pretty sure he got banged up at one point and had to leave the field before returning. Hicks ended with 4 solos, 1 assist, 1 sack and 2 TFLs. Eddie Goldman played 52 snaps and had his second strong performance in a row with 5 solos, 1 assist and 0.5 sack. Goldman seems to be back to the form he was to start last year before ending on IR. He’s an automatic start in DT-required/premium leagues while he’s hot. Finally, Johnathan Bullard outsnapped Mitch Unrein for the first time this season, 38 to 28. Unrein produced more, 2 solos, 1 assist and 0.5 sack compared to Bullard’s 1 solo and 1 assist. It still bears watching as Bullard was a highly regarded when he was drafted in the 3rd Round last year. TB at BUF Kwon Alexander and Justin Evans played all 68 snaps. Lavonte David and Brent Grimes played 67 snaps. Gerald McCoy played 66 out of 68 snaps. That’s insane for a DT. McCoy had a down game statistically with 1 solo, but that’s still really impressive. David led the team in tackles with 12 solos and 2 assists. The Rookie Evans had a decent if not spectacular game with 2 solos and 4 assists. Rookie Kendell Beckwith played 53 snaps with both Alexander and David healthy again. Beckwith ended with 3 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. TJ Ward only played 24 snaps, splitting time with Chris Conte. Ward complained after the game that he didn’t come to Tampa to be a part time player. Chris Baker quote tweeted a story about Ward’s remarks and said “I feel the same way bro.” Baker played 30 snaps. Robert McClain played 65 snaps as Vernon Hargreaves III only played 36 snaps. Hargreaves has been struggling this year so Tampa demoted him to play nickel this game. Preston Brown, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde and TreDavious White played 72 snaps. Lorenzo Alexander played 60 snaps. His snaps seem to have taken a hit from the Rookie, Matt Milano. Milano’s snap percentage has risen each of the three weeks he’s been filling in for Ramon Humber, 42.7%, 62.1% and 65.3%. Alexander outproduced Milano. Alexander had 7 solos and 2 assists, 2nd on the team in tackles. Milano put together 4 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs and an interception. After Jerry Hughes 50 snaps, Shaq Lawson played 30 snaps at DE. Eddie Yarbrough played 29 snaps. Yarbrough played 54 snaps when Lawson missed Week 4. Yarbrough hadn’t topped 23 snaps any other game this season. CFL-Eddie only had 1 solo, 2 assists and 1.5 TFLs compared to Lawson’s 1 solo and 3 assists. EJ Gaines left this game with a hamstring injury after 41 snaps. Shareece Wright came in and played 30 snaps to replace Gaines. Leonard Johnson put together 6 solos and 2 assists. Johnson played 54 snaps covering the slot. Johnson has played 45 or more snaps in all but one game this season. TEN at CLE Wesley Woodyard, Kevin Byard and Logan Ryan played all 73 snaps. Adoree’ Jackson played 70 snaps. Jayon Brown outsnapped Avery Williamson for the second time this season. Williamson led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 8 assists and 1 TFL on 35 snaps. Brown had 2 solos and 2 assists on 38 snaps. Byard had 2 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL and 3 picks. Byard may be a semi-sneaky buy low when Johnathan Cyprien comes back from injury, which should be following their bye. Odds are, most people with Byard on their roster are true believers, but that one guy who believes more in Cyprien may be willing to trade Byard. He should continue producing once Cyprien returns. Joe Shobert and Christian Kirksey played 100% of snaps. Jamie Collins played 71 out of 72 snaps. Jamar Taylor and Briean Boddy-Calhoun both played 69 snaps. Kirksey left everyone else behind. Kirksey amassed 8 solos, 9 assists and 1.5 TFLs. Jabrill Peppers missed this game with a toe injury, allowing Derrick Kindred and Ibraheim Campbell to play substantial snaps. Campbell played 69 snaps and had 2 solos and 2 assists. Kindred only played 60 snaps but put together 6 solos, 1 assists and 1.5 TFL. This may be a Kindred sell-high opportunity if someone sees his big game and doesn’t put it together with Peppers being out. Odds are Kindred’s snaps will drop when Peppers come back and there’s a good chance the Browns will draft another Safety since they haven’t shown that much trust in Kindred. At this point, I’d take a future 6th for Kindred (I do have a glut of solid safeties). Emmanuel Ogbah played 58 snaps at DE. Myles Garrett played 57 snaps, more than his first two games combined. Garrett ended with 3 solos, 1 assist and 1 sack. Nate Orchard (19 snaps) and Carl Nassib (14 snaps) are both injury stashes at this point. NO at GB AJ Klein, Craig Robertson and Marshon Lattimore played 55 snaps. Marcus Williams, Kenny Vaccaro and Ken Crawley played 54 snaps. Cameron Jordan played 52 snaps. Hauoli Kikaha was a surprise inactive. Rumor has it NO is trying to trade Kikaha. The Saints relied on Jordan, Alex Okafor (41 snaps) and rookie Trey Hendrickson (20 snaps). Okafor topped Jordan this week with 3 solos, 1 assist, 1 sack and 2 TFLs. Sheldon Rankins played 45 snaps. He had one of his better games this season with 2 solos, 1 assist and 0.5 TFL. Vonn Bell played 76 of 81 snaps (93.8%) last week. This week, he played 37 of 54 snaps (68.5%). Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played 76 snaps. Blake Martinez and Kentrell Brice both played 73 or more snaps. Martinez had 13 solos and 3 assists. Just gawdy tackle numbers. Everyone’s favorite rookie Josh Jones played 52 snaps and had 3 solos. Davon House and Kevin King both returned from injury for this game. House played 67 snaps while King was on the field for 50 snaps. Action hero Josh Hawkins only played 17 snaps with everyone healthy. Quinten Rollins ended up on injured reserve. JAX at IND Myles Jack, Telvin Smith, Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye played 100% of snaps. Tashaun Gipson played 62 out of 67 snaps. Barry Church played 58 snaps. For the second week in a row, Yannick Ngakoue played 1 fewer snap than Calais Campbell. Campbell played 43 snaps. Ngakoue played 42 snaps. Surprisingly, Dante Fowler Jr. played 37 snaps. Ngakoue had 2.5 sacks among 7 total QB hits. Yes, 7 QB hits. Campbell had 2 sacks. Fowler had 1.5 sacks. Malik Jackson had 1.5 sacks on 41 snaps. This is the second time the Jacksonville defense has hit double digit sacks in a game this season. These guys find weaknesses in an O-line and once they smell blood in the water, it’s all over. They’ve got more sacks in those two games than 24 teams have on the season through Week 7. They hit 10 sacks in this game and the NY Jets have 10 sacks on the season. The Bucs have 7 sacks on the season. Ngakoue and Fowler both make perfect DE2s to couple with a consistent DE1. Their boom weeks could just about win it for you and their bust weeks won’t hurt as much if you’ve got a solid producer across from them. Jon Bostic played 68 snaps. Vontae Davis played 65 snaps. Bostic only had 2 solos and 2 assists while Antonio Morrison played 58 snaps and had 8 solos and 5 assists. Indy got some real bad news when rookie 1st Rounder Malik Hooker tore his ACL and MCL. He's done for the season. Hooker played 28 snaps before tearing up his knee. It looks like TJ Green and Darius Butler split snaps following Hooker’s injury. Matthias Farley played 62 snaps, north of 90%. Green played 33 snaps, the most since Week 1 when Indy tried him out at CB. Butler has been up and down the last few weeks, 37, 15, 30, 13 and 23 snaps. Rashaan Melvin left this game with a concussion after 7 snaps. Rookie UDFA Kenny Moore came in and played 46 snaps, his first defensive snaps of the season. The story here may be 2nd Round rookie Quincy Wilson. Wilson played in the first game, started the second and got injured. He missed two games with the injury. He’s been healthy enough to play the last three games but hasn’t. Wilson doesn’t play much on special teams so lesser CBs are dressing ahead of him because of their ST contributions. If Melvin misses a game, there’s a good chance Wilson will get another chance. Chuck Pagano has said Wilson needs a good week in practice to get back on the field. John Simon suffered a stinger after 17 snaps. Former 1st Rounder Barkevious Mingo came in and played 41 snaps. There’s a good chance Simon misses Week 8. Mingo ended with 3 solos, 1 assist and 2 QB hits. ARI at LAR (London) Deone Bucannon, Tyvon Branch, Patrick Peterson and Tramon Williams played all 80 snaps. Chandler Jones and Tyrann Mathieu both played over 90%. Antoine Bethea played 68 snaps. Williams had 10 solos as a CB, so that’s pretty good… Bucannon and Bethea both had double digit tackles as well. Bucannon added an interception. Branch had a relatively down game with 4 solos and 1 TFL. Karlos Dansby played 62 snaps and Haason Reddick played 31 snaps. Neither is startable at this point. No Rams played 100% of snaps. They didn’t need to. Alec Ogletree, Lamarcus Joyner, Trumaine Johnson and Kayvon Webster all played 44 snaps. They brought backups in to play the last 5 snaps. Connor Barwin played 42 snaps. Aaron Donald played 40 snaps and John Johnson III played 39 snaps. Not a lot of tackle opportunities in this game especially after Carson Palmer broke his arm. JJIII led the team in tackles with 4 solos and 1 assist. Try to avoid playing LBs against Arizona. This game was obviously a mess, but Ogletree and Mark Barron combined for 3 solos, 2 assists and 2 PDs. NYJ at MIA Demario Davis, Marcus Maye, Jamal Adams and Morris Claiborne played all 73 snaps. Buster Skrine played 70 snaps. Darron Lee only played 60 snaps, the same as Leonard Williams. Lee ended with 9 solos, 2 assists, 2 TFLs and 1 QB hit. The rookie safeties both had solid games. Adams had 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack, 2 TFLs and a PD. Maye had 3 solos, 4 assists and a pick. Mo Wilkerson played 54 snaps. He caught an interception to go with 2 solos, 2 assists and 1 QB hit. If you’re still holding onto David Bass, you can drop him. Bass played 29 snaps, behind Josh Martin (40 snaps) and Jordan Jenkins (38 snaps). Kony Ealy played 33 snaps. Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons and Reshad Jones played 56 snaps. Nate Allen, Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersly played 55 snaps. Ndamukong Suh played 53 snaps. Jones led the team in tackles with 7 solos with 1 PD. No one else even had 5 total tackles. Cameron Wake had 2.5 sacks on 32 snaps. Rey Maualuga played 24 snaps at MIKE in base packages. Mike Hull hasn’t played a defensive snap in three weeks. Andre Branch only played 18 snaps before leaving the game with a groin injury. The remaining snaps were split between Wake, Charles Harris (34 snaps), Williams Hayes (27 snaps) and Terrence Fade (7 snaps). None really saw a spike in snaps. Fade played 7 defensive snaps more than he played last week, but that’s not really a noteworthy spike. BAL at MIN CJ Mosley, Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson and Brandon Carr played all 66 snaps. Patrick Onwuasor played 56 snaps while Kamalei Correa was on the field for 2 defensive snaps. That gives him a three game total of 10 over the last three weeks. Matt Judon followed up his breakout last week where he played 70 snaps, with a 49 snap performance, totaling 1 solo, 1 assist and 1 QB hit. Terrelle Suggs played 51 snaps. Brandon Williams returned from injury and played 45 snaps, matching Michael Pierce. The entire D-line is in flux. Carl Davis returned from missing a game and played 23 snaps. Willie Henry, after playing 68 snaps last week dropped to 11. I can’t find information on an injury to Henry. Chris Wormley’s snaps jumped last week to 54, but dropped back to 26 with Davis’ return. Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes played 65 snaps. Rinse and repeat. Everson Griffin played 59 snaps. Danielle Hunter played 55 snaps. None of these snap percentages waiver very much. Kendricks had a great game with 10 solos, 3 assists and 3 TFLs. Barr followed him up with 6 solos, 5 assists, 1 sack, 2.5 TFLs and 1 PD. Griffen had 2 sacks among 5 solos and 1 assist. DAL at SF No Cowboys played 100% of snaps. They didn’t need to. Byron Jones led the way with 62 snaps. Anthony Brown played 60 snaps, Jeff Heath played 59. Both Jourdan Lewis and Orlando Scandrick were on the field for 58 snaps. At LB with the all three starters healthy, Sean Lee played 49 snaps, Anthony Hitchens played 41 and Jaylon Smith played 32 snaps. Hitchens had the best stat line, leading the team in tackles, with 8 solos and 3 TFLs. Hopefully you play in IDP leagues that give kicking points. Because of an injury to Dan Bailey, Heath had to kick extra points for Dallas. He made 2 of 3. Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward were the only two to play all 75 snaps. There’s a lot to unpack here. Reuben Foster was in and out of this game after getting dinged up and, by the end of the game, why risk him. Foster ended 53 snaps. Brock Coyle played 22 snaps in Foster’s absence. Ray Ray Armstrong only played 27 snaps. Armstrong has a shoulder injury which didn’t prevent him from playing. Armstrong lost snaps to Eric Reid. This was Reid’s second game since Week 2. Tartt has taken Reid’s job and Reid is a UFA at the end of the season. San Fran may be looking to drum up some trade interest in Reid, or they may just like Reid more than they like Ray Ray. Reid played 48 snaps. Ray2 ended with 5 solos vs Reid’s 4 solos. I was hoping Armstrong would be a solid dynasty stash knowing the 9ers have a ton of needs and Armstrong was under contract for one more year. Solomon Thomas outsntapped DeForest Buckner, 61 to 50. With Arik Armstead on IR, Leger Douzable played 47 snaps. I’m curious how this cobbled together D-Line worked. Douzable was resigned after playing for San Fran in the preseason. He’s a 31-year-old DT. 47 was the 3rd most snaps on the D-Line behind Thomas and Buckner. Douzable ended with 1 solo. I’m curious who was playing DE opposite Thomas. Eli Harold dropped back to his standard 31 snaps after peaking at 48 last week. At CB, Akhello Witherspoon (35 snaps) continued to split time with Dontae Johnson (63 snaps) and Rashard Robinson (51 snaps). K’Waun Williams was on the field for 20 snaps before leaving with a quad injury. 7th Round rookie Adrian Colbert came in and replaced Williams in the slot. It looks like Williams will miss Week 8 at Philly. Johnson ended with 7 solos. San Fran seems to be doing a little spaghetti throwing. They’re throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. I wouldn’t invest heavily in anyone outside of Buckner, Thomas, Foster and the safeties. SEA at NYG Bobby Wagner, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Shaq Griffin played 59 snaps. Michael Bennett played 52 snaps while Frank Clark and KJ Wright played 50 snaps. In Cliff Avril’s second missed game, Seattle relied heavily on Bennett and Clark. Former 1st Rounder Marcus Smith was on the field for 16 snaps after playing 37 snaps in Week 5. UDFA sophomore Brenden Jackson played 17 snaps. Jarran Reed played 32 snaps. His low on the year has been 27 while his high has been 50. I bring up Reed because he posted 7 solos, 1 sack and 3 TFLs. FA signee Bradley McDougald played 17 snaps, more than he had played in the first five games combined. McDougald played in big nickel and big dime situations, primarily lining up to cover Evan Engram. McDougald ended with 3 solos. Not much of a sign of life at this point. Landon Collins and Darian Thompson played 75 out of 76 snaps. Eli Apple played 74 snaps. Jason Pierre Paul was on the field for 73 snaps. BJ Goodson was limited to an ankle injury after playing 41 snaps. Keenan Robinson led the LBs with 67 snaps followed by Devon Kennard with 53 snaps. In Olivier Vernon’s continued absence, Kerry Wynn is getting the majority of snaps opposite JPP at 51. Romeo Okwara ended up on IR, providing an opportunity to 5th Round rookie Avery Moss. Moss played 42 snaps last week and 34 snaps this week. Moss ended with 2 solos, 2 assists and 1 QB hit, topping Wynn’s 3 assists and 0.5 TFLs. The CB situation has turned into a bit of a mess. Apple was obviously on the field for the whole game. Janoris Jenkins played 67 snaps. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie only played 16 snaps back from his benching, behind Ross Cockrell and Donte Deayon. After Apple and Jenkins, none of these guys are startable. CIN at PIT Vontaze Burfict was the only Bengal to play all 69 snaps. Burfict kicked a Steeler, so he's looking at yet another suspension. This has to be the least surprising news from Week 7. Nick Vigil and Shawn Williams each played 68 snaps. Dre Kirkpatrick was the only other Cincy to top 60 snaps. Darqueze Dennard only played 39 snaps. I can’t find any news on an injury or benching to explain the reduced snap percentage. Dennard did end up with 5 solos and 2 assists. William Jackson III saw an increase in snaps with 59 out of 69. Pat Sims played 40 snaps, 1 fewer than Geno Atkins at DT. I mention Sims because he tied Vincent Rey and Vigil in total tackles with 4 solos and 4 assists. Rey had his 4 solos and 4 assists on less than half the total snaps. Vigil had 3 solos and 5 assists. Ryan Shazier and Sean Davis played 51 snaps. Cameron Heyward, Artie Burns and Joe Haden all played more than 90% of snaps. Stephon Tuitt missed this game so again Tyson Alualu replaced him and played 41 snaps. Vince Williams played 38 snaps. Skipping Week 6 when he had a hip injury, this was Williams’ lowest snap count in any game this season. No real notable stat lines. Shazier led the way in tackles with 5 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. DEN at LAC Brandon Marshall and Justin Simmons played 58 snaps. Darian Stewart played 57 snaps. Shaq Barrett played 53 snaps, more than Von Miller’s 51 snaps. Miller had 2 more sacks than Barrett. Shaq’s snap number will probably go down going forward as Shane Rey will be coming off IR. Todd Davis played 28 snaps, yet led the team in tackles with 7 solos and 3 assists. Will Parks was back to around his season average in snaps after only playing 10 last week. The Broncos are like the Vikings. You know who will be getting the snaps. There’s very little change. Jahleel Addae, Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams played all the snaps. Tre Boston played 63 out of 64 snaps. Yes, Jatavis Brown only played 18 snaps. Yes, he was off the injury report. He’s unstartable for the time being. Hopefully this doesn’t turn into a Stephone Anthony situation. 5th Round LBs don’t usually hit and turn into year-after-year starters. Everyone with Blair Brown stashed, take notice and potentially sell high if he starts getting snaps and producing. Speaking of late round LBs producing, Hayes Pullard led the team in solos with 8 on 48 snaps. Last week, Melvin Ingram played 51 snaps while Joey Bosa played 50 snaps. This week, Ingram played 50 snaps while Bosa played 51 snaps. Feel free to analyze this yourself. Chris McCain only played 23 snaps. He had 2 sacks, bringing him to 5 on the season. He’s an ultimate boom/bust play if he’s facing a weak O-line and you need a boost from the DE spot. You know on a line with Bosa and Ingram, no one is paying attention to McCain. No offense if you read this Chris. Jeremiah Attaochu played his first snaps of the season with 21. He may move ahead of McCain as he gets up to playing speed. ATL at NE Keanu Neal played 74 snaps. Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, Ricardo Allen, Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant all played more than 70 snaps. Duke Riley left this game with a knee injury after 7 snaps. He's having surgery to repair a torn meniscus so he'll miss multiple weeks. Converted-safety Kemal Ishmael will take his 2-down role. Ishamel played 28 snaps and was 3rd on the team in tackles with 7 solos, 2 assists and 0.5 TFLs. Tak McKinley played only 19 snaps, his fewest since Week 1. Joe Vellano played 18 snaps at DE and was waived when the Falcons signed Sean Weatherspoon for LB depth. For what it’s worth, Tak is my second favorite rookie to follow on Twitter, closely behind Juju Smith-Schuster. Juju’s bike was stolen, if you’ve seen it and turn it into the Steelers facility, AB will give you free tickets to the next game. Juju doesn’t have a car or a driver's license, he needs that bike. Devin McCourty and Malcolm Butler played all 57 snaps. Kyle Van Noy, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon and Johnson Bademosi all played 50 snaps or more. There is a conspicuous name missing from that list. Trey Flowers only played 40 snaps, fewer than Deatrich Wise (45 snaps) and Cassius Marsh (44 snaps). Flowers still produced the most, 5 solos, 1 assist and 1 QB hit compared to 2 solos for Wise and 1 QB hit for Marsh. Interesting to see though as Flowers had played north of 95% of snaps through the first six weeks. Elandon Roberts missed this game with an ankle injury. David Harris played 19 snaps in his stead, adding 2 solos and 1 assist. Dont’a Hightower only played 34 snaps as he was in and out with a shoulder injury. UDFA Rookie DT Adam Butler played 28 snaps. His snaps peaked over 40 a week in Weeks 2 and 3 but had but had dropped to the 10-20 range from Weeks 4-6. Butler contributed 2 solos, 1 assist and 1 sack. Lawrence Guy and Malcolm Brown both played their fewest snaps of the season although Brown was limited with an ankle injury. WAS at PHI Zach Brown, Mason Foster and Montae Nicholson played all 65 snaps. DJ Swearinger and Quinton Dunbar (filling in for Josh Norman) played 64 snaps. Kendall Fuller added 54 snaps while Bashaud Breeland contributed 53 snaps. Brown was a signed very late. He was a free agent for awhile. He amassed 10 solos, 3 assists, 1.5 sacks and 4.5 TFLs. That’s more than double the team’s 2nd highest tackler and triple the team’s 2nd highest sacker. Matt Ioannidis led D-linemen with 44 snaps. With Jonathan Allen on IR, Ioannidis should continue seeing plenty of snaps. Matt (I can’t keep typing Ioannidis, it requires too much concentration) should rebound from his 1 assist performance. Nigel Bradham, Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills played 64 snaps. Jordan Hicks played 2 snaps before he ended up on IR with an achilles injury. Mychal Kendricks missed this game with a hamstring injury, but if he can play going forward, he’s going to produce. Najee Goode played 49 snaps in relief of Hicks. Goode had played 26 defensive snaps through the first six weeks. Goode ended with 5 solos, tied for 2nd on the team for tackles. Jenkins, meanwhile, amassed 10 solos with 1 sack. Speaking of sacks, 1st Round rookie Derek Barnett played 36 snaps, 3rd among DEs behind Brandon Graham (44 snaps) and Chris Long (38 snaps). Barnett outpaced both with 2 sacks. Vinny Curry only played 27 snaps. He seems to have been passed by the rookie. Timmy Jernigan also saw his snaps drop for the second straight week. The Eagles ended with more of a rotation next to Fletcher Cox. Jernigan played 17 snaps. Beau Allen played 21 snaps. And Destiny Vaeao played 22 snaps in his first game back from injury. Philly really needs Ronald Darby back. After Mills, four different CBs played with none playing more than 46 snaps.
  9. PHI at CAR Malcolm Jenkins was the only Eagle to play all 82 snaps. Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson and Nigel Bradham played 90%+. Jordan Hicks only played 34 snaps before leaving with an ankle injury. This allowed Mychal Kendricks to play 55 snaps, only the second time he had topped 28 snaps in a game this year (The other time was Week 3 when Hicks was also banged up.). Kendricks produced with 12 solos, 5 assists and 1 TFL. Kendricks almost doubled Bradham, the #2 in tackles, who ended with 7 solos and 3 assist with 1 TFL and 2 PDs. Ronald Darby was expected back in Week 7, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be ready yet. It may be another week of Mills and Robinson with rookie Rasul Douglas coming in for nickel snaps. Brandon Graham left the game temporarily with a shoulder injury. He ended with 62 snaps. The other three DEs, Vinny Curry, Chris Long and Derek Barnett, all played between 39 and 41 snaps. Fletcher Cox returned from injury and was on the field for 62 snaps. Mike Adams and James Bradberry played all 62 defensive snaps. The big news here was Luke Kuechly left the game after 30 snaps and was in the concussion protocol. Kuechly avoided a concussion which is great. David Mayo came in and played the remaining 32 snaps in Kuechly’s place. Thomas Davis actually outsnapped Shaq Thompson for the first time since Week 3, 55 to 53. Daryl Worley was benched in this game after the first 2 series. He ended with 23 snaps. Kevon Seymour, who was traded from Buffalo prior to the season, replaced him and played 39 snaps. With Kurt Coleman and Demetrious Cox still out, Colin Jones and Jarius Byrd played almost exactly the same snaps they played the week before. Mario Addison’s snaps dropped this week. Addison only played 24 snaps this week, the fewest of the four DEs. Charles Johnson played 43 snaps, Julius Peppers played 30 snaps and Wes Horton played 27 snaps. CHI at BAL Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos, Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara all played 73 snaps. Danny Trevathan and Leonard Floyd played 72 snaps. Floyd only had 2 assists. So even with all the snaps, he’s going to be boom/bust. Christian Jones played the other ILB and was on the field for 56 snaps. Jones ended with 4 solos and 4 assists. Amos continues to put up stats. He had 6 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL and 2 PDs including a 90-yard pick-six. Amos was a 5th round pick in 2015. He had been forced to play FS early on. Now that the Bears have drafted Jackson, Amos is allowed to play SS/box-Safety which he’s much more comfortable at. He’s earning his spot going forward. The Bears need to take a shotgun approach and spend all of their draft picks on WRs. Amos might be solidifying his spot going forward. Eddie Goldman had his best game on the year with 6 solos and 1 TFL on 47 snaps. Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson played all 80 snaps. CJ Mosley played 79 snaps. Brandon Carr played 78 snaps. Matt Judon played 70 snaps. Judon put together 12 solos, 2 assists, 2 sacks and 4 total TFLs. 70 snaps is a ton for an OLB, obviously helped by this game going into overtime. Judon’s most snaps previously this year had been 58 back in Week 2. I’m not rushing to my waiver wire to pick up Judon. This feels like an outlier, but maybe he earned more snaps going forward. Patrick Onwuasor played 66 snaps, that’s 83%. Kamalei Correrra played 7 snaps. If Onwuasor is still on your waiver wire, he’s worth a roster spot in decent-sized leagues. He put up 5 solos and 2 assists. Jordan Howard had 36 carries in this game. With Mitchell Trubisky slinging passes, it looks like the Bears are going to be very conservative. Start your ancillary tacklers against Chicago. MIA at ATL Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons, Reshad Jones, Nate Allen, Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersly all played 57 snaps. Tankersly only had 1 solo and 1 PD so he was a disappointment. I’m curious how this plays out. I don’t think Howard is scary enough to force targets to Tankersly. I’m keeping an eye on him but I’m dropping him where I picked him up. Alonso only had 4 solos and 1 assist. His numbers are down a touch after moving from MIKE to WILL. He did carry Taylor Gabriel over his shoulder 10 yards in what will surely be Week 6’s most-giffed moment. If your league gives points for being giffed on Twitter, I want in your league... Rey Maualuga ended with 1 solo. Maualuga played only 16 snaps in his second game, down from 31 in Week 5. Stephone Anthony hasn’t dressed for the last two games so those hoping a change of scenery would return his production to his rookie year numbers have to be disappointed. Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen and Robert Alford played 67 snaps. Desmond Trufant played 64 snaps and Deion Jones played 65 snaps. With Allen back healthy, Damontae Kazee didn’t play any defensive snaps. De’Vondre Campbell played 60 snaps while Duke Riley played 35 snaps. Not sure that battle still needs to be reported on… Tak McKinley still only played the 4th most snaps at DE. Tak played 27 snaps. Adrian Claybourn retook the #1 DE role after a down week and played 34 snaps while both Brooks Reed and Derrick Shelby played 29 snaps. With a rotation like this, it really leads to boom/bust weeks solely dependent on sacks. Atlanta didn’t sack Jay Cutler once. That’s not a good sign. Vic Beasley came back from injury and played 26 snaps. GB at MIN Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was the only Packer to play all 77 snaps. Blake Martinez, Kentrell Brice and Josh Hawkins all played north of 90%. A couple unexpected names on that list. Brice played 75 snaps while Josh Jones played 30 in Morgan Burnett’s absence. I think it’s past time to realize, Jones isn’t going to happen this year. Week 3 gave us a great idea of his potential, and if Martinez or Jake Ryan are going to miss any games, Jones is probably startable, but for now, Jones needs to stay on your bench. The worst part is Jones still outproduced Brice. Jones had 2 solos and 1 PD while Brice had 1 solo, 1 assist and 1 PD. Davon House and Kevin King both missed this game with injury. Hawkins played the most snaps of any of the remaining CBs. Damarious Randall played 59 snaps. The 3rd CB was Lenzy Pipkins with 46 snaps. Pipkins, a UDFA rookie with the twitter handle @Pippy_LONGsock (I mention this because how do you not mention this?) played more than double the snaps of Quinten Rollins (22 snaps). Pipkins put together 5 solos, 1 assists and 1 TFL, just surpassing Hawkins, 5 solos, 1 assists and 0.5 TFL. Eric Kendricks, Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris and Xavier Rhodes played all 66 snaps. Harris played in the absence of Andrew Sendejo. Don’t rush to the waiver wire, Harris only had 2 solos. Sendejo was questionable for this game so there’s a good chance he’s back on Sunday. Trae Waynes played 61 snaps. After breaking Aaron Rodger’s collarbone, Anthony Barr later had a concussion and was forced to leave after only 28 snaps. In case he misses next week, Emmanuel Lamur stepped up and played 38 snaps, a touch more than the 9 defensive snaps he had through the first 5 weeks. Lamur ended with 3 solos and 2 assists. Everson Griffen played 56 snaps, 85% while Danielle Hunter played 50 snaps, 76%. DET at NO Jarrad Davis played 71 snaps for Detroit. Darius Slay played 69 snaps. Glover Quin had to leave this game with a concussion after playing 37 snaps. Miles Killebrew Truthers, don’t get your hopes up. Killebrew’s snaps actually dropped a bit this game. He played 27 snaps, dropping below 50% snap rate for the first time since Week 1. Charles Washington came in and played more snaps to replace Quin. Tavon Wilson played 65 snaps. After Davis, Tahir Whitehead played 63 snaps, followed by rookie Jalen Reeves-Maybin at 27 snaps, his most of the season. JRM put together 3 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Haloti Ngata missed this game. Ngata has played right around 50% of snaps all season. His absence allowed A’Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence to step up and play more snaps. Robinson made it count with 4 solos, 3 assists and the always impressive DT pick-six. AJ Klein and Kenny Vaccaro were the only Saints to play all 81 snaps. Marcus Williams, Vonn Bell, Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley all played more than 90% of the snaps. Bell may be the story here with a big increase in snaps. His snaps have gone up every week this season after playing just 6 in Week 1. I already checked, he wasn’t dropped in my leagues. Bell had 4 solos, 1 assists, 2 TFLs and 1 sack (1 of 2 QB hits). If his snaps stay in the 90% range next week, he’ll be a pretty safe start going forward. Klein has played more snaps than anyone on this defense but the production just isn’t there, 3 assists and 1 PD this week. Being on the field all 3 downs is crucial for a LB, but playing SAM in base limits tackle opportunities. PJ Williams played only 2 snaps this week. He seems to have lost his job. Delvin Breaux should be back pretty soon for the Saints. Craig Robertson played 62 snaps in place of the IRed Alex Anzalone. Robertson amassed 4 solos, 7 assists, 1 sack, 1.5 TFL and 1 PD. Sheldon Rankins played 58 snaps bringing his season total to 244. He’s got 1 solo and 3 assists to show for it. He was a big name coming out of an impressive DT class last year but he’s just not producing. Alex Okafor keeps producing though, 2 solos, 1 sack and 1 PD. Okafor played 55 snaps, 2nd to Cameron Jordan’s 69 snaps. One thing to keep an eye on here was rookie Trey Hendrickson. Hendrickson surpassed Hau’oli Kikaha, 29 snaps to 21. Hendrickson had 2 PDs and 1 QB Hit. NE at NYJ Devin McCourty and Malcolm Butler played 100% of snaps. Johnson Bademosi played 90% of snaps in Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe’s absence. These were Bademosi’s first defensive snaps. Bademosi had 3 solos and 2 assists. Kyle Van Noy and Dont’a Hightower both played over 85% of snaps. They both had solid games with 6 solos and 1 assist. Van Noy added 2 solos and 2.5 TFLs while Hightower had 1 sack and 1.5 TFL. Elandon Roberts played 24 snaps. Jordan Richards returned to his role as a LB and played 34 snaps, his most since Week 1. Richards ended with 3 solos. The real story here is at DE. Trey Flowers played his lowest snap percentage on the season, 83%. Flowers still produced with 4 solos, 1 assist, 1 PD and 2 QB hits. Deatrich Wise played the most snaps of any game this season. Wise played 79% of snaps, just behind Flowers. Wise only had 2 assists and 1 QB hit. Based on the production Wise has had on his limited snaps, this may be the last time to “buy low” on Wise. If he keeps getting close to 80% of snaps, his production could be substantial. Demario Davis, Darron Lee and Jamal Adams played 68 snaps. Morris Claiborne played 67 snaps and led the team with 7 solos, adding a PD. Marcus Maye played 66. Josh Martin returned from injury to start at OLB across from Jordan Jenkins. Jenkins, Kony Ealy, Martin and David Bass formed a rotation ensuring none of the four played enough snaps to be useful. Jenkins led the way with 38 snaps. SF at WAS Jimmie Ward and Brock Coyle played 100% of snaps. Jaquiski Tartt played all but 1 snap. The 9er who played the 4th most snaps was Solomon Thomas. Thomas played 68 snaps, 7 more than DeForest Buckner’s 61 snaps. Thomas had a day with 7 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack and 2 TFLs. Buckner had a ho-hum 4 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. In case you’ve been under a rock for a few days, San Francisco released Navarro Bowman, leaving rookie Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong (82% of snaps) as their starting MIKE and WILL, respectively. Don’t get too excited about Coyle. He only played because Foster ended up missing one more game due to injury. Foster was expected to play on Sunday so there’s a good chance he plays next week. Coyle ended with 3 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. Arik Armstead only played 22 snaps before leaving with an injury. Armstead may end up on IR. None of the remaining DEs saw a big increase in snaps in Armstead’s absence. It actually looks like LB Eli Harold saw the biggest increase in snaps. Harold played 65% of defensive snaps. Harold’s snap percentage the rest of the year has been, 45%, 34%, 40%, 31% and 32%. Harold ended with 3 solos, 6 assists, 1 TFL and 1 QB hit. I’m going to see if Harold is available in my leagues. It would be interesting to see a LB produce enough to be useful while playing DE. It looks like Akhello Witherspoon again ate into the starting CBs snaps. Witherspoon played 34 snaps while Rashard Robinson played 53 snaps (72%) and Dontae Johnson played 56 snaps (76%). This could quickly become a situation to avoid if 3 CBs are splitting all the outside snaps with K’Waun Williams still getting all the slot CB snaps. Williams ended with the best stat line with 5 solos while Robinson had the interception. Mason Foster and Zach Brown both played all 72 snaps. Martrell Spaight didn’t play a single defensive snap. My bad on that one. I still think he could be a hold for next year, but he hasn’t earned snaps this year when both Foster and Brown are healthy. DJ Swearinger played 71 snaps. Quinton Dunbar played 64 snaps. Dunbar will be filling in for Josh Norman. Dunbar ended with 6 solos, 2 assist and 2 PDs. Bashaud Breeland left the game with an injury after 39 snaps. Breeland had 6 solos and 1 PD before he left. Rookie Fabian Moreau came on to replace him and played 34 snaps. Kendall Fuller retained his nickel role and played 44 snaps. Montae Nicholson played 63 snaps. Nicholson amassed 4 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD. There may be some production there for Nicholson this year. CLE at HOU Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert, Jason McCourty, Jamar Taylor and Jabrill Peppers played 100% of snaps. Schobert led the team in tackles with 6 solos and 7 assists. In Jamie Collins’ first game back from injury, he played 54 out of 66 snaps. Myles Garrett played 33 snaps in his second game. He added another sack to go with 2 solos, 3 assists, 2.5 TFL and 4 QB hits. Emmanuel Ogbah played the most snaps on the D-line with 40 snaps. Carl Nassib and Nate Orchard both played 50% of snaps. Trevon Coley played 36 snaps, still more than Danny Shelton at 33 snaps. Coley’s play has dropped off the last two weeks. He only had 1 solo TFL. Shelton on the other hand had 2 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Safety is still a mess for Cleveland. Derrick Kindred only played 38% of the snaps and ended with 3 solos and 1 TFL. Ibraheim Campbell was on the field for 26% of snaps. Campbell had 1 assist. In Houston’s first game without JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus, Benardrick McKinney played the most snaps with 62. McKinney also led the team in tackles with 7 solos, 1 assist and 1 QB hit. Andre Hal, Zach Cunningham and Marcus Gilchrist played more than 80%. Dylan Cole only played 9 snaps. Cole still outproduced Cunningham. Cole had 2 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL and an interception. Cunningham only had 1 solo and 1 PD. Kevin Johnson may be back soon for Houston. Kareem Jackson continues to be a solid CB. Jackson played 79% of snaps and had 2 solos, 3 assists and 1 PD. Johnathan Joseph played 70% of snaps and came away with 2 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL and 2 picks, with one run back for a TD. Kurtis Drummond played his most snaps of the season. It was only 21 snaps, 31%. Drummond had only played 16 snaps in the first 5 weeks. Drummond amassed 5 solos, 1 TFL and a sack. Drummond is a 3rd year UDFA who was called up from the practice squad before the game. TB at ARI Kendell Beckwith played 65 snaps. Vernon Hargreaves III, Brent Grimes and Lavonte David all played more than 60 snaps. Gerald McCoy played 59 snaps. With David back, Adarius Glanton dropped down to 21 snaps. At safety, rookie Justin Evans played the most snaps with 57. He put together a second very good game with 6 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL and 1 PD. TJ Ward returned from injury and split snaps with Chris Conte. Conte played 37 snaps. Ward played 36. Noah Spence’s snaps dropped almost in half to 32. Last week, Spence played the most snaps of any Tampa DE. This week, he was third behind Robert Ayers (47 snaps) and William Gholston (43 snaps). Each had 1 solo on the game. Deone Bucannon and Tyvon Branch played all 70 snaps. Karlos Dansby, Chandler Jones, Tyrann Mathieu and Justin Bethel all played more than 90% of snaps. Tramon Williams played his first game since Week 2. He earned his snaps at Patrick Peterson’s expense. Just kidding. Peterson had to leave with a quad injury after 41 snaps. Williams played 30 in relief. Haason Reddick played 36 snaps. I can’t find anyone definitively saying they were at OLB but with Bucannon and Dansby playing all but 4 total snaps, I’m going to call it. LAR at JAX Alec Ogletree, Mark Barron and John Johnson played all 69 snaps. Trumaine Johnson played 67 snaps. JJ took a bad angle on the first Leonard Fournette run that went the distance but he played solidly after the early mistake. JJ ended up with 2 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, 1 PD. Lamarcus Joyner missed another game and Cody Davis played 49 snaps in his place. I dropped Kayvon Webster this week. Pretty sure that’s the second time I’ve dropped a CB about to face the Jags… Webster played 64 snaps and put together 6 solos. Connor Barwin had himself a day. On 51 snaps, Barwin had 7 solos, 1 sack and 3 TFLs. Myles Jack, Telvin Smith, Tashaun Gipson, Barry Church, Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye played 100% of snaps. There’s not much to say here. Calais Campbell played 49 of 59 snaps. He ended with 4 solos, 1 assist, 2 sacks and 1 PD. Yannick Ngakoue played 48 snaps and ended with 1 solos and 2 QB hits. Dante Fowler Jr only played 22 snaps, which is a lot closer to Duane Smoot’s 10 snaps than Ngakoue’s. PIT at KC Ryan Shazier, Mike Mitchell and Artie Burns played 54 snaps. Sean Davis and Joe Haden played 53 snaps apiece. Vince Williams had his second really solid performance in a row despite a hip injury limiting him to 26 snaps, less than 50%. Williams had 5 solos and 2 sacks. He’s been making my bench look good lately… Tyler Matakevich came in and played 7 snaps in Williams’ absence. Matakevich had 3 solos and 1 assist on 7 snaps. He had played 6 total defensive snaps over the first 5 weeks. Davis led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD. JJ Wilcox only played 1 defensive snap. He’s droppable. Pittsburgh’s starting OLBs usually play 95% or more of snaps. For some reason, Bud Dupree (43 snaps) and TJ Watt (40 snaps) both came off the field more than usual for James Harrison (15 snaps) and Anthony Chickillo (11 snaps). In the two prior games where Watt and Dupree were both 100% healthy, the remaining OLBs on the depth chart had totalled 11 snaps. If you’re relying on Watt or Dupree, this is worth watching to see if it becomes a trend. Derrick Johnson, Justin Houston and Ron Parker all played 64 snaps. Daniel Sorensen, Marcus Peters and Terrence Mitchell all played over 60. Sorensen is definitely back to his solid if unspectacular self with 4 solos, 4 assists and 1 TFL. Eric Murray played 13 snaps, his lowest total since Week 1, when Eric Berry was healthy. Correspondingly, Reggie Ragland played 27 snaps which is the most he or Ramik Wilson had played in any game this year. KC stayed in base as much as possible to try and prevent Le’Veon Bell from running all over them. Ragland had 3 solos and 1 assist to show for it. Kevin Pierre-Louis played 18 defensive snaps. KPL missed Week 4, but the last 3 games he’s played, he’s been on the field for 19, 21 and 18 snaps. KPL had 2 solos and 3 assists against the Steelers. They’ve been using him as a nickel and dime LB. DJ played the entire game so he’s been playing next to DJ. Again, any team I’m building for next year, I’m looking at getting him on my roster. He could be DJ’s replacement next year. The Chiefs gave up a Pro Bowl special teams LB to get KPL. That trade only makes sense if they thought KPL could be more than a Pro Bowl special teamer. Full disclosure, I picked up DJ Alexander on a few rosters last year thinking he would be DJ's heir apparent. LAC at OAK Tre Boston, Jahleel Addae, Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams played all 58 snaps. Hayes Pullard was next up with 54 snaps, followed by Joey Bosa with 51 and Melvin Ingram with 50 snaps. Jatavis Brown is battling an ankle injury so he only played 20 snaps. Korey Toomer picked up 34 snaps due to Brown’s limitations. Adrian Phillips had seen his snaps go up the last two games. Last week, he played 53 snaps. Phillips only played 7 snaps against the Raiders. Corey Liuget only played 21 snaps before exiting with a back injury. Addae only had 3 solos, 1 assist and 1 PD. Addae hasn’t been nearly as productive as Jonathan Cyprien was in the same role in Jacksonville. Reggie Nelson played 65 snaps. Karl Joseph, TJ Carrie and David Amerson all played 64 snaps. Obviously LB is up in the air with Navarro Bowman signing. Odds are, it’ll be Bowman and Cory James as the primary LBs when all are healthy. So take everything from this game with a grain of salt. James played only 7 snaps with a knee injury. Tyrell Adams played 1 snap before being released. That must have been one bad snap... Nicholas Morrow played the most LB snaps with 62. An undrafted rookie named Xavier Woodson-Luster played 40 snaps. XWL put together a solid game with 4 solos and 2 assists. NYG at DEN Darian Thompson played 81 snaps. Those relying on BJ Goodson rejoice. Goodson played all but 1 snap. Goodson ended with 5 solos, 1 assist and 2 PDs. If he keeps playing close to 100% of snaps, he’ll get back to where he was in Week 1. After Goodson, Keenan Robinson played 68 snaps while Devon Kennard played 60 snaps. Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins both played 78 snaps with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suspended by the team. Jason Pierre-Paul played 68 snaps. JPP had a day with 7 solos, 1 assist and 3 sacks. He had to make up for Olivier Vernon who missed his 2nd straight game. Landon Collins only played 52 snaps with an ankle injury. Collins had no tackles and 1 PD on the day. It's really rare you can say Collins didn't have a tackle. Justin Simmons, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris played 54 snaps. Von Miller, Shaq Barret and Darian Stewart all played 50 or more. Simmons led the team in tackles with 11 solos, 2 TFLs and 2 PDs. Todd Davis outsnapped Brandon Marshall for the first time this season, 45 to 44. Odds are, this was a result of the Giants not having any WRs and Denver staying in base. Davis was 2nd on the team in tackles with 4 solos and 5 assists. IND at TEN Jon Bostic and Malik Hooker each played 70 snaps. Vontae Davis played 69 snaps. I think last week was a Jabaal Sheard week. This week, Sheard played 63 snaps while John Simon played 61 snaps. Sheard’s stat line wasn’t amazing this week, 2 solos, 1 assist and 2 QB hits, but Simon put a nice day together with 6 solos, 5 assists, 1 sack, 2.5 TFLs, 3 total QB hits and a pick six. Antonio Morrison actually outproduced Bostic on fewer snaps. Bostic had 4 solos, 1 assist and 0.5 TFL while Morrison had 4 solos and 3 assists on 59 snaps. Matthias Farley played 59 snaps to Darius Butler’s 13 snaps. Wesley Woodyard, Kevin Byard and Logan Ryan all played 58 snaps. Jurrell Casey, Brian Orakpo and Adoree Jackson all were on the field for more than 50 snaps. Woodyard led the team in tackles with 6 solos and 2 assists. Jayon Brown came the closest he’s gotten to Avery Williamson’s snaps this week, 28 to 31. Williamson was more productive with 4 solos and 2 assists to Brown’s 2 solos, 1 assist and 2 PDs.
  10. A quick note to start. In my primary league, my top 4 WRs are OBJ, Willie Snead, Cam Meredith and John Brown. So I’m already looking towards next year. My IDP are doing great though. I really need to get into an IDP only league… Anyways, a few notes in here will be geared toward next year for dynasty players so it’ll be a little long. And for the record, I’m skipping CBs in the future notes. No one should carry CBs during the offseason. They’re like Kickers. NE at TB Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung played all 72 snaps. Malcolm Butler, Stephon Gilmore, Trey Flowers and Kyle Van Noy all played north of 90%. Alan Branch was a healthy scratch. Branch hasn’t played more than 21 snaps since Week 1. His absence allowed Cassius Marsh to up his snap count to 69%, his highest snap count to date. Marsh ended with 2 solos. Deatrich Wise played 29 snaps. Wise had 1 sack and a 2nd QB hit. In Dont’a Hightower’s second game back from injury, he played 62 snaps and ended with 2 solos. This forced a substantial drop in Elandon Roberts’ snaps. In the last three games, Roberts has played 84%, 52% and 32% of snaps. Marsh will be a UFA this year. Flowers will be a UFA in 2019. Flowers doesn’t seem like a Chandler Jones/Jamie Collins type that will want too much money so Belichick ships them off prior to the end of their contract to get something in return. Either way, Derek Rivers and Wise should see plenty of snaps next year. Kendell Beckwith, Adarius Glanton, Chris Conte, Justin Evans, Vernon Hargreaves III and Brent Grimes played all 74 snaps. Beckwith, Evans and Glanton all had really notable stat lines. Evans had 8 solos, 1 assist, 1 int and another PD. Evans profiled as a Free Safety with range that could hit. Tampa normally plays 2-high safeties rather than a Free and a Strong. Evans’ tackle numbers were probably more dependent on New England’s short passing game plan than anything else. Gerald McCoy played 66 snaps which is impressive for a big guy. Noah Spence played the most snaps at DE with 60. He only put together 1 solo and 1 assist while Robert Ayers played 48 snaps (2nd most) and had 1 solo, 1 assist and 3 QB hits. Spence is wearing a protective harness on his shoulder to prevent more dislocations. There is the question whether it is limiting his upside or not. Glanton had another solid game. He’s a RFA after the season. If he keeps getting opportunities in Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David’s absence, the 2014 UDFA could potentially earn a deal as a starter like AJ Klein with the Saints last offseason. BUF at CIN Preston Brown, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde, TreDavious White and Shareece Wright all played 100% of snaps. Wright’s increase in snaps is due to EJ Gaines’ injury. With Ramon Humber out with a broken hand, rookie Matt Milano took over for him. Milano didn’t play in subpackages though. Lorenzo Alexander played 61 snaps. Milano played 41 snaps. Alexander had 5 solos and 2 assists. Milano had 1 solos and 3 assists. It looks like Alexander will be useful during Humber’s absence. Shaq Lawson returned from injury and played 47 snaps. Eddie Yarbrough dropped back down to 15 snaps. I don’t think Marcell Dareus and Adolphus Washington have both been healthy since Week 1, when Dareus played 34 snaps to Washington’s 15 snaps. In Week 5, Dareus played only 22 snaps to Washington’s 33 snaps. Both had 1 solo and 1 assist, but Dareus’ solo was a sack. It might be time to try and sell Dareus on his name. Brown and Humber will both be UFAs at the end of the year. Milano was a 5th Rounder this year. Tanner Vallejo was a 6th Rounder. If they don’t resign Brown, I can’t imagine his replacement is currently on the roster. For the 2nd straight week, Nick Vigil was the only Bengal to play 100% of snaps. Vontaze Burfict, George Iloka and William Jackson III all played north of 90% of snaps. Also for the second straight week, Adam Jones only played 15 snaps. For now, he’s primarily serving as Joe Mixon’s mentor. Carl Lawson’s snaps dropped from 40 in Week 4 to 26. Lawson still had a sack. Everyone had a sack against TyGod. Burfict, Geno Atkins and Jordan Willis all had 1 sack. Michael Johnson had 2 sacks. For the first time everyone is healthy, Willis outsnapped Chris Smith, 22 to 18. Pat Sims and Smith will both be UFAs come Week 18. Some will think Sims leaving will create some space for Sophomore Andrew Billings, but Billings has averaged 8.2 snaps per game this season after missing last season with injury. NYJ at CLE Demario Davis, Marcus Maye, Jamal Adams and Morris Claiborne all played 76 snaps. Buster Skrine played 75 snaps. Darron Lee played 72 snaps. Leonard Williams played 62 snaps and Mo Wilkerson played 52 snaps. David Bass had a down week stat-wise, 2 solos and 1 assist, but he played 56 snaps. Jordan Jenkins played 48 snaps and had 2 solos and 2 QB hits. Davis, Kony Ealy, Bass and 2 dozen others are UFAs after the season. Projecting players on this roster for next year is a fool’s errand. This defense is so devoid of talent it’s embarrassing. If someone hasn’t stepped up and earned snaps, they aren’t going to be a good IDP. The Jets are one of the 3-4 teams most likely to undergo a DC change and possible transition to a 4-3. There was talk Lorenzo Mauldin could be cut prior to the season. He ended up on IR instead. I’ll be keeping my eye on Jenkins. He was a 3rd Round pick last year. He’s more of a run-stopper than a pass-rusher and he would need to put on some weight to hold his own at 4-3 DE. Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert both played 53 snaps. Jabrill Peppers, Jason McCourty and Jamar Taylor all played 52 snaps. Ibraheim Campbell officially bypassed Derrick Kindred, 25 snaps to 10 snaps. Kindred is unstartable unless this reverses course. Campbell had 3 solos to Kindred’s 2 solos. James Burgess played 45 snaps in Jamie Collins’ continued absence. Burgess led the team in tackles with 6 solos, 1 assist, 1 sack and 1 PD. Trevon Coley played the most snaps at DT for the 5th straight week to start the season (the season is 5 weeks old). Coley played 31 snaps to Danny Shelton’s 24 snaps. In Myles Garrett’s first appearance of the year, he played 19 snaps and ended with 2 sacks. All of the Browns’ starters are under contract next year. Outside of Kirksey, Collins, Peppers, Garrett and Shelton, none of these guys are guaranteed spots. The Browns own so many draft picks in 2018 that no one’s job is safe. CAR at DET Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson were the only two Panthers to play all 61 snaps. Mike Adams and James Bradberry both played 60 snaps. Kurt Coleman and Demetrious Cox both missed this game with injury. Colin Jones and Jarius Byrd split snaps in their place. Jones ended with 4 solos and 1 assist on 36 snaps. Jones was a 6th Round pick in 2011. I’m not rushing to the waiver wire. Charles Johnson didn’t play any snaps for the 2nd straight week. The DE snaps went as follows: Mario Addison 31 snaps, Julius Peppers 29 snaps and Wes Horton 20 snaps. Two big guys up front, Star Lotulelei and Peppers will both be UFAs this offseason. Everyone who drafted Vernon Butler has been waiting for Carolina to not be able to afford Lotulelei. Jarrad Davis, Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson and Darius Slay played all 66 snaps. Davis played 100% of snaps in his first game back from injury. Davis had 4 solos, 4 assists, 2 TFLs and 1 PD. With Davis back to 100% and Paul Worrilow out, Detroit only played 2 LB on most snaps. rookie Jalen Reeves-Maybin didn’t play a defensive snap. Wilson was limited in the last game but came back to 100% in his second game back. This dropped Miles Killebrew’s snaps to 35. Wilson led the team in tackles with 9 solos, 1 assist and 3 TFLs. Killebrew only had 1 solo and 1 assist. Ezekiel Ansah and Anthony Zettel’s snaps have stabilized a bit. Ansah played 35 snaps while Zettel played 36 snaps. Armonty Bryant was dropped. Detroit has a lot of big names with rosters coming due at the end of the season. Ansah, Haloti Ngata, Tahir Whitehead, Wilson and Worrilow will all be UFAs. Wilson is important for everyone who believes in Killebrew. I wouldn’t think they’d let Ansah walk, but just a few years ago they let Suh and Nick Fairley walk in the same offseason. If they do, they’d need to draft someone or roll with Kerry Hyder and Zettel. SF at IND Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward played all 76 snaps. Dontae Johnson played 72 snaps. 3rd Round rookie Akhello Witherspoon played his first 6 snaps of the season. Witherspoon left the game with a concussion, but if you’ve been relying on Johnson or Rashard Robinson this is worth noting. Witherspoon played for Johnson on the 9er’s 2nd defensive series and for Robinson on the 3rd defensive series. Robinson also left missed part of the game with a muscle cramp and ended with 62 snaps. Navarro Bowman only played 58 snaps. Apparently San Francisco is trying to keep him fresh after a couple of rough outings. Former UDFA Brock Coyle rotated in for him and played 25 snaps. Bowman still paced the team with tackles, 5 solos and 5 assists. DeForest Buckner played 67 snaps. Solomon Thomas played 66 snaps. Thomas didn’t put together a ton of stats with 1 solo TFL and 1 assist, but with that snap count, stats will come. Eric Reid and Aaron Lynch will both be UFAs after the season. Tartt may just keep the starting spot. Jon Bostic, Malik Hoooker and Vontae Davis all played 100% of snaps. Rashaan Melvin played 71 of 72 snaps. Antonio Morrison played the 2nd most snaps at ILB with 55. Morrison outproduced Bostic slightly though. Morrison had 5 solos and 2 assist. Bostic had 3 solos and 4 assists. Matthias Farley played 68% of snaps but 5 solos, 1 assist and 1 PD. Farley is still rotating with Darius Butler who played 30 snaps, 42%. Jabaal Sheard had himself a game, 4 solos, 3 assists, 1.5 sacks and 2 TFLs on 64 snaps. Henry Anderson played 51 snaps which is his most on the year. He had 1 solo and 2 QB hits to show for it. Butler ended with 2 solos and 2 assists. Butler and Bostic are both pending UFAs. Not exactly the Killer Bs. Who wants to bet whether Indy drafts an ILB in the mid-to-late rounds next year? My money's on Yes. TEN at MIA Kevin Byard and Logan Ryan were the only two players to play all 59 snaps. DaNorris Searcy played 52 while Jonathan Cyprien is still out with injury. Adoree’ Jackson played 50 snaps. At ILB, Wesley Woodyard played 51 snaps, Avery Williamson played 48 snaps and Jayon Brown played 19 snaps. Jurrell Casey is so consistent. Casey had 4 solos, 1 assist, 1 sack and 2 TFLs on 42 snaps. Williamson and DaQuan Jones will both be UFAs this year. Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons, Nate Allen, Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersley played all 59 snaps. Reshad Jones played 58 snaps. Byron Maxwell was inactive for this game so if Tankersley is still available, the rookie is worth a pickup. Tankersley had 2 solos and 1 PD. When not facing Matt Cassel, QBs will test the rookie CB if he’s playing all the snaps. Rey Maualuga saw his first action on the season with 31 snaps. Mike Hull didn’t play a single defensive snap. Williams Hayes will be a UFA this offseason. 35-year-old Cameron Wake will be a UFA in 2019. Charles Harris is already playing more snaps in every game than Hayes. LAC at NYG Tre Boston, Jahleel Addae, Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams played 70 snaps. Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa are both playing more than 80% of snaps. Both had 2 sacks. Jatavis Brown’s snaps dropped to 35 as he was dealing with an ankle injury. Hayes Pullard jumped from 62% of snaps to 73% of snaps in Brown’s absence. Pullard had 7 solos and 1 assist. Adrian Phillips, the #3 Safety, played 53 snaps and amassed 8 solos. Desmond King’s snaps dropped from 78% to to 69%. This may have been a result of every single Giant WR getting hurt in this game. Darius Philon was mentioned here a few weeks back. Philon played 33 snaps, 3rd among DTs behind Corey Liuget (45 snaps) and Brandon Mebane (35 snaps). Philon had 3 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack and 2 TFLs. That’s more stats than Liuget and Mebane combined. Korey Toomer will be a UFA at the end of the season. No Giants played 100% of snaps. Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Darian Thompson and Janoris Jenkins all played over 90% of snaps. Olivier Vernon missed this game with the ankle injury he’s been dealing with. DEs that play 90% of snaps are very rare. JPP is solidly among that elite class. Thompson put together a day, 8 solos, 3 assists, 2 PDs and 1 QB hit. He plays FS next to last years S1 Collins so I this game feels like a bit of an outlier. BJ Goodson only played 59 snaps. Goodson hasn’t played over 90% of snaps since Week 1. Goodson compiled 5 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. The Steelers traded the Giants Ross Cockrell in the preseason. Cockrell played 39 snaps in Week 2 when Jenkins missed because of injury. This week, Cockrell played 35 snaps as Eli Apple was benched to start the game. Last year’s 1st Rounder wasn’t a big fan of the benching. Apple still played 63 snaps and ended with 5 solos. More than half of the Giants’ LB corps will be UFAs this offseason. Goodson is the only one under contract next year. Watch New York spend another 5th rounder on a middling LB prospect. ARI at PHI Patrick Peterson and Deone Bucannon were the only Cardinals to play all 67 snaps. Karlos Dansby, Chandler Jones, Tyrann Mathieu, Tyvon Branch and Justin Bethel all played 90%+. In his second game back from injury, Bucannon played 100% of snaps. He ended with 5 solos and 1 assist. Haason Reddick’s snaps dropped to 31 out of 67. Reddick ended with 2 solos. Branch still led the way with 4 solos, 6 assists and 1 TFL. The Honeybadger followed up his peak week with valley week with 2 solos and 1 assist. Antoine Bethea played 42 snaps. Bethea put together 2 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD. Branch, Corey Peters, Karlos Dansby, Frostee Rucker, Josh Bynes and Kareem Martin will all be UFAs before next season. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod both played 100% of snaps. Jalen Mills played over 90% of snaps. This game got out of hand so early, no one else needed to play. West Coast teams coming east… Fletcher Cox missed his second straight game. Timmy Jernigan played 46 snaps. Jernigan has played the most snaps at DT every game starting in Week 3. Rasul Douglas played 100% of snaps last week. It didn’t go very well. Douglas dropped down to 20 snaps against Arizona. Patrick Robinson went back up to 46 snaps. In a game with a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, you’d think the Eagles would want to get 1st Round rookie Derek Barnett as many snaps as possible. Barnett ended up playing the 4th most snaps at DE at 26. Brandon Graham played 43 snaps, Vinny Curry played 34 snaps and Chris Long played 29 snaps. Nigel Bradham and Jernigan will both be UFAs after this season. If Bradham doesn’t resign, it definitely creates a hole at LB. I don’t think Bradham’s replacement is on the roster. I know some people are still waiting for Mychal Kendricks to happen, but if it hasn’t happened at this point… Najee Goode is a 2012 5th Round pick from Tampa. Kamu Grugier-Hill was a 6th Round pick from the Pats last year who ended up on Philly after the Pats released him. Joe Walker was a 6th Round pick last year. 5th Round S-turned-LB Nate Gerry is still on the practice squad. JAX at PIT Myles Jack, Telvin Smith and Jalen Ramsey played all 79 snaps. Tashaun Gipson, Barry Church and AJ Bouye all played more than 70 snaps. Aaron Colvin had a day on 55 snaps. His 9 solos led the team. He also added 1 assist and 2 TFLs. That tackle number surpasses his first four weeks combined. Ramsey is a stud. He had 7 solos and 4 PDs, including 1 int. Not a lot of guys can put up 4 PDs in one game. Yannick Ngakoue played more snaps than Calais Campbell, 62 to 58. Campbell still outproduced him. Campbell had 1 solo, 3 assists and 0.5 sacks. Ngakoue had 1 assist. Dante Fowler played 37 snaps and had 1 sack. Malik Jackson played 55 snaps but didn’t record a stat. Paul Posluzny and Smith will both be UFAs after the season. Blair Brown truthers unite. Ryan Shazier played 54 snaps. Bud Dupree, TJ Watt, Sean Davis, Artie Burns and Joe Haden all played 50 or more snaps. Cameron Hayward, Stephon Tuitt, Vince Williams and Mike Mitchell all played between 46 and 50 snaps. Williams had his best game of the season with 6 solos, 2 assists and 1 sack. This should have been expected. The Jags are going to pass as few times as possible. Williams and other designated run stuffers will rack up stats against them. Javon Hargrave led the team in total tackles playing just 33 snaps. Hargrave had 4 solos and 6 assists. Anthony Chickillo only played 5 snaps. Pittsburgh doesn’t like to rotate their LBs. Whoever starts will play over 90%, with the exception of Williams this year. JJ Wilcox only saw 6 snaps this week after playing 100% last week when Mitchell was out. The Steelers don’t have any big name defensive UFAs after this season. BAL at OAK CJ Mosley, Tony Jefferson, Eric Weddle and Brandon Carr all played 56 snaps. Kamalei Correa played 1 defensive snap. Patrick Onwuasor only played 37 snaps but has cemented his spot next to Mosley. Onwuasor had 3 solos and 2 assists. Jimmy Smith had a sore achilles and only played 7 snaps. First Round rookie Marlon Humphrey played 55 snaps. Humphrey ended with 2 solos and 1 assist. Willie Henry has played 3 games this season. He has bookended a down week with two solid weeks. On 42 snaps, Henry had 3 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL. With both Brandon Williams and Brent Urban still out, Henry could see increased snaps. Urban will be the only defensive UFA after the season. Reggie Nelson was the only Raider to play all 66 snaps. Karl Joseph, TJ Carrie and Sean Smith all played 62 snaps. Cory James left this game with a knee injury. I can’t find any update on it. James only played 34 snaps. Marquel Lee left the game with an ankle injury after 31 snaps. Lee had to be carted off. Tyrell Adams and Nicholas Morrow may have just earned spots by process of elimination. Adams played 36 snaps while Morrow played 33. Adams ended with 2 solos and 4 assists. Morrow had 2 solos and 2 assists. Hopefully some news comes down before tomorrow on the severity of James and Lee’s injuries. If they’re both out for awhile, Adams and Morrow should be good going forward. It sounds like James’ injury isn’t as bad. If he’s able to play, Adams and Morrow will split snaps. Aldon Smith and Nelson are the only defensive big names pending UFA. Who knows if Obi Melifonwu will be ready as a sophomore after missing his rookie season? SEA at LAR Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Shaq Griffin played 74 snaps. KJ Wright played 72 snaps. Justin Coleman played 68 snaps. Michael Wilhoite only played 6 snaps. They were in the nickel basically the entire game. Pete Carroll said Cliff Avril’s neck injury was serious. He implied Avril may not play again. In Avril’s absence, Michael Bennett played 60 snaps, Frank Clark played 57 snaps and Marcus Smith II played 37 snaps. Through the first three weeks, Smith had played in 30 defensive snaps total. Bennett and Clark both had 3 solos and a sack. Bennett added an assist. Clark added 2 more TFLs. Smith only had a solo. He will see snaps. Even with Bennett and Clark both seeing over 75% of snaps, Bennett moves inside in pass rush packages, creating a need for a 3rd DE. Smith will be very boom bust. I think if they’re facing a bad O-line, he may be worth a Hail Mary in a deep league. Otherwise, he’s probably not startable, unless you’re a sack-whisperer. Sheldon Richardson played 45 snaps. He didn’t have a tackle, but caught an interception. Richardson, Bradley McDougald, Wilhoite, Smith and Dion Jordan will be all be UFAs. If Smith and Jordan walk and Avril’s neck injury is serious, Seattle will need to add DE depth during the offseason. You think they’re frustrated the Jets claimed David Bass off waivers? Alec Ogletree, Mark Barron, John Johnson (JJ) and Trumaine Johnson (TJ) played 68 snaps. Kayvon Webster played 62 snaps. Barron had a day, 12 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. Hopefully you picked up JJ last week. This week, after being a surprise healthy scratch, LA waived Mo Alexander. They must really trust JJ to release a Safety when their starting FS is injured. It sounds like Lamarcus Joyner will start at FS, when healthy, and JJ will start at SS. Add Marqui Christian to your watchlist in case someone else gets injured. Christian played a ton in the preseason. JJ had 2 solos, 1 assist and 2 PDs, including 1 pick. Cody Davis, starting for Joyner at FS, played 45 snaps and had 4 solos, 1 assist and 3 PDs, including an interception of his own. Joyner and Davis are both UFAs at the end of the year. Ogletree and Connor Barwin are also both able to walk at the end of the season. GB at DAL Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was the only Packer on the field for all 74 defensive snaps. Blake Martinez and Clay Matthews were the only other guys above 90%. Martinez put up the noteworthy stat line with 7 solos, 5 assists, 0.5 TFL and 1 PD. Morgan Burnett left the game with a hamstring injury after 47 snaps. Josh Jones only played 38 snaps while Kentrell Brice only played 28 snaps. Their CBs played a ton of snaps which seemed to have limited their Safety snaps this week. Davon House was back from injury and played 58 snaps. Kevin King played 16 snaps before leaving with a concussion. Damarious Randall played 60 snaps. Quinten Rollins and action star Josh Hawkins rounded it out with 29 and 25 snaps, respectively. Burnett is the big name here that will be a UFA. Tough to imagine him leaving. A lot of people expect that based on the Jones draft pick but they play 3 Safeties in base. Jones and Burnett can play together. Byron Jones was the only Cowboy to play 100% of snaps. What kind of idiot would suggest giving David Irving a week to see what his usage would be? Let me go back and edit last week’s post… Irving played 45 snaps in his first game back from suspension. He ended with 3 solos, 2 assists and 2 sacks with a 3rd QB hit. Anthony Hitchens returned from injury and played 50 snaps. This really cut into Jaylon Smith’s snaps. Last week, Smith played 100% of snaps. This week, Smith played 55% of snaps. Hitchens amassed 3 solos and 3 assists while Smith put together 3 solos and 4 assists. Rookie Jourdan Lewis played in the nickel, handling 45 snaps. Lewis ended with 5 solos, 2 assists and 3 PDs. Anthony Brown played 59 snaps while Orlando Scandrick played 58 snaps. Jeff Heath played 49 snaps. With Kavon Frazier out due to injury, Xavier Woods only played 21 snaps. DeMarcus Lawrence and Hitchens are the only Cowboy UFAs of note this season. Good time for Lawrence to be due another contract. KC at HOU Ron Parker and Marcus Peters played all 64 snaps. Derrick Johnson, Daniel Sorensen and Terrance Mitchell played 63 snaps. Parker led the team in tackles with 5 solos and 3 assists. Sorensen bounced back after his down game, putting up 4 solos, 2 assists, 0.5 sacks and 1 PD. Reggie Ragland in his 2nd game as a pro played 10 snaps. He didn’t produce a stat. Chris Jones and Allen Bailey just about matched snaps. Jones played 43 while Bailey played 45. Eric Murray played 45 snaps at safety when Sorensen moved into the box to play nickel LB. Bennie Logan played 41 snaps and had 3 solos. Logan and Kevin Pierre-Louis could become UFAs after the season. Assuming soon-to-be 35 year old Johnson calls it this year after there’s been a marked decline in his play, Ragland and Ramik Wilson could be playing ILB if KC doesn’t add someone new. The headline here is obviously JJ Watt is done for the year. Benardrick McKinney, Andre Hal and Marcus Gilchrist played 77 snaps. Kareem Jackson played 74 snaps in Kevin Johnson’s continued absence. Jadeveon Clowney played 71 snaps. Zach Cunningham played twice as many snaps as Dylan Cole, 56 to 28. Cunningham had a solid day, 4 solos and 5 assists. Cole continues to produce. Cole had 3 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. Gilchrist and Eddie Pleasant will both be UFAs early in 2018. MIN at CHI Erik Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo played 61 snaps. Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes played over 90% of snaps. Trae Waynes played 54 snaps. Danielle Hunter played 47 snaps. This was one of those games that Chicago’s offense couldn’t keep drives alive so it limited the Vikings tackle opportunities. Linval Joseph and Waynes led the team with 6 solos apiece. Sharrif Floyd and Tom Johnson will be UFAs after the season. It could create some opportunity for rookie Jaleel Johnson. Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos, Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara each were on the field for 70 snaps. Christian Jones played 69 snaps. Jones led the team in total tackles with 5 solos, 4 assists and 1 PD. Amos had another 8 solos. Leonard Floyd played 65 snaps which is almost Pittsburgh-level usage of a 3-4 OLB. Floyd ended with 6 solos, 2 sacks and 2 TFLs. Sam Bradford reinjured his knee and kept playing for a bit. He was completely immobile which allowed the Bears pass-rushers to eat. Minnesota switched to Case Keenum in the middle of the game. Akiem Hicks played 85% of snaps and ended with 2 sacks of his own. The Bears lost another ILB when John Timu left with a knee injury. It looks like Jonathan Anderson played 19 snaps after Timu left the game. I only bring up Anderson because Timu is the 3rd ILB who’s left injured and 4th lost overall counting Danny Trevathan’s 1 week suspension. The odds of Anderson playing meaningful snaps are far, far from zero. Jones, Mitch Unrein and Sam Acho will be UFAs following the season. There will be snaps at DE available. Maybe sophomore Jonathan Bullard could step up in his third year. DE is like TE. It takes most guys several years to contribute. ATL Dontari Poe, Adrian Clayborn, Courtney Upshaw and Kemal Ishmael will all be UFAs. Ricardo Allen will be an RFA. If Damontae Kazee really takes off, maybe they let Allen walk. I think that’s a stretch though. DEN Todd Davis, Jared Crick and Corey Nelson will all be UFAs. That’s 2 ILB. NO Kenny Vaccaro, Rafael Bush and Alex Okafor will all be UFAs. Okafor is a big question mark. They’ve been trying to lock down that end across from Cameron Jordan for years. Okafor has been really solid, but if they let him walk, he could go back to a 3-4 OLB and lose a ton of value. That’s definitely something to watch. I have him on every roster. WAS Zach Brown, Mason Foster and Will Compton are all UFAs at the end of the year. Martrell Spaight was drafted in the 5th Round in 2015. He has already bypassed Compton on the depth chart. Washington could resign one of these guys and pair them with Spaight who’s under contract through next season. They already seem to think 4th Round rookie Montae Nicholson is their answer at S next to DJ Swearinger. Apparently, his draft stock was affected by a knee injury. Their safeties swap roles so Nicholson will play both Strong and Free during the course of a game. Also, if Kirk Cousins walks at the end of the season, Washington’s offense will most likely be terrible. In that case, having some of their IDP on your roster may not be a bad idea.
  11. Appreciate all the love gents. I just figured most guys would skim a 5,000 word post with highlighted player names. Now I just hope none of you are in my primary league... Re: Carl Lawson. I think I heard it on the Read and React or the IDP Round Table. I don't entirely trust it though. I think it's a mix. If you consider all of Lawson's snaps DE snaps, that means the Bengals had an average of 2.7 DEs on the field for each play and an average of 2.2 LBs on the field for each play. If you consider Lawson's snaps LB snaps, those numbers would flip which makes a lot more sense. I just think they considered Lawson a value they couldn't pass up on when they got him in the 4th Round, even after they took Jordan Willis the round before. They didn't have a set plan for using him but wanted to get him snaps. @Hankmoody is probably right. He's a good possibility to transition to a DE spot next year if that depth chart loosens up a bit. Someone also mentioned on a draft podcast I listened to over the summer that the Bengals spend the least on draft scouting of any team. That's why it sometimes seems like they get draft "steals." A big name college player will fall off other teams' boards and the Bengals will draft him because he was a big name in college. Or they'll draft based solely on the combine without actually scouting the player. Makes a little sense if you look at their draft.
  12. CHI at GB Eddie Jackson and Danny Trevathan played 100% of the snaps. Adrian Amos played 54 of 55 snaps to replace the IRed Quintin Demps. Amos had 7 solos and 1 assist. Trevathan is suspended the next two games. He had a huge game with 6 solos and 7 assists. Christian Jones (28 snaps) and John Timu (19 snaps) split the other ILB spot with Nick Kwiatkowski still out. Kwiatkowski could be back soon so I wouldn’t be jumping at Jones and Timu unless you’re desperate for an LB next week. Kwiat was doubtful, downgraded to out, for the Thursday night game. Jones had 3 solos and 2 assists. Timu had 2 solos and 1 assist. At CB, Kyle Fuller is still getting the most snaps with 50. He added 4 solos and 1 assist. Bryce Callahan had the second most snaps (41) in Prince Amukamara’s second game of the season. Nobody played 100% of snaps. This game got out of hand early and Chicago couldn’t sustain drives enough to produce decent stats for the GB defense. Morgan Burnett played the most snaps with 65 out of 68. Burnett had 6 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played 60 snaps and 8 solos, 1 TFL and 1 PD. Josh Jones exited with a back injury early on but came back in. He ended with 51 snaps. He only had 2 solos and 1 assist. Jones played less ILB with Jake Ryan back from injury. Kentrell Brice played 45 snaps back from injury. Brice looks like he’ll still be useful in deep leagues with 3 solos, 1 assist and 1 PD. Ryan played 42 snaps at ILB. Blake Martinez played 45. Martinez had 5 solos and 2 assists. The CB rotation is in flux in Green Bay. Davon House missed his second straight game. Rookie Kevin King led the way with 61 snaps. King had 2 solos. Facing teams that have actual WRs could create more opportunities for King. After playing 10 total snaps in the first three games of the season, Josh Hawkins played 40 snaps. Besides having the most Action Hero name ever, Hawkins had 5 solos and 3 PD. Hawkins got the opportunity with House out with injury and Damarious Randall leaving the game after playing 29 snaps. Randall had an argument with the coach and wasn’t on the field or sideline for the 2nd half. Quinten Rollins is now out of the rotation, getting 1 snap on Thursday night. NO at MIA (London) AJ Klein, Marcus Williams, Kenny Vaccaro and Ken Crawley all played 52 out of 52 snaps. Marshon Lattimore played 51 snaps while PJ Williams, who had started the first 3 games, played 1 snap. Macus Williams led the team with 6 solos. The big news here is Alex Anzalone only played 3 snaps before getting hurt and leaving the game. This was always going to be the risk with Anzalone. Injuries limited him to 10 total games through his last two years at college. I haven’t seen any notes on this injury since the game. Craig Robertson came in and played the remaining 49 snaps. Vonn Bell’s snap percentage has climbed every game, from 9%, 44%, 61% to 87%. The Saints IDPs disappointed Sunday morning because Miami couldn’t sustain a drive. Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons and Nate Allen played 100% of snaps. Byron Maxwell injured his hamstring in pregame warmups and didn’t dress for the game. Rookie Cordrea Tankersly was inactive for the first 2 games of the year. Tankersly played all but 1 snap. He had 5 solos and 1 PD. Tankersly is available in my deepest league which means he’s probably available in yours. The question is whether he played well enough to force Miami’s hand to play him more. Mike Hull dropped to 25 snaps with Timmons’ return. He had his 15 minutes of IDP fame. @Hankmoody pointed this out on here already. There was 1 assist awarded in the entire game. Bobby McCain was awarded 1 assist and that was it. That obviously lowers stats significantly for both teams. Going forward, the Vikings play the Browns and the Cardinals play the Rams. Tyvon Branch is the top S in my primary league and he’s got 7 assists through 4 games. Take those 7 assists away and he's still solid, just not Safety #1 overall. BUF at ATL Preston Brown, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White all played 100% snaps. Shaq Lawson missed this game with a groin injury. Lawson was a game time decision so there’s a good chance he’ll be back next week. In Lawson’s absence, Eddie Yarbrough played 54 snaps, 2nd only to Jerry Hughes at 55 snaps. I mentioned Yarbrough here a few weeks back. I’m still not picking him up but 2 solos, 2 assists, .5 sack and a PD may have earned him some more snaps. He played almost 20 snaps more than the 3rd DE, Cedric Thornton. Ramon Humber played 29 snaps before breaking his hand. Humber will miss some time. I’ve been relying on him in several leagues. Rookie Matt Milano came in for him and played 32 snaps. A lot of people liked Tanner Vallejo when the Bills drafted him, but Buffalo drafted Milano a round earlier and Vallejo still hasn’t played a defensive snap. If Milano makes the most of his opportunity, there’s a chance Humber, who's started 4 games, doesn’t get his job back. Humber still outplayed Milano on fewer snaps. Humber had 3 solos and 3 assists. Milano had 3 solos and 1 assist. Deion Jones, Robert Alford, Desmond Trufant and Damontae Kazee played all 60 snaps. The fifth round converted CB, Kazee played because Ricardo Allen missed this game. Allen is in the concussion protocol so he could be back next week or he could miss a month. Kazee produced from the FS spot with 4 solos and 4 assists. Definitely earned a spot on my watchlist. De’Vondre Campbell and Keanu Neal both played 58 snaps. The DE rotation doesn’t make much sense. Brooks Reed led the way with 36 snaps. Derrick Shelby played 35 snaps. Tak McKinley and Adrian Clayborn followed up with 24 and 23 snaps. I was skeptical of Reed early in the season but he had 3 solos, 4 assists, 1 sack and 2 TFL. Reed is the DE11 based on his big Weeks 1 and 4. He had no stats week 2. Seems like he’ll be very boom/bust. Completely unrelated to fantasy points, Tak is a great follow on twitter. He is hilarious. A dreadlock of his was found on the field after the game and went on ebay. It was up to over $10,000 before it came down. CIN at CLE Nick Vigil played 64 of 65 snaps. No other Bengal played over 56 snaps. Vigil had a day, 8 solos, 4 assists, 1 sack and 3 total TFLs. Snaps-wise, this game was probably an outlier because it was out of reach early. Vontaze Burfict came back from suspension and played 52 snaps. Burfict had 4 solos and 2 assists. Adam Jones has put together a number of duds after his 1 game suspension. Jones only played 15 snaps, 5th among Cincy CBs, after playing the 2nd most snaps in Weeks 2 and 3. Jones may already be droppable. Darqueze Dennard played the most snaps, partly because they brought former Chief KeiVarae Russell in to play for Dre Kirkpatrick the last few drives to see what they’ve got. Dennard has a sack in each of the last two games. I’m not sure anyone has noticed though. If you pick him up now, it’ll probably be to hold him for 2 weeks as they play the WRless Bills next week followed by their bye. The DE rotation has returned to normal. Carlos Dunlap (54 snaps), the MFL-miscast rookie Carl Lawson (40 snaps), Michael Johnson (39 snaps), pass rush specialist Chris Smith (27 snaps) and rookie Jordan Willis (21 snaps). Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert and Jason McCourty all played 100% of snaps. Jabrill Peppers and Jamar Taylor played over 90%. With Danny Shelton missing the game because of injury, Trevon Coley played the most snaps of the DTs. I shouldn’t have drawn the connection with Shelton, because Coley has played the most snaps of the DTs every week regardless of Shelton’s status. @Flying Elvis started Coley and was rewarded. I picked him up but have been running Sheldon Richardson out there instead. Flying Elvis is smarter than I am. Coley had 2 solos, 2 assists and a sack. He is the #6 DT in my primary league on the season. Rookie Caleb Brantley also got his first 16 snaps. Brantley had 2 solos and 1 sack. Derrick Kindred gave up 13 snaps to Ibraheim Campbell last week. This week, his snaps dropped to 36 of 64. Kindred only had 1 solo, 1 assist and .5 TFL. I can’t find much about why Kindred’s snaps have dropped. Campbell only played 4 snaps so that certainly doesn’t explain it. Chris Pokomy of SB Nation Dawgs by Nature heard Briean Boddy-Calhoun, the slot CB, played some of Kindred’s snaps. BBC had 3 solos and 1 assist. Kindred has been playing well, earning high grades from PFF, especially in run support. Unfortunately, he’s unstartable until we learn why he isn’t playing. LAR at DAL Alec Ogletree was the only Ram to play all 71 snaps. Mark Barron, Trumaine Johnson and Kayvon Webster all played over 90% of the snaps. Webster is a story here. He’s going to be starting at CB across from Johnson. He was injured in Week 1 and this was his first game back. He played 67 of 71 snaps and put together 6 solos and 1 PD. Nickell Roby dropped back to only playing nickel slot snaps. John Johnson was a 3rd Round rookie S from Boston College. He played 29 snaps after playing a total of 10 snaps through the first 3 weeks. Johnson had 4 solos in the game as he rotated with Maurice Alexander. Alexander only played 44 snaps and had 2 assists. In teams where I’m focused on next year, I’m going to be grabbing Johnson now. Cody Davis played 58 snaps because Lamarcus Joyner missed this game with a hamstring injury. Davis had 1 solo and 1 assist. Alexander, Joyner and Davis are all UFA at the end of the year. They may start getting Johnson some snaps now to see what they’ve got. Jaylon Smith, Anthony Brown and Orlando Scandrick played all 69 snaps for Dallas. Those who have been hoping for Xavier Woods to replace Jeff Heath in the starting lineup, myself included, took a hit on Sunday. Woods, who had played 44% and 53% of snaps the last two weeks, saw his snap share drop to 23% against LA. He still had 2 solos on 16 snaps. Heath played 55 snaps and had 5 solos and 1 assist. Kavon Frazier has played 22 snaps each of the last two weeks. Frazier had 2 solos and 2 assists. Byron Jones had played all but 1 snap through the first 3 games. Jones only played 61 snaps on Sunday. This is definitely a situation to watch. With Sean Lee out, Dallas spent more time in the nickel. 3rd CB Jourdan Lewis’ snap share went from 59% to 81%. David Irving is back from his suspension this week. If you've been sitting on him or he's available on the waiver wire, I'm giving him a week to see what kind of role he has. DET at MIN Glover Quinn and Darius Slay were the only Lions to play 100% of snaps. In Jarrad Davis’ absence, Tahir Whitehead played all but 3. Whitehead led Detroit with 5 solos. Minnesota’s offense wasn’t doing the Lions IDPs any favors with only 56 offensive snaps. After Whitehead, for the second straight week, Nick Bellore, the former 49er LB, played the most snaps. Bellore played 42 snaps this week and had 3 solos and 1 assist. Rookie Jalen Reeves-Maybin saw his snaps drop after an encouraging increase the last few weeks. In Week 2, JRM played 16 snaps. In Week 3, he played 26 snaps. This week, he played 3 defensive snaps. JRM still outsnapped Paul Worrilow, who only played 1 defensive snap (cue sad music). With Tavon Wilson back from injury, Miles Killebrew’s snaps dropped, but not as much as you expect. In Week 1, when Wilson was fully healthy, Wilson played 74 out of 75 snaps while Killebrew only played 29. This week, Wilson played 25 to Killebrew’s 44. They may have been easing Wilson back in or they may have flipped roles. If so, Killebrew should be useful for the rest of the season. Slay played all 56 snaps. No other corner played more than 32. It’s been like this most of the year with a committee covering opposite slay. 2nd Round Rookie Teez Tabor donned a jersey for a regular season game for the first time. He played 6 special teams snaps and no defensive snaps. Armonty Bryant finished his suspension and will be available next week. He’s a pass rush specialist who put up 3 sacks in 5 Detroit games last year. Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo and Xavier Rhodes played all 70 snaps. Trae Waynes played 69. What is there to say. You know who you’re starting on this team. There aren’t any position battles. It’s all set. Danielle Hunter got off the schneid and put together 3 solos, 2 assists, 2 sacks and 1 PD as the cherry on top. Patient owners were rewarded. Impatient owners who benched him after a few low weeks saw a lot of production on their bench. Start your studs. CAR AT NE Luke Kuechly and James Bradberry played all 70 snaps. Mike Adams and Shaq Thompson both played 69. Shaq has now outsnapped Thomas Davis in 2 consecutive weeks. Shaq had 9 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. It may have finally happened. Julius Peppers played 34 snaps. He had 2 sacks giving him 4.5 on the season through 4 games. He’s 37 years old. That’s amazing. Charles Johnson didn’t play any snaps this week after playing roughly the same number of snaps as Peppers through the first 3 weeks. Daryl Worley missed this week with a strained pectoral. Bills castoff Kevon Seymour started in his place and played 68 snaps. Seymour had 1 solo to show for his effort. Kurt Coleman will miss a few weeks due to an MCL strain. He’s the 44th ranked Safety in my primary league. I won’t be rushing to the waiver wire to pick up his backup (Demetrious Cox). Trey Flowers, Kyle Van Noy, Devin McCourty and Malcolm Butler played all 63 snaps. Stephon Gilmore played 62. Dont’a Hightower only played 37 snaps back from injury. Elandon Roberts pitched in 33 snaps. At DE, Cassius Marsh saw his fewest snaps of the season with 18. Deatrich Wise only saw 25 snaps. He’s still a dynasty stash but doesn’t look like he’ll see enough snaps to be reliable this season. JAX at NYJ Telvin Smith, Tashuan Gipson, Barry Church, Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye played all 70 snaps. Myles Jack, Calais Campbell and Malik Jackson all played north of 90%. Yannick Ngakoue has been playing around 20 more snaps a game than Dante Fowler Jr all season. This week, that number jumped to 29 as Ngakoue had 2 sacks and a FF. Fowler added 3 solos and a sack. It’s an interesting yin/yang situation with Ngakoue and Fowler. They limit each other’s upside but provide opportunities for each other. Last week, Fowler scored his first TD by recovering a fumble Ngakoue forced. Dawuane Smoot also saw his snaps drop to 6. Smoot was a popular name in the offseason. I have him on one dynasty roster. I’m probably going to drop him to get someone who’s got an easier climb up the depth chart/more upside. Demario Davis, Marcus Maye and Morris Claiborne played all 78 snaps. Darron Lee, Jamal Adams and Buster Skrine played over 90%. Leonard Williams and Muhammad Wilkerson both had their best games of the season. Williams had 3 solos and 4 assists on 68 snaps. Wilkerson amassed 2 solos and 4 assists on 61 snaps. I think the headline here will be David Bass. Bass was a 7th Round pick back in 2013. He signed with the Seahawks in the offseason but was released in September, allowing him to sign with the Jets. Because of the late swap of a 4-3 to a 3-4, Bass is still a DE in MFL. He plays OLB for the Jets. He didn’t play at all Weeks 1 and 2. In Week 3, he played 16 snaps and had 3 solos and 1 sack. This apparently earned him some more playing time. He played 48 snaps vs Jacksonville and had 3 solos, 3 assists and a sack. I will be picking him up wherever I can. I haven’t heard anything about Bass so I’m hoping it can still be done very cheaply. I can’t imagine he’ll keep this sack pace up but everyone thought Lorenzo Alexander was a fluke early on last year... PIT at BAL Sean Davis, JJ Wilcox, Artie Burns and Joe Haden played all 69 snaps. Ryan Shazier, Bud Dupree and TJ Watt played 67 snaps. I think the moral of this game is don’t give your kids a J middle initial because at some point, they will be called by their initials. Wilcox started in place of Mike Mitchell. When Mitchell comes back from his hamstring injury, Wilcox will be back to about 50% of snaps. Anthony Chickillo, who put together a couple of really good games due to injuries to both Dupree and Watt, was back to 2 snaps. Stephon Tuitt came back from injury and played 56 snaps, 1 less than Cameron Heyward. Tuitt got back on the board with 1 solo, 2 assists, 0.5 sack and 1.5 TFLs. Vince Williams has been a bit of a disappointment so far this season, especially because I think I have him on every roster. Last year, when healthy, Shazier and Lawrence Timmons played every snap. They didn’t sub out either ILB. The hope that Williams would slide in and replace Timmons getting the same workload was optimistic. Williams’ snap rates this year have been 83%, 73%, 85% and 59%. He had a game with 16 tackles last year facing KC. This year, he has 19 total tackles through 4 games. CJ Mosley and Tony Jefferson played 100% of snaps. Eric Weddle and Brandon Carr played over 90%. Michael Pierce played 60 snaps and had 5 solos and 2 assists. Outside of that, it’s hard to find value. Brent Urban missed this game so Willie Henry and Bronson Kaufusi saw snaps. They combined for 2 solos. Patrick Onwuasor outsnapped Kamalei Correra again, 33-28. I don’t think either are startable. TEN at HOU Kevin Byard was the only Titan to play all 84 snaps. Wesley Woodyard, Logan Ryan and Adoree’ Jackson all played north of 90%. Jurrell Casey played 62 snaps. The Texans offense having their way with the Tennessee defense inflated their stats. Eight guys had 5 or more total tackles. DaNorris Searcy only played 32 snaps. With Jonathan Cyprien still out, it looks like Cypriens snaps have been split between Searcy and Curtis Riley (44 snaps). Searcy added 2 assists while Riley had 4 solos. Past Woodyard, Avery Williamson played 55 snaps and Jayon Brown played 33 snaps at ILB. No one from the Texans played all 41 defensive snaps. They didn’t need to. This was a game to get young guys reps. JJ Watt played 40. Jadeveon Clowney played 32 and Safeties Andre Hall and Marcus Gilchrist both played 31. The Zach Cunningham vs Dylan Cole debate continues. Cunningham outsnapped Cole, 32-22. Cunningham had 1 solo and 1 assist. Cole had 3 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack and a pick-six as the cherry on top. Cole’s snaps were up this week from 22% last week to 54% this week. This didn’t come at Cunningham’s expense. It came at Benardrick McKinney’s expense. This game was out of hand so early, Houston gave Cole some extra snaps while they let McKinney rest. I wouldn’t expect Cole to play so many snaps in a competitive game, but, hopefully, he earned a few more snaps going forward. Nothing else of note here. SF at ARI Jaquiski Tartt, Jimmie Ward and Dontae Johnson played all 86 snaps. Navarro Bowman and Rashard Robinson both played more than 80. Ray Ray Armstrong who led the team in tackles, posting 8 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack and 1 PD, only played 64 snaps. Johnson had played every snap this season, but this was the first game he had substantial production. He had 9 total tackles through the first three weeks and 8 total tackles against Arizona. K’Waun Williams put up solid stats for a CB, 5 solos and 3 assists. Don’t chase it. Williams had his highest snap rate of the season based solely on Arizona’s propensity to go 3 wide. I played him in a few leagues but I’m dropping this week. San Fran put Tank Carradine on IR. Solomon Thomas stepped up to take over Carradine’s snaps. Thomas had been playing 50-60% of snaps. This week, he stepped up and matched DeForest Buckner’s 69 snaps. Buckner was a stud last year based largely on his volume. If Thomas can match Buckner’s volume on a regular basis, he’ll be a stud sooner than expected. Thomas had 5 solos, 1 sack, 2 TFLs and 4 QB hits. Chandler Jones, Tyvon Branch, Tyrann Mathieu and Justin Bethel all played 84 snaps. Patrick Peterson played 83 snaps. The Honeybadger had a blow up game to remind us all we still need to start him, 12 solos, 1 sack and 2 TFLs. He even surpassed S1 Tyvon Branch. Antoine Bethea only played 58% of snaps. I don’t know if anyone is starting him at this point. In Deone Bucannon’s first game of the season, he played 42 snaps. Karlos Dansby played 77 snaps while Haason Reddick played 48 snaps. Olsen Pierre is a 2015 UDFA DT. Pierre played 25 snaps. He had 3 solos and 1 sack. At this point, I’m simply watching his snap count next week to see if there’s a bump. Markus Golden is done for the year. It looks like Kareem Martin will be replacing his snaps. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hasaan Reddick play some OLB as well. PHI at LAC Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills and Rasul Douglas played all 57 snaps. Derek Barnett (24 snaps) is inching closer to Vinny Curry (30 snaps). This was Douglas’ second straight game of full snaps. He only ended up with 2 solos though. Mills isn’t exactly a shutdown corner, so it’s not like it sends all the targets towards Douglas. Fletcher Cox missed this game. It allowed Beau Allen to play 38 snaps, second to Timmy Jernigan’s 42 at DT. Allen had 2 solos, both for a loss and a sack. Tre Boston and Jahleel Addae both played 100%. Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams both played 57 out of 59 snaps. After playing 62% of snaps last week, rookie Desmond King bumped it up to 81% of snaps against Philly. King played one more snap than Nelson Agholor so odds are, King’s snap will be dependent on opponent’s slot WR usage. King had 3 solos and 1 PD. He’s a solid CB option in deeper leagues. If he gets anywhere closer to 100% of snaps, he’ll be really productive. At LB, Jatavis Brown played 68 snaps, Hayes Pullard, back from injury, played 49 snaps and Kyle Emmanuel and Korey Toomer pulled up the rear with 17 and 16 snaps. NYG at TB Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins and Janoris Jenkins played 100% of snaps. Jonathan Casillas played all but 2 snaps. Because he’s banged up, Olivier Vernon only played 22 snaps. This allowed Kerry Wynn to play 27 snaps. This was Wynn’s first time in double digit snaps. And if Vernon gets back to fit, it’ll be Wynn’s last time in double digit snaps. Even with Vernon banged up, Romeo Okwara’s role didn’t change. Okwara has played between 15 and 18 snaps in every game. In his first game back from injury, BJ Goodson only played 45 snaps. He was still 2nd on the team in tackles with 5 solos and 1 assist. Kendell Beckwith and Adarius Glanton both played all 80 snaps. Vernon Hargreaves III and Brent Grimes both played 79 snaps. Glanton, filling in for Lavonte David, put together 4 solos, 2 assists, 1 PD and 0.5 TFL. He’s a cheap fill-in if David misses another game (TB plays on Thursday). Noah Spence dislocated his shoulder in Week 3. Against the Giants, he still played the 2nd most snaps of the DEs with 54 compared to 56 for Robert Ayers. Spence ended with 2 solos. He played a lot of last year with a dinged up shoulder. It will potentially limit his production this year. I’m no longer expecting a double digit sack season. It’s also worrisome for the future given how prone he is to shoulder dislocations. With TJ Ward out and Keith Tandy nicked up, rookie Justin Evans got his first substantial snaps with 45. Evans had 3 solos to show for it. OAK at DEN Corey James, Karl Joseph, Reggie Nelson and TJ Carrie played all 64 snaps. Tyrell Adams dropped out of the ILB committee next to James. Rookie Marquel Lee played 28 snaps. Nicholas Morrow played 34. Lee plays in base and put together 3 solos and 2 TFLs. Morrow plays in sub packages and amassed 3 solos and 1 assist. Khalil Mack had 2 sacks. He’s pretty good. Jihad Ward played over 600 snaps last year as a rookie. Many hoped he would breakout this year. Through four games, Ward has played 35 snaps. Mario Edwards Jr has finally started putting together a healthy season. Edwards played 44 snaps and put together 3 solos and 1 sack. Justin Simmons and Aqib Talib were the only Broncos to play all 54 snaps. Brandon Marshall, Shaq Barrett, Darian Stewart and Chris Harris all played over 90%. After a substantial spike in Week 3, Todd Davis’ snaps dropped again, not as far down as Weeks 1 and 2, but still not startable. Davis had 1 solo and 1 assist. Will Parks played the fewest snaps of the three safeties but had 6 solos and 1 PD on 30 snaps. Parks has taken over more of TJ Ward’s role of in-the-box Safety than Simmons or Stewart. Simmons only had 1 solo to show for his 54 snaps. I was angry with myself for dropping Adam Gotsis at final roster cuts. He had a big game early in the season, but hasn’t done much since. His snaps dropped from the 40s in the last 2 games to 23 against Oakland. I can’t find a reason to explain the drop. Gotsis ended the game with 1 solo. IND at SEA Jon Bostic, Malik Hooker, Rashaan Melvin and Vontae Davis played all 68 snaps. Antonio Morrison, John Simon and Matthias Farley all played 58 or more snaps. TJ Green, after playing 62 snaps, primarily at CB in Week 1, has played a total of 2 defensive snaps in the 2 games he’s played since. The Colts are such a mess on defense. Looking at their snap counts for the year is just sad. Five different players have popped up for 50 or more snaps in one game without playing for more than 17 combined snaps in all other games combined. They take the spaghetti approach. Throw it all against the wall and see what sticks. Bostic had 5 solos and 7 assists. This uptick in production is primarily caused by Seattle’s stat crew. I think they awarded me 3 assists and I was in Chicago... If you’re in a shallow league, it’s time to start keeping an eye on Clayton Geathers. He’s eligible to come up PUP after Week 6. Keep your eyes peeled for an update on Geathers’ health. The last one I could find was from 9.29 and was positive. Nobody played all 60 snaps for the Seahawks. Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Shaq Griffin all played 50 or more snaps. Bradley McDougald has been a disappointment this year. I’m sure if Thomas or Chancellor get injured, McDougald will be the first guy up, but there was hope that he would have standalone value. Without a third LB, the optimistic expectation was McDougald would be on the field all over the place and Big Nickel would be Seattle’s new base. But Michael Wilhoite has been playing as the 3rd LB in base packages. Cliff Avril will be out awhile due to a neck injury. This should open up some snaps for Frank Clark. If I’ve got space on rosters, I’m going to preemptively pick up Marcus Smith. Smith is a former 1st round pick from the Eagles. Part of the Chip Kelly mess. Smith played 27 snaps, a generous increase from the 15 in Week 3. He had 1.5 sacks against Indy. Those were his only tackles. I don’t think he’s going to give you a lot in run support, but if he gets snaps, on a line featuring Bennett, Sheldon Richardson and Clark, Smith won’t get a lot of attention. WAS at KC DJ Swearinger and Bashaud Breeland played 100% of snaps. Zach Brown played 74 out of 76 snaps. Montae Nicholson is still the primary SS. Nicholson played 46 snaps compared to DeShazor Everett’s 18 snaps. Everett had 4 solos compared to Nicholson’s 3 solos. Nicholson was a 4th Round pick this year. Everywhere I have him, I’m probably dropping him. Even if he plays 75% of snaps, I don’t know if the stats are worth it. Josh Norman will miss 2-4 weeks with a rib injury. Kendall Fuller looked like he played the same role even in Norman’s absence. Both Quinton Dunbar and rookie Fabian Moreau saw increases in snaps against KC. Martrell Spaight is a 2015 5th Round pick. With both Will Compton and Mason Foster banged up, Spaight has gotten 40+ snaps in each of the last two games. Spaight compiled 6 solos, 2 assists and 1 TFL. Foster returned and played 32 snaps but it’s interesting that Spaight still got 40 snaps. Worth a look-see next week. Derrick Johnson, Justin Houston, Ron Parker, Daniel Sorensen and Marcus Peters played all 50 snaps. Terrence Mitchell played 49 snaps. The changing of the guard came at ILB. Ramik Wilson didn’t play any defensive snaps. Reggie Ragland played 21. Ragland ended with 1 assist. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I think I’m dropping Wilson if I need the roster spot. He may still prove useful at some point, but the role just isn’t productive enough no matter who’s playing it. Chris Jones played only 1 less snap than Allen Bailey, which is a good upgrade for Jones. It didn’t matter for either player this week but is a good sign going forward for Jones. If anyone can explain Sorensen’s 1 solo performance, I am extremely curious. Eric Murray put together 4 solos on 28 snaps. I’m not sure why Sorensen put up a dud. I’m genuinely curious. How many people read this whole thing?
  13. It's strange. I'm not even an FBG subscriber because I've seen some of you guys complain about the IDP content. I do subscribe to DLF though and they have a ton of good IDP content. DLF's IDP forum though isn't nearly as active as this forum. Nature abhors a vacuum. Maybe the forum on here is so good because of the limited content provided while the forum at DLF is less dynamic because of the content on the site.
  14. Tavon Wilson ruled out this week. Miles Killebrew should put up big numbers against Atlanta. I'm going for upside and starting him over some solid options.
  15. Since I didn’t finish last week, I’m just going to pick one player or position to mention on each team. That should allow me to finish in times for waivers when it would actually be useful. Texans at Bengals With Brian Cushing injured and then suspended, the starting spot next to Benardrick McKinney is up for grabs. Zach Cunningham has the first opportunity. Cunningham played 43 snaps compared to Dylan Coles’s 23 out of 64 total. Cunningham had 4 solos and 2 assists. Cole had 1 solo and 4 assists. Michael Johnson will probably be back next week. But Chris Smith may still be worth a look for next week. In Week 1, Smith played more snaps than Jordan Willis, 28 to 26. In Week 2 in Johnson’s absence, Willis played more than Smith, 45 to 34. It seems like Smith may be the designated pass rusher. Going against Green Bay in Week 3, if the Packers are still missing Bulaga and Bakhtiari, Smith may be one of the better bets at a sack on Sunday. Bears at Bucs Chicago is losing an ILB in every game. Watch out Danny Trevathan. Christian Jones should play the majority of snaps next to Trevathan, for as long as he’s healthy. In 47 snaps, Jones had 2 solos and 4 assists. The safeties may be the players to rosters as they led the team in tackles. TJ Ward put a the biggest dent in Keith Tandy’s snaps. Chris Conte played 57 out of 64 snaps. Tandy was on the field for 36 snaps. Ward, while presumably getting up to speed, played 28 snaps while rookie Justin Evans played 7 snaps. Conte had the only notable stat line with 6 solos and 1 assist. Browns at Ravens For the second week in a row, the Cleveland DT who played the most snaps was Trevon Coley. The rookie UDFA didn’t do too much in week 1, but against Baltimore, Coley had 4 solos and a FR on 42 snaps. In DT-required leagues, he’s worth watching if he has another solid week. Out of 71 total snaps, Kamalei Correra and Patrick Onwuasor continue to split, 30 to 19. Neither can be trusted in the starting lineup unless you regularly start 6-8 LBs. And if you’re in a league that starts 6-8 LBs, that sounds awesome. Bills at Panthers Obviously I want to mention Ramon Humber and gloat that I actually started him this week. I’m going to start him every week until he disappoints. But instead, I’m going to go much deeper. I’m not even picking this guy up in my 64 team league, but he’s going on my watchlist, Eddie Yarbrough. The UDFA Sophomore played 23 snaps against Carolina. He sacked Cam for his first career sack. Yarbrough was released from a CFL team. I can’t make this up. But the D-Line coach liked him and gave him a shot. He had a good training camp. He’s 260 pounds so he’s too small to be an every down DE, but how often do you get to talk about a guy who was released by a CFL team getting a sack on Cam Newton? Carolina is boring. There’s nothing to say. Shaq Thompson probably isn’t going to be a thing. Julius Peppers is still a stud. Cardinals at Colts Tyvon Branch and Tyrann Mathieu both played 100% of snaps. Branch looks to have a healthy tackle floor. Mathieu looks to be boom-bust. He’s not getting as many tackles as his heyday, but he’s still such a ballhawk that he’ll still have value. If you can rock him at S2, he’ll win you a few weeks. Budda Baker looks like he dominated on Special Teams, 4 solos, 1 assist, on 3 defensive snaps, as far as I can tell. He’s still not startable. Jeremiah George is the story for the Colts. George has played 23 games and started 1 since being drafted in the 5th Round in 2014. George played 52 of 66 snaps while Jon Bostic played all 66. George had 4 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL. Given the Colts turnover at ILB, George may be a perfect stash and trade. Get him on your roster, wait for another solid game and trade him to a LB-needy team for anything they’ll offer. The Colts also signed Josh Perry, the former Chargers 4th Rounder. George should be a good waiver wire pickup, but I wouldn’t start him immediately. Titans at Jaguars Just for fun, I’m going to say Adoree’ Jackson is the story here. Jackson won the starting spot opposite Logan Ryan. I overstrategized my lineup this week and benched Jackson figuring the Jags would run it like crazy and rely on their defense again. Tennessee put together a lead and forced Bortles to throw it 34 times. Jackson put up 4 solos, 1 assist and 0.5 TFL. Outside of Calais Campbell, all the Jags DEs are very Boom Bust. Campbell played 64 snaps. Yannick Ngakoue doubled up Dante Fowler’s snaps 42 to 21. Dawuane Smoot added 16 snaps. Campbell had 4 solos. Ngakoue had 1 assist. Smoot had 1 solo. And Fowler didn’t record a stat. Eagles at Chiefs With the loss of Ronald Darby, the question became who will start across Jalen Mills. Mills played all 53 snaps. Rookie 3rd Rounder Rasul Douglas played the next most snaps with 39. Retread Patrick Robinson played 32 snaps. Chris Jones had 4 solos, 3 sacks and an interception. I’d call that a good game. He still only played less than half the snaps, 32 of 72. Allen Bailey, after he was a popular pickup last week, played 60 of 72. Bailey had 1 solo TFL and 1 assist. Daniel Sorensen played 100% of the snaps and put together 6 solos. For the record, he added 3 QB hits. If one of those turned into a sack, that turns a solid game in a great game. Jordan Richards dropped from 42 snaps down to 16. Belichick gonna Belichick. Elandon Roberts, the run stuffer, jumped up to over 50% of snaps against one of the most pass-happy teams in the league. Belichick gonna Belichick. 4th Round Rookie, Deatrich Wise, still isn’t getting a substantial snap count, only 28 of 65 snaps. But Wise put up 2 solos, both for a loss, including 1 sack and totaled 5 QB hits. He has a ton of potential. If he starts playing 60%-80% of snaps, look out. Kenny Vaccaro got benched on Sunday. Too much of Gronk having his way with him. Vonn Bell, who only played 6 snaps week 1, jumped up to 33 snaps in Week 2. He put together 3 solos and 2 assists. Vikings at Steelers What is there to say here. The Vikings are boring. Their roles are all set. Ben Gedeon won the starting WILL role and played 18 of 74 snaps. He had 2 solos and 1 assist. If anything happens to Anthony Barr, Gedeon could possibly see more snaps in sub-packages, but even in the deepest of leagues, you should have better guys on your bench. Mike Hilton is a sophomore UDFA who plays slot in nickel packages in Pittsburgh. Hilton played 55 out of 66 snaps. He had 6 solos, 3 assists and 1 QB hit. In Week 1, Hilton played 34 snaps and had 2 solos. Not sure why Hilton saw so much action this week. It may have been a product of Case Keenum because De’Vante Harris, NO’s slot CB, didn’t have a big game in week 1. Hopefully, I’ll remember to check back next week after Minnesota faces Tampa. Jets at Raiders The less said about the Jets the better. I only have so much time on this green earth, I don’t want to spend any of it talking about the 2017 New York Jets. Outside of Corey James, avoid this LB situation. Marquel Lee, Tyrell Adams and Nicholas Morrow all split time meaning none of them will put up useful stats. Gareon Conley put together his first snaps, 46 out of 56. He had 2 solos, 1 assist and a PD. Dolphins at Chargers Mike Hull played 100% of snaps with Lawrence Timmons going AWOL. It sounds like Timmons will miss some time. Hull had 7 solos, 3 assist and 1 TFL. Jelani Jenkins might be taking his talents back to South Beach. Desmond King may be the story here. His snaps were probably dependent on Jason Verrett missing this game. 56 out of 68 snaps for King allowed him to 5 solos, 1 assist and 1.5 TFLs. King was a stud CB at Iowa. He would’ve been 1st Round if not for his 40 time, which means he may end up playing some slot corner and safety. If he can keep earning snaps, he’ll keep putting up stats. Cowboys at Broncos Xavier Woods didn’t produce a stat. Woods did play 34 snaps. There was a ton of hype for Woods, even though he was a 6th Rounder. With Jared Crick headed to IR, Adam Gotsis is starting in his place. Yep. I dropped him in roster cut downs… Gotsis had 2 solos and 2 assists on 44 snaps. Washington at Rams Deshazor Everett was fun while it lasted. Everett dropped from 100% of snaps down to 23 of 50. Montae Nicholson jumped from 3 snaps in Week 1 to 26 snaps in Week 2. Nicholson ended with 2 solos. The Rams are boring. There’s nothing fun to say. 49ers at Seahawks I’ll be keeping an eye on K’Waun Williams. Williams played 54 snaps as slot corner, up from 29 in Week 1. He had 4 solos, 2 assists and 2 PDs. Dontae Johnson is the other starting CB across from Rashard Robinson. Johnson has played 100% two weeks in a row. This week he had 2 solos and 2 assists after 2 solos last week. When these guys face an actual passing offense, they could put up stats. But Carolina in Week 1 and Russell Wilson with no O-Line don’t offer a lot of opportunity for opposing CBs. Shaquille Griffin’s stock seemed to drop quickly. After playing 77 of 82 snaps in Week 1, Griffin dropped to 20 of 49 snaps in Week 2. He also didn’t produce a stat. I can’t find any information on an injury. Jeremy Lane was healthy for this game and played 100% of snaps. Lane had 5 solos. Lane will be one of those rare CBs who starts on the outside in base but moves inside in the nickel, making him very valuable. Lane may have been dropped in your league... Packers at Falcons Week 2, Green Bay brought their rookies to play. Kevin King’s snap count jumped from 6 to 46, making him the 2nd busiest CB behind Davon House. King had 2 solos, 1 assist and a PD. Josh Jones jumped Kentrell Brice, outsnapping him 29 to 21 after not playing a defensive snap in Week 1. Jones had 4 solos and 1 TFL. Duke Riley, I already miss you… De’Vondre Campbell outplayed Riley, 54 to 32. Campbell had 6 solos, 2 assists, 1 sack, 1.5 TFL and a PD. Riley had 3 solos and 2 assists. I don’t think Riley is done by any means, but he’ll need to earn back the snaps. Lions at Giants The real story here is target that Giants O-Line. They’re up there with Cincy, Houston and Seattle as the worst in the league. Ziggy Ansah had 3 sacks Monday night. Ansah seems to have been overvalued the last few years after his breakout 2015. If you’ve still got him and you feel he’s overvalued, now is the time to sell. He still only played 28 of 56 snaps. Anthony Zettel again led DET DEs in snaps with 36. Zettel ended with 3 solos and 1 assist. Tavon Wilson exited the game with a shoulder injury, which is why Miles Killebrew outsnapped him 42 to 23. If Wilson misses any games, Killebrew is almost a lock in the starting lineup. He’s produced a ton on limited snaps. It would be great to see what he could do with 90% or more. My primary team is starting to become a little overcrowded at safety… Branch, Mathieu, Sorensen, Kindred, Killebrew, Josh Jones and Baker on TS. If Wilson is out, I may have to flip a coin to pick out my starters. With BJ Goodson and Janoris Jenkins out, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Calvin Munson both got plenty of work. DRC had 8 solos, 3 assists and 1 TFL. Munson had 7 solos, 1 assist and a sack. Both outtackled Landon Collins which is saying something.