Snap Count Takeaways: Week 2

Quick takeaways from each team's Week 1 snap counts

A new feature for Footballguys is the inclusion of snap counts. Find Baltimore's here and see links to other teams as well. Snap counts are of utmost importance. Obviously, if a player isn't on the field, he isn't going to produce. Here are some takeaways from the Week 1 snap counts.


Darren Fells is far and away the top option at tight end as he was allowed 52 snaps. The next most-used tight end was Jermaine Gresham with 24 snaps.


Tevin Coleman had far more snaps than Devonta Freeman (44 to 29). While you never know if either of these guys were completely healthy, Coleman is undoubtedly seeing more action now.

Leonard Hankerson had 52 snaps. This is very comparable to Julio Jones and Roddy White, who had 59 and 65, respectively. Hankerson certainly has a role here.


Crockett Gillmore didn't come down with that last catch, but he is definitely the top tight end in Baltimore with 55 snaps to 16 for Maxx Williams. The rookie isn't ready.


LeSean McCoy is definitely not in a time share here. Even with the blowout, McCoy saw far more snaps than Karlos Williams (42 to 13, respectively).


Devin Funchess is still a work in progress. He was fourth in wide receiver snaps. The Panthers gave Corey Brown 54 snaps, 43 to Ted Ginn Jr, Jerricho Cotchery 31, and Funchess 26.


Obviously Alshon Jeffery (60 snaps) was a known quantity here, and everyone knew Eddie Royal (65 snaps) would have a role as well. The surprise from Week 1 was Marquess Wilson, who was right there as well with 64 snaps.


Tyler Eifert barely left the field - he had 67 snaps, while Andy Dalton took 68. If Eifert can stay healthy, he's ready to be a star.


There is obviously not a lead running back here. Isaiah Crowell took 35 snaps, while Duke Johnson Jr saw 31.


What was talked about for the last few months did show up in Week 1. DeMarco Murray was replaced by multiple players. Lance Dunbar led all backs with 33 snaps, and starter Joseph Randle took 27. Darren McFadden grabbed 10.


Cody Latimer is a waste. He was fifth among Broncos wide receivers with only 6 snaps. Jordan Norwood is the clear WR3 here with 50 snaps. Emmanuel Sanders had 72, and Demaryius Thomas saw 67.


With only 47 snaps, the Lions didn't stay on the field much. This is the reason their offensive players generally disappointed.

Ameer Abdullah was electric with his 21 snaps, but Joique Bell almost matched him with 18. Theo Riddick saw 8 plays, while preseason darling, Zach Zenner, hit the field for just a pair of snaps. This gives us a pretty clear pecking order and also tells us the Lions are going to rotate their backs.

Green Bay

With James Jones back in Green Bay, Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis had one snap each. Nothing to see here from Montgomery nor Janis.

Richard Rodgers is ahead of Andrew Quarless, with 37 and 24 snaps, respectively.


With Arian Foster out, the running back role was supposed to go to Alfred Blue with possibly a dash of Chris Polk. We ended up with a dash of each as Blue was given 22 snaps compared to Polk's 14. The surprise was a big helping of Jonathan Grimes, who was allowed 41 snaps. Grimes' production was quite low considering how often he was on the field. This looks like a logjam waiting to be cleared by the return of Foster.


With T.Y. Hilton possibly missing some time, the wide receiver to look at is Donte Moncrief. He out-snapped Phillip Dorsett 57 to 17. Dorsett's number will increase if Hilton is out, but Moncrief is favored here.


Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson (64 and 60 snaps, respectively) barely left the field. Blake Bortles took 67 snaps.

Denard Robinson (16 snaps) has a role, but he is clearly behind T.J. Yeldon, who saw 42 snaps.

Kansas City

Albert Wilson is the clear WR2 here. He took 57 snaps compared to Jason Avant with 11 and Chris Conley with 5.


The Dolphins are involving their wide receivers big time. After Jordan Cameron's 56 snaps, Dion Sims was the only other tight end on the field, and he took a mere 3 snaps before suffering a concussion. Meanwhile, Jarvis Landry saw 54, Rishard Matthews took 45, Greg Jennings was given 39, and Kenny Stills had 23.


Remember when Cordarrelle Patterson was a thing? Well he was given 2 snaps against the 49ers. If you're still holding out hope, you can let go now. 

New England

This is a tight end-centered offense. Only three wide receivers saw the field, but four tight ends took more than a dozen snaps. Obviously, Rob Gronkowski saw all 61. Scott Chandler was given 25, Michael Williams had 18, and Michael Hoomanawanui was used for 13.

New Orleans

Brandon Coleman is very much in the Saints' plans. His 58 snaps were second amont wide receivers to Brandin Cooks' 73. Marques Colston had 46.

Josh Hill is far behind Ben Watson with 18 and 68 snaps, respectively.

NY Giants

This is definitely a three-headed monster in the backfield. Shane Vereen took 26 snaps, Rashad Jennings saw 21, and Andre Williams was given 14.

NY Jets

With Jace Amaro lost, there was a hole at tight end. Jeff Cumberland appears to have the edge here with 28 snaps to 19 for Kellen Davis.


Amari Cooper (56 snaps) and Michael Crabtree (51) were obvously the top two wide receivers in Oakland. The WR3 job was wide open, but Seth Roberts plainly had that in Week 1. He took 41 snaps while Andre Holmes and Rod Streater were given 10 each.

Mychal Rivera started in front of Clive Walford and was given more snaps (40 and 24, respectively).


As expected, the Eagles used all three of their running backs. DeMarco Murray saw 33 snaps, Darren Sproles was given 25, and Ryan Mathews saw 16. No running back saw the field for even half of Philadelphia's 74 offensive plays.


Dri Archer doesn't have a role on offense. Even with Le'Veon Bell out, Archer only saw 3 snaps. Compared with 61 for DeAngelo Williams, Archer offers nothing.

San Diego

Danny Woodhead is more than just a third-down back. He took 42 snaps while Melvin Gordon III saw 36.

San Diego uses three wide receivers. A lot. Keenan Allen, Steve Johnson, and Malcom Floyd each took more than 70 snaps. And they use those three wide receivers. No one else at the position hit the field.


Tyler Lockett is an exciting talent, and the Seahawks have him locked into the WR3 job. Lockett's 58 snaps were behind the 77 and 76 seen by Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Lockett, however, was way ahead of the rest of the pack as Ricardo Lockette had 5 snaps and Chris Matthews was given 3.

St. Louis

Jared Cook was a known quantity at tight end and showed up with 52 snaps. Lance Kendricks surprisingly had 41, so there is some potential there as well.

Tampa Bay

Snap counts in blowouts can be misleading, but seeing 58 snap is very encouraging for Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He appears to have the tight end job secured.


As with the Buccaneers, it's tough to read much into these numbers. Dorial Green-Beckham with only 9 snaps, however, clearly shows he needs more polish.


Jordan Reed was a big producer in Week 1 with his 67 snaps. If you're banking on Reed's body not holding up, Derek Carrier was the only other tight end to see the field, and he did so 35 times.

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