Note: I’ll update the snap counts in this spreadsheet all season including the first tab tracking the season totals. While I’ll paste individual game PT in each week’s recap, I’ll likely refer to the season totals moving forward from that link. So uh, peep it.
WR Brian Quick played a season high rate on Sunday only to finish with one catch for three yards on a 3rd & 4 situation.
TE Tyler Higbee crossed the 40% threshold for just the fourth time this season, though he wasn’t targeted at all.
TE Corey Harkey hit a season low while rookie WRs Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas combined for their highest joint usage of the seasons logging more than 37% of the joint snaps.
And even RB Malcolm Brown got some time after two weeks during which he didn’t get a single offensive snap in.
DT Aaron Donald played his second-lowest rate of the entire season.
The defensive lineman with the highest play rate after Donald? DL Ethan Westbrooks. That’s both for Week 12 and for the season. He played one more snap than DE Robert Quinn on Sunday and has played 15 more throughout the year.
Here’s how the defensive line rotation has looked throughout the season:
Strangely enough, LB Cory Littleton, promoted to fill the spot LB Josh Forrest left with his addition to the Injured Reserve list, played more than Forrest ever did at nearly 50 of all defensive snaps. That seems unwise.
And Blake Countess got his debut in with just three snaps.
LB Nic Grigsby made his NFL debut as well on Sunday.
And let’s do this again - like last week, the first person to email email@example.com gets their special teams analysis here.