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.
Some quirky usages on offense in Week 9 for the 2016 Los Angeles Rams.
RB Just Todd Gurley came in slightly below average while RB Benny Cunningham posted a season high. It’s the third game in a row in which Cunningham has set a new season high for playing time. The confusing part is that Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher explained that Gurley sat out the final drive of the game because Cunningham is in fact the Rams’ two-minute back. More to come on that this week, but I’m not sure I can even begin to understand that.
WR Brian Quick also continued a trend of setting season-high playing time rates, he for the fourth game in a row. Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin hit around their season averages while Pharoh Cooper finally logged some significant time on offense.
At tight end, Lance Kendricks hit a season low while rookie Tyler Higbee logged his second-highest play rate logging his third catch of the season, a 31-yard gain.
The rotation on the defensive line was nearly back to normal. With DE Robert Quinn back to full playable health, the only line member who wasn’t a full go was perhaps Michael Brockers. Brock’s usage has been all over the place with various injury issues this season. I’d expect him to hit above the 1/3rd mark if he’s fully healthy though. If he goes through this week’s injury report unlisted, perhaps he’ll prove that next week on the road against the Jets.
Random thing to consider for the offseason: the Rams re-signed RB Chase Reynolds on a one-year deal for 2016. Every game for him is a special teams audition for a re-up.
Is he earning one to this point so far in 2016?
As always, drop your observations on the playing time from this week as well as anything you’re seeing from the season snaps.