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Los Angeles Rams At Jacksonville Jaguars Playing Time Breakdown: What The Snap Counts Show

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Here’s how the playing time looked for Week 6.

Los Angeles Rams WR Pharoh Cooper
Los Angeles Rams WR Pharoh Cooper
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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.

The Los Angeles Rams got the win in Week 6 over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-17. With the defense and special teams shining, here’s how the playing time got doled out.

Offense

Week 6 at Jaguars - Offense

Player POS Off Off%
Player POS Off Off%
Andrew Whitworth OT 59 100.00%
Rodger Saffold G 59 100.00%
Jamon Brown G 59 100.00%
Jared Goff QB 59 100.00%
John Sullivan C 59 100.00%
Rob Havenstein OT 58 98.31%
Robert Woods WR 52 88.14%
Todd Gurley RB 49 83.05%
Sammy Watkins WR 48 81.36%
Tyler Higbee TE 46 77.97%
Cooper Kupp WR 36 61.02%
Gerald Everett TE 18 30.51%
Derek Carrier TE 13 22.03%
Malcolm Brown RB 12 20.34%
Tavon Austin WR 9 15.25%
Josh Reynolds WR 6 10.17%
Pharoh Cooper WR 4 6.78%
Mike Thomas WR 2 3.39%
Darrell Williams OT 1 1.69%

Two charts through six weeks:

WR playing time through Week 6
WR playing time through Week 6
TE playing time through Week 6
TE playing time through Week 6

On the WRs, Week 3 was a bit of a playing time anomaly as WR Sammy Watkins had to exit early. Other than that week and Week 1 in which the Rams went heavy on tight end usage and 12 personnel formations, both Watkins and WR Robert Woods have topped 80% as the WR1 and WR2. With WR Cooper Kupp as the WR3, his numbers have been more situational in Week 4 and Week 5. We’ll have to see if WR Michael Thomas has a bigger impact moving forward now that he’s in the mix.

As for the tight ends, you’ve got a distinct strategy where TE Tyler Higbee and TE Derek Carrier are used in similar situations (see how parallel their tracks are) whereas TE Gerald Everett is a different scheme set (a mirror opposite of the Higbee/Carrier lines).

And RB Malcolm Brown hit a season high rate topping 20% for the first time without a big drop from RB Just Todd Gurley. Might be seeing more of Malc moving forward.

And with RT Rob Havenstein missing a single snap, we’re down to just LG Rodger Saffold and RG Jamon Brown as the only two players on offense to have played every snap this year.

Defense

Week 6 at Jaguars - Defense

Player POS Def Def%
Player POS Def Def%
John Johnson SS 69 100.00%
Alec Ogletree LB 69 100.00%
Mark Barron LB 69 100.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 67 97.10%
Kayvon Webster CB 64 92.75%
Aaron Donald DT 61 88.41%
Connor Barwin LB 51 73.91%
Cody Davis FS 49 71.01%
Robert Quinn LB 49 71.01%
Michael Brockers DT 46 66.67%
Nickell Robey-Coleman CB 36 52.17%
Tanzel Smart DT 30 43.48%
Morgan Fox DE 23 33.33%
Matt Longacre LB 20 28.99%
Ethan Westbrooks DE 16 23.19%
Tyrunn Walker DT 15 21.74%
Samson Ebukam LB 11 15.94%
Cory Littleton LB 10 14.49%
Marqui Christian SS 3 4.35%
Dominique Hatfield CB 1 1.45%

Season low rate for CB Nickell Robey-Coleman with CB Lamarcus Joyner still out injured. Not because he was replaced in the secondary, but the Rams ran a lot more seven-man fronts to deal with Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette as OLB Robert Quinn hit a season high rate at 71.01%.

Speaking of season extremes, DT Aaron Donald topped 88% while DL Michael Brockers nearly hit a season low playing just two-thirds of the snaps. Will be interesting to see if that flips to the inverse in London.

Special Teams

Week 6 at Jaguars - Special Teams

Player POS ST ST%
Player POS ST ST%
Cory Littleton LB 31 86.11%
Blake Countess SS 29 80.56%
Bryce Hager LB 25 69.44%
Malcolm Brown RB 24 66.67%
Marqui Christian SS 24 66.67%
Dominique Hatfield CB 23 63.89%
Mike Thomas WR 22 61.11%
Pharoh Cooper WR 20 55.56%
Samson Ebukam LB 20 55.56%
Nickell Robey-Coleman CB 14 38.89%
Derek Carrier TE 12 33.33%
John Johnson SS 12 33.33%
Jake McQuaide LS 12 33.33%
Johnny Hekker P 12 33.33%
Greg Zuerlein K 11 30.56%
Matt Longacre LB 9 25.00%
Tyler Higbee TE 8 22.22%
Josh Reynolds WR 8 22.22%
Aaron Donald DT 7 19.44%
Connor Barwin LB 7 19.44%
Cody Davis FS 7 19.44%
Michael Brockers DT 7 19.44%
Tyrunn Walker DT 7 19.44%
Alec Ogletree LB 6 16.67%
Andrew Whitworth OT 5 13.89%
Rodger Saffold G 5 13.89%
Jamon Brown G 5 13.89%
Rob Havenstein OT 5 13.89%
Darrell Williams OT 5 13.89%
Austin Blythe C 5 13.89%
Morgan Fox DE 4 11.11%
Robert Quinn LB 3 8.33%
Gerald Everett TE 1 2.78%
Tanzel Smart DT 1 2.78%

Given (a) his punt block yesterday that Brown converted for a touchdown and (b) his 81.25% playing rate on special teams which is tops by a wide margin, is it time we start talking about how valuable LB Cory Littleton is? Worth pointing out he topped 10% of the defensive snaps for the third time this season too.