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.
Week 6 at Jaguars - Offense
Two charts through six weeks:
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.
Week 6 at Jaguars - Defense
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.
Week 6 at Jaguars - Special Teams
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.