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 2 v Washington - Offense
So in Week 1, we had a bit of skewing of the numbers thanks to some garbage time installs with some members of the second team. Not so this week.
With these cleaner numbers, we got a better set of the baseline performance levels across the offense. QB Jared Goff and the offensive line got the full run while WR Sammy Watkins and WR Robert Woods were both in on 90% of the work.
There was some alteration with TE Gerald Everett going down with an injury, but I’m not unsure TE Tyler Higbee wouldn’t have played a similar amount given that he did so in Week 1. While fans might not be pleased with his lack of activity in the passing game (two receptions on four targets for just 17 yards), it’s certainly not for a lack of playing time.
And notably, WR Tavon Austin continues to be a rarity on the field. He played just more than 10% of snaps in Week 1 and less than 20% in Week 2.
Week 2 v Washington - Defense
Here again, injuries affected playing time. CB Kayvon Webster was inactive with a shoulder injury that had him on the injury report all week. CB Trumaine Johnson sat out some snaps with reported leg cramps.
But the headline here was the return of DE Aaron Donald. He set his bar in his first game right near the 2/3rd mark. We’ll have to see how that number rises as his physical readiness improves.
One other thing to keep tabs on is the playing time relationship between OLB Robert Quinn and OLB Samson Ebukam.
Week 2 v Washington - Special Teams
Last week, I outlined the eight-man special teams core roster of LB Cory Littleton, S Cody Davis, ILB Bryce Hager, S John Johnson, RB Malcolm Brown, OLB Samson Ebukam, CB Blake Countess and TE Derek Carrier. It’s actually a nine-man crew with CB Dominique Hatfield in the mix. Hatfield topped the 50% line this week while Brown did not, but all nine of those Rams are above the mark cumulatively.