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NFL Week 4: Fantasy IDP utilization report

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton (57) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

  • Reason for concern in Seattle: Linebacker Cody Barton had his role significantly reduced in Week 4 after being an IDP asset these past few weeks. It’s now going to be difficult to trust him in Week 5.
  • Another wrinkle added to the Cardinals linebacker mess: Nick Vigil got hurt and Isaiah Simmons played mostly in the slot. IDP managers should expect more headaches out of Arizona.
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WEEK 4 TAKEAWAYS

Some of the key players stood out as potential adds after Week 4 for leagues of all sizes:

Waiver Wire

  • LB – Jaylon Smith, NYG – Smith jumped into a 50% snap share, which was second among the Giants linebackers. He could be worth a roster spot in deep leagues.
  • LB – Joe Schobert, TEN – A great 2022 debut from Schobert could earn him more snaps as long as Zach Cunningham is out. Deep leagues should consider him a speculative add.
  • EDGE – Baron Browning, DEN – Randy Gregory is going to miss time, opening up a larger opportunity for Browning to produce off the edge in Denver.
  • EDGE – Kyle Van Noy, LAC – With Joey Bosa sidelined for a substantial amount of time, Van Noy is likely to get more looks as an edge defender.
  • S – Damar Hamlin, BUF – With Micah Hyde on injured reserve (IR), Hamlin appears to be his clear replacement at safety in Buffalo. He was productive this week and had some decent usage to back it up.
  • S – Sean Chandler, CAR – In case Jeremy Chinn misses any time with his injury, Chandler could work as a short-term replacement in deeper leagues.
  • S – Kerby Joseph, DET – After listing Juju Hughes in here last week, the Lions swerved and started Joseph, making him the Tracy Walker replacement going forward.
  • S – Rodney Thomas, IND – It’s unclear how long Julian Blackmon will be out but with Indianapolis playing on a short week, Thomas could be serviceable in Week 5 for those looking for an immediate replacement.
  • S – Bryan Cook, KC – As a speculative add, Cook played 73% of Kansas City's defensive snaps as the team’s third safety, including 40% in the box, which could be useful in deep leagues if the Chiefs keep that up.
  • S – Dane Belton, NYG – If Julian Love misses any time with a concussion, Belton should be added due to how he’ll likely be utilized in a similar role to Love.
  • S – Tre Norwood, PIT – Terrell Edmunds left this game with a concussion. Norwood appears to be his replacement should Edmunds miss any time.
  • CB – DaRon Bland, DAL – Cowboys’ nickel corner Jourdan Lewis suffered a groin injury during pre-game warmups, leading to Bland to replace him in a very busy role. CB-required leagues could take advantage of this if Lewis is going to miss time.

NOTE: With four weeks of data, certain team stats will now account for the entire season since we have a larger sample size to compare against. This will affect zone and man coverage rates, EPA% allowed, dime rate, and blitz rate.


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ARIZONA CARDINALS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
53 (29th) 69.7% (14th) 24.8% (17th) 49.6% (30th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-27th)
  • Blitz rate: 43.6% (2nd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
J.J. Watt 77.4% 81.6% 71.4% 2.9% 11.4% 59.8
Markus Golden 69.8% 71.1% 71.4% 3.7% 7.4% 53.6
Dennis Gardeck 39.6% 28.9% 71.4% 18.2% 27.3% 68.4
Victor Dimukeje 17.0% 10.5% 28.6% 0.0% 0.0% 62.9
Devon Kennard 17.0% 23.7% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 54.9
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Zach Allen 92.5% 92.1% 92.9% 5.7% 5.7% 69.3
Michael Dogbe 35.8% 36.8% 35.7% 0.0% 0.0% 53.6
Leki Fotu 32.1% 34.2% 21.4% 0.0%​​ 0.0% 54.3
Cameron Thomas 17.0% 21.1% 7.1% 0.0% 33.3% 69.0
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Zaven Collins 98.1% 100% 92.9% 11.5% 15.7%
Isaiah Simmons 81.1% 81.6% 78.6% 4.7% 7.1%
Ben Niemann 41.5% 47.4% 21.4% 18.2% 15.0%
Tanner Vallejo 18.9% 18.4% 21.4% 20.0% 22.2%
Nick Vigil 7.5% 7.9% 7.1% 0.0% 50.0%
  • INJURY: Nick Vigil left this game early (hamstring) and did not return. Vigil’s injury doesn’t necessarily mean Isaiah Simmons will step back into a true linebacker role. It just makes this a situation to monitor next week.
  • POINT OF INTEREST: Simmons played more this week, but 53% of his snaps came in the slot as the Cardinals still try and figure out how to use their former top-10 pick. He’ll have little to no fantasy value until IDP managers can see a solidified role.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Budda Baker 98.1% 36.5% 46.2% 15.4% 0.0%
Jalen Thompson 98.1% 36.5% 57.7% 3.8% 1.9%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Byron Murphy Jr. 100% 58.5% 2.0% 5.7% 0.0% 7
Marco Wilson 96.2% 98.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 5
Trayvon Mullen 35.8% 94.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2

ATLANTA FALCONS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
73 (8th) 67.2% (18th) 23.1% (20th) 50.4% (31st)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-27th)
  • Blitz rate: 28.3 (14th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Lorenzo Carter 97.3% 96.4% 100% 8.3% 8.3% 59.2
Adetokunbo Ogundeji 52.1% 60.7% 23.5% 11.8% 11.8% 52.2
Arnold Ebiketie 42.5% 32.1% 76.5% 30.0% 25.0% 61.2
Deangelo Malone 5.5% 7.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 60.0
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Grady Jarrett 82.2% 78.6% 94.1% 11.8% 11.8% 61.4
Ta'Quon Graham 79.5% 78.6% 82.4% 3.2% 3.2% 53.1
Anthony Rush 38.4% 42.9% 23.5% 0.0% 0.0% 54.5
Abdullah Anderson 26.0% 32.1% 5.9% 16.7% 33.3% 74.5
Timmy Horne 23.3% 26.8% 11.8% 0.0% 0.0% 54.9
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Mykal Walker 100% 100% 100% 5.5% 15.5%
Rashaan Evans 100% 100% 100% 6.8% 15.5%
Troy Andersen 15.1% 16.1% 11.8% 0.0% 18.2%
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Richie Grant 100% 34.2% 26.0% 28.8% 2.7%
Jaylinn Hawkins 100% 21.9% 64.4% 4.1% 5.5%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
A.J. Terrell 100% 83.6% 6.8% 9.6% 0.0% 3
Casey Hayward Jr. 79.5% 63.8% 8.6% 25.9% 33.3% 3
Dee Alford 23.3% 5.9% 88.2% 0.0% 0.0% 5
Darren Hall 20.5% 73.3% 0.0% 26.7% 0.0% 0

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
63 (21st) 65.5% (21st) 27.8% (12th) 47.2% (25th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 33.1% (1st)
  • Blitz rate: 28.4% (13th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Odafe Oweh 95.2% 94.1% 100% 19.4% 25.8% 65.8
Jason Pierre-Paul 85.7% 84.3% 91.7% 7.7% 7.7% 52.7
Brandon Copeland 11.1% 13.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 59.1
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Calais Campbell 69.8% 66.7% 83.3% 6.9% 10.3% 58.2
Justin Madubuike 58.7% 52.9% 83.3% 8.7% 8.7% 68.6
Broderick Washington Jr. 39.7% 43.1% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 53.7
Travis Jones 23.8% 27.5% 8.3% 0.0% 9.1% 61.0
Brent Urban 14.3% 17.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 55.0
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Patrick Queen 98.4% 100% 91.7% 16.1% 8.2%
Josh Bynes 60.3% 66.7% 33.3% 13.2% 5.4%
Malik Harrison 23.8% 23.5% 25.0% 20.0% 0.0%
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Marcus Williams 100% 14.3% 77.8% 6.3% 1.6%
Chuck Clark 100% 12.7% 42.9% 17.5% 20.6%
Kyle Hamilton 25.4% 0.0% 37.5% 56.3% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Marcus Peters 100% 85.7% 6.3% 1.6% 0.0% 5
Marlon Humphrey 100% 92.1% 3.2% 4.8% 20.0% 5
Brandon Stephens 90.5% 5.3% 91.2% 1.8% 12.5% 8

BUFFALO BILLS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
70 (11th) 78.8% (4th) 14.0% (30th) 39.8% (4th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-27th)
  • Blitz rate: 9.4% (32nd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Von Miller 61.4% 59.3% 68.8% 19.2% 19.2% 52.5
Gregory Rousseau 57.1% 57.4% 56.3% 22.7% 18.2% 59.2
Shaq Lawson 37.1% 37.0% 37.5% 16.7% 33.3% 65.9
A.J. Epenesa 27.1% 25.9% 31.3% 12.5% 25.0% 64.6
Boogie Basham 24.3% 20.4% 37.5% 0.0% 0.0% 50.7
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
DaQuan Jones 70.0% 64.8% 87.5% 6.7% 10.0% 60.2
Tim Settle 61.4% 63.0% 56.3% 0.0% 0.0% 52.7
Brandin Bryant 35.7% 40.7% 18.8% 0.0% 11.1% 61.1
Prince Emili 28.6% 35.2% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 62.8
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Tremaine Edmunds 100% 100% 100% 4.3% 15.6%
Matt Milano 100% 100% 100% 1.4% 20.3%
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Jordan Poyer 100% 28.6% 52.9% 17.1% 1.4%
Damar Hamlin 100% 31.4% 47.1% 15.7% 5.7%
  • WAIVER-WIRE: Damar Hamlin started this week across from Jordan Poyer. It looked like Jaquan Johnson was going to be the starter last week, but this information will make Hamlin worth a shot in deeper leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap% Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Dane Jackson 98.6% 87.0% 0.0% 7.2% 0.0% 6
Taron Johnson 98.6% 0.0% 75.4% 21.7% 0.0% 7
Kaiir Elam 98.6% 91.3% 0.0% 2.9% 0.0% 1

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
76 (3rd) 71.1% (13th) 23.2% (19th) 40.9% (8th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.7% (24th)
  • Blitz rate: 33.1% (8th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Brian Burns 89.5% 86.0% 100% 11.5% 15.4% 80.3
Yetur Gross-Matos 69.7% 64.9% 83.3% 8.0% 8.0% 57.0
Marquis Haynes 30.3% 24.6% 50.0% 8.3% 8.3% 55.1
Henry Anderson 21.1% 26.3% 5.6% 0.0% 0.0% 53.5
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Matt Ioannidis 78.9% 77.2% 83.3% 20.0% 20.0% 74.5
Derrick Brown 75.0% 77.2% 66.7% 8.0% 12.0% 73.7
Marquan McCall 19.7% 22.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 55.7
Daviyon Nixon 17.1% 22.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 55.0
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Frankie Luvu 92.1% 91.2% 94.4% 11.4% 17.2%
Shaq Thompson 81.6% 78.9% 88.9% 3.2% 16.1%
Cory Littleton 39.5% 45.6% 22.2% 3.3% 10.0%
Damien Wilson 22.4% 26.3% 11.1% 0.0% 25.0%
  • POINT OF INTEREST: Frankie Luvu has played over 90% of snaps for three straight games and led all Panthers linebackers in snap share every week this season. He should be considered an every-week starter in most IDP leagues going forward.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Xavier Woods 100% 43.4% 42.1% 5.3% 2.6%
Sean Chandler 43.4% 18.2% 51.5% 21.2% 6.1%
Jeremy Chinn 7.9% 16.7% 50.0% 16.7% 16.7%
  • INJURY/WAIVER-WIRE: Jeremy Chinn left this game early with a hamstring injury and did not return. His Week 5 status is questionable, making Sean Chandler a speculative add in deeper leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Jaycee Horn 97.4% 59.5% 17.6% 17.6% 0.0% 4
Myles Hartsfield 94.7% 4.2% 51.4% 23.6% 0.0% 5
Donte Jackson 77.6% 88.1% 3.4% 8.5% 0.0% 4
C.J. Henderson 42.1% 71.9% 9.4% 18.8% 0.0% 3

CHICAGO BEARS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
65 (15th) 59.4% (27th) 36.8% (5th) 43.3% (13th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.4% (T-25th)
  • Blitz rate: 18.1% (27th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Robert Quinn 66.2% 60.0% 86.7% 5.9% 0.0% 50.7
Al-Quadin Muhammad 53.8% 52.0% 60.0% 12.5% 12.5% 49.6
Trevis Gipson 43.1% 44.0% 40.0% 0.0% 9.1% 61.7
Dominique Robinson 43.1% 44.0% 40.0% 0.0% 0.0% 53.5
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Justin Jones 61.5% 56.0% 80.0% 12.5% 12.5% 58.0
Angelo Blackson 55.4% 56.0% 53.3% 0.0% 0.0% 55.0
Armon Watts 40.0% 44.0% 26.7% 0.0% 0.0% 55.3
Mike Pennel 36.9% 44.0% 13.3% 0.0% 0.0% 57.8
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Roquan Smith 100% 100% 100% 3.1% 21.3%
Nicholas Morrow 100% 100% 100% 3.1% 9.8%
Joe Thomas 61.5% 76.0% 13.3% 5.0% 10.8%
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Eddie Jackson 100% 18.5% 76.9% 3.1% 1.5%
Jaquan Brisker 100% 43.1% 12.3% 10.8% 33.8%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Kyler Gordon 100% 47.7% 33.8% 13.8% 0.0% 3
Kindle Vildor 100% 84.6% 3.1% 12.3% 0.0% 4
Jaylon Jones 38.5% 100% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
64 (17th) 66.2% (20th) 28.6% (9th) 35.7% (1st)
  • Dime personnel rate: 20.3% (4th)
  • Blitz rate: 22.4% (22nd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Sam Hubbard 87.5% 84.6% 100% 28.1% 34.4% 71.1
Trey Hendrickson 82.8% 78.8% 100% 21.4% 21.4% 67.5
Joseph Ossai 31.3% 28.8% 41.7% 0.0% 7.1% 56.2
Cameron Sample 18.8% 19.2% 16.7% 16.7% 16.7% 54.7
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
B.J. Hill 89.1% 86.5% 100% 11.4% 11.4% 62.2
Josh Tupou 64.1% 73.1% 25.0% 5.0% 5.0% 60.2
Zachary Carter 37.5% 46.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 55.7
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Logan Wilson 100% 100% 100% 0.0% 13.3%
Germaine Pratt 65.6% 75.0% 25.0% 4.8% 23.1%
Akeem Davis-Gaither 17.2% 17.3% 16.7% 18.2% 18.2%
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
Vonn Bell 100% 32.8% 43.8% 17.2% 4.7%
Jessie Bates III 100% 9.4% 87.5% 0.0% 1.6%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Chidobe Awuzie 100% 92.2% 1.6% 4.7% 0.0% 5
Eli Apple 100% 92.2% 1.6% 6.3% 25.0% 4
Mike Hilton 85.9% 7.3% 72.7% 18.2% 0.0% 6
Tre Flowers 18.8% 8.3% 41.7% 50.0% 0.0% 3

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate (NFL rank) Man coverage rate (NFL rank) +EPA allowed % (NFL rank)
55 (27th) 73.9% (8th) 19.3% (23rd) 42.0% (10th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 12.6% (15th)
  • Blitz rate: 26.8% (16th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Isaac Rochell 89.1% 87.0% 100% 25.0% 18.8% 60.5
Alex Wright 81.8% 78.3% 100% 11.1% 11.1% 52.4
Isaiah Thomas 43.6% 37.0% 77.8% 18.2% 18.2% 57.4
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Pressure rate Win rate Pass-rush grade
Jordan Elliott 90.9% 91.3% 88.9% 16.7% 5.6% 55.5
Tommy Togiai 67.3% 76.1% 22.2% 0.0% 0.0% 55.2
Perrion Winfrey 29.1% 34.8% 0.0% 20.0% 20.0% 66.8
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Blitz rate Tackle efficiency
Jacob Phillips 100% 100% 100% 3.6% 12.7%
Jeremiah Owusu- Koramoah 78.2% 82.6% 55.6% 14.0% 16.3%
Sione Takitaki 78.2% 87.0% 33.3% 7.0% 9.3%
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Box snap % Deep safety % Slot corner % Defensive line %
John Johnson III 100% 29.1% 61.8% 7.3% 1.8%
Grant Delpit 100% 43.6% 45.5% 7.3% 3.6%
Ronnie Harrison 23.6% 46.2% 0.0% 53.8% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Wide corner % Slot corner % Box snap % Forced incompletion % Targets faced
Denzel Ward 100% 85.5% 0.0% 14.5% 33.3% 3
Greg Newsome II 100% 70.9% 18.2% 10.9% 0.0% 2
Martin Emerson 18.2% 100% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2
  • DOWNGRADE: Martin Emerson saw a large decrease in his snap share this week after playing over 40 snaps in each of the first four weeks.

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