NFL Week 1: Fantasy IDP report

2RT7TJH Houston Texans linebacker Denzel Perryman (6) in action during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

• Wheels up for Denzel Perryman and a number of other new full-time linebackers: The Houston Texans were one of many linebacker situations to sort out and adjust the rankings for after Week 1.

Nakobe Dean expected to miss time: With the Philadelphia Eagles also signing Rashaan Evans, who should IDP managers turn to in Week 2.

• The Buffalo Bills find their every-down linebacker to start next to Matt Milano: At least after Week 1, Terrel Bernard looks locked into an every-down role in Buffalo — a profitable role for IDP purposes.

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Week 1 Takeaways

Waiver wire
  • LB Terrel Bernard, Buffalo Bills: Bernard was announced as the team’s starter earlier in the week when it appeared like Tyrel Dodson would get the role during the preseason. Bernard was inactive during the preseason due to an injury but played an every-down role in Week 1, which should make him a priority add after Week 1.
  • LB Germaine Pratt, Cincinnati Bengals: Pratt may not have an every-down role this season as long as Logan Wilson is in the lineup, but he’s consistently been productive with his opportunities and if he maintains a 90% snap share, then he’ll be in starting consideration on most weeks.
  • LB Robert Spillane, Las Vegas Raiders: Spillane played 100% of his team's defensive snaps and while he wasn’t as productive as his teammate Divine Deablo, it’s a positive sign for his reliability going forward. He should be available on a number of waiver wires and worth adding in medium-deep leagues.
  • LB Kenneth Murray, Los Angeles Chargers: With rookie Daiyan Henley working through a hamstring injury that kept him out of this game, Murray went uncontested for the Chargers’ LB2 role. However, he wasn’t very productive; however, 90% of his team's defensive snaps shouldn’t be ignored though in deeper leagues where LB depth could be needed.
  • LB Christian Elliss/Rashaan Evans: Nakobe Dean suffered a foot injury that is expected to sideline him for multiple weeks. Zach Cunningham would be the top priority where available, but the team also signed Rashaan Evans to potentially start for them. Christian Elliss may see more usage at first, and on a short week, as he’s familiar with the defense.
  • DI Logan Hall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT-required leagues may want to consider Hall as a potential stash after leading all Bucs interior players in snaps this week. It was a quiet day in the stat sheet, but it appears Tampa Bay is willing to lean on him more in Year 2.
  • ED Odafe Oweh, Baltimore Ravens: Oweh has flown under the radar this offseason and though he only registered three total tackles in this game, it’s clear that the Ravens trust him to lead their edge options in snaps and as a result, he posted the strongest pass-rush grade of the group while adding seven total pressures. The usage and pressure rate should create much more sack opportunities going forward.
  • ED Mike Danna, Kansas City Chiefs: Danna led the Chiefs edge unit in snaps and added a sack to go along with six total tackles and a pass deflection. With George Karlaftis being the most heavily-targeted Kansas City edge in drafts this year, Danna should be available on plenty of waiver wires for those in need or depth there.
  • ED Tyree Wilson, Las Vegas Raiders: With Chandler Jones out and his return to the team clouded by questions, 2023 top-10 pick Wilson filled in on the majority of snaps. He would be a deep league add only as he is still very much a project as a pass rusher.
  • ED Jermaine Johnson, New York Jets: Johnson led the Jets edge defenders in playing time this week with Carl Lawson inactive. It’s unclear how long Lawson will be out.
  • ED Michael Hoecht/Byron Young, Los Angeles Rams: Young and Hoecht dominated the edge snaps for the Rams and both are in consideration to be added in deeper leagues as volume depth options.
  • ED Drake Jackson, San Francisco 49ers: The second-year edge defender Jackson put up a very strong performance that included three sacks on five pressures. Jackson will be hard-pressed to repeat this performance but if he emerges as the clear second edge across from Nick Bosa, there will be fantasy depth value in that role.
  • S K’Von Wallace, Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Thompson handled the primary slot duties for Arizona, which allowed K’Von Wallace to backfill at safety and helped him land seven tackles and two pass breakups. Wallace got a lot of box snap opportunities that should give him more tackle opportunities than even Budda Baker, who played deeper.
  • S Geno Stone, Baltimore Ravens: Stone stepped in as a full-time option with Marcus Williams injured and would be an option to add in deeper leagues, as Williams is expected to miss a few games.
  • S Eric Murray, Houston Texans/M.J. Stewart, Houston Texans: Jimmie Ward missed this game so the third safety in the rotation and next man up if only one of Ward or Jalen Pitre (bruised lung) misses time is Eric Murray. If both are out next week, then M.J. Stewart would be the other option.
  • S Josh Metellus, Minnesota Vikings: Metellus worked as the third safety this week and acted as a second linebacker for most of his snaps, helping him land five total tackles. His usage and snap share could be enough to make him a useful IDP in deeper leagues.
  • S Jabrill Peppers, New England Patriots: Peppers had strong usage as well and appears to have taken over a starting safety role in this defense. Peppers was productive with his snaps and could be worth adding in deeper leagues.
  • S Justin Evans, Philadelphia Eagles: After Reed Blankenship, Justin Evans should be in consideration as he played an every-down role and finished second on the team in tackles. He could potentially have less stability than Blankenship for the entire season so would be a deeper league consideration right now.

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Arizona Cardinals

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
71 (T-9th) 83.1% (9th) 16.9% (22nd)
  • Dime personnel rate: 5.6% (16th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 17.4% (T-26th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Zaven Collins 59.2% 48.0% 65.2% 52.1 0.0% 0.0%
Dennis Gardeck 39.4% 28.0% 45.7% 92.0 21.4% 21.4%
Cameron Thomas 36.6% 20.0% 45.7% 66.7 5.9% 5.9%
Victor Dimukeje 35.2% 48.0% 28.3% 59.8 11.1% 11.1%
Jesse Luketa 25.4% 44.0% 15.2% 53.7 16.7% 16.7%
BJ Ojulari 16.9% 12.0% 19.6% 60.3 14.3% 14.3%
  • Point of interest: Zaven Collins played his first game as a full-time edge defender and led the Cardinals' defensive linemen in total snaps, even coming up with an interception. However, his pass rushing didn’t quite deliver as he did not win any of his reps and finished without a single pressure. His performance should be monitored going forward but he isn’t likely worth starting in most IDP leagues.
  • Trending up: Dennis Gardeck didn’t get many snaps in this game but took advantage of a plus matchup against the Cardinals’ offensive line, delivering two sacks and a 92.0 pass-rush grade. Gardeck won’t be a waiver wire target yet, but a larger snap share in the weeks ahead could make him interesting.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jonathan Ledbetter 57.7% 76.0% 47.8% 69.8 15.0% 15.0%
L.J. Collier 52.1% 44.0% 56.5% 43.0 0.0% 4.4%
Carlos Watkins 46.5% 60.0% 39.1% 58.7 0.0% 6.7%
Kevin Strong 43.7% 52.0% 39.1% 59.6 0.0% 0.0%
Leki Fotu 23.9% 32.0% 19.6% 64.5 16.7% 16.7%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Kyzir White 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 14.1% 10
Josh Woods 54.9% 57.9% 42.9% 2.6% 1
Krys Barnes 26.8% 22.8% 42.9% 5.3% 1
  • Point of interest: Kyzir White was expected to be the Cardinals’ top linebacker with Zaven Collins moving to the edge this year and he did not disappoint, playing every defensive snap and leading the team in total tackles. He can be safely started on a weekly basis.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Budda Baker 100.0% 2.8% 1.4% 18.3% 73.2% 7.0%
Jalen Thompson 98.6% 1.4% 0.0% 12.9% 7.1% 78.6%
K'Von Wallace 70.4% 4.0% 0.0% 42.0% 28.0% 30.0%
Andre Chachere 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0%
  • Waiver wire: Jalen Thompson handled the primary slot duties for Arizona which allowed K’Von Wallace to backfill at safety and helped him land seven tackles and two pass breakups. Wallace got a lot of box snap opportunities which should give him more tackle opportunities than even Budda Baker who played deeper.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Kei'Trel Clark 100.0% 0.0% 12.7% 1.4% 85.9% 5
Marco Wilson 100.0% 0.0% 18.3% 0.0% 81.7% 7
Antonio Hamilton Sr. 7.0% 0.0% 20.0% 80.0% 0.0% 0

Atlanta Falcons

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
77 (T-4th) 74.0% (17th) 26.0% (15th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 17.4% (T-26th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Calais Campbell 66.2% 54.8% 73.9% 54.2 9.7% 9.7%
Bud Dupree 64.9% 51.6% 73.9% 46.9 6.5% 12.9%
Lorenzo Carter 44.2% 51.6% 39.1% 63.8 13.3% 20.0%
Zach Harrison 29.9% 45.2% 19.6% 52.1 0.0% 0.0%
Arnold Ebiketie 23.4% 16.1% 28.3% 55.8 0.0% 22.2%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Grady Jarrett 63.6% 51.6% 71.7% 73.6 25.8% 19.4%
David Onyemata 51.9% 51.6% 52.2% 85.0 40.9% 22.7%
Albert Huggins 32.5% 45.2% 23.9% 53.0 0.0% 0.0%
Ta'Quon Graham 29.9% 45.2% 19.6% 53.5 12.5% 12.5%
  • Point of interest: Both Grady Jarrett and David Onyemata were among the best interior pass-rushers at their position in Week 1, which is a positive sign for Atlanta’s improvement along the defensive line. If these two can continue to collapse the pocket, it should create more opportunities for themselves and the edge rushers to be more IDP-relevant this season.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Kaden Elliss 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 11.7% 9
Troy Andersen 98.7% 98.3% 100.0% 10.5% 8
Nate Landman 1.3% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0
  • With both Kaden Elliss and Troy Andersen playing every-down roles they’re locked in as reliable weekly starters for IDP purposes.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Richie Grant 100.0% 1.3% 5.2% 46.8% 44.2% 2.6%
Jessie Bates III 93.5% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 80.6% 6.9%
Jaylinn Hawkins 6.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: Jessie Bates had a very strong debut as an Atlanta Falcon with 10 tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions. Bates played the large majority of his snaps deep while Richie Grant handled the shallow snaps. That usage should allow Grant to have better tackle days than Bates more often than not, but Bates is still worth starting in most IDP leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Tre Flowers 100.0% 2.6% 0.0% 6.5% 94.8% 4
A.J. Terrell 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 98.7% 8
Dee Alford 93.5% 0.0% 5.6% 90.3% 6.9% 6

Baltimore Ravens

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
77 (T-4th) 71.4% (23rd) 27.3% (11th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 3.9% (19th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 33.9% (14th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Odafe Oweh 63.6% 50.0% 67.8% 75.2 9.1% 21.2%
Jadeveon Clowney 59.7% 61.1% 59.3% 56.6 12.5% 15.6%
David Ojabo 48.1% 33.3% 52.5% 61.9 3.9% 3.9%
Tavius Robinson 9.1% 11.1% 8.5% 62.4 25.0% 25.0%
  • Waiver wire: Odafe Oweh has flown under the radar this offseason and though he only had three total tackles in this game, it’s clear that the Ravens trust him to lead their edge options in snaps and as a result, he posted the strongest pass-rush grade of the group while adding seven total pressures. The usage and pressure rate should create much more sack opportunities going forward.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Justin Madubuike 74.0% 61.1% 78.0% 71.1 9.5% 9.5%
Michael Pierce 54.5% 55.6% 54.2% 66.5 10.7% 10.7%
Broderick Washington 45.5% 66.7% 39.0% 60.3 10.0% 5.0%
Travis Jones 26.0% 38.9% 22.0% 66.7 16.7% 8.3%
Brent Urban 15.6% 22.2% 13.6% 55.2 0.0% 25.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Roquan Smith 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 19.5% 15
Patrick Queen 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 10.4% 8
Malik Harrison 19.5% 25.5% 7.7% 13.3% 2
  • Point of interest: The Ravens had no problem deploying two full-time linebackers in this game with Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen. Both players also combined for 20 blitz attemptms which helped them land a sack each.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Kyle Hamilton 98.7% 3.9% 3.9% 27.6% 56.6% 10.5%
Geno Stone 77.9% 3.3% 6.7% 6.7% 73.3% 13.3%
Marcus Williams 31.2% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 79.2% 4.2%
Daryl Worley 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 0.0%
  • Injury: Marcus Williams suffered a pectoral injury in this game and is expected to miss a few games.
  • Waiver wire: Geno Stone stepped in as a full-time option with Williams out and would be an option to add in deeper leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Brandon Stephens 100.0% 0.0% 3.9% 3.9% 93.5% 10
Ronald Darby 89.6% 0.0% 2.9% 4.3% 92.8% 11
Ar'Darius Washington 72.7% 5.4% 5.4% 85.7% 8.9% 4
Rock Ya-Sin 10.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0

Buffalo Bills

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
54 (30th) 74.1% (16th) 22.2% (18th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 14.8% (29th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Greg Rousseau 64.8% 66.7% 63.0% 58.9 18.8% 31.3%
Leonard Floyd 51.9% 44.4% 59.3% 71.2 13.3% 33.3%
Shaq Lawson 48.1% 51.9% 44.4% 66.4 16.7% 25.0%
A.J. Epenesa 35.2% 37.0% 33.3% 54.8 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Ed Oliver 70.4% 77.8% 63.0% 71.0 18.8% 37.5%
DaQuan Jones 51.9% 44.4% 59.3% 68.9 20.0% 20.0%
Jordan Phillips 31.5% 48.1% 14.8% 68.6 33.3% 33.3%
Tim Settle 27.8% 22.2% 33.3% 53.4 0.0% 0.0%
Poona Ford 18.5% 7.4% 29.6% 54.9 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Matt Milano 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 13.0% 7
Terrel Bernard 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 22.2% 12
  • Waiver wire: Terrel Bernard was announced as the team’s starter earlier in the week when it appeared like Tyrel Dodson would get the role during the preseason. Bernard was inactive during the preseason dealing with an injury but played an every-down role in Week 1, which should make him a priority add after Week 1.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Jordan Poyer 100.0% 3.7% 3.7% 35.2% 44.4% 16.7%
Micah Hyde 98.1% 0.0% 3.8% 35.8% 47.2% 13.2%
Taylor Rapp 33.3% 0.0% 16.7% 77.8% 0.0% 5.6%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Tre'Davious White 100.0% 0.0% 22.2% 0.0% 72.2% 4
Christian Benford 100.0% 0.0% 7.4% 0.0% 92.6% 2
Taron Johnson 68.5% 0.0% 21.6% 67.6% 0.0% 3

Carolina Panthers

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
51 (31st) 88.2% (7th) 9.8% (28th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 3.9% (18th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 33.3% (15th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Brian Burns 96.1% 100.0% 91.7% 91.1 25.0% 18.8%
Justin Houston 51.0% 22.2% 83.3% 56.6 0.0% 6.7%
Yetur Gross-Matos 7.8% 7.4% 8.3% 57.8 0.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: Brian Burns was questionable heading into this week as a potential contract-related holdout, but he showed up and let his play do the talking, posting an elite pass-rush grade and landing 1.5 sacks on the day. Burns will be a likely top-12 edge option this season and potentially higher if his pass-rush metrics remain this strong.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Derrick Brown 96.1% 96.3% 95.8% 81.0 9.5% 4.8%
DeShawn Williams 64.7% 81.5% 45.8% 53.4 0.0% 9.1%
Shy Tuttle 62.7% 74.1% 50.0% 62.7 0.0% 9.1%
Nick Thurman 39.2% 55.6% 20.8% 56.4 0.0% 0.0%
LaBryan Ray 2.0% 3.7% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: Derrick Brown had just one sack through 17 games last season and after one game in 2023, he’s already matched that total. Brown’s pressure rate and pass-rush metrics last season pointed toward natural improvement in that regard and it didn’t take long for him to deliver. He will be in starting consideration for most DT-required leagues.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Shaq Thompson 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 9.8% 5
Frankie Luvu 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 9.8% 5
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Vonn Bell 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 39.2% 49.0% 11.8%
Xavier Woods 80.4% 0.0% 0.0% 14.6% 70.7% 12.2%
Jeremy Chinn 72.5% 2.7% 8.1% 56.8% 2.7% 27.0%
  • Trending down: Both Xavier Woods and Jeremy Chinn played less-than-ideal snap shares for their position. Chinn, at least, had strong usage in the box and closer to the line of scrimmage, but fewer than 75% of his team's defensive snaps is a cause for concern in most IDP leagues, keeping him out of starting consideration.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Donte Jackson 98.0% 0.0% 6.0% 0.0% 94.0% 1
CJ Henderson 62.7% 0.0% 9.4% 0.0% 90.6% 2
Jaycee Horn 37.3% 0.0% 10.5% 0.0% 89.5% 0
Troy Hill 29.4% 0.0% 26.7% 73.3% 0.0% 1

Chicago Bears

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
60 (26th) 76.7% (15th) 23.3% (17th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 20.0% (28th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Yannick Ngakoue 68.3% 50.0% 86.7% 51.7 0.0% 7.7%
Rasheem Green 41.7% 50.0% 33.3% 51.5 0.0% 0.0%
Dominique Robinson 38.3% 30.0% 46.7% 49.3 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
DeMarcus Walker 78.3% 73.3% 83.3% 61.9 8.0% 8.0%
Andrew Billings 55.0% 73.3% 36.7% 74.8 9.1% 9.1%
Justin Jones 65.0% 53.3% 76.7% 49.0 0.0% 4.4%
Gervon Dexter Sr. 38.3% 56.7% 20.0% 55.4 0.0% 0.0%
Zacch Pickens 20.0% 23.3% 16.7% 57.0 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Tremaine Edmunds 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 15.0% 9
T.J. Edwards 98.3% 97.6% 100.0% 22.0% 13
Jack Sanborn 31.7% 38.1% 16.7% 15.8% 3
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Eddie Jackson 100.0% 1.7% 5.0% 11.7% 65.0% 16.7%
Jaquan Brisker 95.0% 1.8% 8.8% 54.4% 26.3% 8.8%
Elijah Hicks 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Tyrique Stevenson 100.0% 0.0% 21.7% 1.7% 76.7% 4
Jaylon Johnson 100.0% 0.0% 5.0% 1.7% 91.7% 4
Kyler Gordon 45.0% 7.4% 14.8% 81.5% 0.0% 2
Josh Blackwell 16.7% 0.0% 10.0% 90.0% 10.0% 1
Jaylon Jones 3.3% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0
  • Injury: Kyler Gordon suffered a hand injury in the third quarter and did not return to this game. Josh Blackwell replaced him as the primary slot corner.

Cincinnati Bengals

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
74 (T-6th) 63.5% (29th) 36.5% (3rd)
  • Dime personnel rate: 8.1% (13th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 42.9% (4th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Sam Hubbard 82.4% 79.5% 85.7% 50.6 3.5% 6.9%
Trey Hendrickson 59.5% 53.8% 65.7% 71.4 30.0% 20.0%
Cam Sample 39.2% 43.6% 34.3% 62.2 10.0% 30.0%
Myles Murphy 17.6% 20.5% 14.3% 54.4 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
B.J. Hill 75.7% 79.5% 71.4% 59.7 4.2% 8.3%
DJ Reader 68.9% 61.5% 77.1% 60.1 3.7% 11.1%
Zach Carter 41.9% 35.9% 48.6% 58.7 0.0% 5.9%
Josh Tupou 33.8% 46.2% 20.0% 55.4 0.0% 0.0%
Jay Tufele 4.1% 7.7% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Logan Wilson 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 10.8% 8
Germaine Pratt 89.2% 96.6% 57.1% 15.2% 10
Akeem Davis-Gaither 6.8% 5.1% 14.3% 0.0% 0
Joe Bachie 1.4% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0
Markus Bailey 1.4% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0
  • Waiver wire: Germaine Pratt may not have an every-down role this season as long as Logan Wilson is in the lineup but he’s consistently been productive with his opportunities and if he maintains a 90% snap share then he’ll be in starting consideration on most weeks.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Dax Hill 98.6% 2.7% 2.7% 19.2% 56.2% 16.4%
Nick Scott 97.3% 2.8% 8.3% 34.7% 43.1% 11.1%
Jordan Battle 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
  • Trending up: Both Dax Hill and Nick Scott were the assumed starters heading into this season after the preseason usage made that clear. What wasn’t clear was who would assume the primary box role and Scott emerged as that option this week which helped him land 11 total tackles, tying for the team lead.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Cam Taylor-Britt 98.6% 0.0% 16.4% 8.2% 75.3% 4
Mike Hilton 74.3% 7.3% 10.9% 83.6% 1.8% 2
Chidobe Awuzie 58.1% 0.0% 2.3% 7.0% 90.7% 0
DJ Turner II 47.3% 0.0% 8.6% 14.3% 77.1% 3
Jalen Davis 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0
  • Point of interest: Chidobe Awuzie played his first game since tearing his ACL last season. He was previously a full-time player for the Bengals but appears to have been on a pitch count in his first game back.

Cleveland Browns

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
56 (29th) 60.7% (30th) 35.7% (4th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 10.7% (11th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 41.7% (5th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Myles Garrett 76.8% 65.0% 83.3% 90.3 23.1% 23.1%
Za'Darius Smith 66.1% 40.0% 80.6% 84.4 16.0% 24.0%
Ogbo Okoronkwo 60.7% 60.0% 61.1% 56.7 0.0% 5.0%
Alex Wright 26.8% 40.0% 19.4% 54.5 0.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: The Browns’ defensive line received significant upgrades this offseason to help Myles Garrett, including Za’Darius Smith, who, despite not landing a sack, had a great game that included four QB hits on six total pressures.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Dalvin Tomlinson 62.5% 50.0% 69.4% 73.0 12.5% 4.2%
Jordan Elliott 46.4% 50.0% 44.4% 52.8 0.0% 6.3%
Shelby Harris 41.1% 60.0% 30.6% 61.9 11.1% 0.0%
Maurice Hurst 30.4% 40.0% 25.0% 53.8 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 76.8% 84.6% 58.8% 7.0% 3
Anthony Walker Jr. 58.9% 59.0% 58.8% 3.0% 1
Sione Takitaki 41.1% 41.0% 41.2% 13.0% 3
Matthew Adams 1.8% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0
Tony Fields II 1.8% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0
Mohamoud Diabate 1.8% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0
  • Situation to monitor: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah led the Browns’ linebackers in snaps in Week 1 but just a 75% snap share is less than ideal for most IDP leagues. If 75% of snaps remain the ceiling for Owusu-Koramoah or any Cleveland linebacker, then IDP managers can pivot to find another option on another team because this usage will create a lot of inconsistency week-to-week.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Grant Delpit 98.2% 1.8% 0.0% 36.4% 36.4% 27.3%
Rodney McLeod 98.2% 0.0% 1.8% 9.1% 70.9% 18.2%
Ronnie Hickman Jr. 17.9% 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 90.0% 0.0%
D'Anthony Bell 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Greg Newsome II 98.2% 5.5% 18.2% 76.4% 7.3% 3
Denzel Ward 94.6% 1.9% 9.4% 0.0% 88.7% 8
Martin Emerson Jr. 91.1% 0.0% 3.9% 0.0% 96.1% 6
Cameron Mitchell 5.4% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7% 0.0% 0
Mike Ford 1.8% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0

Dallas Cowboys

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
70 (T-11th) 67.1% (25th) 32.9% (6th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 61.4% (1st)
  • Pass blitz rate: 26.5% (18th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Micah Parsons 57.1% 66.7% 53.1% 87.7 23.1% 23.1%
Sam Williams 48.6% 47.6% 49.0% 74.2 15.0% 15.0%
Dante Fowler Jr. 47.1% 19.0% 59.2% 65.4 12.0% 16.0%
DeMarcus Lawrence 42.9% 42.9% 42.9% 60.8 15.0% 15.0%
Dorance Armstrong 25.7% 9.5% 32.7% 90.9 31.3% 37.5%
  • Point of interest: The Cowboys defense dominated the Giants’ offensive line with 39 total pressures and seven sacks. Micah Parsons led the way in that regard and remains a high-end ED1 option on a weekly basis. This usage isn’t necessarily indicative of how the Cowboys will deploy their defensive linemen — or most of their defense — this season considering the blowout win.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Neville Gallimore 48.6% 52.4% 46.9% 62.3 0.0% 10.5%
Chauncey Golston 42.9% 33.3% 46.9% 89.5 21.1% 21.1%
Osa Odighizuwa 38.6% 52.4% 32.7% 73.2 13.3% 26.7%
Johnathan Hankins 25.7% 42.9% 18.4% 53.6 0.0% 0.0%
Mazi Smith 24.3% 33.3% 20.4% 63.3 12.5% 12.5%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Leighton Vander Esch 68.6% 65.3% 76.2% 12.5% 6
Damone Clark 65.7% 73.5% 47.6% 10.9% 5
Devin Harper 4.3% 6.1% 0.0% 33.3% 1
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Jayron Kearse 75.7% 0.0% 18.9% 43.4% 15.1% 15.1%
Malik Hooker 70.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.1% 83.7% 12.2%
Juanyeh Thomas 58.6% 0.0% 0.0% 41.5% 41.5% 14.6%
Markquese Bell 44.3% 0.0% 0.0% 93.5% 0.0% 3.2%
Israel Mukuamu 32.9% 0.0% 0.0% 13.0% 87.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
DaRon Bland 78.6% 3.6% 12.7% 87.3% 1.8% 5
Trevon Diggs 77.1% 0.0% 9.3% 7.4% 81.5% 3
Stephon Gilmore 77.1% 0.0% 11.1% 9.3% 81.5% 8
Noah Igbinoghene 22.9% 0.0% 6.3% 6.3% 87.5% 2
C.J. Goodwin 22.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 1

Denver Broncos

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
59 (27th) 64.4% (28th) 28.8% (8th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 5.1% (17th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 53.1% (3rd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Randy Gregory 67.8% 81.5% 56.3% 50.2 0.0% 0.0%
Jonathon Cooper 64.4% 85.2% 46.9% 59.0 12.5% 12.5%
Frank Clark 42.4% 22.2% 59.4% 55.1 7.7% 0.0%
Nik Bonitto 25.4% 11.1% 37.5% 52.7 0.0% 16.7%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Zach Allen 89.8% 85.2% 93.8% 64.4 7.4% 0.0%
Jonathan Harris 66.1% 70.4% 62.5% 50.5 0.0% 0.0%
D.J. Jones 59.3% 51.9% 65.6% 62.2 0.0% 0.0%
Mike Purcell 35.6% 48.1% 25.0% 65.4 16.7% 16.7%
Matt Henningsen 15.3% 22.2% 9.4% 58.2 0.0% 0.0%
Elijah Garcia 11.9% 14.8% 9.4% 57.9 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Josey Jewell 94.9% 100.0% 76.9% 12.5% 7
Alex Singleton 89.8% 89.1% 92.3% 15.1% 8
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Justin Simmons 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 42.4% 45.8% 11.9%
Kareem Jackson 93.2% 0.0% 1.8% 29.1% 49.1% 16.4%
Caden Sterns 3.4% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
  • Injury: Caden Sterns suffered a torn patellar tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Sterns was not a starter so there isn’t a fantasy-relevant replacement to target.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Pat Surtain II 100.0% 0.0% 15.3% 3.4% 81.4% 5
Damarri Mathis 98.3% 0.0% 13.8% 1.7% 84.5% 9
Essang Bassey 39.0% 8.7% 8.7% 95.7% 4.3% 2
Fabian Moreau 3.4% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0

Detroit Lions

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
65 (T-18th) 81.5% (11th) 18.5% (21st)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 12.5% (30th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade Win rate Pressure rate
Aidan Hutchinson 90.8% 88.2% 91.7% 69.1 20.5% 18.0%
Charles Harris 80.0% 70.6% 83.3% 60.2 9.1% 12.1%
John Cominsky 41.5% 52.9% 37.5% 61.8 12.5% 18.8%
James Houston 32.3% 29.4% 33.3% 67.1 30.0% 20.0%
Josh Paschal 26.2% 17.6% 29.2% 62.0 7.7% 15.4%
  • Point of interest: Second-year edge defender Aidan Hutchinson played a ton of snaps that allowed him to post seven total pressures, three QB hits and four total tackles. Though he didn’t land a sack in this game, his strong metrics and playing time point to much better IDP performances. If he continues to play 90%-plus of the defensive snaps, he’ll be in weekly top-12 consideration for IDP.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade Win rate Pressure rate
Alim McNeill 66.2% 76.5% 62.5% 61.2 10.7% 3.6%
Benito Jones 61.5% 76.5% 56.3% 59.0 3.9% 7.7%
Levi Onwuzurike 33.8% 47.1% 29.2% 65.9 15.4% 15.4%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Alex Anzalone 93.8% 91.8% 100.0% 9.8% 6
Derrick Barnes 41.5% 53.1% 6.3% 18.5% 5
Jack Campbell 38.5% 49.0% 6.3% 8.0% 2
Malcolm Rodriguez 21.5% 2.0% 81.3% 7.1% 1
  • Point of interest: Alex Anzalone is currently the only Lions linebacker worth starting in the majority of IDP leagues. He missed just four snaps while the rest of the linebackers rotated drives and Malcolm Rodriguez was used almost exclusively on third downs.
  • Rookie watch: Jack Campbell has the potential to emerge as IDP-relevant at some point this season but given the Lions’ clear rotation here he shouldn’t be considered as a starter for IDP until we see a larger role.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
C.J. Gardner-Johnson 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 58.5% 16.9%
Kerby Joseph 100.0% 0.0% 3.1% 33.8% 29.2% 32.3%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Cameron Sutton 100.0% 0.0% 4.6% 3.1% 90.8% 5
Jerry Jacobs 100.0% 0.0% 7.7% 4.6% 87.7% 8
Brian Branch 67.7% 0.0% 13.6% 86.4% 2.3% 4
Will Harris 4.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 1
  • Rookie watch: Brian Branch took over the primary slot corner role for the Lions and performed well, including getting a pick-six. He missed six possible defensive snaps with cramps in the fourth quarter but even with those snaps would have only been about a 75% player. Outside of deep leagues, he isn’t a true waiver-wire option yet without full-time usage.

Green Bay Packers

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
74 (T-6th) 97.3% (1st) 2.7% (32nd)
  • Dime personnel rate: 2.7% (20th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 32.7% (17th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Kingsley Enagbare 55.4% 59.1% 53.8% 61.6 4.0% 4.0%
Preston Smith 47.3% 54.5% 44.2% 53.6 5.0% 15.0%
Lukas Van Ness 47.3% 50.0% 46.2% 69.2 17.4% 21.7%
Justin Hollins 33.8% 27.3% 36.5% 59.7 11.8% 11.8%
Rashan Gary 16.2% 9.1% 19.2% 77.8 44.4% 55.6%
  • Point of interest: Rashan Gary, coming off a torn ACL, was kept on a pitch count for this game, playing just 12 defensive snaps and still managing five pressures. As his snaps increase, he will push to return as a locked-in weekly starter assuming he continues to look this good.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
T.J. Slaton 54.1% 72.7% 46.2% 57.1 4.8% 4.8%
Kenny Clark 51.4% 59.1% 48.1% 76.8 12.5% 16.7%
Devonte Wyatt 40.5% 36.4% 42.3% 74.2 13.6% 27.3%
Karl Brooks 39.2% 40.9% 38.5% 62.7 15.8% 15.8%
Colby Wooden 48.6% 45.5% 50.0% 62.9 8.3% 16.7%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
De'Vondre Campbell 74.3% 73.7% 80.0% 12.7% 7
Quay Walker 66.2% 66.7% 66.7% 8.2% 4
Isaiah McDuffie 25.7% 26.3% 20.0% 15.8% 3
Eric Wilson 13.5% 12.3% 20.0% 20.0% 2
  • Trending up: Quay Walker overtook De’Vondre Campbell in playing time but suffered an injury near the end of the third quarter, so the game’s total snaps don’t tell the whole story. In the first three quarters, Walker played 100% of the team's defensive snaps while Campbell played just 70%. If Walker is healthy for Week 2 then he should be ranked ahead of Campbell going forward.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Rudy Ford 93.2% 1.4% 1.4% 23.2% 58.0% 17.4%
Darnell Savage 81.1% 0.0% 0.0% 13.3% 68.3% 16.7%
Jonathan Owens 18.9% 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 64.3% 21.4%
Dallin Leavitt 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Rasul Douglas 100.0% 0.0% 6.8% 0.0% 93.2% 4
Keisean Nixon 77.0% 1.8% 12.3% 86.0% 3.5% 8
Jaire Alexander 75.7% 1.8% 0.0% 1.8% 98.2% 2
Carrington Valentine 27.0% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0% 95.0% 0
Innis Gaines 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 2

Houston Texans

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
64 (T-20th) 81.3% (12th) 18.8% (20th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 1.6% (T-21st)
  • Pass blitz rate: 20.6% (23rd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jonathan Greenard 76.6% 73.3% 79.4% 53.4 4.4% 4.4%
Will Anderson Jr. 75.0% 73.3% 76.5% 69.7 21.7% 21.7%
Jerry Hughes 35.9% 30.0% 41.2% 49.6 0.0% 16.7%
Dylan Horton 21.9% 23.3% 20.6% 63.9 16.7% 16.7%
  • Rookie watch: Anderson recorded six total tackles, five pressures and a sack in his NFL debut. He has the talent and playing time to be comfortably started in most IDP leagues.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Sheldon Rankins 68.8% 73.3% 64.7% 54.8 5.0% 5.0%
Maliek Collins 65.6% 70.0% 61.8% 53.1 10.0% 10.0%
Hassan Ridgeway 23.4% 23.3% 23.5% 61.5 0.0% 0.0%
Kurt Hinish 32.8% 33.3% 32.4% 75.8 25.0% 25.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Denzel Perryman 95.3% 93.8% 100.0% 23.0% 14
Christian Harris 71.9% 72.9% 66.7% 8.7% 4
Henry To'oTo'o 34.4% 37.5% 20.0% 13.6% 3
Cory Littleton 26.6% 27.1% 26.7% 5.9% 1
Jake Hansen 3.1% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0
  • Trending up: Denzel Perryman was a free linebacker in drafts this year and made the My Guys list as a potential tackle machine. He not only led the Texans in total tackles but was far and away the leader of the linebacker corps, which is a great sign for his fantasy stock going forward. If he’s available on waiver wires anywhere, he should be added immediately.
  • Trending down: Christian Harris had a productive day with six total tackles and a sack but after playing just 72% of his team's defensive snaps, he’s far from a locked-in starter and if that usage remains the same, fantasy managers can look elsewhere for more consistent production.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Eric Murray 100.0% 0.0% 1.6% 31.3% 53.1% 14.1%
M.J. Stewart 54.7% 2.9% 2.9% 34.3% 57.1% 5.7%
Jalen Pitre 45.3% 10.3% 6.9% 17.2% 55.2% 20.7%
Grayland Arnold 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
  • Injury: Jalen Pitre suffered a bruised lung and was taken to the hospital at the end of the first half. It’s unclear how long he’ll be out, if at all, but considering the higher draft capital to acquire him in drafts this offseason, it will be a situation worth monitoring this week.
  • Waiver-wire: Jimmie Ward missed this game, so the third safety in the rotation and next man up if only one of Ward or Pitre misses time is Eric Murray. If both are out next week then M.J. Stewart would be the other option.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Derek Stingley Jr. 100.0% 0.0% 9.4% 0.0% 90.6% 2
Steven Nelson 100.0% 0.0% 6.3% 4.7% 89.1% 4
Tavierre Thomas 62.5% 2.5% 15.0% 87.5% 0.0% 3
Shaquill Griffin 4.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 1

Indianapolis Colts

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
70 (T-11th) 82.9% (10th) 15.7% (24th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 5.6% (32nd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Kwity Paye 65.7% 64.7% 66.7% 59.2 8.7% 8.7%
Samson Ebukam 52.9% 47.1% 58.3% 58.3 9.5% 4.8%
Dayo Odeyingbo 50.0% 50.0% 50.0% 56.1 0.0% 0.0%
Tyquan Lewis 30.0% 32.4% 27.8% 59.0 0.0% 11.1%
Jacob Martin 14.3% 11.8% 16.7% 55.3 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
DeForest Buckner 67.1% 67.6% 66.7% 93.7 22.7% 13.6%
Grover Stewart 65.7% 67.6% 63.9% 68.3 9.1% 13.6%
Taven Bryan 34.3% 35.3% 33.3% 52.9 0.0% 0.0%
Eric Johnson 25.7% 35.3% 16.7% 56.3 0.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: DeForest Buckner put himself back in the overall DT1 conversation with this performance, landing a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery touchdown to go along with seven total tackles. Buckner’s 93.7 pass-rush grade was the highest mark for his position in Week 1.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Zaire Franklin 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 24.3% 17
Shaquille Leonard 85.7% 96.4% 46.7% 11.7% 7
E.J. Speed 41.4% 30.9% 80.0% 17.2% 5
  • Point of interest: Shaquille Leonard has been dealing with injuries off and on over the past few seasons and was questionable with a concussion coming into this game so not playing every defensive snap isn’t a massive surprise but it’s worth keeping an eye on going forward. If Leonard continues to play second fiddle to Zaire Franklin and not play an every-down role then that’s a slight hit to his IDP stock.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Julian Blackmon 100.0% 0.0% 5.7% 51.4% 17.1% 24.3%
Rodney Thomas II 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 94.3% 4.3%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Dallis Flowers 98.6% 0.0% 13.0% 0.0% 84.1% 5
Kenny Moore II 97.1% 1.5% 10.3% 58.8% 26.5% 5
Darrell Baker Jr. 68.6% 0.0% 4.2% 0.0% 95.8% 6
Jaylon Jones 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0
Tony Brown 1.4% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
72 (8th) 73.6% (19th) 26.4% (12th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 34.7% (12th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Travon Walker 84.7% 100.0% 77.6% 66.8 16.7% 13.3%
Josh Allen 79.2% 73.9% 81.6% 69.9 3.1% 9.4%
K'Lavon Chaisson 30.6% 26.1% 32.7% 50.7 0.0% 0.0%
Yasir Abdullah 8.3% 0.0% 12.2% 63.5 20.0% 20.0%
  • Point of interest: Our darkhorse candidate to finish as the overall EDGE1 this season, Josh Allen, got off to a very good start with three total sacks and ten tackles. He’ll continue as a locked-in weekly starter in most IDP leagues.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Roy Robertson-Harris 66.7% 78.3% 61.2% 64.2 14.3% 7.1%
Folorunso Fatukasi 45.8% 69.6% 34.7% 57.8 0.0% 6.3%
Adam Gotsis 38.9% 34.8% 40.8% 56.7 0.0% 5.3%
Jeremiah Ledbetter 36.1% 21.7% 42.9% 50.9 0.0% 0.0%
Angelo Blackson 30.6% 26.1% 32.7% 57.9 6.3% 0.0%
Ross Blacklock 8.3% 4.3% 10.2% 53.6 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Foyesade Oluokun 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 13.9% 10
Devin Lloyd 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 5.6% 4
  • Trending up: Devin Lloyd didn’t have a productive day with just four tackles but the positive came from him playing an every-down role after ceding a chunk of snaps to Chad Muma for most of last year. Lloyd will have more productive days as long as this usage remains the same.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Rayshawn Jenkins 100.0% 2.8% 2.8% 31.9% 43.1% 19.4%
Andre Cisco 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.8% 66.7% 12.5%
Andrew Wingard 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Darious Williams 100.0% 0.0% 4.2% 2.8% 93.1% 5
Tyson Campbell 98.6% 0.0% 5.6% 5.6% 88.7% 5
Tre Herndon 68.1% 8.2% 10.2% 91.8% 0.0% 2
Montaric Brown 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
71 (T-9th) 64.8% (26th) 28.2% (9th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 18.3% (8th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 40.5% (6th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Mike Danna 84.5% 79.4% 89.2% 61.4 6.5% 6.5%
George Karlaftis 83.1% 79.4% 86.5% 61.2 3.6% 10.7%
Felix Anudike-Uzomah 26.8% 14.7% 37.8% 61.1 7.7% 15.4%
Malik Herring 22.5% 26.5% 18.9% 54.3 0.0% 0.0%
  • Waiver-wire: Mike Danna led the Chiefs edge unit in snaps and added a sack to go along with six total tackles and a pass deflection. With George Karlaftis being the most heavily-targeted Kansas City edge in drafts this year, Danna should be available on plenty of waiver wires for those in need or depth there.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Matt Dickerson 57.7% 85.3% 32.4% 54.4 0.0% 0.0%
Derrick Nnadi 54.9% 73.5% 37.8% 55.3 0.0% 7.7%
Tershawn Wharton 38.0% 11.8% 62.2% 51.2 0.0% 0.0%
Keondre Coburn 12.7% 17.6% 8.1% 58.0 0.0% 0.0%
  • After missing Week 1 due to a contract holdout, Chris Jones agreed to return earlier this week after adding money to his contract for this season.
  • None of the Chiefs' interior defenders appear worth adding as a potential starter-worthy IDP option.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Nick Bolton 94.4% 96.2% 88.9% 11.9% 8
Willie Gay 67.6% 75.5% 44.4% 8.3% 4
Leo Chenal 40.8% 45.3% 27.8% 20.7% 6
Drue Tranquill 19.7% 20.8% 16.7% 14.3% 2
Jack Cochrane 1.4% 0.0% 5.6% 0.0% 0
Cam Jones 1.4% 0.0% 5.6% 0.0% 0
  • Nick Bolton led the way as expected. He left the game for one drive (three snaps) but didn’t miss any time after that so his role as an every-down player isn’t in any danger.
  • Droppable: Drue Tranquill is not worth holding outside of the deepest leagues. His role was purely that of a backup in the preseason and that usage was confirmed here in Week 1. He can be safely dropped off of rosters now.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Bryan Cook 100.0% 0.0% 2.8% 12.7% 76.1% 5.6%
Justin Reid 98.6% 1.4% 4.3% 30.0% 28.6% 28.6%
Mike Edwards 22.5% 6.3% 0.0% 31.3% 62.5% 0.0%
Chamarri Conner 15.5% 18.2% 9.1% 45.5% 0.0% 36.4%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
L'Jarius Sneed 98.6% 4.3% 7.1% 1.4% 80.0% 3
Trent McDuffie 98.6% 4.3% 14.3% 44.3% 37.1% 5
Joshua Williams 56.3% 5.0% 2.5% 7.5% 85.0% 2
Jaylen Watson 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0
  • Trending up: Trent McDuffie has overtaken the ideal IDP corner spot for Kansas City — a role that made L’Jarius Sneed the overall CB1 last year in most IDP leagues. McDuffie will have weekly top-12 CB potential with this usage.
  • Sneed was still heavily involved and even got a bit more usage off the edge, but playing primarily wide corner will make him much less consistent week to week compared to last season.

Las Vegas Raiders

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
64 (T-20) 89.1% (6th) 9.4% (29th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 1.6% (T-21st)
  • Pass blitz rate: 23.8% (19th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Maxx Crosby 98.4% 100.0% 97.6% 85.6 25.0% 16.7%
Tyree Wilson 50.0% 27.3% 61.9% 48.2 0.0% 4.6%
Malcolm Koonce 26.6% 36.4% 21.4% 68.2 25.0% 12.5%
Isaac Rochell 3.1% 0.0% 4.8% 58.2 0.0% 0.0%
  • Waiver wire: With Chandler Jones out and his return to the team clouded by questions, 2023 top-10 pick Tyree Wilson filled in on the majority of snaps. He would be a deep league add only as he is still very much a project as a pass rusher.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jerry Tillery 56.3% 54.5% 57.1% 61.0 0.0% 5.0%
Bilal Nichols 51.6% 68.2% 42.9% 58.3 5.9% 5.9%
John Jenkins 48.4% 68.2% 38.1% 74.8 21.4% 0.0%
Adam Butler 34.4% 13.6% 45.2% 51.2 0.0% 0.0%
Byron Young 31.3% 27.3% 33.3% 53.6 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Robert Spillane 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 12.5% 8
Divine Deablo 93.8% 92.0% 100.0% 13.3% 8
Luke Masterson 6.3% 8.0% 0.0% 50.0% 2
  • Waiver wire: Robert Spillane played 100% of snaps and while he wasn’t as productive as Deablo, it’s a positive sign for his reliability going forward. He should be available on a number of waiver wires and worth adding in medium-deep leagues.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Marcus Epps 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.3% 59.4% 20.3%
Tre'von Moehrig 92.2% 0.0% 0.0% 32.2% 57.6% 8.5%
Roderic Teamer 9.4% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 66.7% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Marcus Peters 100.0% 0.0% 9.4% 0.0% 89.1% 5
Jakorian Bennett 100.0% 0.0% 6.3% 3.1% 90.6% 5
Nate Hobbs 93.8% 5.0% 38.3% 56.7% 3.3% 5
Amik Robertson 4.7% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 1

Los Angeles Rams

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
50 (32nd) 90.0% (4th) 10.0% (26th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 16.0% (9th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 33.3% (T-15th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Michael Hoecht 92.0% 94.1% 90.9% 70.1 20.0% 20.0%
Byron Young 84.0% 88.2% 81.8% 64.9 10.5% 26.3%
Zach VanValkenburg 22.0% 17.6% 24.2% 63.7 0.0% 16.7%
Nick Hampton 2.0% 0.0% 3.0% 58.3 0.0% 0.0%
  • Waiver wire: Byron Young and Michael Hoecht dominated the edge snaps for the Rams and both are in consideration to be added in deeper leagues as volume depth options.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Aaron Donald 82.0% 70.6% 87.9% 75.0 20.0% 20.0%
Kobie Turner 56.0% 47.1% 60.6% 62.3 5.6% 11.1%
Bobby Brown III 38.0% 47.1% 33.3% 52.9 0.0% 0.0%
Jonah Williams 40.0% 47.1% 36.4% 57.6 20.0% 20.0%
Larrell Murchison 20.0% 35.3% 12.1% 55.9 0.0% 0.0%
Earnest Brown IV 10.0% 11.8% 9.1% 68.6 33.3% 33.3%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Ernest Jones 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 18.0% 9
Christian Rozeboom 68.0% 70.0% 60.0% 17.6% 6
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Jordan Fuller 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 30.0% 54.0% 16.0%
Russ Yeast 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.0% 68.0% 18.0%
Quentin Lake 16.0% 12.5% 0.0% 37.5% 0.0% 62.5%
  • Waiver wire: Russ Yeast got the start while John Johnson, who was expected to push for that role, didn’t get any defensive playing time in this game and was relegated to special teams. Yeast can be added in deeper leagues only.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Ahkello Witherspoon 94.0% 0.0% 6.4% 0.0% 93.6% 3
Derion Kendrick 92.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 5
Cobie Durant 78.0% 2.6% 5.1% 82.1% 10.3% 0
Tre Tomlinson 6.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0

Los Angeles Chargers

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
67 (16th) 71.6% (22nd) 25.4% (16th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 7.5% (14th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 38.3% (8th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Joey Bosa 86.6% 75.0% 91.5% 58.8 9.5% 9.5%
Khalil Mack 74.6% 65.0% 78.7% 59.1 8.8% 17.7%
Tuli Tuipulotu 32.8% 40.0% 29.8% 57.2 7.7% 7.7%
Brevin Allen 6.0% 20.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Sebastian Joseph-Day 53.7% 50.0% 55.3% 60.7 7.7% 3.9%
Austin Johnson 52.2% 65.0% 46.8% 59.7 0.0% 4.6%
Morgan Fox 50.7% 40.0% 55.3% 63.7 12.0% 8.0%
Nick Williams 49.3% 65.0% 42.6% 52.7 0.0% 0.0%
Scott Matlock 16.4% 30.0% 10.6% 56.1 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Eric Kendricks 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 7.5% 5
Kenneth Murray Jr. 89.6% 92.9% 72.7% 5.0% 3
  • Waiver wire: With rookie Daiyan Henley dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of this game, Kenneth Murray went uncontested for the Chargers’ LB2 role, though wasn’t very productive. 90% of snaps shouldn’t be ignored though in deeper leagues where LB depth could be needed.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Derwin James Jr. 100.0% 7.5% 9.0% 31.3% 32.8% 23.9%
Alohi Gilman 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.9% 73.1% 9.0%
JT Woods 20.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: Alohi Gilman could be added on waiver wires this week after an 11 tackle game. It’s important to note that he played almost entirely deep in a game where Tua Tagovailoa threw a ton and for over 400 yards and the highest average depth of target so these games are likely to be rare for Gilman going forward.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Michael Davis 100.0% 0.0% 6.0% 6.0% 88.1% 10
Asante Samuel Jr. 76.1% 2.0% 15.7% 43.1% 39.2% 4
J.C. Jackson 65.7% 0.0% 2.3% 6.8% 90.9% 8
Ja'Sir Taylor 25.4% 5.9% 17.6% 82.4% 0.0% 3

Miami Dolphins

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
80 (T-2nd) 70.0% (24th) 30.0% (7th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 11.3% (10th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 34.8% (11th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jaelan Phillips 90.0% 85.3% 93.5% 65.8 13.5% 18.9%
Bradley Chubb 87.5% 79.4% 93.5% 46.6 0.0% 0.0%
Emmanuel Ogbah 22.5% 35.3% 13.0% 52.9 0.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: Jaelan Phillips played a ton of snaps, which helped him land 11 total tackles and a half sack. Phillips should be considered a locked-in starter in most IDP leagues given his playing time and pass-rush metrics from last season.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Christian Wilkins 83.8% 79.4% 87.0% 55.9 2.7% 8.1%
Zach Sieler 80.0% 76.5% 82.6% 62.0 8.6% 8.6%
Raekwon Davis 56.3% 70.6% 45.7% 61.1 11.1% 11.1%
Brandon Pili 10.0% 17.6% 4.3% 57.8 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Jerome Baker 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 10.0% 8
Andrew Van Ginkel 63.8% 65.6% 56.3% 9.8% 5
David Long Jr. 21.3% 23.4% 12.5% 5.9% 1
Duke Riley 1.3% 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0
  • Droppable: David Long played just 21% of the defensive snaps and has no place in starting lineups going forward unless this usage changes drastically.
  • Point of interest: Andrew Van Ginkel’s role appears to be the reason that Long didn’t get better usage, as Van Ginkel played 64% of defensive snaps and pushed Long down the depth chart. However, Van Ginkel’s usage is also not trustworthy enough going forward but is worth monitoring for deeper leagues.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Jevon Holland 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.5% 50.0% 22.5%
DeShon Elliott 100.0% 0.0% 2.5% 25.0% 62.5% 10.0%
Justin Bethel 11.3% 22.2% 0.0% 44.4% 0.0% 44.4%
Brandon Jones 2.5% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
  • Droppable: Brandon Jones is coming off an ACL injury, though there was still some hope that he could get back to his productive IDP ways. Unfortunately, he played just two defensive snaps in this game and can be safely dropped in most leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Xavien Howard 97.5% 0.0% 15.4% 0.0% 84.6% 7
Kader Kohou 97.5% 1.3% 7.7% 69.2% 24.4% 7
Eli Apple 75.0% 0.0% 1.7% 1.7% 96.7% 4

Minnesota Vikings

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
68 (T-14th) 89.7% (5th) 5.9% (31st)
  • Dime personnel rate: 22.1% (5th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 55.3% (1st)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Danielle Hunter 85.3% 83.3% 86.8% 62.6 9.7% 9.7%
D.J. Wonnum 79.4% 80.0% 78.9% 51.0 3.5% 0.0%
Pat Jones II 58.8% 53.3% 63.2% 59.8 11.8% 11.8%
Benton Whitley 1.5% 0.0% 2.6% 39.8 0.0% 100.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Harrison Phillips 88.2% 90.0% 86.8% 62.5 6.7% 3.3%
Dean Lowry 67.6% 76.7% 60.5% 51.9 0.0% 0.0%
Jonathan Bullard 42.6% 56.7% 31.6% 52.7 0.0% 0.0%
Khyiris Tonga 13.2% 13.3% 13.2% 56.2 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Jordan Hicks 97.1% 96.0% 100.0% 4.5% 3
Ivan Pace Jr. 67.6% 80.0% 33.3% 17.4% 8
Troy Dye 2.9% 4.0% 0.0% 50.0% 1
Brian Asamoah II 2.9% 4.0% 0.0% 50.0% 1
  • Point of interest: Jordan Hicks led the Vikings in overall snaps but managed just three total tackles on the day. This lack of production for linebackers was a concern that was covered earlier this offseason due to how Brian Flores deploys his defense. There will be a lot of up-and-down weeks for Minnesota’s LB1 all season.
  • Waiver wire: Ivan Pace Jr. took over the LB2 role from Brian Asamoah and was the most productive Minnesota linebacker in the stat sheet. Pace will be a deep league add only with 68% of defensive snaps played.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Camryn Bynum 98.5% 1.5% 6.0% 9.0% 62.7% 17.9%
Harrison Smith 95.6% 9.2% 10.8% 30.8% 27.7% 29.2%
Josh Metellus 83.8% 7.0% 8.8% 52.6% 0.0% 36.8%
Theo Jackson 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
  • Waiver wire: Josh Metellus worked as the third safety in this game and acted as a second linebacker for most of his snaps, helping him land five total tackles. His usage and snap share could be enough to make him a useful IDP in deeper leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Byron Murphy Jr. 100.0% 2.9% 10.3% 20.6% 69.1% 5
Akayleb Evans 91.2% 0.0% 14.5% 3.2% 82.3% 6
Mekhi Blackmon 22.1% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 80.0% 3

New England Patriots

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
66 (17th) 48.5% (32nd) 50.0% (1st)
  • Dime personnel rate: 25.8% (4th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 40.5% (7th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Matthew Judon 75.8% 87.5% 69.0% 67.2 16.7% 25.0%
Deatrich Wise Jr. 62.1% 58.3% 64.3% 55.8 4.4% 13.0%
Josh Uche 36.4% 16.7% 47.6% 85.1 29.4% 23.5%
Keion White 34.8% 41.7% 31.0% 70.3 23.1% 30.8%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Davon Godchaux 62.1% 75.0% 54.8% 56.4 0.0% 0.0%
Christian Barmore 56.1% 62.5% 52.4% 63.6 14.3% 19.1%
Lawrence Guy Sr. 47.0% 50.0% 45.2% 50.8 0.0% 0.0%
Daniel Ekuale 28.8% 16.7% 35.7% 58.1 7.7% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Ja'Whaun Bentley 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 15.2% 10
Jahlani Tavai 56.1% 61.5% 35.7% 8.1% 3
Mack Wilson Sr. 15.2% 17.3% 7.1% 10.0% 1
Marte Mapu 13.6% 17.3% 0.0% 33.3% 3
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Kyle Dugger 100.0% 6.1% 0.0% 34.8% 31.8% 28.8%
Jabrill Peppers 87.9% 8.6% 1.7% 29.3% 41.4% 17.2%
Myles Bryant 66.7% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5% 4.5% 86.4%
Adrian Phillips 25.8% 0.0% 11.8% 52.9% 17.6% 17.6%
Jalen Mills 13.6% 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 66.7% 22.2%
  • Trending up: It’s worth noting that Kyle Dugger played 100% of New England's defensive snaps for the first time since 2020, which is a huge boost for his potential production as a player who was in the mid-70% range of snaps the past two seasons. It’s a very positive sign going forward. Dugger didn’t have an overly productive day in Week 1, but his usage and every-down role is exactly what we want from our IDP safeties.
  • Waiver wire: Jabrill Peppers had strong usage as well and appears to have taken over a starting safety role in this defense. Peppers was productive with his snaps and could be worth adding in deeper leagues.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Christian Gonzalez 100.0% 1.5% 1.5% 4.5% 92.4% 10
Jonathan Jones 80.3% 0.0% 0.0% 7.5% 90.6% 3
Marcus Jones 36.4% 0.0% 0.0% 37.5% 58.3% 1

New Orleans Saints

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
63 (T-23rd) 50.8% (31st) 49.2% (2nd)
  • Dime personnel rate: 19.1% (7th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 23.3% (20th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Cameron Jordan 85.7% 85.0% 86.0% 65.5 5.9% 14.7%
Carl Granderson 74.6% 70.0% 76.7% 81.3 21.4% 17.9%
Tanoh Kpassagnon 42.9% 25.0% 51.2% 76.1 23.8% 23.8%
Payton Turner 11.1% 20.0% 7.0% 55.7 0.0% 33.3%
  • Trending up: This was a positive matchup for the Saints defensive line, as pointed out in the Week 1 rankings article, and Granderson took advantage of that matchup with 1.5 sacks. He also led the team in pass-rush grade and tied for the most pressures (five) on the team in this game. If he continues to put together strong pass-rushing performances, then he could be in weekly start territory with his snap share.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Nathan Shepherd 50.8% 75.0% 39.5% 53.0 0.0% 0.0%
Khalen Saunders 44.4% 65.0% 34.9% 74.8 7.1% 0.0%
Bryan Bresee 41.3% 25.0% 48.8% 57.3 5.0% 15.0%
Malcolm Roach 30.2% 35.0% 27.9% 60.6 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Demario Davis 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 15.9% 10
Pete Werner 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 11.1% 7
Zack Baun 25.4% 32.7% 0.0% 6.3% 1
Ryan Connelly 1.6% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Tyrann Mathieu 100.0% 1.6% 11.1% 28.6% 41.3% 15.9%
Marcus Maye 100.0% 1.6% 6.3% 11.1% 69.8% 11.1%
Jordan Howden 19.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Paulson Adebo 100.0% 1.6% 3.2% 9.5% 87.3% 4
Marshon Lattimore 95.2% 0.0% 3.3% 6.7% 88.3% 6
Alontae Taylor 68.3% 0.0% 4.7% 95.3% 2.3% 9
Ugo Amadi 4.8% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 1
Isaac Yiadom 4.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 1

New York Giants

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
58 (28th) 72.4% (21st) 27.6% (10th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 35.7% (10th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Kayvon Thibodeaux 72.4% 66.7% 78.6% 56.2 0.0% 0.0%
Azeez Ojulari 55.2% 46.7% 64.3% 55.1 6.3% 0.0%
Jihad Ward 44.8% 53.3% 35.7% 54.1 0.0% 12.5%
Boogie Basham 25.9% 30.0% 21.4% 55.9 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Dexter Lawrence 63.8% 53.3% 75.0% 74.7 22.2% 22.2%
Leonard Williams 55.2% 46.7% 64.3% 64.6 0.0% 0.0%
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 46.6% 53.3% 39.3% 55.7 0.0% 0.0%
A'Shawn Robinson 34.5% 50.0% 17.9% 55.9 0.0% 0.0%
Jordon Riley 29.3% 40.0% 17.9% 57.4 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Bobby Okereke 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 8.6% 5
Micah McFadden 74.1% 88.1% 37.5% 20.9% 9
Isaiah Simmons 25.9% 11.9% 62.5% 6.7% 1
  • Point of interest: Bobby Okereke played an every-down role but managed just five tackles on the day. Micah McFadden led the team in total tackles but on fewer than 75% of defensive snaps, expect Okereke to out-produce McFadden more often than not. Isaiah Simmons is not worth trusting in fantasy playing only a quarter of the defensive snaps and spending about 40% of his snaps blitzing.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Xavier McKinney 100.0% 3.4% 5.2% 34.5% 53.4% 6.9%
Jason Pinnock 100.0% 1.7% 3.4% 31.0% 50.0% 10.3%
Dane Belton 10.3% 16.7% 33.3% 66.7% 0.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Adoree' Jackson 91.4% 0.0% 7.5% 47.2% 45.3% 7
Tre Hawkins III 87.9% 0.0% 13.7% 5.9% 80.4% 1
Deonte Banks 43.1% 0.0% 4.0% 12.0% 84.0% 2
Nick McCloud 32.8% 0.0% 0.0% 5.3% 94.7% 1
Darnay Holmes 6.9% 0.0% 25.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0

New York Jets

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
69 (13th) 72.5% (20th) 26.1% (14th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 21.6% (21st)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jermaine Johnson 71.0% 66.7% 72.5% 59.2 8.3% 8.3%
John Franklin-Myers 59.4% 55.6% 60.8% 60.6 16.7% 26.7%
Micheal Clemons 33.3% 55.6% 25.5% 56.2 7.7% 7.7%
Bryce Huff 33.3% 5.6% 43.1% 71.5 14.3% 19.1%
Will McDonald IV 18.8% 16.7% 19.6% 58.3 0.0% 0.0%
  • Waiver wire: Jermaine Johnson led the Jets edge defenders in playing time this week with Carl Lawson inactive. It’s unclear how long Lawson will be out.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Quinnen Williams 75.4% 66.7% 78.4% 66.8 15.4% 12.8%
Quinton Jefferson 49.3% 44.4% 51.0% 70.4 16.0% 20.0%
Solomon Thomas 30.4% 50.0% 23.5% 52.8 0.0% 8.3%
Al Woods 29.0% 38.9% 25.5% 59.7 0.0% 7.7%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
C.J. Mosley 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 11.6% 8
Quincy Williams 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 14.5% 10
Jamien Sherwood 5.8% 5.4% 7.7% 50.0% 2
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Jordan Whitehead 98.6% 1.5% 0.0% 5.9% 69.1% 25.0%
Tony Adams 97.1% 1.5% 0.0% 17.9% 44.8% 35.8%
Adrian Amos 14.5% 0.0% 0.0% 30.0% 30.0% 40.0%
Ashtyn Davis 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
D.J. Reed 100.0% 1.4% 2.9% 0.0% 97.1% 10
Sauce Gardner 100.0% 0.0% 4.3% 0.0% 95.7% 5
Michael Carter II 81.2% 5.4% 7.1% 91.1% 0.0% 4

Philadelphia Eagles

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
80 (T-2nd) 73.8% (18th) 26.3% (13th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 6.3% (15th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 18.3% (25th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Josh Sweat 73.8% 75.0% 73.3% 53.6 4.6% 4.6%
Haason Reddick 72.5% 80.0% 70.0% 70.0 19.1% 11.9%
Brandon Graham 26.3% 15.0% 30.0% 67.5 6.7% 6.7%
Derek Barnett 20.0% 25.0% 18.3% 52.2 0.0% 0.0%
Nolan Smith 8.8% 5.0% 10.0% 63.2 20.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: Haason Reddick had a very quiet day in the box score but posted five total pressures and will be in for better days ahead.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Fletcher Cox 62.5% 65.0% 61.7% 63.2 13.9% 5.6%
Jalen Carter 50.0% 30.0% 56.7% 90.5 25.0% 25.0%
Jordan Davis 43.8% 65.0% 36.7% 62.2 9.1% 9.1%
Milton Williams 41.3% 35.0% 43.3% 60.8 12.0% 12.0%
Kentavius Street 7.5% 15.0% 5.0% 56.1 0.0% 0.0%
Marlon Tuipulotu 7.5% 15.0% 5.0% 56.1 0.0% 0.0%
  • Rookie watch: Jalen Carter led all rookie defenders with a 92.1 defensive grade, which included a 90.5 pass-rush grade, eight pressures and a sack. Carter is talented enough to be considered a weekly starter in DT-required leagues.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Zach Cunningham 87.5% 91.4% 75.0% 7.1% 5
Nakobe Dean 61.3% 65.5% 55.0% 16.3% 8
Christian Elliss 42.5% 34.5% 60.0% 11.8% 4
  • Injury: Nakobe Dean suffered a foot injury in the third quarter and did not return to this game. He was the team’s lead linebacker prior to the injury. Dean is expected to miss multiple weeks.
  • Waiver wire: Zach Cunningham would be the top target here where available, but in leagues that have already been paying attention to these starters in the preseason, Cunningham is likely already rostered. Christian Elliss is the more widely available linebacker in IDP leagues, but the team also signed Rashaan Evans, who could push for a starting role after this week, if not right away. The Eagles play on a short week so Elliss’ familiarity with the defense should help his case for more playing time than Evans in Week 2.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Reed Blankenship 97.5% 3.8% 0.0% 10.3% 82.1% 7.7%
Justin Evans 96.3% 0.0% 0.0% 13.0% 64.9% 22.1%
Terrell Edmunds 12.5% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 30.0% 20.0%
  • Trending up: Reed Blankenship would be the top Eagles’ safety to target on the waiver wire if available. He has performed well as a starter, earning a 78.9 overall grade last season and an 82.6 grade in Week 1. He added a team-leading 11 total tackles to his strong game.
  • Waiver wire: After Blankenship, Justin Evans should be in consideration as he played an every-down role and finished second on the team in tackles. He could potentially have less stability than Blankenship for the entire season so would be a deeper league consideration right now.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Darius Slay 100.0% 0.0% 7.5% 0.0% 92.5% 7
James Bradberry 90.0% 0.0% 4.2% 2.8% 93.1% 5
Avonte Maddox 88.8% 0.0% 7.0% 94.4% 1.4% 12
Josh Jobe 10.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 2

Pittsburgh Steelers

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
68 (T-14th) 79.4% (13th) 16.2% (23rd)
  • Dime personnel rate: 10.3% (12th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 38.2% (9th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Alex Highsmith 72.1% 73.5% 70.6% 58.7 10.0% 10.0%
T.J. Watt 70.6% 55.9% 85.3% 94.9 23.1% 23.1%
Markus Golden 36.8% 47.1% 26.5% 54.7 0.0% 0.0%
Nick Herbig 23.5% 29.4% 17.6% 53.1 0.0% 0.0%
  • Point of interest: T.J. Watt had a dominant performance and looked like his old self, earning a 94.9 pass-rush grade, which led all defensive linemen in Week 1. That allowed him to total six pressures and three sacks in this game, looking like the elite ED1 option IDP managers expect.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Larry Ogunjobi 63.2% 61.8% 64.7% 74.2 22.7% 18.2%
Montravius Adams 50.0% 55.9% 44.1% 65.7 13.3% 0.0%
Isaiahh Loudermilk 45.6% 61.8% 29.4% 59.1 10.0% 20.0%
Keeanu Benton 42.6% 50.0% 35.3% 82.9 16.7% 8.3%
DeMarvin Leal 38.2% 47.1% 29.4% 60.3 0.0% 10.0%
Cameron Heyward 20.6% 14.7% 26.5% 62.2 11.1% 11.1%
  • Injury: Cameron Heyward suffered a groin injury that will require surgery and cause him to miss multiple months. Heyward was a top-12 drafted defensive tackle in IDP leagues again this season which is a significant loss for fantasy managers.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Cole Holcomb 77.9% 79.6% 71.4% 9.4% 5
Kwon Alexander 69.1% 72.2% 57.1% 21.3% 10
Elandon Roberts 42.6% 48.1% 21.4% 24.1% 7
  • Point of interest: Cole Holcomb led the Steelers’ linebackers in defensive snaps but under 80% of defensive snaps is not what IDP managers will be hoping to see here. The Steelers’ linebacker deployment continued to be a similar situational rotation from last season which is going to create a fair bit of inconsistency on a weekly basis.
  • Fool’s gold: Kwon Alexander was the most productive Pittsburgh linebacker, leading the team in total tackles but at fewer than 70% this isn’t production to bet on going forward. At the most, he should be considered a deep league waiver add only.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Minkah Fitzpatrick 100.0% 5.9% 8.8% 19.1% 41.2% 19.1%
Damontae Kazee 72.1% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 89.8% 6.1%
Keanu Neal 48.5% 3.0% 15.2% 39.4% 18.2% 18.2%
  • Point of interest: Damontae Kazee played the second-most snaps among the Steelers’ safeties but this isn’t enough snaps to be worth a start in most leagues. There are too many 100% snap safeties that IDP managers should trust instead.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Patrick Peterson 98.5% 0.0% 17.9% 9.0% 73.1% 6
Levi Wallace 98.5% 0.0% 9.0% 1.5% 89.6% 3
Chandon Sullivan 19.1% 15.4% 0.0% 100.0% 7.7% 1
Joey Porter Jr. 10.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0

San Francisco 49ers

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
63 (T-23rd) 85.7% (8th) 12.7% (25th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 20.4% (24th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Nick Bosa 55.6% 77.8% 51.9% 74.8 25.9% 14.8%
Clelin Ferrell 49.2% 66.7% 46.3% 64.7 16.7% 8.3%
Drake Jackson 44.4% 22.2% 48.1% 77.7 24.0% 20.0%
Kerry Hyder Jr. 25.4% 22.2% 25.9% 76.6 28.6% 14.3%
Austin Bryant 25.4% 11.1% 27.8% 60.2 14.3% 14.3%
  • Waiver wire: Second-year edge defender Drake Jackson put up a very strong performance that included three sacks on five pressures. Jackson will be hard-pressed to repeat this performance but if he emerges as the clear second edge across from Nick Bosa there will be fantasy depth value in that role.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Javon Hargrave 66.7% 77.8% 64.8% 77.8 20.6% 8.8%
Arik Armstead 65.1% 88.9% 61.1% 75.5 21.9% 15.6%
Javon Kinlaw 38.1% 22.2% 40.7% 59.7 9.5% 9.5%
Kevin Givens 31.7% 22.2% 33.3% 76.6 29.4% 11.8%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Fred Warner 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 14.3% 9
Dre Greenlaw 96.8% 100.0% 89.5% 9.8% 6
Oren Burks 12.7% 13.6% 10.5% 12.5% 1
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Tashaun Gipson Sr. 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.7% 77.8% 9.5%
Talanoa Hufanga 96.8% 4.9% 3.3% 16.4% 70.5% 8.2%
George Odum 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Deommodore Lenoir 87.3% 3.6% 7.3% 41.8% 52.7% 9
Charvarius Ward 81.0% 0.0% 3.9% 0.0% 96.1% 6
Isaiah Oliver 52.4% 0.0% 6.1% 90.9% 0.0% 3
Ambry Thomas 54.0% 0.0% 5.9% 0.0% 94.1% 6
Samuel Womack III 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0

Seattle Seahawks

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
81 (1st) 90.1% (3rd) 9.9% (27th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 21.0% (6th)
  • Pass blitz rate: 34.2% (13th)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Uchenna Nwosu 76.5% 77.5% 75.6% 54.6 7.4% 11.1%
Boye Mafe 53.1% 65.0% 41.5% 55.7 6.3% 6.3%
Darrell Taylor 45.7% 35.0% 56.1% 57.1 10.0% 10.0%
Derick Hall 24.7% 22.5% 26.8% 51.6 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jarran Reed 72.8% 75.0% 70.7% 57.3 11.1% 11.1%
Dre'Mont Jones 67.9% 67.5% 68.3% 51.8 3.9% 0.0%
Mike Morris 32.1% 37.5% 26.8% 60.7 9.1% 0.0%
Mario Edwards Jr. 29.6% 32.5% 26.8% 60.8 9.1% 0.0%
Myles Adams 2.5% 0.0% 4.9% 58.0 0.0% 0.0%
Cameron Young 2.5% 5.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Bobby Wagner 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 23.5% 19
Jordyn Brooks 64.2% 74.2% 31.6% 21.2% 11
Devin Bush 25.9% 29.0% 15.8% 4.8% 1
  • Point of interest: Jordyn Brooks is just nine months removed from a torn ACL and while he was eased back into action in his first game back, that didn’t stop him from being incredibly productive with his opportunities. A larger snap share for Brooks is going to be important for reliable and consistent weekly production but after looking healthy out there, he could be on the rise next week.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Quandre Diggs 100.0% 0.0% 1.2% 1.2% 92.6% 4.9%
Julian Love 100.0% 0.0% 6.2% 40.7% 38.3% 14.8%
Coby Bryant 79.0% 7.8% 6.3% 25.0% 0.0% 62.5%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Tariq Woolen 100.0% 2.5% 1.2% 0.0% 93.8% 2
Tre Brown 75.3% 0.0% 3.3% 4.9% 85.2% 4
Artie Burns 22.2% 5.6% 0.0% 94.4% 0.0% 2
Michael Jackson 25.9% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 85.7% 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
64 (T-20th) 90.6% (2nd) 9.4% (30th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 0.0% (T-23rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 52.1% (2nd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Shaquil Barrett 60.9% 68.8% 58.3% 57.5 0.0% 10.0%
Joe Tryon-Shoyinka 60.9% 75.0% 56.3% 55.9 6.7% 6.7%
Yaya Diaby 40.6% 25.0% 45.8% 59.5 11.1% 0.0%
Anthony Nelson 39.1% 31.3% 41.7% 75.8 21.4% 21.4%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Logan Hall 62.5% 68.8% 60.4% 57.5 7.1% 3.6%
Vita Vea 59.4% 68.8% 56.3% 55.3 4.0% 0.0%
Mike Greene 46.9% 62.5% 41.7% 57.4 5.0% 0.0%
Greg Gaines 40.6% 37.5% 41.7% 58.3 5.0% 5.0%
Calijah Kancey 17.2% 12.5% 18.8% 66.7 11.1% 22.2%
William Gholston 17.2% 25.0% 14.6% 55.3 0.0% 0.0%
  • Waiver wire: DT-required leagues may want to consider Logan Hall as a potential stash after leading all Bucs’ interior players in snaps this week. It was a quiet day in the stat sheet, but it appears Tampa Bay is willing to lean on him more in Year 2.
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Devin White 98.4% 98.0% 100.0% 19.0% 12
Lavonte David 95.3% 95.9% 93.3% 13.1% 8
SirVocea Dennis 4.7% 4.1% 6.7% 0.0% 0
K.J. Britt 3.1% 4.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Ryan Neal 100.0% 4.7% 1.6% 23.4% 53.1% 20.3%
Antoine Winfield Jr. 98.4% 6.3% 4.8% 27.0% 61.9% 6.3%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Carlton Davis III 100.0% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 96.9% 12
Jamel Dean 98.4% 3.2% 14.3% 0.0% 85.7% 6
Christian Izien 56.3% 22.2% 5.6% 86.1% 5.6% 5

Tennessee Titans

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
65 (T-18th) 76.9% (14th) 20.0% (19th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 27.7% (2nd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 10.3% (31st)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Harold Landry III 87.7% 88.5% 87.2% 56.2 7.1% 7.1%
Denico Autry 56.9% 38.5% 69.2% 87.5 26.9% 26.9%
Arden Key 55.4% 42.3% 64.1% 67.5 24.0% 32.0%
Rashad Weaver 13.8% 11.5% 15.4% 53.8 0.0% 0.0%
Trevis Gipson 10.8% 7.7% 12.8% 54.8 0.0% 20.0%
  • Point of interest: In his first game back from a torn ACL, Harold Landry stepped right back into his volume-heavy role for the Titans’ defense. Landry was quiet in this game with just a single tackle and two total pressures but he’ll have much better games with that workload.
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jeffery Simmons 95.4% 92.3% 97.4% 76.4 16.2% 10.8%
Teair Tart 63.1% 84.6% 48.7% 59.3 0.0% 5.9%
Kyle Peko 33.8% 53.8% 20.5% 55.5 0.0% 0.0%
Naquan Jones 20.0% 38.5% 7.7% 56.4 0.0% 0.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Azeez Al-Shaair 98.5% 100.0% 94.1% 7.8% 5
Jack Gibbens 64.6% 77.1% 29.4% 11.9% 5
  • Fool’s gold: Jack Gibbens was the Titans’ most productive linebacker but at 65% of snaps compared to 98% for Azeez Al-Shaair, expect that to be an outlier going forward. Al-Shaair remains the top Titans’ linebacker to roster in IDP with Gibbens being more of deep leagues only.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Kevin Byard 100.0% 0.0% 1.5% 24.6% 61.5% 12.3%
Amani Hooker 83.1% 0.0% 0.0% 35.2% 18.5% 46.3%
Elijah Molden 75.4% 2.0% 0.0% 20.4% 28.6% 51.0%
Mike Brown 7.7% 0.0% 0.0% 40.0% 40.0% 20.0%
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Sean Murphy-Bunting 100.0% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 76.9% 4
Roger McCreary 87.7% 1.8% 8.8% 36.8% 50.9% 4
Kristian Fulton 32.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 4
Kindle Vildor 13.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 1

Washington Commanders

Team Ranks
Defensive snaps (Weekly rank) Zone coverage rate Man coverage rate
62 (25th) 64.5% (27th) 35.5% (5th)
  • Dime personnel rate: 27.4% (3rd)
  • Pass blitz rate: 21.1% (22nd)
EDGE
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Montez Sweat 82.3% 75.0% 86.8% 71.8 10.3% 10.3%
James Smith-Williams 67.7% 70.8% 65.8% 67.1 14.3% 9.5%
Casey Toohill 46.8% 50.0% 44.7% 55.0 0.0% 0.0%
Andre Jones Jr. 6.5% 8.3% 5.3% 58.3 0.0% 0.0%
DEFENSIVE INTERIOR
Player Total defensive snap share Run down snap share Pass down snap share Pass-rush grade rate Win rate Pressure rate
Jonathan Allen 91.9% 91.7% 92.1% 75.0 19.4% 12.9%
Daron Payne 80.6% 79.2% 81.6% 60.4 6.9% 0.0%
John Ridgeway 25.8% 33.3% 21.1% 57.2 0.0% 0.0%
Abdullah Anderson 16.1% 16.7% 15.8% 67.1 0.0% 20.0%
LINEBACKER
Player Total defensive snap share 1st/2nd down snap share 3rd/4th down snap share Tackle efficiency Total Tackles (PFF)
Cody Barton 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 6.5% 4
Jamin Davis 64.5% 78.3% 25.0% 15.0% 6
  • Trending up: Cody Barton was the lone every-down linebacker for the Commanders, so while he only managed four tackles on the day he is the Commanders linebacker to roster going forward, assuming this usage remains the same.
  • Trending down: After pegging Jamin Davis as a potential breakout candidate this offseason, in large part due to assuming he would take over the full-time role this season, he played just 65% of snaps and came off the field way too much to trust next week and going forward.
SAFETY
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Defensive line % Box % Deep safety % Slot %
Kamren Curl 100.0% 4.8% 6.5% 46.8% 21.0% 25.8%
Darrick Forrest 100.0% 0.0% 1.6% 24.2% 54.8% 17.7%
Percy Butler 53.2% 3.0% 3.0% 21.2% 72.7% 3.0%
  • Point of interest: The reason that Kamren Curl was ranked as the third overall safety for IDP heading into this season is because of his box-heavy role and potential to put up strong tackle numbers. He did exactly that in Week 1 with 10 total tackles and a 47% snap share in the box. He will continue to be a top IDP safety option going forward.
CORNERBACK
Player Total defensive snap share Blitz rate Box snap % Slot snap % Wide Corner % Targets faced
Kendall Fuller 100.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 96.8% 4
Benjamin St-Juste 100.0% 1.6% 24.2% 58.1% 14.5% 4
Emmanuel Forbes 64.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 4

Data keys

  • Tackle efficiency = Percentage of snaps where that IDP was in on a tackle. Average tackle efficiency for linebackers in 2022 is 12.3% (min. 100 snaps).
  • Win rate = Percentage of snaps that a defensive lineman won their rep against a blocker. Average win rate for edge defenders in 2022 is 12.1% (min. 100 snaps). Average win rate for interior defenders in 2022 is 8.7% (min. 100 snaps).
  • Pressure rate = Percentage of pass-rush snaps that resulted in a pressure. Average pressure rate for edge defenders in 2022 is 9.2% (min. 100 snaps). Average pressure rate for interior defenders in 2022 is 6.1% (min. 100 snaps).
  • Pass-rush grade = PFF pass-rush grade, taking into account the quality of every pass-rush snap for every player on every play. Average pass-rush grade for edge defenders in 2022 is 63.0 (min. 100 snaps). Average pass-rush grade for interior defenders in 2022 is 61.3 (min. 100 snaps).
  • +EPA allowed % = The percentage of plays against the defense that resulted in positive expected points added for the offense.
  • Zone coverage rate = Percentage of Cover-2, Cover-3 (+variations), Cover-4/quarters, and Cover-6 snaps played by the defense.
  • Man coverage rate = Percentage of Cover-1, Cover-0, and Cover-2-Man snaps played by the defense.
  • Dime personnel rate = Percentage of snaps the defense spent with six defensive backs on the field at once, typically at the cost of a linebacker.
  • Blitz rate = Percentage of snaps where the defense sent at least one extra pass rusher on a given play.
  • Box snaps = Snaps where the defensive player is lined up in a linebacker or strong safety alignment (within 2-10 yards of the line of scrimmage).
  • Free safety snaps = Snaps where the defensive player is lined up more than 10.5 yards from the line of scrimmage.
  • Slot corner snaps = Snaps where the defensive player is lined up covering an eligible receiver who is aligned inside of an outside receiving option.
  • Outside corner snaps = Snaps where the defensive player is the widest outside defender to any given side where there is a wide receiver aligned.
  • Defensive line snaps = Snaps where the defensive player is lined up on or within 1.5 yards of the line of scrimmage.
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