AFC IDP Snap Counts: Week 15

Tom Kislingbury

This is it. Your fantasy league will be finishing up either this week or next week.

If you’re still in it and fighting for the titles: congratulations. If you’re just reading to plan ahead for next year: respect.

READ: NFC IDP Snap Counts: Week 15

Baltimore Ravens – 58 snaps

Corner Marcus peters missed his first game of the season. Anthony Averett (58) was his replacement.

Lineman Calais Campbell also missed the game. Worryingly he’s missed about five games this game (he played three snaps in one before getting hurt). He’s played 363 snaps this season – compared to over 800 the past five straight years.

Buffalo Bills – 64 snaps

There were no major changes this week for the Bills. They remain a boring, predictable 4-2-5 nickel defense.

Matt Milano (25) and AJ Klein (36) are sharing snaps every week now. Neither should be starting for you from here on in.

Cincinnati Bengals – 65 snaps

There were no major changes for the Bengals in their upset win over the Steelers.

Darius Phillips (65) was fit enough to be an every-snap corner and Akeem Davis-Gaither (17) played more than he has in a month at LB.

Cleveland Browns – 54 snaps

This was the lowest Browns defensive snap total all season.

Star corner Denzel Ward (54) played for the first time since week 11. MJ Stewart played just one snap.

Safety Andrew Sendejo missed his first game of the season so Karl Joseph and Sheldrick Redwine (both 54) manned the back end.

Denver Broncos – 73 snaps

It’s been super boring following this defense all season. They’re very repetitive. The biggest movement this week was Nate Hairston playing 16 snaps at corner.

Houston Texans – 54 snaps

This was the lowest count for the Texans all year long.

Defensive lineman Brandon Dunn and safety Justin Reid both missed the game. Auzoyah Alufohai (15) and AJ Moore (42) replaced them respectively.

Indianapolis Colts – 69 snaps

Corner Rock Ya-Sin has draft pedigree and a memorable name. But he’s playing sparingly – just 23 snaps this week. He’s averaged just 31 per game in the last month.

Excitingly edge rusher Kemoko Turay (33) played his highest snap total since week five 2019. The last time he played more than 33 was week seven 2018 – he had six pressures and a sack.

LB Bobby Okereke (48) continues to not be a full-time player. He’s overrated by the IDP community.

Jacksonville Jaguars – 66 snaps

Jarrod Wilson (66) was the only full-time safety with Josh Jones (35) and Andrew Wingard (28) sharing time again.

Corner Sidney Jones missed this week with Chris Claybrooks (40) stepping in.

Kansas City Chiefs – 55 snaps

The roller coaster continues with the Chiefs defense playing 28 snaps fewer than last week.

LB Damien Wilson remains out with Ben Niemann (47) playing nearly every snap. This will be Willie Gay’s job this time next year. Stay patient.

Las Vegas Raiders – 66 snaps

The Raiders’ best corner has been Nevin Lawson this season, which is not a good thing. He missed this game and the Raiders had to give Keisean Nixon 62 snaps. He allowed a perfect passer rating into his primary coverage.

DE Clelin Ferrell missed another game. This column’s recommendation remains to put offers in for him.

LB Nicholas Morrow did not play. Cory Littleton (65) played his first full game since week nine alongside Nick Kwiatkoski (66). Raekwon McMillan (28) was the third LB. You probably have a league mate who still insists McMillan is a good player.

At safety Johnathan Abram missed the game, opening the door for Dallin Leavitt (29) and Daryl Worley (37) who played safety.

This roster is atrocious.

Los Angeles Chargers – 76 snaps

The Chargers have not played more than 76 defensive snaps all season but they’ve hit this total four times now – weird.

Kenneth Murray (76) played every snap at LB. Nick Vigil (46) and Kyzir White (32) shared time.

Free safety Nasir Adderley missed this game with the injury he picked up last week. Jaylen Watkins (74) was the next man up. You can ignore him as an IDP.

Miami Dolphins – 55 snaps

Edge Kyle van Noy (55) returned after a week out. Emmanuel Ogbah (33) and Shaq Lawson (30) both lost playing time as a result.

LB Elandon Roberts played 46 naps next to Jerome Baker (55) as the Dolphins used a lot of two-LB looks against the Patriots. It’s normal to see defenses adjust their personnel to play the heavy Pats.

New England Patriots – 73 snaps

Corner Stephon Gilmore played just 24 snaps this game. Jonathan Jones (56) and Jason McCourty (50) both picked up playing time.

LB Ja’Whaun Bentley saw just 16 snaps before getting hurt. Terez Hall (64) played the most with Anfernee Jennings (45) next. Josh Uche (20) is having a rookie season to forget.

New York Jets – 59 snaps

Congratulations to the Jets on getting their first win!

Amazingly they did it with an injury crisis. Marcus Maye (59) has played almost every snap, but he was partnered by corner Arthur Maulet (59) with everyone else hurt.

Pittsburgh Steelers – 56 snaps

For the second game in a row, the Steelers did not have either Vince Williams or Robert Spillane available at LB. Avery Williamson (51) was again partnered by Marcus Allen (56) – who is a safety on

The other major change was the return of Joe Haden at cornerback. He played all 56 snaps. Cameron Sutton dropped to just 21 as a result.

Tennessee Titans – 65 snaps

There were no major changes to the Titans’ defensive personnel this week.

Interior lineman Larrell Murchison missed the game with Teair Tart (21) returning. Wow. That is scraping the barrel.

2020 eh?

Good luck in your league finals.

tom kislingbury