NFL Snap Counts Breakdown: Week 5
Andrew Cooper analyzes Week 5 snap counts for position battles across the NFL, and breaks down what should be expected going forward.
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Five weeks in and there are still surprises popping up within the snap count numbers each week, whether it be a young wide receiver quietly getting his first shot or perhaps a tight end switching from a primary blocking role to a more target...
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Chris Carson (foot) was limited in practice on Friday.
Carson is tentatively on track to play on Monday Night Football, but coach Pete Carroll is the most optimistic person on the planet. It makes reading into his injury press conferences a worthless endeavour. All eyes are on Saturday's final injury report. A full practice would suggest he's actually ready for Week 12 against the Eagles. Carlos Hyde handled a full workload last week while Carson watched on the sideline.
Added Yesterday 8:44 pm (EST)
B. Jones - C
Titans C Ben Jones (knee) and LG Rodger Saffold are questionable for Week 12 against the Colts.
Both interior linemen were held to limited practices all week and are squarely game-time decisions. The Titans offensive line has taken a beating recently with LT Taylor Lewan (ACL) and backup LT Ty Sambrailo both on injured reserve. A team predicated on play-action passing and running the ball between the tackles needs quality offensive line play to stay competitive.
Added Yesterday 8:36 pm (EST)
A. Jackson - DB
Titans CB Adoree' Jackson (knee) is out for Week 12 against the Colts.
Jackson hasn't played this season and didn't practice this week either. He's still week to week with his lingering knee injury, and the team obviously believes he has a chance to play as he hasn't been sent to the injured reserve again. The Titans defense has been exposed by quality offenses all season.
Added Yesterday 8:32 pm (EST)
Adam Humphries (concussion) is out for Week 12 against the Colts.
Humphries was carted after taking a horrendous hit to the helmet on November 1. He hasn't cleared concussion protocols and is yet to practice in full. Humphries is still week to week, leaving A.J. Brown and Corey Davis as the clear-cut top options for Ryan Tannehill in the passing game.
Added Yesterday 8:28 pm (EST)
A. Peat - OG
Saints LG Andrus Peat (concussion) is out for Week 12 against the Broncos.
Peat left Week 11 with a concussion and didn't clear protocols. He's week to week. It puts more pressure on Taysom Hill, who led a more balanced Week 11 attack than expected. Of course, the Broncos defense is a much tougher challenge than the Falcons, especially in the altitude.
Added Yesterday 8:14 pm (EST)
G. Fant - OT
Jets RT George Fant (knee, ankle) is doubtful for Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Doubtful means out in the NFL almost every time, and to make matters worse, Sam Darnold will be without backup RT Chuma Edoga, who was also listed as doubtful. It's a concerning development for Darnold's return, especially given the coaching mismatch in this game. Darnold at least has his starting three-receiver set for the first time of 2020.
Added Yesterday 8:03 pm (EST)
D. Fowler - DL
Falcons DE Dante Fowler (hamstring) is questionable for Week 12 against the Raiders.
A few days removed from the COVID-19 list, Fowler went from limited to did not practice on Friday. It's a worrisome downgrade for the Falcons' top edge rusher. The Falcons offense is deservedly getting the attention with injuries, but losing Fowler would be a troubling development with the efficient Raiders coming to Atlanta.
Added Yesterday 7:58 pm (EST)
D. Smith - OT
Bucs LT Donovan Smith (ankle) is questionable for Week 12 against the Chiefs.
Smith was unable to practice all week long, a sign that he'll be either ruled out or will play at less than full health. It's poor timing with the Chiefs on the schedule and with other injuries on the offensive line. Ali Marpet is almost out of the concussion protocol, and A.Q. Shipley is about to undergo career-ending neck surgery. On defense, the Bucs won't have CB Jamel Dean.
Added Yesterday 7:52 pm (EST)