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Snap Counts: Texans vs. Lions

Join BRB as we delve into this week's snap count numbers.

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Total Snaps Taken:

Percentage of Snaps Taken:

Duane Brown T 67 100%
Chris Clark T 67 100%
Jeff Allen G 67 100%
Brock Osweiler QB 67 100%
Xavier Su'a-Filo G 67 100%
Greg Mancz C 67 100%
DeAndre Hopkins WR 66 99%
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE 48 72%
Will Fuller WR 47 70%
Lamar Miller RB 33 49%
Braxton Miller WR 31 46%
Ryan Griffin TE 30 45%
Jay Prosch FB 19 28%
Jonathan Grimes RB 17 25%
Alfred Blue RB 15 22%
Jaelen Strong WR 13 19%
Stephen Anderson TE 10 15%
Kendall Lamm T 5 7%
Tyler Ervin RB 1 1%



Total Snaps Taken:

Percentage of Snaps Taken:

Whitney Mercilus LB 61 100%
Corey Moore FS 60 98%
Andre Hal FS 60 98%
A.J. Bouye CB 60 98%
Johnathan Joseph CB 58 95%
Benardrick McKinney LB 55 90%
Jadeveon Clowney LB 53 87%
Kareem Jackson CB 48 79%
John Simon LB 42 69%
Brian Cushing LB 40 66%
D.J. Reader NT 28 46%
Antonio Smith DE 27 44%
Eddie Pleasant SS 25 41%
Vince Wilfork NT 19 31%
Christian Covington DE 16 26%
Joel Heath DE 14 23%
Max Bullough LB 4 7%
Charles James CB 1 2%


  • Each week, it seems to become more and more a competition for targets within the two positional groups on the Texans' offense. The WRs collectively managed 14 total targets this week while the TEs collectively managed 12. What's interesting to note that this is also the first week since the Patriots game that the Texans have had all three of their TEs dressed, and all three saw usage (some of them heavier than others).
  • In terms of DeAndre Hopkins' season, it's obviously been not as good as last year's monster performance.  Just how much have things changed? Well, I went through the first eight games of this season and compared them to eight games of last season to see just how much the drop-off has been:
  • Year Targets Receptions Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns Targets/Receptions Percentage:
    2015 112 66 870 12.7 6 58%
    2016 76 40 434 10.9 3 52%

These numbers are tilted somewhat by the addition of Will Fuller and the offense actually having other competent targets to go to this year, but it's still a massive decrease in terms of Hopkins' overall production and the kind of opportunities he is getting in this offense.

  • Season-high snap counts this week for Jay Prosch and Jonathan Grimes. Grimes in particular only saw two carries and no targets in the passing game, which might mean that he could be a designated blocker in pass protection.
  • Season-high snap count numbers for A.J. Bouye as well, who just continues to be something of a breakout star at corner this season.

What say you about this week's numbers? Anything stand out from the Detroit game? Anything from the first eight games stand out to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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