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Snap Counts: Texans vs. Saints

Join us as we dig through the numbers from the Texans’ preseason loss to the Saints.

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The Texans’ clash against the Saints this weekend may have ended up being disappointing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do some analysis on just who was getting the playing time in advance of this weekend’s roster cuts.

Texans vs Saints Snap Counts

Name: Total Snaps Taken: Percentage Of Snaps Taken:
Name: Total Snaps Taken: Percentage Of Snaps Taken:
Offense:
Dres Anderson WR 54 75%
Jaelen Strong WR 52 72%
Chad Slade G 47 65%
Julien Davenport T 47 65%
Kyle Fuller C 47 65%
Rashaun Allen TE 42 58%
Deshaun Watson QB 35 49%
Tyler Ervin RB 32 44%
Greg Mancz C 30 42%
Bruce Ellington WR 27 38%
Chris Thompson WR 26 36%
Tom Savage QB 26 35%
Breno Giacomini T 25 35%
Jeff Allen G 25 35%
Kendall Lamm T 25 35%
Nick Martin C 25 35%
David Quessenberry T 24 33%
Josh Walker G 24 33%
Dale Ogunbowale RB 23 32%
Xavier Su'a Filo G 23 32%
Wendall Williams WR 22 31%
Stephen Anderson TE 19 26%
Ryan Griffin TE 15 21%
Brandon Weeden QB 12 17%
Jordan Todman RB 10 14%
Jay Prosch FB 9 12%
Justin Hardee WR 9 12%
Eric Austell C 9 12%
Laurence Gibson T 9 12%
Germone Hopper WR 9 12%
Lamar Miller RB 7 10%
Evan Baylis TE 5 7%
Defense:
Kurtis Drummond S 47 67%
Ufomba Kamalu DE 43 61%
Treston Decoud DB 41 59%
Dee Virgin CB 36 51%
Carlos Watkins DT 34 49%
Brennan Scarlett LB 31 44%
Bryce Jones CB 31 44%
Corey Moore FS 27 39%
Eric Lee LB 27 39%
Dylan Cole LB 25 36%
Tony Washington LB 25 36%
Marcus Gilchrist FS 25 36%
Eli Ankou DT 23 33%
Kareem Jackson CB 22 31%
Brian Peters LB 21 30%
Zach Cunningham LB 21 30%
KJ Dillon S 21 30%
Rickey Hatley NT 21 30%
Andre Hal FS 20 29%
Kevin Johnson CB 20 29%
Shakeel Rashad LB 19 27%
Marcus Roberson CB 19 27%
David Ross DE 18 26%
Christian Covington DE 17 24%
Eddie Pleasant SS 16 23%
Benardrick McKinney LB 16 23%
Brian Cushing LB 14 20%
Jonathan Joseph CB 14 20%
Whitney Mercilus LB 13 19%
Joel Heath DE 13 19%
Avery Williams LB 11 16%
Brandon Dunn DE 11 16%
DJ Reader NT 9 13%
Mike Catpano LB 8 11%
J.J Watt DE 4 6%
Jadeveon Clowney LB 4 6%
Matt Godin DE 3 4%

THINGS OF NOTE:

  • We got to see the first NFL snaps of seventh round pick Kyle Fuller, who finally logged his first professional snap against the Saints.
  • This was the game this season that Tom Savage had a Quarterback Rating under 90.
  • Considering he charted the most snaps of any Texans RB this weekend, it’s probably not surprising that Tyler Ervin set career-high marks for rushing attempts and targets.
  • UDFA NT Rickey Hatley is making a very strong case for backing up D.J. Reader. Hatley had another sack against the Saints to add to the one he had against the Patriots.
  • Trivia Question: The Texans’ loss to the Saints was the third time in the team’s history that they had been shut out during the preseason. Can you tell me the other two teams were responsible for shutting out the Texans in the preseason?

That’s it for this week’s snap numbers. What did you folks make of Kyle Fuller’s first NFL snaps? Can you answer our trivia question without looking the answer up? Let us know in the comments below.