Bills snap counts: Depth chart breakdown vs. Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills got after it against the Miami Dolphins and ended up taking a close win, 21-14, on Sunday evening in Week 18.

But who exactly were the ones on the field for the Bills (11-6) doing all the dirty work against the Dolphins (11-6)?

More often than not, taking a look in between the lines at snap count totals for Buffalo’s players can give us some insight as to what went down in between the lines on the gridiron.

There is always plenty to discover when looking at these finer details.

With that, here’s how the Bills depth chart broke down via snap counts in their latest win against the Dolphins:


  • OL Dion Dawkins was the only lineman to miss snaps. He sustained a hand injury but returned. 

  • RB Leonard Fournette was active for the second time this season. RB Latavius Murray was inactive and RB Ty Johnson was injured (concussion). 

  • WR Trent Sherfield saw a season-high percent of snaps after WR Gabe Davis left the game due to a knee injury

  • OL David Edwards appeared in heavy packages again with nine total snaps played. 

  • TE Dalton Kincaid out-snapped TE Dawson Knox for the second-straight game. Prior to that, Knox had more in two games in a row after returning from a hand injury. 


  • DE Von Miller returned to the lineup after he was inactive two weeks ago

  • CB Rasul Douglas left the contest due to a knee injury and CB Dane Jackson stepped in for him. 

  • S Taylor Rapp played in numerous dime packages with an extra defensive back for the Bills.

  • LB Tyrel Dodson picked up a shoulder injury and LB Baylon Spector played a season-high 19 snaps on defense in replacing him over rookie LB Dorian Williams. 

  • DE Leonard Floyd led Bills pass rushers in snaps after DE Greg Rousseau has in most previous weeks. 

  • DT Ed Oliver played in his second-most snaps of the season. 

  • DT Poona Ford was active over DT Linval Joseph. 

Special teams

  • Tier 1 snaps for special teams were FB Reggie Gilliam, TE Quintin Morris. 

  • WR Deonte Harty saw five snaps on special teams, including his 96-yard punt return touchdown. 

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire