Chiefs snap counts: Daniel Sorensen plays fewest snaps in a game since 2015

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The Kansas City Chiefs defense forced four punts, two turnovers and a missed field goal on Sunday, leading to a disproportionate amount of snaps for the offense against the Washington Football Team. Kansas City had 23 more snaps on the offensive side of the ball as a result.

What else can we learn from this week’s snap counts? Here’s a look at how the snaps played out in Week 6:

*Snap counts via NFL Game Statistics and Information System

Observations

  • Darrel Williams played 72% of the offensive snaps compared to Jerick McKinnon’s 28% of the snaps. Fantasy owners will want to take note there. Derrick Gore only played special teams snaps during his Chiefs debut.

  • Demarcus Robinson had more snaps than Mecole Hardman for the second week in a row. Both players had productive games, but Robinson edged out Hardman after getting into the endzone. Tyreek Hill also managed fewer snaps than both players as he dealt with a quad contusion.

  • Josh Gordon played just 11 snaps in Week 6, just two more snaps than the week prior in his debut. It looks like the team is bringing him along a bit more slowly than we expected.

  • Noah Gray played the most snaps of his career on Sunday. Jody Fortson suffered a torn Achilles during the game, which was a cause for those increased snaps. Gray’s snaps should continue to trend upward, especially if Blake Bell remains out with a back injury.

  • Both Lucas Niang and Andrew Wylie were used as extra blockers on plays on several occasions. The Chiefs hadn’t done that much so far this season, but they seem to be resorting to it more frequently as of late.

  • Juan Thornhill and Rashad Fenton played 100% of the defensive snaps in Kansas City for the first time this season. They both performed admirably too, giving the defense some new life that it desperately needed.

  • Daniel Sorensen played the fewest combined defense and special teams snaps (27) in a single game since 2015. Andy Reid said sometimes it’s important for guys to take a step back to move forward, that seems to be the case here.

  • Ben Niemann didn’t get the start on Sunday, but the injury to Anthony Hitchens forced him to play the most snaps of any linebacker on the team (43). Alternatively, Willie Gay played fewer snaps this week than he did last week. It suggests that he’s still working his way back from his injury.

  • Jarran Reed played the most snaps of any defensive tackle on Sunday (40) and he showed up in the stat sheet with numerous pressures. It’s a start, but there is still room for improvement there.

  • Armani Watts, Dorian O’Daniel, Chris Lammons, Deandre Baker and Nick Allegretti were among the players who only played special teams snaps on Sunday.

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