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Week 9 snap counts: Zay Jones leads all offensive weapons in snaps

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 brought happiness to the Radier Nation fanbase, as the thrilling victory propelled the squad to a .500 record and tied them with the Steelers for the No. 7 spot in the AFC playoff picture.

When the Raiders traded for Zay Jones on Oct. 8, fans welcomed a new receiving threat, but worried about the “bust” status that Bills Mafia had given him. Less than a month later, Jones led all Raider offensive weapons in snap counts, playing 10 percent more than Tyrell Williams.

That’s not to say that Jones has suddenly become Oakland’s No. 1 option. He’s likely still fourth in the pecking order when it comes to pass catchers behind Williams, Darren Waller, and even Hunter Renfrow. But it does mean that Jones has picked up this Jon Gruden offense quickly, which is a welcome sign as the team pushes forward.

Foster Moreau has seen his snap counts steadily increase as he gets more comfortable with his offensive responsibilities. He played a season-high 51 percent of snaps, with the Raiders opting for 12 personnel frequently as they ran Josh Jacobs straight into the teeth of the Detroit front.

For the second straight week, Karl Joseph and Tahir Whitehead played 100 percent of the defensive snaps, proving as pivotal pieces on a defense with limited depth. Don’t look now, but Maxx Crosby is trending in that direction as well, playing in 93 percent of snaps, his most of the season.

Week 9 Snap Counts

. . Offense . Defense . Special Tms .
. . Offense . Defense . Special Tms .
Player Pos Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
R Incognito G 72 100% 0 0% 6 23%
G Jackson G 72 100% 0 0% 6 23%
K Miller T 72 100% 0 0% 6 23%
D Carr QB 72 100% 0 0% 0 0%
A James C 72 100% 0 0% 0 0%
D Sharpe T 66 92% 0 0% 6 23%
Z Jones WR 66 92% 0 0% 0 0%
T Williams WR 59 82% 0 0% 0 0%
D Waller TE 57 79% 0 0% 0 0%
J Jacobs RB 42 58% 0 0% 0 0%
H Renfrow WR 39 54% 0 0% 0 0%
F Moreau TE 37 51% 0 0% 15 58%
J Richard RB 24 33% 0 0% 0 0%
A Ingold FB 14 19% 0 0% 9 35%
D Carrier TE 10 14% 0 0% 21 81%
D Washington RB 7 10% 0 0% 5 19%
T Brown T 6 8% 0 0% 0 0%
M Ateman WR 4 4% 0 0% 0 0%
T Davis WR 1 1% 0 0% 7 27%
K Joseph SS 0 0% 71 100% 10 38%
T Whitehead LB 0 0% 71 100% 5 19%
E Harris SS 0 0% 71 100% 4 15%
N Morrow LB 0 0% 69 97% 7 27%
M Crosby DE 0 0% 66 93% 7 27%
T Mullen CB 0 0% 62 87% 6 23%
L Joyner FS 0 0% 59 83% 0 0%
D Worley CB 0 0% 55 77% 10 38%
C Ferrell DE 0 0% 46 65% 1 4%
M Hurst DT 0 0% 37 52% 4 15%
J Hankins DT 0 0% 37 52% 4 15%
P Hall DT 0 0% 37 52% 1 4%
A Key DE 0 0% 29 41% 4 15%
B Mayowa DE 0 0% 26 37% 1 4%
N Lawson CB 0 0% 24 34% 20 77%
W Compton LB 0 0% 12 17% 12 50%
T McClain DT 0 0% 7 10% 0 0%
K Wilber LB 0 0% 2 3% 20 77%
D Leavitt SS 0 0% 0 0% 19 73%
K Nixon CB 0 0% 0 0% 15 58%
D Carlson K 0 0% 0 0% 12 46%
C Riley FS 0 0% 0 0% 12 46%
T Sieg LS 0 0% 0 0% 9 35%
A Cole P 0 0% 0 0% 9 35%
E Magnuson C 0 0% 0 0% 6 23%
D Good G 0 0% 0 0% 6 23%