Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Three win over the Broncos.
• Zay Jones was targeted just twice in 55 snaps, failing to make a catch. Jones has not played 170 total snaps and has three catches on the season for 39 yards.
"I think he’s moved along fine," offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Monday. "They have some good corners, and the opportunities just didn’t quite make it. He’ll have plenty of opportunities and hopefully he’ll keep grinding, I know he will, I know the kid is really trying hard. As I said before, we’re progression-oriented. If the ball is supposed to go to him, it’ll go to him. It’s not like we’re not going to target him, we’re going to try and get the ball to whoever is open. I think he’s done a good job, if you look at a couple of routes, even though he didn’t get it, he won the routes, it just wasn’t supposed to go that side based on coverage."
• Rookie Dion Dawkins started in place of left tackle Cordy Glenn and played all 65 offensive snaps. The other four starters on the offensive line -- Richie Incognito, Eric Wood, John Miller and Jordan Mills -- have played all 196 offensive snaps so far this year.
• Kyle Williams saw an increase in his workload with Marcell Dareus out, taking 54 of 70 defensive snaps. Cedric Thornton and Adolphus Washington nearly split reps at the other defensive tackle spot.
• Fullback Patrick DiMarco continues to be a little-used part of the offense. DiMarco played just 15 of 65 offensive snaps Sunday, and for the season has been used less than a quarter of the time on offense. That signing is looking more peculiar by the week.
• No. 3 wide receiver Andre Holmes continues to see his usage go down. Holmes played just 22 snaps against Denver, down from 39 in Week One and 34 in Week Two. Wide receiver Kaelin Clay, meanwhile, increased his snap count from five in Week Two to 15 in Week Three. The Bills featured the tight ends more against Denver, as Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas saw an increase in playing time from Week Two.
• Linebacker Deon Lacey is developing into a core specia teams player, taking 22 snaps and stopping a fake punt. Lacey, Joe Webb, Colt Anderson and Matt Milano all played 22 snaps, while rookie Tanner Vallejo went from five snaps in his debut in Week Two to 18 last week.
• The Bills have some workhorses defensively. Preston Brown and Jordan Poyer have taken every snap this season, while Micah Hyde and Tre'Davious White have missed only two each. Linebacker Ramon Humber (94 percent) and cornerback E.J. Gaines (92 percent) are also above 90 percent for the year.
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