Saints snap counts: C.J. Spiller gets highest workload of season, Hau’oli Kikaha’s falls _lowres


C.J. Spiller‘s workload — or lack of workload — has been a hot topic this season among a Saints fan base that expected a bigger return on their free agent investment.

Spiller got only five touches on Monday night against the Lions, but there’s a chance New Orleans wanted to get him the ball a lot more. The veteran running back logged 26 snaps, his highest workload of the season.

On the other side of the coin, a pair of rookies saw their playing time decrease. Andrus Peat started the game at left guard, then gave way to Tim Lelito, and played just 30 snaps.

And on the defensive side of the ball, the Saints’ decision to play most of the game in a nickel that featured two defensive tackles with Cameron Jordan and Kasim Edebali as the defensive ends cut into rookie linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha‘s playing time. Kikaha took just 10 snaps, his lowest total of the season in a game he started healthy.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the last eight games, the total workloads for each player and the percentage of snaps they’ve played this season.