Gay posted six tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday’s 40-32 loss to the Raiders.
Gay played just 15 defensive snaps through the first three weeks, but the rookie second-rounder is getting comfortable at the NFL level and is receiving more work as a result. He logged a season-high 47 percent snap share Sunday and capitalized with his first career sack. Gay’s usage stands to rise even more after that performance, so he could carve out fantasy utility in the near future.
Collier recorded three tackles and a sack in Sunday’s 27-26 win over the Vikings.
Collier has endured a shaky start to his career, as he was a first-round pick in 2019 but served as a healthy scratch on multiple occasions during his rookie year. He’s carved out a more consistent role in 2020, and he’s finally registered his first sack. However, Collier played just 46 percent of the snaps while rookie Alton Robinson logged a 40 percent share, and his playing time could slip further when Rasheem Green (neck) returns from IR.
Diggs posted eight tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday’s 49-38 loss to the Browns.
Diggs battled a shoulder injury throughout the practice week but still played all 75 defensive snaps and finished second on the team in tackles. He now has 26 tackels, a sack, two pass breakups and a forced fumble through four games. The rookie second-rounder has shown some intriguing flashes so far, but he’s allowed an overall 113.2 passer rating when targeted.
Niemann tallied two tackles (both solo), including his first career sack Monday versus the Ravens.
Niemann continues to rotate in among a deep group of linebackers for the Chiefs, playing 43 percent of the snaps in Monday’s contest. While it produced his first career sack, Niemann also saw a downturn in defensive snap percentage and just two tackles after racking up nine a week ago. He doesn’t see the field enough at the moment to warrant IDP consideration in most formats.