Summer is the season of rest and relaxation for me, and always has been since I can remember. Unlike many other professionals, as a teacher I do get a few months to recuperate from the daily grind of 60+ hour weeks.
Eventually, I’ll be finalizing the tweaks to my curriculum and getting things in gear for the fall, but I do get a few weeks off before then. And that feels good.
In the NFL calendar, this is also a period of downtime. Still, that doesn’t mean that we writers get time off from analyzing football either. Instead, this is the perfect time to start breaking apart the big-picture concepts of the league’s defensive schemes without the weekly grind of the season breathing down our necks.
When we know how teams use their players and how defensive coordinators scheme and deploy their assets, we can maximize the fantasy value of our Individual Defensive Player (IDP) lineups and even find unexpected players in good situations.
How do NFL teams use their defensive linemen (defensive tackles and 3-4 ends), and what does that mean for IDP fantasy football?
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