Hi everyone. Welcome back to the season. Week one was amazing just to have real football back but as the pigskin high wears off this is a great time to be nabbing the IDPs your league-mates haven’t figured out yet. As always, the single biggest driving factor for IDP production is playing time. So after one week we can scoop up the players who were on the field a ton and ignore those who produced big numbers from limited snaps. Every week, I’ll be trying to find those hidden gems for you.
At linebacker, Josh Bynes seems to be a three-down player. He played 71 snaps with Haason Reddick way back on just 14. Reddick looks to be a bad bet right now. If you can sell him then it’s a good time to move on.
Deion Jones played 69 snaps but has subsequently been sent to IR. He’ll be back, but this one hurts. De’Vondre Campbell played 71 and will remain an every-down player. The big question is Jones’ replacement. Duke Riley (14) is first in line to be promoted to one of the main jobs but don’t be surprised if the team come up with a plan B.
After an injury to Keanu Neal (which also sent him to IR), Damontae Kazee came in to play 35 snaps at safety. However, he was very deep. Ricardo Allen (72) moving forward to the strong role seems a more likely option than Kazee being good.