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IDP Snap Counts: Week 14

The playoffs are here in most leagues - and already done in many - but given you have inside information you’re probably doing fine. For those of you still in the game, here’s some late info for players to target or drop. Arizona Cardinals Joe Walker (60) continued as a full-time LB with Haason Reddick (five) seemingly sidelined. Reddick should get another chance, but he looks like toast in the desert. Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond ...
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Projecting Favorable IDP Matchups by Positional Performance – Part One: Introduction

Owners in offense-only league, or non-IDP if you prefer, have long utilized prior performances against current player opponents as a tool to help identify which players to start. Given the choice between two players who have traditionally performed in a similar nature, owners will often turn their analysis towards each player's matchup for that week. If Player A is facing a defense who performs well against wide receivers, and Player B is facing a team ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week 13

Hopefully if you are reading this you are preparing for your fantasy football playoffs, and hopefully you own some of these rookies who have been productive in 2019. The Defensive Rookie of the Year race still isn’t much of a race and I expect Nick Bosa to run away with it. He plays a premium position on a defense and team which is much improved and in the hunt for the top-overall playoff spot in ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week 13

Happy Holidays everyone. And congratulations for making the playoffs this season. I’m sure you’ll destroy the opposition. Arizona Cardinals As we predicted in week one the Cardinals lead the NFL in defensive snaps. They haven’t seen fewer than 70 in a game since week six. Incredibly Patrick Peterson (79) has played over 70 in every single game this year. The big news this week was Haason Reddick (one) playing just a single snap at LB ...
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Ed Oliver is Heating Up

Controversy ensued in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft when Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was not selected by the Detroit Lions, who had the eighth pick in the draft. Instead, Sean McDermott and the Bills, who already had an enticing defense on the rise, were somehow able to snag the intriguing prospect themselves. Oliver’s first nine games were a struggle, at least from a statistical perspective. With only one sack to show ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week 12

Week 12 displayed continue growth for several key members of the rookie class. Several guys are really making their presence felt and making a name for themselves. The Defensive Rookie of the Year race still comes down to Nick Bosa and possibly Devin Bush, although several guys are slowly becoming valuable members on their defenses and could be top IDP assets for many years. Defensive Lineman Maxx Crosby, DE OAK 53 (84%) snaps 3 solo ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week 12

The end of the season really is creeping up on us. Hopefully you’re sitting here secure in a playoff spot, but some leagues are already over for non-post season teams. Sobering isn’t it? Arizona Cardinals The Cards finally had their bye week. They needed one to get a bit of a rest after laying so many snaps. Atlanta Falcons Takk McKinley (13) was very much limited by injury for this game. It seemed that the ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week 11

A new name emerged in the Defensive Rookie of the Year race with a huge game. It is likely not sustainable but maybe the young rookie defensive lineman from Oakland can make it a race. Overall, it has been a quiet year from a defensive class I loved going into the NFL Draft. Defensive Linemen Nick Bosa, DE SF 57 (83%) snaps 1 solo tackles, 2 assists Three weeks without a sack, Bosa is getting ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week 11

This was a fine week for IDP lovers everywhere. There are bargains to be had with a couple of weeks left before the end of the regular season. Arizona Cardinals The Cards are back to the top in terms of most defensive snaps played per game. That lovely volume for IDPs as difference-makers. Haason Reddick (35) and Joe Walker (43) continue to split snaps at LB. Avoid them both. Jordan Hicks (77) has however played ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week Ten

The race for the Defensive Rookie of the Year is basically locked up at this point - Nick Bosa has it wrapped up and is making a run at the Defensive Player of the Year award. A few linebackers are stepping into starting spots and should not be letting go of their starting spots. Some of these players can still be acquired cheap, but the window is closing quickly. Defensive Lineman Maxx Crosby, DE OAK ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Ten

Well that proved to be an absolutely thrilling week didn’t it? From an IDP perspective it’s getting interesting now. A lot of teams tend to start playing younger players now if they think they’re out of real contention. So, we need to keep an eye out to spot the hot young talent being given a chance. Arizona Cardinals The Cards played 85 defensive snaps this week. They’re third in defensive playing time for the season ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Nine

With a large portion of the season played out, this column shifts from uncovering players thrust into starting jobs or who aren’t getting much chatter toward highlighting relatively minor changes. Arizona Cardinals Haason Reddick (33) again played limited snaps with Joe Walker (42) slightly ahead in a shared role. This was basically exactly the same as last week. Reddick is a sell opportunity of you can get anything for him. Atlanta Falcons The Falcons had ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week Nine

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in for week ten and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! The gist of this column: finding guys that are either long-term dynasty fliers or quality one-week rentals-you’ll ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week Eight

The Defensive Rookie of the Year is basically locked up unless an injury bites the youngest Bosa brother, plus several linebackers returned to the field after a bye, bolstering the rookie IDP week eight  Outlook. There are still a few highly-touted players who haven’t realized their full potential and the class as a whole has been much quieter than I expected. Defensive Linemen Nick Bosa, DE SF 41 (60%) snaps 4 solo tackles, 3 sacks, ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Eight

Another week is in the books. And no doubt you smashed your opponent in every matchup with your fearsome defense. Didn’t you? Arizona Cardinals LB Haason Reddick took a bump this week and played just half the game (36). Joe Walker (40) stepped in and is one to watch should Reddick miss more time. At free safety we’re back to a shared job. Jalen Thompson (43) was back after barely playing a week ago. Deionte ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week Seven

With Devin Bush and Devin White both on bye Week 7, the IDP Rookie Review was down two of it’s biggest stars in the lineup - a common theme for all fantasy teams in 2019. I loved this class coming into the draft and there are some stars, but some of these guys I expected more from early. It’s coming but the week seven review is another less than stellar look at how the rookies ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Seven

Your fantasy season is over half-way through. Of course, anyone reading this column is probably looking at a play-off spot so you’ve got a little bit longer. Keep that streak going! Arizona Cardinals Star CB Patrick Peterson came back from injury to play 71 snaps. Kevin Peterson dropped to the bench. Elsewhere in the secondary Deionte Thompson (64) seemed to seize sole ownership of the starting free safety job with Jalen Thompson managing just seven ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week Seven

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in ahead of week eight and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! The gist of this column: finding guys that are either long-term dynasty fliers or quality one-week ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week Six

Week six was a quiet one for the IDP rookies unless your name is Devin Bush, although some key injuries could mean playing time and more opportunity to step up. The defensive linemen have been largely underwhelming, particularly Quinnen Williams and Ed Oliver, but the immensely talented group will step up this season. Defensive Lineman Josh Allen, DE JAX 38 (88%) snaps 1 solo tackle, 1 assist, 1 sack Allen continues to see playing time ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Six

Isn’t it amazing how fast the season goes by? Week six is done already and the advance of new IDP targets is slowing. It never stops though. Vigilance and patience set you apart from your rivals. Arizona Cardinals The cards have settled down in defensive volume. They're just 11th in average defensive naps now after a red-hot start. That’s not bad but it’s not the advantage it looked like early on. Terrell Suggs managed just ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Five

This season seems quite fun defensively doesn’t it? There’s a lot of young talent at the CB and edge positions in particular. Either way, we saw some big games this week. Read on for more information as to which were real performances and which were merely mirages. Arizona Cardinals LB Haason Reddick (67) has now played every defensive snap of the last three games. Only 19 other inside LBs have played more snaps than him ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week Five

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in for week six and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! The gist of this column: finding guys that are either long-term dynasty fliers or quality one-week rentals-you’ll ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Four

The NFL season is a quarter through already with most teams having played four games. Astonishing isn’t it? Here’s your weekly information on the playing time changes you need to know about to dominate your IDP league. Arizona Cardinals Safety D.J. Swearinger played 62 of 63 snaps in this game. He’s played all but one snap for the season, which makes it very odd that he was cut after the game. Rookie Deionte Thompson (two) ...
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Five Packers Players to Consider in IDP and Dynasty

It’s been an interesting 2019 for the Packers through four games. The team is 3-1 on the year, losing their last matchup at home against the Eagles, but they’ve got an impressive head start in the NFC North thanks to a talented defense with playmakers all over the place. One might think this team would be a dynasty farm in that sense, and in a way they are. Maybe it’s a little too soon to ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week Four

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in for week two and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! Since this is a brand-new weekly column I will be running, we are going to start out ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week Three

Week three brought about more playing time, particularly to the young linebackers due to many injuries to star defenders. The linebacker class was thought to be shallow by most but some guys are getting a chance to prove otherwise early. Defensive Lineman Josh Allen, DE JAX 54 (68%) snaps 3 solo tackles, 1 assist, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery Allen showcased the overall skill set which made him a first-round pick - he was everywhere ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Three

With three weeks in the bank, we can start seeing not just data but trends. Twice can be a coincidence but three weeks in a row? That’s when we know. A reminder – this article is about spotting changes and interesting news for IDP owners. It’s not for explaining exactly what every single player is up to. 599 players played defense in week two. It’s just not possible to touch on them all – and ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week Three

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in for week two and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! Since this is a brand-new weekly column I will be running, we are going to start out ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week Two

With week two in the books, the injuries are piling up and some of the rookies are getting their time to shine earlier than expected. A few IDPs who I personally thought would take off by now are off to a slow start, but in dynasty, it’s all about patience. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Zach Allen, DE ARI 44 (74%) snaps, 2 tackles 1 QB Pressure 1 TFL Allen recorded two tackles and one tackle for a ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week Two

Two weeks are in the books. Things are starting to settle down. We can pounce on good players our opponents have ignored while they chase last week’s big plays. Arizona Cardinals The Cards played 79 snaps this week. As suspected, they’re going to be a high-volume defense. This is great news. Jordan Hicks (79) continues to be the only every-down inside linebacker. He’s heading for a big year. Atlanta Falcons The Falcons played 80 snaps ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week Two

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in for week two and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! Since this is a brand new weekly column I will be running, we are going to start ...
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IDP Rookie Review: Week One

The NFL draft featured strong defensive options at all positions and many rookies are primed to stand out in 2019. Week 1 was a quiet week for the most part and many rookies will earn more time and be starters for IDP squads as the year progresses. Defensive Lineman Josh Allen, DE JAX 51 (75%) snaps 2 solo tackles Allen’s presence in the ferocious Jacksonville pass rush will go beyond the stats, he is not ...
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IDP Snap Counts: Week One

Welcome to 2019 everyone. It’s going to be a great year. As always. this column will go into detail on the most important bit of data for any IDP owner – how much players are on the field. Efficiency is great, but sheer snap volume does more to determine production than anything else. Arizona Cardinals It looks like the Cardinals might be a high-volume defense. Since their first game lasted five quarters it’s a bit ...
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IDP Waiver Wire: Week One

The world of IDP fantasy football is definitely a tricky landscape. While someone seems to erupt out of nowhere on any given week, there are ways to uncover them before they break out. Let’s dig in for week two and see which players have put themselves in the best position to earn their way on an IDP roster! Since this is a brand new weekly column I will be running, we are going to start ...
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DLF’s 2019 Predictions: Fantasy MVP

It’s now been over 200 days since the Patriots defeated the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. That’s over 200 days of content including research, articles, podcasts and more getting ready for the next fantasy season. Well, the wait is almost over, as the 2019 NFL Football season is right around the corner. That also means that it’s time for DLF’s 2019 Fantasy Predictions. As we do every year, we have several different prediction articles for ...
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DLF’s 2019 IDP Predictions: IDP MVP

More and more, standard fantasy leagues have made moves to eliminate positions like kickers and team defense. The simplification makes sense, if you’d prefer to focus on a few offensive positions to make the game more enjoyable. But some folks want to go the other route with defense, and would prefer to roster individual defensive players rather than sweep defense under the rug. Are IDP leagues more difficult? I don’t think there’s a great answer ...
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DLF’s 2019 IDP Predictions: IDP Rookie of the Year

More and more, standard fantasy leagues have made moves to eliminate positions like kickers and team defense. The simplification makes sense, if you’d prefer to focus on a few offensive positions to make the game more enjoyable. But some folks want to go the other route with defense, and would prefer to roster individual defensive players rather than sweep defense under the rug. Are IDP leagues more difficult? I don’t think there’s a great answer ...
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DLF’s 2019 IDP Predictions: IDP Sleeper

More and more, standard fantasy leagues have made moves to eliminate positions like kickers and team defense. The simplification makes sense, if you’d prefer to focus on a few offensive positions to make the game more enjoyable. But some folks want to go the other route with defense, and would prefer to roster individual defensive players rather than sweep defense under the rug. Are IDP leagues more difficult? I don’t think there’s a great answer ...
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DLF’s 2019 IDP Predictions: Best IDP Buy

More and more, standard fantasy leagues have made moves to eliminate positions like kickers and team defense. The simplification makes sense, if you’d prefer to focus on a few offensive positions to make the game more enjoyable. But some folks want to go the other route with defense, and would prefer to roster individual defensive players rather than sweep defense under the rug. Are IDP leagues more difficult? I don’t think there’s a great answer ...
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DLF’s 2019 IDP Predictions: Best IDP Sell

More and more, standard fantasy leagues have made moves to eliminate positions like kickers and team defense. The simplification makes sense, if you’d prefer to focus on a few offensive positions to make the game more enjoyable. But some folks want to go the other route with defense, and would prefer to roster individual defensive players rather than sweep defense under the rug. Are IDP leagues more difficult? I don’t think there’s a great answer ...
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NFL Roster Cutdown Roundup: IDP Dynasty Analysis

There are few events in the NFL that can singularly the dynasty values of multiple players at a time. The NFL Draft, the start of free agency, the trade deadline and so-called “Black Monday” when often multiple coaches get fired at the end of each regular season, are all events that immediately spring to mind as instances when multiple player valuations are subject to be altered. However, a fifth, lesser-known event that occurs each season ...
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DLF’s 2019 IDP Predictions: IDP Comeback Player of the Year

More and more, standard fantasy leagues have made moves to eliminate positions like kickers and team defense. The simplification makes sense, if you’d prefer to focus on a few offensive positions to make the game more enjoyable. But some folks want to go the other route with defense, and would prefer to roster individual defensive players rather than sweep defense under the rug. Are IDP leagues more difficult? I don’t think there’s a great answer ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Chicago Bears

As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2018 in my IDP Projection Marking series. The Bears were one of the better defenses in the league in 2018 and have been assigned the yearly misplaced tag of top team defense. Thousands of people will ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Detroit Lions

As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2018 in my IDP Projection Marking series. The Lions were pretty abysmal in 2018 in Matt Patricia’s first season as a head coach. They won six games but the only team with a winning record they ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Arizona Cardinals

As per last year, Tom Kislingbury will be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. He uses past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate he was in 2018 in his IDP Projection Marking series. Today's article is written by Ryan Early. A new head coach (Kliff Kingsbury), the drafting of quarterback Kyler Murray, and the full installation of an Air Raid ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Green Bay Packers

As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2018 in my IDP Projection Marking series. The Packers broke from their history this off-season by splashing the cash on big free agents. Historically, they’ve preferred to promote from within and develop talent, but Mike Pettine ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Pittsburgh Steelers

As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2018 in my IDP Projection Marking series. The Steelers have undertaken a bit of a rebuilding job on their defense over the last couple of years in particular. As recently as 2016, Ross Cockrell, Mike Mitchell, ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Cincinnati Bengals

As per last year, Tom Kislingbury will be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. He uses past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate he was in 2018 in his IDP Projection Marking series. Today's article is written by Ryan Early. In February, the Bengals replaced long-time defensive-minded coach Marvin Lewis with Zac Taylor, the Rams’ 2018 quarterback coach. Bengals owner ...
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2019 IDP Projections: Cleveland Browns

As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2018 in my IDP Projection Marking series. It seems everyone has gone Browns crazy. After finally finding a franchise quarterback after decades of fruitless searching, the Browns have made a couple of other splash signings and ...
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Five IDP Rookies I’m Acquiring

Defensive rookies often don’t have a strong IDP output in their first season. Schemes and coaching staff in the NFL are often a lot to take in. Rookies don’t generally make the impact right off like a Saquon Barkley or Baker Mayfield but there is always an outlier - like Darius Leonard - who will absolutely light the IDP world on fire. Below are several rookies I like a lot and am targeting in the ...
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