This year has been one of the most frustrating years that I can remember for IDP linebackers. Guys that are usually the no-brainer, team centerpiece guys are just not performing as well as we are used to seeing (guys like Lawrence Timmons, Barrett Ruud, London Fletcher, Jerod Mayo, and to a lesser extent, Patrick Willis). Whether it is scheme changes, injuries, opportunities, or competition, the level of weekly consistency has really dropped. Some of these IDP staples are even on some waiver wires. As the league shifts to more of a pass heavy game, I think the weekly stud LB will continue to diminish and DBs will continue to benefit. It’s a very frustrating weekly chess game but with knowledge comes power. If you haven’t looked at some of our weekly pieces done by Ryan and Bill, like our Points Allowed by Position, Tackles Issued by Home Scorekeepers, and Weekly IDP Rankings, you’re really missing out. Also, if you haven’t heard, we are doing a Weekly IDP Chat on Wednesdays at 7pm EST where I and some of the other Gurus are available to answer any questions you might have.