2012 Weekly IDP Starts & Sits

Maintained by: Bill Edwards

In this installment of the “Start or Sit Rankings,” I have added additional information that will help you in making your Start/Sit decisions easier. The main intent of this series is to give you a better idea of who will be a fantasy stud or fantasy dud in each respective week. IDPs are ranked on a scale of 1-5. With 1 being almost non-relevant and 5 being a near shoe-in for a huge game.

IDP Ranking System Key
1 = almost non-existent in the stat column.
= will make a play or two, but cannot be trusted for steady numbers.
= pretty much your average player, won’t wow you with stats.
= will put up above average numbers with some upside.
= an absolute beast you can count on for a big game.

D = Listed as doubtful to play
= Listed as Probable to play
= Listed as questionable to play
= Already ruled out to play
= Game-Time Decision

= Tackle Chances
= Completion Tackle Chances Per Game
= Rushing Tackle Chances Per Game
Pass O & D
= Passing Offense Rankings
Rush O & D
= Rushing Defense Rankings

The Offensive and Defensive Passing and Rushing Rankings are from Yahoo! Sports.
This information will allow us to more accurately predict weekly IDP performances based on matchup which is starting to become crucial with bye weeks upon us.

Team Tackle Chances have been taken from Yahoo! Sports as well. The numbers are generated using the Offensive Teams Total Completions and Rushes, then dividing that number by the number of games played. This is a great tool to show you how many chances per game your IDP will have at a tackle, which for most leagues is one of the more important indicators of potential fantasy success.

Any suggestions for the “Start or Sit Rankings” are always welcome. As always, please send in some feedback, let me know what I missed and what I hit on.

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Devin Altman said...

Do you think Louis Delmas is worth a pickup over Jairus Byrd or DeAngelo Hall? Which one of the 3 would you start along with Bernard Pollard? Also why is Whitney Mercilus not getting any love? He is a DL in ESPN leagues but playing OLB behind JJ Watt for the Texans. I picked him up last week and started him and he did very well. Do you think it is a good idea starting him again this Monday over Derrick Morgan? Thanks Guru.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Devin Altman
I'd start Byrd and Hall over Delmas. Mercilus is a good option if he's classified as a DL in leagues. Bill just missed him in his initial start/sit rankings. The NE matchup isn't ideal but Morgan's matchup isn't any better. I'd start Mercilus over Morgan.

Gen. Thoughts said...

I'm in a deep IDP league - 12 teams starting 8 positions (2 Flex, 2DBs, 2LBs, 1DL, 1CB). My Defense will be critical to winning the championship, so please forgive the length of my post and thanks in advance for your help!

Questions (roster listed below questions):
* Should I risk starting DeAngelo Hall, who was on crutches earlier this week and may not see many opportunities with better matchups available for Flacco in a depleted and vulnerable secondary?

* Joe Haden is my current plug in if DeAngelo Hall can't play or is too risky to start. But Haden has been very inconsistent, despite averaging 9.5 in games he has played. I could pick up R.Sherman, A.Denard, or C.Hayward for this week, but I also want to pick up C.Woodson in hopes of a strong DB option when he returns week 15 and 16. If you suggest picking up 1 or 2 of these 4 options, which player(s) would you drop?

* Mark Barron is ranked highly this week because Philly has given up the most points to his position, but he has averaged an unreliable 5.1 FP over the last 5 weeks, since a solid stretch in weeks 2-7. Should I keep him in my lineup this week or replace him with Kam Chancellor, who has a bad matchup for safteies and will probably be good for 6-9 FP (he has scored <6 FP 4 times this season and >9 FP 5 times)?

* I have been holding on to K.J. Wright since week 9 because of his consistency and 11 FP average over first 8 weeks. But in the 2 games since his return, he has averaged only 5.4 FP and I have plenty of reliable LB options. If I need to pick up another player (probably one of the DBs I listed above), should I drop him?

* Start Jo-Lonn Dunbar or Stephen Nicholas?

* Jared Allen's back issues hurt his production in weeks 10-12, but last week he posted a season high 20.6 FP in GB and practiced fully Friday, despite missing Wed and Thurs. The Bears O-line is bad, but they're giving up the 9th fewest FP this season to DL and Allen only managed 6.1 FP against them a couple of weeks ago. I could plug in Cliff Avril, who has a great matchup in GB and leads the Lions with 8.5 sacks, producing 4 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in the last 3 games.

Here is my roster as I have it now, with their Week 14 opponents.

Flex - Aldon Smith - LB - MIA
Flex - Cliff Avril - DE - @GB
DB - Morgan Burnett - S - DET
DB - Mark Barron - S - PHI
DL - Jared Allen - DE - CHI
LB - Jo-lonn Dunbar - LB - @BUF
LB - Paul Posluszny - LB - NYJ
CB - DeAngelo Hall - CB - BAL

CB - Joe Haden - KC
LB - Stephen Nicholas - @CAR
LB - K.J. Wright - ARI
S - Kam Chancellor - ARI

S - A. Bethea
CB,S - C. Woodson
LB - M. Foster
CB - R. Sherman
S - K. Rhodes
S - Reshad Jones
CB - A. Denard
CB - C. Hayward

MIGS said...

Where is the Packers-Lions game? You're slipping, buddy

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