2017 Weekly IDP Rankings: Week 16

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will cooper said...

My league has Jadeveon Clowney eligible as a DL rather than a LB, where would you rank him, and is he worth adding over Brandon Graham, Ezekiel Ansah or Emmanuel Ogbah?

patsfan said...

My league has vic beasley classified as a DL. Where would you rank him as a DL?

Mike Middleton said...

Hey Ryan, thanks as usual for the great IDP insight. I need to make a decision today on if I want to put Taco Charlton on Taxi Squad or keep him on my active roster for the year. How likely do you think it is that Taco will be a serviceable backup DE in a start two DE 16 team league?

Dan Kennedy said...

We don't play positions in my league. Would you fire up Jarrad Davis over Keanu Neal?

Michael Carter said...

14 team, standard scoring. 1 lb, 1 db, 1 dl, 2 flex.

My team: deion jones, shazier, r foster, jarad davis, burfict; burnett, vacarro; brandon graham

I'm thinking I should trade for DL. Should I push Shazier and like vacarro? Any top 10 DLs you think are worth going after/undervalued?

*Note* Karl Joseph is on our waiver wire

Thanks for you help. I'm a huge fan of your work.

Phil said...

Hi, my IDP players are
LB-Freeman, Wright, Vince Williams
DL-Hunter, Jordan
DB-Sean Davis, Peppers (return points)
Flex-Goodson
Bench-Donald

With LB FAs like Jack, Reddick, Foster, Toomer available, is my lineup set for week 1, and should I drop Donald or someone on offense (Fleener?) for one of these LBs for depth? It's a 14 team league. Thanks.

Keith Collins said...

Should i take Darius Butler over Lamarcus Joyner? I am intrigued by both but Joyner is the more natural safety.

Jjwatt said...

What kind of upside does TJ Watt have?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@will cooper
I'd rank him right in the DL10-12 range this week. So worth adding over Ogbah for sure.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@patsfan
I think he's in the DL2+/DL1- range this week against the Bears.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Dan Kennedy
It's close but I'd stick with Neal.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Michael Carter
I like Graham a lot this year, so I think you're fine at DL.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Phil
I'd stay put.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Keith Collins
Coin flip - so go with your gut.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jjwatt
Really depends on the scoring system. I think he can be a top 5-10 pass rushing OLB.

Jason Patton said...

Griffen or edgerusher/lb Eli Harold in the DL spot?

Daniel Cairns said...

How come Antoine Bethea is not on the DB list?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jason Patton
Griffen

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Daniel Cairns
I'm worried that he's going to be part-time judging by how the preseason went. He's got Tyvon Branch and Budda Baker pressing for time behind him. Hope I'm wrong but playing it conservative for this week and not ranking him very high.

Jjwatt said...

Its a tackle heavy league that gives 3 points for fumbles and sacks. 5 for ints.

Any low key names that might put up big tackle numbers?

jyager said...

DL/EDR question. Cameron Heyward, Bud Dupree vs CLE Sheldon Richardson vs GB Jerry Hughs vs NYJ or Robert Quinn vs IND

John said...

1.5 per tackle 5pts int. 4 PT sack
7 idp 1lb 1dp 1dl 4flex I have Hassan Reddick and Corey James Jerry Hughes haha dix Eric Reid addae Tony Jefferson Jamal Adams
Would you switch any of the safeties out for players such as Blake Martinez AJ Klein Correa or Shobert? If so which safeties would you drop and which linebackers would you add?

Jerome Campbell said...

I have jabrill Peppers and Jamal Adams and ai want to start jabrill because of his opportunities but you have Jamal ranked higher. Please help!!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@jyager
I would go Hughes.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jerome Campbell
I'm really bullish on Adams. Great talent with minimal talent competition in front of him on a defense that is likely to lead the league in time spent on the field. Peppers has been playing a lot of centerfield, so I think he's going to be more big play dependent than people think. This said, I still like Adams more.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@John
I'd stay put for now. Martinez is the most intriguing of those options. I'd watch and see if he plays all three-downs this week and be ready to pounce if he does and has a productive game.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jjwatt
BJ Goodson, Vincent Rey, Cory James, Antonio Morrison

Jerome Campbell said...

Ok. I trust your opinion!

The Package said...

To replace Reshad Jones, I am looking at either B. Jones vs Giants or Hyde vs Jets. Jones is listed as a FS so tackles may not be there. I see you like Jones a little more. Why is that? Thanks.

Joycough said...

I drafted
LB: Timmons, Barron, & Goodson
DL: Wilkerson
DB: Davis
On the wire is:
LB: M. Foster, AJ Klein, Morrision, Hicks, Williamson, and Posluszny
DL: Kerrigan, Ansah, Clark, Hughes, Hayward, Suh, and
Addison
DB: Bell and J. Adams
I need a LB for this week. And wondering if you would swap anyone I have for the wire for either this week or the season?
Thanks!!!!
Reply

Jerome Campbell said...

Ever though Peppers have punt and kick return duties?

Unknown said...

Jamal Adams or Malcolm Jenkins?

Darryle Moody said...

Ryan, thank you for the service you provide us for fantasy here - it's a great site! Vic Beasley has been dumped out in our players pool so I wondering if he is an upgrade over Darren Lee season long? Most IDP sites have him ranked higher than Lee but, like you, I think Lee is primed for a lot of tackle opportunities. Our league rewards 1 point for solo tackles and .5 for assists, and 2 points for sacks. Thank you for your advice!

Harry H said...

Vigil or Schobert and Kline need one for dynasty?

Ryan said...

Cory James, Antonio Morrison, Danny Trevathan. Which two would you start this week?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@The Package
Jones had 70+ solo tackles last year and with Barry Church gone and Hitchens out he should have no problem being the Cowboys' second leading tackler. Hyde is playing the Jets who aren't likely to control the ball much on offense and so I don't expect him to have much opportunity this week.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Joycough
I'd keep the your LB the same. If I had to pick someone up off the wire, I'd take a chance on Morrison.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Unknown
Adams

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Darryle Moody
Beasley not very valuable in that scoring system. I'd definitely want Lee over him.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Harry H
Vigil

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Ryan
James and Morrison. I'd be cautious with Trevathan until he shows us he's healthy.

Jjwatt said...

Can Toomer put up legit LB2+ numbers while Perryman is out?

Chris Moroney said...

Scoring is Tack / TFL = 1, Ast = 0.5, Sack/FF/FRec = 2 , INT = 3.
I must start 1 LB and can start max 2. Have Jamie Collins and Eric Kendricks. But Lavonte David was just dropped cuz of bye and Jerrell Freeman is also a FA. Make a move or stand pat? - Thanks! CM

Johnster said...

I'm thinking of dropping either Avery Williamson or Antonio morrison for Humber or Vigil, although the waiver guys will probably cost me a lot more than either of the two I already have rostered. Which of those two would you drop?

Jjwatt said...

Solo/PD = 1
Assists = 0.5
Sack/FF/FR = 3
INT = 5

Choose 1 PLEASE

Darron Lee
Nick Kwiatkoski
Myles Jack
Nick Vigil
AJ Klein
Mason Foster

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Johnster
http://www.idpguru.com/2017/09/2017-rest-of-season-idp-rankings.html

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jjwatt
Foster

Clyde C. said...

You don't have Yannick Ngakouke in top 50 d lineman? Please explain.... thanks

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Clyde C.
My rankings platform currently has him classified as a LB for some reason. I emailed them and they are changing. As a DL, he would be a DL3+.

FOOTBALL UNKNOWN said...

12 team IDP. 2pts tackle 3pts sack/ff/int. Have to start two LBs. Go with my drafted duo of Telvin Smith and Shazier OR ride the hot hand duo of Myles Jack and AJ Klein? Or some mix of the four that you see fit? Thanks.

Unknown said...

Super deep league. Must choose one. Cunningham or Cole. Who to gamble on?

Jjwatt said...

Mason Foster or Mark Barron ROS?

Unknown said...

At DT, pierce or Nkemdiche?
At DE, Hunter or Graham?
At LB, Goodson, B MarshaL, Demario Davis, Cuningham, Floyd? 2 LB please
At CB, worley, Joyner, mills, skrine, Griffin, adam Jones, A Brown,? 2 CB please
At S, Tony Jefferson, Reid, sorensen, tandy, Byard, Parker, Farley? 1 S

P.s. Which two Safety and CBs are worth keep for rest of season from them?

Thanks

Soheil Sadighi said...

Regarding your Week 2 rankings, you have Deion Jones way higher than BMarsh. Why?

DJ matchup is not good, whereas BMarsh has dream matchup.

paulzone said...

1.25 - all tackles
7 - sacks
3 - FF
2 - FR
5 - int

For DL this week, pkease pick 2 out of:

Brook Reed vs GB
Preston Smith vs LAR (DL on espn)
Leonard Williams vs OAK
Fowler vs TEN
Addison vs BUF

Thanks!

Unknown said...

x.howard a good source for tackles this week?

Unknown said...

What are your thoughts on ascendance of relatively low-ranked newcomers? I play in non-IDP exclusive leagues and everyone is pretty slow to pick up guys like Poyer, Jack, Lawrence. Benches usually only have 1-2 IDP and it seems like everyone is content (including myself) sitting with guys like Mosley, Shazier, Collins rather than leaping for possible top 3 guys in Poyer/Jacks/Lawrence

Am I making a mistake here? Or are these guys burning hot -- and you view them as due for regression.

Sorry for the subjective answer required question, but this is the only IDP site I rely on.

Leon Vining said...

Around where would you rank Lorenzo Alexander if he were DL eligible? Thanks.

Vir Pervalidus said...

Week 3 rankings appear to be updated 9/22, yet Goodson is definitely out.

Brett Lewis said...

Tre’davious White is a sneaky guy in league’s that play a CB. He’s got a little honey badger in him.. Jaylon Smith could also be an IDP beast sooner than expected. He went from a snap count in the 30’s in Week 1 to the 60’s in Week 2. So, he could have zero limitations or snap count by Week 3 or at worst by Week 4-6. It also feels like Sean Lee’s run as an elite IDP force will soon come to an end, passing the torch to Smith. Lee has been overdue for major regression.. I also absolutely love Reuben Foster despite the injury. He has #1 overall IDP LB upside. I wouldn’t put it beyond him to be the top LB in FF from the week he returns on. Also, absolutely love the site gents. Hardcore Fantasy Footballers go IDP, not Team D. IDP should be the norm rather than the exception! #IDPLife

Darryle Moody said...

Ryan, I know your "wheel house" is IDPs but I wanted to get your advice on QBs. I need a QB and these guys are out in our players pool (14 team non-keeper league: D. Watson, Goff, Bortles, Dalton. Which would you choose of these? Thanks Ryan!

J.P Wellborn said...

You have Jaquiski Tartt ranked #8 despite him being questionable with a concussion. Where would you have his teammate Jimmie Ward ranked if Tartt misses the game? Also, who do you like better right now as an IDP DB3 starter for the rest of the season, Tartt or Killebrew? I have Keanu Neal and Harrison Smith as my other 2 in the hunt to solidify my DB3.

Darryle Moody said...

Ryan, I play in a very competitve 14 team non-keeper league. Rueben Foster is out in our player's pool injured. I currently have on my team: D. Davis - jets, J. Davis - Det, and M. Jack - Jacksonville. Would you drop one of these guys for Foster. I have Jack on my bench for this week as an extra LB. I also have an offensive question, Alex Collins - Ravens is out in our players pool. Which of these RBs, if any, would you drop for him: Perine - Redskins, D. Foreman - texans, Rawls - Sea, J. Williams - GB? Thanks Ryan for your wisdom!

TV AD GIRL said...

hi there and welcome back! thanks for the great lists. super helpful to me in my single IDP league. Who do you like best. CJ Mosely v Pitt, Melvin Ingram v Philly, Vontaze Burfict v Cleveland or JJ Watt v Tenn. I am concerned about Watt.

TV AD GIRL said...

ugh, sorry. Meant to say single IDP player league. We get one IDP. Scoring you prob know. 1 pt ind sack, .5 sack asst, 2 fumble, 3 interception, 2 forced fumble/recovery, 6 td.

Dave Gthing said...

Hey fellow GURU, longshots here, Pats sleeper, DL in my league, C Marsh going forwards, Jax DL Malik Jackson, Atl, mckinley, Pats, D Wise, Dall DL M Collins? Digging in the crates here!
Thanks
FootballDave-IDP4Life

Darryle Moody said...

Ryan, sorry for double and triple dipping, but the previous post about Rueben Foster, Jamie Collins is also out in that players pool. So would you drop D. Davis, J. Davis, or M. Jack for those 2. Just to trying to upgrade if need be. Thanks Ryan and good to have you back!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@J.P Wellborn
Ward is a DB4 for me. Neither Tartt nor Killebrew is a DB3 currently for the reason of thet season as they are only starting due to injuries.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@TV AD GIRL
Mosely

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Darryle Moody
I'd drop Myles Jack for Foster.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Dave Gthing
I'd go with Wise.

sebastian sarkissian said...

Should I drop Mosley or Humber for Goodson?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@sebastian sarkissian
I'd drop Humber for Goodson.

Michael said...

GURU = Scoring in my league 1pt T,.5 A), 5pt sack, 5pt fr/ff, 2pt Int/2pt pass def. Who would you play this week? Pick 5 in total need to choose at least 2 of each position. LB=D Davis vs jax, Tahir Whitehead vs Min, J davis vs. Min, BJ Good vs TBB, Humber Vs. Atl,TJ Watt vs Cle. DL = Chris Jones Vs WAS, Jerry HUghes vs ATL, Wise/Marsh vs Car, Fowler Vs Jets

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Michael
D Davis, Goodson, J Davis, Hughes, Fowler

Nigel Wan Kenobi said...

Would you play BJ Goodson over Vince Williams this week? Thanks in advance!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Nigel Wan Kenobi
Yes, I would.

Michael Thomas said...

I have D Hunter at dL but hasn’t done a thing available are Dunlap, Griffen, Graham, Jordan and Bennett what are your thoughts? Thanks for your time

Nigel Wan Kenobi said...

Mario Addison or Lorenzo Alexander for my EDR spot this week?

Milesigo said...

Timmons or TJ watt today --Tackle heavy league with points for sacks and forced fumbles

Stevencruz210 said...

Hey thanks for all the IDP info!
Who should I start Farley, josh jones or T. White?

Zachariah James said...

Could you provide some clarity on Tyvon Branch's playing time. I play in a strange league where we start 1 DL, 1 LB & 1 DB. I usually roll with K Neal at DB but I seems Branch may be a perfect fill in but the depth chart designation causes me to pause slightly. Is Branch a good bye week fill in, how often is he on the field & do I consider Branch over Neal ROS?

Jjwatt said...

I play in a league where IDPs get 1 point/20 return yards. Adoree Jackson has been pretty consistent in this league. I'm just wondering, is he just a 3-4 solo guy or does he have any big play potential ever?

Idp man said...

Hey Ryan, your advice is spot on thanks in advance for all your help, I've got two spots to fill for week 5 in idp of the group which would you choose... kendall beckwith, b.j gooden, Jamie collins, kiko alonso, rashard jones (2 pts per tackle, 1 for asst. FF and FR 2, it's 4, sacks 3,

Thanks

John Kessanis said...

Ryan, I’ve been reading you consistently for years. Great site man.

Question: why are you not so high on Jaylon Smith? He seems to play every down and has his nose in on almost every play. Puts up somewhat consistent LB2 numbers, no?

Also, is Humber a hold? And Darron Lee? Tackle heavy leagues. Thanks

Thomas Shawn said...

I have Kwon Alexander, picked up Beckwith to play his fill but read the report Adarius Glanton will be filling the role now. Can I safely start Beckwith?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Zachariah James
Branch is playing 100% of the snaps, so no worries there.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Idp man
Beckwith and Goodson

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@John Kessanis
Sean Lee and/or Hitchens are likely to return this week. It was evident last week that Smith wasn't ready for a full-time role, so I think he sees his snap counts reduced. If both Hitchens AND Lee return, Smith won't likely have a ton of tackle opportunity.

You can look at my ROS rankings for your other couple of questions.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Thomas Shawn
Yes, Beckwith is still the start as long as Alexander and David are out.

R Kaz said...

Pick 4: CJ Mosley, Demario Davis, Thomas Davis, Jaylon Smith, Justin Houston, Mike Hull...thanks!

Alan D. said...

Hey Ryan! We play 3 lbs, 2 dbs, 1 dl and have 1 flex position. My question is, aside from your rankings, would you play deone buchannon or shaq Thompson in the flex, or better to go with Barry church or Morgan Burnett. Thanks for all the info you provide!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Alan D.
I think I would go with Bucannon as he should be close to every down with Reddick moving outside and another week under his belt. Thompson is intriguing but I'm still not 100% he keeps an every down role. Church has a lot of tackle competition and Burnett's role has changed for the worse recently.

Alan D. said...

Ok awesome. That's actually who I have in anyways so thank you so much! You rock.

Keith Collins said...

Do you think grabbing Rodney Mcleod now is a good idea? Do you think he will produce like last year?

TV AD GIRL said...

Hi THere! Start CJ Mosely against OAK or JJ Watt against KC? We only get 1 IDP in our league.

TV AD GIRL said...

or Burfict v BUF!? ha..

Dave Gthing said...

Can you start listing clowney as DL in weekly ranks?
Much love brother!
FootballDave

Michael Thomas said...

I have B McKinney but can get J Davis going forward any thoughts on which one?

IDPNoob said...

I can't find Mervin Ingram. Is he usually listed under DE, DL, or LB? Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Unknown said...

My league has Clowney listed as a DL. Where would you rank him in that category? With the loss of JJ Watt for the year do you see that helping or actually hurting his value ROS.

Dave Gthing said...

Hi, looking for monday night sleepers, how is j casey a bad play when colts give up decent points to dl?
Any other sleepers for monday, sheard is a lb in my league so no dl qualification, hpw bout safety or better, cornerbacks?
Thanks!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Unknown
Top 12.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Dave Gthing
Casey is a good play.

Kyle Roe said...

Where is Ryan Kerrigan ranked for the week

Fanatickle said...

Hey Ryan, with all of the injuries at LB in Houston, who do you think is a reasonable play with a mid depth IDP league. And can you rank them please. Thank you

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Kyle Roe
LB4+ in balanced leagues

J.P Wellborn said...

Where do you have Nick Vigil ranked for Week 7? noticed he was missing.

Jason Patton said...

Drop Addae for Amos?

Ulfric Stormcloak said...

Where the heck is Vic Beasley in the rankings? The dude already has a game under his belt from the hamstring injury and against a weaker patriots line should be able to put the pressure to Brady a couple times.

Giovanni Perone said...

2 questions...in a tackle heavy/balanced idp would you go vigil or bowman this week? And at dB would you go Tyrann Mathieu or Micah Hyde?

Giovanni Perone said...

I could also go Craig Robertson or Vince Williams at lb and Justin Simmons or Daniel Sorensen at dB

Jason Batteiger said...

name is goodfold2

need a DT. 20 team dynasty start 2 DT's. lost j.allen for year in IR slot, have AAron donald in other one (doesn't seem in shape yet, damn i hate owning holdouts, more so in football too with short season). nobody seemingly but FFtoday ranks as deep as i need here. maybe late in week FP has 1 or 2 unowned guys. options:
liuget, h.anderson (IND), w.henry (BAL), mcgee (WAS, plays DE, so should be better than most DT's), mauro (ARI), vanderdoes (OAK). liuget highest ranked at FFtoday, w.henry best AVG scores.

Dave Gthing said...

Fellow 25 yr idp vet, im tag teaming poyer(maybe tradavious in a league or two) as cb and hyde as safety this week(love the matchup And home scoring) , why arent ryan and byard listed and are these viable tag teams week 7, going forwrads??
FootballDave
Thanks,

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jason Patton
I would

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@J.P Wellborn
Added him

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Ulfric Stormcloak
He's classified as a LB in my rankings platform and in balanced/tackle heavy scoring, not really worth starting most weeks.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Giovanni PeroneVigil, Hyde, Robertson, and Sorensen

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Dave Gthing
Byard is listed in the top 15. Ryan has not been fantasy viable this year.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jason Batteiger
I like Liuget as he has the most upside.

John said...

What are your thoughts on Judon olb Baltimore?

Michael said...

Guru - Please pick at least 7 total from this list (at least 2 in each position). Scoring = 1pt T, .5pt A, 5pt Sack, 5Pt FR, 5pt FF, 3pt Int, 2pt pass def. Safety - Collins vs Sea, K Neal vs NE, R Jones Vs Jets. LB D Davis Vs Miami, BJ Goodson vs Sea, R Foster Vs Dal, D Trevathan vs Car, J Collins vs Ten. DE/DT - J Peppers vs Chi, C Dunlap vs. Pit, Jerry Hughes vs. TBB, F Clarke Vs Giants. Also, based off this list - would you trade Landon Collins and D Davis for Bobby Wagner? Thanks man!

FOOTBALL UNKNOWN said...

12 team IDP 3pt tackle 3pt sack/ff/fr. Have Telvin Smith on bye so I am starting Ryan Shazier and Demario Davis. I DO NOT like Demario's match up even at home. Is it crazy to drop him for Craig Robertson this week? Thanks!

D L said...

Hey guru, need 3 sleeper dl or dt this week, also, three cb this week, leaning to a niner cb for thebye. Suggestions? Thanks!

Ryan Bartman said...

Hey Ryan,
Do you think Shaq Thompson is a good play this week with Keuchly back in action? My alternatives are Campbell, D Johnson, Cunningham or Cory James. Thanks.

Michael said...

Guru - Please pick at least 5 total from this list (at least 2 in each position). Scoring = 1pt T, .5pt A, 5pt Sack, 5Pt FR, 5pt FF, 3pt Int, 2pt pass def. LB D Davis Vs Atl, jar Davis Vs. Pitt, ,Craig Rob vs Chi, R Foster Vs PHI, Ray Ray Arm vs PHI, D Trevathan vs NOS, DE/DT - J Peppers vs TBB, C Dunlap vs. InD, Jerry Hughes vs. OAK, F Clarke Vs HOU.

D L said...

Guru, whats the value of eric reid @ lb but listed @ safety for me, is the grass greener or is he a weak SLB?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@FOOTBALL UNKNOWN
No, I don't think it's crazy.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Ryan Bartman
I think he's more of a LB4+ with Kuechly back but probably still a better start than the guys you listed.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@D L
Hard to say as it depends on how many snaps he gets there. He's been playing linebacker for the last couple weeks and we haven't seen a huge increase in tackle production. So I'm bumping him up slightly but not as much as you would think until he proves himself.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Michael
Jdavis, Crob, Foster, Trevathan, Dunlap

sebastian sarkissian said...

Rest of the season Lavonte David or Kyle Van Oy?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@sebastian sarkissian
Very close. I would probably go Van Noy as he's safer but if you are an underdog and need more upside then David.

Giovanni Perone said...

I have Keanu as my db1. I have all 3 Kurt Coleman Micah Hyde and Sorensen with Coleman vs atl starting right now. Who would you go out of those 3?

Unknown said...

with BOSA on a bye i'm in desperate need of a DL, the ones high on your list our very inconsistent in our league but who do your recommend me grabbing out of these guys COX, DUNLAP, A'Shawn ROBINSON, GRAHAM, ADKINS, GHOLSTON, FOWLER, CLARK or NGAKOUE and DAREUS

Ultimate warriorz said...

bj goodson, myles jack, Mychal kendricks or Keanu neal wk 9

Ultimate warriorz said...

1 pt per tkle
.5 per asst
.5 pass def
3 sack
2 intercept
idp scoring

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Unknown
I'd go Graham given his matchup (goes against a very poor RT and a brand new QB in Osweiler).

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Ultimate warriorz
Jack

Leython D. WiIliams said...

T. Smith, C.J. Mosley, & Z. Brown...need to start 2 this week...should I start Smith & Mosley? Z. Brown is projected to outscore both this week...

John said...

With Karlos Dansby out who is going to fill that role this weekend?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@John
Probably going to be Josh Bynes and I wouldn't be surprised if he plays close to every down.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Leython D. WiIliams
I'd go Smith and Mosley as they have better matchups. But it's very close.

Defense Wins said...

You do a great job with this site. 2 questions for you. Start Frank Clark or Freeney along side Bosa for DL since Mack is off? Also, I have Telvin Smith, Blake Martinez and Vontaze Burfict; I normally always have Burfict in there, but should I sit him for Martinez? Thanks

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Defense Wins
Based on the rankings above, I'd go Burfict and Martinez. And that's based on matchup this week.

Jason Patton said...

So if Trevathan is out this week. Pickup Nick K. Or Christian Jones?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jason Patton
Jones. Kwiatkoski isn't an every down player.

Darryle Moody said...

Ryan, this question is for tonight's (Monday night) game. Because of byes, I elected to just have one LB spot open hoping I could pull out a win and not need the points; but as it turns out, I am down 2 points in my match this week and my opponent has no players left. I have a LB spot open for tonight's game but have to pick up and play either Terrence Garvin or DJ Alexander of Seattle. Which would you pick up and play? Thanks Ryan!

Unknown said...

I'm down 4.8 points, so I need 5 from any IDP tonight (except Wagner). With scoring of .5 points per tackle, 2 pts for sacks and INTs, 1 pt for fumble force and fumble recovery, which player on either team has the best chance of hitting 5 pts? Thanks!

Ryan said...

Would you cut Cory James, Brock Coyle or Campbell to make a pickup?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Ryan
Well, it depends on who you are trying to pickup.

TV AD GIRL said...

Probably splitting hairs .... but Mosely v Houston or Burfict v Cleveland

htinajero90 said...

@will cooperHe's 4th in my league Overall, so yea hes better than all those guys.

htinajero90 said...

Daniel Sorensen has been really consistent, would you rather start T.J Mcdnald or Sorensen?

Mark Filla said...

Where is Ray Ray Armstrong on this list? The Giants have no healthy linebackers and they are depending on Shepard that they signed from the street. Armstrong should get plenty of tackles this weekend. Any thoughts???????

D L said...

Hi, whats going on with myles jack? Are bostic, whitehead and christian jones viable down the stretch, if not what sleepers do you see other than bynes with bucanaon injury?
Thanks Guru
FootballDave

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Mark Filla
Highly doubt he plays significant time this week with Goodson returning.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@htinajero90
Sorensen is the safer pick but McDonald has higher upside. So if you are an underdog, go McDonald. Otherwise, Sorensen.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@D L
Tough competition for tackles, plays on the strong side, and on a defense that limits its own opportunity. Yes, I think the players mentioned can be viable down the stretch depending on matchup. Whitehead is the guy of that group that I think has the best chance at consistent week-to-week productio for the rest of the season.

Chris Moroney said...

Tackle Heavy league (PPT, PPTFL, 0.5 per Asst, Sack=2, Int=3, ForceF and FRec = 2pts each) ....have to sit 2 of these guys Bosa, Mack, Calais, Melvin Ingram. Who sits? Thanks Guru!!

Jrabbit said...

Very surprised your DB list continues to ignore Tre Kirkpatrick. Scored great in wks 11-12, and now has a plus oppty vs Pittsburgh on MNF. At least deserves a shout out for CB-required formats.
-Jrabbit

Dmitry Slavin said...

Why is Joseph so low this week? Deciding between him and Baker and he seems to have the better matchup.

El Dorado said...

Deone buchanon top 15? Isn't he hurt? Would you consider bynes a top 15-20 play?

Unknown said...

Ryan - thanks for all the information you provide on the site. Been a reader for a few years now and always purchase the pre-draft kit. In an "Any IDP" slot, would you recommend Christian Jones or Kenny Vaccaro? Thanks in advance!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Dmitry Slavin
Joseph hasn't done much lately and has been losing snaps in two of the last three weeks. Baker, on the other hand, has had two very strong tackle games in his last three weeks.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@El Dorado
He is hurt but got in a limited practice yesterday so I'm assuming he plays. If he's out again, Bynes would be a top 20ish play.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Unknown
I would go with Jones as there is more upside there.

Unknown said...

Who should I start this week Tyrann Mathieu or Desmond King?

Jake Zavoral said...

Vince Williams vs BAL or Budda Baker vs TEN for this week?

Scott Landrie said...

Stupid question....Melvin Ingram or Eric Lee for DT Week 14??

Jason Patton said...

Is Posluzny still in play with Telvin back? I have Dansby by at the moment.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Scott Landrie
Ingram

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jake Zavoral
Williams

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Jason Patton
Telvin practiced Wed/Thurs but missed practiced on Friday and apparently hasn't cleared the concussion protocol. So Poz is definitely in play if Smith sits. If Smith plays, Poz is pretty much useless.

Lance Simpkins said...

Ryan, thanks for all the info posted throughout the season. With Goodson sitting this week, would you recommend Sheppard or Munson? And if so, would you start either over Perryman, Onwuasor or Morrison?

FOOTBALL UNKNOWN said...

12 team IDP league. 3 points per tackle/FF/FR/SACK etc. Must start 2 LBs. I have Telvin Smith (looks like he plays this week) and Deone Bucannon. DB played 100% last week but put up next to nothing. Feel safe playing him this week and against a poor LB matchup? Not much on my waiver wire besides both DET LBs Whitehead/Davis. Burgess on CLE. Sheppard on NY. Etc etc. Go with Bucannon or look to that list? Thanks!

Darryle Moody said...

Ryan, need 2 solid safety's this week from this group:
Budda Baker @ Was, A. Amos @ Det, J. Cyprien @ SF, K. Vaccaro @ Jets, & B. McDougald @ Rams? Thanks Ryan for the IDP edge you give!

Darryle Moody said...

Also, offensively I need to start either Rod Smith (Dal-RB) @ OAK (gives up 14th most) or Robert Woods (Rams WR) @ SEA (gives us 9th most) or Doug Martin vs. ATL at home (gives up 13th fewest)- which would you start?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Darryle Moody
I'd go Backer and Amos (if he plays).

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@FOOTBALL UNKNOWN
Wouldn't feel 100% comfortable but I'd still go with him over the other options.

JLDM said...

Akiem Hicks (vs. Detroit) or Malik Jackson (vs. Houston) on Week 15?

Steven Reynolds said...

Why so low on DLaw at DL for week 15?

Unknown said...

Zach Cunningham has improved a lot lately. Any reason as to why?

Dmitry Slavin said...

You have Vince Williams ranked higher than Kiko Alonso. But Alonso plays a higher percentage of snaps and has the better matchup by points allowed. Is Williams higher because he's a better player? Or am I missing something else?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@JLDM
Hicks

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Unknown
Takes time to learn the position. He's a rookie remember. I liked him from day one he got on the field, so I'm not surprised to see him starting to turn things on. I think he's the guy to own their long term over McKinney.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Dmitry Slavin
With Shazier out Williams playing time increases to 80% of the defensive snaps. He has a good matchup this week and brings a lot of upside to the table with his sack ability (7 on the season which is crazy for an ILB). Alonso has a great matchup this week but he's shown much upside so he's still in the LB3+/LB2- tier for me.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Steven Reynolds
Oakland has perhaps the best pass protecting line in the league and allow very few snaps. Hard to start Dlaw as a clear cut DL1 this week because of that. But I still have him top 15 because he's Dlaw.

Eric Ludy said...

Where is Clay Matthews??? He has 3+ sacks the last two weeks and I can't find him in anybody's rankings.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Eric Ludy
Hard to crack the top 50 as a sack-reliant OLB in balanced IDP scoring systems unless you are a top tier rusher (Houston, Clowney, Jones, etc.). Also matchup this week is mediocre. I would have him in the LB50-55 if I went that deep.

Eric Ludy said...

@Ryan Sitzmann

OK, I'm slotting in Trevathan instead.

El Dorado said...

Big play league (Solo = 2, Asst = 1, Sack = 6) and need to start 3 LBs. Having trouble making a decision for my LB3.
LB1 - Luke Kuechly
LB2 - Wesley Woodyard
LB3 - ?

Pick 1 of:

Deone Bucannon @ WAS - Perine running the ball as of late has produced good points despite the season matchup totals.

Zach Cunningham @ JAX - 100% of the snaps last two weeks. Good running game if Fournette plays

Von Miller @ IND - Big Play and gamble on sacks? Also has seen 100% snaps last few weeks.

Denzel Perryman @ KC - Could be a shoot out. Showed up last week vs WAS.

Michael Lott said...

I am struggling with a decision...I need to start 3 of the following 4 LBs
Bowman
Barron
D Jones
R Foster
my gut feeling is to bench D Jones b/c he had a bad game vs. TB earlier this year but I see you have him ranked above Bowman and Barron. Should I ignore the previous TB-ATL game?
Thanks for the advice
-Michael

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@El Dorado
I'd go Von Miller. Colts give up sacks in the truckloads and Miller is one of the best.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Michael Lott
They are all close. I would go Foster, Jones, and Bowman.

FOOTBALL UNKNOWN said...

Matt Milano has been named starter to the very prosperous BUF weakside LB position. Thoughts on his current ranking? Will you move him up?

Ramses Medina said...

@Ryan Sitzmann

Struggling between picking up Kwon & Kirksey? Have K. Mack but nervous about Dallas OL. From what I’m gathering Kirksey looks like the best play...? In a league w/ 2 IDP. Mosley is my set it and forget it. There are a lot of guys available in the top 20 including Foster, Burfict, Kirksey, D. Jones, Trevathan & V. Williams. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Had my eye on Kwon mainly, just FYI.

Unknown said...

w/ landon collins nursing an ankle injury, would you start sean davis over him?

FOOTBALL UNKNOWN said...

With Burfict OUT does Rey get a big rankings bump in his place vs. MIN? Or is Evans preferred over Rey? Thanks.

Unknown said...

WHy is glover quin ranked above Chung?

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