IDP Tipster’s Futures: Arizona Cardinals Defensive End Benson Mayowa An Ace In The Hole

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The IDP Tipster has located an early in-season add for IDP rosters and he has more upside than the risk of not worth being picked up asap, this is not a wait and see situation.

From The Sports Betting Glossary:

Futures – (Also, Ante Post) Bets placed in advance predicting the outcome of a future event.

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This “take” may not be 100% up to the standard in terms of proper article writing. But the original idea of the “IDP Tipster” persona was to hit on the IDP players who are either “sleeping” or “under the radar” before they go mainstream. So please, read the content more than the delivery with me as I follow-up on this situation that’s come up. Warning! This statement is going to become even more relevant as we hit this time of the year and momentum is in play. It’s about to get ugly.

The Cardinals signed Benson Mayowa this past offseason and they haven’t been disappointed. Mayowa is a former Seattle Seahawk and Dallas Cowboy that didn’t quite ever get the full-time opportunity to showcase his skill set while with the teams. That has not been the case for him in Arizona. He instantly stood out and has earned the starting role along with Chandler Jones as an edge rusher and is benefiting from his role. He is a hard buy in right now and an “Ace In The Hole” going forward for anyone lucky enough to add him to an IDP roster.

In week one he had a full complement of snaps but he did not manage to make much of an impact with only recording two combined tackles versus Washington. But since then, in the last two weeks, he has produced at a high level and as good as any IDP owner could ask for. In week two versus the Rams, he recorded seven combined tackles and two sacks putting himself on the IDP radar. Now after recording five combined more tackles in Week Three versus the Bears, he has become a solid option for a pick up to see exactly what he can do going forward.

With the state of the Arizona offense, he will likely have plenty of snaps on defense in any given contest to assist IDP owners in production to try to secure a win. His name is just now going to be starting to hit mainstream after the second week of solid production so add this ACE soon before he isn’t available. With some defensive lineman underperforming and others like Joey Bosa out for some time, Mayowa will not only help get thru the upcoming bye weeks but could very well be a preferred play in the coming weeks per matchup.

As an IDP guy, I can tell you that over the last few years I have actually had this guy in my crosshairs. But he has never got that chance in Seattle or Dallas that he is getting now as one of the better players on the defensive line in Arizona. Personally, I am not shocked to see his output so far given this chance to be on the field in a full-time role.

These opportunities can’t be passed up this time of the year, so if you’re needing a good option at DL and maybe a solid Edge Rusher I advise you act as quickly as you can here to get him on your roster. At his current rate, he could very well end up an upper tier two DL/Edge play by the end of the season. And would likely secure his role with Arizona by doing so for dynasty leagues going forward.


The Final “take is that the production, opportunity, situation, and the team he plays for has him firmly as an Ace In The Hole at this time. I have bought some shares personally just in the last week and advice anyone in any format to do the same if at all possible.

I am not suggesting going overboard in obtaining him, but as it looks like right now a little bit of an overpay should pay off big in the end. He might not end up being a strong play in Week 4 versus the Seahawks because they don’t allow a lot of points to the DLs, but with so much of the season remaining his schedule will have some favorable matchups worth having him in our lineups.


Thank you as always for reading and feel free to find me on Twitter @HBogart27 for any follow-up questions or anything IDP. Or reach out at And be sure to catch me on periscope via Twitter and look for me on those podcasts.

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