Taking a look at the NFL Week 11 from a IDP perspective; notes on what our writer @Orangeman3142 saw this weekend.
This is a continuation of our weekly article series that breaks down what we saw this week in IDP fantasy football. What happened and why, what we got right and what we got wrong and more importantly how to move forward and get better next week. We look at possible waivers and trends, snap counts and issues that affect production for your IDP team. Part two will cover the next three games of week eleven. Keep an eye out for part three dropping tomorrow and make sure you read part one from yesterday.
Let’s get into it.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
Titans: The Colts blew away the Titans this week and passed all over them all game long, it was an ideal situation for Adoree Jackson (CB) who led the way with 9 solo tackles playing 100% of snaps this week. He’s an auto start if your league has return yards and is a great option against pass happy offense like the Colts run. Wesley Woodyard (LB) was next with another monster week recording 8 solo tackles on 74% of snaps and is now completely rust free and back to being a tier one auto start no questions asked.
Kevin Byard (S) also feasted this week putting up 8 combined tackles on 95% of snaps this week and remains a tier one producer with the occasional spotty game, not this week though. Kenny Vaccaro (S) also had a great week with 6 combined tackles and 1 TFL on 95% of snaps and has been a good spot start or a safety two or three in deeper leagues.
Jayon Brown (LB) had a serviceable game this week with 6 combined tackles and 1 PD on 81% of snaps, his production has been slashed since Woodyard’s return but his youth and durability make him a good futures investment in dynasty or a playable weekly guy in deep leagues as a linebacker three.
Malcolm Butler (CB) and Logan Ryan (CB) both had 3 combined tackles each with Butler adding a pass defense while playing 76% of snaps, Ryan played 95% this week. There are a lot of chefs in the kitchen with this secondary so the production ends up scatter shot unless playing against a super efficient offense that dominates time of possession so buyer beware with all these corners. Jurell Casey (DT) had a stinker with 2 combined tackles and 1 TFL on 66% of snaps this week but will be fine it happens.
Colts: It’s a rare occasion when Darius Leonard (LB) doesn’t lead the Colts in IDP production, he had 7 combined tackles, 1 sack, 1 PD and 1 INT on 81% of snaps in yet another monster game but was outdone by cornerback Kenny Moore (CB) who recorded 10 combined tackles, 0.5 sacks and 1 TFL on 97% of snaps this week, he’s been on fire lately and may be worth an add if available in your league for corner help.
Clayton Geathers (S) came back to earth this week with 4 solo tackles and 1 PD on 89% of snaps which is still serviceable but not what he is capable of, he’ll be fine as long as he can stay healthy though I’m going to keep playing him. Anthony Walker (LB) had an awesome week last week but I warned everyone on our podcast that Skai Moore (LB), who had 2 solo tackles on 27% of snaps, was back on the 53 man roster and stealing snaps from him and to beware of that.
This week that was apparent as he only played 67% of snaps and only had 4 solo tackles and 1 TFL. He is still playable, especially in deeper leagues, against offenses better than the pile of crap Tennessee marches onto the field each week but keep in mind with Moore around he’ll continue to lose snaps and production as a result.
Jabaal Sheard (DE) got back into the swing of things this week with 4 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 TFL on 76% of snaps and remains a tier two producer for weekly production or a great spot start in shallow leagues. Denico Autry (DT) finally had a decent game with 2 solo tackles, 1 sack and 1 TFL on 62% of snaps but has been terrible in the majority of contests this season so I’ll pass.
Unfortunately Margus Hunt (DT, DE) has really come back to earth as well and had another bad week with just 2 combined tackles playing 25% of snaps this week. It’s time to move on from him as well. Tyquan Lewis (DE), who I didn’t even know was a person until this morning during our live stream, had a serviceable game with 3 combined tackles and 1 TFL on 79% of snaps played and may be a decent futures option in dynasty or a spot start for injuries or bye weeks if he can continue to have production like this reliably.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants
Bucs: With stud safety Justin Evans (S) injured and out this week Isiah Johnson (S) got a chance to play this week and took full advantage leading the Bucs in IDP production with 10 combined tackles playing 100% of snaps this week, that’s incredible production but let’s remember that LaVonte David (LB) was also injured and out, Evans injury isn’t serious so he should be back soon and if David had played this week I’m pretty confident he would’ve soaked up a good deal of that production.
Jordan Whitehead (S) is the other safety on the Bucs who the IDP community has been tracking, he had a great game as well with 8 combined tackles and 1 TFL on 79% of snaps and is the one I would add through waivers of the two, he’ll still have a job when both Evans and David return from injury. Jason Pierre Paul (DE) had a monster game with 7 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 TFL on 94% of snaps and remains a tier one weekly auto start.
Adarius Taylor (LB) had a nice game filling in for Kwon Alexander (LB) this week with 6 combined tackles on 98% of snaps, as long as Kendal Beckwith (LB) isn’t playing he’s a safe start but that will change the second he enters the lineup, at that point Beckwith becomes the linebacker I want of the two. Carl Nassib (DE) had a decent game with 6 combined tackles and 0.5 sacks on 89% of snaps and has become a decent spot start if you need to roll the dice at defensive end for a week.
Gerald McCoy (DT) had a great game with 4 solo tackles, 1 sack and 2 TFL on 81% of snaps and remains a rock solid tier two defensive tackle. Brent Grimes (CB) had zero stats of any kind on 100% of snaps in a matchup where he should’ve done something, so that’s weird, he isn’t listed as injured so make sure you catch the podcast and articles throughout the week for updates. ***Update: Kendal Beckwith not expected to play this season, Taylor safe to keep playing***
Giants: It was the only two guys on this team I give a crap about leading the way for the Giants this week, just like normal. Landon Collins (S) led the way with 11 combined tackles on 92% of snaps and is a tier one auto start stud monster beautiful man.
Alec Ogletree (LB) had a monster game as well with 9 combined tackles, 1 PD, 1 INT and 1 TD on 100% of snaps and is an end of tier one producer and a weekly auto start as well. I don’t care about anyone else on this team, Snacks is gone to Detroit and everyone else is as spotty as my underwear after Chipotle.
Houston Texans @ Washington Redskins
Texans: Safeties Kareem Jackson (S), Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu (S) and Justin Reid (S) all had monster games this week for Houston. Jackson recorded 9 combined tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL and 1 PD on 100% of snaps while Mathieu had 9 combined tackles, 1 sack and 1 TFL playing 97% of snaps and Reid put up 3 combined tackles, 2 PD, 1 INT and 1 TD on 96% of snaps this week. Mathieu has been a tier one auto start all season and the other two have been solid producers more often than not this year.
JaDaveon Clowney (DE, LB) had a great game as well this week with 5 combined tackles, 1 sack and 2 TFL on 88% of snaps and is an auto start at defensive end and a clinch your buttcheeks together start at linebacker if you choose to make that mistake. With Zach Cunningham (LB) injured and out this week it was a foregone conclusion that Bernardrick McKinney (LB) would have a decent game and he did with 5 combed tackles on 99% of snaps, to be honest I would’ve expected more from him with an ideal scenario like that but we have to factor in how awful Washington’s offense is as well.
JJ Watt (DE) continues his great comeback season with another nice week consisting of 4 combined tackles, 1 sack and 1 TFL on 89% of snaps played this week. He’s a tier one weekly auto start as long as he can stay healthy. DJ Reader (DT) stunk up the joint with just 2 solo tackles on 57% of snaps and has really come crashing back to reality after his fast start to the season.
Redskins: This weekly box score for the Redskins is starting to look exactly the same every week to me, since the acquisition of Ha Ha Clinton Dix (S) it’s been the same three guys at the top of the Skins IDP production every week. Dix led the way this week with 13 combined tackles on 100% of snaps and has found his second wind on his new team, he is a man reborn and is definitely back to his tier one producing ways.
Mason Foster (LB) was next with yet another monster game consisting of 10 combined tackles, 1 PD and 1 INT on 100% of snaps, he’s the new tier one linebacker to own on the Redskins, keep that in mind for next season. Zach Brown (LB) had a nice week as well surprisingly, he’s been pretty bad this season, putting up 8 combined tackles on 87% of snaps, he’s playable weekly in deeper leagues but is just a shadow of his former top five linebacker self.
DJ Swearinger (S) and Josh Norman (CB) both had off games this week but Norman is playable against better passing offenses than the Texans possess while Swearinger has really taken a dive off a cliff since Dix showed up, he’s been cut by me on any teams I had him on, I suggest you move on as well.
Make sure you read part one from yesterday and catch part three dropping tomorrow and keep an eye out for my start or sit article dropping Sunday morning. My bad habit of going too far into detail means this article is in multiple parts instead of one novel.
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