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  • IDP Fantasy Football Instant Reaction & Waivers Week Three Edition (Part Three)

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    Taking a look at the NFL week 3 from a IDP perspective; notes on what our writer @Orangeman3142 saw this weekend.


    This is a continuation of my weekly article series that breaks down what we say 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 this week. We look at possible waivers and trends, snap counts and issues that effect production for your IDP team. Let's break down part three.

    Tennesse Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Titans: Wesley Woodyard (LB) once again led the Titans in IDP production this week while playing 100% of snaps again. He put up 12 combined tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL and 1 PD in another monster game. He's an always start for me. Jayon Brown (LB) was the next best producer with 7 combined tackles and 1 TFL while only playing 67% of snaps. This is the first time I've mentioned him this year so I would steer clear until he's a bit more consistent.

    Kenny Vaccarro (S) had another nice game this week playing 100% of snaps and recording 4 solo tackles, 1 sack and 1 TFL. He has been a solid and consistent option at safety this year who also has the weekly playing time, pick him up without hesitation if you need help at safety.

    Kevin Byard (S) had a dud but still played 100% of snaps so I would keep playing him he should be fine. Malcolm Butler (CB) had an ok game with 3 solo tackles on 91% of snaps played defensively. Against teams that throw more often he should be a good option at corner. Adoree Jackson (CB) got hurt in this game and had a dud because of it, he should be fine to plug in again once healthy.

    Jags: Telvin Smith (LB) had the monster game with week while Myles Jack (LB) had a stinker. Both played 100% of snaps and Smith put up 8 solo tackles, 1 sack and 1 TFL while Jack only recorded 3 combined tackles. Both should continue to be automatic starts weekly despite Jacks dud this week.

    Calais Campbell (DE) finally played the kind of game we expect from him after last seasons outstanding production. While playing 74% of snaps he put up 5 solo tackles, 2 sacks and 3 TFL. This is what was expected of him from guys who drafted him so it's nice to see he's starting to put it together.

    Tashaun Gipson (S) and Barry Church (S) also had nice games with Gipson playing 97% of snaps while Church played 100%. Gipson recorded 6 solo tackles and 1 pd while Church put up 5 solo tackles. Out of the two Church is far more consistent and the option I would look at for waivers.

    Marcel Dareus (DT) had a solid game as well while playing 68% of snaps and putting up 6 combined tackles and 0.5 TFL. He was a nice IDP defensive tackle last year but has started slow this season, if in a deeper league he may be a good option but personally I'm looking elsewhere for DT help.

    Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens

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    Broncos: Todd Davis (LB) had another nice game while Brandon Marshall (LB) continues to struggle with injury and playing time due to it. Davis played 72% of snaps while Marshall played only 46%. Davis recorded 8 combined tackles while Marshall only put up 2 combined tackles. Davis seems to be a decent option and has been consistent despite the less than ideal amount of playing time while Marshall now clearly is an avoid until completely healthy and back to his normal snap count.

    Darian Stewart (S) led the Broncos in production with 9 combined tackles while playing 88% of snaps. Safety Justin Simmons (S) has been the more reliable of the two and recorded 5 solo tackles this week.

    Von Miller (LB) had a dud and has always been hit or miss due to relying on sacks for the majority of his IDP production, if you want to start him you'll have to accept weeks like this. Bradley Chubb (DE) had the first nice week of his young career with 2 solo tackles, 1 sack and 1 TFL while playing 69% of snaps. He's still too inconsistent for my tastes.

    Ravens: Kenny Young (LB) has been a solid replacement for CJ Mosley (LB) while he's been injured. Young played 76% of snaps and recorded 10 combined tackles and 1 TFL. Brandon Carr (CB) played 100% of snaps and had the next best day with 6 combined tackles. This is the first time I've mentioned him though so I would steer clear until he shows more consistency.

    Both Tony Jefferson (S) and Eric Weddle (S) had nice games while each played 100% of snaps. Weddle put up 5 combined tackles while Jefferson had 5 combined tackles and 1 TFL. Jefferson is the more consistent of the two and the one I would pick up for safety help.

    New York Giants @ Houston Texans

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    Giants: Cornerback Curtis Riley (CB) led the Giants in production this week and played 100% of snaps but I would still rather have Janoris Jenkins (CB) who had 3 solo tackles and 1 PD and also played 100% of snaps and has been far more consistent of the two.

    Damon Snacks Harrison (DT) had the next best game for the Giants this week with 7 combined tackles and 1.5 TFL while playing 51% of snaps. He has been in the top three of IDP defensive tackles for years now and remains an automatic start at the DT position.

    Both Landon Collins (S) and Alec Ogletree (LB) had decent games with both playing 100% of snaps. Collins recorded 5 combined tackles and 1 PD while Ogletree had also had 5 combined tackles and 1 PD. These two are also automatic starts for me and despite the slow start this year I feel will end up with monster seasons when it's all said and done.

    Texans: Both of the Texans safeties, Tyran Mathieu (S) and Kareem Jackson (S) had great games with honey badger playing 100% of snaps while Jackson played 98%. Honey badger recorded 9 combined tackles and 1 PD while Jackson put up 9 combined and 1 PD as well.

    JJ Watt (DE) finally did something productive this week with 8 combined tackles, 3 sacks and 5 TFL in a monster week while playing 84% of snaps. If he can avoid the injury bug he might actually be on track for a nice season.

    Inside linebackers Bernardrick McKinney (LB) and Zach Cunningham (LB) continue to be steady producers with McKinney playing 87% of snaps while Cunningham played 73%. Bernardrick recorded 7 combined tackles and 1.5 TFL while Cunningham put up 6 combined tackles and 1 TFL. Both have been solid options at linebacker and should continue to be this season.

    LA Chargers @ LA Rams

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    Chargers: Derwin James (S) continues to be incredible in his rookie season with a week three performance including 9 combined tackles, 1 pd and 1 int. He has played 100% of snaps in the first three games and is everything we thought he would be and more.

    Denzel Perryman (LB) and Kyzir White (LB,S) also keep proving they are the linebackers to own on the Chargers with Perryman playing 77% of snaps while White played 78%. The next linebacker up only played 25% of snaps so these two are clearly the favorites.

    Perryman recorded 10 combined tackles while White put up 7 combined tackles and 1 TFL. Either of them are solid waiver wire options. Desmond King (CB) continues to play 100% of snaps and had a better week with 5 combined tackles and 1 TFL. He remains a solid option at corner if you need help there. Melvin Ingram (DE) had an off week but still played 83% of snaps and remains an automatic start for me. You can't win em all.

    Rams: Linebackers Cory Littleton (LB) and Ramik Wilson (LB) put up solid numbers in another week without injured Marc Barron (LB) around to soak up all the production. Littleton played 100% of snaps while Wilson only played 67%. Cory recorded 10 combined tackles and 1 PD while Wilson put up 9 combined tackles, 1 TFL and 1 PD.

    Littleton remains the more consistent of the two but I would avoid both when Marc Barron comes back from injury. John Johnson (S), Aaron Donald (DE) and Micheal Brockers (DE) all had dud games but have been solid all year (except Donald, who is due for a big game soon) so I'm not even close to abandoning ship yet.

    N'Damakong Suh (DT) had his first nice game of the year while playing 92% of snaps and putting up 3 combined tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL and 1 PD. This Rams defense is loaded with talent, IDP and otherwise, but it can be risky playing them since in two out of three games this year the starters have been rested from the third quarter onwards due to killing the team they were playing so badly.

    So plan accordingly. Corners Aquib Talib (CB) and Marcus Peters (CB) both got injured but Talib is day to day while Peters will be out 2-4 weeks.

    Make sure you caught part one and two of this article and keep an eye out for part four. My bad habit of going too far into detail means this article will be in four parts instead of one novel. If you have any questions or need some advice feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@OrangeMan3142) or use the "Contact Us" box on our website (idpguys.org) to reach us. Keep an eye out for our other articles and info all week and my start em sit em article dropping Saturday morning. Good luck in your matchups this week!


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    Johny The Greek

    Non-delusional Cowboys Fan. Been playing Fantasy since 2003, IDP since 2004 and watching football for 35 years. Being a firm believer in "you should know if the person you're taking advice from actually knows or wins anything" I'd like to present exhibit A: I have a diamond rating in Yahoo (976) with 29 plus titles in redraft/dynasty across Yahoo, Sleeper, Fantrax and MFL and an additional 57 plus 2nd/3rd place in redraft/dynasty, same platforms. I also play in and have won several all-IDP leagues. I started playing FanDuel with a free entry and have won almost a grand since. I've also won many leagues on the draft app (RIP Draft App, we miss you) and play the maximum number of free college fantasy leagues on Yahoo every year as well with 3 titles and 9 trophies in just two years of playing before Yahoo discontinued those leagues. My profile includes multiple titles in survivor and pick em leagues as well. I was a finalist in the 2021/22 IDP Guys Invitational and the best ball tournament. Also a MFL & Sleeper best ball & eliminator degenerate with many titles there as well. I just started playing All-22 this season and I would bet the mortgage I'll be good at that too. (Update, I did fine, 9-5 first season and made playoffs). What does all that mean? Nothing except when I do something I tend to overdo it. I have been at this for a long time though so I'll help you with your IDP roster and questions however I can whenever I can. I write a weekly streaming IDP corners article (Johny The Greek's Cornerbacks Corner) and whatever I feel like in the offseason. You can find me @OrangeMan3142 on Twitter. Feel free to reach out for any questions or just to talk some football. Check out my articles on Friday mornings all season long. And new this season and going forward stick around for "Johny The Greek's Free Real Estate" where I interview the best and brightest from FF Twitter, and by that I mean the interesting people who actually help you win and not the useless engagement farmers. I am not an "analyst" I'm just a crazy person/degenerate who has been doing this a long time, has been pretty good at it and is dialed in because I have to be to not sound like an idiot writing all these articles and doing all these shows. My style is straightforward & conversational, IDP isn't complicated and you're not trying to win an argument on Twitter you're trying to win your league. Come join me weekly in season for Johny the Greek's Cornerbacks Corner, where we look at the fine art that is streaming corners or finding ways to maximize your production from your CB slots each week. Also in season check out the IDP Pros Podcast on SGPN network. I hope you enjoyed the article. Let us praise our Messiah Babu Frik and give worship to Baby Yoda. Jimmy G would make a fine husband. Thanks for reading. -Johny the Greek-
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