@BrianDFF and the IDPGuys staff answer your Twitter questions from @IDPGuysTrades about NFL Week 4.
After a short hiatus from writing, getting a new job and such, I’m back and better than ever. Recently Nate from the IDPGuys podcast reached out to me asking me to operate the @IDPGuysTrades account. After answering a ton of your questions over on Twitter, I decided to bring your questions to article-form to elaborate a bit more than Twitter’s 280 characters allow.
You guys asked a few questions but since is the first week I expect this to be the lowest mailbag in the history of this article series moving forward. With that being said, let’s get to it!
Struggling with Sheldon Richardson or Nkemdiche. Nkemdiche has consistently produced and has been getting a higher snap %. Plus better offensive line matchup.
— Mike Middleton (@DRRankings) September 27, 2018
As Mike alluded to, Nkemdiche has been getting a ton of more playing time as of late. Snap count percentages are as follows(per footballguys.com):
70%, 72%, 80%
70%, 73%, 66%
Richardson’s snap count could be receding due to him being banged up. It could also be a product of an emerging Tom Johnson, who has lost some time due to injury but saw 33% of snaps last week. It is something to monitor moving forward, but I think Nkemdiche being on the field more puts him in a situation to score more points. Add that to the fact that Arizona is very bad on offense and I think Nkemdiche is in line to score more points.
Start Amos or Honey Badger at S? I’m already starting Geathers.
— Dynasty_IDP (@dynasty_idp) September 27, 2018
Although both have yet to contribute in the “big play” category (forced fumbles and interceptions), both are almost identical in tackles (15 and 16) and saw 100% of defensive snaps the past two weeks.
The only difference to me is that Mathieu has always been a ball-hawking safety with a ton of interception upside every week. Against a Colts team with a limited Andrew Luck, I can see Mathieu racking up between 5-10 tackles and an interception. Both Amos and Mathieu are good options so it is difficult to make a definitive choice. I wouldn’t argue with you if you chose either or.
Start 2 at dl: Clowney, F Clark, Hunter, Ngakoue
— Hakimi Matata (@TikiLaundry) September 27, 2018
I decided to go with Frank Clark and Danielle Hunter. Hunter obviously played last night (3 tackles and the lone Viking with a sack). I like Clark this week against a terrible Cardinals offensive line and as the Seahawks aren’t great either he should see a decent amount of snaps.
Clowney is always a scare for injury but has decent upside when he is on the field. He earned himself three tackles last week and should see more snap percentage than last week (87%). Ngakoue has been low on snap percentages and has not produced through the first three weeks of the season. He is a potential sell (if you even can).
Tough call Bobby Wagner is my top ranked linebacker overall but the Cards offense is averaging less than 50 plays per game. That makes it tough for IDP performance that’s so reliable on tackles.
I’d think about Edmunds this week.
— IDP Dynasty Authority (@ONUtyjo) September 28, 2018
I like Tyler’s opinion here so I am tagging his tweet. As Deion Jones went down for the season (RIP my #1 IDP player) and Bobby Wagner now clearly the #1 ranked linebacker still healthy, this should be an easy decision. However, Edmunds has a beautiful matchup this week vs. the Packers and should see a ton of playing time on defense.
Arizona is by far the worst offense in the league and ends up giving the opposing team a ton of time on offense. That does not bode well for Wagner’s upside this Sunday. Obviously, Wagner in most situations is an automatic play. In this situation, I go with Edmunds for this week.
ROS LB rankings in league with 10 pts for Sack, FF, FR, INT. 2pts tackle. Thanks !!!!
You lit have most of the first page of our linebacker rankings lol. Hitchens and Jack probably the weakest in that group for me anyways but you totally solid with any of those guys. Warner and Foster just had their offense seriously downgraded so they may see additional snaps
— Johny The Greek (@OrangeMan3142) September 27, 2018
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