IDP Reaction & Waivers Week Fifteen (15) “The (smaller) Monster”

by | Dec 24, 2020 | 2020 Weekly Prep, IDP, The Monster

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And then a hero comes along…


This is it. One week left and we’re done here. One more game for all the tea in China. We’ve made it this far and now we go just a little farther to take home all the glory. This week’s version of the monster is going to be a mini monster for a few reasons. The first one is this is it, we don’t need to be looking at anything long term because there is no long term, the site will have dynasty stuff like always throughout the offseason but that’s not what I do, I’m an “in season” cat and my season is over after this week, offseason writing is for new guys I’m not trying to work my butt off for seventeen clicks. Plus we’ve got Euro Cup this summer and Cyberpunk 2077 and Dungeons and Dragons and gardening and the movies (post vaccine) and golf and everything else I enjoy immensely after this is over with, I’ll circle back after the draft but this isn’t a all year long thing for me I’ve got other interests. So this is it, we don’t do week seventeen title games here, too much guess work, so I won’t be covering the results of this week. And for this week we don’t need to look at anything other than situations we need to panic about and last ditch waiver moves for crazy deep leagues, beyond that we’re going to dance with the girl we brought. 

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The other reason I’m not going full 15k plus words this week is I’ve got a busy week with work and quite frankly that’s more important than this, anyone that knows me is aware that I’m in recovery myself and my career is also in that field helping others in recovery, that stuff is very much life or death, this is not. With Christmas and the two days off this week I’m trying to get things squared away for the holidays and have fewer days than usual to do what I need to do, something needs to suffer and it’s going to be this. Despite doing this for three years now it still takes me somewhere between ten to twelve hours a week over a four day period to write this thing, that time needs to go elsewhere this week, lucky for us this is the only week of the season where we really don’t need to know much other than who got hurt, who their replacement is and if we got the rug pulled out from under us anywhere in a last minute disaster. We’ve gone over everything else we need all season long to make the informed decisions for championship week, anything beyond a crazy out of left field panic situation that we spot here this week or an injury isn’t going to change that. We know what we need to know. So we’ll make our decisions and let the chips fall where they may.

If you need additional support we’ve got start/sit charts here at the site and @IDP_Dude does weekly rankings as well that include the top 70 linebackers and same for defensive backs and defensive line. He’s not just naming ten guys that everyone automatically starts every week these are deep and change week to week based on matchup, changes in playing time and offensive/defensive ranks and many other factors. Any of our writers including myself are available on Twitter for questions, all of those Twitter handles are available in the propaganda below after the article. I know I’m locked in, I’ve seen fifteen weeks of games, snap counts, production and gamescript, time of possession rankings and offensive/defensive rankings, it’s all floating in the brain box so my ass is on auto pilot. If you’ve been here reading this every week it’s very likely you’re right there as well. You got this. Alright let’s cover just the basics here and we’ll see if the Fantasy Gods remain merciful to us all for one more week as we close things out.

Thank you all for reading this all season long. I truly appreciate it and had a good time doing it. We learned some things, we made some jokes, we snuck in some shots at the IRA, Coach Patricia, guys who play EDGE in their regular linebacker slot and I managed to desensitize you all to the point where I can go through almost every single one of the “100 love quotes for him” page I’ve been taking those Jimmy G love quotes from and not one person has said a thing all season long, you’re all truly just as nuts as I am now congratulations. Thank you for letting me say what I want to say without taking any crap for it. We’ll do it again next year because doing this every week not only helps make your IDP defenses better but it helps mine as well. Stay tuned to the site we’ll be shutting down for a couple months for a complete remodel and will come out swinging with all kinds of new goodies across the board. Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, happy new year and let’s make it the happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny ****ing K. Good luck to you all this week, let’s go get that hardware.


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Raiders vs Chargers

Las Vegas Raiders

Anything to panic about: Not really, there were injuries so we saw replacement guys and the corners situation was a mess due to those injuries but that’s all normal around these parts. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general. Maxx Crosby (DE) was in for 92% of snaps but just didn’t do anything, nature of the position.

Injuries and possible waivers: Cory Littleton (LB) saw 98% of snaps with Nicholas Morrow (LB) injured and out this week, that’s an option again this week if Morrow can’t go. Eric Harris (S) saw 100% of snaps with both Jonathan Abram (S) and Jeff Heath (S) injured and out, should remain the same or close to it if either of those starting safeties can’t go this week.

Los Angeles Chargers

Anything to panic about: Yes. Joey Bosa (DE) was only in for 22% of snaps and is back to being banged up, I’d look elsewhere for a week sixteen option unless you don’t have anything else, he may not even play enough right out the gate nevermind being less effective playing while injured. Also while Kyzir White (LB) did return from injury he was only in for 42% of snaps while Nick Vigil (LB) played 61%, neither is playable while they’re splitting the position like this. Everything else looked fine, no significant fluctuations in playing time or injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Jaylen Watkins (S) was in for Nasir Adderley (S), he played 97% of snaps so that looks like an option if Adderley is injured and out again this week.

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Bills @ Broncos

Buffalo Bills

Anything to panic about: Just the Matt Milano (LB) or AJ Klein (LB) shenanigans, they played 39% and 56% of snaps respectively this week and continue to split the other inside linebacker position more or less, neither is playable in my opinion while this is the case. Also no one played the entire game here either because the parting of Denver’s cheeks was so complete. Taron Johnson (CB) saw elevated snaps for the second week in a row and actually led all corners in playing time here this week, also there were a few bangs and bruises so check local Buffalo media and beat writers for updates on those guys, Tre’Davious White (CB) chief among them, before kickoff this week. Other than that we’re looking good here.

Injuries and possible waivers: Injuries yes, no direct replacements though because most of them happened late and starters were pulled eventually, Josh Norman (CB) could be an option if any of White, Wallace or Johnson can’t go next week but it’s the Patriots so I wouldn’t stream against them if you had a gun to my head. So we’re all set here. Congrats to the Bills, division champs for the first time in a long time.

Denver Broncos

Anything to panic about: Nope, everything looks normal here across the board. The guys who didn’t perform were all basically on the defensive line where that’s just a fact of life, that’s not an “every week” position. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: De’Vante Bausby (CB) continues to look like a very nice streaming corner option, 97% of snaps this week and the second solid box score in a row plus I believe they get the pass happy Chargers this week, not a bad option at all. Beyond that no new producers or injury replacements.

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Panthers @ Packers

Carolina Panthers

Anything to panic about: Not really, Jermaine Carter (LB) saw like 10% less snaps this week, 50% total, but he’s only an option in crazy deep leagues anyways. Besides that we’re looking good across the board. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week, check the Brian Burns (EDGE) possible injury here but besides that I think we’re all set.

Green Bay Packers

Anything to panic about: Nah, even Christian Kirksey (LB) somewhat got the train back on the tracks with 71% of snaps and a decent box score, he’s still somewhat splitting the position with Krys Barnes (LB) though so he’s not the option he used to be but we’ve already covered that for multiple weeks here. Both Smith’s were able to split butt cheeks so that was nice, anyone who survived Za’Darius Smith’s (EDGE) one tackle no splash play week last week was probably happy to see that. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Not that I’m aware of, looking good in Green Bay.

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Buccaneers @ Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Anything to panic about: Possibly. Jason Pierre Paul (DE) was in for 86% of snaps this week but didn’t do anything so it’s possible he was still hobbled from the injury that had him questionable all week up until kickoff, keep an eye on him through local media and beat writers this week if you plan on playing him in the title game. Carlton Davis (CB) also suffered a groin injury after playing 62% of snaps so monitor him as well if you want to fire him up next week. Jordan Whitehead (S) only saw 75% of snaps, I’m not seeing anything about an injury and we’ve seen his playing time fluctuate before so that’s probably what this is, if you have a better option fire away. Everything else looked good. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Sean Murphy Bunting (CB) will see a ton more snaps if Carlton Davis (CB) can’t go in all likelihood, he was in for 100% this week. Other than that we’re good, if the JPP thing really is that injury flaring back up and we just don’t know yet then maybe William Gholston (DE) might see a bump in playing time but that’s not set in stone. All set besides that.

Atlanta Falcons

Anything to panic about: Possibly, Keanu Neal (S) only saw 79% of snaps this week and might’ve hurt himself when he annihilated Mike Evans (WR) over the middle, keep an eye on it heading into week sixteen and go with a different option if it’s looking iffy. Everything else looked solid. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Sharrod Neasman (CB) saw solid playing time for the second week in a row and had a monster box score against the Bucs, with the Chiefs in town this could be a (risky, we’ve only seen two weeks of this guy) solid streaming corner option this upcoming week.

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49ers @ Cowboys

San Francisco 49ers

Anything to panic about: Jimmy Ward (S) knocked himself out trying to hit Ceedee Lamb (WR) and was replaced by Marcell Harris (S), it looks like it will be Harris as the other starting safety along with Tavarious Moore (S) if Ward can’t play this week, I would call it anything but a lock though and would look elsewhere for safer options, we’ve seen some shenanigans with the 49ers safety situation this season I remember writing about it earlier this year. Nothing besides that, both Warner and Greenlaw were in for every snap or close to it. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Possibly Marcell Harris (S) if Jimmy Ward (S) is out this week. With no Jason Verrett (CB) this week it was Akello Witherspoon (CB) as the other starting corner playing 98% of snaps along with Richard Sherman (CB), that’s not real solid either I’d play Sherman this week if the streaming matchup looks good and that’s it. No other issues.

Dallas Cowboys

Anything to panic about: Yes. Leighton Vander Esch (LB) suffered a high ankle sprain and left after only 38% of snaps this week, neither Sean Lee (LB) or Joe Thomas (LB) saw elevated snaps in his absence likely due to gamescript with the Niners in comeback mode and passing every down basically. In the past we’ve seen Joe Thomas (LB) as the direct replacement for LVE but that was when Sean Lee (LB) was also banged up if I remember correctly so it’s anyone’s guess who will replace him next week if he can’t go, check local media and beat writers before kickoff for more information on that later this week. Trevon Diggs (CB) was back this week but only played 51% of snaps so he’s not anything we want to mess with, especially in championship week. Jaylon Smith (LB) played every snap. Xavier Woods (S) also suffered a chest injury and was ruled out after 49% of snaps, Darian Thompson (S) may have helped out there with 63% of snaps played this week but I don’t know that as fact. Donovan Wilson (S) did play 99% of snaps though and he feels like the only solid safety option there currently, anything beyond that seems risky and you would need to monitor injuries and local media leading up to kickoff to make that decision. Everything else was business as usual.

Injuries and possible waivers: Whoever ends up replacing LVE (LB) and Xavier Woods (S) but that’s not set in stone at the time of writing (Monday night) so check beat writers and local Dallas media for more on that later this week. No other new producers.

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Lions @ Titans

Detroit Lions

Anything to panic about: Always when it comes to this shit show of a defense. Jamie Collins (LB somehow only saw 79% of snaps against the best running back in the league with a gamescript that saw King Henry (RB) gashing the Lions defense over and over as they ran the ball down their throats all game long. No idea, I didn’t see anything about an injury. I’d just go with a different option at this point. Tracy Walker (S) only saw 19% of snaps. Duron Harmon (S) and Jayron Kearse (S) saw every snap or almost every snap and no other linebacker was even in the same solar system as Jamie Collins (LB) 79% of snaps this week, everything is a mess. Romeo Okwara (DE) did play enough, 85% and Amani Oruwariye (CB) was in for 100% of snaps and besides those two guys in deeper leagues I’m all set with any of the options here. You should be too.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week just more problems and panic for some of the old producers.

Tennessee Titans

Anything to panic about: Not really. There was one IDP relevant injury replacement I mention below and that’s it. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No Kenny Vaccaro (S) meant we got Amani Hooker (S) who was in for 95% of snaps this week, if Vaccaro is out then it looks like Hooker is in. Adoree Jackson (CB) was back but only played 42% of snaps so we’ll pass on that.

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Texans @ Colts

Houston Texans

Anything to panic about: Nope. We even got 100% of snaps from Zach Cunningham (LB) and a really nice box score, we’re looking good here across the board. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: With Justin Reid (S) now on IR it was AJ Moore (S) seeing 78% of snaps this week with five combined tackles on the day, not a great option but it does technically exist. Keion Crossen (CB) also played 100% of snaps along with Vernon Hargreaves (CB) as the other starting cornerback, decent streaming option if the matchup looks good. Beyond that it was business as usual here.

Indianapolis Colts

Anything to panic about: Nope, everything looks the same as it has all season long. That includes Justin Houston (DE) at 62% of snaps and Bobby Okereke (LB) outsnapping Anthony Walker (LB) 70% to 32% this week. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

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Patriots @ Dolphins

New England Patriots

Anything to panic about: Ja’Whuan Bentley (LB) was injured and out so yes a little bit, more below, and as usual nothing remains consistent with this defense so it’s always panic time. Stephon Gilmore (CB) also suffered a torn quad and is done for the season. Kyle Dugger (S) and Adrian Phillips (S) only saw 53% of snaps, no idea why, Patriots defense that’s why, and Chase Winovich (DE) was only in for 26% of snaps this week. I’m not playing any of these options, especially in the title game, and you probably shouldn’t either. Too many questions and no certainty. Nothing is fine here, never was.

Injuries and possible waivers: Terez Hall (LB) replaced the injured and out Ju’Whuan Bentley (LB) and played 88% of snaps with a monster box score, solid option if Bentley is out again this week.

Miami Dolphins

Anything to panic about: Nope, looking good across the board. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

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Bears @ Vikings

Chicago Bears

Anything to panic about: Nope. Sure Roquan Smith (LB) had a bad day and picked a really bad time to do it but he still played 100% of snaps. Everything else was fine besides that and that’s just a random thing he still played his normal snaps and was in the same position he’s always in. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week, there was a replacement for Jaylon Johnson (CB) but I’m not even going to get into it, there are tons of streaming corner options why screw around with this when it matters most? Plus they’re getting the Jaguars next week not the greatest show on turf.

Minnesota Vikings

Anything to panic about: Nope, it would be nice to get Eric Kendricks (LB) back for the title game but besides that we’re looking good here across the board. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Todd Davis (LB) once more if Eric Kendricks (LB) is injured and out again. Nothing besides that.

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Seahawks @ Football Team

Seattle Seahawks

Anything to panic about: Nope. Everything here looks normal. Carlos Dunlap (DE) only played 32% of snaps but is coming off an injury so that’s not a real shock, he should be a lot closer to his normal playing time this week against the Rams. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers.

Washington Football Team

Anything to panic about: Nah. Business as usual here, a couple guys banged up and some real shaky injury replacements I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole in championship week but that’s it. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Cole Holcomb (LB) was injured and out but there wasn’t a direct replacement just a smattering of guys like Shaun Dion Hamilton (LB) and Thomas Davis (LB) and some dude named Hudson (LB). Also Jeremy Reaves (S) was in for DeShazor Everett (S) and Troy Apke (S), he played 100% of snaps but both those guys need to be confirmed out before he’s even a somewhat safe option so I’m all set with that.

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Jaguars @ Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars

Anything to panic about: Always, the corner situation continues to be a gigantic shit show but it’s been that way for months now. Both IDP relevant linebackers played 100% of snaps and did their thing and that’s what matters here. Josh Jones (S) was still seeing reduced snaps with just 53% played this week, he was coming off an injury and was questionable most of the week leading up to the game so that’s likely the reason behind it. Andrew Wingard (S), 42% of snaps, also remains not an option. Jarod Wilson (S) did see 100% of snaps. Everything else looked normal. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers, I won’t be talking about the new name or names I see at cornerback because that’s just a disaster waiting to happen, they’re in “let’s see what we have” mode and you don’t need the rug pulled out from under you in the final game of the season, plus these guys have Chicago this week anyways so that’s not exactly an ideal matchup to stream from in the first place.

Baltimore Ravens

Anything to panic about: Somewhat. Marcus Peters (CB) is on Covid IR and should miss this week as well, the backup will be below. Calais Campbell (DE) was injured and out as well but we saw Yannick Ngakoue (DE) instead of Derek Wolfe (DE) get the increased snaps this time whereas we’ve seen the opposite at other points this season, regardless you’re not starting Ngakoue or Wolfe unless you have to at this point so it is what it is. Everything else looked normal. There were other no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Anthony Averett (CB) replaced Marcus Peters (CB) since he’s on Covid IR and played all 100% of snaps, it’s an option if the matchup looks good in deeper leagues. Not the safest option but it is one. Plus they get the Giants this week, ain’t no one streaming corner against the Giants with a random dude off waivers. Peters or Humphrey? Sure. Anthony Averett (CB) nope.

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Jets @ Rams

New York Jets

Anything to panic about: Nope. Everyone did what they were supposed to or were close enough and the snaps look good. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general. I did just see that Mathias Farley (S) was essentially yanked and they really only went with one “named” safety this week, if you’re playing Mathias Farley (S) in the first place things aren’t looking great but yes this was technically a “yank the rug out from under you” situation. Obviously avoid him this week. Also a quick update, Harvey Langi (LB) is questionable this week with a neck injury, there’s no real “sure thing” option behind him if he doesn’t go so I would just pivot somewhere else if he’s injured and out.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

Los Angeles Rams

Anything to panic about: Nope. The only significant news was it was another week of Troy Reeder (LB) instead of Micah Kiser (LB). Check local media and beat writers for that situation later this week. Besides that it was business as usual. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

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Eagles @ Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles

Anything to panic about: Besides the fact that they don’t have any corners? Nah. And also Rodney McLeod (S) is now on IR so there are some waivers moves here, beyond that though we’re looking good. Duke Riley (LB) saw 69% of snaps with TJ Edwards (LB) banged up but playing, 29% of snaps, and Singleton played almost every snap per usual. Josh Sweat (DE) did have a wrist injury force him out of this one early but he’s only been an option in much deeper leagues. Everyone else was good to go. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Nikel Robey Coleman (CB) saw a huge uptick in snaps with both Darius Slay (CB) and Avonte Maddox (CB) injured and out, there were other randoms too but Coleman has at least played all year so we know he’s an option if the other two remain out. Marcus Epps (S) started his first game this week and played 100% of snaps putting up a huge box score, that’s not a bad idea in deeper leagues if you need an option this week but I have no idea if it’s set in stone or not. Those are the options. In general I’m a “dance with the girl you brought” type and won’t be trusting random waiver wire guys in the title game going off of like one week of snaps and production, no thanks.

Arizona Cardinals

Anything to panic about: Not a ton but the Isaiah Simmons (LB) and Devondre Campbell (LB) situation remains not ideal, they played 76% and 42% of snaps respectively as neither has a firm grasp on that other inside linebacker role next to Jordan Hicks (LB). Not great. Everything else looked good here. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

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Chiefs @ Saints

Kansas City Chiefs

Anything to panic about: Nope, looking good across the board here. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

New Orleans Saints

Anything to panic about: Nothing crazy, the last couple weeks I’ve seen Kwon Alexander’s (LB) snaps increase while Chauncey Gardner Johnson’s (S) snaps have fallen a tad, 90% and 80% of snaps played respectively this week. This is the last news anyone wants heading into the title game but it is what it is, these guys are only options in much deeper leagues anyways, if it were me I’d just come off of both since Alexander now has the playing time but his production has been anything but ideal since he got here and Johnson’s snaps are heading in the wrong direction. Everything else looked like business as usual. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

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Browns @ Giants

Cleveland Browns

Anything to panic about: Sheldon Richardson (DT) got banged up in this one so keep an eye on that, he’s a really nice IDP defensive tackle so having him for the title game would be nice. There was also a waiver wire move at safety and we got Denzel Ward (CB) back from injury but beyond that it was the same thing we’ve seen every other week this season. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: Sheldrick Redwine (S) was the other starting safety with Ronnie Harrison (S) on IR and Andrew Sendejo (S) injured and out this week, he was in for 100% of snaps and should be an option if Sendejo is out again next week. No other new producers.

New York Giants

Anything to panic about: Not really, with James Bradberry (CB) out on Covid IR it was Julian Love (S/CB) who saw the biggest bump in snaps with 95% of snaps played this week, Bradberry will likely be out next week as well. Xavier McKinney (S) still isn’t an option and everything else looked good. There were no other significant fluctuations in playing time or new injuries or anything else worth panicking about just normal variance in week to week production that’s part of IDP and fantasy football in general.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.

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Steelers @ Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers

Anything to panic about: Besides their entire team melting down at the worst possible moment? Not really. Marcus Allen (S/LB) continues to see a ton of playing time with Vince Williams (LB) and Robert Spillane (LB) both out but the second either of them can play that ceases to be a thing, keep that in mind if you’re playing him. Mike Hilton (CB) still is seeing only 50% of snaps per game or so but I get it, the possible sack upside is worth it for some of you, not this guy I stream guys that play every snap but that’s another story. Anyone who survived TJ Watt’s (EDGE) two combined tackle no sacks no splash plays week fourteen shenanigans was happy to see him bounce back so that was nice. Everything was fine, the guys who were supposed to produce did so for the most part and the ones that didn’t were splash play dependent pass rush guys or it was normal week to week variance. Nothing to panic about.

Injuries and possible waivers: Marcus Allen (S) continues to be an option as mentioned above but Vince Williams (LB) should be back next week so likely not for much longer. No other new producers.

Cincinnati Bengals

Anything to panic about: Nope, same crap different day. No significant fluctuations in playing time or injuries or changes in role just the normal week to week variance that’s a part of IDP and fantasy football in general. Looking good across the board.

Injuries and possible waivers: No new producers this week.


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Non-delusional Cowboys Fan. Been playing Fantasy since 2003, IDP since 2004 and watching football for 33 years. I have a 964 diamond rating in Yahoo with 22 titles and 56 trophies in redraft. I also play in and have won several dynasty and 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. What does all that mean? Nothing except when I do something I tend to overdo it. I have been at this for awhile though so I'll help you with your IDP roster and questions however I can whenever I can. Catch my betting segment sponsored by statementgames.com each week on our IDP Guys Podcast where I am a co host with Sean and Nate. I write weekly an IDP instant reaction and defensive waivers article (The Monster), streaming IDP corners article (Johny The Greek's Cornerbacks Corner) and power 5 college fantasy football waivers & trends article during the season 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 Thursday and Friday mornings all season long and also my DFS podcast on the Big3IDP feed. I am not an "analyst" I'm just a crazy person 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 hobbies include long walks on the beach and writing love letters to Jimmy G. I think I might be cake, Babu Frik is our Messiah and we're going to waterboard you with content every season. Hope you enjoyed the article!

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