• IDP Reaction & Waivers Week Twelve (12) “The Monster”

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    The Return of the King


    Week twelve is in the books and it saw some offensive and defensive fireworks from the likes or Tyreek Hill (WR), Derrick Henry (RB), AJ Klein (LB) and Joey Bosa (DE). If you ran into any combination of those guys in your opponents lineup this week you very likely did not have a good time. Things started early with a pair of stinkers on Thanksgiving but thankfully the fallout from that early game resulted in the very public shitcanning of Matt Patricia possibly giving us some hope for the Lions defense for IDP purposes for the first time in a long time. Might not be a bad idea to go grab Tracy Walker (S) if someone got fed up with his 48% of snaps and two combined tackles a week now that there's a new sheriff in town. We may actually see some real consistency, at least in terms of weekly roles, playing time and therefore production, from this defense for the first time all season now that the rocket scientist got blasted out the airlock. Hope springs eternal in Detroit. The other game on Turkey day was equally bad but we got some Chase Young (DE) fireworks and good news on the Leighton Vander Esch (LB) front so we'll take it. The Steelers/Ravens game got moved to Wednesday night instead of Thanksgiving night and is very much in doubt at the time I've started writing this (Sunday night). 

    The afternoon games Sunday featured some shenanigans and further reinforced the "any giving Sunday" mantra from years past as the Falcons absolutely annihilated the Raiders and totally shut down their passing attack despite sporting one of the worst pass defenses in the league, that was definitely strange but only a blip on the radar when it comes to the 2020 definition of "strange". The Bills and Chargers had a competitive game but not as many fireworks as many had predicted, myself included, and the Bills improved to 8-3 when it was all said and done. AJ Klein (LB) and Joey Bosa (DE) were 100% the stories in that one with both putting up career performances. The Giants and Bengals had an old fashioned black and blue battle in the trenches and we got our first look at Xavier McKinney (S) this season, we'll definitely have a look at that and see if his initial playing time impacted the snaps or production of Logan Ryan (S/CB) or Jabrill Peppers (S) at all. The Titans and Derrick Henry (RB) exacted revenge on the Colts for their drubbing earlier this season and we got more information on the Jayon Brown (LB) replacement out of that one, we'll cover that for sure this week.

    The Panthers and Vikings came down to the last second and several clutch plays plus a missed field goal, Jeremy Chinn (S) may have solidified his defensive rookie of the year bid in that one, we'll touch on that performance and more for sure in regards to that one. The Patriots stunned the Cardinals and we got a look at the Isaiah Simmons (LB) and DeVondre Campbell (LB) situation with more clarity in that one. We'll see if Simmons solid box score was a result of acceptable playing time or if he's a ticking time bomb giving us outlier production on less than ideal playing time as DeVondre Campbell (LB) remains the other inside linebacker to own there besides Jordan Hicks (LB), those answers will be on the menu this week. The Dolphins and Jets played a game. No one really cares but we did get to see Blake Cashman (LB) healthy for the first time in a long time so we'll find out if he was able to completely take over that other inside linebacker slot next to Neville Hewitt (LB) or if it was another Harvery Langi (LB) week. 

    The Browns played down to their competition and used smoke and mirrors once again to beat an inferior team just barely this week against the Jaguars, Ronnie Harrison (S) was dinged up early in this one so we'll see what we can find out about his status and have a look at the cornerback situation now that Denzel Ward (CB) is injured and out for the next month or so. The Saints got a last minute reprieve from the Governor and ended up squaring off against a practice squad wide receiver forced to play quarterback and as expected absolutely smashed them to pieces in the easiest DFS DST selection so far this season, there was plenty of pushback from the check mark mafia but I happily took the fourteen points in both FanDuel and Draft Kings. The Rams rallied and managed to pull in front of the Niners late in this one but ultimately lost on a field goal, we got Richard Sherman (CB) back from IR this week and he came back in a huge way from the box score I saw, we'll see if the playing time matches up and also how the Micah Kiser (LB) replacement (Troy Reeder) did this week. 

    The Chiefs and Bucs played an excellent game worthy of it's hype as Tyreek Hill (WR) destroyed DFS slates and fantasy matchups everywhere, I was perfectly happy with that as I've never been big into the "I don't draft him because he's a bad person" stuff. You play to win the game and I had him everywhere, so that was nice. We rounded out the week with a Sunday night meeting between the Packers and Bears in a divisional matchup that featured plenty of IDP studs on both sides. Monday night was the Seahawks hammering the final nails into Carson Wentz's (QB) coffin as the masses continue to demand that they let Hurd cook. Was DJ Reed (CB/S) able to continue his incredible hot streak and did Jamal Adams (S) get things back on track even though the safety one discussion exited the building for him months ago? We'll find that out and more as we spend the next sixteen thousand plus words discussing the finer points of IDP strategy as we have a look at every teams production, playing time, any changes in roles or waivers and anything else that will help us improve our IDP defenses. It's the monster. Every week, all season long, written by a crazy person with a questionable infatuation with Jimmy G. Let's get into it.


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    Texans @ Lions

    Houston Texans

    Produced as expected: Tyrell Adams (LB) Zach Cunningham (LB) Justin Reid (S) Vernon Hargreaves (CB) JJ Watt (DE) Whitney Mercilus (EDGE)

    Flash in the pan: Nate Hall (LB) & Lonnie Johnson (CB) played 13% and 66% of snaps respectively this week and Hall hasn't done anything else of note this season and barely played one tenth of the total defensive snaps, that's an obvious pass. As for Johnson he's had some decent games but it's pretty easy to find corners that have good games and play every snap not just some snaps, those extra 34% of snaps that Johnson doesn't play each week could be the difference between another tackle or pass defense and those IDP points could be the difference between a win and a loss. Keion Crossen (CB) was only in for 27% of snaps and wasn't a person I knew existed until just this minute, pass here as well.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Zach Cunningham (LB) only played 57% of snaps this week, not great at all, the slow disaster continues. He did manage to record nine combined tackles still but the lack of playing time is starting to become a real issue. And it's not like the Lions spared the run game this week, 29 attempts for 109 yards so there was a definite need for inside linebacker snaps for run stopping this week. There was no real reason he should've seen fewer snaps except he's not good at actual football, his PFF score of 51.4 isn't as bad as it's been at other points this season but this is most definitely not trending in the right direction at all. Sell him in dynasty and pray we can use him the rest of the season in redraft and have a backup plan ready. Vernon Hargreaves (CB) outsnapped Bradley Roby (CB) 96% to 70% this week, that's the first time I've seen that all season and I have no idea why it happened. (PEDS that's why, he's suspended now) Roby isn't injured and his PFF score of 71.6 is better than Hargreaves' 41.7 by a large amount. One of these guys is good, the other is not. So no idea. Both of these guys are the recommended streaming corner options here so it doesn't matter all that much just something strange I noticed, we'll see what next week brings. Whitney Mercilus (EDGE) was in for 72% of snaps this week and landed a sack with all the usual trimmings, tackle for loss, QB hit and solo tackle. That means he had a nice week. That was his only contribution this week so his share holders are lucky this was what he gave us for the week. He remains a boom or bust option that's been mostly bust this year. If you haven't heard my rant on EDGE guys yet you must be new here, I'm sure I'll launch into it again at some point during this weeks version. Everything else was fine, everyone we needed to produce did so this week with the exception of Eric Murray (S) who still played plenty, 95% of snaps this week, and remains a safety three or four only usable in much deeper leagues anyways. We're all good besides that, we'll keep an eye on the Cunningham situation but it's safe to say the panic button has been hit.

    Detroit Lions

    Produced as expected: Jamie Collins (LB) Everson Griffen (DE)

    Flash in the pan: Jarrad Davis (LB) and Nick Williams (DT) played 32% and 57% of snaps this week, neither of which is ideal at all. And none of this matters either, see below.

    Possible waivers: No new producers. Possibly pick up Tracy Walker (S), there's a decent chance he'll be IDP relevant again under the new administration and won't be stuck at 48% of snaps like he was this week. We shall see.

    Misc notes: Almost none of this matters anymore. Patricia and his cronie, Bob "doesn't win" Quinn, both got shitcanned after getting embarrassed on national television in front of millions of eyeballs on Thanksgiving and generally being awful at their respective jobs. Patricia will return to living under a bridge, not showering and practicing lecturing reporters and finetuning his assholery towards players. I don't know what Quinn will do and don't really care, the point is they're both gone now so that means things might finally start to make sense again soon. Tracy Walker (S) may return to IDP relevance, Jeff Okudah (CB) might get let out of the dog house, Reggie Ragland (LB) will cease to be a thing and Everson Griffen (DE) might see more than 43% of snaps a game. There's finally hope for this defense. We'll see what the Beville era brings but I do know this, anything is better than what we've gotten so far this year. The smart move is probably to sit everyone except Jamie Collins (LB) and maybe Griffen and Okwara in deeper leagues while we wait and see what things look like under the new administration. That's what I'll be doing, and we'll circle back here after this weeks game against the Bears and see what the playing time, production and changes in role look like under the new head coach and take it from there. This is probably the best thing that could've happened to this defense for IDP purposes, it at least gives us a chance to finally get some consistency here and put an end to the guessing game bullshit we've dealt with every week this season with this clown show that Patricia ran. So we'll chock this week up to another chaotic mess but hopefully the last chaotic mess we'll have to deal with this season.

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    Football Team @ Cowboys

    Washington Football Team

    Produced as expected: Cole Holcomb (LB) Kamren Curl (S) Jon Bostic (LB) Daron Payne (DT) Chase Young (DE) Ronald Darby (CB) *depends on scoring* Montez Sweat (DE)

    Flash in the pan: Jimmy Moreland (CB) was the third cornerback here with only 69% of snaps played and is not very consistent and doesn't play enough each week to stream at corner, pass. Jeremy Reaves (S) and Tim Settle (DT) played 49% and 32% of snaps respectively this week, neither of which is ideal. Settle has had a decent game here or there this season but isn't really an option unless in a 32 team league and as for Reaves he just landed on the scene so I'll keep an eye on it, more on him below, but in general you're not playing a safety who's not even in for half the defensive snaps every week. There are 64 safeties in the league and the vast majority of them play close to 100% of snaps each week, on top of that you've got guys like Raven Greene (S), Daniel Sorensen (S) and Chauncey Gardner Johnson (S) who are "third safeties" on their respective teams and even though some of them don't see 100% of snaps each week they make an exponentially better option than someone like this. Point is there are plenty of playable safeties out there, no need to settle for this one.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Ryan Kerrigan (EDGE) saw a slight bump in playing time up to 51% of snaps this week but didn't do much with it, zero recorded stats of any kind this week. He's not seen acceptable playing time in the last month plus but was able to string together an outlier game or two during that stretch with a lucky sack here and there but it caught up with him again this week. He usually plays even less than this so he remains a bad option unless in a stupid deep league with very few options overall. Jon Bostic (LB) & Cole Holcomb (LB) played 64% and 83% of snaps respectively this week as they both recovered in terms of both playing time and production this week. They were both at around 50% of snaps last week so this was good news for any share holders, things look to be back on track for both however for Bostic he has seen far fewer snaps in the second half of the season after the "massive shakeup" of this defense a few weeks back. He's got value still though so at least there's that. Troy Apke (S) & Jeremy Reaves (S) split the other safety position this week playing 51% and 49% of snaps respectively, this isn't a massive shock they were trying to shitcan Apke weeks ago during that "massive shakeup" of their defense, at that point DeShazor Everrett (S) took over and locked down that starting job and 100% of snaps along with it, however he was injured last week so this is what we've got now. Neither of these safeties is playable with the playing time split up like this, not ideal but it is what it is. Kendall Fuller (CB) played 100% of snaps as usual but had a down game against a far below average Cowboys passing attack that's working with a backup quarterback and a shell of it's usual offensive line, he'll be fine in a better matchup no need to panic on this. Everything else was fine, the only other IDP relevant members of this defense to have down weeks were on the defensive line where that's a fact of life and par for the course. They'll be fine. Onwards.

    Dallas Cowboys

    Produced as expected: Jaylon Smith (LB) Donovan Wilson (S) Xavier Woods (S) Leighton Vander Esch (LB) Chidobe Awuzie (CB) Aldon Smith (DE) *somewhat* DeMarcus Lawrence (DE) Randy Gregory (DE)

    Flash in the pan: Rashard Robinson (CB) did play 83% of snaps this week but this is the first time I've ever seen his name and he's clearly the third cornerback here in terms of playing time, not the greatest streaming option but we'll see what happens in the next couple few weeks.

    Possible waivers: Chidobe Awuzie (CB) played 99% of snaps and is the corner to stream here going forward with Trevon Diggs (CB) injured and out. He had another nice game in his second game back after a multi week injury and recorded six combined tackles and a pass defended and has been a rock solid streaming corner last season as well so we know he's more than capable of doing it.

    Misc notes: Leighton Vander Esch (LB) was up to 87% of snaps this week and actually outsnapped Jaylon Smith (LB) on the day which is interesting. Regardless we can apparently cancel the panic about his playing time and he had a nice week for production as well with seven combined tackles and a tackle for loss as well, back on track. Randy Gregory (DE) had a monster game with two sacks plus a host of other stats but was clearly the third defensive end with only 42% of snaps played this week, that's been the issue so far, the playing time has been less than ideal for the majority of the games he's played so far this season and that can and will catch up to him at some point so keep that in mind. Still in deeper leagues you could do worse. Jaylon Smith (LB) was down to 81% of snaps this week and played less than Leighton Vander Esch (LB) and was only able to save his day with a lucky interception, not ideal at all. He's been bad in real football this season and his playing time has been fluctuating recently as well, much like Zach Cunningham (LB) in Houston this is someone you should definitely trade in dynasty and pray keeps value until the end of the season in redraft, the future outlook is not bright at all. His PFF grade sits at 51.2 which is not good. Get out while you still can. Donovan Wilson (S) seems to have solidified in terms of playing time seeing 100% of snaps yet again this week, and along with the solid playing time the last few weeks his production seems to have become more consistent as well as he had yet another nice week with ten combined tackles. I've talked about him for weeks now so you either made the move or didn't but the worries we've had in regards to his consistency and playing time seem to be working themselves out so anyone who did pull that trigger is looking pretty good at the moment. Not much else to see here this week, we'll see what next game brings and circle back to panic over Jaylon Smith (LB) again like usual. Moving on.

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    Raiders @ Falcons

    Las Vegas Raiders

    Produced as expected: Nicholas Morrow (LB) Jeff Heath (S) Jonathan Abram (S) Trayvon Mullen (CB) Nick Kwiatkowski (LB)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: Jeff Heath (S) played 94% of snaps this week and looks to have completely displaced Eric Harris (S) as the other starting safety here besides Jonathan Abram (S). He recorded ten combined tackles and one tackle for loss and could be a really solid waiver wire safety if this continues, we've only seen it for a week so I wouldn't call it set in stone yet but we have been seeing Eric Harris (S) snaps decrease weekly for a minute now so this tracks, I'd do it in deeper leagues definitely. Nicholas Morrow (LB) played 99% of snaps and was the other starting inside linebacker besides Nick Kwiatkowski (LB) despite Cory Littleton (LB) returning from Covid IR this week. His performance got rave reviews from local Las Vegas sports media in a game where there was little to be excited about. Morrow has been an option for a couple weeks now with Littleton being out on the Covid IR list but to see him keep the starting role even with Littleton back healthy and able to resume his starting role is a little bit of a shock. It looks like this is what they're doing at this point though so for now I'd start Morrow and sit Littleton, we'll see what next week brings. Check beat writer Twitter and local media before kickoff on this one to prevent the rug getting pulled out from under you.

    Misc notes: The Raiders defense spent 35 minutes on the field this week as they lost the time of possession battle handily to the Falcons and got blown away, keep that in mind, the Raiders overall defensive production will be bloated and dangerous like my lower intestines after Chipotle. Cory Littleton (LB) only played 58% of snaps this week and recorded four solo tackles on the day, he's been displaced by Nicholas Morrow (LB) and has either straight up lost his starting job or was being eased back in after recovering from coronavirus, no way to know for sure, everything I found today from local beat reporters doesn't shed any light on this. Regardless it doesn't appear to be safe to play Littleton anywhere except in the deepest of leagues unless he regains his starting role and playing time, next week should help tell the tale. Damon Arnette (CB) was concussed this week after playing just 10% of snaps which is unfortunate for a few reasons, chief among them was being low owned and heading into a terrific matchup in what was supposed to be an airshow but ended up being a blowout and complete dud from the Raiders offense. We'll see if he can clear concussion protocol this week, if he can't go it would be Nevin Lawson (CB) likely seeing increased snaps. Maxx Crosby (DE) played plenty, 87% of snaps this week, but was unable to land a sack or splash play so it was a down week overall. Nothing to see here just nature of the position, he'll bounce back soon enough. Everything else was business as usual, the switch at starting safety and starting inside linebacker for Heath and Morrow was the big news here, we'll keep an eye on that next week and circle back, besides that we're looking fine.

    Atlanta Falcons

    Produced as expected: Deion Jones (LB) Foye Oluokun (LB) Darqueze Dennard (CB) Keanu Neal (S) AJ Terrell (CB)

    Flash in the pan: John Cominsky (DT) only played 29% of snaps and hasn't done much else of note this season, clear outlier production from a lucky sack and nothing more, pass. Jaylin Hawkins (S) & Tyeler Davison (DT) played 13% and 33% of snaps and neither has done anything else of note this season either, not enough playing time by a good amount and clear outlier production off a lucky half sack (plus all the trimmings, half a tackle for loss, one QB hit, one tackle assist, etc) each that likely won't happen again any time soon, pass here as well.

    Possible waivers: Steven Means (DE) is someone I've talked about in here the last couple weeks, he was in for 56% of snaps this week and had his second (If I'm remembering correctly) solid week in a row and third solid week of playing time in a row as well, he recorded six combined tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one QB hit on the day. I recommended him as a nice option in deeper leagues the past few weeks and nothing has changed about that except he's proving that he might even be an option for medium depth leagues or as a bye week guy or short term injury replacement in all leagues. We'll see what next week brings but he's looked very solid for the better part of the last month now. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (DE) came out of nowhere to play 63% of snaps this week and lead all defensive ends in playing time for the Falcons, he recorded six combined tackles, four of them solo, plus a sack with all the trimmings. Since we've only seen one week of that I can't say I'm nearly as sold on him as I am on Steven Means (DE) but in those deep, dark, 32 team leagues or 53 man roster dynasty leagues this is probably something you want to pull the trigger on now while we wait and see if it's for real or not, that way if it is you've already got him on your roster and have beaten everyone to the punch. We'll circle back next week and see if this playing time remains consistent, the production likely will never be but that's just the nature of defensive line, if he's playing this much every week we can work with that though.

    Misc notes: The Falcons defense only spent 25 minutes on the field this week as they blew away the Raiders in an upset not many saw coming, I sure as hell didn't anyway. So the overall production here will be less than usual, keep that in mind. Grady Jarrett (DT) was in for 75% of snaps this week, a little less than usual, and likely came out early for some rest in the fourth quarter after it was abundantly clear that the Falcons had this one in the bag. He had a really bad game overall but is coming off a monster performance the week prior and this is normal for defensive line so we accept it for what it is. Bigger games to come before the season ends so no worries long term. Dante Fowler (EDGE) however only saw 25% of snaps this week as he returned from the Covid IR list, it's possible they were easing him back into the lineup but in general his playing time has been fluctuating all over the place this season so this is nothing new. His production has been a shadow of what it once was on the Rams and he's been a bad option for anything but the deepest of leagues for weeks now so we've already covered why we should be abandoning ship on him, this is just further dirt shoveled on him this week not even playing a quarter of the defensive snaps and only recording just one pass defended on the day. Not ideal. Besides that everything looked solid here, most of the guys we depend upon for weekly production were able to give that to us despite the lower than average time spent on the field due to fewer overall defensive snaps because the Falcons offense won the time of possession battle so handily and also due to the blowout nature of this one a lot of these guys came out early to prevent possible injury and to let the backups get some snaps and real game experience. So nothing to see here, looking good, onwards.

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    Chargers @ Bills

    Los Angeles Chargers

    Produced as expected: Reyshawn Jenkins (S) Joey Bosa (DE) Kenneth Murray (LB) *somewhat* Micheal Davis (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Nick Vigil (LB) for the reasons I list in "possible waivers" below, basically a lot had to happen for him to even play enough to produce anything this week and it's not likely to happen again any time soon.

    Possible waivers: Nick Vigil (LB) came in for Denzel Perryman (LB) who was in for Kyzir White (LB). So we're pretty far down the rabbit hole here, I'd just avoid this entirely but if you do want to make this move you'd need to track both White and Perryman's health and if they're both out you can give Vigil the spot start, not ideal.

    Misc notes: Nasir Adderley (S) played his customary 100% of snaps but had a second down week in a row while Reyshawn Jenkins (S) remained hot, the "either or" pattern of one of these safeties being hot each week continued so it's been tough to trust either as a weekly starter anywhere except in deeper leagues but as the linebacker corps continues to have issues with health and production we should continue to see value from both these safeties going forward. Chris Harris (CB) was back from injury this week and played 98% of snaps, he wasn't targeted all that much and ended up with only three solo tackles on the day but the story here was his return to almost perfect playing time and reclaiming his spot as one of the recommended streaming corners here if the matchup is correct going forward. Kenneth Murray (LB) was in for 95% of snaps this week so that was good, the fluctuating playing time and "communication issues" that killed his snaps a couple weeks back seem to be history now, he recorded five combined tackles, four of them solo, for nine points in most of my leagues which is acceptable but not what many of us paid for in our rookie drafts or start ups. The hope is he continues to develop and we see some return on that investment sooner rather than later but it's looking more and more like that will be next season at the soonest as his subpar performances continue in this one. Joey Bosa (DE) looked completely healthy this week and played 85% of snaps while recording a truly ridiculous box score that included three sacks with all the trimmings plus a score of other stats, this is why we all drafted him as high as we did, for weeks like this. As long as he's healthy this is what he's capable of, the issue has always been nagging injuries and missed time because of them, hopefully he's hitting his peak at exactly the right moment as fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. Not much else to see here this week, Jerry Tillery (DT) and Linval Joseph (DT) didn't do much but both played their normal snaps and probably should've both had better games since the Bills rushed 30 times for over 150 yards on the day so the run stopping plays were there and plentiful so that's not ideal, they're really only options in deeper leagues anyways so it wasn't the end of the world but still disappointing. By now you've either found a better option than either of them or you've accepted your fate, if there is a better option out there we'll find it in this article that's for sure. Moving on.

    Buffalo Bills

    Produced as expected: AJ Klein (LB) Tremaine Edmunds (LB) Jordan Poyer (S) Tre'Davious White (CB) Levi Wallace (CB) Taron Johnson (CB) Micah Hyde (S) Jerry Hughes (DE) Ed Oliver (DT)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names lighting up the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week, if someone dropped Matt Milano (LB) that might be worth a scoop since his three weeks are almost up for his IR stint, he could be returning to the lineup in the next couple weeks. UPDATE he was activated to return to practice this week.

    Misc notes: AJ Klein (LB) continues his ridiculous hot streak in relief of the injured, out and on IR Matt Milano (LB) who was expected to miss "at least" three games, those three weeks are just about up so if we continue to want to use AJ Klein (LB) we'll need to keep an eye on the Milano health situation this week and every week following that. Check local Buffalo beat writers and media later this week and hopefully we'll get some kind of update. All three of the IDP relevant corners here had really nice box scores this week as predicted in my "Johny The Greek's Cornerbacks Corner" article that drops every Friday right here at idpguys.org which was nice to see, the Chargers corners didn't do as well as I would've imagined but we got everything we wanted from the Buffalo side of this matchup for IDP purposes and more. Jerry Hughes (DE) seems to have parlayed his recent hot streak into more playing time this week as he outsnapped Mario Addison (EDGE) who has traditionally been the best pass rush option here this season, I've never been a Hughes fan but the numbers don't like, four of his last five games have been solid and one of them was truly ridiculous, in deeper leagues he's always been an option but he may not be a bad one week spot start to cover a bye week or short term injury replacement in shallower leagues if he keeps this up. Ed Oliver (DT) finally delivered on some of the hype he's received the last two years from IDP Twitter which was nice and there was even an AJ Epenesa (DE) sighting with 37% of snaps this week although he did nothing of note with them, he remains just a dynasty futures piece but at least he saw some action this week. Besides the defensive line where bad games and inconsistency are a fact of life literally everyone we count on for weekly IDP production delivered for us this week and most of them in a big way so we're looking just fine here in the land of Buffalo wings, let's keep going.

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    Giants @ Bengals

    New York Giants

    Produced as expected: Jabrill Peppers (S) Logan Ryan (S/CB) Blake Martinez (LB) *somewhat* Leonard Williams (DE)

    Flash in the pan: Jabal Sheard (DE) and Niko Lalos (DE) played 49% and 16% of snaps respectively this week and while Sheard has been IDP relevant in the distant past that ship has sailed, not enough playing time and no other significant production this season although it's not the worst idea ever in those 32 team leagues or deeper, as for Lalos you're not playing a guy who doesn't even see 20% of snaps per game at one of the already most inconsistent producing positions there is where playing time is one of the only things that helps guarantee some kind of production week to week, pass on both.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week, Xavier McKinney (S) was back, healthy and played but it was underwhelming to say the least, more below.

    Misc notes: The Giants only spent 22 minutes on defense this week since their domination of time of possession was so complete over the Bengals. During those 22 minutes the Bengals only rushed fifteen times for 40 yards to the usual easy run stopping tackles that guys like Blake Martinez (LB) rely upon for their weekly IDP production floor were basically nonexistent. It's a miracle anyone on the Giants was able to eat or even give us the most barely acceptable performance this week considering how insanely bad the Bengals played on offense, only ten of their points even came on offense as one of their touchdowns was on special teams. This was not the ideal situation for IDP production for the Giants at all, keep that in mind when you see the underwhelming performances from their producers this week. Xavier McKinney (S) played five individual snaps or 10% of total defensive snaps this week in his first game of his career, he recorded one tackle assist on the day. Obviously they were "easing him back into the lineup" but this is beyond underwhelming, he's going to see a ton more snaps than this to be playable in any league of any size. So sit for now, we'll see what the next couple weeks bring and we'll take it from there, not ideal so far. McKinney's five snaps didn't effect anyone like we had feared it might, Ryan and Peppers both played their usual 100% of snaps and even Julian Love (S/CB) was in for 69% of snaps this week, so far the fallout we've been fearing is nowhere to be seen. Blake Martinez (LB) had obviously an underwhelming game for his standards but still gave us five combined tackles and a pass defense for nine points in most of my leagues so not the worst "bad day" I've ever seen but obviously we expect more from him with the draft capital we dumped into him, that should improve the next time the Giants play against a real offense and spend more than 22 minutes on the field, outlier factors effect production this is a perfect example of that right here. So we're looking fine here, Dalvin Tomlinson (DT) and Dexter Lawrence (DE) didn't do much and there were no crazy box scores here this week, James Bradberry (CB) had a down game as well but it all makes sense when you look at how little this defense played overall and how ineffective the Bengals offense was even when this defense was on the field so there's nothing to panic about, just bad luck, they'll all be fine.

    Cincinnati Bengals

    Produced as expected: Vonn Bell (S) Jessie Bates (S) Germaine Pratt (LB) Josh Bynes (LB) Sam Hubbard (DE)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers but Sam Hubbard (DE) did exactly what I said he would do and is known for, he got you a bunch of combined tackles and put up a very solid day despite the lack of a sack or splash play. This is what makes him an excellent IDP defensive end with or without the splash plays, I hope you were able to grab him off waivers if anyone dropped him during that long injury period where he was unavailable.

    Misc notes: On the other hand the Bengals defense spent 38 minutes on the field this week, nearly two thirds of the entire game, so their overall IDP production is going to be as bloated and dangerous as my cat after eating those tuna paste treats she loves so much that often lead to horrendous litter box cleanup efforts the next morning. Basically everyone we normally ask to produce for us did so this week for the Bengals with the exception of their corners and defensive ends or tackles not named Sam Hubbard (DE). They certainly had the opportunity spending two thirds of this game on the field but as far as the corners as concerned the Giants pass attack is pretty horrendous as well so this makes sense, they were an "avoid" in my corners article for exactly this reason. On the defensive line Carl Lawson (DE) played 72% of snaps but wasn't able to land a sack or splash play and has been awful despite more than enough playing time and therefore opportunity all season long, he's been an abandon ship (unless you don't have a choice) for some time now. Geno Atkins (DT) still only saw 22% of snaps as they continue to waste his talent and nothing improved with the linebackers situation either as Josh Bynes (LB) led the way with a barely acceptable 74% of snaps this week with Germaine Pratt (LB) and Logan Wilson (LB) right behind him with 56% of snaps each, this entire linebackers corps has been next to useless all season and nothing changed with that this week. If it's not the safeties or Sam Hubbard (DE) and possibly the corners in the right matchup (this wasn't it) then I'm not interested, this defense used to provide IDP land with production from everywhere but those days are gone and this is what we're working with now, not great. So no changes, same garbage different week, let's move on.

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    Titans @ Colts

    Tennessee Titans

    Produced as expected: Kenny Vaccaro (S) Kevin Byard (S) Malcolm Butler (CB) & Rashaan Evans (LB) *somewhat* Jeffrey Simmons (DT) Harold Landry (EDGE) Breon Borders (CB) Da'Quan Jones (DT) *somewhat*

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week, and it looks like the Will Compton (LB) move is not going to work out, more below.

    Misc notes: Will Compton (LB) and David Long (LB) played 41% and 49% of snaps respectively this week in relief of the injured and out for the season Jayon Brown (LB). Unlike last game there was no "set and forget" replacement with Will Compton (LB), instead we got a split time approach with one likely being more involved on passing downs, I don't which one because I don't follow the Titans but it certainly looks that way. Regardless we're not getting a waiver wire linebacker out of this situation unless something changes, I'll let you know if that happens. Also we didn't see the bump in snaps for Rashaan Evans (LB) I was somewhat expecting, he played his usual 81% of snaps like every week so literally nothing went right with this situation, joy. Despite the Titans owning time of possession 36 minutes to 24 minutes this week the majority of the guys we rely upon for weekly IDP production here were able to give us what we needed or close to it which is a nice surprise, if I had just looked at the team stats and guessed what the box score was going to look like from that I would've thought we'd be lucky to get anything from any of the weekly producers here. So we'll take it. Desmond King (CB) saw increased playing time with 96% of snaps played this week but that was very likely because of gamescript as the Titans jumped out to a huge lead and forced Indy to play catchup and abandon the run game early in this one, he'll likely be back around 70% of snaps next week and remains the odd man out for streaming corner here, even with the increased playing time he only parlayed that into just three combined tackles on the day. So we got lucky this week, no real stinkers for our weekly guys and the only bad news was the lack of a usable waiver wire linebacker for Jayon Brown (LB), we'll keep an eye on that but besides that we're good to go here.

    Indianapolis Colts

    Produced as expected: Darius Leonard (LB) Khari Willis (S) Anthony Walker (LB) *somewhat* Tyquan Lewis (DT)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all names that make sense at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: It was Anthony Walker (LB) with 100% of snaps this week as Bobby Okereke (LB) was injured and out, this makes sense completely and is the law of the land we've seen every time one of these linebackers is out one of the other anointed three sees an increase in snaps to make up the difference and therefore usually an increase in production as well, we didn't get much production from Walker this week but he did play every snap in Okereke's absence and that makes him a solid option that had a bad week, he did still record six combined tackles, three of them solo, for nine points in most of my leagues so it wasn't the end of the world but also clearly not what we were expecting in a matchup where Derrick Henry (RB) literally ran all over these fools and the "easy" run stopping tackles where plentiful, unfortunately (or fortunately depending) they mostly all went to Darius Leonard (LB) which does happen more often than not. The process was correct, the results were not ideal, it happens.

    Misc notes: Justin Houston (DE) was back down to 44% of snaps this week and was outsnapped by Al Quadin Muhammed (DE) which is less than ideal, it would appear that all is not well even after we saw increased snaps and solid production the game prior to this. I'm sure part of this is was gamescript with the Titans rarely passing and often cramming it down Indy's throat via Derrick Henry (RB) and getting out to a huge lead that they just needed to run out the clock, not many drop backs at that point for sure. But the other part of this, the part that bothers me, is why on earth Al Quadin Muhammed (DE) is seeing more snaps than Houston?! I have no idea, it's not good though. We'll continue to monitor the Justin Houston (DE) shenanigans but in general I'd take him out of my lineups in those shallower leagues where you can grab guys like Maxx Crosby (DE) or someone like him off waivers and at least go with the guy who plays 30-40% more snaps a game, more snaps equals more chances for sacks, tackles and IDP points that's obvious. Khari Willis (S) saw a small decrease in playing time to 83% of snaps due an injury scare, I read today he's going to be fine so no worries there. Kemoko Turray (DE) only saw 6% of snaps this week in his second game back after a lengthy absence, so while it's nice that he's back we're still light years from IDP relevancy. None of the Colts corners did much this week and that was a result of gamescript, as mentioned above the Titans didn't have to pass all that much to destroy the Colts this week, they'll be fine in a matchup that's more of a shootout (like Green Bay the week prior where the Indy corners feasted). Beyond that everything was fine or explained above, we'll see if Bobby Okereke (LB) comes back next game or not, if he doesn't it will be another Anthony Walker (LB) week and if so hopefully a better one. DeForest Buckner (DT) should return from the Covid IR this next game or at the worst the game after, we'll keep an eye on Justin Houston (DE) and everything besides those items is looking good.

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    Panthers @ Vikings

    Carolina Panthers

    Produced as expected: Jeremy Chinn (S) Tre Boston (S) & Brian Burns (DE) *somewhat*

    Flash in the pan: Zach Kerr (DT) only played 38% of snaps which is way less than ideal for an IDP defensive tackle plus he hasn't done much else of note this season, not enough playing time and not enough production. Corn Elder (CB) only played 44% of snaps at corner, same deal here and even less ideal playing time for a corner. Same story with Bravion Roy (DT) who was also in for 44% of snaps and wasn't someone I knew existed until just this minute.

    Possible waivers: Jermaine Carter (LB) IT HAPPENED! Tahir Whitehead (LB) is no more. Carter has "taken over the middle linebacker position" and played 64% of snaps this week while recording eight combined tackles and one tackle for loss. This is very likely a solid option in deeper leagues, the playing time is less than ideal so this isn't a great move in medium to shallower leagues but in those deeper leagues this is a slam dunk. Tahir Whitehead (LB) only played one snap and 1% of total snaps this week for the Panthers and as predicted here for multiple weeks is no more. This is also a great example of what can happen if you're just a production by default guy and aren't good at actual football, eventually you get replaced. Keep that in mind for guys like Zach Cunningham (LB) and Jaylon Smith (LB) who are having the exact same issues as Whitehead had, the difference is draft capital and they both recently got new contracts so they have the benefit of the doubt but if they continue to stink this is what will happen to them as well. Remember this well.

    Misc notes: Shaq Thompson (LB) was in for his usual 100% of snaps but had a bad game overall, it happens. And there's no real outside factor that we can point to for a reason either, time of possession was pretty even and Minnesota had nice production on both the ground and in the air so the opportunities were there. So random bad game it looks like, he'll be fine. Derrick Brown (DT) played more than usual this week with 73% of snaps but also had a down week, he's just a space eater type defensive tackle so this is what his stats should normally look like, he's had some outlier good games this season mostly from combined tackles but I (and most of us here on staff) haven't bought it and don't think he'll ever be one of the premier IDP defensive tackles, this weeks production is more what reality should look like for him, a bunch of playing time and a couple combined tackles. Yetur Gross Matos (DE) didn't do much this week but played 56% of snaps, he's been seeing more playing time in recent weeks which is good news for his share holders in dynasty. He hasn't done a whole lot with them but at least he's playing and that's the first step to production. Justin Burris (S/CB) was in for 97% of snaps but also had a down week for no reason in particular, he should be fine as well. Strange week all around for the Panthers IDP production. Not much else to see here this week, weird week for this defense but we found the Tahir Whitehead (LB) replacement and got a bunch of strange outlier flash in the pan production from guys we never hear from but I doubt we'll see that again next week, things should return to normal soon enough with the usual suspects at the top of the box score.

    Minnesota Vikings

    Produced as expected: Eric Kendricks (LB) Anthony Harris (S) Eric Wilson (LB) Jeff Gladney (CB) Harrison Smith (S) Cameron Dantzler (CB)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week which is nice to see after the Panthers shenanigans above.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Pretty much business as usual, all of the IDP relevant combined tackle floor guys did their thing this week including both IDP relevant linebackers Kendricks and Wilson and both IDP relevant safeties Harris and Smith. The two corners that see enough playing time both put up solid games, Gladney and Dantzler, and the defensive line didn't do anything of note but that's also been par for the course this season. It was Jalyn Holmes (DE) with the most snaps at 82% then Odenigbo with 77% and DJ Wonnum in distant third with 48% of snaps this week and none of them did much of note although Holmes may have had an acceptable game if your league scores passes defended like they should. There were no significant fluctuations in playing time for any of the IDP relevant options here and no injuries or waiver wire replacements so I've really got nothing to talk about with this defense this week. The defensive line stuff is nature of the position, they either get a sack or splash play and do well or they don't, only Sam Hubbard (DE) can really produce with a combined tackle floor every week as a defensive end and there aren't any real solid IDP defensive tackles here to speak of. So we'll take it with a nod and a smile and circle back next week and see if there's anything to talk about at that point, onwards.

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    Cardinals @ Patriots

    Arizona Cardinals

    Produced as expected: Jordan Hicks (LB) DeVondre Campbell (LB) Patrick Peterson (CB) Markus Golden (EDGE) Dre Kirkpatrick (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Isaiah Simmons (LB) qualifies this week with his 30% of snaps played, it looks like DeVondre Campbell (LB) will keep his starting role as he saw 96% of snaps this week and Simmons returned to outlier production with far less than ideal playing time, you take away the lucky sack he got and you're talking five combined tackles, only two of them solo for seven points in most of my leagues working off less than a third of total defensive snaps. That's not ideal at all. If he continues to play this little it can and will effect his production. You can't play this little and bank on getting a sack a week to keep you afloat, that will come back to bite you when you least need it to. So we'll see what happens next week but for now I wouldn't continue to play Simmons unless in a stupid deep league where you don't have any other options. Trevon Coley (DT) only played 40% of snaps and isn't someone I knew existed until just now, pass.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Haasan Redick (EDGE) & Budda Baker (S) played plenty, 96% and 98% of snaps respectively this week, but neither was able to have a good game. Redick's was close and acceptable for an EDGE guy that doesn't land a sack or splash play, four combined tackles, three of them solo for seven points in most of my leagues which is decent for an off day but for Baker it was another disastrous week for his owners as the overall IDP safety own conversation gets farther and farther away and Jordan Poyer's (S) lead gets bigger and bigger. He recorded four combined tackles and half a tackle for loss, seven points in most of my leagues which is obviously not what you're looking for considering the draft capital most people spent on him in their startups. I don't have answers for you, there's no obvious outside factor I can see that explains this or the recent spat of crappy games from him. All I can say is you'll be hard pressed to find a better option and even if he does have a few stinkers in a row and he somehow turns into a boom/bust safety his boom is absolutely ridiculous so it's probably worth it to keep him in and just eat the bad weeks because the good ones are usually good enough to win you the matchup. It is what it is, we'll see what next week brings. Chris Banjo (S) only played 42% of snaps this week so unfortunately it doesn't look like he's going to return to his early season role as the other starting safety even with the injury to Thompson, it looked solid but hasn't worked out yet and it's not something I feel like screwing around with so I'll just say if it were me I'd shitcan him and find another option, it's too late in the season to play these games. It looked solid and made sense when I saw it so the process was correct, the outcome was not. Byron Murphy (CB) is still the third corner by a good amount and is basically unusable with his 38% of snaps this week, we'll continue to plug in Peterson and Kirkpatrick in ideal matchups unless something changes in regards to who the second corner is between Kirkpatrick and Murphy. Everything else looked good here, we'll see what next week brings.

    New England Patriots

    Produced as expected: Ju'Whuan Bentley (LB) Chase Winovich (DE) Adrian Phillips (S) Adam Butler (DT) Lawrence Guy (DT) Stephon Gilmore (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Terez Hall (LB) only played 41% of snaps and isn't someone I knew existed until just this very moment, pass.

    Possible waivers: No new producers.

    Misc notes: Chase Winovich (DE) played 81% of snaps this week as the roller coaster season continues, he played enough therefore he produced, it's that simple. The only issue is knowing whether or not he's going to play enough each week to be IDP relevant, he's seen everywhere from high 80's percent of snaps all the way down to under 10% of snaps and everything in-between. There's no rhyme or reason as to why he plays as much or as little as he does each week and it seems to be completely random. You are 100% rolling the dice any time you play him, full stop. I know what I would do, trade him or bench him and find someone else so I wouldn't have to grow my ulcer any larger than it already is. As to what you would do? Well that's up to you. Kyle Dugger (S) saw another reduction in playing time and production this week, down to 73% of snaps played and only four combined tackles on the day. Where is your Messiah now IDP Twitter? When everyone was salivating about this guy after his monster week awhile back there were a couple voices of reason saying "This is the Patriots defense, you can't trust this at all." I was one of them and here's why I said that. The Patriots don't have "studs", they have "guys". Kyle Dugger (S) is a guy. Overall things were pretty solid here this week, Bentley looks completely healthy and is back to being the best linebacker option here by a good amount and Phillips had a really nice day as well. Stephon Gilmore (CB) took advantage of a terrific matchup and put up four solo tackles and a tackle for loss, ten points in most of my leagues which is perfectly fine for a streaming corner option, double digits at corner is always a success. Winovich actually played and Dugger continues his crash back to earth as predicted so all is well in Patriots land, we'll circle back next week and eat a handful of Advil as we look at this shit show of a defense once more. Onwards.

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    Dolphins @ Jets

    Miami Dolphins

    Produced as expected: Jerome Baker (LB) Emmanuel Ogbah (DE) Kyle Van Noy (LB) Elandon Roberts (LB) Xavien Howard (CB) Christian Wilkins (DE) *somewhat*

    Flash in the pan: Nik Needham (CB) did play enough, 80% of snaps, and had a really nice game overall but usually plays somewhere around 40-60% of snaps each week and is very clearly the third cornerback in terms of playing time. The Dolphins pulled out in front early and forced the Jets to pass all game long so it makes sense he got a bump in snaps for additional pass defense but in general he's not a great option week to week. Brandon Jones (S) & Raekwon Davis (DT) played 42% and 60% of snaps respectively, Jones doesn't play enough and had an outlier sack that likely won't happen again any time soon. Davis did play enough but I've never seen his name before so I'll need to see this much playing time another couple of weeks before I start to believe this is real, we shall see.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: The Dolphins only spent 27 minutes on defense this week and the Jets only produced ten total first downs and three total points this entire game. To say there wasn't much to eat this week would be an understatement, we we're going to see a down week here and that has everything to do with the Jet's "offense" and nothing to do with the Dolphins IDP producers. Jerome Baker (LB) was back up to 78% of snaps played this week and recorded the most of any Dolphins IDP producer this week and sits atop of their defensive box score, it looks like we can cancel the panic for a week at least, this tells me it was game plan and gamescript that had him around 40% of snaps last week and not any permanent change of role or responsibility. He's never going to be as consistent as we want him to be but he should remain an option in medium to deeper leagues who has monster weeks every once in awhile and solid weeks pretty often, despite the lack of Jets offense to work with this week he still had five combined tackles, half a sack, half a tackle for loss and two QB hits on the day for roughly sixteen points in most of my leagues which is excellent for a guy who only played 78% of snaps this week and didn't have a ton to work with as the opposing offense was warm dog crap all game long. There were some guys we count on that had down weeks like Shaq Lawson (DE) and Eric Rowe (S) but the lack of opposing offense to work with combined with the fewer than average defensive snaps for this unit makes what we got this week the logical outcome, they'll both have better weeks to come. Looking good in Miami we'll see what next week brings.

    New York Jets

    Produced as expected: Neville Hewitt (LB) Quinnen Williams (DE) Bryce Hall (CB) Marcus Maye (S) Lamar Jackson (CB) Jordan Jenkins (OLB)

    Flash in the pan: Arthur Maulet (CB) & Harvey Langi (LB), Langi if you believe literally every Jets beat writer and every depth chart that says Blake Casman (LB) will take that job at some point in the near future. Maulet is the third corner in terms of playing time and the worst option of him, Hall and Jackson but is still decent overall since he spends so much time on the field because this teams offense is dead last in the league in time of possession ranking. In general though playing a teams third corner is not a great idea, I get it in deeper leagues though, things are indeed different here in New York. For Langi more below.

    Possible waivers: Bryce Hall (CB) is the real deal, most definitely grab him for your streaming corners options. He played every single snap and recorded six combined tackles and a pass defense for fourteen points in most of my leagues and has the added benefit of playing on this defense which is unfortunately attached at the hip to this shitty offense that loses the time of possession battle badly every single week and has the worst overall time of possession ranking in the league. Hall will be on the field more than most corners just via that fact plus he'll give us the same warm body production that guys like Bless Austin (CB) and Pierre Desir (CB) gave us before they were injured and released respectively. He's a great option for however long he has this job, minimum another couple weeks while Austin is on IR and likely longer since the theory from Jet's beat writers is he's actually able to play and was sent to IR to help the tank job. Regardless this is a great option for now and we'll deal with later when that gets here.

    Misc notes: Blake Cashman (LB) was only in for special teams snaps this week as Harvey Langi (LB) retained the starting inside linebacker role beside Neville Hewitt (LB) for another week, now I saw three different depth charts saying Cashman would be the other starter prior to kickoff on top of multiple local New York media stories also confirming that so I'm hesitant still to say this is set in stone, he could be just getting eased back into things, the rug could be pulled out from under Langi at literally any point, playing either linebacker this week is dangerous in my opinion. I would sit them both and see how it plays out. We'll circle back and see what happens and take it from there. Ashtyn Davis (S) played 100% of snaps again this week but came back to earth with only three combined tackles on the day after putting up a monster week the game prior. He remains a nice option in deeper leagues since he does play every snap every week and often times, well every time, additional snaps on top of that because this team is so bad they're on defense constantly. Not much else to see here, we'll see what happens with the Langi/Cashman situation next week and go from there but that's the only real "situation" here. Complete and total shit show this team right here.

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    Browns @ Jaguars

    Cleveland Browns

    Produced as expected: Terrence Mitchell (CB) BJ Goodson (LB) Malcolm Smith (LB)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all names that make sense at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: Karl Joseph (S) took over for Ronnie Harrison (S) who was sent to IR this week and will be out the next three games minimum. Joseph played all 100% of snaps and recorded five combined tackles, this was his starting job earlier this season so there's some historical precedence for this move and he should make a decent safety three or four in deeper leagues for the duration of the Harrison injury.

    Misc notes: Olivier Vernon (DE) played a massive 97% of snaps this week but didn't do much with them unfortunately and with Myles Garrett (DE) being activated off the Covid IR list this week his snaps should return to normal, Vernon saw elevated playing time the last couple weeks with Garrett out and was able to take advantage one of those weeks with a massive game but was quiet this week. Nature of the position, he'll be fine. Sheldon Richardson (DT) and Larry Ogunjobi (DT) both played 77% of snaps this week and also had quiet weeks. Nothing to see here either just nature of the position, bigger weeks to come from both before the season is done. Malcolm Smith (LB) and Mack Wilson (LB) played 66% and 51% of snaps respectively this week, Smith was able to record five solo tackles for ten points in most of my leagues so he was fine in those much deeper leagues where he's being played but Wilson only put up three combined tackles and a pass defense which could have been alright depending on how your league scores pass defense, regardless he's the obvious odd man out in terms of playing time and production and isn't really playable weekly anywhere. With Denzel Ward (CB) injured and out the corner situation was as follows, Terrence Mitchell (CB) 100% of snaps, Kevin Johnson (CB) 91% of snaps and MJ Stewart (CB) & Tavierre Thomas (CB) with 46% and 38% of snaps played respectively, so it looks like Mitchell and Johnson will be our streaming options going forward until Ward returns or something here changes. Not great. Not a whole lot to see here this week, it will be nice to get Myles Garrett (DE) back for the next game and beyond that it's business as usual.

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Produced as expected: Myles Jack (LB) Joe Schobert (LB) Jarod Wilson (S)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Josh Allen (DE) was injured and out this week and was quietly sent to IR as well. It would appear the direct beneficiary to that situation is Adam Gotsis (DE) who was in for 75% of snaps and recorded five combined tackles this week, we've seen Allen miss time this season before and no one really stepped up that was worth a waiver wire move so I'm hesitant to recommend this, I don't think we'll see anyone really step up and take over that production but if we do I'll mention it. Andrew Wingard (S) was in for 100% of snaps this week but did little with them, just three combined tackles and a pass defended, his playing time seems to have stabilized but his production continues to fluctuate so I'm not the biggest fan unless in deeper leagues with fewer options. Jarod Wilson (S) however only saw 66% of snaps this week and from what I've just read isn't injured, at least that anyone has reported as of yet, so that's not exactly ideal. His production was fine overall but the playing time is obviously less than ideal, he's only an option in deeper leagues as well. The Jaguars cornerbacks situation continues to be a gigantic mess. Tre Herndon (CB) was back to almost 100% of snaps this week after being way down in snaps just a game or two ago, Sidney Jones (CB) was was injured and out, DJ Hayden (CB) the same and CJ Henderson as well. We're looking at Herndon as the only real option and Luq Barcoo (CB), 97% of snaps this week, who I didn't even know was a person, then a bunch of guys at 36% of snaps and under that I've also never heard of after that so short version is it's a huge shit show and I'm avoiding it like the plague no matter how juicy the matchup might end up being. We need some kind of stability before even considering streaming any Jags corners from here on out. Not much else going on here, we'll keep an eye on the safeties and see if anyone steps up in Josh Allen's (DE) absence and pray that the corners stabilize but really you only want to play either IDP relevant linebacker here and that's it. The rest is garbage.

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    Saints @ Broncos

    New Orleans Saints

    Produced as expected: Demario Davis (LB) Malcolm Jenkins (S) Janoris Jenkins (CB) Chauncey Gardner Johnson (S) Cameron Jordan (DE)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: The Saints defense only spent 24 minutes on the field because they (obviously) dominated time of possession since the Broncos rolled out a practice squad wide receiver at quarterback this week due to coronavirus shenanigans. The result was a whole one completed pass and not much offense at all for the Saints IDP producers to work with and far fewer snaps than usual spent on the field due to the consistent three and outs and six total first downs the entire game for this Broncos offense this week. It's a miracle anyone produced at all for the Saints defense all things considered. And to those white checkmark fools who were talking shit about "paying up" for the Saints DST in DFS I can't say I'm shocked at all, saying stupid things to get reactions is a hallmark of what it takes to be a white checkmark person in the first place, those fourteen points were well worth the mediocre price we paid in Draft Kings and FanDuel this week. Anyways, we're going to see some down weeks from likely more than a few Saints IDP producers here with all that in mind. And on top of that every single starting defender came out early it looks like because this game was a blow out and there was never a threat of Denver coming back, so not only did these guys play fewer snaps overall due to gamescript and coronavirus shenanigans for Denver but they all also came out early because of a blowout, absolutely a miracle we got as many decent performances this week as we did from this defense. Kwon Alexander (LB) was up to 81% of snaps played this week but only had three combined tackles on the day, he had all the factors I listed above working against him as well as the fact that the position he inherited from Alex Anzalone (LB) isn't very productive in the first place, while he may be good for real football purposes for this defense I highly doubt he's going to be IDP relevant anywhere but the deepest and darkest of leagues this season or for the duration of his stay with this defense. The Saints defensive line (besides Cameron Jordan (DE)) all had down days which makes sense considering all the factors we've talked about so far and they all played essentially their normal snaps so no worries there, bigger days to come from guys like Hendrickson and Onyemata. Cameron Jordan (DE) was still able to land a sack and a handful of other stats despite the less than optimum gamescript and lack of playing time, he is completely back in the saddle now. Marshon Lattimore (CB) had a bad game but only had like nine attempted passes to work with so this too makes sense, he'll be fine as well. Nothing to see here except a very strange set of circumstances that gave several of the known and relied upon members of this defense a bad day, they'll all be fine against a real quarterback.

    Denver Broncos

    Produced as expected: Dre'Mont Jones (DT) Alexander Johnson (LB) Malik Reed (EDGE) Josey Jewell (LB) Bradley Chubb (EDGE) Demarcus Walker (DE) AJ Bouye (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Essang Bassey (CB) only played 41% of snaps this week and hasn't done much else of note this season, not enough playing time anyways, pass.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: The Broncos spent 36 minutes on defense this week due to the same factors I spelled out above, this was excellent for their IDP production and we'll see that their overall production was as bloated and dangerous as Richard Sherman's (CB) ego on a 5-6 49ers team that isn't going anywhere this season. We saw some flash in the pan production this week simply due to the amount of time this defense spent on the field, don't expect this every week. There wasn't much to see here this week except the corners all saw fewer snaps than usual because Taysom Hill (QB) was in town and not the greatest show on turf, he barely passed and the Saints barely needed to pass all things considered so this makes sense. These corners will have a better day against a better quarterback and a better passing attack in general. Justin Simmons (S) was the only real notable producer on this defense to have a down day despite playing his usual 100% of snaps and being on the field for almost two thirds of the entire game, not ideal at all, but since there wasn't much passing at the runs were stuffed by either the defensive line or the two inside linebackers it's not all that shocking either, he remains a top ten IDP safety and should bounce back soon enough, I'm not worried. Besides him and the corners literally everyone else we expected to produce did so this week and then some. Moving on.

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    Niners @ Rams

    San Francisco 49ers

    Produced as expected: Richard Sherman (CB) Dre Greenlaw (LB) Fred Warner (LB) Jimmy Ward (S) Jason Verrett (CB) Kerry Hyder (DE) Javon Kinlaw (DT) Arik Armstead (DT) *somewhat*

    Flash in the pan: Jason Verrett (CB) would normally qualify but it appears he's now the second corner here in terms of streaming going forward, more below.

    Possible waivers: Richard Sherman (CB) was back in action for the first time in a long time this week and he came out swinging,100% of snaps played and he led all Niners IDP producers with seven combined tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defended and one interception. He immediately returns to the top of our recommended corners to stream from on this defense going forward if the matchup is correct.

    Misc notes: Surprisingly it was Jason Verrett (CB) and not Emmanuel Moseley (CB) as the second corner here with 100% of snaps played as Moseley only saw 56% this week with Sherman back in the lineup. That's not how I envisioned that going but then again I'm also not all that dialed in to the Niners as a team, besides their beautiful quarterback and my future husband Jimmy Garapolo (QB). I'm not all that into this team and find them generally annoying to figure out offensively and am not the biggest fan of some members of the defense, Sherman in particular. The man does a lot of talking for someone who's lost two Super Bowls and hasn't made a big play since he was on the Seahawks. So apologies for missing on this one, we'll adjust going forward in my streaming corners article that drops every Friday. Tavarious Moore (S) continues to start for the injured and out Jaquiski Tartt (S), he was in for all 100% of snaps and recorded only three combined tackles on the day but remains an option for the duration of the Tartt injury in those stupid deep leagues if you need it. Javon Kinlaw (DT) only saw 34% of snaps this week but that was likely due to gamescript as the Rams had to abandon the run game early in an effort to catch up to the Niners who pulled out in front quickly in this one, regardless he scooped up a fumble and housed it so despite the less than ideal playing time this week he still ended up with a monster IDP point total, if he's still hovering around this much playing time next game we can start to panic a little, besides he was totally beat up and barely got in a partial practice the Friday before kickoff so they could've just as easily given him some plays off to help keep him active going forward. Kerry Hyder (DE) showed us once again why he's the waiver wire defensive end of the year along with Emmanuel Ogbah (DE) this season with a two sack performance off of 66% of snaps, we were on him early so I hope you were able to take advantage when that moved presented itself early this season. Both IDP relevant linebackers had nice games and besides the surprise at corner everything else here was fine, we'll see what next week brings.

    Los Angeles Rams

    Produced as expected: Troy Reeder (LB) Troy Hill (CB) John Johnson (S) Jordan Fuller (S) Leonard Floyd (EDGE) Aaron Donald (DT)

    Flash in the pan: Sebastian Joseph Day (DT) and Morgan Fox (DE) played 46% and 42% of snaps respectively which is not ideal and haven't done much else of note this season, pass on both.

    Possible waivers: Troy Reeder (LB) remains an option for the duration of the Micah Kiser (LB) injury and a pretty good one at that, he was in for all 100% of snaps this week and recorded a monster fifteen combined tackles plus a tackle for loss. Kiser went to IR last week so we're getting three games out of Reeder minimum, this is a solid option in basically any size league if you need it.

    Misc notes: Aaron Donald (DT) was back to clapping cheeks this week with 85% of snaps played while recording five combined tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one pass defended and four QB hits on the day. This is why he's the defensive tackle one overall, he's going to have quiet weeks just like every other defensive tackle but when he goes off it's ridiculous in the best possible way. Jalen Ramsey (CB) saw only 69% of snaps this week due to a hip injury that bothered him during warm ups and prevented him from playing his usual 100% of snaps this week, he only recorded two tackle assists and a QB hit on the day so it's pretty clear this injury plus the reduction in snaps from it effected his overall production, hopefully he'll be back to full health for the next game. Darious Williams (CB) was back down to only 50% of snaps played this week after being up in the 80's last week if I remember correctly, this was obviously due to gamescript as the Niners ran far more than they passed this week with only 24 passing attempts compared to 33 rushing attempts plus the Niners were out in front for a good deal of this one so there was no need to pass as much at that point. Williams has seen some value this season as a third corner which is rare but only when the gamescript has worked out in his favor, I'd much rather roll with a corner who I know is locked into 100% of snaps every week no matter how the game goes and eliminate this risk entirely. For the most part though besides those the corners Ramsey and Williams and the defensive end Micheal Brockers (DE) basically everyone we expected to produce this week for this defense did so and besides the Jalen Ramsey (CB) situation all the snaps were normal as well so we're all set in Los Angeles, moving on.

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    Chiefs @ Buccaneers

    Kansas City Chiefs

    Produced as expected: Daniel Sorensen (S) Anthony Hitchens (LB) Tyrann Mathieu (S) Bashaud Breeland (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Rashad Fenton (CB) only played 44% of snaps this week and is clearly the third cornerback here in terms of playing time and in most weeks production as well. Not even close to enough playing time for me to consider streaming him, pass. Alex Okafor (DE) and Mike Danna (DE) played 41% and 27% of snaps respectively and split a lucky outlier sack to end up in this section this week, neither plays enough or has done anything else of note this season and are not named Frank Clark (DE) or Chris Jones (DT) and therefore are not the members of this defensive line I would be interested in. Pass here as well.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Chris Jones (DT) was in for 78% of snaps this week but had a down week overall, he's had four excellent games, five stinkers and one mediocre game this season which overall is not as great a season as we would traditionally expect from him, he sits at defensive tackle eleven overall in most of my leagues which still makes him a DT1 in most places. For such a notoriously inconsistent and unreliable position I'll happily take him ten times out of ten, he should have another monster or two left in him before the fantasy playoffs have come and gone, keep the faith. Frank Clark (DE) was in for 80% of snaps and also had a bad game and is having a down season as well compared to what we all expected from him, he's had four excellent games and six stinkers so far and sits at defensive end 31 overall in most of my leagues which is not ideal. I have less faith that he'll turn it around in the remaining games but if you're playing him as a defensive end three or four that's perfect and you should get at least another solid game or two from him before it's all said and done as well. Willie Gay (LB) only played one whole snap this week. Dynasty futures piece only at this point, not playable anywhere with that kind of playing time. Juan Thornhill (S) has seen all kinds of playing time fluctuations this season and was in for 69% of snaps this week, he too has lost some value this season especially with the emergence of the hybrid safety role and Daniel Sorensen (S). I wouldn't be playing him anywhere but in the deepest of leagues and he remains a sit and hold in dynasty with hopes that as he gains experience there will be a more productive role for him down the road. None of the other linebackers besides Anthony Hitchens (LB) cleared 36% of snaps this week as that entire unit remains a clown show, avoid at all costs and only play Hitchens in the deepest of leagues if you have no other options. Besides those notes things were looking good here, let's hope that Clark and Jones can return to splitting cheeks like firewood in time for playoffs.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Produced as expected: Devin White (LB) Lavonte David (LB) Antoine Winfield Jr (S) Carlton Davis (CB) Sean Murphy Bunting (CB) N'Damakong Suh (DT) Jason Pierre Paul (DE) Shaq Barrett (EDGE)

    Flash in the pan: NA, all the right names at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers.

    Misc notes: Jordan Whitehead (LB) played 89% of snaps this week but was the only IDP relevant and relied upon weekly producer to let us down from this entire defense this week, we can live with that I think. He'll be fine, there are a lot of mouths to feed here and at least some of them will go hungry each week, this week it was Whitehead. You could technically say that William Gholston (DE) is a weekly IDP option here that let us down but I've never been a fan so I'm operating on the assumption that he's only being played in the deepest of leagues to begin with. Ross Cockrell (CB) played 80% of snaps and recorded four combined tackles as he filled in for the injured and out Jamel Dean (CB) this week, they gave Sean Murphy Bunting (CB) more snaps instead of just directly replacing Jamel Dean (CB) with Cockrell so it appears this isn't the greatest short term option at streaming corner. Carlton Davis (CB) and Sean Murphy Bunting (CB) will be the go to options for the duration of the Jamel Dean (CB) injury with Carlton Davis (CB) and Jamel Dean (CB) returning as the normal two best options once Dean returns from injury. Everything else here was fine, it's rare that this defense runs into an offense with enough firepower to provide enough to eat for the majority of the IDP producers here because, in case you haven't noticed, there are a shitload of them on this defense. We'll happily take it this week. Onwards.

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    Bears @ Packers

    Chicago Bears

    Produced as expected: Danny Trevethan (LB) Kyle Fuller (CB) Jaylon Johnson (CB) Eddie Jackson (S) *depends on scoring for pass defense*

    Flash in the pan: Buster Skrine (CB), look I get it, he gets targeted a lot but if you've been reading this all season you know my feeling on "third cornerbacks". The lack of playing time is occasionally made up for by the fact that they are usually the worst corner on the field and get targeted a bunch, that's what happened this week and has happened a few other times this season with Skrine. In general though I would rather have a guy that gets targeted a lot and plays every snap or close to it instead of Skrine's 76% this week and most other weeks this season, those extra 24% of snaps could be the difference between an extra tackle or pass defense and those IDP points could be the difference between winning and losing. Third corners are even more inconsistent than usual and when streaming you're looking for matchup, playing time and talent. Rolling the dice on a guy who doesn't have that key playing time piece seems risky to me when there are many many corners out there that have all three of those factors I mentioned and can be streamed just as easily. You don't have to agree and it's your call if you want to roll out guys like Skrine it's just not my cup of tea personally.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Kyle Fuller (CB) played his customary 100% of snaps this week and finally broke out of his slump with a eight combined tackle game, thank the IDP Gods. Never a doubt. Roquan Smith (LB) played his usual 100% of snaps but only had five tackle assists this week. Not ideal. But also his first and only bad game this season if I remember correctly. He'll be fine, it happens to the everyone, not as often as some other positions but it does happen. Keep plugging him in he'll be back to monster production in no time at all. Khalil Mack (EDGE) was in for 89% of snaps this week but failed to land a sack or splash play and since he's an EDGE or OLB he has no combined tackle floor to speak of. This is how these guys work, boom or bust, feast or famine. This week it was bust and famine. And this is yet another prime example of why I don't use OLB or EDGE linebackers in my normal linebacker slot, Roquan Smith (LB) had the worst game of his entire season and still got you five tackle assists and he's only had one bad game, Mack has had four already plus one mediocre one as well. Sure it's great when these guys land a sack or splash play and blow up for a huge week but they just as often, in most cases, have these dud weeks that combined tackle floor inside linebackers have exponentially less often. I'd rather score points every week not just some but that's just me. Everything else looked pretty good here, we just need Akiem Hicks (DT) to get back in the lineup and we'll be all systems go with this defense.

    Green Bay Packers

    Produced as expected: Adrian Amos (S) Raven Greene (S) Jaire Alexander (CB) Christian Kirksey (LB) Kevin King (CB) Preston Smith (EDGE) Za'Darius Smith (EDGE) Darnell Savage (S)

    Flash in the pan: Kamal Martin (LB) only played 13% of snaps and landed a lucky outlier sack, he's barely playing 10% of the entire defensive snaps would you ever consider playing a guy who played that little? Didn't think so.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: Darnell Savage (S) was hurt and left early this week but managed two interceptions before that happened so it worked out, keep an eye on his health if you plan on starting him this coming game, if he can't go it will be Will Redmond (S) likely in for him. Kenny Clark (DT) played his usual 65% of snaps or around there but had a down week overall, nature of the position it happens, he'll be fine. Despite the Bears "offense" being in town we actually got nice production for the vast majority of the guys we count on for weekly production here so we're actually looking pretty good overall. We'll keep an eye on the Darnell Savage (S) injury and circle back next week, beyond that we're all good here.

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    Seahawks @ Eagles

    Seattle Seahawks

    Produced as expected: Jamal Adams (S) KJ Wright (LB) Bobby Wagner (LB) Tre Flowers (CB) Poona Ford (DT) Quandre Diggs (S/CB) Jarran Reed (DT) Benson Mayowa (DE) Carlos Dunlap (DE) *somewhat* Shaq Griffin (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Jordyn Brooks (LB) and Raheem Green (DE) played 30% and 55% of snaps respectively this week, not nearly enough for Brooks and while that's acceptable from Green he hasn't done much else of note this season and shouldn't be played anywhere but the deepest and darkest of leagues.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week but Shaq Griffin (CB) is back and played every single snap as usual while recording four combined tackles and a pass defense, ten points in most of my leagues which is solid for a corner. He will most definitely join our recommended streaming corners going forward.

    Misc notes: DJ Reed (CB/S) only played 24% of special teams snaps. He played zero defensive snaps this week, instead we got more Ugo Amadi (S) and KJ Wright (LB) snaps than usual and 100% of Shaq Griffin (CB) snaps as he returned from injury. While this is nice for those three it's absolutely shit for everyone who's been riding the DJ Reed (CB/S) train these last few weeks. According to what I've read on this it would appear that having Shaq Griffin (CB) back in the lineup is going to be the death nail in our dream of streaming Reed in our corner slots while getting more like strong safety production each week. It was fun while it lasted. Maybe hang onto him if your bench is big enough, Quinton Dunbar (CB) is on IR and Griffin has been fragile this season, if he gets dinged up again we could be back in business. Damon Harrison (DT) clocked in at 25% of snaps this week so he's still not there yet, time is ticking so it's not looking great for a reemergence. Not a whole lot going on here besides the rug getting pulled out from under us with the DJ Reed (CB/S) stuff, beyond that everyone we look to for weekly production from this defense did what we expected more or less this week. Home stretch.

    Philadelphia Eagles

    Produced as expected: Darius Slay (CB) TJ Edwards (LB) Jalen Mills (S) Fletcher Cox (DT) Alex Singleton (LB) Derek Barnett (DE) Javon Hargrave (DT) & Brandon Graham (DE) *somewhat*

    Flash in the pan: NA, all names that make sense at the top of the box score this week.

    Possible waivers: No new producers this week.

    Misc notes: It was still Alex Singleton (LB) as the best option with 100% of snaps played with TJ Edwards (LB) at 73% of snaps as the second option for linebackers here, Singleton got robbed on a sack that they called just past the line of scrimmage and that prevented him from hitting his projection but the important part is he played every snap therefore he remains a solid option going forward. If or when Nathan Gerry (LB) returns to the lineup everything I've read indicates that Singleton won't be the one that gets directly screwed by that, however depth charts have been less than accurate this season (see Blake Cashman, Jets) so that's not a sure thing. Keep an eye on local Philly media and beat writers in regards to this to be sure once it looks like Gerry is able to return to the lineup. Avonte Maddox (CB) did absolutely nothing this week despite playing 100% of snaps and going up against a top ten passing attack so that was not ideal but besides that everyone we expected to produce did so, sure Brandon Graham (DE) and Javon Hargrave (DT) could've had better games but they both gave us decent production for defensive linemen who didn't land a sack or splash play so it's all good. We'll keep an eye on the possible Nathan Gerry (LB) return sometime in the next few weeks, I looked again I can't find any updates at the moment. That's the only thing that could throw a wrench into things, Duke Riley (LB) remains the odd man out with 46% of snaps played as things stand currently. Other than that we're looking fine.

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    Ravens @ Steelers

    Baltimore Ravens

    Produced as expected: Chuck Clark (S) Patrick Queen (LB) Marlon Humphrey (CB) DeShon Elliot (S) Marcus Peters (CB)

    Flash in the pan: Tyus Bowser (LB) and LJ Fort (LB) I don't have the snaps because this game was played at a weird time and this article comes out the same time every week but I know neither of these guys plays enough to consider them as a weekly producer in basically any size league.

    Possible waivers: There were some new producers but they were there due to Coronavirus shenanigans and will be short term options only, nothing worth talking about.

    Misc notes: I can't tell you how much Yannick Ngakoue (DE) played this week but I can tell you he did next to nothing recording only just one pass defense on the day. We really needed to see these snaps too so this is not ideal. He was hovering around 30% of snaps last time we saw him and if the lack of production is any indicator things didn't get much better this week. It's panic time, I've already moved on I suggest you do the same or at least have a backup option lined up for playoffs. The next time we cover this defense in this article I'll cover the snaps from this game and that one, the overall trend recently has been not good though.

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Produced as expected: TJ Watt (EDGE) Robert Spillane (LB) Bud Dupree (EDGE) Minkah Fitzpatrick (S) Terrell Edmunds (S) *somewhat* Joe Haden (CB) Cameron Heyward (DT)

    Flash in the pan: Nothing that stands out, no snaps to work with but it looks fine.

    Possible waivers: No new producers.

    Misc notes: Everything looked fine here as well, it looks like Avery Williamson (LB) might have seen a bit more playing time but I can't tell because at the time of writing the game ended like an hour ago. If there was anything crazy here I'll tweet it or talk about it next week, honestly the only thing I'll be checking these snaps for is what's going on with Yannick Ngakoue (DE) and that's got nothing to do with this defense. We'll see what next week brings.

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