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IDP Sleepers: Week 11 Edition

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The fantasy playoffs are almost here. Are you in or out? If you need some high ceiling sleeper plays, check out @DynastySanta’s top picks for Week 11 IDP sleepers!


Last week was not a bad debut. We hit on Anthony Walker, Kyzir White, and AJ Terrell. Missed Jonathan Allen (game script) and Amani Hooker. Hopefully, we will be even better with the Week 11 IDP sleepers edition!

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Defensive Line

Marcus Davenport, DE, New Orleans Saints

ESPN: 1.8% ST – 2.7% RST – YAHOO: 5% RST

Marcus Davenport has been on somewhat of a tear lately. After a promising Week 1 start to the year with a sack, he went on IR and missed the next five weeks. Then, he had a modest return in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks. Since Week 8, though, Davenport has had three sacks and at least three tackles in each game.

I know he’s been considered a disappointment through the beginning of his career. However, it seems like he’s figuring it out and putting things together, finally. This week the Saints take on the Eagles. Jalen Hurts has “only” been sacked 17 times this year (24th), but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to it. With a shut-down corner in Marshon Lattimore, Hurts may find himself looking for extra time to throw. And Davenport could turn in a big-play game because of it.

Other deeper league targets

John Franklin-Myers, DE/LB, New York Jets – Wildly inconsistent but nice matchup against Dolphins O-line

Robert Quinn, DE/LB, Chicago Bears – Matchup play

Cassius Marsh, DE/LB, Chicago Bears – Khalil Mack on IR, more opportunities freed up

Dorance Armstrong, DE, Dallas Cowboys – Best healthy talent left on the Cowboys D-line

Linebacker

Jayon Brown + Monty Rice, Tennessee Titans

Brown – ESPN: 8.1& ST – 16.2% RST – YAHOO: 5% RST

Rice – ESPN: 0.2% ST – 0.6% RST – YAHOO: 0% RST

Normally, Jayon Brown would be a solid, every-week starter for most IDP teams prior to this year. However, he has battled injuries all year long. He might finally be healthy and should be back in your rosters as a plug-and-play tackling machine stud.

Monty Rice, when asked to play and given a chance, has been phenomenal. In his two starts/games with significant playing time, he has given you at least 12 IDP fantasy points. With David Long and Rashaan Evans ruled out this week, both Brown and Rice are excellent sleeper IDP plays at linebacker taking on a vulnerable Houston Texans offense. The Texans have been juicy IDP matchups all year long!

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T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia Eagles

ESPN: 5.9% ST – 7.7% RST – YAHOO: 9% RST

The latest carousel linebacker to get hot for the Philadelphia Eagles is T.J. Edwards. Eric Wilson was cut a few weeks ago, and we’ve seen some production from Davion Taylor lately. For some reason, early-season sleeper Alex Singleton has fallen out of favor and his snap counts have plummeted. Edwards has been a tackling machine, with a few big, impact plays sprinkled on top. Get him in your lineups.

Other deeper league targets

Nick Vigil, Minnesota Vikings – Hinges on Anthony Barr‘s health. If Barr plays, bench Vigil. If Barr is out, play Vigil

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Cleveland Browns – The Browns get Tim Boyle and the Lions. JOK INT return for TD, book it!

Defensive Backs

Xavier McKinney, S, New York Giants

ESPN: 4.4% ST – 6.9% (nice) RST – YAHOO: 6% RST

Based on his hot streak over the past four weeks, McKinney really is stretching the sleeper tag here. However, based on those rostered/started percentages, some of you reading this may have a shot at even still picking him off of waivers! He’s been a solid tackle floor play, with DB1 weekly upside due to his splash play abilities. There should be plenty of opportunities this week against the pass-heavy Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Eric Murray, S, Houston Texans

ESPN: 0.0% ST – 0.1% RST – YAHOO: 0.0% RST

Eric Murray has officially regained his starting role at safety for the Houston Texans, which has been a lucrative fantasy IDP position. He might not be particularly “good”, but the snaps are there to be a productive play this week. The Texans take on the Tennessee Titans, and we should see the Texans’ defense on the field a ton. You are probably starting much worse options at safety this week than Murray.

Other deeper league targets

Jalen Thompson, S, Arizona Cardinals – Another unspectacular guy who has been a solid, consistent option all year

Best of luck in your IDP leagues and thanks for checking out my Week 11 IDP sleepers!


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Steve Tomasin

After being introduced to fantasy football in 1999 as a wee lad still in middle school, I was hooked. I then began commishing my own keeper league 2 years later as a sophomore in high school, which has been running since. I used a computer program that required me to manually input weekly stats and had to print out summary packets each week to deliver to league owners at the bowling alley. I loved it. Stats and numbers and the competitiveness of being "right" about players was just an incredible high that not many other activities or hobbies have ever provided me. Around 2005 we migrated to the CBS sports site. I found a new love then, writing about our league. Each year after the draft I would "grade" each owner's team. It became almost as anticipated as the draft itself. Also, most weeks I'd recap the league's games and criticize start/sits while boasting my own accolades as long as I won that week. Dynasty, IDP & Superflex are the next evolutions in my fantasy football journey. I'm a Philly suburbs guy, GO BIRDS. Follow me on Twitter @dynastysanta

Discussion

  1. […] Reflection on last week. Marcus Davenport was a home run with 1.5 sacks. Jayon Brown ATE with 14 tackles. Monty Rice was solid with 7 tackles. T.J. Edwards SMASHED with 10 tackles, plus a fumble recovery AND a pick. Xavier McKinney provided a solid tack floor with 7. And lastly, Eric Murray had a great day as well finishing as a DB1 in most leagues. Let's hope the Week 12 IDP sleepers hold up as well! […]

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