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  • IDP Sleepers: Week 14 Edition

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    Check out some top ceiling plays from @DynastySanta and his Week 14 IDP sleepers!


    Reflection from last week. Odafe Oweh, despite not getting a sack, had a decent stat line for a DL. As predicted, Azeez Al-Shaair smashed and was an LB1. Alex Anzalone was solid if your league properly rewards defended passes. Quandre Diggs got a pick. Bobby McCain was OK in defended passes leagues. I’d give myself a B-. Let’s hope the Week 14 IDP sleepers hold up as well!

    Defensive Line

    Rashan Gary, DE, Green Bay Packers

    ESPN: 3.9% ST – 5.5% RST – YAHOO: 1.0% RST

    Rashan Gary has been injured for the past couple of weeks, plus the Packers had their bye last week. That is likely why his percentages are currently so low. This week, they play the Bears who have surrendered the most sacks in the league to date. He’s a smash play. If I can’t get a sack out of this week’s top DL recommendation, I don’t know what I’ll have to do.

    Other deeper league targets

    Marcus Davenport, DE, New Orleans Saints – Back healthy, back to the well

    Malik Reed, DE, Denver Broncos – Smash matchup against the Lions

    Linebackers

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    Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Cleveland Browns

    ESPN: 12.9 ST – 15.4% RST – YAHOO: 9.0% RST

    JOK is much healthier than previously this season, plus the Browns are coming off of their bye week. They take on the Baltimore Ravens and this is what JOK was drafted for. His speed and skill set will be in great demand this week in order to attempt to keep Lamar Jackson under control. He should provide both a safe tackle floor and potential for big plays/impact plays.

    Germaine Pratt, Cincinatti Bengals

    ESPN: 6.2% ST – 7.4% RST – YAHOO: 3.0% RST

    Unfortunately, this year’s breakout IDP LB, Logan Wilson, is set to miss a few games. The next man up appears to be Germaine Pratt, who has played well in random stints earlier in the year. He should soak up a ton of tackles against a run-heavy San Francisco 49ers offense at the very least. Any other defended passes or other impact plays will be a nice little bonus.

    Other deeper league targets

    Ernest Jones, Los Angeles Rams

    Baron Browning, Denver Broncos – Solid tackle floor

    Drue Tranquill, Los Angeles Chargers – Broke out last week, hopefully, he keeps it up

    Kwon Alexander, New Orleans Saints – He has come back to life in a big way

    Defensive Backs

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    Ryan Neal, S, Seattle Seahawks

    ESPN: 0.8% ST – 1.1% RST – YAHOO: 1.0% RST

    Ryan Neal is the next man up behind Jamal Adams, who is finished for the year. He should have been covered in waiver wire pickups, so if you grabbed him, start him with confidence. Neal was a great IDP asset last year in relief duty and should be an easy plug-and-play this week if you’re in need of a spot-start at DB.

    Carlton Davis, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    ESPN: 7.8% ST – 11.0% RST – YAHOO: 11.0% RST

    Davis barely fits here, as many dropped him while he was injured and on IR. Well, he’s back and already returning to top-tier IDP DB form. He’s a safer play than many safties even. The Buccs play Buffalo in Tampa, so no Wind Bowl this week. That should mean PLENTY of throwing and opportunities for DBs on both teams to make plays and rack up the IDP points.

    Other deeper league targets

    Nasir Adderley, S, Los Angeles Chargers – Incredibly consistent and reliable

    Brandon Facyson, CB, Las Vegas Raiders – Incredibly consistent and reliable

    Erik Harris, S/LB, Atlanta Falcons

    Ashtyn Davis, S, New York Jets – The breakout continues

    Best of luck in your IDP leagues and thanks for checking out my Week 14 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
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