• IDP Sleepers: Week 16 Edition

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    Check out some top ceiling plays from @DynastySanta and his Week 16 IDP sleepers!

    Week 15 reflection. Total mush on highlighted DL Preston Smith. However, SMASHED the deeper recco with D.J. Wonnum! Greg Gaines was about as useful as Smith. Ernest Jones provided 11 total tackles, great floor. Damien Wilson was a major disappointment. Baron Browning was OK with 10 total tackles from the deep LBs. Brandon Stephens was OK, Eric Rowe whiffed. Rasul Douglas and Elijah Riley were serviceable from the deep DBs. Let’s hope the Week 16 IDP sleepers fare better!

    Defensive Line

    D.J. Wonnum, DE, Minnesota Vikings

    ESPN: 0.6% ST - 0.8% RST - YAHOO: 2.0% RST

    I'm calling up D.J. Wonnum to the featured spot after a MONSTER performance last week. Albeit a much tougher matchup against the Los Angeles Rams this week, Wonnum is still in a great spot to provide a solid IDP performance. I am in no way expecting a repeat of Week 15, but he seems to be separating from the pack on the Danielle Hunter-less Vikings' defensive line. I'm letting it ride with Wonnum again this week.

    Other deeper league targets

    Charles Harris, EDGE, Detroit Lions

    Andrew Van Ginkel + Emmanuel Ogbah, EDGE, Miami Dolphins - I'm playing these guys against the New Orleans Saints' rookie QB, Ian Book. Could be a ROUGH first outing for the kid.


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    Anthony Hitchens, Kansas City Chiefs

    ESPN: 1.1% ST - 2.2% RST - YAHOO: 0.0% RST

    Nick Bolton is out with COVID (along with about a billion other players this week), so Anthony Hitchens should step back into the top LB spot. He already had a nice game alongside Bolton last week, so hopefully, the momentum can continue. I'd consider Willie Gay a nice sleeper this week as well. The Chiefs take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, so plenty of opportunity for at the very least a solid tackle floor.

    Jamin Davis, Washington Football Team

    ESPN: 2.3% ST - 5.1% RST - YAHOO: 1.0% RST

    Is the Jamin Davis breakout finally happening? Over the past three weeks, Davis has played 90%, 46%, & 77% of snaps. Additionally, he has tallied six, five, and ten total tackles. Not too many impact plays, only one pass defended and one tackle for loss. However, the solid tackle floor for the first-round draft pick is very encouraging. The Football Team draws the Dallas Cowboys and their high-powered offense, so the potential is there again for a solid outing from Davis. Plus Cole Holcomb is currently out.

    Other deeper league targets

    Josh Bynes, Baltimore Ravens

    Pete Werner, New Orleans Saints - The Saints are another team stricken with COVID. Demario Davis is currently out and Kwon Alexander has been inconsistent. Werner should have a solid tackle floor

    Garret Wallow + Neville Hewitt, Houston Texans - The original Texans LBs are all out with injuries and COVID. These guys are playing, and will likely be on the field a lot

    Defensive Backs

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    Andrew Wingard, S, Jacksonville Jaguars

    ESPN: 1.9% ST - 2.7% RST - YAHOO: 6.0% RST

    This is probably the least sexy name I've come up with in a while, but Andrew Wingard is (surprisingly when I checked) playing a TON of snaps. He has played 99/100% of snaps through his past seven games. And then in his past three games, he has racked up eight, eight, and nine total tackles. No big impact plays, but this is Jets week....so anything is possible.

    Jonathan Owens, S, Houston Texans

    ESPN: 0.0% ST - 0.0 RST - YAHOO: 0.0% RST

    A clean sweep of 0.0% anything for Mr. Jonathan Owens (WHO!??). The Houston Texans secondary, specifically the safeties, is totally decimated by injury and COVID. Jonathan Owens started last week alongside Eric Murray, and now Murray has been taken down by COVID. Owens racked up 8 total tackles last week against the Jaguars. So this week against a potent offense in the Los Angeles Chargers, Owens should find himself a busy little tackling bee.

    Other deeper league targets

    Greedy Williams, CB, Cleveland Browns - Should be busy against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers

    Grant Delpit, S, Cleveland Browns - See above reasoning

    Jevon Holland, S, Miami Dolphins - He appears to be back healthy for this week. Was on a hot streak previously

    Best of luck in your IDP leagues and thanks for checking out my Week 16 IDP sleepers!

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    Steve Tomasin (@DynastySanta)

    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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