The Tipster’s Week 3 Linebacker “Easy” Start/Sit Chart & Players

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The IDP Tipster’s Week Three IDP “Easy” Start/Sit Charts And Hard Starts/Soft Sits Players Target Or Avoid


The IDP Guys are proud to be presenting The IDP Tipster’s second season of the tested and proven accurate “Easy Start/Sit” charts. His five-step approach was innovated out of necessity years ago and is now offered to the public for assisting in getting the right players in or out based on the matchups. And in addition to the data for the proven formula, The Tipster also adds his personal touch by staying on top of all that is IDP across the fantasy football landscape in completing the charts increasing the charts “hit” percentage.

The Tipster covers all 32 teams IDP positions in general categories while adding in a few Hard Starts and Soft Sits that stand out in the process of powering the charts. The innovated way to address the all too familiar questions of whom to play and who to sit goes beyond the traditional approach of offering just a handful of suggested players. There will no longer be a  need to skewer the media for “your guys” as the tested and proven formula is applied in an easy to read and a simple format while covering every IDP the NFL has to offer for fantasy football in one localized chart. Just sit back each week and follow the simple guidelines while The Tipster does all the work every week for you.

His five-step formula on all his charts is for the suggested opportunity or in some cases not suggested IDP production versus their current opponents. And after being tested over many seasons and proven with having a high percentage hit rate, The IDP Tipster is proud to power the following “No Bullshit Content” based “Easy Charts and Hard Starts with Soft Sits” to win now on via The IDP Guys.


Linebacker

 Number one guideline to follow overall: ” Never Sit A Stud Over An Average Joe Or A Flier”

Another guideline in “splitting the hairs” on possible equal results on two or more players: Would always advise cross-checking with snap counts for every down IDP players and their average time on the field. A suggested and easy to use resource for those snap counts: footballoutsiders.com.

Use this guideline for additional “splitting the hairs”: The IDP Tipster and/or IDP Guys rankings.

The last but maybe the most important guideline: Always remember that the “handicapping” in the chart(s) has been done for you. Don’t over think it. The Tipster has set it up with the defensive schemes already figured in, the matchups at hand, and any situation the designated IDP group may be going through.

If you are unsure of your player’s designated position at this time only the real NFL team depth charts can be trusted and are centrally located at nfl.com/teams page. Where the charts are based on each team’s base defensive package.

AFC

AFC Hard Starts

Wonder why they are “Hard Starts”? Because this early in the season we should all be starting our best possible studs in 99% of the cases. But if there are questions on which stud to start, these are hard “takes” on players I suggest you’ll not want to overlook if you got them.

Broncos WILB Brandon Marshall is set up nicely for an “upside” matchup versus the Raiders in Week Three. At this time Marshall is the only true every-down LB for Denver. And with the Ravens offering up nice production to LBs with the short field throws and run game, this just might be his best game of the season. Those tackle opportunities will be prevalent when they go head to head in Baltimore.

Jets MILB Avery Williamson has not exactly set the world on fire this season. And I realize that I’ve marked the Jets linebackers as only solid plays for Week Three. But this is simple to explain. It is really early here and understanding the situation so far on who the Jets have played and who I believe has overachieved or underachieved. And this is the week I’ll say it is way more in Williamson’s favor to rise up than it has been the last two weeks. If you own him and do not have him in as a Hard Start your going to miss his breakout game with the Browns who are offering up LB production like candy.

AFC Soft Sits

In general, I am calling these soft because you should keep them in mind as players who won’t be able to produce at the level you’ll need them to. If you own a teams “stud” give these “takes” I’m about to lay out consideration as you split hairs on who exactly you trust.

In General: If you own LBs on the Patriots, Chargers, or Steelers, don’t trust the situation versus the matchups. There are also concerns other than the fact that each team has not been consistent enough to say who is going to receive the snaps on the field. But the matchups are not favorable as one would like as well. Until these teams get a set lineup, this subject stands.

As we go and things become a little clearer in the real NFL concerning the output of linebackers per data and situation we will then have more players named as soft sits over entire units.

NFC

NFC Hard Starts

Wonder why they are “Hard Starts”? Because this early in the season we should all be starting our best possible studs in 99% of the cases. But if there are questions on which stud to start, these are hard “takes” on players I suggest you’ll not want to overlook if you got them.

Rams MLB Cory Littleton came on strong in Week One and promptly fell off the map in Week Two. It was a classic match-up situation that dictated that outcome from one to two and is exactly why we are sitting here now using these “Easy” Start/Sit Charts and the formula that we use to create them. But in this particular week, he is back to being a Hard Start against the Chargers. The Chargers like to run the ball as well as those dink and dunk type passes in the middle of the field. Expect a bounce-back for Littleton even if Mark Barron happens to make his return in this game.

Cardinals Josh Bynes was a personal call when I started back in the early off-season that he would likely end up leading the team’s linebackers in production this season, and so far that has clearly been the case. The Week Three matchup is not as cut and dry as one might like on paper, but as long as he is clearly the every-down linebacker with the Bears coming to town we can’t afford to not have him sitting on our benches. Deploy him as a Hard Start and know that until further notice he’ll be a busy man until the Cardinals manage to fix their “three and out offense”.

NFC Soft Sits

In general, I am calling these soft because you should keep them in mind as players who won’t be able to produce at the level you’ll need them to. If you own a teams “stud” give these “takes” I’m about to lay out consideration as you split hairs on who exactly you trust.

In general: We all should avoid the Lions and the Falcons linebackers in Week Three if at all possible. Each team has some questionable situations to work out and their matchups with the Saints (Falcons) and Patriots (Lions) are not favorable at all. If you have a viable play elsewhere play it safe and consider these linebackers all Soft Sits.

As we go and things become a little clearer in the real NFL concerning the output of players per data and situation we will have players named as soft sits over entire units.

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We are early in the NFL season and some things have to be worked out among many of the NFL teams. I can not stress enough that if we have a stud we must play them unless we are splitting hairs between “known” studs. Be sure to always apply the guidelines and keep in mind that we have “Any Given Sunday” situations happening until the NFL hits its full stride.

Thank you for considering my personal charts as well as my players to either target or avoid. I look forward to publishing these throughout the season as part of my No Bullshit Content in an attempt to help us win now. It’s a tool, and we also know that sometimes tools aren’t as applicable in all situations, but I assure you, these charts work and will be especially convenient for all of us as the season rolls on.

Be sure to find me on Twitter @HBogart27, and if we have any follow-up questions I will address them as best I can with No Bullshit Content “takes” on anything IDP.

 

 

 


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