The Tipster’s Week 6 Linebacker “Easy” Start/Sit Chart & Players

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The IDP Tipster’s Week Six IDP “Easy” Start/Sit Charts And Hard Starts/Soft Sits Players To 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.

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 scourer 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.


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:

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 page. Where the charts are based on each team’s base defensive package.


AFC Hard Starts

Texans LB Zach Cunningham is coming off a strong performance versus the Cowboys in week 5 and now as a full-time inside linebacker, he should be a Hard Start for us against the Bills at home. He may not lead the team in total tackles as he did last contest but he will provide nice production against a team that can’t help but allows points to inside linebackers as the Bills do.

Raiders LB Marquel Lee might not be getting 100% of the snaps next to Whitehead for the Raiders, but he is receiving plenty of snaps to consider him as a full-time player. Don’t be discouraged with his production in Week 5 versus the Chargers, who don’t allow much in terms of points to linebackers. Lee is a Hard Start this week in London with a comparable matchup he had in Week 4 versus the Browns when he recorded a combined ten tackles.

AFC Soft Sits

The Bengals linebackers should all be Soft Sits if possible in Week 6 per a weak matchup versus the Steelers as well as waiting on the dust to clear on who exactly emerges as the two main linebackers to stay on the field. With Burfict returning the whole situation has thrown a wrench into what we can expect right now.

Preston Brown and Burfict started this past week but Vigil ended up leading the three in snap counts. This is more of a cautionary warning if you have other options. They likely outcome from my perspective is that the player to avoid here overall will be Preston Brown.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown shouldn’t be anywhere near our lineups despite the strong matchup via the chart. In place of White last contest, he didn’t receive even half the snap counts available. He should only be seen as a last resort if Kyzir White is inactive again. If White is active, heaven helps whoever gambles on who actually risks playing any Chargers linebacker. This just remains a situation to avoid altogether, to be honest.


NFC Hard Starts

Seahawks LB Barkevious Mingo is now playing the WLB for Seattle and holding his own. Reports have it they don’t plan on rushing Wright back and with Kendricks suspended Mingo is a Hard Start for anyone looking for a bye week play. At this moment he simple falls under the “production by default” as they take on a Raiders team allowing nice production to linebackers overall.

Giants LB Alec Ogletree hasn’t exactly been consistent via his matchups to secure a must start so far this season, but in Week 6 versus the Eagles, he is a Hard Start with some extra upside. The Eagles allow top ten points to linebackers and in this divisional contest, we are likely going to see a hard-fought contest setting Ogletree up nicely as the Eagles offensive line allows whoever is running the ball to reach the second level.

NFC Soft Sits

Panthers LB Shaq Thompson has flashed here and there as a solid linebacker. But Thomas Davis is returning from his suspension and could eat into if not take over at the WLB. Not to mention that the Redskins are not known for allowing points to linebackers anyhow. Play it safe just in case.

Cardinals LB Haason Reddick finally emerged last contest versus the Niners and played 100% of the snaps. Don’t buy into it just yet. He should be a Soft Sit as well this week with his situation being unclear at the moment.

The week prior Deion Buccannon received 100% of the snaps to only be benched allowing Reddick to get his chance. And now there are rumors floating around that Buccannon is on the trade block. We need to see Reddick get at least three weeks in a row of full-time work before we trust anything.


There are always three Charts published, an LB, a DB, and Edge/DL. So if you’re looking at one and like to see the others you can go to The IDP Tipster Page on site and know that if they aren’t there yet, they will be soon.

We are still fairly early in the NFL season and some things will work themselves 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.

Thank you as always for reading and feel free to find me on Twitter @HBogart27 for any follow-up questions or anything IDP. Or reach out at 

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