The Tipster’s Week 7 Defensive Back “Easy” Start/Sit Chart & Players

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The IDP Tipster’s Week Seven 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. 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 scour 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.

Week Six Hard Start And Soft Sits Results

HARD STARTS (Green Light Starts)

Buffalo Safeties, FS Jordan Poyer – 4 solos – 1 assist – 1 tackle for loss – 1 interception – 1 pass defended, solid enough, but was figuring on more combined tackles with that matchup. As for the idea that either Hyde or Bush would have a good game went out the window. Reportedly both weren’t 100% going into the game and neither had stats worth mentioning here. Overall, the strong safety position behind linebackers Milano and Edmunds has been very disappointing compared to what should have been expected this season.

Jets FS Marcus Maye – 5 solos, he was on his way to producing before going out with a thumb injury sometime in the third quarter from what I can find.

Rams FS LaMarcus Joyner and SS John Johnson; Joyner – 5 solo – 2 assisted – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack; Johnson – 2 solos – 2 assist – 1 interception – 1 pass defended, would have thought a few more tackles for Johnson via the matchup, but no complaints here overall on the output.

Packers FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – 3 solo – 1 forced fumble, from my point of view disappointing outcome needless to say.

Soft Starts (Red Flag Warnings)

Bears SS Adrian Amos – 7 solos – 2 assists – 1 pass defended, after weeks of not recording any decent stats he was the beneficiary of the Bear’s defense struggling as a whole down in Miami in the loss to the Dolphins.

Vikings SS Harrison Smith and FS Andrew Sendejo; Smith – 4 solo – 3 assists – 1 tackle for a loss – 1 sack; Sendejo (out), Smith simply outperformed the statistics of the matchup.

Colts FS Malik Hooker – 1 solo – 1 interception – 1 pass defended, a solid call based on the matchup in warning to sit him. After coming off his best productive game of the season the matchups statistics for the matchup held true.

Defensive Backs

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

Jaguars FS Tashaun Gipsonshould be on our radar as a hard start this week with the Texans coming to town this weekend. Out of the six weeks so far the Texans have allowed above average points to the deep safety on the field and with the Jaguars defensive line not getting the pressure as they did on the quarterback in 2017 this sets up nicely for Gipson. It might not be double-digit type combined tackles, but it will still be a productive day on paper.

Titans FS/SS Kevin Byardhasn’t exactly been lighting the world on fire so far this season so we will go a little obvious here as a hard start. The Chargers are on a roll and having their way with defenses which sets Byard up nicely this week in L.A.

AFC Soft Sits

Browns SS Jabrill Pepperscan’t be trusted with the Browns heading to Tampa Bay. We should look elsewhere even if they lost MLB Schobert for a few weeks. Not only do the Bucs not allow much to safeties thus far on average, but on average Peppers has fallen to only about half the snaps allowed each contest. This just isn’t the week to hope for the best if needing a bye week play.

Bills SS Micah Hydewas a topic above in last weeks charts. I just feel the need that per this chart his matchup is favorable, but so was last weeks. We simply can’t trust him so unless something major changes and Bush get the start, disregard Hyde as a play this week. He isn’t living up to the billing.


NFC Hard Starts

Bears FS Eddie Jackson has one of those matchups that favors the idea he’ll possibly record his best stats of the season thus far as the Patriots come to Chi-town. Tom Brady and the Patriots passing attack simply remain atop of the list in allowing points to opposing safeties each week. Odds are very strong that Jackson will have a lot of clean up tackles, to say the least.

Buccaneer rookie SS Jordan Whiteheadis finally healthy and in place for owners to take advantage of his full complement of snaps with the starting unit. And with the Browns coming into town he is primed for a solid game if there is ever going to be one. Granted there is a little bit of risk here, but in a week that we have those four teams on bye we need to at least suggest him as a potential play with upside. This is one I plan on practicing what I preach, I just can’t pass it up where I own him.

NFC Soft Sits

Panthers SS Eric Reidis one I feel I should make a statement on just in case. Reports are that he is a bit rusty after just joining the team recently. Everything points to his “position” as the starting strong safety having a good week. I personally advise a wait and see approach but can’t go as far as calling him a real soft sit. If you go there and play him, keep your fingers crossed.

Lions SS Quandre Diggsoutperformed his matchup versus the Packers in week five before the Lions bye in week six. But the weeks prior to that he was the exception to a few matchups on paper he should have performed well in. Heading down to Miami this week he should be considered a soft sit if you’re digging deep for a bye week play. I know above I mentioned that Amos outperformed his matchup versus the Dolphins, but what are the odds that the odds on paper aren’t right for two weeks in a row?

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.

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 on anything IDP. Or reach out at 



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