The Tipster’s Week 7 Edge Rusher / Defensive Lineman “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.

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 DE Jerry Hughes – 1 solo – 2 assists – 1 forced fumble – 1 sack, It’s obvious that the turnover and the sack saved the day.

Jets DE Leonard Williams – Goose egg 0 points, Everthing jived but the production on the field. Apparently, the lingering back injury didn’t help our situation. Beware, he is questionable for Week Seven as well.

Niners DL Deforest Buckner – 1 solo – 1 assist – 1 tackle for a loss – 1 sack, and a miss fire for sure overall. Suppose he didn’t completely flop depending your leagues scoring format, but was set up per matchup for more versus the Packers. It has me questioning when I examine the snap counts for the contest if 92% of snaps allowed over the last two weeks hasn’t taken a toll on the poor guy.

Seahawks DE Frank Clark – 3 solos – 1 assist – 2 forced fumbles – 2.5 sacks, he won the defensive player of the week for the NFC.

Soft Starts (Red Flag Warnings)

Vikings DE Stephen Weatherly – 1 solo – 2 assists, as expected here. He has the motor but as long as he is on the left side of the line he is at a disadvantage. Personally shocked he got what he did here.

Denver Edge/OLB Von Miller – 1 solo – 4 assist – 1.5 sack – 1 tackle for a loss, in my defense, so anyone else out there thinks that the Broncos would play the Rams so well? Additionally, he did have a strong game against a team not allowing beans to EdgeOLBs normally, but I watched the contest and I think if Miller touched a guy after he already was down the stat crew gave him a couple of those assists. I’ll heed this warning, don’t sit a stud as I preach it. Chubb had a great outing as well on the other side likely helping Miller’s cause.

Browns DE Myles Garrett– 1 assist – 1 pass defended, what did I say about sitting a stud? I’m now very confused.


AFC Hard Starts

Patriots DE Trey Flowershas exactly been consistent this season so far. One has to wonder if he has become what we would refer to as a one-hit wonder after a strong 2017 and now a sorta kinda slow start. I mean to this point he has overachieved in contests he should have struggled in and underachieved in a couple others. But with the great game, he is coming off of versus the Chiefs who allows the least amount to DLs overall, we are going to pencil him in here in Week Seven versus the Bears who are just inside the top ten allowing points to Edge rushers.

AFC Soft Starts

Texans OLB Whitney Mercilusis a Soft Start here with his matchup versus the Jaguars. As you can see there are not a lot of strong matchups for the AFC so we are digging deep. Mercilus has been known to have strong games and this one is set up for it, but you got to really want it for it to happen versus the risk that it won’t. To this point of the season, he hasn’t had a breakout game yet. Is he due?

AFC Soft Sits

Bengals DT Geno Atkinsshould be considered a soft sit even if he is a stud DT in real life this week. The Chiefs are rock bottom in allowing points to DTs at number #32 in my charts.


NFC Hard Starts

Redskins DE Jonathan Allen has actually brought some interior pressure to the defensive line for the team. Something that this guy can’t remember when they had such for a long time. Basically looking deep into it he gets what the matchups allow in terms of production thus far. And with the Cowboys coming in this weekend allowing upper tier points to DTs it translates nicely for Allen to have a Hard Start type game.

Falcons DT Grady Jarretthas been out a couple weeks nursing an injury. If he returns this week like head coach Dan Quinn hopes, we need to have him in our lineups with a very favorable matchup versus the poor Giants OLs.

NFC Soft Starts

Falcons DT Jack Crawfordcould be the next best option if your willing to risk it if Grady Jarrett can’t go. he has basically taken over for Jarrett and played better in real life over the matchups he has had the last to weeks. This is deep, proceed with caution.

NFC Soft Sits

Bears DE Akien Hicks is coming off a great outing versus the Dolphins. But this week they have the Patriots coming in who protect Tom Brady at all costs. This isn’t a good matchup on paper or likely this weekend, he is my only NFC Soft Sit.

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.

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