Week two left us all hurting with all of the injuries. If your defensive line was hit by the injury bug, here are some great IDP defensive lineman streaming options.
As promised, I am doing my IDP defensive lineman streaming article, but this week i am doing it a little different. I am adding the edge designation as well due to many playing true position IDP. Plus there is an incredibly tasty edge matchup that I just could not ignore. Take a look here for some extra IDP defensive lineman help.
Bud Dupree – Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Stats: 6 tackles (4 solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble and 4 QB hits.
Week 3 Match-up: Houston Texans
Run Blocking Rank: 13th Averaging 4.44 yards per carry with a stuff rate of 4%
Pass Protection Rank: 32nd giving up 8 sacks at a 11.2% sack rate
The Texans have the worst pass protection so far in the league giving up a league worst 8 sacks and 11.2% sack rate on drop backs. Unfortunately for them, they meet up with the Steelers in their week three match-up who roster the fiercest edge duo in the NFL with T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree.
Bud Dupree looked great in week one with four tackles and came up with two tackles for a loss. He was in the backfield on a number of occasions and forced a Daniel Jones interception by hitting him while he threw. Week two he was just as impressive coming up with a sack fumble and three other QB hits. Bud Dupree gets less attention because he plays across from T.J. Watt and will almost certainly be taking down Deshaun Watson in week three.
Emmanuel Ogbah – Miami Dolphins
2020 Stats: 4 tackles (3 solo), 0.5 sacks and 1 QB hit.
Week 3 Match-up: Jacksonville Jaguars
Run Blocking Ranking: 10th averaging 4.59 yards per carry with a stuff rate of 12%
Pass Protection Rank: 23rd giving up 6 sacks at a 8.6% sack rate
Emmanuel Ogbah was having a career year in 2019 with the Chiefs when he injured himself and landed on IR. It was enough for him to land another contract with the Dolphins though and after a tough week one, Ogbah showed his potential a bit more in week two. Against a Bills offensive line that ranks 12th in pass protection, Ogbah came up with 2 tackles, 0.5 a sack and another QB hit. He gets the Jaguars who have given up six sacks in the first two games. Ogbah has a good chance at being a viable IDP defensive lineman streamer for week 3.
Kerry Hyder – San Francisco 49ers
2020 Stats: 12 tackles (6 solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack and 3 QB hits.
Week 3 Match-up: New York Giants
Run blocking Rank: 32nd averaging 1.61 yards per carry with a stuff rate of 37%
Pass Protection Rank: 22nd giving up 7 sacks at a 8.5% sack rate
Lets be honest, Kerry Hyder should actually be one of you top waiver adds this week instead of just a weekly streamer after the 49ers lost both Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas to torn ACL’s. With that said though, Hyder has been terrific for the 49ers in a depth role, and played huge – stepping in for Nick Bosa during their week two contest. In week two he ended up playing on 80% of the team’s defensive snaps and came up with 9 tackles, a tackle for a loss and two QB hits.
The Giants sport a league worst run blocking offensive line and are not much better in pass protection. To boot they lost Saquon Barkley for the season due to a torn ACL himself. Hyder will likely be starting opposite of Arik Armstead with Dee Ford also likely out and could be in for a big game.
Jeffrey Simmons – Tennessee Titans
2020 Stats: 7 tackles (3 solo), 1 pass defended and a fumble recovery.
Week 3 Match-up: Minnesota Vikings
Run Blocking Rank: Ranked 4th averaging 5.14 yards per carry with a stuff rate of 11%
Pass Protection Ranking: Ranked 29th giving up 5 sacks with a 9.4% sack rate
Jeffrey Simmons came on strong at the end of 2019 when he came back from injury. He has started off the 2020 season doing a great job setting the edge coming up with 7 tackles in the first two games. Simmons has pretty good pressure coming off the edge with the likes of Jadeveon Clowney and Harold Landry which could collapse the pocket and force Kirk Cousins to step up more, right into the arms of Simmons. The Vikings boast the league’s 4th worst pass protecting offensive line, Simmons can make some noise.
Dalvin Tomlinson – New York Giants
2020 Stats: 6 tackles (4 solo) and a pass defended.
Week 3 Match-up: San Francisco 49ers
Run Blocking Rank: 31st averaging 3.33 yards per carry with a stuff rate of 28%
Pass Protection Rank: 28th giving up 6 sacks with a 9.2% sack rate
If you are looking for a defensive tackle with some real high tackle upside, go with Dalvin Tomlinson. Tomlinson finished with 49 tackles in 2019 and is off to a hot start in 2020. He is coming off of a five tackle effort against the Bears and the 49ers are going to be without their starting quarterback, top two running backs and will likely have a lead. This means that the Giants defense will be on the field a lot against a team that over the past two seasons has been one of the most run heavy teams in the NFL. Another five tackle effort could easily be achieved by Tomlinson making him a great IDP defensive lineman streamer.
Derrick Nnadi – Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Stats: 10 tackles (2 solo)
Week 3 Match-up: Baltimore Ravens
Run Blocking Rank: 17th averaging 4.30 yards per carry with a stuff rate of 16%
Pass Protection Rank: 31st giving up 6 sacks with a 10.7% sack rate
Derrick Nnadi is coming off of a great game against the Chargers where he accumulated nine total tackles. When you are streaming IDP defensive lineman, sometimes you are not looking for a big splash guys but one with high tackle upside. This way it almost guarantees you some production. The Ravens have the 7th most rush attempts in the NFL this season with 33.5 attempts per game. Nnadi is one of the team’s better run defenders and could be in line for solid production in week three.
After week two you could very well be streaming your IDP defensive lineman. There were so many injuries yet, there are plenty of options left that could be viable starters. I will be here to help you out on weekly basis to give you the upper to win your weekly match-ups.
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