Week 10 was brutal for many fantasy managers, myself included. There were some new faces who made big impacts and should be added to your rosters.
Now that we have made it to week 10 it is becoming more and more difficult to find impact players on the waiver wire. Luckily we here at IDPGUYS.org are dedicated to deep dumpster diving for IDP waiver adds. This may be cornerback heavy because of the immediate impact the available cornerbacks can make, but there are others throughout this article that can help out your teams. Lets read on further to see who the top IDP waiver adds are.
Sidney Jones (CB) – Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Stats: 23 tackles (19 solo), 9 passes defended, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble.
Week 10 Stats: 9 tackles (6 solo), 2 passes defended, 1 interception and a forced fumble.
Sidney Jones is a former second round draft pick (43rd overall) in the 2017 draft. He had plenty of promise coming out of college though entered the league with injuries. His career was up and down to start and the Eagles never exercised his team option at the end of his rookie deal. He latched on with the Jaguars this year to provide depth to their secondary and has done so handsomely.
Jones has now made five consecutive starts for the Jaguars and has played 66% or more snaps in every game except for one which he left with an injury. Not to be worried though, he returned the following week and has played 100% of snaps in the two games since. Outside of the game Jones left with injury, Jones has 21 tackles, 8 passes defended, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble in 4 starts. The passes defended are a career high and the two interceptions are a tie with his career high. Jones should continue to thrive in the Jaguars secondary with a more than friendly remaining schedule making him one of the top IDP waiver adds.
D.J. Reed (CB/S) – Seattle Seahawks
2020 Stats: 22 tackles (all solo), 1 tackle for a loss, 2 passes defended, 1 interception and a fumble recovery. (3 games)
Week 10 Stats: 10 tackles (all solo), 1 tackle for a loss, a fumble recovery and 49 return yards.
The Seahawks started the year with second year man Marquise Blair at slot corner, but he tore his ACL. Ugo Amadi then took over the starting job but he also came down with a nagging injury…enter D.J. Reed. Amadi was healthy this week though but Reed retained the starting job due to his excellent play. Reed has started two of the last three games and has been fantastic including 100% of snaps in week 10. The slot corner position seems to be highly targeted in the Seahawks system and their high powered offense tends to force teams to throw often against them. Reed can supply large tackles and good PD number making him one of the top IDP waiver adds.
DaVon Hamilton (DT) – Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Stats: 28 tackles (13 solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 1 pass defended, 1 fumble recovery and 5 QB hits.
Week 10 Stats: 4 tackles (all solo), 1 tackle for a loss, 1 sack and a pass defended.
DaVon Hamilton is a rookie third round pick (73rd overall) who has steadily seen his workload increase throughout the season. Many thought it would be Taven Bryan who was going to have a breakout at the defensive tackle position for the Jaguars but the rookie has stolen the show. Over his last three games he has 13 tackles, two tackles for a loss, a sack, a pass defended and a fumble recovery. He was also on the field for 63% of the team’s snaps during week 10 and if your team starts defensive tackles, Hamilton is a top IDP waiver add.
Terrell Lewis (OLD/DE) – Los Angeles Rams
2020 Stats: 3 tackles (all solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks and 3 QB hits.
Week 10 Stats: 2 tackles (all solo), 1 tackle for a loss and 2 sacks.
When the Rams drafted Terrell Lewis in the third round (84th overall) they were hoping to add to their outside pass rush after losing Dante Fowler Jr. in free agency. Injuries hindered Lewis to start his NFL career but has played in five games and is starting to see his role increase. He was third on the team in linebacker snaps (43%) behind only Micha Kiser (97%) and Leonard Floyd (91%). He outpaced both Justin Hollins (42%) and incumbent starter Samson Ebukam (22%) and also outproduced both. If Lewis can keep up this level of production he could see his snap share increase even more and make Ebukam irrelevant.
Dre Kirkpatrick (CB) – Arizona Cardinals
2020 Stats: 32 tackles (30 solo), 4 passes defended and 2 interceptions.
Week 10 Stats: 3 tackles (all solo), 1 pass defended and an interception.
The Cardinals have routinely been a that has supported two productive IDP cornerbacks, one being Patrick Peterson and the other being whoever plays across form him. Last year it was Byron Murphy and it held true, he had a highly productive rookie season. This year though, the Cardinals are a much more competitive team which forces teams to throw on them much more. This has allowed a third cornerback for the Cardinals to be productive and that is Dre Kirkpatrick. He has started the last four games and during that span has been on the field for 85% of the team’s snaps. In those starts he has produced 18 tackles (all solo), four passes defended and two interceptions. This offense is not slowing down and neither should Kirkpatrick.
Reggie Ragland (LB) – Detroit Lions
2020 Stats: 29 tackles (17 solo), 3 tackles for a loss, 1 sack and 3 QB hits.
Week 10 Stats: 6 tackles (4 solo), 1 tackle for a loss, and 1 QB hit.
Sometimes the best ability you can have is availability. That is the case with Reggie Ragland. The Lions linebacker group is one of the worst in the NFL outside of Jamie Collins Sr. I have been very harsh on Ragland throughout his career because of his inability to cover in any way shape or form. Luckily for him, the Lions do not ask him to do as such. All he is to do is come down hill in run support and bully his way to the quarterback.
Ragland is not fast or athletic but is stronger than a bull. He has started the last four games for the Lions and has been on the field for 63.5% of the snaps during that span, including 88% during week 10. Over that stretch he has accumulated 17 tackles with two for a loss and a QB hit. If you are looking for a linebacker at this stage of the season, what is available is likely a barren wasteland. Ragland can get you close to five tackles per game and you could do worse.
Lamarcus Joyner (CB/S) – Las Vegas Raiders
2020 Stats: 46 tackles (36 solo), 5 tackles for a loss and 3 passes defended.
Week 10 Stats: 5 tackles (4 solo) and a pass defended.
Lamarcus Joyner has been solid, yet unspectacular. Again, this late in the season you are scrounging the waiver wire looking for anybody who can give you decent output. Joyner will almost always give you good value, though will likely never have a huge game. He is averaging just under five tackles per game but he already has a career high five tackles for a loss.
Joyner plays the nickel corner position for the Raiders but if injuries happen deeper in the secondary he can cover any position. He is averaging 70% of snaps per game and is available in almost every league. Three of his final six games come against the Falcons, the Colts and the Chargers. They respectively give up the most, 4th most and 5th most points to opposing safeties. This makes him one of the top IDP waiver adds following week 10.
The waiver wire this late in the season is full of cornerbacks who can still help your IDP squads. This is why streaming cornerbacks is a great idea for IDP. If you look deeper though there are still a few options out there that can help you out in a pinch with injuries and bye weeks. Hopefully this helps in your quest for IDP glory, lets go get some hardware!
For offensive waiver wire adds, check out this article on Dynasty Football Digest.