IDP Corner: Week 9

With bye weeks hitting the hardest last week and this week, I figured it would be best to focus on some guys that will help you for this week. So here are some players with matchups I like or covering for injuries, or both. Opportunity is knocking, and I think these players are going to answer the door.

Defensive Backs:

Chris Harris Jr.Aqib Talib won’t be playing this weekend, so look for Harris to step up this week. He’s already been playing well, this should not fall off and with Oakland being on the other side of the ball you can expect he’ll get work.

Nickell Robey-Coleman – This would be the biggest risk it all type of acquisition that I’m featuring this week. Robey-Coleman plays the cover corner type of role so dependability is low. But, Seattle has had some hiccups in the running game over the season, Christine Michael has been productive, but the scoring hasn’t been the same as when Lynch was in town. So we should see Wilson be the center of the offense this week, which he often crumbles under the pressure of such work. Seattle has a slew of above-average receivers, the best of which will be covered by the all-pro level DBs that BUF has, enter Robey-Coleman, he should see plenty of passes come his way, I don’t think he’ll pull the 2 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 1 TD week he had on week 5, but I think we can expect more than his standard entry of 1-2 tackles.

Bryon Jones – You could also look to Brandon Carr here, in short, Barry Church is out, and these two have been the other good DBs in DAL and they are up against the Browns this week, one of these two (or both) will get points, I lean Jones as he also plays Safety (Church’s position) so there is a bigger void for him to fill.

Linemen:

Khalil Mack – He’s averaging a sack a game over the last 4 weeks, and has been collecting decent tackle numbers. In large leagues that use linemen he is probably owned, but in smaller leagues that use them he is likely available given the start of the season was cold for him and his recent work has not been the most flashy for numbers, but they are consistent in that time so grab him for this week at least with Denver not afraid to run.

Linebackers:

Nate Stupar – Normally a Saints/49ers matchup should not be interesting to anyone, but Stupar has been productive over his past 4 games, including intercepting Russell Wilson last week. The 49ers offense is runs and short passes for the most part with deep bombs scattered here and there, Stupar should be able to take advantage of the short runs and passes.

Dee Ford – Coming off of a strong 3.5 sack game in Indy, JAX won’t stop his quarterback attacks, might not see the 5 tackles and 3.5 sacks, but I would think at minimum we see half of that production which will still get you some good scoring in most leagues.

Good luck to everyone with the coming games this weekend, and as always if you have questions feel free to reach via twitter to me @decoylife or the other gurus  @TFFGurus, @DaFantasyFather, and @TheFantasyBoys.

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