IDP Corner: Week 14

Let’s Go!! Fantasy playoffs, welcome to the postseason, you’re up against the other people in your league who have been paying attention… or got lucky, now it’s time to focus up and figure out how you’re going to proceed for the next couple of weeks.

Good luck to the start of the second season!

Defensive Linemen:
Eddie Yarbrough: Playing the Colts is a windfall for IDP production this season, and with Shaq Lawson being placed on IR this week, Yarbrough has the best chance to see an expanded role on the team as right now he’s targeted to start.

Shelby Harris: Denver’s offense just doesn’t seem like it wants to stay on the field very long, and now with Derek Wolfe on IR, Harris will be have the best chance at taking on more snaps. Even more fun is that Denver will be playing the Jets, the Colts, and the Redskins through the fantasy playoffs, all teams that are tops at giving up points to defensive line players.

Sean Spence: Admittedly this is a very speculative selection, but let us look at some important talking points. Spence was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, specifically to play an ILB role for the Stealers. In 2015 Ryan Shazier was drafted with the 15th overall pick to replace the injured two seasons in a row Spence. Arthur Moats is the other player who will be seeing time at ILB, Moats has played most of his career on special teams and OLB. Spence did play in the same defense 2 years ago, but Moats has been with the Stealers for four seasons. Spence hasn’t played since October 3rd after getting cut by the Colts. Either way Tyler Matakevich does not look like he will be playing, if things change and he does end up playing, he would be my pick over either Moats or Spence. Overall, my gut tells me that Spence is going to do more than Moats, but if after all this information you feel Moats is the better option I would not stop you… because either way, like my opening said, either would be a wonderfully speculative pick up.

Eric Lee: 4 total tackles and 1 sack per game over the past two weeks, I had expected that Marquis Flowers was going to step up, but it looks like Lee has accelerated instead.

Terrell Suggs: Since coming back from the Ravens bye week three weeks ago Suggs has been rather productive with 5 total sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 11 total tackles, and a pass defended. I think this may dip with the Stealers across the field this week, but with the Browns, Colts, and Bengals on the schedule to end the season Suggs should be a good add for a championship run if you’re in a week 16 or 17 championship league.

Defensive Backs:
Darryl Roberts: The Broncos give up plenty of points to defensive backs, and while we know that Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Buster Skrine, and Morris Claiborne are all starting and could be productive. Roberts gets the slot corner role, Trevor Siemian loves his dump passes into the slot, Roberts has interrupted 7 passes so far this season, and Siemian of late seems to love to have his passes picked off.

Jonathan Jones: Going back up against a divisional rival, that he did well against two weeks ago, I think Jones has a great chance to produce again versus the Dolphins. He has consistently seen a high number of snaps over the last three weeks, and all signs point for him to continue to see the high rate of play.

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