IDP Corner: Week 15

I think fantasy football appeals to the tinkering nature that I was gifted by my father and grandfather, and winter I find stirs that interest further with trying to prevent the cold from penetrating my abode. Inevitably, this all circles around to sometimes those of us that are tinkerers can fall victim to trying to fix things that aren’t broke. We all should remember that if you have made the playoffs that you gotta “dance with who brought you” and “play your studs” or any other analogy that equates to unless you have very good reason to not start players that have been playing well for you, then it might be best to stick with them.

Philosophical non-conundrums aside. Here is has my eye this week:

Defensive Linemen:
Sheldon Rankins: He has seen an increase into the 90% of snaps played over the past two weeks as a result of Alex Okafor’s injury. Now with the Jets in town the Saints’ defensive line should have some chances at producing well against the less than stellar Jets’ offensive line.

Brandon Graham: On a three week roll of producing viable fantasy points (though last week was influenced by his touchdown, but luckily the Giants are not horribly scary, there will be a good chance at him doing well again this week.

James Burgess: He’s had a pretty solid floor all season, and has seen a general snap increase over the past four weeks. The Ravens and their run centric play lends to plenty of LB scoring and while other linebackers in Cleveland have been doing well, I think he has a solid chance at points this week.

Erik Walden: After a significant boost to playing time with Derrick Morgan out last week, Walden should be able to produce another sack and a collection of tackles with Morgan out again this week.

Defensive Backs:
E.J. Gains: Besides being out 4 weeks this year, Gains has been rather productive this season, not crazy over the top amazing but the floor to his scoring has been rather nice for a cornerback. The Dolphins will continue to push their passing game after the big success against the Patriots on Monday night.

Ricardo Allen: With Jameis Winston throwing in his direction there is always a chance for at least a pass defended, or if lucky an interception, no matter what there should be plenty of tackles for Allen to grab with how much the Buccaneers pass with Winston on the field.

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