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IDP Strong/Weak Plays

This will be a weekly feature for IDP owners out there who are having some troubles deciding who to start on Sundays. I'm going to analyze the statistics in a few different ways to find favorable matchups and unfavorable matchups and then point out some players who are most likely to be affected by those matchups. I'll provide the reasoning behind these selections so you can think about it and decide for yourselves. I will also review my picks from the week before so you can see how accurate the picks have been. As most people know, predicting performance on a game by game basis can be difficult for offensive players, but that difficulty is often exaggerated with IDPs. Matchups are important, but there are so many other variables that come into play that sometimes you have to just stick with your best players and hope they come through with just one or two big plays. Good luck.

Review of Last Week's Selections

STRONG STARTS

  • DL St. Louis Rams (@ Minnesota): DE Leonard Little - 4 solos = 4pts
  • DL Tennessee Titans (vs Houston): DE Kyle Vanden Bosch - 3 solos, 2 asst, 2 sacks = 10pts
  • DL Kansas City Chiefs (@ Dallas): DE Jared Allen - 5 solos, 2 sacks, 1 FF = 13pts
  • DL New Orleans (@ Atlanta): DE Will Smith - 5 solos, 2 PD = 7pts
  • LB Denver Broncos (vs Baltimore): WLB Ian Gold - 5 solos, 5 asst, 1 FF, 1 FR = 11.5pts
  • LB Chicago Bears (vs Pittsburgh): MLB Brian Urlacher (9 solos, 1 asst = 9.5pts), WLB Lance Briggs (8 solos, 3 asst = 9.5pts)
  • LB Minnesota Vikings (vs St. Louis): MLB Sam Cowart - 5 solos, 1 asst = 5.5pts
  • LB Miami Dolphins (@ San Diego): MLB Zach Thomas - 9 solos, 2 asst, 1 INT, 1 PD = 15pts
  • DB Minnesota Vikings (vs St. Louis): CB Antoine Winfield (9 solos, 1 INT, 1 PD = 14pts), FS Darren Sharper (2 solos, 1 asst, 1 INT, 2 PD, 1 FR = 10.5pts)
  • DB Washington Redskins (@ Arizona): CB Carlos Rogers (7 solos = 7pts), FS Sean Taylor (5 solos, 1 asst, 1 INT, 1 PD, 1 FF = 12.5pts)
  • DB Detroit Lions (@ Green Bay): SS Kenoy Kennedy (4 solos, 3 asst = 5.5pts), CB Dre Bly (4 solos, 1 asst, 1 INT, 1 PD = 9.5pts)
  • DB Buffalo Bills (@ New England): CB Nate Clements (9 solos, 2 asst, 1 INT, 1 PD = 15pts), SS Lawyer Milloy (4 solos, 4 asst = 6pts)

Hit Rate for Week 14: 14/17 (82%)
Year to date: 110/205 (54%)

WEAK STARTS

  • DL Jacksonville Jaguars (vs Indianapolis): DE Reggie Hayward (5 solos, 2 sacks = 11pts), DE Paul Spicer (2 solos = 2pts)
  • DL Detroit Lions (vs Green Bay): DE James Hall (10 solos, 1 sack = 13pts), DE Kalimba Edwards (1 solo, 1 asst = 1.5pts)
  • DL Miami Dolphins (vs San Diego): DE Vonnie Holliday - 4 solos, 1 sack = 7pts
  • DL Minnesota Vikings (vs St. Louis): DE Erasmus James (1 solo = 1pt), DE Darrion Scott (6 solos, 1 asst, 1 sack = 9.5pts)
  • LB Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Chicago): ILB Larry Foote (4 solos, 3 asst = 5.5pts), OLB Joey Porter (2 solos, 1 asst, 1 sack = 5.5pts)
  • LB Jacksonville Jaguars (vs Indianapolis): WLB Daryl Smith - 5 solos = 5pts
  • LB Washington Redskins (@ Arizona): MLB Lemar Marshall (2 solos, 2 asst, 2 PD, 1 FF = 7pts), WLB LaVar Arrington (INJ - DNP)
  • LB Green Bay Packers (vs Detroit): WLB Robert Thomas (INJ - DNP), SLB Na'il Diggs (1 solo = 1pt)
  • DB Chicago Bears (@ Pittsburgh): SS Mike Brown (INJ - DNP)
  • DB Carolina Panthers (vs Tampa Bay): FS Mike Minter - 2 solos, 1 asst = 2.5pts
  • DB Arizona Cardinals (vs Washington): FS Robert Griffith - 1 solo, 1 FF = 3pts
  • DB Indianapolis Colts (@ Jacksonville): SS Mike Doss (3 solos = 3pts), CB Nick Harper (4 solos = 4pts)

Hit Rate for Week 14: 11/16 (69%)
Year to date: 109/200 (55%)

A brief note about the hit rates: To provide an objective standard to evaluate these selections, 5 fantasy points will be used as the cutoff for DL and 6 fantasy points will be used as the cutoff for LB and DBs. Thus, when a player is listed as a strong start, that means I think he has a good chance to top 5 or 6 points based on his matchup, and when I say a player is a weak start, that means I think he has a good chance to put up fewer than 5 or 6 points. I'll continue to evaluate my success throughout the season to try and provide you with the information you need to make your starting decisions

Best of luck with your starting lineup decisions this week. Feel free to e-mail me at rudnicki@footballguys.com with any feedback or suggestions regarding this article.

STRONG STARTS

  • DL Oakland Raiders (vs Cleveland): DE Derrick Burgess
    The Browns rank #11 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year and #4 over the last 3 games. They have been a great matchup for DTs (5th most points allowed) and just a neutral matchup for DEs (14th most points allowed). Lastly, RDEs have averaged 5 pts/game against them while LDEs have averaged just 3.6 pts/game. Based on that, this looks like a favorable matchup for Derrick Burgess, who leads the league in sacks with 13 and has 6 in his last 4 games. DTs have had some very good games against the Browns this year so this would have been a great matchup for Warren Sapp before he went on injured reserve. The Raiders don't have many other quality candidates at DT but have been playing Tommy Kelly there more of late so he could be a decent sleeper choice this week if you're desperate.
  • DL New England Patriots (vs Tampa): DE Richard Seymour
    The Buccaneers rank #8 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #7 over the last 3 games. They have been a solid matchup for DEs (10th most points allowed) and a difficult matchup for DTs (19th most points allowed). LDEs have averaged a point more than RDEs (6.2 to 5.2 pts/game), but both positions have done well when playing the Bucs. The Patriots pass rush hasn't been very effective this year, due to injuries and secondary struggles, but Richard Seymour is coming off a strong game vs the Bills and should be able to take advantage of this matchup. LDE Ty Warren appears to have a slightly better matchup and actually ranks second on the team in tackles, but with just 1 sack on the year it would be hard to have much confidence in him.
  • DL Chicago Bears (vs Atlanta): DE Adewale Ogunleye
    The Falcons rank #4 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #21 over the last 3 games. They have been a strong matchup for DTs (6th most points allowed) and a neutral matchup for DEs (13th most points allowed). Both DE spots have averaged just under 5 points/game against the Falcons this year, but opposing LDEs have been a quality start for 2 weeks in a row and in 4 of the last 6 games. All of this suggests that Ogunleye will be in for a good game this week and he should get a good chance to crack double digit sacks on the season. The Bears pass rush has cooled off a bit the past two weeks but this will be a night game on national television and you can expect that they will do everything possible to try and make things difficult for Michael Vick. RDE Alex Brown recently had 4 sacks in a 2-game stretch, but he only has 3 solo tackles in his last 2 games since then so start him at your own risk.
  • DL Jacksonville Jaguars (vs San Francisco): DE Reggie Hayward
    The 49ers rank #7 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #13 over the last 3 games. They have been a solid matchup for DEs (11th most points allowed) and a neutral matchup for DTs (15th most points allowed). Alex Smith has been sacked 7 times in the last 2 games since returning to the starting lineup so the Jaguars shouldn't have too much trouble getting pressure on him. Reggie Hayward had disappeared for 6 weeks before blowing up with a 2-sack performance against the Colts on Sunday. While he doesn't defend the run all that well and isn't a guy who will rack up big tackle numbers, that shouldn't matter much this week as he should get plenty of chances to rush the passer and add to his 7.5 sacks this season. The main reason why DL don't score better against the 49ers is because their offense is so bad, they don't sustain many long drives. Based on that, this looks like a pretty even matchup for DT John Henderson, who is one of the most reliable fantasy DTs in the league.
  • LB Minnesota Vikings (vs Pittsburgh): MLB Sam Cowart
    The Steelers rank #2 in fantasy points allowed to opposing LBs this year, and #1 over the last 3 games. MLBs are averaging a healthy 9.3 pts/game against them and only 2 have failed to reach the quality start threshold. This all points to a great matchup for Sam Cowart, who hasn't been putting up big numbers but has been averaging 4 solos/game this year. WLBs are averaging 6.4 pts/game against the Steelers and 3 of the last 4 they faced were quality starts so the matchup looks good for E.J. Henderson too, but with just 1 quality start in his last 6 games he's probably too risky to start in a playoff game.
  • LB Philadelphia Eagles (@ St. Louis): MLB Jeremiah Trotter
    The Rams rank #5 in fantasy points allowed to opposing LBs this year, and #2 over the last 3 games. MLBs have been scoring well against them, averaging over 7 solo tackles/game during the past 6 weeks. This looks like a great matchup for Jeremiah Trotter who has 4 quality starts in his last 6 games and reached double digit fantasy points in 3 of those games. The outside linebackers haven't scored all that well against the Rams, however, and WLB Keith Adams and SLB Dhani Jones have both been too inconsistent to consider starting this week unless you are really desperate.
  • LB Green Bay Packers (@ Baltimore): MLB Nick Barnett
    The Ravens rank #1 in fantasy points allowed to opposing LBs this year and #3 over the last 3 games. Opposing MLBs are averaging nearly 10 fantasy points/game against them and just 3 out of 13 have failed to reach the quality start threshold. Clearly, this looks like a great matchup for Nick Barnett, who is on pace for the best season of his young career. As for the other LB spots, however, things are much less clear. Opposing WLBs are averaging a very impressive 7.8 pts/game against the Ravens this year but only 3 of the last 8 have been quality starts. The Packers have also been shuffling their linebackers around a bit lately so it's hard to know if Robert Thomas, Na'il Diggs or Paris Lenon will be lining up on the weak side this week. Despite the great matchup, Barnett looks like the only safe play here.
  • LB Baltimore Ravens (vs Green Bay): WLB Bart Scott, MLB Tommy Polley
    The Packers rank #3 in fantasy points allowed to LBs this year and #5 over the last 3 games. Opposing MLBs are averaging 8.2 pts/game against them, but only 2 of the last 6 they've faced have been quality starts so that looks like a relatively neutral matchup. WLBs are averaging 6.8 pts/game but 4 of the last 5 have been quality starts with some huge games turned in. Opposing SLBs are only averaging 4.8 pts/game against them and 4 in a row have failed to reach quality start status. Based on all of the above, this matchup should most favor WLB Bart Scott who has been a quality start in 5 of the last 6 weeks. The matchup looks slightly favorable for MLB Tommy Polley who had a streak of 6 consecutive quality starts broken this week against the Broncos. As for SLB Adalius Thomas, the matchup looks tough but he's coming off back to back double digit fantasy point games so he's the hottest of the bunch.
  • DB Philadelphia Eagles (@ St. Louis): CB Sheldon Brown, FS Brian Dawkins, SS Michael Lewis
    The Rams rank #1 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year and #1 over the last 3 games. They are an equally strong matchup for CBs (1st in points allowed) and safeties (3rd in points allowed). The Eagles lost Lito Sheppard to a season ending injury, but Sheldon Brown remains as their best CB. He has only been a quality start in 2 of the past 6 games but this is an extremely favorable matchup for him that he should be able to take advantage of. Roderick Hood also looks like a strong play and could likely be found on the waiver wire in most leagues. While the matchup doesn't seem to particularly favor either the strong or free safety, both Eagles safeties have been putting up great numbers lately and are probably a must start in this situation. FS Brian Dawkins and SS Michael Lewis have both been quality starts in 5 of the last 6 games.
  • DB Houston Texans (vs Arizona): CB Dunta Robinson
    The Cardinals rank #2 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, and #4 over the last 3 games. Like the Rams, they are a great matchup for CBs (2nd in points allowed) and safeties (1st in points allowed), so you can pretty much start anyone from the Texans secondary with a reasonable degree of confidence this week. CB Dunta Robinson has been a quality start in 3 of the last 5 games and should be matched up in man coverage on one of the Cardinals two stud WRs for most of the day. Injuries have forced the Texans to rotate several CBs in and out of the lineup at the spot opposite him, but Demarcus Faggins looks like he could be a nice sleeper play this week after returning to the lineup a week ago. The safety spots have also changed seemingly on a weekly basis but Glenn Earl and C.C. Brown are expected to get the start again this week. Brown has been the more reliable player while Earl has just 1 quality start in his last 4 games.
  • DB Kansas City Chiefs (@ NY Giants): SS Sammy Knight, CB Eric Warfield
    The Giants rank #5 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, and #3 over the last 3 games. They have been a great matchup for safeties (4th in points allowed) and not much worse for CBs (9th in points allowed). Strong safeties have scored very well against the Giants this year (9 fantasy pts/game) and Sammy Knight has been a quality start in 3 of the past 5 games so he should be a pretty strong play this week. Free safeties have averaged 6.4 points/game against the Giants this year and Greg Wesley has been a quality start in 3 of the last 4 games so he should be a solid play as well. CBs have also done well against the Giants in recent weeks with quality starts from 4 of the last 6 starting CBs they've faced. CB Eric Warfield has 4 quality starts in the last 6 games and should be a much stronger play than Patrick Surtain, who has just 1 quality start during the same span.
  • DB Baltimore Ravens (vs Green Bay): CB Chris McAlister, SS Ed Reed
    The Packers rank #3 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, and #5 over the last 3 games. They are a good matchup for CBs (3rd in points allowed) and safeties (7th in points allowed). Chris McAlister isn't normally a very good fantasy CB but he does have 2 quality starts in the past 3 weeks and CBs are starting CBs are averaging almost 8 pts/game vs the Packers this year. Despite the matchup, Samari Rolle is never a good play as he is not very involved in run support and doesn't put up consistent tackle numbers. The Ravens have been decimated by injuries at the safety position, but Ed Reed is back in the lineup and seems due for a big game while playing in the spotlight of MNF.

WEAK STARTS

  • DL Detroit Lions (vs Cincinnati): DE James Hall, DE Kalimba Edwards
    The Bengals rank #32 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #32 over the last 3 games. They have been a brutal matchup for DEs (32nd in points allowed) and DTs (22nd in points allowed) alike. Their recent numbers are slightly deflated because they've played a couple 3-4 defenses the past couple weeks (Cleveland and Pittsburgh), but they also shutdown Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Green Bay and shouldn't have much trouble with the Lions. RDE James Hall had a huge game against the Packers on Sunday, but LT Levi Jones has been shutting down everyone he faces so don't expect a repeat performance this week. Kalimba Edwards leads the team in sacks with 7 but has just 1 solo tackle and 0 sacks over his last 3 games.
  • DL Philadelphia Eagles (@ St. Louis): RDE Trent Cole, LDE Jevon Kearse
    The Rams rank #26 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #31 over the last 3 games. They've been a tough matchup for DTs (20th in points allowed) and DEs (27th in points allowed). LDE Darrion Scott had a good game against them this past Sunday, but he was the only quality start from an opposing DE in a month. Trent Cole exploded onto the scene with 5 sacks in 3 games, but has now gone sackless for 3 straight games and will have a difficult time getting past LT Orlando Pace. Jevon Kearse also had a recent hot streak, but he's cooled off with just 4 solo tackles in the past 2 weeks and faces a pretty difficult matchup this week.
  • DL Baltimore Ravens (vs Green Bay): RDE Terrell Suggs
    The Packers rank #30 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #12 over the last 3 games. They've been a very tough matchup for DEs (28th in points allowed) and DTs (30th in points allowed). RDEs (4.3 pts/game) are averaging almost a point more per game against the Packers than LDEs (3.4 pts/game), but just 2 of the last 7 RDEs they've faced have been quality starts. Like the rest of the Ravens, this has been a disappointing year for Terrell Suggs. He did have a 3 sack game against the Texans a couple weeks ago, but that only brought him up to 5 on the season and his tackle numbers have been unimpressive as well.
  • DL Buffalo Bills (vs Denver): LDE Chris Kelsay
    The Broncos rank #28 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DL this year, and #19 over the last 3 games. They've been a very tough matchup for DEs (30th in points allowed) and for DTs as well (24th in total points allowed). RDEs (4.3 pts/game) have done considerably better than LDEs (3.2 pts/game) against them this year, but only 2 of the last 6 opposing RDEs have been quality starts. Aaron Schobel has been one of the hottest fantasy DL in the league with 29 solos, 8 sacks and an interception in his last 7 games so he's a must start regardless of matchup. Chris Kelsay came into the year with quite a bit of promise, but he has gone two months without registering a sack and has been losing more playing time to Ryan Denney of late.
  • LB Pittsburgh Steelers (@ Minnesota): ILB Larry Foote, OLB Joey Porter
    The Vikings are kind of a strange team in that they rank #1 in points allowed to opposing DL but dead last in fantasy points allowed to LBs this year (and #30 over the last 3 games). MLBs are averaging 7pts/game against the Vikings this year, which isn't terrible, but since the Steelers are a 3-4 defense there may not be enough tackles to go around for 2 inside linebackers. ILB James Farrior has been a quality start for 3 straight weeks since returning and remains the main tackle producer in that defense so he should be alright. ILB Larry Foote, however, has failed to crack 6 fantasy points in 2 of those 3 weeks and could be in trouble again. Opposing WLBs have averaged 5.5 pts/game but 0 of the past 6 have been quality starts. Joey Porter has 7 sacks on the year but he's only averaging about 2.5 solo tackles/game and only has 2 quality starts in the past 6 weeks.
  • LB Atlanta Falcons (@ Chicago): WLB Demorrio Williams, SLB Michael Boley
    The Bears rank #30 in fantasy points allowed to opposing LBs this year and #13 over the last 3 games. Those recent numbers are inflated a bit by their matchup against the Steelers last week, but the Bears offense generally doesn't do a very good job of sustaining drives and giving opposing linebackers lots of chances to make plays. Opposing MLBs are averaging 7.6 pts/game against them and the last 5 they've faced have been quality starts. That bodes well for Keith Brooking who has been a quality start in 3 of the last 4 games. Opposing WLBs are averaging just 4.9 pts/game against the Bears this year and just 1 of the last 5 they faced was a quality start (Derrick Brooks). Based on that, this matchup looks like trouble for Demorrio Williams, even though he's been on fire lately and has averaged 8 solo tackles/game over the last 5 weeks. If he's gotten you this far, you'll probably want to start him anyway. Opposing SLBs (5.1 pts/game) are doing slightly better than the WLBs, but Michael Boley has just 1 quality start in his last 6 games and is a very risky play this week.
  • LB Cincinnati Bengals (@ Detroit): WLB Brian Simmons
    The Lions rank #29 in fantasy points allowed to opposing LBs this year, and #27 over the last 3 games. Their offense has struggled almost all year long to find any semblance of continuity and the coaching change probably won't make much of a difference. This is a game the Bengals should win easily, which could lead to some takeaway and sack opportunities for the linebackers. Opposing MLBs are averaging 8.1 pts/game against the Lions this year and only 2 of the last 7 they faced were not quality starts, so Odell Thurman should be alright. WLBs, however, are only averaging 5pts/game against them. Brian Simmons has just 1 quality start in his last 4 games and it looks like he'll have a hard time reversing that trend this week. SLBs (4 pts/game) do even worse against the Lions so don't look to Landon Johnson for help even though he has 3 quality starts in his last 5 games.
  • LB Washington Redskins (vs Dallas): WLB LaVar Arrington
    The Cowboys rank #27 in fantasy points allowed to opposing LBs this year, and #32 over the last 3 games. Opposing MLBs are averaging 7.3 pts/game against them this year and 3 of the past 5 have been quality starts. This matchup looks pretty neutral for MLB Lemar Marshall, who has been a quality start in 3 of the last 4 games. WLBs have only averaged 5.4 pts/game against the Cowboys and just 1 of the last 6 they faced has been a quality start. This looks like a tough matchup for LaVar Arrington, who missed the game this past week with a thigh injury but practiced this week and is listed as probable on the injury report. SLBs (5.8 pts/game) have actually done better against the Cowboys than WLBs and Marcus Washington has been a quality start for 6 weeks in a row, so you can likely start him with confidence this week.
  • DB Pittsburgh Steelers (@ Minnesota): FS Chris Hope, CB Ike Taylor
    The Vikings rank #18 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, but are #32 over the last 3 games. Brad Johnson is doing a good job of managing the games and not turning the ball over, which makes it more difficult for DBs to put up big numbers against them. They have been a particularly matchup for opposing safeties (27th in points allowed), but neutral for CBs (12th in points allowed). Strong safeties are averaging 5.8 points/game against them while 4 of the last 5 they've faced have been quality starts. This suggests that Troy Polamalu could still be a pretty safe play this week despite the matchup, even though he's coming off two disappointing weeks in a row. Chris Hope will likely have a tougher time as free safeties are averaging just 5.3 pts/game against the Vikings and just 1 of the last 5 they've faced has been a quality start. Hope has probably been more consistent than Polamalu this year, but this looks like a tough matchup for him. Opposing CBs have been averaging about 6 pts/game but the last 8 starting CBs they've faced have failed to produce quality starts. Ike Taylor has played well and is probably the Steelers best CB right now but he has just 2 quality starts in his last 6 games.
  • DB San Diego Chargers (@ Indianapolis): SS Terrence Kiel
    The Colts rank #27 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, and #31 over the last 3 games. They've been a neutral matchup for CBs (16th in points allowed) but an extremely tough matchup for safeties (32nd in points allowed). Thus, this looks like a good week to bench Terrence Kiel, who has been bothered by some nagging injuries this year and had his first quality start in almost a month on Sunday vs the Dolphins. FS Bhawoh Jue has no quality starts in the past 5 games and is certainly not worth a start this week. At CB, Drayton Florence has been a pretty solid fantasy option with quality starts in 3 of the last 4 weeks and should be a solid play again this week.
  • DB Buffalo Bills (vs Denver): CB Terrence McGee, FS Troy Vincent
    The Broncos rank #32 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, and #23 over the last 3 games. They've been a neutral matchup for safeties (18th in points allowed) and a very tough matchup for cornerbacks (29th in points allowed). Strong safeties are averaging 6.1 points/game against the Broncos and just 2 of the last 6 they've faced have been quality starts. SS Lawyer Milloy has been playing well of late with 4 quality starts in the last 5 games and seems like a pretty safe play this week. At FS, however, the Broncos are allowing 5.7 pts/game and just 1 of the last 6 has been a quality start so things look bleak for Troy Vincent who has 0 quality starts in the last 5 games. Opposing CBs are averaging about 5 pts/game vs the Broncos so this looks like a tough matchup for Nate Clements, but with him having scored double digit points in 3 of the last 4 games it would be hard to consider benching him. CB Terrence McGee hasn't been playing nearly as well as he was earlier in the year and should have difficulty this week reaching 6 points.
  • DB Minnesota Vikings (vs Pittsburgh): CB Brian Williams, CB Fred Smoot
    The Steelers rank #30 in fantasy points allowed to opposing DBs this year, and #9 over the last 3 games. They've been a neutral matchup for safeties (15th in points allowed) and a very tough matchup for CBs (30th in points allowed). CB Antoine Winfield has cracked double digit fantasy points in 4 of the last 6 games and is probably a must start each and every week. The other Vikings CBs, however, are more likely to see their production fluctuate depending on the matchup. CB Brian Williams took on more responsibility when Fred Smoot left the lineup for a few weeks, but now that Smoot is back he should see a drop-off in his numbers. Same thing for Smoot, who has generally not been the type of CB who racks up a lot of tackles each week. At FS, Darren Sharper is having a disappointing year in terms of tackles but his 8 interceptions have given him quite a few huge scoring weeks so you almost have to play him just in case he blows up. SS Corey Chavous has been a disappointment and has just 1 quality start in the last 6 games so he's not a great starting candidate this week.

FBG standard scoring system for IDPs

  • Solo tackle = 1 pt
  • Assist = 0.5 pt
  • Sack = 3 pts
  • INT = 4 pts
  • Pass Defensed = 1 pt
  • Forced Fumble = 2 pts
  • Fumble Recovery = 2 pts
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