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As we progress further into the season, there is less and less ambiguity regarding player usage. As a result of that, most of our IDP trends are going to be a result of injuries, unfortunately. There were only a few notable ones this week, and I'll break them down below.
NY Giants EDGE Azeez Ojulari is back from IR.
In his return, Ojulari played 58% of defensive snaps for the Giants behind only Kayvon Thibodeaux at the position. Those two players should remain the snap volume leaders for the team as long as they stay healthy. While Ojulari might not have as high a tackle floor as some managers might like to see, his sack upside is strong enough to merit rostering him in most leagues where he’s available.
Cleveland LB Sione Takitaki is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Tony Fields played the majority of snaps behind Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah after Takitaki left the game, earned 4 tackles, forced a fumble, and got a pick-six on only 51% of defensive snaps. While the big plays likely won’t be a consistent facet of his game - after all, not everyone can be as terrible on offense as Houston - his snap volume and tackle floor should make Fields a worthwhile add in any IDP league where Takitaki was also being rostered.
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