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Week 11 was a great week for streaming IDL and edge defenders. The Bears offensive line once again proved that you should start Edge defenders against them. Lorenzo Carter was an edge streamer from the Week 11 article, and he did not disappoint, putting up five tackles, one for a loss, a sack, and a jaw-dropping eight pressures. John Franklin-Myers was the second streaming choice going up against a Patriots team that he beat up on just a few weeks prior. He finished the day with three total tackles, a sack, and three pressures. As a sleeper, we went with Payton Turner. He started strong coming up with a tackle for a loss in just 13 snaps, though ended up leaving with an injury.
On the interior, the calls were strong; the players chosen just missed the big plays. Maliek Collins finished the day with only two tackles, but he just missed the big play providing three pressures, one being a quarterback hit. Kenny Clark was a matchup miss, providing only three tackles with zero pressures. Justin Jones was the sleeper call, and he put up the same stat line as Kenny Clark. The opportunities were there. Both played over 80% of their teams' defensive snaps but just did not produce. Here are the top IDL and Edge streaming options for Week 12.
week 12 IDL and Edge Streaming Options
Edge Carl Lawson, New York Jets
Carl Lawson finally looks healthy after tearing his Achilles in 2021. He is part of a potential pass rush with the Jets that consists of John Franklin-Myers, Quinnen Williams, rookie Jermaine Johnson, and himself. Lawson has five sacks in the 10 games he's played this season while being on the field for a 60.1% snap share. Lawson is prolific off the edge with a variety of pass-rush moves, but his strength and hand placement are impeccable. Watch him drive the tackle straight back for the sack.
Lawson matches up against the best offensive line unit to exploit, the Chicago Bears. The Bears are an offensive line consistently giving up huge games to edge defenders. They are tied for the most sacks allowed in 2022 with 40. Lawson could be in line for a huge game.
Edge Chase Young, Washington Commanders
The moment we have all been waiting for has come…Chase Young is being activated. Will he be on a snap count? Quite possibly, but don't be afraid to fire him up. He has a career 81.1 overall defensive grade and a career 73.55 pass-rush grade per PFF. Young averages almost three pressures per game and has an elite pass-rushing pedigree on one of the stronger pass-rushing defensive lines in the NFL. Here he is practicing back at it again.
Young and the Commanders take on the Falcons in Week 12. The Falcons are tied for 14th most sacks allowed with 26. They also are one of the most run-heavy teams in the NFL. This is a high-floor game with boom potential. Fire up Young in his first game from a long absence.
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