Week 3 was a 50-50 hit on my streamers article. George Karlaftis saw an 80% snap-share, though it only amounted to four tackles, only one of which was a solo tackle, along with a single pressure. Dorance Armstrong was a hit, coming up with his third sack in as many weeks, adding four pressures. At the IDL position, DreMont Jones saw a huge snap-share (80%), though it resulted in a measly two assisted tackles and one pressure. Matt Ioannidis also busted, coming up with a single tackle for a loss, and did not record a single pressure.
It was the sleeper positions that really shined from the Week 3 article. The edge call from Week 3 was Rasheem Green. He had a strong Week 2 performance and a great matchup for Week 3 and did not disappoint. Green finished with seven tackles (five solos), a half of a sack, and two pressures while playing on 57% of the team's defensive snaps. On the IDL side, the sleeper was Sheldon Rankins with a cake matchup against the Bengals. He did not disappoint. Rankins piled on sevens tackles (six solos), one tackle for a loss, one sack, and two pressures while playing 56% of the team's snaps. Here are the matchups for Week 4 that are worth streaming if you have current holes in your defensive line positions.
Week 4 IDL and Edge Streaming Options
Edge Melvin Ingram III, Miami Dolphins
Melvin Ingram III has been an absolute splendid surprise for the Miami Dolphins this season. Many had Ingram written off as a candidate to fade into the sun. He responded by shining even brighter. Ingram has seen his snap-share increase every week, all the way up to 57 snaps (62%), not trailing Jaelan Phillips (62) or Emmanuel Ogbah (70) by much. The three have formed a powerful pass-rsuh trio. Ingram was a key player in the Week 3 win over the Bills, showing that father time has not caught up with him yet. Watch his explosion to get to Josh Allen for the sack.
melvin ingram is 2 fast 2 furious pic.twitter.com/ZhTuWmtBpE— josh houtz (@houtz) September 27, 2022
Ingram has produced five tackles, two for a loss, two sacks, and eight pressures over his past two games. Joe Burrow has spent far too much time on his back this season. If you are playing IDP, this is a perfect recipe to take advantage of. The Bengals offensive line has given up 15 sacks in three games, tied for worst in the NFL. Ingram has a strong chance to get to Burrow this week, making him a nice steaming option.
Edge J.J. Watt, Arizona Cardinals
J.J. Watt is listed as an edge in this article as opposed to IDL because of where he has been lining up for the Cardinals. 55 of his 72 snaps have been at either the LEO, REO, or left edge positions, with only 10 total snaps as a true interior lineman. 33 of those 55 have been at the LEO or REO, so enough time as a true edge defender. With that said, Watt has looked very good since his first start in Week 2. He has a sack in each of his first two games, accruing an overall defensive grade of 74.7 and a pass-rush grade of 70.0 per Pro Football Focus. Watt has looked as powerful as ever, overwhelming offensive linemen this season as you can see here.
Watt has a favorable matchup against the leaky Panthers offensive line. The Panthers are tied for the 7th most sacks allowed this season with nine in three games. Watt has six pressures in two games and will look to keep tacking them on during Week 4.
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