Author Archives: Tripp Brebner

IDP & Dynasty writer and explorer of ideas for @DFF_Dynasty. #DFFArmy #IDP #DynastyFootball #FFIDP #IDPSharkTank. Always be learning! http://DynastyFootballFactory.com

Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 1 September 15, 2020

Welcome back to Dynasty Football Factory’s weekly in-season column, Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire! I write tonight with feelings of relief and exaltation that the NFL has returned to the field with a product we recognize well. I’m excited to see how mu...

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Covering Your Bets: 2020 Cornerback Ranks September 2, 2020

The fantasy value of cornerbacks is highly volatile for each player year over year but quite flat as a group throughout each season. Theories about what makes a cornerback a good IDP option abound. Some fantasy gamers seek a cornerback playing press-ma...

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Jacks of All Trades Trump the Field: 2020 Safety Ranks August 17, 2020

Seasonal (redraft) ranks will appear in article form this year at Dynasty Football Factory. The IDP ranks in spreadsheet form are and will remain for a dynasty format. I’ll update the dynasty ranks year-round, thus making available a rare resource for I...

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Slim Pickings: 2020 Interior Defensive Linemen Ranks August 12, 2020

The scarcity of defensive ends that challenge fantasy gamers assembling rosters in conventional-position IDP leagues shifts to the interior in true-position IDP. I’ve ranked 62 interior defensive linemen for 2020 because every IDL with a pulse will even...

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Stock Up to Win: 2020 EDGE Ranks August 11, 2020

2019 was a banner year for rookie edge defenders. Several more break-out performances from players that fantasy gamers had left for dead combine with the rookies good depth to the EDGE position. The position mirrors the wide-receiver position in that ther...

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Shoot for the Moon: 2020 Linebacker Ranks August 8, 2020

Seasonal (redraft) ranks will appear in article form this year at Dynasty Football Factory. The IDP ranks in spreadsheet form are and will remain for a dynasty format. I’ll update these dynasty ranks year-round, thus making available a rare resource for...

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Schemes Are Ch-Ch-Changing: Cowboys Join Hybrid Herd July 29, 2020

The defensive scheme change in Dallas could be quite shocking to Cowboys’ fans. Mike Nolan’s body of work combined with recent experience in the Saints’ hybrid system as a linebackers coach should yield a more varied and complex defense than fans ha...

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David Njoku: A Goliath Rebirth? July 4, 2020

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns via his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. The veteran sports agent and notorious bare-knuckles negotiator has almost certainly taken public a request made to the team shortly afte...

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Schemes Are Ch-Ch-Changing: The Rams Are Sputtering! June 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Rams felt the hangover of a Super Bowl loss in 2019, missing the playoffs with a 9-7 record. They finished 7th in total offense (yards gained) and 13th in total defense. The analytics firm Football Outsiders ranked the 2019 Rams defense 9t...

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NFL Mock Draft: Part 2 April 19, 2020

We’re back with Part 2 and immediately get some excitement with our first skill player of the mock. CeeDee Lamb goes to the Jets at pick 11. There was some consideration here between a wide receiver and an offensive tackle, but I have a feeling the Jets...

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Rookie Fever Antidote: Bottomed-Out Incumbents April 4, 2020

While we fantasy gamers rub our hands together in anticipation of a loaded class of prospects, let’s contemplate the whole picture of the draft goals of each team. Equally important, do these teams have the draft picks necessary to bring in impact playe...

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Schemes Are Ch-Ch-Changing! (Part 3: Lions and Giants) March 24, 2020

Part Three of my series investigates the two NFC defenses with new coordinators from the Belichick coaching tree: Patrick Graham of the Giants and in Detroit, Head Coach Matt Patricia and his new defensive coordinator, Cory Undlin. 

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Schemes Are Ch-Ch-Changing: Part 2 March 6, 2020

Anticipating and acting on scheme change is a risk/reward proposition in fantasy football. Correctly anticipating an edge defender’s new role in a defense can deliver a difference-maker at the most valuable IDP position. There, I said it! The value abov...

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Schemes Are Ch-Ch-Changing – Cha-Ching February 15, 2020

11 of 32 NFL teams are undergoing a change of defensive coordinator. This topic is underreported for this author’s appetite. Tripp Brebner examines how a scheme change will impact defensive players on the Cleveland Browns, with more articles to come. ...

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Threatened Species: IDP Impact of Panthers’ Regime Change January 25, 2020

The good news for fantasy gamers is that many Panthers carry the preferred position designations of the 4-3 defense that the team ran in 2018. In 2019, regular contributors like Kawann Short, Gerald McCoy, Mario Addison, Bruce Irvin, Brian Burns, and Marq...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 16 December 17, 2019

The players recommended below are available in at least two-thirds of IDP leagues on MyFantasyLeague.com (MFL). Recommendations are position-specific for lineup requirements, including cornerbacks and defensive tackles unless noted otherwise.

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 15 December 10, 2019

The playoffs will be or already underway in most fantasy leagues in Week 15. Time has run out to put chips on players in hopes that they emerge. Injury replacements can prove risky, as well. Reserve players thrust into full-time roles can find themselves ...

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