Categories Archives: IDP

IDP Sleepers: AFC North LB’s July 15, 2016

Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals have a veteran linebacker crew consisting of Karlos Dansby, Ray Maualuga, Rey Vincent, and Vontaze Burfict to lineup in 2016. However, that didn’t stop Cincinnati from using the 24th pick of the third round on inside lineb...

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LB Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers July 13, 2016

LB – Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers College Ball Martinez played his college ball at Stanford. He really began to shine as a junior. The game slowed down for him and it began to showcase his skills when it did. With confidence restored, he managed ...

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IDP Sleepers: AFC East LB’s July 11, 2016

This IDP Sleeper piece is the first of an 8-part series where I will be canvassing the Linebacker corps for each division in the NFL. The purpose of these pieces will be to help you to identify the IDP Sleepers that could potentially become valuable asse...

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LB Darron Lee, New York Jets July 9, 2016

For the past few seasons, Ohio State has been flush with dominate defensive play makers. When the 2016 NFL Draft came around, most of the Buckeye defense decided to migrate to the NFL along with one of their best players, linebacker Darron Lee (selected b...

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LB B.J. Goodson, New York Giants July 7, 2016

B.J. stands at 6’1 and 242 pounds. He is from Lamar, South Carolina, a small town that has a population under a thousand. He played college ball for 4 years. He was limited early on as he played behind some talent. Stephone Anthony blocked him from star...

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DE Derek Wolfe, Denver Broncos June 28, 2016

The Big Bad Ohio Wolf(e) As I share with you my 3rd player profile, I’d like to point out that this man is a native Ohioan, like myself. So, expect there to be a bit of bias. Now, let’s get to the good stuff! Humble Beginnings Wolfe grew up near the O...

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LB Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys June 24, 2016

The 2016 NFL Draft was undoubtedly a tragic storyline for former Notre Dame, now current Dallas Cowboy linebacker Jaylon Smith. The backer appeared to have all but secured himself a sure top ten selection with his tremendous athleticism and collegiate pr...

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LB Reggie Ragland, Buffalo Bills June 16, 2016

Every so often a player comes along who could have played a few decades ago, old school as it were; that guy is former Bama backer Reggie Ragland. His physical, no-nonsense style translates to the modern-day smash mouth defense that the Ryan brother like ...

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LB Deion Jones, Atlanta Falcons June 11, 2016

Every player, from pee-wee up to college, dreams of making it into the NFL. It’s that dream and focus which drives these young players towards achieving personal and professional greatness. Those that have the skill make the leap from high school to c...

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LB/S Kamu Grungier-Hill, New England Patriots June 9, 2016

Let’s kick this segment off with a few quick questions. Did you have a man crush on Deone Bucannon and you didn’t get to draft him? As a result, you were stuck watching him blowup this past year as a box safety/hybrid middle linebacker right? Same ca...

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DT Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams June 8, 2016

Right off the bat I still cannot believe that this player, in my next Player Profile, only received four scholarship offers coming out of high school and NONE coming from the touted SEC. I’ll let that sink in for you for a second. Coming out of the Univ...

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DT Sheldon Rankins, New Orleans Saints June 5, 2016

With the NFL Draft over, dynasty owners are combing for lesser known playmakers, especially on the defensive line. Look no further than former Louisville Cardinal, now New Orleans Saint defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. One of the reasons to further expl...

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S Keanu Neal, Atlanta Falcons May 31, 2016

One of the biggest surprises in the 1st round of the 2016 NFL Draft was the Atlanta Falcons selection of former Florida safety, Keanu Neal. It’s not that he isn’t a talented playmaker, but that the safety is more of a thumper who enjoys hitting peop...

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LB Scooby Wright III, Cleveland Browns May 22, 2016

Your dynasty rookie drafts are usually filled with tremendous athletes, but sometimes an old-fashioned throwback player gets drafted. The Browns selected one of those linebackers in former Arizona Scooby Wright III. He had an outstanding 2014 season winni...

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S/LB Su’a Cravens, Washington Redskins May 20, 2016

NFL defensive schemes and roles are changing to accommodate more versatile, explosive players like Arizona’s hybrid Deone Bucannon and LA’s Mark Barron. Washington decided to add an exciting playmaker with NFL bloodlines (related to Jordan Cameron, Ma...

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DT Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals May 17, 2016

Special talents are extremely difficult to find and even harder to be put in the right situations to succeed. It’s rare to find a player who can do multiple tasks at a high level. Some would suggest teams in the NFL need some luck to hit on an elite pla...

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LB Kentrell Brothers, Minnesota Vikings May 15, 2016

The beauty of playing in IDP leagues is that preparation meets opportunity more often than not. What I mean by that is, if you understand the strengths and weaknesses of a player and how that defender fits in the system in which he was drafted, the inform...

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3-4 or 4-3…What’s the Difference? May 13, 2016

The world of IDP fantasy football can be a hard choice if you don’t completely immerse yourself in it. First, I understand why, as most of our childhoods get filled with memories of amazing, toe-tapping catches or several broken tackles that lead to lon...

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LB Joshua Perry, San Diego Chargers May 7, 2016

The 2016 NFL Draft was certainly filled with its share of highly recruited, big name athletes, hailing from well-respected programs. On some occasions, a university can get lucky and have a player’s development exceed original expectations. For Ohio Sta...

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Pre-existing Injuries: Jack, Smith and Williams May 6, 2016

These 3 incoming rookies; LB Myles Jack (tore his anterior meniscus 3 games into his 2015 season), LB Jaylon Smith (tore his ACL & LCL in the 2015 Fiesta Bowl, won’t play in 2016) & RB Jonathan Williams (had surgery to his left foot prior to the...

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