IDP Edge Crushers: IDP 101 Ep.11

Welcome to the IDP Edge Crushers, the Dynasty Football Network’s IDP-centric show. We are your hosts Dan Cook and Darrell Winstead. Are you ready for some tenacious IDP discussion? We’ve got you covered from your LB1 to your taxi squad. This is the IDP Edge Crushers!

This week’s topics include our News and Notes and IDP leagues. What should you look for, how should you set it up and how should you draft.

News and Notes –

Lesean McCoy accused of domestic violence

Raiders want to use LB Bruce Irvin more as a pass rusher

Demarcus Lawrence in possible contract standoff

Leighton Vander Esch projected to start on weak side

Landon Collins expected to get big pay day in 2019


Positional Factors:



Number of Starters:

Dipping your toes: 1 or 2 starters per position

3 of each DL, LB, DB positions

“Real” 11 defense

Scoring Systems:


1 per tackle, .5 assist, 3 points for big plays (Sack/INT/FF)

Big Play

Similar tackle points, but with 6 points per big play or yardage added for interception/fumble returns/sack yardage

NPLB Scoring

Tiered Scoring to balance out the positions


Tackles 3.5 3 2 2.5 2.25
Assists 1.75 1.5 1 1.25 1.25
Sacks (per ½) 3 3 3.5 3 3
Tackle for Loss 3 2 2 2 2
Pass Defended 2 2 2 3 2.5

Interceptions, fumbles, and safeties worth 6 points each


Putting league together – decide positions and scoring for defense first, look at your league points from last season to determine any switches you want to make (make DTs more valuable, TEs CBs etc)

Drafting/joining league – Look at scoring first

Build around top DE, Tier 1 LBs, Top safeties depending on scoring of course

Treat DTs/CBs like tight ends don’t overdraft, but if there is a value take it.

Also similar to tight end position see if there is a premium on the position.


Darrell’s IDP Devy Diamond:

LB Devin White LSU Junior 6’1 / 248

Fierce hitter with elite speed. A tackle machine who can rush passer and drop in coverage. Attacks the point of impact with big power. Explosive and aggressive. Has smooth and quick change of direction.

IDP Trade of the Week:

Deone Bucannon & Jaime Collins for Eric Kendricks

Donta Hightower & Darron Lee for Jarrad Davis

Doug Martin, Ezekiel Ansah, & Takkarist McKinley for Demarcus Lawrence

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Thank you to the band Hiersonic for our intro and outro music from the song “Paradox”. Their music can be found on iTunes.

Thanks for listening to the IDP Edge Crushers! We can be found @IDPEdgeCrushers, Dan @seahawksdan8 and Darrell @DFF_DWIN on Twitter. Darrell has an IDP Facebook page, “IDP Nation” and a Reddit thread for IDP. We are both writers for Dynasty Football Factory where you can find all of our written work including the IDP Rookie Roundup which you can find our scouting reports on most of these rookies we discussed. We are part of the Dynasty Football Network you can check out all of our podcasts like the Rookie Fever, Devy Watch, FF Fellas, Superflexible, Capology 101, Dynasty Trades HQ, and the flagship show the Dynasty War Zone. Please subscribe, rate and review the show and let us know what you want to hear about! Next week we will discuss Rookies and their outlook. We are OUT! #GoHawks #TitanUp


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