IDP Stock Market Weekly: Week 4

Well, the new season is in full swing. NFL teams and fantasy owners are getting a feel for their rosters. Lots of questions have now been answered and things have become more clear. With those answers in place, we can now look at whose stock went up or down and what this means for your team. I wish everyone the best of luck and may you this be the beginning of your quest for the championship!

Hot Stock

LB, Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts

Leonard has been the hottest IDP in fantasy through the first three weeks of the season and there are no signs that will change. In these first three weeks, he’s recorded an outstanding forty tackles, with thirty of them being solo to go along with three sacks. He has a very favorable matchup versus the Texans this week and should be owned in all leagues. Crazy as it sounds, I am still hearing that he’s available and being picked up off waivers in some leagues, s go check yours now I have him graded as my #1  linebacker for this week.

Investment Rating (5)


S, Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers

James has exceeded the highest of expectations so far, this season. He has been one of the top IDP plays through the first three weeks and that should continue. So far he has totaled twenty tackles, with sixteen being solo, to go along with two sacks and one interception. In week four,  he faces a 49ers offense that is without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and this should be a prime opportunity for him to feast. A must own and start in al fantasy leagues.

Investment Rating (4)

LB, Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears

John Gruden says it’s hard to find a quality pass rusher. Well, the Bears have one in Mr. Khalil Mack. I wonder where they found him lol. In the first three games of the season, all he has done is record four sacks and three forced fumbles, to go along with thirteen tackles. He has instantly upgraded the Bears defense. As for those fantasy owners who were sour on him because he got classified as a linebacker, he has been one of the best at the position so far. If you have any doubt about how he’d do as a linebacker, you can quit worrying and enjoy his domination.

Investment Rating (4)

CB, Brian Poole, Atlanta Falcons

With the all the injuries the Falcons have sustained, it has forced what few playmakers they have left to step up. Cornerback Brian Poole has been one of those that has stepped up his game. Last week he had ten tackles, all of which were solos and a pass deflection. He will face a Bengals offense that likes to sling it. I expect another bid week from Poole and he should be oned in all leagues that require you to start a cornerback. (3)

Liquidate / Sell

LB, TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

A classic boom or bust player! After exploding for eleven tackles and four sacks in week one, he’s had a combined six tackles and zero sacks over the last two weeks. His inconsistency can’t be trusted.

Liquidation Rating (4)

S, Clayton Fejedelem, Cincinnati Bengals

After starting the season with a bang, with a week one performance of ten tackles, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery, he was one of the biggest week two waiver adds. Since then he has been nothing but a huge fantasy disappointment, as he has recorded only three total tackles in the past two weeks. He’s a one hit wonder, who can be dropped in all leagues.

Liquidation Rating (5)

CB, Aqib Talib, Los Angeles Rams

Talib injured his ankle and will miss the next eight weeks. It’s an unfortunate event and fantasy owners should feel free to look for other options. If you look at the last couple of weeks, he hadn’t put up very good numbers fantasy-wise, as he only recorded two tackles over the last two weeks.

Liquidation Rating (5)

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