It is that time of the week again. Time to look at your leagues and cover your injured players and, some deep bench support. Playoffs are here, so it’s money time.
It's beginning to look a lot like PLAYOFFS!?! pic.twitter.com/ZkK8HrCNAD
— Dan Cook (@seahawksdan8) December 5, 2017
Our IDP team will offer up a few players you should be targeting. It kills me when I see zero scores in lineups or just starting a guy because you drafted him with high hopes. Pressed for time? We have your back! Good luck and happy hunting.
Ken Crawley, CB, New Orleans Saints
I’m liking him facing off against Atlanta. Should see plenty of action in a game that could turn into a shootout. With the ball getting put up often the secondary will be in prime position to get those fantasy relevant stats this week.
Calvin Munson, LB, New York Giants
With B.J. Goodson out with another injury, you can plug in Munson this week. The MLB position can get you quality points in NY. Never a bad move to stock up on LBs heading into the playoffs.
Anthony Hitchens, LB, Dallas Cowboys
Hitchens had his most productive night of the season against the Redskins last Thursday night. Since Sean Lee has been out, Hitchens has had at least 4 tackles each game and 12 solos in his last game. If Lee comes back this week, it may limit his value, but Lee hasn’t seemed close to returning yet.
A.J. Bouye, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jalen Ramsey has been a lockdown corner in 2017. Bouye hasn’t been too shabby either, but between tackles and passes defended, Bouye has been a solid CB for IDP. Ramsey isn’t a bad pickup either, but Bouye is the lesser-owned Jaguar.
Kenny Clark, DT, Green Bay Packers
Last year’s 1st round selection from the Packers has been quietly productive as a DT. He racked up 2 sacks on Sunday and has at least 2 tackles in all but 3 games this season. Sure not massive production, but consistent with some upside.
Denico Autry, DE, Oakland Raiders
While painful to watch the Raiders and Giants on Sunday, Autry flashed off the screen. He had 1 sack, a pass defended, 3 solo tackles, and 1 TFL. He has 3 sacks in his last two games since defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. was fired. Playoff time might be risky to start, but worth a stash.
Tyler Matakevich, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ryan Shazier collided with Josh Malone in the 1st quarter of the Monday Night Football game and was stretchered off with unknown injuries. We hope Shazier is ok, but unfortunately, in football, the game goes on. Matakevich took Shazier’s spot in the lineup on Monday, and history shows Pittsburgh MLBs are good point producers.
Eric Lee, LB, New England Patriots
The next no-name star in the making? So far he’s off to good start. Over the last two games, he’s recorded eight tackles, 2½ sacks, and an interception. Lee has a terrific matchup in week 14 versus the Dolphins. Available in 99% of Yahoo leagues. @Ben_Glaser mentioned him in the Week 13 Waiver Adds.
Bradley McDougald, S, Seattle Seahawks
A great play in tackle heavy scoring leagues. He has recorded nineteen tackles in the last two games and thirteen if those were solo. He’s available in 99% of Yahoo leagues
Budda Baker, S, Arizona Cardinals
After a slow start to the season, the rookie has turned it in the last few weeks. In the previous four games, he has totaled thirty-five tackles, along with two forced fumbles and a sack. He’s available in 94% of Yahoo leagues.