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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 16 December 22, 2020

This has been by far the most challenging season of sit/start decisions I’ve encountered in my years of fantasy football. Those of you in championship games and toilet bowls alike should take a moment to reflect on a challenging season, pat yourself on ...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 15 December 15, 2020

The carnage of Week 14 is a not-so-friendly reminder to keep grinding all the way to the end of the season. Players who left the field with injuries include 49ers' LB Fred Warner, Cardinals' IDL Jordan Phillips, Bears' CB Jaylon Johnson, and no fewer than...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 14 December 8, 2020

There has never been a more difficult season for roster management in fantasy football. A typical season includes one list on which to reserve players for health reasons. The Reserve/Injured list with a designation to return allowed a team to stash a pla...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 13 December 1, 2020

Opportunities to spot emerging talent in time to fuel a playoff run has passed. Week 13 is the final week of the fantasy regular season in many leagues. Playoff berths and seedings are on the line. Fantasy gamers, it’s time to survive and advance. That...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 12 November 24, 2020

Our luck with injuries among fantasy-relevant IDPs could not last. The grim reality of NFL football conspired with the worsening pandemic to thin out the pool of impact players for our lineups. These factors together with a season-low 13 games this past w...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 11 November 17, 2020

The rate of injuries was yet again merciful to IDP fantasy gamers. Rams safety Taylor Rapp was one of very few players rostered in more than a third of IDP leagues on MyFantasyLeague.com who exited early. Rapp doesn’t belong on a redraft roster in 2020 ...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 10 November 10, 2020

It’s a wonderful time of the year! Young players have absorbed playbooks, have worked themselves into rotations, and have begun to show out. Maxx Crosby burst onto the scene in Week 9 of 2019, his rookie season, with 10 pressures of QB Philip Rivers on ...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 9 November 3, 2020

If you follow this column, then you know I didn’t have my best week weeding out pretenders in the box scores of Week 7. In Week 8, Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen played more snaps than fellow safety Juan Thornhill for the first time since opening day whe...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 8 October 27, 2020

NFL box scores from Week 7 provide fantasy gamers plenty of points to chase on the waiver wire. Several established veterans repeated their Week 6 heroics and remain available in many leagues. Your writer might have some small part in the small ownership...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 7 October 20, 2020

The NFL collectively held its breath and put forward a full slate of games less regularly scheduled bye weeks. Setting line-ups was only normally frustrating without several studs on both sides of the ball who were off for Week 6. Those leaving the field...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 6 October 13, 2020

Has there ever been a more difficult week in which to set line-ups for fantasy football? The sheer number of players entering the weekend with a “questionable” injury designation coupled with the threat of game postponements challenged roster depth or...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 5 October 6, 2020

Upon completion of one-quarter of the NFL season, we have enough evidence to conclude who players are and how they fit into their respective defenses. Players who we know are good finally made good on their preseason promise. Bengals' RB Joe Mixon and Bro...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 4 September 29, 2020

Your author assumed responsibility for this weekly column midway through the 2019 season. Deep into a fantasy football season, the waiver wire is often simply a source for a line-up salve. I sought to recommend a player that could help a team survive and ...

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Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 2 September 22, 2020

In light of what we saw in Week 2, Week 1 reminds me of the first scene at the Moscow hospital in the television series “Chernobyl.” Firefighters responded to the explosion of a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine. Those that s...

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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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