Tags Archives: Defensive End

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 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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Who You Got: Battle of the Bosas August 10, 2020

Joey and Nick Bosa are both amazing talents with nearly identical profiles. Joey is a known commodity with a little extra size, and his production is proven. He knows he’ll be playing in Los Angeles through his prime and is a model IDP asset...

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The IDP Unseen Series: Part 1 July 14, 2020

In this series of articles, we discuss some players from each defensive position group that are poised to break out this season. These players should put up a floor of respectable, fantasy starting lineup stat lines with the potential for positional top-1...

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Still on the Market: Everson Griffen April 16, 2020

The biggest name still on the market for the defensive side has to be Everson Griffen.  He was the fourth round selection, 100th pick overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, of the Minnesota Vikings. Griffen has spent his entire ten-year career with the Vikings. ...

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Still on the Market: Clowney April 13, 2020

The biggest name still on the market for the defensive side, has to be Jadeveon Clowney.  He was the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, made by the Houston Texans. Clowney spent five seasons with Houston, where he improved each season and became a...

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IDP Change of Scenery: Denver to Baltimore April 9, 2020

One of the more intriguing names left on the market for me was Derek Wolfe, who just agreed to terms with Baltimore Ravens a few days ago. Interestingly enough they signed Wolfe just days after Michael Brockers had issues with his physical, who they had s...

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IDP Change of Scenery: Atlanta to Cleveland April 5, 2020

One of the bigger names left on the market, Adrian Clayborn, just signed with the Cleveland Browns, a few days ago. The Browns signed the former Atlanta Falcon to a two year, $5.75 million deal. Not an expensive signing, but a decent deal for Clayborn, an...

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IDP Change of Scenery: Jacksonville to Baltimore March 18, 2020

The first team to make waves was the Baltimore Ravens. They were aggressive out the gate and made a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, for twelve-year veteran defensive end Calais Campbell. The Ravens would only give up a 2020 fifth round pick to acqui...

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Dynamic Ducks March 10, 2020

The Oregon Ducks have one of the best up and coming defenses in college football. Even losing such a high caliber player such as senior linebacker Troy Dye to the NFL Draft, the cupboard is far from bare in Eugene. The Ducks have some super talented young...

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