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IDP Crystal Ball Week 5

In this weekly article, we will take a look at a couple of IDP players available in many leagues that appear to show promise or have a foreseeable path to time on the field and production. The hope is that you can acquire these players for free or relatively close to free. It depends on the depth and settings of each individual league. Qualifying players are those available in at least two-thirds of full IDP leagues on MyFantasyLeague.com (MFL).

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The IDP Unseen: 2021 EDGE

Accountability is paramount in this business, and last season your author swung big on both Montez Sweat and Ifeadi Odenigbo. One was a home run and the other was a strike-out. Montez Sweat broke out for a double-digit sack season playing across from top draft pick Chase Young, as well as in tandem with fellow defensive interior players Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen, who each boast first-round draft capital of their own. Ifeadi Odenigbo, on the other hand, was not accompanied by perennial all-pro Danielle Hunter, who threatened to hold out before opting for surgery to repair an injury. He ended up missing the entire season and the Vikings’ entire pass rush struggled. 

Draft Stock Watch Week 1

Draft Stock Watch: Week 1

As this college football season shapes up to be the most unpredictable in memory, it will be as important as ever for devy owners to keep tabs on what is happening. The COVID-19 pandemic has already caused major headaches for the college football landscape, as two Power 5 conferences have already postponed their seasons (BIG10 and PAC12).  Sprinkled in are many high profile opt-outs who have chosen to forego their 2020 season and prepare for the NFL draft. 

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IDP Devy Rankings Top 30

Once again here are my monthly rankings for IDP devy fantasy leagues. This is my overall composite rankings for college only, Campus to Canton, redraft and devy limited leagues. These rankings are put together for fantasy football and are my current assessments. They will change as I watch more film and games. Hopefully, this list can help guide you to a championship(s) and better prepare you for your NFL leagues.

Still on the Market: Logan Ryan

The biggest name still on the market for the cornerbacks has to be Logan Ryan. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round, as the 83rd selection overall of the 2013 NFL Draft. Ryan spent the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots before he hit free agency and signed with the Tennessee Titans.

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IDP Change of Scenery: Cleveland to Las Vegas

One of the bigger names left on the market, Damarious Randall, just agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders a few days ago. Unhappy with their veteran leadership and play at the safety position, they signed Randall to a one-year prove-it deal. There are no official numbers yet, but I would expect them to be team-friendly, and it’s been reported at $3.25 million.

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IDP Change of Scenery: San Francisco to Indianapolis

This trade has the star power, the first round pick involved and was a bit of surprise to a lot of us. The San Francisco 49ers traded star stud defensive tackle, DeForest Buckner, and in return, they would receive the Colts’ 2020 first round pick (13th overall). A big trade for both, with both getting impact pieces for their teams. 

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IDP Change of Scenery: Pittsburgh to Philadelphia

What a crazy first day of the legal tampering period, where teams can work deals with free agents, but they can’t become official until Wednesday. One of the best free agents signing in my opinion so far is the Philadelphia Eagles offer to defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. They will sign him to a three year, $39 million deal when free agency officially opens on Wednesday.

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Dynamic Ducks

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 pieces that they will build around and keep them in the hunt, for not only a PAC-12 Championship each year but a BCS Playoff spot as well. Let’s take a look at the stars that will carry this team over the next two to three years.

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Top Free Agent Linebackers

I truly believe the Rams have to resign Littleton. They have some youth behind him, but it is uncertain and unproven youth. Littleton went undrafted out of Washington and has developed into one of the league’s best linebackers. He went from a two year backup for the Rams, to a two-year starter, with a Pro-Bowl selection in 2018. He’s their most accomplished and talented linebacking option.

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Top Free Agent Interior Defensive Linemen

Chris Jones is not only the top prize free agent interior defensive lineman but he is one of the top 10 overall defensive free agents. At age 25 he is among the youngest free agents but there are quite a few in this group. However, none of them are as talented or have the impact that Jones has had. Then when you consider that IDL is a highly coveted position by NFL teams, it takes his value to another level.

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2020 East/West Shrine Bowl: IDP News & Notes

It’s officially draft season, and prospects from all over the country are attending all-star games over the next month. Up first is the 95th edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl. This game has showcased stars such as Ricky Jackson, Steve Atwater, Pat Tillman, Mean Joe Greene, Alan Paige, and Dick Butkus. From small school hopefuls to big school studs, this game puts everyone on a level playing field, so they can showcase their talents. The East squad was able to get the victory over the west squad by a score of 31-27. Now let’s take a look at this year’s stars and how they performed.

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Linebacker Prospect Draft Watch

With college bowl season in full swing and I continue to dig deep into my draft prep, I thought I would take the time to go over some of the potential prospects at the linebacker position. Keep in mind, this is just who I have watched to this point so far. As I watch more game film and prospects, I will update this list accordingly.

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IDP Stock Market: Week 16 Championship Week

Well, if you have made it to this week and still playing, a huge congratulations to you. This is the championship game week for almost all leagues. Hopefully, my suggestions have steered you in the right direction and improved your IDP portfolios. This week is for all the marbles, so let’s take a look at your stocks and see which net assets are worth keeping or buying and which ones need to be liquidated. But more importantly, let’s see which stocks are championship-worthy. I wish everyone the best of luck to you with your quest for the championship!

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IDP Stash Now Play Later

In this article, we are going to look at a few players that you should stash on your rosters now and enjoy the rewards as early as next season. We’ll discuss what type of leagues the players are best suited for and what to expect from them going forward. Let’s jump right into this list and help get your fantasy team’s future set.

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IDP Devy: Yetur Gross-Matos

Yetur has very good size and length. His length and reach provide for an extended tackle radius, that allows him to routinely make tackles others can’t. These same attributes also allow him to set the edge effectively. He is one of the more athletic prospects in this class and has good handwork, with swipes, swats, and rips. Gross-Matos does a real good job of translating speed to power, along with his high motor, he gets upfield quickly and applies instant pressure.

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IDP Stock Market: Week 7 Edition

It’s time to look at your stocks and see which net assets are worth keeping or buying and which ones need to be liquidated. I wish everyone the best of luck and may this be the beginning of your quest for the championship!

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IDP Stock Market: Week 6 Edition

CB, Logan Ryan, Tennessee TitansOne of the best defensive backs in the league is off to a hot start this season. Ryan’s stock is on the rise, especially in position-specific leagues that require you to start corners. His ability and the Titan’s willingness to use him as a blitzer makes him so much more valuable. Logan already has 2.5 sacks on the season and is on pace to destroy his record of four, that he just set last season.

IDP Stock Market: Week 4

OLB, Shaq Barrett, Tampa Bay BuccaneersThe five-year pro, from Colorado State, is one of the hottest names in IDP right now. In his previous four seasons, all with the Denver Broncos, he never had more than six sacks in a season. His career-best of five and a half came in his rookie season. After his rookie contract expired, the Broncos decided to go in a different direction. The Buccaneers stepped up and took a chance on him and signed him to a one year $4 million deal. The return for them so far has paid off big time!

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