IDP Strategy

IDP Crystal Ball Week 6

METHODOLOGY 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 …

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Slim Pickings: 2020 Interior Defensive Linemen Ranks

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 eventually appear on fantasy rosters. I calibrated my ranks for 2020 seasonal leagues for 14-team, true-position full-IDP leagues with the scoring settings of FantasyPros.com and 55 roster spots. To that end, I list here 40 interior defensive linemen in the order of value they offer teams starting 11 IDPs including two IDLs. The remaining 22 require additional explanation.

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Stock Up to Win: 2020 EDGE Ranks

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 there are more strong, steady options than ever and plenty of depth for those with the stomach to play match-ups.

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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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The Dark Side of the Moon: Exploring IDP through the Prism of Offense

In the interest of furthering the inclusion of individual defensive players in redraft and dynasty leagues alike, let’s explore how each of the five defensive positions functions like an offensive position on fantasy football rosters. I can’t tell you which offensive player or even fantasy rookie draft pick you should offer for Aaron Donald without knowing the context of your league. I can, however, explain how to value defensive tackles in fantasy football using tight ends as context. In fact, each defensive position has a close parallel on offense.

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Top Free Agent Edge Rushers

At age 27, Clowney will be entering his eighth season in the league. Up to this point, there have been mixed results from the freakish athlete. Injuries have been an issue throughout his career, as he’s only played all sixteen games in a season just once. However, there is no doubt the impact he can have on the field when healthy.

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IDP Startup Strategy

Football isn’t just played from one side of the ball. If you want a new and exciting form of fantasy football, incorporating Individual Defensive Players (IDP) into your roster may just be for you. But this can be an overwhelming new process. Have no fear, members, the Factory is here to tell you where to start in your IDP startups.

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Where is Your Favorite IDP Rookie Being Drafted?

I am going to look at the top 10 IDP rookies being selected in rookie drafts, (as of June 1st ADP). Keep in mind that there are several different things to consider with this list. When compiling this info, I took numerous rookie drafts from all types of leagues, with all…….

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IDP 101: A Beginner’s Guide to IDP

So you’ve been playing fantasy football for years and are thinking about giving IDP a try. You’re in for some real fun. Why only play fantasy football with less than half the player pool? Fantasy football is a game of skill and luck. Several things can shift the ratio of skill and luck. The more …

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Week 8 IDP Snap Counts-NFC

NFC Snap counts are essential for IDP. Tackles, sacks, and interceptions are really hard to get when you’re standing on the sidelines. Watching snap counts rise and fall is the first step in finding sleepers who are about to break out and players who are on the decline. Arizona Cardinals [profiler]Josh Bynes[/profiler], [profiler]Haason Reddick[/profiler], [profiler]Budda …

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Week 2 IDP AFC Snap Counts

Snap counts are essential for IDP. Tackles, sacks, and interceptions are really hard to get when you’re standing on the sidelines. Watching snap counts rise and fall is the first step in finding sleepers who are about to break out and players who are on the decline.   Baltimore Ravens [profiler]Tony Jefferson[/profiler], [profiler]Eric Weddle[/profiler], and …

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Expendable Starters: Linebacker Edition

The idea behind this article is to look deeply at projected starters that have the least value or could become irrelevant as the season bores on. Some may have a decent trade market price currently while others may be outright drop worthy. 4-3 OLB: [profiler]De’Vondre Campbell[/profiler] – Atlanta Falcons: Like a cat waiting for its prey …

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EDGE CRUSHERS-IDP Podcast: Cradle or Cut

Welcome to the Dynasty Football Network’s IDP-centric show. Your talking heads Nick ” Hail to the Redskins” Wagner and Joshua “@DFF_Cog” Johnson are here to help you circumnavigate through the murky IDP trenches, as well as make you a more well-rounded dynasty threat. Tighten your laces and get your mouthpiece fully in your mouth as the boys rattle your cage. …

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