2014 In-Season Accuracy: 62.7% (2nd out of 21 Experts, 65.8% Highest, 43.6% Lowest).

The lede this week is, of course, an homage to one of my favorite childhood shows Keenan & Kel. After pairing on this show, All That, and the criminally underrated 1997 film Good Burger (Sinbad, Abe Vigoda AND Carmen Electra?), Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell unfortunately went their separate ways, Keenan to an improbably long career on SNL, and Kel to do the voice of the bulldog on Clifford the Big Red Dog. What does this have to do with IDPs you ask? Well another Keenan is making an improbable rise to the top, this time in Washington.

Keenan Robinson – For the last few years, I’ve assumed that Perry Riley would take over as the LB to own in D.C. whenever London Fletcher decided to hang them up. And while Riley has put up some solid years, it’s Robinson who has started the season as a must-start LB. His 13-tackle performance against the Giants had a lot to do with the fact that they had the ball the entire game, but that’s not going to stop happening against this Washington team.

William Moore – Whoever had Week 4 in the “When will William Moore be put on the IR this year?” pool wins a pitcher of Old Millwaukee. Every year he sucks me in, and every year I get burnt. He’s like a shorter yet more talented, defensive version of Hakeem Nicks. Which is to say that he’s really not like Nicks at all, other than being injury prone and me having a fantasy crush on him.

LaRon Landry – Suspended for PED use in the most obvious new of the week that doesn’t include “William Moore” and “Injured Reserve”. I mean look at the guy. If he’s not on steroids, then I didn’t tear up during Jeter’s last at bat (We’ll miss you Captain!)

Danny Trevathan – In a bit of good news, or bad news if you snagged Brandon Marshall, Trevathan is set to return this week against Arizona. I’ve never been a huge fan of his, but he put up impressive stats last year, and he’s not going to lose his job if he’s healthy. If you drafted and stashed him, 4 weeks wasn’t too long to wait for a potential top 20 LB.

Robert Quinn – Another coming back after missing the first month is Quinn, a top-3 DL pick in most drafts this August. What’s that? He played the first three weeks? Could have fooled me with that stat line. I’m giving Quinn a pass for his early-season blues, and I expect a big game against Philly. He might not get to Foles in the Eagles’ quick-strike passing game, but I think Shady McCoy will be hit in the backfield a few times, and Darren Sproles might actually be swallowed whole.

 

RazzDP Update

Periodically, throughout the season, I will provide updates on the two RazzDP (IDPs answer to RCLs) leagues that we have going this year, highlighting teams and trades that help shape the season. This week’s focus is on the team that looks poised to make a championship run in RazzDP 1.

Catalina Wine Mixers (3-1) – 654.70 Point For

Read that again, six hundred fifty-four points for! That’s over 160 per week! Team owner Dominic Kopek draft a great squad on offense including Andrew Luck, DeMarco Murray and Steve Smith Sr. But his defense has been just as good, partially thanks to great work on the waiver wire. I have preached the virtues of streaming DBs for two years now, and Dominic has used that to his advantage, picking up Antoine Cason after Week 2, and Kam Chancellor this week. He dropped T.J. Ward for Chancellor, which I don’t necessarily agree with, but who am I to argue with this dominance, especially after he dispatched my team last week.

Stay tuned for more RazzDP Updates as the season wears on… Here are your Week 5 IDP Rankings:

 


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  1. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Dropped Willis for Keenan Robinson, who do you like betttter ROS: Jerell Freeman or Dqwell? Thanks.

    • Kevin Kumpf

      Kevin Kumpf says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist:

      Coin flip based on weekly points, but Freeman is a constant injury risk so I’d go Qwell.

  2. Brian says:
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    New to fantasy football and have been streaming our one IDP. However, we have a different points setup:

    Tackle Solo 1
    Sack 2
    Interception 3
    Fumble Force 1
    Fumble Recovery 3
    Defensive Touchdown 6
    Safety 3
    Pass Defended 1
    Block Kick 3
    Tackles for Loss 1

    Both Burfict and Ware are FAs. Looking at the points above, who would you go with? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Seeing that you get a point for each solo tackle, does that shift the values more towards linebackers?

    • Kevin Kumpf

      Kevin Kumpf says:
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      @Brian:

      Welcome to IDP! I’d go Ware if there are no points for assisted tackles.

      That scoring system is interesting. No assists devalues LBs a bit, but in general they will still be worth more than all but the top DLs.

      • Brian says:
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        Thanks. Picked up Ware.

  3. goodfold2 says:
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    really wish i would’ve read this before the THUR game started, since i didn’t i’ll have to wait for OCT 3 waivers to get him, but who’s my drop for trevathan? dynasty with 3 LB/ 2 DE/ 2 DT/ 2 CB/ 2 S
    M.Johnson/Heyward/Tuck
    Donald/Brockers
    David/Riley Jr/Foster/Butler
    Verner/Amerson
    Bucannon/Clark/Meriweather
    could also drop 1 of T.Austin/M.Lee but i think those guys have pretty good value in a dynasty. I’m also currently holding 3 TE’s (we have 12 man benches) with Reed/ASJ/Donnell (currently trying to trade Donnell high). rankings from preseason would say to drop Butler.

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      @goodfold2: ROS rankings would indicate Foster has moved down, maybe due to coming back from injured.

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        @goodfold2: good news is nobody has yet to use a waiver on LB, and i’m near back of line anyway, having used one on the RB named after a car that was named after a girl, christine michael.

        • Kevin Kumpf

          Kevin Kumpf says:
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          @goodfold2:

          I’d keep your guys on offense, as they all have promising long term value. It’s definitely between Foster and Butler, and at this point I’d probably drop Foster. He’s been banged up and Butler has impressed, so why not ride the hot hand.

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    also, congrats on being ranked so high! very nice.

    • Kevin Kumpf

      Kevin Kumpf says:
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      @goodfold2:

      Thank you! It’s a long season though…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Kevin Kumpf: true but is cool to have Q and A with a guy ranked this highly after 1/3 of season, even if you did miss a week.

  5. goodfold2 says:
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    same league, stick with brockers and donald (post bye), over melton/a.smith or other DT’s? they’re both young, but brockers has 4 total pts this season (3 whole games played)

    • Kevin Kumpf

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      @goodfold2:

      I’d wait and see how this week goes before making a movie there. Donald is a definite hold for me no matter what, but if Brockers no-shows this week I’d cut him loose for Melton.

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    i got trevathan dropped m.foster. just now i noticed i got scooped to p.brown (who you didn’t even have ranked, including preseason, till week 4, and i somehow missed checking on his name in free agents last week). he appears to be a rookie, has he taken bradham or spikes’ place? i now have trevathan/david/riley/butler and could’ve dropped butler or riley for brown had i noticed this.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: r.mcclain was the guy dropped for p.brown, so do i drop riley or butler for mcclain in a dynasty?

      • Kevin Kumpf

        Kevin Kumpf says:
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        @goodfold2:

        The Bills LB situation is a bit of a mess right now with injuries and suspensions, but I like Brown as the guy to own for the rest of this year. When Alonso gets back next year, things will change again, but I think they can co-exist. I was surprised to see Brown breakout as early as he did this year, he looked terrible in preseason, but I’m not complaining.

        I wouldn’t make a move on McClain. He’s always a risk, and when Lee comes back next year, he won’t have too much value. I’d stay with Riley and Butler.

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    finally get a good game out of riley Jr and he goes down. man i’m losing WAS IDP’s all over the place, Hall for season, Riley, Clark, and not for me, but Orakpo too. i’m guessing that Brockers game little enough to drop him for melton? both had 1 tackle again, and brockers had a fumble recovery, but that’s really just a luck play.
    2. did m.johnson (TB) get hurt, he had no tackles, and yahoo says he’s questionable (but i know better than to trust that that actually means anything), yet i can’t find any updates anywhere about it.

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      @goodfold2: nevermind about melton, the DAL owner just dropped Hayden for Melton earlier tonight. Brockers it is then, unless i can find some higher ranked DT.

      • Kevin Kumpf

        Kevin Kumpf says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Brockers is as good a choice as any, DT is always a tough position if you don’t have one of the top few guys.

        I’m as confused about MJ as you are. I didn’t see the game and I haven’t heard anything regarding injury, so I’m waiting for the snap count data to be available. He looked like a beast against Pitt, and was active on Sunday, so I’m surprised at the goose egg.

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    any interest in g.wilson (guy taking pollard’s place) over clark/meriweather/bucannon? i have no idea how to rank wilson, but yahoo is claiming he’s valuable.

    • Kevin Kumpf

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      @goodfold2:

      Wilson had some good years for the Bills, but surrounded them with inconsistent play and playing time. In a dynasty league where you have a reason to keep your Skins, I’d stand pat for now. I’ll likely be conservative with Wilson’s ranking to start, but even if I have him higher than your guys, I don’t think I’d make a move given your league’s setup.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Kevin Kumpf: i just looked at it, he’s had some very good years. i currently have 15 WAS players (12 minimum), including IR stashes of worthless players (jerry rice jr/c.bridget jr). Looks like Riley will be wasting a roster space for a while, unless he gets IR’d. Trevathan lead his team in tackles, that was nice. Bucannon would be the only drop for Wilson i would think, but he’s a lot younger, probably worth holding.

        • Kevin Kumpf

          Kevin Kumpf says:
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          @goodfold2:

          Didn’t realize you could use the IR as a loophole haha. I would say that Wilson should contribute more than Bucannon this year, but long-term Buccanon profiles as a keeper at DB.

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