Defensive backs are like the kickers of IDP leagues. There really aren’t too many players that need to be picked early in your drafts. They are also like tight ends after the first 5 or so where streaming on a week to week basis can be the way to go based on the weekly matchup. Outside of some top end safeties who rack up tackles, guessing who will finish near the top of DB scoring is a crap shoot. In tackle heavy scoring systems it’s a little easier to go after safeties, but in big play leagues, trying to predict who will garner interceptions, passes defensed, and sacks from this position is tough. A typical drafting strategy for DBs in IDP leagues is to wait and here’s why.Please, blog, may I have some more?
My final installment of IDP advice before Week 1 Rankings will be the briefest. Simply put, DBs are the least predictable IDP position, and no matter what strategy you employ, you’ll likely see weeks with huge point totals, and weeks of near shut-outs. Even the top players aren’t models of consistency (Morgan Burnett had a […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Draft season is in full-swing now, so I’ll be brief before getting to the meat and potatoes of this article. The saying goes that the Middle Linebacker is the Quarterback of the defense. Well in IDP leagues, the Linebacker is the Runningback of the defense. Take them early, take them often, and ride them to […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Over the past couple of months, you’ve seen the rankings, you’ve seen the sleepers, you’ve seen the busts, and you’ve seen the NSFW Blurred Lines video. Now you’re ready to do two things: Draft and Google Image search Emily Ratajkowski with SafeSearch off. I’ll give you a minute…okay welcome back. Now you’re ready to do one thing: Draft.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I already went over my (admittedly vague) definition of a Sleeper and Bust in the Defensive Line version of this article, but it’s worth revisiting. A sleeper is someone who will significantly outperform their draft position, allowing you to improve your team at other positions, while a bust is someone who will essentially do the opposite.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s easy to get lost in the 36 chambers of defensive lineman when staring into the IDP Labyrinth. The most volatile players in the IDP market require special processing to wholeheartedly understand their chess-boxing mysteriousness. To fully harness this mysterious chemistry let’s grease the weak emcee guillotine and pay homage to hip hop’s greatest group by supplying defensive […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
No, not the 1987 NFL season, but rather let me introduce a concept of replacing bye bound individual defensive players with players who can vigorously pursue offensive ball-carriers with the spirit of drunken Pamplona teenagers fleeing from a fleet of bulls and are hardly owned. We’ll define “hardly owned” as less than 5% ownership in […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Having fully exercised my deficient attention span this past Sunday thanks to NFL Red Zone, pro football stats sites, and recovering from a dance with the India Pale Ale seductress I plan to make this entry snappy. When the ball is snapped all players on the rectangular-shaped field engage in the play. When one engages […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Don’t Sleep Here’s a yawner: everyone in your league has a sleeper or five. No, there wasn’t a pull-out couch liquidation sale you missed (had to smash that homonym); on the other hand, it’s the essence of the game: to unleash a rhetorical “I told ya so” pimp smack. Whether it’s in the form of […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Most who follow Matt Schauf of RapidDraft.com on Twitter seethe at each “IDP” tag and wonder how he can make light of internally displaced persons. In this case, however, we’re talking individual defensive players, who add realism to your fake football leagues and gripes for the whiny leaguemate who always finishes last anyway. Schauf will […]Please, blog, may I have some more?