Now that the dust has settled on the annual money grab that is NFL Free Agency, it’s time to take a step back and see how it affects IDP leagues. As is often the case, the biggest headlines on ESPN don’t have much impact on the IDP world (I’m looking at you Revis), but there are some significant change that took place. Whether you are in a dynasty league and taking stock of your current roster, or you’re just addicted to IDP and want to adjust your way-too-early 2014 rankings, here is what you need to know:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sky (#NeverForget) has been dominating these pages with his offensive positional recaps, while I’ve been sitting back and enjoying the playoffs. But then I saw Navorro Bowman’s knee get mangled while he recovered a goalline fumble in the NFC Championship Game, and it made me reflect on things. If Bowman can keep giving it his all and sacrificing his body after carrying countless IDP teams to championships, why can’t I do the same thing? I thought I was the IDP expert you deserved, but not the one you needed right now, but who am I kidding? There is no offseason. So here is my first batch of 2013 positional recaps.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The 2013 NFL draft was ripe with talent on the defensive side of the ball, and there are quite a few guys picked that should go on to be perennial Pro Bowlers. But even the best defensive players may not start lighting up the stat sheet until the end of their first season, or even later. JJ Watt and Jason Pierre-Paul didn’t take the league by storm until their second year, Ronde Barber didn’t truly break out until his fourth season in the league, and we’re still waiting on Vernon Gholston to show us what he’s got.
From a fantasy perspective, this year’s draft doesn’t have anyone who is likely to match Luke Kuechly’s LB1 output in 2012. In fact, we’ll be lucky to see something like Vontaze Burfict’s LB24 finish. The top talent is probably at Defensive Tackle, and while the big boys are vital to a team’s defensive success, they don’t tend to have much of an impact in IDP leagues that don’t require their presence.
But that doesn’t mean we won’t have any impact rookies this year, it just may take some time to figure out who they are. Here is a look at each position and how relevant the rookies will be in 2013 IDP leagues.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fantasy Football thoughts and opinions heading into NFL Week 1. New Orleans 34, Green Bay 42 I think the NFL should have used this version of an American anthem to kick off the season. Pierre Thomas, not Darren Sproles, was the running back in the first part of the two minute drill. Head coach […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
You down with IDP? The fantasy team defense is dead. Not quite as poignant as Nas’s take on Hip Hop, but if you dare to venture for a more organic form of fake pigskin explore picking defensive players individually. Odds are if you’re reading this you’re either already in an IDP league or at least […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Matt Schauf of RapidDraft.com stops by once a week to talk individual defensive players, “IDPs” for those in the know. At this stage, I think we’re all just looking for some lineup help. Sticking to one main topic here just didn’t seem right, so I’ve decided to glance over a bunch. On that note, I […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Doc’s note: In IDP leagues you have to be sure to check the scoring system before you go all hog wild with our rankings here. Lawrence gives us his top 50 for IDP, but if a deflected pass is worth 30 points, adjust! 1. Patrick Willis, ILB, SF — The best there is in IDP […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
#1 DERRICK MORGAN, TENNESSEE TITANS – SELECTED IN THE 1st ROUND, 16th OVERALL This guy is a physical specimen and has all the tools to be a Pro Bowl DE in the very near future. The Georgia Tech product was drafted by Tennessee in an effort to fill holes left behind by most recently Kyle Vanden Bosch […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
I amazingly predicted yesterday’s games correctly so there is a good chance I will go o-fer today. But I’ll give the old MFA in Poetry from a small art school try! I’ll take a look at all four of the playoff games on Monday, so for now get your game face on (not your O […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
The title is a product of a long day and a lack of sleep. Here are some more hallucinogenic thoughts: Wes Welker: He isn’t on the injury report this week so he’ll probably break something while searching the internet for balloon-boy parodies. How he could possibly do that I’ll leave to your capable imaginations. But […]Please, blog, may I have some more?