We are almost there, IDP nerds, the fantasy playoffs are so close, and if you’re fighting for your playoff lives in an IDP league, then you came to the right place. Thanks for checking in again for this week’s edition of man coverage for your IDP lineup advice. We had a solid week with 12 out of 15 correct picks last week. Week 12 accuracy was 80%, bringing the season accuracy to 64.56%. I want to wish all the IDP managers who support the dynasty nerds the best of luck this week.
Here is our squad and the position groups they will be covering to help you each week. Follow us, friend us, tweet us.
QB: Jason Snyder (@Spydes78)
RB: Gage Bridgford (@gbridgfordnfl)
WR: Tristan Cook (@tristancook_)
TE: Jake Oliver (@DarthDbacks)
FLEX: Ethan Wyatt (@DynastyWildcat)
IDP: Jon Glosser (@Glosser13)
Now let’s take a look at the week 13 matchups.
New York Giants @ Miami Dolphins
Logan Ryan DB New York Giants
The New York Giants defense and IDP managers alike get a bonus with DB Logan Ryan returning before the fantasy playoffs. The veteran DB has been out since Week 9. He will return this week against the Miami Dolphins. Ryan has registered double-digit fantasy points in all nine games he’s played this season. The former Rutgers DB is averaging 8 tackles per game. This week, in IDP 123 scoring formats, he projects for over 16 fantasy points. IDP managers should start Logan Ryan with confidence this week like they have been doing over the past three seasons.
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
Justin Reid DB Houston Texans
Surprisingly Reid was inactive for the Houston Texans last week due to reported disciplinary reasons. This left IDP managers frustrated in Week 12. That appears to be over, and Reid will be back in the lineup this weekend to play the division rival Indianapolis Colts. A week ago, the Colts gave up 38 fantasy points to Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting safeties. The Colts are 4th in the NFL in time of possession. This Houston defense could likely spend most of the afternoon on the field trying to stop Jonathan Taylor. Justin Reid should be primed and ready to reward IDP managers with a big game this week.
Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions
Charles Harris DL Detroit Lions
Charles Harris has been hit and miss this year for IDP managers. The former Missouri Tiger has already set career highs in sacks (4) and forced fumbles (1) this season with Detroit. The games become so important this late in the season. Trusting a player who hasn’t had a sack since Week 5 is tough to do. Charles Harris and the Lions’ defense will face the Vikings’ offensive line, who have only allowed 15 sacks this season, tied for the lowest amount in the NFL. Harris is a sack-dependent defensive lineman who faces a tough matchup this week. I’d advise looking for more consistent options this week.
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Jets
Alex Singleton LB Philadelphia Eagles
The Alex Singleton experience in Philadelphia is back in full force. The Eagles LB has lost snaps recently as the team looked to go in a younger direction. An injury to Davion Taylor landing him on short-term injured reserves has once again opened up playing time. Alex Singleton took advantage with an 11 tackle game in Week 12, registering 27 fantasy points. In his last two weeks, he’s played 115 snaps and produced 42 fantasy points. Singleton has averaged 0.36 fantasy points per snap over his past two games and will look to continue his late-season streak for IDP managers.
Arizona Cardinals @ Chicago Bears
Markus Golden DL Arizona Cardinals
Markus Golden has been electric this season, leading the Cardinals in sacks (10). Golden has 10 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries in 11 games. The Arizona pass rusher has played at least 40 snaps in four of his last six games. Golden has had eight sacks in his last six games. This season, the Arizona Cardinals rank 8th in sacks and will have a plus matchup against the Chicago Bears, who have allowed the most sacks in the league (37).
Los Angeles Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals
Jessie Bates DB Cincinnati Bengals
This one hurts a bit because I’m a big Jessie Bates fan, but he hasn’t been anywhere near himself this season. The highest-rated safety in 2020 per PFF has only recorded two double-digit fantasy performances since Week 6 and is on pace for his first-ever sub 100 tackle season. The steady improvement made by the Bengals defense has affected his fantasy production as he’s graded below average in both run defense and coverage this season. Don’t get me wrong, Bates is still an above-average safety for IDP managers, but the way he’s producing right now does not make him the plug-and-play starter we’ve been used to over his first three seasons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons
A.J. Terrell DB Atlanta Falcons
In his first two seasons, A.J. Terrell has proven to be a steady contributor across IDP leagues. After scoring 178 points in just 14 games as a rookie, he has 124 points after ten games played this season. The former Clemson Tiger has posted six double-digit performances in his last seven games while averaging 17.1 fantasy points over the past month. The Atlanta defense is likely in for a long day against the division-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense, who averages a league-leading 31.5 points per game. I expect a handful of opportunities to come to A.J. Terrell’s way, and hopefully, he can make the most of those to turn in a solid performance for IDP managers.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Los Angeles Chargers
Nasir Adderley DB Los Angeles Chargers
While Derwin James gets most of the credit, deservingly, there’s been consistency from the Chargers’ other safety Nasir Adderly. The University of Delaware product has finished with 9.50 fantasy points or more in all nine games he’s appeared in this season. Adderly’s biggest downfall has been staying off the injury report. When he does that, he has rewarded dynasty managers in a big way. The Chargers safety has been a great find for IDP managers on the waiver wire and continues to give you a safe floor due to his tackle floor. Adderly has averaged 6.6 tackles per game this season. If his impact plays pickup over the last quarter of the season, he can be a big difference maker to those championship-contending teams.
Washington Football Team @ Las Vegas Raiders
Brandon Facyson DB Las Vegas Raiders
At this point, I sound like a broken record, but Brandon Facyson is a late-season gift to IDP managers who have been trying to piece together production from the DB position. The Las Vegas Raiders cornerback has scored 97 fantasy points in just six games this season while only recording one interception. In those six games, Facyson has been targeted 40 times at an average of 6.6 times per game. When you’re streaming DB in IDP leagues, you are looking for consistency, and Faycson gives you that with six straight games of ten fantasy points or more. Keep him in your lineups and ride this hot streak all the way to a deep playoff run.
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Devin Bush LB Pittsburgh Steelers
As an IDP manager, rostering Devin Bush has been brutal over the past two seasons. Bush struggled last season before suffering a season-ending injury, and his play this year has been very inconsistent. Since the Steelers bye in Week 7, the former Michigan LB has just one game over five tackles and one game over double-digit fantasy points. Devin Bush doesn’t seem like himself at this point despite playing 81% of the defensive snaps. He surely can have a big game here and there, but projecting him to be a consistent producer seems like a bad strategy for IDP managers.
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Azeez Al-Shaair LB San Francisco 49ers
He’s officially the last man standing at the LB position for the San Francisco 49ers. Azeez Al-Shaair has been a candidate for the most improved player across the league. The 49ers LB has a career-high 70 tackles and now will take over as the top LB with injuries to Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw. Azeez Al-Shaair had his best game of the season in Week 12 with 29.40 fantasy points. He will need to be as good if not better in an effort to get the team into the playoffs. Al-Shaair had 18 fantasy points with 10 tackles in his last game against the Seahawks this season. The opportunity will certainly be there for Al-Shaiir to be an LB1 this week.
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Surtain II DB Denver Broncos
Patrick Surtain has turned in back-to-back double-digit fantasy performances scoring 51 fantasy points in his last two games. Last week, the Broncos DB registered 40 points for IDP managers with two interceptions, one for a touchdown. The Broncos’ defense will face Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense for the first time this season, coming off a bye week. Despite the Chiefs, turnover struggles this season, they have been hot as of late and will prove to be a very tough offense to stop. The former Alabama Crimson Tide CB is a great player, but from a fantasy football perspective, he is a boom or bust player. Surtain’s 40 points in Week 12 accounted for nearly 30% of his entire point production for the season.
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Ja’Whaun Bentley LB New England Patriots
The New England Patriots have gotten a huge boost from fourth-year LB Ja’Whaun Bentley. Bentley has registered 7 tackles or more and double-digit fantasy performances in three straight games. Potential injury news to Patriots DB Kyle Dugger, who is likely to miss the game, should give a bigger tackle boost to Bentley as the two are among the team-leading tacklers every week. The Bills have given up 7 tackles or more to an LB in the past three contests. IDP managers should feel confident putting Bentley in their lineups this week in a primetime matchup.
As always, we at dynasty nerds appreciate your support as we provide as much content to help you both in season and in the off-season. The season is long and full of ups and downs, and we are happy as a team to provide you with all the information and knowledge to help you make the best decisions for your dynasty teams. Good luck this week as you make that push for the playoffs or prepare for a long off-season of making your dynasty teams better so you can make a run at the championship next season.
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