IDP Waiver Wire: Week 11
By Bob Miller
Week 10 is now in the past, and we see which defensive players are making an impact and which ones are not. I’m here to tell you which IDP players I'd target for Week 11 moving forward. The players listed below are shown as “available” in at least 50% of IDP leagues.
These players fantasy points are according to the Dynasty Pros IDP scoring system below:
Notable IDP injuries:
TEN: Caleb Farley (back) placed on IR
DET: DeShon Elliott (concussion)
BUF: Tremaine Edmunds (groin)
MIN: Za'Darius Smith (knee contusion)
IND: Kwity Paye (ankle)
CAR: Donte Jackson (Achilles/IR)
MIA: Emmanuel Ogbah (elbow/IR)
Jerry Hughes: DE, Houston Texans
“Old Man” Hughes just keeps getting it done. This past week against the New York Giants, he had 4 tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss. That was good enough for a 14.00 point fantasy day. He is averaging 14.83 fantasy points over his last three games. As thin as Defensive Line gets in IDP leagues, Hughes is absolutely worth a pickup. He should be a solid contributor the remainder of the season.
Grover Stewart: DT, Indianapolis Colts
Last week I wrote about Grover Stewart, saying he was not a must add. Well, things have now changed. Stuart had another solid performance in week 10 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He put up 13.50 fantasy points by piling up 4 tackles, including three solo, one sack, and two tackles-for-loss. Averaging 11.20 fantasy points over his last five games, he should be added in most formats.
Justin Houston: DE/LB, Baltimore Ravens
Now listen, there's a good possibility that Justin Houston is not available in your IDP League. If you've listened to me, he shouldn't be lol. However, If he is available, he would be my number one IDP pick-up this week. He's tied for third in the NFL in sacks (8.5) and has only played five games this season. He missed four games due to injury. Baltimore is coming off a bye week, so Houston could be available in some IDP leagues. Like I said before, if he is available in your league for some crazy reason, pick him up immediately.
Last Week’s DL Targets (Week 10 Fantasy Points): Vita Vea (0.00), Denico Autry (1.50), Grover Stewart (13.50)
Jack Sanborn: LB, Chicago Bears
I almost wrote about Sanborn last week. He was on my short list for linebacker pick-ups in week 10. I saw him being the main beneficiary to the departure of Roquan Smith. It seems as if I was correct. This past week against the Detroit Lions, he had 12 tackles, Including nine solo, two sacks, and two tackles-for-loss. That was a huge 24.50 fantasy point day. Since taking over for Roquan Smith in Week 9, Sanborn is averaging 9.5 tackles and a sack per game. He looks like a strong IDP option moving forward.
Sione Takitaki: LB, Cleveland Browns
Sione Takitaki is another player that I wrote about last, yet he is still widely available. After putting up 18.50 fantasy points in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he followed that up with another strong performance. In Week 10, against the Miami Dolphins, he had 10 total tackles, including eight solo, and a tackle for loss. That was good enough to net him another 12.00 fantasy points. Takitaki is an IDP player on the rise. His best football could still be ahead of him, making him a major IDP asset moving forward.
Alex Highsmith: LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
There are thousands and thousands of fans and fantasy players that are happy with the return of TJ Watt. None probably more than Alex Highsmith himself. When TJ watt is on the field, Highsmith is an absolute IDP stud. This past Sunday was no different against the New Orleans Saints. Highsmith had an awesome day racking up 5 tackles, including three solo, two sacks, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble. That was a nice little 17.00 point fantasy day. depending on your league settings, Highsmith may only be eligible as a defensive end or linebacker. To me it really doesn't matter. As long as TJ Watt is on the field, Highsmith is an IDP player that needs to be owned across the board.
Last Week’s LB Targets (Week 10 Fantasy Points): Sione Takitaki (12.00), Rashaan Evans (14.00), Dru Tranquill (11.00)
Jeff Okudah: CB, Detroit Lions
There's not many defensive backs that are putting up more fantasy points than Jeff Okudah is right now. Okudah is averaging 11.37 fantasy points Over his last four games. I wouldn't call him a must-add by any means, but you should take notice with what he's doing over this past month. Keep him on your radar, and if he has another strong performance in Week 11, snatch him up immediately. If you have the roster space, it may be wise to grab him now.
Damar Hamlin: DB, Buffalo Bills
Hamlin is an under-the-radar player that is widely available, but shouldn't be. He has been a tackling machine. He's had seven or more tackles in six straight games. He had 17.00 fantasy points in Week 9 and 12.50 points this past week. In fact, since taking over for Micah Hyde in Week 3, Hamlin is averaging almost 10.00 fantasy points per game. That's fantastic production for a defensive back in IDP leagues. If he's available in your league, which he should be, I would make him a priority pick-up.
Jayron Kearse: DB, Dallas Cowboys
Jayron Kearse has made my IDP waiver wire articles on multiple occasions. I’ve seen him getting picked up and dropped multiple times in IDP leagues everywhere. This past week against the Green Bay Packers wasn't his strongest performance, however he still had a nice 7.00 fantasy day. He had five tackles, including three solo, and a fumble recovery. He is averaging 11.50 fantasy points over his last three games. He should be a solid contributor for your fantasy team moving forward.
Last Week’s DB Targets (Week 10 Fantasy Points): Sauce Gardner (bye week), Damar Hamlin (12.50), Kerby Joseph (6.00)
Bob Miller founded Dynasty Pros in 2018 after spending several years writing and ranking for various websites. With playing fantasy football for over 25 years, he is very experienced in a variety of different formats including Dynasty, Redraft, IDP, Devy, & Best Ball. Bob is especially passionate about IDP, as he has developed the Dynasty Pros IDP Scoring System that is used by thousands of IDP Leagues today. His sole mission is to help people win a Fantasy League Championship.