IDP Waiver Wire: Week 15
By Bob Miller (@DynastyBobFF)
Wow.. Week 14 is now in the past. How time flies. The fantasy playoffs are starting for some, and others are building for the future. I’m here to tell you which IDP players I'd target for Week 15 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 to monitor:
JAC: Travon Walker (ankle)
CIN: Trey Hendrickson (wrist)
NYJ: Quinnen Williams (calf)
TB: Joe Tryon-Shoyinka (hip)
PIT: Chris Wormley (knee)
TB: Vita Vea (calf)
Josh Uche: DE/LB, New England Patriots
My “cover boy” from last week’s IDP article has been on fire! After posting 16.50 fantasy points in week 13 against the Buffalo Bills, Uche followed it up on Monday Night Football by racking up 25.50 fantasy points against the Arizona Cardinals. Uche had five total tackles including four solo, and three tackles for loss that resulted in three sacks. What a game for the young defensive lineman. If you didn't take my advice last week by scooping him up, please listen to me now. If for some reason he's available on your waiver wire, he should be the #1 IDP pick-up this week.
Azeez Ojulari: DE/LB, New York Giants
Azeez Ojulari recorded four tackles, including three solo, and two sacks in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Those numbers were good for 17.50 fantasy points. Kayvon Thibodeaux is the rookie that has received the most hype in New York, but Ojulari looks like he could be equally as productive. In just four games this season, he has racked up four sacks, including 3 in his last two games. He’s a player you should certainly be keeping an eye on. In fact, if you are out of the playoff hunt in your Dynasty League, consider picking him up now for next year.
AJ Epenesa: DE, Buffalo Bills
Since losing Von Miller to a knee injury, AJ Epenesa has really stepped up for the Buffalo Bills. Averaging over 10.00 fantasy points over the last four weeks, He could prove to be useful moving forward if you need help on your defensive line. I'm not sure what the future holds for him next year when Von Miller returns, so picking him up for next season may not pay off like one would hope. He is more of a win-now type of player.
Deion Jones: LB, Cleveland Browns
Deion Jones took over as the team's starting middle linebacker after Sione Takitaki suffered a season-ending ACL injury. In his first game starting, he certainly produced. Against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jones had 7 total tackles, including four solo, two passes defended, and an interception. That was good for 12.50 fantasy points. Deion Jones is a fantastic pick-up for this week, as he faces the run-heavy Baltimore Ravens this Saturday. Middle Linebackers always put up strong fantasy numbers when facing the Ravens. With Baltimore missing Lamar Jackson again this weekend, they will once again be more run-heavy. That's great news if you have Deion Jones in your lineup. Start him with confidence.
Willie Gay: LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Willie Gay is slowly turning into an elite IDP player. In his Week 14 matchup against the Denver Broncos, he had 20.00 fantasy points by putting up 5 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, a pass defended, and an interception returned for a touchdown. Each week Willie Gay seems to find a way to put up solid fantasy numbers. It either comes from rushing the passer or in coverage. One thing's for sure, Willie Gay is a playmaker. Pick him up if you have the opportunity.
James Houston: LB, Detroit Lions
I'll start off by saying this, James Houston is not a must-add right now. He's another player that I'm keeping an eye on for the future. Since being signed from the practice squad in Week 12, he has had a sack in three straight games. In fact, over this three-game stretch, he has 32 fantasy points with a total of 4 sacks. I'm not looking to add him if I'm in the fantasy playoffs, however if I'm out of the fantasy playoffs, he's a nice player to pick up now and stash for next year.
Marcus Jones: CB, New England Patriots
I want to tell you a secret. New England Patriots cornerback Marcus Jones is a cheat code. He is productive in all three phases of the game. Not only is he the team's primary punt and kick returner, he is also accumulating tackles on defense and the kicking game as well. Not only that, but now he is getting touches on the offensive side of the football, making him extremely productive in fantasy. In Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills, Jones had 14.10 fantasy points by posting 2 catches for 51 yards and a touchdown while also picking up one tackle and a pass defended. This past week against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones did it all. He had two kick returns for 47 yards, a punt return for 7 yards, one catch for 12 yards, 8 total tackles, including seven solo, two passes defended, and an interception. That was good for 17.70 fantasy points. He is doing all this while eligible at CB. Marcus Jones needs to be added in all IDP formats immediately.
Marcus Williams: S, Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens safety Marcus Williams hasn't played since week 5 due to a wrist injury. Prior to his injury he had 33 tackles, five passes defended, and three interceptions, making him an elite IDP weekly starter. Returning this past week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Williams picked up right where he left off, Finishing the day with three tackles, including two solo, one pass defended, and another interception. There's a strong chance that he's not available in your IDP League, however I have seen him dropped due to that week 5 injury. If this is the case in your league, he should be a top priority pick-up.
Marlon Humphrey: CB, Baltimore Ravens
Marlon Humphrey recorded six tackles (5 solo) in Sunday's win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not the most productive game, but no worries. Humphrey has been beaten in coverage some this season, meaning opposing teams have no problem throwing in his direction. That's been good for his IDP production. Averaging 10.80 fantasy points over his past five contests, it would be wise to pick up the playmaking cornerback.
Below are my Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Rankings
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.