IDP Waiver Wire - Week 5
by Bob Miller
Week 4 is in the books. We now know how these NFL defenses are panning out. We see now who’s playing and who’s not, which players are playing in certain situations, and who is making a name for themselves on defense. I’m here to tell you which IDP players to target for week 5 moving forward.
These players points are according to the Dynasty Pros IDP scoring system below:
1. Quinnen Williams, DT, New York Jets (36.50) -
Here’s a player that’s starting to take off. Williams had his way with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday accumulating 7 total stops and two sacks. That was good for 17.50 fantasy points. He now has 30 fantasy points over the last two weeks. I was really high on him going into this season, and he has not disappointed.
2. Jonathan Allen, DT, Washington Football Team (42.50) - Jonathan Allen is becoming the monster we all thought he could be. He is generating a lot of pressure up the middle as part of that fierce Washington defense line. He has 3 sacks already and he is the number two overall defensive tackle with 42.50 fantasy points. Hopefully you took my advice and got him last week.
3. Brian Burns, DE, Carolina Panthers (35.00) - Burns had 4 tackles (three solo) in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He put some pressure on Dak Prescott, but just couldn’t get him. Burns had a sack streak of three games before Sunday. He is improving weekly at knocking the ball down when he can’t get to the quarterback. He is a young, well rounded defensive end that is getting better. He was on my list last week, and he is on the list this week due to low ownership.
4. John Franklin-Myers, DE, New York Jets (37.00) - Franklin-Myers had 4 total tackles (3 solo) and a sack Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. He now has 3 sacks in 4 games this season averaging 9.25 fantasy points a game. That’s great fantasy numbers for a defensive end. He is really rising up my board.
5. Randy Gregory, DE, Dallas Cowboys (20.00) - Gregory recorded 3 tackles, including 2 sacks, and 4 QB hits in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers .After quiet showings in Weeks 1 and 3 (only one total tackle) wrapped around a COVID-19 absence, Gregory led the Cowboys pass rush that produced five sacks and 11 hits on Sam Darnold. The Dallas defense as a whole has looked much improved through the first month of the season, but Gregory still has a ways to go to be considered a weekly IDP option, but should be monitored just in case.
1. Matt Judon, Edge, New England Patriots (49.00) -
I just can’t quit Matt Judon. He’s burned me in the past, but this year looks quite different. He posted 7 total (4 solo) tackles and another sack Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Judon is terrorizing opposing quarterbacks this season. He continues to get better as he gets more comfortable in that New England defense. He has 4.5 sacks through the first 4 games. Averaging 12.25 fantasy points a game, he is absolutely worth a pickup.
2. Kenny Young, LB, Los Angeles Rams (47.00) - Last week I said that Kenny Young is starting to come into his own. He had a fantastic game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 3 posting eight tackles, two assists, and a sack. That was good for 24.00 fantasy points. He posted 5 total tackles Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Not his best performance, but he does lead the stout Rams in tackles. He will continue to post solid fantasy numbers due to tackling opportunities.
3. Logan Wilson, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (50.00) - Wilson totaled 10 tackles (four solo), a sack and a tackle for loss in Thursday's 24-21 win over the Jaguars. Wilson now has 40 tackles through four games to go with three interceptions and a sack. The second-year linebacker has been among the league's top defensive performers so far. Averaging 12.50 fantasy points a game this season, he is a rock solid IDP play week to week.
4. Denzel Perryman, LB, Los Vegas Raiders (44.50) - Perryman posted 12 tackles (8 solo) in Monday night’s loss to the LA Chargers.. Perryman has been nothing but dominant during his time in Las Vegas, producing double-digit tackles every game for a total of 48 so far. He is averaging 11.13 fantasy points per game this season. Scoop him up.
5. Odafe “Jayson” Oweh, Edge, Baltimore Ravens (31.00) - Oweh posted another sack in Sunday’s dominating win over the Denver Broncos. Right now Oweh is more of a stash. He’s had 3 great games so far as a rookie. Oweh is already proving that he is a playmaker coming off the edge posting 10 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. I’d recommend picking him up now and stashing him for a couple more games to see what you may have in him.
1. Trevon Diggs, CB, Dallas Cowboys (47.00) -
Diggs continues to dominate this season. He had 4 tackles and 2 interceptions in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers. So far this season Diggs has 13 tackles, a league leading 5 interceptions, and a pick-six. This man is averaging 11.75 fantasy points per game as a cornerback. If, for some reason, he is available in your league, drop some FAAB on the man. He is worth every dollar.
2. Byron Murphy, CB, Arizona Cardinals (37.00) - Murphy grabbed another interception in Sunday’s win over the LA Rams. He is a name that is under the radar, but that may not last much longer. He has 14 tackles, 3 interceptions, and a pick-six this season. A cornerback averaging 9.25 fantasy points a game should be picked up just in case.
3. Micah Hyde, S, Buffalo Bills (38.50) - Hyde has had a solid fantasy season so far posting 19 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions. That’s good for 38.50 fantasy points. Those are solid fantasy numbers you hope to get from your defensive backs weekly. He should be available. Put in a claim.
4. Chuck Clark, S, Baltimore Ravens (34.00) - Clark is not a must-add, but certainly worth keeping an eye on. He had 6 total tackles in Sunday’s win at Denver. He now has 24 tackles and a sack on the season. He is averaging 13.50 fantasy points over the last two games. Keep him in mind in deeper leagues.
5. Andrew Wingard, S, Jacksonville Jaguars (34.50) - Here’s another player to keep an eye on. Wingard had another solid game against Cincinnati posting 6 total tackles. I’m not saying he’s a player you should grab right now, but he did put up 13.50 fantasy points in week 2 and 10.50 in week 3. Pay attention to this guy just in case.
Bob Miller founded Dynasty Pros in 2019 after spending several years writing and ranking for various websites. Bob has been playing fantasy football for over 25 years. He is very experienced in a variety of different formats including Dynasty, Redraft, IDP, & 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 everyone win their Fantasy League’s Championship.