Cowboys’ Anthony Hitchens Makes His Mark in IDP Waiver Wire Week 10

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It’s the IDP Waiver Wire and I can’t believe we’re headed into Week 10, as it seems like the season just started, now we’re in the double digit weeks. It’s been a trying season for a lot of us with the numerous injuries that have been suffered. If you’re staying afloat, here are a few more names to consider adding to your roster this week for the Week 10 IDP Waiver Wire.

Before we look ahead to Week 10, let’s look how last week’s suggestions fared.
Demarcus Lawrence, DE, DAL: 2 tackles
Brandon Williams, DT, BAL: 3 tackles
Allen Bailey, DE, KCC: 4 tackles
Mike Mohamed, ILB, HOU: 9 total tackles (2 solos)
Miles Burris, ILB, OAK: 7 tackles
J.T. Thomas, ILB, JAC: 8 total tackles (2 solos)/2 defended passes/1 INT
Rashad Johnson, FS, ARI: 5 tackles
Marcus Gilchrist, SS, SDC: 4 tackles
Corey White, CB, NOS: 3 tackles/2 defended passes/1 INT

Now, here are the suggestions for your Week 10 IDP Waiver Wire:

Defensive Line

Geno Atkins, DT, CIN: Atkins is back on the IDP radar as he finished with six tackles and now has double-digit fantasy points in back to back games. Even though he recorded
his first sack last week, he’s generated consistent pressure and over the last four weeks, pressured the QB 11 percent of the time over his last 123 blitzes. If anything,
he’ll be worth a match-up play against the Browns Thursday night. Did you see what Gerald McCoy did to the center Nick McDonald?

Ryan Davis, DE, JAC: I would really like to see Davis get more snaps, but he’s behind the rotation. However, he’s taking advantage of the snaps he’s given. He now has 2.5
sacks in his last two games. Since Week 6, he’s generated pressure on nearly 19 percent of his 64 blitzes. He’s a big play specialist, so if you’re needing DL help in big play
scoring formats, Davis could be worth a look.

Clinton McDonald, DT, TBB: McDonald has been a solid bookend to Gerald McCoy and now has five games of 6 or more fantasy points and is a DT3 in overall scoring producing 0.14
points per snap and near seven percent tackle rate, which are decent metrics at the DT position. If you’re looking for a DT play in defensive tackle required leagues, pick-up
McDonald this week.

 

Linebacker

Chris Borland, ILB, SFO: Borland is going to be the big pick-up this week after his 18 tackle (15 solos) performance in Week 9. That’s now 26 tackles and a 23.9 percent tackle
rate in his last two games as Patrick Willis‘s replacement. At this point, Borland is a must have hand-cuff for Willis, or even Michael Wilhoite owners. He’s going to be a
risky play if both Willis and Wilhoite are active. I don’t see Navorro Bowman returning till the end of the season, but Borland is looking like the Jeremy Hill of the
linebacker position.

Anthony Hitchens, OLB, DAL: Hitchens logged 51 of the 66 snaps in Week 9, his most since Week 3. He finished with eight tackles, including five solos, and with Justin Durant
out for the remainder of the year, he could log the majority of the snaps at the weak-side going forward.

Akeem Ayers, OLB, NEP: Since arriving in New England, he’s admirably filled in at OLB for Chandler Jones, which is a difficult task in and of itself. He has sacks in back to
back weeks and generating pressure on over 10 percent of his blitzes. He’s producing 0.21 points per snap and looks to be worth adding in big play scoring formats for depth.

 

Defensive Back

A.J. Bouye, CB, HOU: Jonathan Joseph is in the concussion protocol so his status will be up in the air for this week. If you’re a Joseph owner, you might want to look at the
Bouye for a filler. Bouye was targeted six times and finished with seven tackles and a pick-six. Bouye finished with 70 snaps and can play in relief when needed.

Major Wright, SS, TBB: The Bucs traded Mark Barron, which has opened up playing time for Major Wright. Wright might not be a big playmaker but he rarely leaves the field and
makes the tackles. He’s playing near the line of scrimmage nearly 40 percent of his run snaps and gets the tackles. His tackle rate is slightly above 10 percent and makes for
bench depth and match-up plays if you need the DB help.

Rafael Bush, FS, NOS: Since the bye week, Bush has three-straight double-digit fantasy contests, and though he has to record an INT, he’s defended three total passes. He’s
also produced 0.20 points per snap in the three games since the bye. I like Bush as a DB3 and is worth picking up as bench depth.

 

Mike Woellert is an IDP Contributor for FakePigskin.

Target, grading and rush snap data courtesy of Pro Football Focus
Image Credit: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth 

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