An IDP mainstay has been missing from practice leaving his owners scrambling for replacements. I try to answer those questions and more in the Week 12 IDP TwitterBag.
David is someone I always assume will be out there. It sounds like this injury is pretty serious and if he does play, he certainly won’t be at 100% health. For me, the decision is pretty easy, I’d play Greenway regardless this week. Over the last four games, Greenway looks to be at full health and is getting to the ball.
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Greenway Last Four Games (Weeks 7, 8, 9, 11)
15.8% tackle rate/0.28 points per snap
Lamur Last Four Games (Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11)
12% tackle rate/0.20 points per snap
Lamur has been recording more assists over the last several games, while Greenway is getting the solos and the big plays. Definitely roll with Greenway.
I feel comfortable playing Bobby Wagner this week. I do have Vincent Rey a close 2nd to Wagner, but he’s someone, when healthy, that I put in my lineup.
Mike Horsman @mikehorsman
There is variance in how tackles are awarded from team to team. Where is this data found and isn’t it a starter tiebreaker?
I do believe Pro Football Focus Fantasy’s Jeff Ratcliffe compiles that data on the premium side. In terms of the data, it all depends on who you’re comparing. If the data tells you that New York Giant stat trackers aren’t favorable when it comes to tackles and Chris Borland is in New York, while you have a lesser tier LB playing in a favorable stadium like Buffalo, there’s no way I’m not starting Borland. Use the data to compare similar tiered players, but I’m always going to start my studs no matter the stadium they’re at.
I also like to look at tackle rates, points per snap and usage rate (snap data), as well.
All three of these guys don’t have the most ideal of match-ups. The Bengals are allowing the 12th most points to opposing LBs, so that gives Cushing the edge with his ability to make the big plays. The Bengals are allowing an average of 25 total tackles and I like that Cushing is at home.
The other are two close, but I’m going with Jenkins as Denver could run the ball a bit more this week with C.J. Anderson, plus, the Broncos are averaging over 73 offensive plays per game, leaving plenty of opportunities for plays.
I’d stash Washington over Hardy. Hardy has a long road ahead of him in terms of being welcomed by another team because of the nature of his infraction.
I’d roll with Worrilow as your LB. Worrilow has five games of 17 or more fantasy points and is producing a 13.6 percent tackle rate.
As far as the DBs go, I’d go with Johnson and Ishamel this week.
I’m not sure that’s something I can sign off on. I like Chad Greenway over those other two LBs. Are you set on Smith? I might consider Daryl or Keenan over Harrison if it’s just a general IDP spot and not a DB spot.
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