Patriots’ LB Jamie Collins Headlines IDP Week 16 Elite Match-up Plays

Jamie Collins is an elite match-up play for IDP Week 16

If you’re reading this article for IDP Week 16, hopefully, that means you’ve made your title game. It’s been quite the season and it’s hard to believe this, for the most part, is the final week of the fantasy season. This is also my last article for the 2014 season, but I will be back here in 2015. Use these numbers as a guide to making your lineup decisions and good luck to you in your title game! On to the match-up plays for IDP Week 16.

Elite Plays: Match-up Proof
Safe Plays: These guys have a nice floor with high ceiling. They are your steady plays
Sleeper Plays: Off the radar guys, or maybe, steady guys that have tougher match-ups
Leave on Bench: It says it all. Don’t play them


Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins

Points Allowed by Position

Philadelphia: 17th DL/31st LB/1st DB
Washington: 1st DL/23rd/LB/8th DB

Elite Plays: Mychal Kendricks
Safe Plays: Brandon Graham (big play scoring formats), Will Compton, Ryan Clark, Fletcher Cox, Cary Williams (CB-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: David Amerson (CB-required leagues), Bashaud Breeland (CB-required leagues), Vinny Curry, Marcus Smith, Brandon Meriweather, Bennie Logan (DT-required leagues), Cedric Thornton, Malcolm Jenkins
Leave on Bench: Jason Hatcher, Perry Riley, Nate Allen, Bradley Fletcher, Casey Matthews, Ryan Kerrigan


San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49’ers

Points Allowed by Position

San Diego: 23rd DL/26th LB/6th DB
San Francisco: 12th DL/12th LB/18th DB

Elite Plays: Eric Weddle
Safe Plays: Corey Liuget, Antoine Bethea, Perrish Cox (CB-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Nick Moody, Manti Te’o, Michael Wilhoite, Aldon Smith (big play scoring formats), Aaron Lynch (big play scoring formats), Marcus Gilchrist, Jahleel Addae
Leave on Bench: Justin Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Kendall Reyes, Kavell Conner, Andrew Gachkar, Shareece Wright


Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers

Points Allowed by Position

Cleveland: 18th DL/16th LB/27th DB
Carolina: 11th DL/3rd LB/26th DB

Elite Plays: Luke Kuechly, Craig Robertson
Safe Plays: Charles Johnson, Buster Skrine (CB-required leagues), Thomas Davis
Sleeper Plays: Desmond Bryant, Donte Whitner, Christian Kirksey, Paul Kruger (big play scoring formats), Bene Benkiwere, Joe Haden (CB-required leagues), Jim Leonhard
Leave on Bench: Barkevious Mingo, Roman Harper, Josh Norman

Injuries: Keep an eye on Joe Haden’s status. If active, he should be a decent start in CB-required leagues.

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

Points Allowed by Position

Detroit: 10th DL/25th LB/24th DB
Chicago: 25th DL/15th LB/9th DB

Elite Plays: DeAndre Levy, Darius Slay (CB-required leagues)
Safe Plays: Glover Quin, Jared Allen, Ndamukong Suh (DT-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Tahir Whitehead, Willie Young, Ezekiel Ansah, Rashean Mathis (CB-required leagues), James Ihedigbo, Jason Jones, Jon Bostic
Leave on Bench: Nick Fairley, Ashlee Palmer, Kyle Van Noy, George Johnson, Christian Greene


Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans

Points Allowed by Position

Baltimore: 29th DL/14th LB/32nd DB
Houston: 20th DL/8th LB/20th DB

Elite Plays: C.J. Mosley, J.J. Watt, Daryl Smith
Safe Plays: Elvis Dumervil (big play scoring formats), Terrell Suggs (big play scoring formats)
Sleeper Plays: Timmy Jernigan, Pernell McPhee (deeper, big play scoring formats), Will Hill, Lardarius Webb, Whitney Mercilus (big play scoring formats), Brian Cushing, Jonathan Joseph
Leave on Bench: Brandon Williams, Darian Stewart, Matt Elam, Kareem Jackson, D.J. Swearinger, Kendrick Lewis


Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

Points Allowed by Position

Minnesota: 5th DL/24th LB/25th DB
Miami: 3rd DL/29th LB/12th DB

Elite Plays: Chad Greenway, Cameron Wake
Safe Plays: Everson Griffen, Brian Robison, Linval Joseph if active (DT-required leagues), Xavier Rhodes (CB-required leagues), Olivier Vernon, Jelani Jenkins, Harrison Smith
Sleeper Plays: John Trusnik (if Koa Misi or Jenkins out)
Leave on Bench: Philip Wheeler


Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

Points Allowed by Position

Atlanta: 28th DL/17th LB/5th DB
New Orleans: 26th DL/9th LB/4th DB

Elite Plays: Paul Worrilow, Curtis Lofton
Safe Plays: David Hawthorne, Junior Galette, Desmond Trufant (CB-required leagues), Cameron Jordan, Pierre Warren
Sleeper Plays: William Moore, Dwight Lowery, Keenan Lewis (CB-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: Joplo Bartu, Prince Shembo, Jonathan Massaquoi, Kroy Biermann, Osi Umenyiora, Kemal Ishmael


New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

Points Allowed by Position

New England: 27th DL/21st LB/15th DB
New York Jets: 4th DL/1st LB/10th DB

Elite Plays: Jamie Collins
Safe Plays: Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich, Patrick Chung, Dawan Landry
Sleeper Plays: Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty, Muhammad Wilkerson (if active), Darrin Walls (CB-required leagues), David Harris, Demario Davis, Sheldon Richardson
Leave on Bench: Damon Harrison, Jason Babin, Quinton Coples, Calvin Pryor, Kyle Arrington, Brandon Browner


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Points Allowed by Position

Kansas City: 9th DL/22nd LB/22dn DB
Pittsburgh: 24th DL/7th LB/14th DB

Elite Plays: Justin Houston (big play scoring formats)
Safe Plays: Lawrence Timmons, Josh Mauga, Tamba Hali (big play scoring formats)
Sleeper Plays: Cameron Heward, William Gay (CB-reqired leagues), Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe (DT-required leagues), Ron Parker, Sean Smith (CB-required leagues), Allen Bailey
Leave on Bench: James-Michael Johnson, Husain Abdulah, Ryan Shazier, Sean Spence, Troy Polamalu


Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Points Allowed by Position

Green Bay: 22nd DL/30th LB/23rd DB
Tampa Bay: 7th DL/27th LB/19th DB

Elite Plays: Lavonte David, Morgan Burnett
Safe Plays: None
Sleeper Plays: Sam Barrington, Mike Daniels, Tramon Williams (CB-required leagues), Dannay Lansanah, Michael Johnson, Gerald McCoy (DT-required leagues), Alterraun Verner (CB-required leagues), Dashon Goldson
Leave on Bench: A.J. Hawk, Julius Peppers, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, William Gholston, Michael Johnson, Johnthan Banks


New York Giants vs. St. Louis Rams

Points Allowed by Position

New York Giants: 13th DL/2nd LB/2nd DB
St. Louis: 6th DL/4th LB/30th DB

Elite Plays: James Laurinaitis
Safe Plays: Damontre Moore, Devon Kennard, Alec Ogletree, Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Janoris Jenkins (CB-required leagues), T.J. McDonald, Jason Pierre-Paul, Johnathan Hankins (DT-required leagues), Jameel McClain, Aaron Donald (DT-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Antrel Rolle, Michael Brockers (DT-required leagues), E.J. Gaines (CB-required leagues)
Leave on Bench: Mark Barron, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Quintin Demps


Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

Indianapolis: 14th DL/10th LB/3rd DB
Dallas: 16th DL/19th LB/7th DB

Elite Plays: D’Qwell Jackson
Safe Plays: Anthony Hitchens, Jerrell Freeman, Vontae Davis (CB-required leagues), Barry Church, Mike Adams
Sleeper Plays: Jeremy Mincey, Rolando McClain, Brandon Carr (CB-required leagues), Orlando Scandrick (CB-required leagues), Tyrone Crawford, Greg Toler (CB-required leagues), Cory Redding
Leave on Bench: Demarcus Lawrence, Bruce Carter, J.J. Wilcox, Erik Walden, LaRon Landry


Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders

Points Allowed by Position

Buffalo: 2nd DL/13th LB/17th DB
Oakland: 31st DL/18th LB/16th DB

Elite Plays: None
Safe Plays: Miles Burris, Khalil Mack, Preston Brown, Charles Woodson
Sleeper Plays: Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes, Aaron Williams, Marcell Dareus (DT-required leagues), Justin Tuck
Leave on Bench: Manny Lawson, Stephon Gilmore, Da’Norris Searcy, Tarell Brown, Brandian Ross


Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

Points Allowed by Position

Seattle: 8th DL/11th LB/31st DB
Arizona: 30th DL/32nd LB/21st DB

Elite Plays: Bobby Wagner
Safe Plays: Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Byron Maxwell (CB-required leagues), Richard Sherman (CB-required leagues)
Sleeper Plays: Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, K.J. Wright, Larry Foote, Frostee Rucker, Calais Campbell, Tony Jefferson, Rashad Johnson
Leave on Bench: Malcolm Smith, Tony McDaniel, Tommy Kelly, Antonio Cromartie, Patrick Peterson, Alex Okafor


Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Points Allowed by Position

Denver: 32nd DL/20th LB/13th DB
Cincinnati: 21st DL/6th LB/29th DB

Elite Plays: Von Miller (big play scoring formats)
Safe Plays: Demarcus Ware
Sleeper Plays: Malik Jackson, Danny Trevathan, T.J. Ward, Bradley Roby (CB-required leagues), Aqib Talib (CB-required leagues), Terrance Knighton (DT-required leagues), Vincent Rey, Geno Atkins (DT-required leagues), Carlos Dunlap
Leave on Bench: Derek Wolfe, Sylvester Williams, Rahim Moore, Quanterus Smith, Wallace Gilberry, Brandon Marshall

Injuries: Brandon Marshall is listed as OUT. If looking for a sneaky LB play, Steven Johnson should be in line for more snaps.

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