IDP Weekly Mailbag #1

Aloha everyone, as I previously stated in my LB Rankings that I will be doing a weekly mailbag for any IDP question(s) you may have and I will do my best to assist.  If you’re on Twitter and already following me; great – but if you’re you can shoot me a follow @IDPwithBEE.  This IDP mailbag main focus was for those who don’t use Twitter and would like to communicate this way.  All in all I’m here to help best I can as we approach another great season.

If you want in on this feel free to shoot me an email at IDPwithBEE in regards to anything IDP related or even offensive questions.


Question (1) comes from Henry and he asked:

(a) – Wondering if i do yearly rankings for IDP? (sorta like redraft)

(b) – Lost Zach Orr (another victim) so I took Haason Reddick 23rd overall (2.07) and Zach Cunningham 38th overall (3.06) in my 16-team league rookie draft.  Asked why do I have Zach ranked high; is it because he’ll be an ILB? Co-Exist with McKinney?

(c) – I drafted Reggie Ragland last year at 2.01, what is his future like?


(a): yes I will do my best to provide a redraft type rankings over the year, potentially aiming for once every 3-4 weeks – or have one done and then just update it monthly. I will have some redraft rankings done before the season starts as well.  

(b): I too have lost Zach Orr but there’s so much linebackers out there too fill his void and you’ve done well with the pick-ups of Haason Reddick and Zach Cunningham (great value on Zach too).  I have Zach ranked LB1 because of his skill set and fit, he does fit well with HOU and will compliment McKinney as Zach is much better in coverage.  I see McKinney taking a slight hit in tackles (129 posted last year but should continue to float between 110-115) but his sacks shall increase whereas Zach should hit prime Cushing numbers (2010-2011) so I see no problem owning both. 

(c): I liked Ragland coming out; his injury was unfortunate but now he’s healthy he’s pegged in as starting MLB in new scheme.  Although they prefer a more athletic MLB, Ragland will do (for now) but must show he can drop back in coverage as well – in dynasty he’s a tier 3 LB where his ceiling is returning top 20 value (LB2 weekly starter).  

Question (2) comes from Mike N: 

(1) – I see where you have Jalen Reeves-Maybin ranked #23 on your Dynasty LB rankings.  As a Lions fan and an owner of Reeves-Maybin, courtesy of our recent rookie draft, I’m curious as to why you have him ranked higher than Jarrad Davis.  Do you anticipate that he’ll win the WLB spot and become even more productive than Davis?

(1):  I’m a big Reeves-Maybin fan, there is a risk concern with his injury (shoulder) but he’s such a complete linebacker IMO and I enjoyed watching film on him.  He fits the WLB job to a T and only thing Jarrad has on JRM is draft pedigree, but I do expect by mid-season JRM to earn the starting WLB job over Worrilow and become productive as Levy/Tulloch did for those years together – Davis and JRM can co-exist.  

Question (3) comes from Preston: 

(1) – In a superflex dynasty, what returning players do you see as undervalued to look to trade for?

(1):  some undervalued IDP’s to make a move for that shouldn’t cost you much of anything are

Brandon Marshall (LB, DEN) / Justin Houston (LB, KCC) / Sean Spence (LB, IND) / AJ Klein (LB, NOS) / Avery Williamson (LB, TEN) 

Dante Fowler (DE, JAC) / Jacquies Smith (DE, TBB) / Mario Addison (DE, CAR) / Shaq Lawson (DE, BUF) / Hau’oli Kikaha (DE, NOS) / Alex Okafor (DE, NOS) 

Harlan Miller (DB, ARI) / Mo Alexander (DB, LAR) / Jordan Poyer (DB, BUF) / Michael Thomas (DB, MIA) / Sean Davis (DB, PIT) 

would be some targets you could target, solid floors and upside here


that’s it for week one, thank you to Henry, Mike and Preston for the great questions *cheers*



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