NFL 2018 Week 8: The Good, the Bad, and the Fugly IDP Fantasy Football Trade Deadline Edition

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We are halfway through the season and there are IDP fantasy football players that moved around.  Sure, Washington’s secondary just got better.  And okay, Green Bay Packers just unloaded one of the top two safeties in the league, but the serious question is how did it impact your IDP team?

Some of the moves were good, and some were bad and then there are the head-scratchers by non-movement.

The Good

Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, safety, Washington

Stats: Games Played 7, Tackles 27, Sacks 1.0, Interceptions 3, Pass Defended 3

The Green Bay Packers moved safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix to Washington.

According to Pro Football Focus, the top two graded safeties in eight weeks of this NFL season are…DJ Swearinger and…yep Dix.

So the Packers got rid of one of the two best safeties so far this season and Washington added him to make their secondary, ‘the secondary with the two best graded secondaries’.

Hmm…that’s good, for Washington and your IDP team.


The Bad

Dante Fowler Jr, Defensive End, Los Angeles Rams

Stats: Games Played 7, Games Started 0, Total Tackles 8, Sacks 2,  Quarterback Hurries 10.5

Fowler has never lived up to his draft status.  What does he get for being not so good?  He gets to go from a team that is on a downward trajectory to a team that has yet to smell defeat.

He also will be the third wheel (again) playing along Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh.

So is this bad for the Los Angeles Rams?  Don’t ever underestimate what the Rams are doing…ever?  And with Wade Phillips calling the defensive shots, one never knows.  But for your IDP team, it ain’t good.

The Fugly

Patrick Peterson, Cornerback, Arizona Cardinals

Stats: Games Played 8, Total Tackles 35, Sacks 1.0, Quarterback Hurries 1.0, Interceptions 2, Passes Defended 4

There is no question Patrick Peterson is a class act both on and off the field.  There is also no question that the Arizona Cardinals are a dumpster fire, even with the change of the offensive play caller.

But that is on the other side of the ball.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles need to solidify their run for the Super Bowl. What they need is serious help in the secondary.  None of those teams got help in the secondary.  Peterson is still waiting…That is fugly.

The non-trade didn’t make anyone better, including your fantasy IDP team.


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