So it is Week 11 and with six teams on a bye and injures piling up who to start in your IDP leagues is getting interesting. Remember it is all about the match-ups, and with that, let’s get started.
Jarrad Davis, Linebacker, Detroit Lions v Carolina Panthers
Stats: 43 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 3 passes defended, 6.5 quarterback hurries
You might be one of those people who are focused on the acquisition of Damon (Snacks) Harrison, to the Detroit Lions defense, and rightly so. But this week look towards Davis for some valuable IDP fantasy points.
First, Davis leads the Lions in defensive snaps. He has been on the field 97.8% of the time. Add that to the fact that this week’s opponents, the Carolina Panthers have allowed 80 tackles to the linebacker position, and VIOLA! You have the reason for putting Davis into your line-up.
Jadeveon Clowney, Defensive Tackle, Houston Texans @ Washington
Stats: 24 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, 20 quarterback hurries, 1 touchdown
The Houston Texans are coming off a bye and looking to solidify their place in post-season. While most eyes are looking towards the all-everything season, fellow lineman, JJ Watt is having, do not be distracted too much.
Jadeveon Clowney will come into the game healthy. Washington will enter the game on medic alert…including playing without three offensive lineman. Now factor in the stats that in his last six games, Clowney has 5.5 sacks and Washington’s quarterback Alex Smith has been sacked three times in each of his last two games, and YAHTZEE! This is why CLowney needs to be in your line-up.
Jessie Bates, Defensive Back, Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens
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Stats: 71 total tackles, 3 interceptions, 1 touchdown
Jessie Bates is playing hot. In three of his last four games he has posted double digit tackles. Now he will go against a Baltimore Ravens team that will be playing without its first string quarterback and maybe its second string quarterback.
It really doesn’t matter. According to ProFootballFocus.com, Bates has lined up in box or on defensive line only 54 times. He literally plays everywhere. This means he will score with tackles and possible with an interception or two. Remember in Week two against the Ravens, Bates collected three tackles and one interception. That was Week two and the rookie was just getting started. Think what he will do with the back-up and or the back-ups, back-up and BAM!
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