NFL 2019 Week 5 IDP Streamers

It is Week 5 and it is beginning to look like a war of attrition in the world of IDP players. Among those gone are Bradley Chubb, Roquon Smith and Kawaan Short. That’s not even counting the weekly injuries and bye week replacements.

So let’s get to it:

DEFENSIVE LINE

Olivier Vernon, Defensive End, Cleveland Browns

It’s happening…it’s happening. The hype train is coming back around to Cleveland and it includes the defense. Vernon is someone that you believed in and then lost confidence in…believe again.

Teams are going to have to account for Myles Garrett. That leaves space for Vernon. Last week, he had two tackles and one sack. This week, the Browns are on MNF against the San Francisco 49ers. It’s happening.

Nick Williams, Defensive End, Chicago Bears

Speaking of injuries, the Chicago Bears have caught the injury bug on offense and defense. Fortunately, they have a deep reservoir of players to put in place. And thankfully most are relevant.

Williams replaced Akiem Hicks last week. In that particular outing, he put up seven tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery. You also know that he has at least one sack in the past three weeks. He is relevant.

LINEBACKERS

Todd Davis, Linebacker, Denver Broncos

Face it, the Broncos offense is not doing the defense any favors. Davis is going to be good for you if you play in a tackle heavy scoring fantasy league. Last week, he was on the field for 100% of the snaps. He recorded 12 total tackles.

Buyer beware, if your IDP league values sacks more than tackles, Davis is not your man.

Nick Kwiatkoski, Linebacker, Chicago Bears

Doubling up on the Bears on here, because the Bears are dropping like a prom dress. You are going to have to replace Smith. Do it with Kwiatkoski. While playing less than 60% of the defensive snaps last week, he accumulated nine tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Erik Harris, Safety, Oakland Raiders

The front line of the Raiders is…meh. So opposing quarterbacks have time to throw. This week, the Raiders go across the Pond and play the Chicago Bears. The Bears’ offense is…meh.

But this is about opportunity. Last week, Harris was on the field for 100% of the defensive snaps. He collected seven total tackles and the game winning interception for a touchdown.

Whether it is Chase Daniel or Mitchell Trubisky under center, there is opportunity.

Khari Willis, Safety, Indianapolis Colts

Speaking of opportunity, the Colts are down both Malik Hooker and Clinton Geathers. This week, they will play Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

This means the Colts secondary will be tested. Willis fared admirably in a losing effort last week, getting his eight tackles. He will have lots of opportunity to increase that and perhaps add an interception.

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