IDP Waiver Suggestions and Start/Sits: Week 2

IDP Waiver Suggestions and Start/Sits: Week 2

By Mike Woellert (IDP Expert), last updated Sep 17, 2016

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Mike is an IDP veteran, writing about and ranking IDP for over six season. He finished 6th in overall IDP rankings and 1st overall LB rankings in 2014 at FantasyPros. When he's not poring over IDP depth charts, he can be found agonizing over his Cleveland sports teams.

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IDP Week 2 Waiver Suggestions

Don’t overreact to Week 1. Some defenders had huge games, while some early-round picks turned in a dud performances. Vince Wilfork outscored JJ Watt this week, but you’re not going to make the move to drop Watt. Not many injuries happened on the defensive side of the ball, but there were some questionable performances. We’re headed into Week 2, so I'm going to take a look at a few of the IDPs you can nab off the waiver wire, and I'll also suggest some IDP starts/sits.


Defensive Line

Leonard Williams, DE, New York Jets

Williams was dominant against the Bengals in Week 1, beating the line for 2.5 sacks and two tackles for loss (six tackles total). He was also a pressure monster, producing a near 21-percent QB pressure rate on his blitzes. He’s going to be a nightmare for opposing offensive lines all season.

Benson Mayowa, DE, Dallas Cowboys

Mayowa will be a target in big-play leagues, as he’s one of the only linemen who seems to have a pulse and can generate pressure. He had a solid Week 1, producing a sack and a 13-percent pressure rate on his blitzes.

Carl Nassib, DE, Cleveland Browns

If Nassib has DE/DL eligibility, he’s a solid pickup in most formats, especially big-play formats. He seems to be one of the only Browns rushers who can produce pressure. Nassib swarmed the QB like the Lake Erie midges in Week 1, as he seemed to be in the backfield at will. He produced a 13-percent QB pressure rate, converting one for a sack, while also notching three solo tackles. Fantasy owners should make a point to grab him in dynasty/keepers, but he also makes for nice depth in deeper redraft leagues.

Danielle Hunter, DE, Minnesota Vikings

I recommended Hunter as a start last week, and he certainly came through. Hunter ended the day with a sack, a defensive TD and five tackles. On top of that, he finished with a near 12-percent QB pressure rate on his blitzes, while appearing in 36 total snaps.

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