IDP Matchups & Sleepers: Week 14
Each week, I'm going to go through our IDP rankings and look at some of the top matchups and sleeper picks for the week at each position. My IDP brother-in-arms, Ross Miles, will have your IDP waiver wire covered. If you have specific questions pertaining to your lineup, you can always refer to the ranks or hit me up on Twitter @Mike_Woellert.
I'm hoping you're all in the playoffs, or making that playoff push! Now, let's see what Week 14 has in store for us.
Cory Littleton, ILB, Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks
There are quite a few linebackers in good spots this week. Since the bye week, Littleton has recorded 37 tackles over the last four games - resulting in 17 or more fantasy points in three of his four games. He's the only true three-down LB for the Rams, so he should see the majority of tackle attempts against Settle's run-heavy offense. The Seahawks offense is allowing 12 tackles per game to opposing ILBs this season.
Devin White, ILB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts
Continue to ride White's hot streak heading into a favorable matchup with the Colts. In most tackle heavy/balanced scoring formats, he's recorded three straight games of 20+ fantasy points - resulting in 28 tackles, two sacks and a fumble return for a TD. The Colts have allowed the most points to the LB position and are allowing 14 tackles per game to the position.
Eric Kendricks, ILB, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions
After recording 17 tackles in the three games leading up to the bye week, Kendricks recorded 10 tackles against Seattle in Week 13. Kendricks is four tackles away from the 100 mark and is producing a highly efficient 12.1% tackle rate. The Lions are allowing the fourth-most points to the LB position, while also allowing 15 tackles per game to middle linebackers. Kendricks recorded 12 tackles against this team in Week 7.
Jayon Brown, ILB, Tennesee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders
With Jayon Brown healthy, he's dominating the tackle share in Tennessee's defense. Since the bye week, in two games, Brown has recorded 24 tackles and has another solid matchup with Oakland. The Raiders offense should feature Josh Jacobs this week, and their offense is allowing 18 tackles per game to opposing 3-4 ILBs.
DeVondre Campbell, OLB, Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers
Campbell is coming off a poor three tackle game on Thanksgiving, but don't be afraid to dial him back up this week. He faces a Carolina team allowing 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks per game to opposing OLBs, while also allowing the second-most points to the position.
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