IDP Waiver Suggestions and Start/Sits - Week 9
Big Trade with IDP Implications
Jamie Collins Owners: My concern is him playing OLB, but I see him playing all over the field. If he’s active this week, I’d feel comfortable with him as my LB2/3. Going forward, I'd like to see him overtake Davis as that weakside ILB, but we'll see what happens this week.
Demario Davis Owners: I’d bench him this week. I wouldn’t drop him until the situation plays itself out, but I’m not putting him in my starting lineup this week.
Elandon Roberts: He's worth a pickup in all formats and is worth starting as an LB3.
Dont’a Hightower: He's worth a pickup in deeper leagues or leagues where you’re starting 3 or more LBs. Not worth a #1 waiver or more than a few FAAB bucks.
Now we've gotten a little clarity on this week's blockbuster trade, let's take a look at the waiver wire for Week 9.
IDP Waiver Wire
Hicks is heading into the bye week with some momentum, coming off a two-sack performance on Monday night against the Vikings. He’s recorded four sacks in his last six games, so the upside for big plays in the second half is big. Hicks is producing consistent pressure for Chicago and is a preemptive pickup during Chicago’s bye.
Spence has sacks in consecutive games and is another target in big-play scoring formats as a DL2/3. He’s not recording tackles, so that’s why I like him in leagues that don’t value tackles as much. Spence has seen an increase in snaps over the last few weeks, which has allowed for more pass rush and pressure opportunities.
If someone dropped Harrison in your league because of the bye week, it’s definitely the week to grab him and plug him in for the remainder of the season. If you’re in a DT-required league, he’s been one of the top scorers with 0.21 points per snap. Snacks has been an asset in tackle-heavy formats, recording an 11.5-percent tackle rate and 36 total tackles.
Clark is going to see an increase in snaps with Michael Bennett out for several weeks. He responded in Week 8 with a sack and six tackles and has 13 or more fantasy points in consecutive weeks. Clark has produced consistent pressure on the QB all season, leading to a near 15-percent pressure rate.