IDP Start/Sit: Week 5

Updated: October 6th 2022

Welcome to week 5! Sorry I missed you guys for week 4, the whole house was “Down With the Sickness”. But we are back for week 5 and we are going to take a different spin on the production and consumption of this information for your IDP fans going forward. Instead of a conversational approach, I will just give you the primary points we are looking for and where these players are at with those and get back to the fantasy football ASAP!

As a quick refresher too, here were week two’s recommendations and how the “advice” went. Happy with my all sits, the Titans defense disappointed for me this week. Expected greater work from the key players in that front 7.
DL:
Start: Chris Jones (1 solo, 1 assist, TFL)


Sit: Marcus Davenport (1 solo)


LB:

Start: Fred Warner (4 solo, 3 assist, PD)

Sit: Jerome Baker (9 solo, 4 assist, TFL, QB hit, PD)

 

DB:
Start: Terrell Edmunds (1 solo, 1 assist)

Sit: Jonathan Owens (6 solo, 5 assist)

 

START: Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles, DL44

  • 31+ snaps each week so far and snaps could go up with DL injuries for Eagles
  • 11 total pressures on 108 pass rush snaps (10% pressure rate), with 0 pressures in last week’s rainy matchup
  • Run defense grade of 64.9+ each week, 3+ tackles each week
  • Favorable matchup against Cardinals o-line
  • Cardinals run most plays and most pass attempts, overall more opportunities

SIT: Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears, DL35

  • Pass rush specialist, who is seeing bulk of snaps in run-defense
  • 7 total pressures on 97 pass rush snaps (7% pressure rate)
  • Even with all the run defense snaps, limited tackle floor (1.5 tackles / game)
  • Facing an elite RB in Dalvin Cook, expect limited opportunities for Quinn overall

START: Drue Tranquill, Los Angeles Chargers, LB27

  • Seeing about 70% snaps weeks 1-3, 100% in week 4 (Let’s go!!)
  • Strong opportunity matchup against Browns (4th lowest pass-play percentage)
  • Chargers have been porous against the run, opportunities should abound for Drue!
  • Consistent tackle floor (12 and 11 total tackles the last two weeks with increased snaps)
  • His tackling seems cleaned up a bit, less missed tackles

SIT: Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo Bills, LB24

  • Pittsburgh runs 5th lowest total number of plays and now against a strong defense, figures to be lower
  • Strong competition across the defense for production (Matt Milano, Von Miller, Greggory Rosseau) limits upside and floor
  • Doesn’t rush passer much (6 total pass rush snaps this year), limits big play upside with reduced snap count

START: Richie Grant, Atlanta Falcons, DB31

  • Tampa Bay runs third highest percentage of pass plays this year
  • Increased sweet spot snaps for Grant last week (box and slot corner work)
  • 100% of snaps last three weeks (98% in week 1)
  • Atlanta bottom half of league in plays run against (65 / game)
  • 5+ tackles every game so far, 1 INT, 2 PDs (in and around the ball consistently!)

SIT: Brandon Jones, Miami Dolphins, DB25

  • Inconsistent usage (100%, 64%, 90%, 39%) with Eric Rowe back in the mix
  • Coverage has been his weak spot this year, while tackling and run defense a strength. Lower production chance with Jets passing more
  • However, New York Jets are a plus matchup (run a lot of plays and love to pass), play at your own risk
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