IDP Value Plays
I haven’t written anything at the site’s blog here in a while and since we’ve been hitting up the IDP content lately, it’s probably a good idea to transfer some of the notes into actual site content.
Here’s some news to note first…
- The Tennessee Titans have big plans for DE Kamerion Wimbley – Not only did Titans’ Jerry Gray, who spent a season in Seattle, compare Kamerion Wimbley to Chris Clemons but said that both players get off the ball extremely quick. If Clemons production is any indication, then Wimbley or Morgan could be due to rack up double digit sacks.
- Starting Safety is up for grabs in Miami – Now that veteran strong safety Yeremiah Bell is now playing for the Jets, there’s a wide open competition for his spot. While Reshad Jones has the inside track to the free safety spot, Tyrone Culver and former Vikings’ safety Tyrell Johnson will likely battle it out for the rights to the strong safety position. The early favorite looks to be Tyrone Culver but this is definitely one to watch all summer.
- Andre Branch is a rare rookie w/ an early shot at PT – The Jaguars newest player could end up being one of their most important. Great article here that gives you a little background on Branch and focuses on how little the Jaguars have at defensive end outside of Jeremy Mincey.
- Luke Kuechly may be playing Mike LB sooner than expected – In Carolina’s OTAs Jon Beason will likely watch more than participate in drills, which will entail Luke Kuechly playing a lot more mike linebacker than most expected. Beason is rehabbing from a torn Achilles and Thomas Davis is trying to comeback from a third torn ACL so don’t be surprised to see Kuechly as the top tackle producer in Carolina after this season.
- IDP Rookie Top-50 – If you play in IDP dynasty/keeper leagues, then you MUST read this article from RookieDraft.com and if you haven’t listened to last week’s show that’s all about IDP Values, then check this out: LINKAGE
IDP Value Plays - Early values from Tackle-Heavy Leagues
- Dwight Freeny, IND – It’s all about designation here folks and if Freeny gets that DE tag that Suggs got, he’ll provide a very similar impact and play a similar role. This could actually be a great upgrade for Freeny’s IDP value.
- Chris Canty, NYG – There’s plenty of good DTs out there so don’t go spending a high pick on a name guy like a Ndamukong Suh, Haloti Ngata or Vince Wilfork. Wait until the last round and take this guy or Jay Ratliff.
- Cameron Jordan, NOS – There’s going to be plenty of snaps to go around with the Will Smith suspension but regardless of that, Smith’s production is dropping and the second year player is due to take a big step this season.
- Michael Bennett, TBB – Everybody has been drafting Adrian Clayborn and D’Quan Bowers but Bennett was the top scorer from this DL. He could be tops again, especially with an injured Bowers who should be done for the year with his torn Achilles.
- Karlos Dansby, MIA – I really like Dansby in a 4-3 defense as Miami’s mike linebacker. This guy should really benefit the most outside of Cameron Wake, as the system will allow him a lot of opportunities out in coverage and he’ll be better protected in run support.
- Lawrence Timmons, PIT – I know this might not be too much of a value but he’s the 14th/15th LB off the board and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him turn in a Top-10 season in 2012 now that he’s back inside with healthy options at OLB.
- Akeem Dent, ATL – I don’t trust Lofa at all and there’s a reason that the Falcons parted ways so willingly with Curtis Lofton, he’s just not good in coverage. Well Dent can offer a lot of the similar traits and skills that Lofton brought to the table as a physical thumper that will be an asset in run support.
- Kelvin Sheppard, BUF – He’s the middle linebacker and while he may be leaving the field on some passing downs, how much tread does Nick Barnett have left on his tires? Kirk Morrison? There’s not much in Sheppard’s way for snaps.
- Thomas Howard, CIN – He’s not a name guy but the bottom line remains is that he doesn’t leave the field and Mike Zimmer loves him! Howard has found a home in Cincy and his ADP is basically down to the alphabetic filler which should NOT be the case. Sneak him in your later rounds after people have over drafted Maualuga.
- Nate Irving, DEN – Don’t look now but Irving is very close to starting the season with the first team thanks to DJ Williams suspension but regardless of DJ Williams, all that is in Irving’s way is Joe Mays. I’d be willing to take a late round flier on this kid with his form tackling and instincts out in coverage.
- Paris Lenon, ARI – This man cannot be killed. No matter who they bring in, it just doesn’t matter. Lenon is yet again being disrespected in ADP, as he’s not even being taken as a starter
- Tom Zbikowski, IND – Just as Rex Ryan brought over Jim Leonhard from Baltimore, now Chuck Pagano brings Zbikowski back to Indiana to play football yet again. The former Golden Domer will be making plays in the Hoosier land.
- Brandon Meriweather, WAS – Just when you thought he wore out his welcome in New England, then in Chicago, nope… Washington has to get a taste.
- Quinton Carter, DEN – Yes, this may be a bit of a homer pick but there’s a lot of opportunity in this secondary and he pretty much has the SS position locked up at this point.
- Yeremiah Bell, NYJ – Yes he’s no longer the SS in Miami, he’ll be doing the same thing in New York but for only the next year likely. Take advantage now.
- Dre Kirkpatrick – Rookie corner rule stands here but also, he stands to play a lot right out of the gate due to injuries and lack of talent at the CB spot in Cincinnati.