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Javon Hargrave (DT - PHI)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Javon Hargrave (DT - PHI)
Hargrave is a DT1 option for Week 16 thanks to a wonderful matchup against a porous Dallas Cowboys offensive line. He can also be counted as a deep league DL3/4, though he makes more sense for 11 on 11 than he does for 9 on 9 or less.
Zach Allen (DE - ARI)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Zach Allen (DE - ARI)
Zach Allen has flashed over the last couple of weeks and may finally be rounding into the form that made him such an intriguing prospect. Allen is a sneaky DL3 with DL2 upside for Week 16 thanks to a plus matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Derrick Brown (DT - CAR)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Derrick Brown (DT - CAR)
Derrick Brown went off in Week 15, racking up three solos, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and two QB hits. The sacks were his first sacks of the season. Brown is up to 13 pressures and six hurries on the season, with five of the pressures and three of the hurries coming in Week 15. Brown is going to be a dominating force at defensive tackle as soon as next season. Unfortunately, fantasy managers who made the add earlier this week should probably keep him benched for Week 16. Washington presents a plus matchup regardless of who is under center, but Brown has not shown the consistency to start when it matters most. Keep him benched for finals week, but pen his name down on your early 2021 IDP cheat sheets.
Zach Sieler (DE - MIA)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Zach Sieler (DE - MIA)
Sieler has been excellent since Week 10. He has been a surprise DL1, producing as the DL8 overall over his last six contests. He has just two sacks over that timeframe bt has racked up an instance eight tackles for loss. For context, Chase Young has eight tackles for loss all season. Yannick Ngakour has seven. Sieler has also been consistent in the solo tackle department, recording 15 solos. His Week 16 opponent could make fantasy managers shy away from him as the Las Vegas Raiders have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to the defensive end position, but with the Raiders likely to lean on the run, and Sieler's upside in both the tackle and tackle for loss departments, he is an excellent DL2 option for finals week. Start him wherever possible.
Chris Banjo (S - ARI)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Chris Banjo (S - ARI)
Chris Banjo has been the starter since Jalen Thompson went down and has performed admirably. He had nine solos in Week 13 and was solid again in Week 15, recording five solos and one pass defended. He was not as good when he had a shot as a starter earlier this season, at least from an IDP perspective, but has put himself on the fantasy radar for finals week. Banjo has the good fortune of taking on a San Francisco 49ers team allowing the most fantasy points to the safety position and could produce at a DB2 level for finals week. He flashed DB1 upside in Week 13 and should be trusted for his plus Week 16 matchup. Start Banjo as a DB3 option with matchup based DB1 upside.
Tracy Walker (S - DET)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Tracy Walker (S - DET)
What happened to Tracy Walker? The S21/DB32 through Week 8, Walker has slipped over the second half of the season. Perhaps he is continuing to struggle with the knee injury he suffered in Week 8, perhaps the team really does like Jayron Kearse more. Some may be wondering how a player who has struggled so badly in recent weeks even qualifies as a sit. Kearse is battling a hip injury and is expected to miss Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, giving Walker a shot to reclaim his starting role. The Buccaneers have not been a great matchup for safties, to begin with, but the uncertainty Walker has presented makes him to hard to trust for finals week due to a bottomless floor. Keep him benched for Week 16.
Devin White (LB - TB)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Devin White (LB - TB)
Devin White has passed Roquan Smith as the top linebacker for 2020 and figures to keep that spot locked down for finals week. White gets a Lions team allowing the 13th most fantasy points to the position and could have a monster game against a Lions offense that will be without Kenny Golladay yet again.
Germaine Pratt (LB - CIN)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Germaine Pratt (LB - CIN)
Germaine Pratt has remained a disappointment despite the injury to Logan Wilson. The Texans present a plus matchup, but Pratt should not be trusted for finals week.
Harold Landry III (LB - TEN)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Harold Landry III (LB - TEN)
Landry has fallen off a cliff since Jayon Brown's injury and is now more LB4 than LB2/3 and should be left on benches for Week 16.
Dexter Lawrence II (DT - NYG)
Fri, Dec 25
Player Note on Dexter Lawrence II (DT - NYG)
Lawrence has been quieter than many expected in the solo department but is quickly becoming one of the top DT eligible IDP players there is. He should only continue to get better and is set to flash his upside in a plus matchup against the Baltimore Ravens running game and offensive line. He can be counted as a DT1 or a deep league DL3 for Week 16.
Javon Hargrave (DT - PHI)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Javon Hargrave (DT - PHI)
Hargrave is a DT1 option for Week 16 thanks to a wonderful matchup against a porous Dallas Cowboys offensive line. He can also be counted as a deep league DL3/4, though he makes more sense for 11 on 11 than he does for 9 on 9 or less.
Zach Allen (DE - ARI)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Zach Allen (DE - ARI)
Zach Allen has flashed over the last couple of weeks and may finally be rounding into the form that made him such an intriguing prospect. Allen is a sneaky DL3 with DL2 upside for Week 16 thanks to a plus matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Derrick Brown (DT - CAR)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Derrick Brown (DT - CAR)
Derrick Brown went off in Week 15, racking up three solos, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and two QB hits. The sacks were his first sacks of the season. Brown is up to 13 pressures and six hurries on the season, with five of the pressures and three of the hurries coming in Week 15. Brown is going to be a dominating force at defensive tackle as soon as next season. Unfortunately, fantasy managers who made the add earlier this week should probably keep him benched for Week 16. Washington presents a plus matchup regardless of who is under center, but Brown has not shown the consistency to start when it matters most. Keep him benched for finals week, but pen his name down on your early 2021 IDP cheat sheets.
Zach Sieler (DE - MIA)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Zach Sieler (DE - MIA)
Sieler has been excellent since Week 10. He has been a surprise DL1, producing as the DL8 overall over his last six contests. He has just two sacks over that timeframe bt has racked up an instance eight tackles for loss. For context, Chase Young has eight tackles for loss all season. Yannick Ngakour has seven. Sieler has also been consistent in the solo tackle department, recording 15 solos. His Week 16 opponent could make fantasy managers shy away from him as the Las Vegas Raiders have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to the defensive end position, but with the Raiders likely to lean on the run, and Sieler's upside in both the tackle and tackle for loss departments, he is an excellent DL2 option for finals week. Start him wherever possible.
Chris Banjo (S - ARI)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Chris Banjo (S - ARI)
Chris Banjo has been the starter since Jalen Thompson went down and has performed admirably. He had nine solos in Week 13 and was solid again in Week 15, recording five solos and one pass defended. He was not as good when he had a shot as a starter earlier this season, at least from an IDP perspective, but has put himself on the fantasy radar for finals week. Banjo has the good fortune of taking on a San Francisco 49ers team allowing the most fantasy points to the safety position and could produce at a DB2 level for finals week. He flashed DB1 upside in Week 13 and should be trusted for his plus Week 16 matchup. Start Banjo as a DB3 option with matchup based DB1 upside.
Tracy Walker (S - DET)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Tracy Walker (S - DET)
What happened to Tracy Walker? The S21/DB32 through Week 8, Walker has slipped over the second half of the season. Perhaps he is continuing to struggle with the knee injury he suffered in Week 8, perhaps the team really does like Jayron Kearse more. Some may be wondering how a player who has struggled so badly in recent weeks even qualifies as a sit. Kearse is battling a hip injury and is expected to miss Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, giving Walker a shot to reclaim his starting role. The Buccaneers have not been a great matchup for safties, to begin with, but the uncertainty Walker has presented makes him to hard to trust for finals week due to a bottomless floor. Keep him benched for Week 16.
Devin White (LB - TB)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Devin White (LB - TB)
Devin White has passed Roquan Smith as the top linebacker for 2020 and figures to keep that spot locked down for finals week. White gets a Lions team allowing the 13th most fantasy points to the position and could have a monster game against a Lions offense that will be without Kenny Golladay yet again.
Germaine Pratt (LB - CIN)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Germaine Pratt (LB - CIN)
Germaine Pratt has remained a disappointment despite the injury to Logan Wilson. The Texans present a plus matchup, but Pratt should not be trusted for finals week.
Harold Landry III (LB - TEN)
Sat, Dec 26
Player Note on Harold Landry III (LB - TEN)
Landry has fallen off a cliff since Jayon Brown's injury and is now more LB4 than LB2/3 and should be left on benches for Week 16.
Dexter Lawrence II (DT - NYG)
Fri, Dec 25
Player Note on Dexter Lawrence II (DT - NYG)
Lawrence has been quieter than many expected in the solo department but is quickly becoming one of the top DT eligible IDP players there is. He should only continue to get better and is set to flash his upside in a plus matchup against the Baltimore Ravens running game and offensive line. He can be counted as a DT1 or a deep league DL3 for Week 16.
Mark Ingram II (RB - HOU) - Mark Ingram suspended four games for PEDs
Thu, May 10
With the surprise news coming out regarding Mark Ingram's suspension Alvin Kamara needs to be moved up draft boards. Already in the first round conversation Ingram's ban has solidified Kamara as a top five option at running back and should propel him to at least 1,000 yards on the ground. With the Saints claiming they knew about the suspension possibility prior to the draft and that they will not be adding a street agent former Bill Jonathan Williams is the favorite to spell Kamara until week 5
C.J. Anderson (RB - FA) - C.J. Anderson signs with Panthers
Thu, May 10
The Carolina Panthers made a shrewd move in picking up recently released CJ Anderson from the Denver Broncos after failing to add a starter in the NFL draft. Fresh off his first career 1,000 yard rushing campaign CJ will look to assume the Stewart role in Norv Turner's offense and should push for RB2 numbers this season. His PPR ceiling is limited by the presence of Christian McCaffrey but the 5'8, 228 lbs back should push for 1,000 yards and 7 plus rushing touchdowns for the 2018 campaign.

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