NEWS & ADVICE
September 20, 2017
IDP Analysis: Week 3 Matchups
Jim Coventry looks at IDP plays for Week 3 as Carlos Dunlap looks to get into the sack column Sunday against the Packers.
September 12, 2017
IDP Analysis: Week 2 Matchups
Jim Coventry looks at intriguing IDP matchups for Week 2 as T.J. Watt should continue to make a name for himself against the Vikings.
September 6, 2017
IDP Analysis: Week 1 Matchups
Jim Coventry covers some strong IDP plays for Week 1, including the Rams' Robert Quinn, who has a seemingly great matchup against a weakened Colts offense.
August 29, 2017
IDP Analysis: IDP Watchlist
Jim Coventry looks at IDPs whose role or fantasy value has changed recently, including Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Watt.
August 16, 2017
IDP Analysis: Preseason Injury Roundup
Jim Coventry looks at key defensive players like Detroit's Kerry Hyder who are on the shelf and how their injuries will impact IDP leagues.
August 5, 2017
IDP Analysis: ADP Bargains
Jim Coventry looks at defensive players being undervalued in drafts this summer, including the Cowboys' Barry Church.
July 24, 2017
IDP Analysis: Training Camp Watch List
Jim Coventry reviews the health of some of this year's key IDPs, including Houston's J.J. Watt, who is returning from a back injury.
December 22, 2016
IDP Barometer: Irving Catches Fire
David Irving's dominant showing against the Buccaneers on Sunday has him atop the list of weekly risers.
December 16, 2016
IDP Barometer: Disappointing End for Quinn
For the second year in a row, star Rams defensive end saw a disappointing season ended early due to injury.
December 8, 2016
IDP Analysis: Injuries Taking a Toll
Mario Puig put on his doctor's coat this week with a number of injuries to defensive players, including surgery for the Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul.
December 1, 2016
IDP Analysis: JPP Blowing Up
Mario Puig analyzes the ups and downs of the IDP world as Jason Pierre-Paul
November 26, 2016
IDP Barometer: Shazier Stepping Up
Ryan Shazier has struggled with injuries in his young career, but the immensely talented linebacker is putting up big numbers lately.
November 17, 2016
IDP Analysis: Levy on the Way Back
Mario Puig analyzes the latest in the IDP world as DeAndre Levy looks to finally make his way back from injury for the Lions.
November 10, 2016
IDP Analysis: LOB Gets Healthy
Mario Puig looks at the ups and downs for IDPs this week, including the return of Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor, who will make the Legion of Boom complete again.
November 3, 2016
IDP Analysis: Church's Door Closed
Mario Puig reviews the ups and downs of the IDP week, including a look at Barry Church, who is on the shelf for the Cowboys.
October 27, 2016
IDP Analysis: Collins is IDP Giant
Mario Puig analyzes the latest defensive news as Giants safety Landon Collins is heading toward top IDPS prowess with his play this year.
October 20, 2016
IDP Analysis: When the Levy Breaks
Mario Puig sizes up the IDP prospects around the league, as DeAndre Levy's injury situation grows more ominous by the day in the Detroit.
October 13, 2016
IDP Analysis: Houston's on the Radar
Mario Puig eyes the impending return of Justin Houston, who should make an immediate impact once he gets back in the Chiefs' lineup.
October 6, 2016
IDP Analysis: Bills Welcome Back Dareus
Mario Puig analyzes the latest IDP happenings, including the return of Marcell Dareus from suspension for the Bills.
September 29, 2016
IDP Analysis: Back on the Shelf
Mario Puig analyzes the ups and downs of the IDP world as J.J. Watt is sidelined once again because of his recurring back injury.
September 22, 2016
IDP Analysis: Levy's Motown Blues
Mario Puig can't rely on Detroit's DeAndre Levy, who is sidelined with an injury that doesn't look like it's getting better soon.
September 14, 2016
IDP Analysis: Rip in the Steel Curtain
Mario Puig looks at who's up and who's down in the IDP world as Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier will be sidelined yet again after suffering another injury.
September 8, 2016
IDP Analysis: Turn Down for Watt
Mario Puig looks at the who's rising and falling in the IDP world, including a seemingly quick return from a back injury for J.J. Watt, who is not expected to be limited Week 1.
January 2, 2016
IDP Analysis: Rising Tom Johnson
With Linval Joseph (foot) doubtful, Tom Johnson should produce against Green Bay.
December 19, 2015
IDP Analysis: Ishmael Stepping Up
The season-ending injury to safety William Moore opens up a three-down role for Kemal Ishmael, who was very productive last year.
December 12, 2015
IDP Analysis: LB Injuries Creating Opportunities
Injuries to Michael Wilhoite and Paul Posluszny open up snaps in San Francisco and Jacksonville, while Kwon Alexander's suspension creates opportunity in Tampa.
December 4, 2015
IDP Analysis: Monstrous Mathieu
The Honey Badger has the pro game figured out now, and he's emerged as one of the very best DB IDPs.
November 28, 2015
IDP Analysis: Ealy Arrives
Kony Ealy had a quiet start to his NFL career, but in his last five games he's shown significant progress.
November 20, 2015
IDP Analysis: Edwards Emerges
Mario Edwards began the season as a backup, but he's stood out following the season-ending injury to Justin Tuck.
November 14, 2015
IDP Analysis: Pierre-Paul's Promising Return
Jason Pierre-Paul has a long way to go toward reestablishing himself as a legitimate defensive end, but his steady workload in his first game back is encouraging.
November 6, 2015
IDP Analysis: Kwon Alexander's Big Game
Rookie fourth-round pick Kwon Alexander posted 11 tackles, one sack, and one interception last week.
October 30, 2015
IDP Analysis: Pierre-Paul Nears Return
He's at least one week off, and his return from a hideous injury makes him no sure thing, but the return of Jason Pierre-Paul is a matter of serious intrigue.
October 23, 2015
IDP Analysis: Tartt Taking Over At Safety
The season-ending injury suffered by Antoine Bethea on Thursday should allow rookie Jaquiski Tartt to emerge as a starting safety in San Francisco.
October 16, 2015
IDP Analysis: Lofton Sinking In Oakland
Although he headed into this year as one of the most reliable LB IDPs of the past decade, Curtis Lofton is losing snaps in Oakland.
October 9, 2015
IDP Analysis: DeAndre Levy Back For Detroit
After missing four games with a hip injury, DeAndre Levy is finally set to make his 2015 debut against Arizona.
October 2, 2015
IDP Analysis: Tuitt Arrives For Pittsburgh
After a sluggish rookie year in 2014, Stephon Tuitt is looking like a monstrous emerging talent for Pittsburgh.
September 25, 2015
IDP Analysis: Kam Chancellor Back For Seattle
He might not play as a starter right away, but Kam Chancellor is back for Seattle.
September 18, 2015
IDP Analysis: Dareus Back For Buffalo
Marcell Dareus is back from suspension, returning to Buffalo its top defensive lineman in an already dominant front four.
September 10, 2015
IDP Analysis: Dion Bailey Up Next For Seattle
With Kam Chancellor continuing to hold out, Dion Bailey may start at safety for Seattle.
August 15, 2015
IDP Analysis: Shazier Needs to Avoid Injury Bug
Mario Puig checks in with the latest happenings in the IDP world where Pittsburgh's Ryan Shazier only needs a little injury luck to approach elite tackle production.
August 1, 2015
IDP Analysis: JPP's Value Sinks
Mario Puig checks in on IDPs rising and falling, and make no mistake, Jason Pierre-Paul and his missing finger are definitely in the latter camp.
December 27, 2014
IDP Analysis: Kemal Ishmael Back for More
Kemal Ishmael has been an elite DB1 while starting this year, and William Moore's absence will put Ishmael back into a three-down role for Week 17.
December 20, 2014
IDP Analysis: Warren Emerging for Saints
Jairus Byrd (knee) and Kenny Vaccaro were expected to form a star safety duo for the Saints, but Pierre Warren has been the most visible safety in New Orleans lately.
December 12, 2014
IDP Analysis: Donald the Destroyer
Although he's a rookie, 13th overall pick Aaron Donald has already turned into an elite lineman, and a strong IDP option.
December 5, 2014
IDP Analysis: Chandler Jones Is Almost Back
Chandler Jones has missed the last five games due to a hip injury, but he should return soon after practicing the last two weeks.
November 28, 2014
IDP Analysis: Borland Looks Unstoppable
To say Chris Borland has been spectacular is somehow an understatement, as the rookie continues to pile up stats.
November 21, 2014
IDP Analysis: Bobby Wagner Returns
Bobby Wagner is set to return from his severe toe injury when the Seahawks take on Arizona on Sunday, immediately putting him back in the top-three conversation at LB.
November 14, 2014
IDP Analysis: Clay Matthews' High-Impact Position Change
Clay Matthews was never much of an IDP factor in standard IDP scoring since he posted low tackle totals as an OLB in the 3-4, but moving inside has allowed him to post both tackles and sacks.
November 7, 2014
IDP Analysis: Rookie LBs Emerging
Four rookie linebackers land on the 'riser' list this week, with all of Chris Borland, Kyle Van Noy, Anthony Hitchens and Telvin Smith emerging as IDP options.
October 31, 2014
IDP Analysis: Everson Griffen On Fire
With six sacks in his last four games, Everson Griffen is one of the top IDP linemen going forward.
October 24, 2014
IDP Analysis: Injury Carousel Update
While Chandler Jones and Brian Cushing were lost to short-term injuries, the IDP pool should get a boost through the potential returns of Calais Campbell, Mychal Kendricks and Ryan Shazier.
October 17, 2014
IDP Analysis: Cortez Allen Benched
Cortez Allen was providing safety-like tackle numbers at cornerback, but his frequently botched coverage sent him to the bench.
October 11, 2014
IDP Analysis: Burfict Finally Back
Vontaze Burfict missed Cincinnati's last two games due to a concussion, but he'll be back when the Bengals take on Carolina this week.
October 4, 2014
IDP Analysis: Trevathan Back for Denver
Danny Trevathan missed the first three games of 2014 due to a preseason leg fracture, but he's set to make his 2014 debut against the Cardinals on Sunday.
September 26, 2014
IDP Analysis: Jelani Jenkins on Fire
A fourth-round pick out of Florida a year ago, Jelani Jenkins has gone from Miami's fourth linebacker to the league leader in tackles.
September 19, 2014
IDP Analysis: Tyvon Branch's Strong Return
After an ankle injury wrecked his 2013 season, Tyvon Branch is back into his pre-injury form for Oakland.
September 12, 2014
IDP Analysis: Tackles Up for Grabs in Tennessee
Starting ILB Zach Brown (pectoral) is out for the year, leaving second-year player Zaviar Gooden with a big opportunity.
September 4, 2014
IDP Analysis: Position Battles and Injury Updates
Kirksey wins starting job in Cleveland. Plus: is Jon Beason a safe play for Week 1?
August 7, 2014
IDP Analysis: The Old JPP is Back
Injuries have in part held back Jason Pierre-Paul the last two years, but he's healthy now and looking like his old self.
December 26, 2013
IDP Analysis: Dansby's Triumphant Return
Karlos Dansby was rejected by the Dolphins and then ignored by most of the league, but every team probably wishes it had him now.
December 19, 2013
IDP Analysis: Youth Movement
Four rookies land on the Rising list this week, and there's big news in the form of Lance Briggs' expected return.
December 12, 2013
IDP Analysis: Giant Disappointment
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was a star in 2011, but he has left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective this season -- and last.
December 5, 2013
IDP Analysis: The Mighty Lee
Dallas linebacker Sean Lee, who might be the top IDP option in the entire league, gets a boost this week thanks to his pending return.
November 27, 2013
IDP Analysis: Tumbling Te'o On the Falling List
Although he was at one point billed as the next big thing at linebacker, Manti Te'o is failing in San Diego.
November 21, 2013
IDP Analysis: Giant Impact
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul gets a boost in value this week, thanks in part to his key pick-six in last Sunday's victory over the Packers.
November 14, 2013
IDP Analysis: Quinn Is In
St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn has been a trendy IDP option this season thanks to his 12 sacks through 10 games.
November 7, 2013
IDP Analysis: Matthews Back Up Off The Mat
Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews has only been spotted in commercials over the last few weeks, but there is a good chance fantasy owners will see him back on the field in Week 10.
October 31, 2013
IDP Analysis: Hatching Into A Star
Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is racking up sacks and having the best season of his career at the age of 31.
October 24, 2013
IDP Analysis: Berry Leaving Owners Blue
The Chiefs have one of the top defensive units in the league, but their dominance is hurting Eric Berry's IDP value.
October 17, 2013
IDP Analysis: Coocoo For Kiko
Fantasy owners in IDP leagues are going crazy over Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso, who leads the league in both tackles and interceptions.
October 10, 2013
IDP Analysis: Raven On The Rise
Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs is an established star, but his impressive early-season production has him moving up the IDP cheat sheets.
October 3, 2013
IDP Analysis: Cardinal Rule
You should know better than to forget about Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, who returns to action in Week 5.
September 26, 2013
IDP Analysis: Peppers Losing Some Pep In His Step
Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has been a star for a long time, but are his days as a dominant player nearing an end?
September 19, 2013
IDP Analysis: Cushing Providing a Cushion
There's a good chance your team is off to a good start if you play in a league that uses IDPs, and Houston LB Brian Cushing is one of those on your squad.
September 12, 2013
IDP Analysis: What Can Brown Do For You?
A whole lot, apparently. Tennessee LB Zach Brown's Week 1 showing gave fantasy owners a boost and has him moving up the IDP cheat sheets this week.
September 5, 2013
IDP Analysis: Byrd's Not The Word
Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd is a top IDP option when healthy, but with him injured and dealing with a contract dispute, his Week 1 value takes a hit.
August 29, 2013
IDP Analysis: Cleveland's Three-Down Defender
An undrafted rookie out of lowly North Texas in 2011, Craig Robertson is poised to serve as a three-down defender for the Browns this season.
August 22, 2013
IDP Analysis: Miller Time is Over
Von Miller's six-game suspension sinks his fantasy value but also makes him a risk in keeper leagues.
August 15, 2013
IDP Analysis: Gambling on JPP
Mixed signals are coming from Giants camp regarding Jason Pierre-Paul's availability for Week 1. Is he worth the risk?
August 8, 2013
IDP Analysis: Early Risers, Early Fallers
Patrick Peterson is already a standout defender, but now he might be used on the other side of the ball, bringing added fantasy value.
December 28, 2012
IDP Analysis: Sherman Survives the Ax
Star cornerback Richard Sherman won his suspension appeal, making him available for Week 17 and the playoffs.
December 21, 2012
IDP Analysis: Will The Cowboy Ride?
San Francisco's Justin Smith heads into Sunday with uncertainty hanging over his head.
December 14, 2012
IDP Analysis: Pack Welcomes Matthews Back
Clay Matthews is expected to make his way back this week from a four-week absence, to the excitement of owners and the chagrin of opponents.
December 7, 2012
IDP Analysis: Mario is Super Again in Buffalo
Mario Williams' season started slowly, but the last five weeks he's been an IDP stalwart.
November 30, 2012
IDP Analysis: Steel City Resurgence
James Harrison has turned back the clock for IDP owners.
November 23, 2012
IDP Analysis: Watt Shines Even Brighter
Amazingly, J.J. Watt's fantasy value continues to rise.
November 16, 2012
IDP Analysis: Bucs Rookie Rises to the Top
Tampa Bay's Lavonte David is making an IDP name for himself as a rookie linebacker.
November 9, 2012
IDP Analysis: Woodyard Emerges for Broncos
Wesley Woodyard finally got his chance, and he's making the most of it for the Broncos.
November 2, 2012
IDP Analysis: Washington is Making History
Arizona linebacker Daryl Washington is having an historic IDP season.
October 26, 2012
IDP Analysis: Suggs' Remarkable Return
Terrell Suggs is back - and back in a big way.
October 19, 2012
IDP Analysis: Injury Bug Bites Baltimore
The Ravens get hit with the injury bug, but that gives others the chance to step up.
October 12, 2012
IDP Analysis: Young Seahawks Take Flight
Rookies Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin are climbing up the IDP charts for the Seahawks.
October 5, 2012
IDP Analysis: Key Veterans Returning
James Harrison is Back For Pitt
September 28, 2012
IDP Analysis: Just Watt the Texans Needed
J.J. Watt is lighting up the IDP scoreboard in Houston.
September 21, 2012
IDP Analysis: Falcons have Moore Safety Talent
Atlanta's William Moore might be the league's hottest IDP thus far.
September 14, 2012
IDP Analysis: Hits, Misses After One Week
Carolina rookie Luke Kuechly had a rough first week in the NFL.
September 7, 2012
IDP Analysis: Coleman's Worth A Look
As long as he's the starter, Kurt Coleman is a quality IDP.
August 18, 2012
IDP Analysis: D.J. Smith Steps In For Desmond Bishop
August 10, 2012
IDP Analysis: IDP Stock Watch
Ray Lewis dropped weight this offseason to improve his speed and quickness. How does that impact his IDP draft stock?
December 30, 2011
IDP Analysis: Will Willis Play?
December 23, 2011
IDP Analysis: Get To Know Geno
December 16, 2011
IDP Analysis: Safety Switch In Washington
December 9, 2011
IDP Analysis: Dumervil Getting It Done
December 2, 2011
IDP Analysis: Rams On The Rise
November 23, 2011
IDP Analysis: Miller Time in Denver
November 18, 2011
IDP Analysis: Riley On The Rise
November 11, 2011
IDP Analysis: Welcome Returns
November 4, 2011
IDP Analysis: Unfortunate Injury For Cowboys' Lee
October 28, 2011
IDP Analysis: A Second Chance
October 21, 2011
IDP Analysis: Allen Wrenching Offensive Lines
October 14, 2011
IDP Analysis: Miller Time
October 7, 2011
IDP Analysis: A Colt You'll Want to Catch
September 30, 2011
IDP Analysis: Changing of the Guard
September 23, 2011
IDP Analysis: Safety Dance
September 16, 2011
IDP Analysis: Injuries Create Early Opportunities
September 9, 2011
IDP Analysis: Rookie LBs Rising
September 2, 2011
IDP Analysis: McBride A Good DL Sleeper
August 26, 2011
IDP Analysis: Injuries Piling Up On Top IDPs
August 19, 2011
IDP Analysis: Osi Out a Few Weeks
August 12, 2011
IDP Analysis: Osi Ready to Return
August 5, 2011
IDP Analysis: Landry Losing Ground
December 31, 2010
IDP Analysis: Five Rookies on the Rise
December 25, 2010
IDP Analysis: Bishop Makes His Mark
December 17, 2010
IDP Analysis: Thomas Proving Last Year Was no Fluke
December 10, 2010
IDP Analysis: Browns DBs Making Plays
December 3, 2010
IDP Analysis: Bishop Gets a Bump
November 26, 2010
IDP Analysis: Rookie DBs Make Their Mark
November 19, 2010
IDP Analysis: Peppers Picks Up the Pace
November 12, 2010
IDP Analysis: Suggs Picks Up the Sack Pace
November 5, 2010
IDP Analysis: Mayo on a Mission
October 29, 2010
IDP Analysis: Reed Makes His Mark in First Game Back
October 22, 2010
IDP Analysis: Veteran Safeties Return From PUP List
October 15, 2010
IDP Analysis: Michael Griffin Showing His Versatility
October 8, 2010
IDP Analysis: Giants Linemen Putting Up Big Numbers
October 1, 2010
IDP Analysis: Harrison Still Getting Better
September 24, 2010
IDP Analysis: Not Too Suh-n to Go With Ndamukong
September 16, 2010
IDP Analysis: Safeties Leading the Way in Tackles
September 7, 2010
IDP Analysis: Rookies on the Rise
August 27, 2010
IDP Analysis: IDP Upgrades and Downgrades
August 16, 2010
IDP Analysis: Upgrades and Downgrades
August 5, 2010
IDP Analysis: Early Upgrades and Downgrades
January 2, 2010
IDP Analysis: Week 17 Analysis
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