Welcome to Week 3 of the 2023 season IDP Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series.
For those new to the article, know that Play or Pine will cover IDPs that might seem like an obvious start. The reason being IDP leagues vary so much; one time use for the season, 2 IDP starters in 10 team leagues, 11 starters in 14 team leagues, and roster requirements of various sorts through out the world. So if one seems obvious it could be because the projections indicate this could be their best week of the season. So without further ado, here are the Play and Pines of week 2
Results From Last Week
Week 2 Starts
- DL Will Anderson (HOU) – 5.75pts, 3 Total tackles
- DL Cameron Jordan (NO)5.75 pts, 4 Total tackles
- LB Kwon Alexander (PIT) 14.75 pts, 9 Total tackles
- LB Kyzir White (ARI) 17.00 pts, 7 Total tackles, 1 Sack
- DB Jessie Bates (ATL) 4.50 pts, 3 Total tackles
- DB Nate Hobbs (LV) 11.25 pts, 7 total tackles, 1 pass defended
Week 2 Sits
- DL Dorance Armstrong (DAL) 2.25 pts, 2 Total tackles
- LB Zaven Collins (ARI) 7.75 pts, 3 Total tackles, 0.5 Sack
- DB Reed Blankenship (PHI) DNP
The Plays of week 2 were half double-digit players and half mid-point players. That would be a respectable IDP lineup, but 4.5 points is the minimum and expectations were higher for Bates.
The Pines performed as expected with major drops to Armstrong and Collins, and Blankenship did not play on Thursday, as predicted. Overall a grade of B.
DeMarcus Lawrence (DAL) @ARI
Lawrence is available in most leagues, and should have an impressive game against the unimpressive Arizona Cardinals. He already has a sack this season, and with a strong positive game script will likely earn another. He could also see more rushing attempts as the Cardinals are utilizing RB James Conner, and could run more plays to the opposite side of Micah Parsons. Grab him and play him with confidence as he could have his highest-scoring game of the season.
Bradley Chubb (MIA) v DEN
After last week’s performance, Chubb could be on a team that is not sure if they should start him, or he could be on the waiver wire. He is currently DL 19 in FF7s and will be bringing the heat against his former team, the Denver Broncos. The Broncos look awfully similar to their team last year, which led to Russell Wilson’s worst statistical performance. Along with B. Chubb Miami Dolphin Defensive Coordinator, Vic Fangio squares off against his old team. Chubb should feast on the bad offensive line of the Broncos and get at least one sack. Play him.
Shaquil Barrett (TB) v PHI
Barrett is off to a start similar to his 2019 season, which still stand as his best marks in tackles, sacks, forced fumbles, and tied for best in interceptions. He had an interception last week, that led to a touchdown, and became a hot waiver-wire addition. He will not be as fortunate to get tackles, sacks, or an interception against the mobile and highly aware Jalen Hurts. Pine him.
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