IDP waiver-wire options for Week 4

Ross Miles has some ideas on the best pickups for IDP leagues heading into Week 4.

| 2 months ago
(Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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IDP waiver-wire options for Week 4


Three weeks in and we’re moving firmly toward a point where the data we’re collecting on player participation and production is forming trends rather than anomalies or points of interest. This week’s IDP waiver wire revisits a couple of favorites of mine, two of whom now reside in Buffalo, land of the friendly home stat crew…

Defensive linemen

Danielle Hunter, DE, Minnesota Vikings

Hunter is hardly flying under the radar so if you’re in a league where he is still available, he’ll cost more of your FAAB than your average defensive lineman this week. The second-year former LSU Tiger has recorded a sack in each of the first three weeks and has added further splash plays, including a Week 1 fumble recovery touchdown and a safety in Week 3, meaning he’s racked up double-digit points in each game so far this season. What makes Hunter even more appealing is that his playing time is trending up; his playing time over the first two games was just 46 percent, but he was on the field for 55-of-79 snaps (69.6 percent) in Week 3. Although it seems like a minor point compared to his dynamic playmaking, the 13 total tackles Hunter has accrued suggest he has a decent fantasy floor, and should be moved up our rankings into the DL2/3 fringe.

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Ross Miles is a lead fantasy writer on PFF Fantasy. He contributes IDP content to the site. He was the 2011 winner of the FantasyPros IDP Expert Rankings contest for both weekly in-season rankings and also for pre-season rankings and finished second in IDP rankings in 2012 and 2015. Ross is also a member of the FSWA.

  • enai D

    Part of the reason (if not the main/sole reason) Danielle Hunter got more snaps this week is that Everson Griffen was dealing with vomiting/sickness and was having to come out of the game. I wouldn’t really take that as representative of Hunter’s playing time moving forward, which will be closer to his week 1 and 2 counts than week 3 (provided Robison and Griffen stay healthy of course). Not that that means he’s not still perfect viable in fantasy (he had no trouble producing the first two weeks) but claiming his “playing time is trending upwards”, given the actual circumstances, is sort of misleading.

  • Maria

    With Vontaze Burfict being available, would you add him before any of the other LB waiver adds you have suggested?