IDP Breakdown – Week 11 Edition

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down all 14 Week 11 games with insights and analysis for IDP leagues.

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Olivier Vernon

IDP Breakdown – Week 11 Edition

dareusBuffalo @ Miami

Home stats crew: Low volume tackles; Solo-heavy

For once the first time this season, I can actually say that nothing has changed with the Bills linebackers. Preston Brown remained the every-down option with Nigel Bradham seeing a majority of the subpackage snaps. Brown has emerged as the priority fantasy option. Consider him an LB2 going forward, while Bradham makes for a high-ceiling LB3. … Buffalo’s stout defensive line created fits for the Chiefs, with Marcel Dareus (3), Jerry Hughes (2), and Mario Williams (1) each notching sacks. You have to like any and all pieces of the Buffalo front four with Miami now playing without LT Branden Albert, who was placed on injured reserve with a torn right ACL and MCL. Rookie Ja’Wuan James will now kick over to protect Albert’s blind side.

Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon are quietly among the league’s elite pass rushing duos, and they get a fantastic matchup here. Buffalo is currently the No. 1 fantasy matchup for defensive ends, yielding 17 sacks to the position so far this season. You’re starting both with confidence this week. … Jelani Jenkins had a very strong game for the Dolphins in Week 10, posting seven solo tackles and a sack against the Lions. He remains a borderline LB1. Interestingly, the Dolphins also used Koa Misi in an every-down role. If this sticks, Misi should be given LB3 consideration, but I’m not going as far as starting him in this one.

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

  • aaron

    With aldon smith set to return this week what are your thoughts on him in IDP week 11 and rest of season?