IDP Breakdown – Week 14 Edition

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down all 16 Week 14 games with insights and analysis for IDP leagues.

| 3 years ago
J.J. Wilcox, Anthony Hitchens, George Selvie

IDP Breakdown – Week 14 Edition

J.J. Wilcox, Anthony Hitchens, George SelvieDallas @ Chicago

Home stat crew: Low volume tackles; Neutral assist-to-solo ratio

Projected tackles: Dallas – 46.10 solo, 9.34 assist; Chicago – 47.16 solo, 9.55 assist

The Cowboys used Anthony Hitchens as their lone every-down linebacker against the Eagles on Thanksgiving. Hitchens posted an impressive 12 total tackles (10 solo), giving him 38 tackles over the last four games. Those in a pinch at linebacker may want to take a long look at Hitchens. Rolando McClain isn’t playing every-down, so you’re going to want to avoid him this week. … Barry Church has been hot over the last two weeks, but approach this production with caution. Church faced the Nos. 1 and 2 matchups for defensive backs in consecutive weeks. The Bears are nowhere near as strong of a matchup, so Church is likely to regress.

With Lance Briggs on injured reserve, the Bears went with Jon Bostic as their lone every-down linebacker. D.J. Williams and Shea McClellin played along with Bostic in the base defense and Christian Jones rotated in on passing downs. Bostic produced a solid stat line of 11 total tackles (seven solo) on Thanksgiving. He’s the lone Bears linebacker worth owning and should be considered an upside LB2 for the fantasy playoffs. … Ryan Mundy is coming off a monster performance, but much like Church, is a strong candidate for regression this week. Mundy is still a back-end DB2.

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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.

  • Justin Nichols

    hey it is saturday night and there are no breakdowns. What gives? I mean there are more important things than Fantasy, but this is something that I pay for.

    • giveususfree

      In the first week of the playoff’s no less.

      • Justin Nichols

        He said that he will have them up by the AM. Working hard even on the weekend. Gotta give credit for that.

    • Guest

      He said that he will have them up by the AM. Working hard even on the weekend.