IDP Lineup Decisions – Week 2

Nate Hodges takes a look at who to start and who to sit on the defensive side of the ball in Week 2.

| 3 years ago
NFL: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

IDP Lineup Decisions – Week 2

NFL: Buffalo Bills at New York JetsIn this weekly column I’ll highlight some top IDP options that aren’t always “must-start” players. I’ll also hit on some of the players most likely to disappoint in week 2.

Here’s complete season and weekly projections that can be customized to your league’s scoring for all those tough start/sit calls. For specific questions you can always ask me via twitter @NateNFL.

Defensive Line


Sheldon Richardson DL2 vs GB

Richardson had an outstanding rookie season but didn’t record a tackle last week. I’d still roll with him if needed as a low end DL2 this week against the Packers. Green Bay struggled to protect Aaron Rodgers against Seattle and already has injury issues along their offensive front. Even if the Pack try to ground it out Richardson is productive in the run game and the Jets defense as a whole excels in that area. Eventually Rodgers will have to drop back under pressure and the Jets ends should benefit.

Ezekiel Ansah DL2 vs CAR

Ziggy showed no ill effects in week 1 of the injury that kept him limited throughout the preseason. He’ll be facing a Panthers offensive line that replaced 80% of its starters from a year ago. Add in the fact that Cam Newton won’t be as likely to scramble with his sore ribs and the Lions front could be in for a big day.

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  • SteveS

    What’s your feel for Kevin Minter? It seemed every time the Chargers went three wide or four wide he came out of the game, but the times the Cardinals were in the base packages he played most snaps and made some plays. Considering he’ll have six games against the 49ers, Rams, and Seahawks where, presumably, the Cardinals will be in a lot of base package, which gives him some spot start appeal in my mind.