IDP Waiver Wire – Week 9

Ross Miles casts his eye over the waiver wire in IDP leagues heading into Week 9.

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IDP Waiver Wire – Week 9

avery williamson titansAfter weeks of telling people not to drop Robert Quinn, and to have patience in shallower IDP leagues, the Rams talented pass-rusher finally puts together a decent game and ends Week 8 as the No.1 scoring fantasy defensive-end. However, the top-end of the defensive end market was rocked by the news that Chandler Jones’ absence is now likely to be six weeks, and perhaps a season ending injury, while column regular, Lamarr Houston finally recorded a sack, and then injured himself celebrating it, and now finds himself on IR. Ouch. Anway, on with this week’s recommended pickups.

Defensive Lineman

We’re entering the second half of the season now and it’s been a somewhat strange year for defensive lineman production, and now as the dust begins to settle, it’s harder to find starting players on the waiver wire. We’ll start with a more obvious one, who may or not be owned in your league in Olivier Vernon.

Vernon is a guy who we liked pre-season and had ranked as an upside DL2, and he’s done little to change our opinion, but perhaps hasn’t done enough to please the more needy fantasy owners out there. He has just 3.5 sacks on the season, which will be frustrating for some, but it’s worth noting he has a further seven hits and 11 hurries, as well as six tackles for loss. It’s these hidden stats which are making Vernon a very solid fantasy play and why he currently grades out as our No.7 4-3 defensive end with a +6.9.To read the entire article, please login or sign up for a PFF Membership

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Ross Miles is a Lead Writer for Pro Football Focus Fantasy. Follow him on Twitter – @RossMilesNFL

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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.

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