Fantasy draft mistakes you're about to make in your IDP league
There are few days in a fantasy football season that are as important as your draft, and when playing in IDP leagues it is no different. We’ve been covering our top tips on how to avoid major mistakes on draft day for different league types this week, and now it’s time to get under the skin of some IDP draft strategy.
Don’t overlook your scoring system
Above all else the most important aspect of IDP draft strategy, and in fact all draft strategy, is having a good grasp of your league’s scoring system and what it means for player values. If you’re one of us more hardcore players who dabble in the realm of IDP, you’ll be aware of how PPR or non-PPR scoring has a major impact on possession receivers and pass-catching backs. What you also need to be aware of is the tackle to interception and sack scoring ratios for defensive player scoring settings.
An IDP scoring system is deemed to be “tackle-heavy” if the value of these big plays to tackles are 3 to 1 or less, and “big-play”-heavy if 5 to 1 or more (4 to 1 being “balanced”). In a tackle-heavy scoring system the in-the-box-safeties see spikes in their values as do Tampa-2 coverage corners asked to support the run. This also holds true for 3-4 defensive ends and three-down middle linebackers who tend to accrue more tackles than their positional counterparts.