Ryan Shazier set to star in Week 3

Ross Miles looks at his starts and sits in Week 3 for IDP leagues.

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Ryan Shazier

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Ryan Shazier set to star in Week 3

With just two weeks of NFL action in the books it is still a little early to make a trends-based analysis of which matchups are the most beneficial from a fantasy perspective. As a result we will continue to lean on more favorable home stat-crews, using the data Jeff Ratcliffe has collected over the last three seasons, and also the latest injury news, to guide our IDP start/sits in Week 3.

As we collect more data on teams we’ll have a much clearer view of which offensive lines are giving up the most sacks, and which teams are leaning on a deeper passing game, which will help us find value plays in the latter two-thirds of the season.

In the meantime, the top-five most IDP friendly stat crews, and their opponents this week are as follows:

Rk Team Opp taPOP
1 NYJ v PHI 1.41
2 NYG v WAS 1.39
3 BUF @ MIA 1.38
4 WAS @ NYG 1.33
5 HST v TB 1.28

*taPOP is tackles awarded per opportunity

This week three of the top crews are in action, including both New York teams as the Giants play tonight (Thursday).


This inter-conference clash will have numerous fantasy-relevant IDP plays this week thanks to injuries to both of Philadelphia’s starting middle linebackers, as well as the top-rated stats crew when it comes to awarding tackles.

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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.


    Shazier is missing practice this week. Why no mention ?