Vincent Rey set to keep on scoring in Week 6

In the latest edition of IDP Start/Sit, Ross Miles takes a look at all the major defensive matchups.

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In the latest edition of IDP Start/Sit, Ross Miles takes a look at all the major defensive matchups.

Vincent Rey set to keep on scoring in Week 6


Defensive Linemen

There are still multiple offensive tackles who haven’t allowed a sack after five weeks, so let’s run through the most notable, and look at their matchups.

Tyron Smith has matured into one of the league’s elite pass-blocking left tackles, but with the Cowboys on a bye this week, one pass-rusher has dodged a bullet at least. We’ll be keeping an eye on Smith in coming weeks as he’s already blanked Chandler Jones, Fletcher Cox and Vic Beasley.

Another player you don’t want your defensive lineman to match up with is left tackle Trent Williams, who hasn’t given up a sack either, despite matchups with Robert Quinn, Fletcher Cox, Olivier Vernon and Vic Beasley. The Redskins face the Jets this week, which also spells the return of Sheldon Richardson, but it’s Muhammed Wilkerson who tends to see the majority of snaps at right end. That is to say, unlike some schemes, the Jets like to move around their defensive linemen, so Wilkerson and Richardson both get a slight downgrade. Leonard Williams gets a bigger downgrade as he’s expected to see a reduction in snaps. Even if both players see around only 40 percent of their snaps against Trent Williams, it’s enough to knock them both out of DL1 status this week.

Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth hasn’t allowed a regular season sack since the 2013 season. That does not bode well for Jerry Hughes this week, who has rushed from the right side of the line on 81.9 percent of his snaps as a 4-3 end this year. Hughes only has one sack so far this season, and I don’t like his chances to add to that total this week, so he’s only a DL3 this week for me.

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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.

  • Roy

    excellent Ross!

  • EL dorado

    Is Luke kuechly on a pitch count in his return?
    Start over telvin smith?