Welcome to my new series, The Dogs of IDP. For the next few weeks, I will offer up some Top Dogs (Studs), Hot Dogs (Overrated), and Under Dogs (Sleepers). You want to keep or acquire Top Dogs. You want to sell high on Hot Dogs. You want to buy low on the Under Dogs.

Top Dog IDP-Jordan Poyer-S-Buffalo Bills

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 15: Jordan Poyer #21 of the Buffalo Bills intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Deon Cain #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on December 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

How good and consistent is Jordan Poyer? He played in every game with 94% of the snaps in 14 of his 15 games. That is critical to being a Top Dog! He had 122 tackles with 90 of them being solo. He had a low of 4 tackles in 2 games but had a turnover in each of those games. His high was 13 tackles in 1 game and had 5 games with double digit tackles. 4 tackles for a loss. He had 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, and 2 sacks. He had 5 passes defensed. At 29, he has a few stud years left. Get Him or Keep Him!

Hot Dog IDP-Maxx Crosby-DE-Las Vegas Raiders

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 22: Defensive end Maxx Crosby #98 of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts after a play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

After a pretty good rookie year, Maxx Crosby took a pretty big step backwards this year. As a rookie, this 4th round pick last year out of Eastern Michigan, had 47 tackles with 10 sacks, 4 passes defensed, and 4 forced fumbles. This year, his 2nd was a downer. 35 tackles and only 17 solo with just 6 sacks. He did have 12 tackles for a loss, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 pass defensed. He played in 75% of snaps or more in all but 3 games this year. He had opportunity and did not deliver for us. He ranked 33rd in DE scoring in my league. He scored double digits in only 6 of 15 games. He had 7 or fewer points in 8 games. Sell him high now!

Under Dog IDP-Foyesade Oluokun-LB-Atlanta Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – OCTOBER 18: Foyesade Oluokun #54 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with the ball after making an interception while being tackled by Chad Beebe #12 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Foyesade Oluokun played 1 less game than fellow Falcons LB-Deion Jones and was just 5 points behind him for the season. From week 4 on, he had 84% of the snaps in every game. In fact, he had 96% of snaps in 10 of those 12 games. What did he do with all those snaps? How about 110 tackles with 74 solo. 4 tackles for a loss, 1 fumble recovery, 4 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 3 sacks, and 4 passes defensed. That adds up to the #13 LB for the year. Very consistent also with only 1 game under 5 tackles and 4 games with double digit tackles. You would have to pay a lot more for Deion Jones, so put Foyesade Oluokun on your Buy Low Radar now! 

Thank you for reading and next week I will continue my mini series on The Dogs of IDP. Have a Blessed Day and until next week…may the Fantasy Gods Smile Down on You! 

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