Week 13 Start Sit IDP 2020

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Pick one for the rest of the year: Shaq Barrett or Demarcus Lawrence

Barrett on the year has a 36 solo, 11 assist, 7 TFL, 6 sack, 1 safety, 3 PD and 2 forced fumble line. He has almost been alternating good weeks and bad weeks lately, but is our LB 28 on the year with 94.50 points, 7.87 a game. Barrett has been seeing an 84% average snap share, and for the rest of the season he faces, from Week 14 on: Minnesota (15th most points to opposing linebackers), Atlanta (26th), Detroit (8th) and Atlanta again.

After a very slow start, Demarcus Lawrence has been coming on hot. In Weeks 1 – 3 he had 5 solos and 3 assists, and 1 PD with no sacks or TFL. Since then he has had Lawrence has 19 solos, 15 assists, 4.5 sacks, 8 TFL, 2 forced fumbles and one recovery. On the year he has a 59% average snap share, and the rest of the year he faces Baltimore (14th), Cincinnati (6th), San Francisco (20th), Philadelphia (1st) and the New York Giants (3rd). He is our #6 DL for the year and averages 7.86 points a game.

Both are scoring similarly as you can see, but with the better match-ups coming up and better play as of late, I would take Demarcus Lawrence of the two for the rest of the year.

Start one: Deion Jones, Tyrell Adams or Jerome Baker

Jerome Baker’s playing time has been reduced,severly at times, for the past several weeks. With how the other two are doing, and the match-up with Cincinnati not great anyway (14th fewest points to opposing linebackers) I am fine calling him and easy sit here.

Deion Jones is having another great fantasy season, with double digit points 7 out of 11 weeks this year, including 5 of the last 6. His match-up with New Orleans is great, as they give up the most points to opposing linebackers. Once Adams started playing more around Week 5 he has been doing great; he’s averaged about 7 solos and 4 assists a game since then, and has had double digit points in 4 of 7 games. His match-up isn’t as good, as the Colts give up the 13th fewest points to opposing linebackers.

I wouldn’t blame you for starting either, but with his production this year and match-up, I would be starting Deion Jones

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 08: Jason Cabinda #45 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Eric Wilson #50 of the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Start one: KJ Wright or Eric Wilson

Wilson has a 95% snap share this season, is tied with teammate Eric Kendricks on the year with 121.00 points as our LB 5 on the year, and faces Jacksonville, who give up the 9th most points to opposing linebackers. Wright is our LB 19 on the year with a 87% snap share, and 102.50 points. Week 13 brings the Giants, who give up the 6th most points to opposing linebackers.

As you can tell, less than 2 points a game separate the two of them, so I don’t think you can really go wrong. I feel that Seattle has a better chance to blow out the Giants, leading the Giants throwing more, and I can see Minnesota versus Jacksonville being a run heavy game, so both are fine choices but I will take Wilson.

Start one: Carlos Dunlap or Cameron Jordan

Cameron faces the Falcons, who give up the 5th most points to opposing defensive ends this year. He is our #9 DL for the year, and averages 7.55 points a game on an 81% snap share average.

After an overall poor start to the year, Dunlap has done much better for fantasy owners since being traded to the Seahawks. Prior to the trade he had 13 solos, 5 assists, 2 TFL and 1 sack in 7 games; this was 3.79 points/game. Since being on the Seahawks, in 4 games he has 5 solos, 5 assists, 5 TFL and 3.5 sacks on a 46.5% snap share; his scoring during those games comes to 8.5 points/game. Week 13 brings the Giants, who give up the 9th most points to opposing defensive ends.

This is another close one, but I am starting Jordan. Both have had inconsistencies this year, but Dunlap’s production is from two huge games and two duds since being with Seattle. Jordan gives you a better floor which I like, but if you feel you need a “boom” type game here, go with Dunlap.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 2: Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after intercepting a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 31-20. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Sit one: Javon Kinlaw, Jarran Reed or Leonard Williams

Leonard Williams is our DL 15 on the year and is a must start in this group, as he faces Seattle who are giving up oodles of pressure this year, and the 6th most points to opposing defensive ends.

Kinlaw (59% snap share this year) has two games this year over 4 points, those being his last two games (Weeks 10 and 12, as Week 11 was a bye). Both of those games come on big plays (1.5 sacks in one, and a pick six in the other). He faces Buffalo this week, which has been giving up a lot of pressure, and for the year is giving up the 12th most points to opposing defensive tackles. Reed faces the Giants, who give up the 11th most points to opposing defensive tackles. Although he has a 77% snap share, he has been very hit and miss, with 3 games above 6 points, and the rest under 4.

Both Reed and Kinlaw have not been great options this year, and have good match-ups this week, but I like Reed better of these two this week as even in their low weeks he has provided a better floor of the two. I like Kinlaw a lot long term, but even his big games this week are not from any sort of consistent play.

Start one: Fred Warner or Isaiah Simmons

Warner is tied for our LB26 right now, with 8.63 points a game, but faces Buffalo, who give up the fewest points to opposing linebackers. Simmons is our LB 75 for the year but did not seen any sort of consistent playing time until Week 9. From Week 9 on he has a 49% snap share and 9.63 points/game; before that he was at 16.5% and 2.5 points/game. Simmons faces the Rams, who give up the 17th fewest points to opposing linebackers.

I am going with Simmons here. He has been playing very well even in a lesser snap share when compared to Warner; he has a better match-up, and when he is facing an opponent who passes a lot, like the Rams, he is rushing the passer and going into coverage more than you may think, so the poor match-up against the Rams isn’t as bad as it seems.

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