Week 14 Start Sit IDP 2020


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*Disclaimer: Start/Sit results are subject to change do to injury reports and other factors leading up to game time. Any rankings and scoring discussed is based off the RotoHeat IDP Scoring we have discussed.

Sit one: Eric Rowe, Eddie Jackson or Rayshawn Jenkins?

*Please note: Rowe exited last week with a concussion, so he may not play this week

Jenkins is an easy start of these for me. He plays Atlanta, who give up the 2nd most points to opposing safeties, and has played well most of the year; his last game under 4 solos is Week 4. That, along with a high 90s floor for playing time, is something I’ll take whenever I can get it.

Jackson has been all over the place in terms of fantasy production this year; much of that I blame on the ineptitude of the Bears offense. He doesn’t have a great match-up in Houston, as they give up the 14th fewest points to opposing safeties. Rowe has a bad match-up in terms of what the Chiefs give up to opposing safeties (the fewest points this year), but it sounds like Rowe is going to be used on Kelce a lot. This is speculation of course, and Rowe has not done much in fantasy the past two weeks (6 solos and 1 assist combined).

When you look at their numbers, Jackson and Rowe have basically the same stats this year outside of Jackson forcing two more fumbles. So it comes down to what you need and how you feel about their match-ups. I would sit Jackson if it were me, and go with against the Chiefs despite what the season averages tell us.

Start one: Chuck Clark or Antoine Winfield Jr?

Clark is our DB 14 this year, averaging 7.95 points/game. He faces the Browns who give up the 2nd fewest points to opposing safeties, and he had 4 solos, 2 assists and a forced fumble. Winfield faces Minnesota, who give up the 15th most points to opposing safeties, is averaging 6.46 points/game. Winfield started the year off hot and did proceed to cool down a bit from there, but has had 10 solos and 7 assists combined the past two weeks.

The weather in the Cleveland game isn’t projected to be as bad as it has in prior games this year, it is looking like a high in the 40s and cloudy. Clark hasn’t been rushing the passer for awhile, nor is he in the box as much since Yannick joined, which limits his upside. Both are getting about the same playing time (100% or darn close), and with their scoring not that far off on average, I am going with the better match-up here in Winfield.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 27: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings gets hit by Jeffery Simmons #98 of the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tennessee Titans defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-30.(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Start one: Stephon Tuitt or Grady Jarrett?

Tuitt is averaging 7.8 points/game, and is our DL 11 despite missing a game. He faces Buffalo, who has been giving up pressures lately, and the 13th most points to opposing defensive ends. Jarrett is out DL 30, and the Chargers give up the 2nd most points to opposing defensive tackles. Jarrett has not done much since the start of the year however; Jarrett had 6.50 or more points each Week 1- 4, but has only gotten there again once since then.

Jarrett has the better matchup, and if this league has any DT premium, I’d consider him depending on what that is. Without that info though, I will stick with the player who has shown better across the season, and go with Tuitt.

Sit one: Clelin Ferrell, Jeffery Simmons or Leonard Williams?

Leonard Williams is our DL 6 on the year and Arizona gives up the 14th most points to opposing defensive ends. With Kyler Murray clearly not 100%, he’s an easy start here.

If you get a DT premium and Simmons is listed as one in your league (like Yahoo!, although FleaFlicker has him as a defensive end) he is an easy start too, but we will assume no premium as it wasn’t stated. Jacksonville gives up the 12th fewest points to opposing defensive tackles. Simmons is giving up 6.27 points/game and is our DL 28 on the year, with about an 81% snap share.

Ferrell had a great week last week (with his highest snap share of the season) after not playing the two weeks prior, but the two sacks he had were his first of the year, and his 7 combined tackles were a high as well. Even with last week, he is only averaging 4.6 points a game, and the Colts are a bad match-up, allowing the 4th fewest points to opposing defensive ends. I am sitting Ferrell this week of these three, but I do hope last week is a sign that he’s coming into his own finally.

CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 05: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the New Orleans Saints tackles Jordan Shipley #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Saints won 34-30. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sit one: Terrell Edmunds, Malcolm Jenkins or Karl Joseph?

Karl saw 100% of the defensive snaps in Week 1 when Cleveland played Baltimore, and had 4 solos and 2 assists. He lost his starting job to Ronnie Harrison later in the year, only to get it back when Harrison got hurt. His playing time is still inconsistent, with 26%, 98% and 58% the past three weeks, but with a very banged up Browns secondary I would expect he plays a good amount this week. Unfortunately Baltimore gives up the 8th fewest points to opposing safeties.

Edmunds has a 90% snap share, has played every week and with Vince Williams and Robert Spillane out this week I expect him to play closer to the line against Buffalo, who give up the 13th most points to opposing safeties. Edmunds averages 5.88 points/game with our scoring.

Jenkins has a snap share in the high 90s for the year, averages 7.54 points a game and faces Philadelphia, who give up the 17th most points to opposing safeties.

Given all of that, I am sitting Karl. He has the worst matchup of the three and has not performed well for fantasy owners this year when he has played.

Start one: Mario Addison or K’Lavon Chaisson?

Addison did not practice today (12/11/2020) so I would have another option in mind if he cannot go. He has been in the mid 60s for playing time the past three weeks, but only has 1 PD and 1 assist during that time. Chaisson’s playing time has been all over the place this year, and isn’t much better over the past three weeks with 3 solos, 1 assist, and 1 TFL in that time. Chaisson plays the Titans, who give up the 13th fewest points to opposing linebackers, and Buffalo plays Pittsburgh, who give up the 12th fewest points to opposing defensive ends.

I don’t like either option to be honest, but if Addison plays, he is my pick. He has been the more consistent of the two this year, and Chaisson has not done enough for me to warrant starting him in pretty much any league.

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