Welcome to the Week 4 Start Sit IDP 2020 from RotoHeat!
RotoHeat community members asked us some IDP questions for Week 4 Start Sit IDP 2020, and the RotoHeat IDP team voted to see whom they would rather sit and start in the matchup. Members then vote and answered on how they felt about the players moving forward. Here are the results of those questions.
*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.
Start two: Micah Kiser (concerns about lower playing time due to missed tackles), Lavonte David and Eric Kendricks
Micah Kiser makes his weekly appearance in our article! For us, Lavonte David (currently the LB3) is a weekly plug and play. Add in that they are going against the run heavy Chargers, he is a lock in play. Kiser is scoring 2-3 games a less a week so far compared to Kenricks. Both have good matchups: the Rams are going against the Giants, who give up the second most fantasy points to linebackers, and the Vikings face Houston, who give up the 9th most fantasy points to linebackers. Our choice this week, although it is close, is Kiser. He is the one, non-edge linebacker for the Rams, and the one putting up consistent points. Kendricks has been sharing work with Eric Wilson, who is having a nice year with all the injuries to the other Vikings linebackers. Both will likely have good games, and either one is a fine start.
Regarding Kiser’s playing time, he has played 100% of snaps all three weeks so far. We do not see this going down any time soon, unless he’s injured, as they really don’t have anyone else better to put in there.
2020 Pick one: Kerry Hyder or Derrick Brown
This one is a bit interesting, with a rookie and a veteran thrust into an unexpected starting spot. We are going with Hyder here. He is getting more playing time, and has a better match-up (49ers vs. Eagles, compared to Carolina vs. Arizona). With the newly signed and brought up Ziggy Ansah and Dion Jordan potentially eating into defensive end snaps more, it will be interesting to see how it plays out, but with how the Eagles offensive line has been, we think you have to start Hyder here.
Start two: Maxx Crosby, DeMarcus Lawrence, Montez Sweat and Kerry Hyder
Crosby has started slow this year (first two games he had 2 solos, 2 assists and 1 PD) and has a tough match-up with Buffalo. Lawrence has been even worse, with only 5 solos, 3 assists and 1 PD in three games. Lawrence also has a tough match-up in Cleveland, who has given up the 10th fewest points to defensive ends so far this year. Hyder has been playing well and has a great match-up as discussed in the previous question. Sweat is likely looking at more playing time with Ioannidis and Chase Young out this week, and with how much Baltimore runs, they give up a nice number of points per game to opposing defensive ends. We are going with Hyder and Sweat.
Pick two: Trey Hendrickson, William Gholston and Yannick Ngakoue
Gholston and Ngakoue are our picks here. Hendrickson has had two good games, and one dud (last week against Green Bay), and Detroit is in the five lowest teams in terms of allowing points to defensive ends so far this year. Yannick has more big play potential, and a better match-up versus Houston. Gholston is playing slightly less than Hendrickson, but has a better match-up versus the Chargers, and a better supporting pash rushing cast around him that gets attention, and thus less for Gholston. Neither Hendrickson or Gholston are great players, but if you have to pick one, go with Gholston.
Pick two: Keanu Neal, Von Bell or Adrian Amos
We are going with Neal and Bell. Amos has been nearly non-existent this year for fantasy, despite playing well over 90% of the defensive snaps this year. He does have a good match-up, even in other games this year with nice matchups, he has not done much (7 solos and 3 assists on the year). Neal has the best season going of any of these (for fantasy purposes so far) and with a potential shootout, you can’t sit him. Although Bell hasn’t done as much as we thought he would this year (10 solos and 14 assists), especially with Shawn Williams out and the high scoring games Cincinnati has been in; that said, he has a nice matchup against Jacksonville, and is probably a weekly plug in starter if Amos is your other option.
Pick two: Tracy Walker, Von Bell or Landon Collins
Tracy Walker is the only consistent player in the Lions secondary (for fantasy purposes). With the mess that their linebackers are, even if Brees is throwing less, Walker will have his chances for another big tackle game (8 and 10 solos in weeks 1 and 3 thus far). As discussed above, Bell has not done anything amazing this year. Collins has scored more and offers more big play potential, and likely opportunities in a game against a mad Ravens team. Collins and Walker are the picks here.
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