Just noticed this forum. Thanks to the guys & gals here who are posting.
I'm in a 16-team dynasty that went IDP this year. We play 2DL, 2LB, and 2DB. My DL suck so far, but I have some hope for the two I've kept: Carlos Dansby and James Hall. But I need more help on DL no matter how I slice it.
IDP Scoring is
Fumbles Recovered: 2
Fumbles Forced: 4
Passes Defensed: 2
Blocked FGS: 2
Blocked PUNT: 2
Blocked XPS: 2
Several guys on the WW had solid to great games, but I don't know if they can be trusted. Would you pick up any of:
Kroy Biermann (ATL)
Ray McDonald (SF)
Chris Nield (WAS)
Henry Melton (CHI)
Michael Johnson (CIN)
I'd probably have to drop an LB to pick one up. There, I have: Brian Urlacher, Sean Lee, Pat Angerer, Takeo Spikes, Geno Hayes, and Derrick Johnson. Although, I might be better off dropping Andre Roberts (WR-ARI). I have lots of WR depth and can only play 3 WR, anyway.
Hiya Mike - glad you found us!!!
Not sure youve got Karlos Dansby as a DL there though buddy - could you double check for that for me?
Firstly 2pts for a sack is ridiculously low, thats the bad news. On the plus side it means 3-4 DEs as well as 4-3 DEs will be equally as valuable to you (4-3 defensive ends generally rack up more sacks).
Of the list you made i really like Melton, the CHI brass all the way down to the grass roots of the franchise have been talking him up and hes a big reason why Tommie Harris is now a Colt (bet he regrets that now, he'll never be so busy as he will now!)
Not a huge fan of Chris Neild - not talent wise of which i dont mind him one way or another TBH - but because hell be rotational. A rotational DL might get better quality of possession, but i prefer the every down guy as
happens ALL the time in the NFL and if you aint on the field you miss alot of it!
Bierman was a nice sleeper pick this year ... until the Falcons signed Ray Edwards from the Vikes. So again you could be looking at rotational time, but he has upside for sure and football outsiders credits him with a very impressive number of the unrecorded QB hurries stat. If you grade well there then youre only inches away from a sack. But dont get trapped into the pick-6. Its VERY rare for a DE to take it to the house and aside from that score he was only 2 solos and an assist.
Ray McDonald? Its that old adage about opportunity > ability in IDP here. V.Average defender, just in the right place at the right time. Decent add for that reason alone.
Was a big fan of Michael Johnson (now that Zimmer has stopped messing about with him at SLB!) but he didnt inspire me much this weekend. Was left a little disappointed with what i saw. Think he left alot on the field against CLE
Id probably go Melton > McDonald > Biermann >> Johnson >>>>> Nield
FWIW you might want to keep an eye on the NEP game. Im hoping for a nice game from Mark Anderson (the sexier pick is Andre Carter or Mike Wright, but im hoping we get the Anderson of old
as he was beastly!), but others to watch tonight are the DEN DL which has undergone yet ANOTHER big change so someone might emerge & Lamarr Hosuton for OAK.