I've been following you over at the IDP guru for the last couple of years and find you insight very helpful on a week to week basis. Your weekly ranking, Every down Linebackers and especially your Tuesday IDP waiver wire pickups are particularly helpful. Thanks for all the choice advice over the years!!
My question for you is this, I have Lavonte David on the bye this week and only have De'Vontre Campbell on my bench to fill in for him and as he is not an every down LB only averaging just over 4.3 tkls last year. I also have T.J. Watt starting which I'm also not sure about. There is a few decent options on the waiver wire that I'm considering and really could use your advise.
Available Free Agents: 1) Todd Davis ( Like his upside, Everydown player, Avg. 5.6 total TKLS as starter last year, TJ Ward gone)
2) Corey James ( Great play as starter last year Avg 6.8 TKLS over 5 games, but burned by Raider LBs before)
3) Korey Toomer ( Really like him as well, Whoping 7.6 TKLS as starter 2016, not sure if starting)
4) Marquel Lee ( Rookie on a short leash and not everydown LB, but starting MLB)
5) David Harris ( Wiley Vet, but I agree with you in not trusting NE LBs)
I really like the first 3 and am considering dropping Campbell and possibly Watt for 2 of these guys. What do you think , Brother?
Defensive Player Scoring system is very tackle heavy and is as follows:
Solo Tackle : 3 pts
Assist Tackle: 1 pt
Def TD: 6
Pass Def: 2
Blk Kick: 2
Tkl for Loss: 1
Defence Roster is: D/D/DB/DB/DL/LB/LB
With the league scoring system you can see that LBs and lots of tackles are key to success and winning.
Thanks again Gary for all your advice and wisdom!!