FortyofForty wrote:Thanks, jamcutpost. I took over an existing dynasty team, and am giving it a go.
Are there any of the bunch that stand out as "plug & play" guys? I'm thinking maybe there are two that you would start week in and week out, unless on bye or injured? Right now I'm plugging in Peppers and R. Jones. I have Smith as my flex because my LB options are sorry. Thanks for your detailed analysis. I have much to learn about IDP, and haven't played in that deep end of the pool in many years.
BTW, it's 1 point assisted tackle, 2 points solo, 7 points interception, 5 sack, and 4 forced fumble. Don't know if that's relatively standard, though. In that scoring system, are the Free Safeties better or the Strong Safeties?
Any chance of a link to the league? Id like a look at the waiver if poss, theres been a lot of churn at the safety position this offseason and there might be a cpl gems hidden in there ...
And dont worry, ive taken over some real basket cases when it comes to inherited/ orphan dyna teams. Its usually not pretty righ?
Scoring wise, your commissioner has definitely made IDP worthwhile.
To help you get some context ref: Free vs Strong or Corners using that scoring (7pts for an INT), a good number of INTs for a DB on a season is 4-5 or more.
Usually the more of a ballhawk the player is, the less likely a QB/OC is going to want to look that way. So using INTs alone thats 35+FPts per season.
Or about 16 solo tkls - which is doable across 3-4 games by most tier 1 strong safeties (scheme allowing. 2 if you were Landon Collins)
FS are a bit like "Edge" players (Harrison, Hali etc) & deep threat WRs (Snead, Torrey etc) in that when they score they could score big, but they also run the risk of leaving a crater on your box score too - if the game narrative runs a certain way.
If you can nail how the game is going to go, and know the other team will be forced to throw deep/ into coverage as they abandon the run and play catchup football? Streaming frees can be viable, if a little risky (as you still need the splash play to happen, all we've done so far is identify the opportunity of it happening increasing)
Conversely, if you think the game will be closer, more a one score affair, then you will nearly always want the traditional/ classic "in-the-box" strong safety who plays much closer to the action on many more plays (as many of last years INT leaders were "strongs", they also get opps thanks to shorter passes in the slot and down the seams).
Cliff notes: 9 times out of 10, youd probably prefer to just plug in the SS and forget about it. FS's are totally worth it, but they require a bit more finesse.
Id agree with you, Jones is a lock - until further notice. Peppers? Id start him week 1 and see how it looks and how they use him
Id be looking at matchups for Dix & Smith - if they play any teams with suspect QB play, run-game or defenses (so theyll need to throw more than the avg team) then id consider plugging them in for Peppers, depending.
Jones, Williams & Hooker are good, young prospects to sit on/ stash & see how they go.
As we're in dynasty mode? Dont be overly afraid about sacrificing any of them if you need to. This year was as good a year for safeties as weve had in a long time, but like most things you wait a long time for, theres another one coming along right behind it: Derwin James, Jordan Whitehead, Armani Watts, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Harrison, Quin Blanding, Minkah Fitzpatrick, the guy at Utah whose name eludes me atm (EDIT: Chase Hansen!) etc etc to name but a few.
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