IDP Start/Sit: Week 7
Jake Kohlhagen, lead IDP contributor for Reality Sports Online, shares his IDP starts and sits for Week 7.
We’re excited to bring you a new weekly feature from our friends at Reality Sports Online, the preferred dynasty fantasy football platform of The IDP Show. The uber-talented Jake Kohlhagen will be writing up 1 start and 1 sit at DL, LB, and DB each week for us.
Without further ado, let’s jump into Jake’s picks for Week 7!
Week 7 is upon us and our seasons are shaping up one of three ways:
Trying to find a few more wins
Starting to think about next year (hopefully, this doesn’t apply to any of you!)
Regardless of how you're doing, I hope you keep coming back and paying attention to the players highlighted here and the process that goes into selecting them. This kind of effort will help you better prepare for next season at a minimum, and ideally, help move you closer to a title in 2022. For those checking out this article for the first time, I always start with a recap of the previous week. Week 6 was rough for me, but I’m optimistic we can right the ship for Week 7. So, let’s get to it!
Starts from Week 6
Start: Odafe Oweh (2 solos) 👎
Sit: Von Miller (2 sacks! 4 solos, TFLs, 2 QB hits) 👎
Miller played his highest snap total this year! Maybe he’ll be a high-end play going forward, or perhaps Buffalo is saving him for bigger passing matchups? We’ll keep an eye on it.
Start: Alex Singleton (19 solos, 2 assists, 2 TFLs, 1 QB hit, PD) 👍
Sit: Zaven Collins (2 sacks, 5 solos, 4 assists, 2 TFLs, 2 QB Hits, 1 PD) 👎
Start: Chuck Clark (6 solos, FR) 👍
Sit: Jalen Ramsey (3 solos, 2 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 QB hit) 👎
His day was “saved” with the sack, but the process seemed sound for this one.
Starts for Week 7
START: Dorance Armstrong, Dallas Cowboys, DL40
Snaps are solid, but not perfect: 214 total snaps. 600+ snap pace.
Very effective with limited snaps: 12.8% pressure rate.
68 PFF pass-rush grade on the season. Converted 17 pressures into 5 sacks.
Limited tackle floor so we’re playing for upside (does have a blocked punt too).
Very positive matchups not just this week against Detroit, but next week in Chicago, as well.
SIT: Emmanuel Ogbah, Miami Dolphins, DL23
Solid snaps: 259 total. 700+ snap pace.
Limited production creating pressure: 6.9% pressure rate this year.
Converted only 1 pressure into a sack, so the big play upside is not there. Also has a limited tackle floor.
The Pittsburgh matchup is slightly negative for Miami overall.
START: Nicholas Morrow, Chicago Bears, LB34
Perfect utilization: 100% snaps on the season, 397 total, 1,100+ pace.
Targeted 3+ times each game, a solid baseline for tackle opportunities.
Patriots have the 6th most rushing attempts this year, which is also great for tackle opportunities.
The Bears allow 63 plays per game to opposing offenses, a step up from the Patriots’ average of 59, so Morrow should see increased opportunities.
SIT: Cody Barton, Seattle Seahawks, LB23
Snap count has dropped over the last three weeks: 62%, 77%, 39%
His defensive PFF grades have gone up in the reduced role, so he looks more effective for an NFL defense on reduced utilization.
Already has limited upside with only 15 pass-rush snaps.
The Chargers should be a high snap count game for Seattle, but the limited utilization is not safe at all without an injury.
START: DeShon Elliott, Detroit Lions, DB28
Detroit’s defense is playing the 6th most snaps this year on a per-game basis.
Playing near the perfect snap count: 100% for most games this year.
With injuries in the Detroit secondary, the last 2 weeks have seen Elliott’s snap alignment shift to a near 50% split into the box.
10 solo tackles in each of those last 2 weeks.
Dallas has Dak back, so there should present plenty of defensive opportunities this week.
SIT: Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos, DB25
Coming off injury, he had a nice tackle game (6 total) with a PD.
Produced solid tackles but with a 93 snap game, 6.4% tackle efficiency is low for a DB.
18 and 21 passing attempts for the Jets in the last two games. They’re efficient running the ball. The matchup figures to be neutral for most of the game.
Looked solid off his injury and his 100% snap rate is ideal, but still have concerns about his alignment (60% deep safety).
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