Walking the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 8
As we recover from a crazy week in the NFL, we turn our attention to the IDPs on waivers who can help our lineups.
What a crazy week we all just witnessed. Between veteran QBs looking very shaky and a slew of injuries on both sides of the ball, Week 7 was tough to navigate. Add in that we’re still at the start of bye weeks and it becomes even more challenging to maximize your starting lineups each week. But fear not; we are here to help! This week will be an exciting one, as the NFL trade deadline is next week on Tuesday. Teams may be trading away or trading for players, which will have a huge impact on snap counts and alignment. Be sure to stay tuned to The IDP Show for all the latest news and how it may impact your roster. With that said, let’s take a look at the adds this week.
Previous Weeks: Gregory Rousseau, Alex Highsmith, Dominique Robinson, Rasheem Green, Dre’mont Jones, Justin Jones, Deatrich Wise Jr, BJ Hill, Shy Tuttle, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Zach Allen, Jihad Ward, Dexter Lawrence, Dorance Armstrong, Derek Brown, Sebastian Joseph-Day, Jarran Reed, Grover Stewart
Denico Autry, Tennessee Titans
Denico Autry has been stringing together some very consistent weeks and now has 5 sacks in the last 5 games. Autry has been seeing a ton of snaps over the last 3 weeks, playing at or above 70% in all of those games. With fellow defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons commanding double and triple teams, look for Autry to continue to make opposing teams pay for their decision. Tennessee gets Houston next week, and I fully expect Autry to continue his sack streak against them.
Darrell Taylor, Seattle Seahawks
The surprise of the season in Seattle is not just the play of Geno Smith on the offensive side of the ball, but also the surprising number of big plays their defense is making. No, they’re not the Legion of Boom, but this Seahawks defense is getting to the QB and either getting the sack or forcing a league-leading 12 fumbles.
Darrell Taylor is one of the main reasons for this.
The second-year player has seen an increase in snaps all season and is playing about half of all the defensive snaps as of late, which is good but not great for a defensive lineman. What is great for the Seahawks and Taylor is he is currently on a 2-game streak of having a sack and a forced fumble with the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the next three weeks. Those are some very shaky offensive lines, which means Taylor should continue to do well.