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Questions for tonight's IDP podcast (1 Viewer)

Jene Bramel

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Sorry for the late notice on this, our faithful IDP Forum listeners. Got cracking on this week's RTD as the muse finally hit me in the right spot and lost track of time.

A few hours before recording remain -- what have you got on your mind this week?

 
What is the value of Terrence McGee now that McKelvin has taken over KR duties. McGee had a couple solid defensive outings week 1 and 2 and then scored 1 point last week. I think I read somewhere after the game that he had a back issue. Should owners be concerned?

 
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whats yeremiah bell look like for the rest of the year? would you rather have bell or richard marshall from here on?

 
hey, whats up ?

as i said in an email a week and a half ago (in a mail/posting in the thred of).. the DriveBlock ... I love ur Podcast . interesting and help alot .

Im from israel and enjoy the time differents .. the 1:00 ET PM games is on 20:00 in the evening.. the 4PM games are on 23:00 in the night.. and for the SNL and the MNF if its good games i stay till the morning or taping it.. but it giving me in the morning for me.. to add good D players from the Waivers when they opened in the middle of the night in the US .. after i look and study all the stat of the players .

ok to the Q and i have few...

i have Mike Peterson (Jac - DL) in my roster... so what ur orediction ahead for him ?

Zac Diles (Hou - DL) - back to average tackles amount or still good DL ?

DE Travis Kirschke started on the right side for injured Brett Keisel, who is out 1-2 months with a calf injury - worth pickup ?

Bradie James (Dal - DL) - just one game (week3) of good production ?

.. i guess every1 would ask and u guys would probably talk about Clint Session (Ind - DL) and Brandon Carr (KC - DB) - they would be good for long time or for 1-2 weeks ahead?

and what it means to Brandon Flowers (KC - DB) value? rival QB wont throw "on" him ?

Tracy Porter (NO - DB) , Kevin Kaesviharn (NO - DB) , Rashean Mathis (Jac - DB), Chris Hope (Ten - DB) - just week3 lucky ?

and last importent Q:

sleeper to pick now: Ryan Clark (Pit - DB) ? ?

and Marcus Trufant (Sea - DB) .. he would be better as he predicted be4 the start of the season ?

have a great show and good week, Amit .

 
Last week I started Adrian Wilson and Rodney Harrison over Antoine Winfield.....which proved to be a mistake. Wilson hasn't exactly been bad so far, but are we ever going to see the Adrian Wilson of old again? Is it just a matter of less opportunity with the potent Arizona offense or has he been used differently?

 
I would like to know your thoughts on DL Dewayne White. Seems to be a hit or miss guy but the hit's aren't that great.

Other guys I would be curious about are Sabby Piscitelli (What kind of upside does he have), LB Leon Williams (is he worth holding onto in deeper leagues), Vonnie Holliday (still valuable where DT's are used).

Who has the most value in typical IDP Dynasty leagues out of these Waiver Wire players?

LB Bryan Kehl NYG

LB Boss Bailey DEN

LB Cato June TB

LB H.B. Blades WAS

LB Alex Hall CLE

LB Geno Hayes TB

LB Anthony Spencer DAL

Sorry for the mix of questions but figured you might find one topic to cover out of these. :goodposting:

 
Buffaloes said:
What is the value of Terrence McGee now that McKelvin has taken over KR duties. McGee had a couple solid defensive outings week 1 and 2 and then scored 1 point last week. I think I read somewhere after the game that he had a back issue. Should owners be concerned?
+1. Love to see you give some time to the other Returnguys™ who also put up IDP stats (in other words, some thoughts on what kerpow posts every week). These guys have top shelf value in leagues that give return yards. Thanks!
 
great show guys, always look forward to it

some questions,

it seems like there are fewer tackling numbers compared to years before, and a lot fewer of those huge double digit days. Do you think this is due to the changes the NFL made about improving defensive stats. i remember an article by Jene and Aaron Rudnicki. If so, does this bring everyone back down to the mean with fewer big stars? In terms of fatasy how could we use this , who benefits and who gets knocked down. seems like dbs are doing well this year.

Keep up the great work and will try to post a few more questions later.

Steve

 
this is more of a general question than week 3, if anybody wants to knock it out on the board --- which teams typically give up the most points to nickel backs, or is that mostly game specific?

in particular re: week 4 --- Danieal Manning?

he's in at nickel?

I'm assuming he handles kr.

 
NYG WLBs-How'd they get shutout on Sunday?
I don't think there was a single reason. Pierce was playing really well, the Bengals did a lot of running between the tackles, rotating in and out sometimes makes it tough to get into the flow of the game, etc.We'll see how it goes, but I don't think there'll be much value to be found here until someone earns a majority of the snaps.
 
Buffaloes said:
What is the value of Terrence McGee now that McKelvin has taken over KR duties. McGee had a couple solid defensive outings week 1 and 2 and then scored 1 point last week. I think I read somewhere after the game that he had a back issue. Should owners be concerned?
The Raiders completed only nine passes last week, with just four to wide receivers and one of those was a long TD reception. It'd be nice to have seen him contribute a little more in run support against Oakland, but it's not unreasonable to dismiss it as a little bit of variance since he had 11 solos, two picks and four passes defensed in his first two games.
 
Nick Barnett...he's been perplexing.
It's not as bad as it looks. You can throw the game against the Lions out in some respects, as the tackle opportunity in that game was terrible. The Cowboys have been a so-so matchup (for unclear reasons) so far for MLBs, but it didn't help that Barnett suffered a shoulder injury early. A solid run support safety like Aaron Rouse may cut into his numbers a bit as well.Wouldn't give up on him yet.
 
whats yeremiah bell look like for the rest of the year? would you rather have bell or richard marshall from here on?
Bell looks fine. He'll be inconsistent at times, as all DBs are, in the tackle columns. But he's a guy who will get plenty of time in the box and should see an above-average number of tackle opportunities. In general, I prefer an in-the-box strong safety to a nickel corner, scoring system and lineup requirements aside.
 
Zac Diles (Hou - DL) - back to average tackles amount or still good DL ? DE Travis Kirschke started on the right side for injured Brett Keisel, who is out 1-2 months with a calf injury - worth pickup ?
The player participation logs at profootballfocus.com are suggesting that Diles may be playing on the weak side, which, with his nickel snaps making him a full time player, make a projection of 85 solos entirely possible.Kirschke is an interesting talent. He's in a good place to get tackles, but carries with him the usual risk of inconsistency with a 3-4 DE.
 
Last week I started Adrian Wilson and Rodney Harrison over Antoine Winfield.....which proved to be a mistake. Wilson hasn't exactly been bad so far, but are we ever going to see the Adrian Wilson of old again? Is it just a matter of less opportunity with the potent Arizona offense or has he been used differently?
I don't think we'll see the consistent Adrian Wilson of old again. 3-4 safeties can still make tackles, but two rangy and solid fundamental tacklers like Gerald Hayes and Karlos Dansby don't leave many leftovers for Wilson. I haven't seen anything to suggest he's being used much differently than last season, though that means he's up in the box a little less than his best seasons.
 
I would like to know your thoughts on DL Dewayne White. Seems to be a hit or miss guy but the hit's aren't that great. Other guys I would be curious about are Sabby Piscitelli (What kind of upside does he have), LB Leon Williams (is he worth holding onto in deeper leagues), Vonnie Holliday (still valuable where DT's are used).Who has the most value in typical IDP Dynasty leagues out of these Waiver Wire players? LB Bryan Kehl NYGLB Boss Bailey DENLB Cato June TBLB H.B. Blades WASLB Alex Hall CLELB Geno Hayes TBLB Anthony Spencer DALSorry for the mix of questions but figured you might find one topic to cover out of these. :scared:
I still like White, but last week's effort against a mediocre offensive line was really disappointing. If you can't trust you low level DL2/DL3 against a good matchup, he's tough to keep on the roster if you've got other options.I don't think Piscitelli has much upside, maybe DB3 value as a starter if the Bucs defense gets an above-average amount of tackle opportunity. Williams is probably worth holding in deep leagues if you've got no other options with upside. He's not going to unseat Davis, though, and it's hard not to see Beau Bell having a big role in the future there. I think you've got Holliday pegged. He's not going to produce as he did when he was getting three technique snaps next to Jason Taylor, but he's got some value left as a DT.June has the most immediate value of those you listed, but I like Kehl to have some value before the end of the season as well.
 
Buffaloes said:
What is the value of Terrence McGee now that McKelvin has taken over KR duties. McGee had a couple solid defensive outings week 1 and 2 and then scored 1 point last week. I think I read somewhere after the game that he had a back issue. Should owners be concerned?
+1. Love to see you give some time to the other Returnguys™ who also put up IDP stats (in other words, some thoughts on what kerpow posts every week). These guys have top shelf value in leagues that give return yards. Thanks!
We've begun adding kerpow's data to each week's Reading the Defense column with some added analysis thrown in. Here are this week's notes:

There were a few interesting developments for those in returner leagues last week. New England CB Ellis Hobbs remains the primary kick returner for the Patriots. If the poor play against the Dolphins is any indication, there may be many more returns in his future this season. Buffalo CB Terrence McGee didn’t return a kick in Week 3, while Leodis McKelvin had a healthy 27 yard average on five returns (six total kickoffs) buoyed by a 57 yard effort late in the first half. McKelvin is still not getting few if any defensive snaps, however. Chicago CB Danieal Manning might be worth a bye week replacement look if Devin Hester can’t go again this week. He’ll get the bulk of the returner duties and should get some snaps in the nickel packages for the Bears. Seattle CB Josh Wilson started for a dinged Kelly Jennings this week and added seven solos to a solid return yardage day. Wilson isn’t expected to remain in the starting lineup, though his nickel snaps continue to make him a very good play. The hottest pickup of the week could be Baltimore S Jim Leonhard, who is slated to take over for an injured Dawan Landry and took all punt and kick return duty last week. Much of his value will depend on the status of the hamstring injury of Yamon Figurs, who was inactive last week against Cleveland. It’s also worth watching Dallas CB Pacman Jones, who returned three punts last week and could be a very good play when Dallas plays a team that likes to use three wide receivers.

 
Dumervil / Mark Anderson--time to cut bait?Fred Robbins--real deal?
The Dumervil/Anderson dilemmas were one of the few questions we were able to squeeze in last night.Robbins is definitely the real deal. Plenty of three-technique snaps on a line where he won't get much attention while his ends are forcing quarterbacks up in the pocket into his lap. He'll miss some snaps in rotation, but, like Jovan Haye, should continue to make the most of those he gets.
 
Rank them in order for dynasty value from best to least best (they're all pretty good imo).

John Beason - CAR

EJ Henderson - MIN

Paul Posluszny - BUF

Barrett Ruud - TB

Will Witherspoon - STL

 
I would like to know your thoughts on DL Dewayne White. Seems to be a hit or miss guy but the hit's aren't that great. Other guys I would be curious about are Sabby Piscitelli (What kind of upside does he have), LB Leon Williams (is he worth holding onto in deeper leagues), Vonnie Holliday (still valuable where DT's are used).Who has the most value in typical IDP Dynasty leagues out of these Waiver Wire players? LB Bryan Kehl NYGLB Boss Bailey DENLB Cato June TBLB H.B. Blades WASLB Alex Hall CLELB Geno Hayes TBLB Anthony Spencer DALSorry for the mix of questions but figured you might find one topic to cover out of these. :)
I still like White, but last week's effort against a mediocre offensive line was really disappointing. If you can't trust you low level DL2/DL3 against a good matchup, he's tough to keep on the roster if you've got other options.I don't think Piscitelli has much upside, maybe DB3 value as a starter if the Bucs defense gets an above-average amount of tackle opportunity. Williams is probably worth holding in deep leagues if you've got no other options with upside. He's not going to unseat Davis, though, and it's hard not to see Beau Bell having a big role in the future there. I think you've got Holliday pegged. He's not going to produce as he did when he was getting three technique snaps next to Jason Taylor, but he's got some value left as a DT.June has the most immediate value of those you listed, but I like Kehl to have some value before the end of the season as well.
Thanks for the great feedback as usual Jene!
 
this is more of a general question than week 3, if anybody wants to knock it out on the board --- which teams typically give up the most points to nickel backs, or is that mostly game specific? in particular re: week 4 --- Danieal Manning?he's in at nickel?I'm assuming he handles kr.
I don't think there is a group of reliable teams that consistently give up points to nickel backs. You may already be doing this, but I think it's smart to look for those teams that use a lot of multiple wide receiver sets, particularly those teams that are likely to be trailing early and often. Matchups against ARI, DET, IND, GB, NO, PHI, NE, PIT, SEA should be better for nickel backs than others. Under that general thinking, Manning should be a very good play in returner leagues this week, particularly if Hester is again out with injury.
 
Derrick Johnson??? 1 Solo last week!!! Ouch! Should I hold onto him or is there something I don't know???
I don't have a good explanation for Johnson's box score last week. He looks to have gotten enough opportunity to make plays and I haven't heard anything about injury. You'll probably need some homer insight in your other thread, as I didn't get a chance to watch that game last week.Probably just one of those :bs: games from an OLB.
 
great show guys, always look forward to itsome questions, it seems like there are fewer tackling numbers compared to years before, and a lot fewer of those huge double digit days. Do you think this is due to the changes the NFL made about improving defensive stats. i remember an article by Jene and Aaron Rudnicki. If so, does this bring everyone back down to the mean with fewer big stars? In terms of fatasy how could we use this , who benefits and who gets knocked down. seems like dbs are doing well this year. Keep up the great work and will try to post a few more questions later. Steve
I haven't broken it down by position, but the numbers suggest that there's not been a huge decrease in solo tackles this season. On a per team basis, there have been 43.47 solos/game so far this season. Last season, there were 43.95 solos/game. I think the number of double digit solo tackle weeks last season was a bit of an anomaly. There were fewer linebackers with 100+ solos last season than most other seasons this decade, but still plenty of double digit solo games for Willis, Beason, Harris, etc. I think those weeks were perfect storms of opportunity and poor surrounding cast. As with London Fletcher in Week 1, I think we'll be seeing our share of 12+ solo tackle games as the season progresses.There's no question that the NFL's effort to bring some uniformity to the unofficial defensive statistics could affect the boxscores, individually and collectively. It's something worth watching and I expect that at least Aaron and I will be tracking the numbers to see if there's any emerging impact.
 
I'm just pulling this out of my ###, but is it possible that early season is just worse for tackles than late season in general?

if offenses start slow and improve efficiency as the season rolls on there would probably be fewer ops early in the year, while weather also probably tends to be worse later in the year, maybe encouraging more running.

 
Is Cortland Finnegan now an elite option in CB required leagues?

Is Quentin Mikell a top 10 option at safety?

Why has Ray Edwards disappeared to date?

TIA

 
Is Cortland Finnegan now an elite option in CB required leagues? -- Definitely.

Is Quentin Mikell a top 10 option at safety? -- Absolutely.

Why has Ray Edwards disappeared to date? -- Bummer, I thought I was going to get out of this post without running off at the mouth. :thumbup: . Edwards is a tease. He's not explosive enough off the ball, consistent enough playing with leverage or consistent enough with his effort to be a consistent NFL player or box score IDP performer. Every year, I find a reason to be optimistic. Every year around this time, I'm disappointed.

 

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