IDP Analysis: Cortez Allen Benched
IDP Analysis: Cortez Allen Benched

This article is part of our IDP Analysis series.

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Brandon Marshall, OLB, DEN

Marshall was one of the league's elite IDP options early in the year while Danny Trevathan sat with a broken leg, but Trevathan's return two weeks ago threatened to move Marshall from LB1 status to LB3 territory. Indeed, after totaling 30 tackles in the first three weeks, Marshall posted just nine in the two games Trevathan played. Unfortunately for Trevathan, he suffered another serious leg fracture last week, this time in the knee area. That means Marshall should step back in as the lead linebacker for Denver, making him at least an LB2 for the time being.

Kemal Ishmael, S, ATL

Ishmael headed into this year behind all of William Moore, Dwight Lowey and Dezmen Southward on the presumed depth chart, and maybe even Zeke Motta, too. With Moore and Motta dealing with long-term injuries, however, an opportunity opened up for Ishmael, and he's been posting strong IDP production in the meantime. Ishma

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