IDP Analysis: Week 8 Matchups
IDP Analysis: Week 8 Matchups

This article is part of our IDP Analysis series.

With rosters of all shapes and sizes, IDP advice can be a bit tricky, so the purpose of this article is to point out players whose values are elevated for the upcoming week. Some of these players will be superstars, while others will be found on many waiver wires. We'll look at team positional groupings, based on the potential for a favorable game script. Whether you're streaming IDPs each week or have a stocked roster, this "one size fits" all approach hopefully will help most everyone find a weekly edge.

Linebackers

Redskins (at Vikings) – Players with elevated value: Cole Holcomb, Jon Bostic, Montez Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan.

Playing on their home field against an inferior opponent, the Vikings should be able to roll out to a substantial lead over Washington. Even though they'll likely use the rushing attack to get in that position in the first place, that lead will ensure that they could end up running the ball nearly 40 times, making the Washington linebackers great fantasy options.

Dolphins (at Steelers) – Players with elevated value: Raekwon McMillan, Jerome Baker, Sam Eguavoen and Charles Harris.

Over the last few weeks it has become apparent that the Steelers' coaching staff does everything in its power to avoid throwing the football excessively. In a game that they should be able to control, the RBs should get all the work they can handle, which will create a busy day for the Dolphins' run stoppers.

Broncos

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Jim Coventry
Coventry covers football for RotoWire. He started playing fantasy football in 1994 and won a national contest in 1996. He also nabbed five top-50 finishes in national contests from 2008 to 2012 before turning his attention to DFS. A published author, Coventry wrote a book about relationships, "The Secret of Life", in 2013.
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