IDP Analysis: Week 12 Matchups
IDP Analysis: Week 12 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

Bills (vs. Broncos) – Players with elevated value: Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano and Lorenzo Alexander.

Overall, this should be a close game, as both teams are fine with running a conservative offensive approach to protect their QBs. Actually, Denver has more motivation to run the ball since they have two capable RBs and a raw QB who is unlikely to be able to do much damage against a top defense on the road. Expect Denver to commit to Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, making the Bills' run stuffers solid plays on Sunday.

Panthers (at Saints) – Players with elevated value: Luke Kuechly, Shaq Thompson and Mario Addison.

Since the Panthers have a terrible run defense, but an excellent pass rush, the Saints may choose to attack Carolina's greatest weakness in this contest. Also, New Orleans is likely to continue to be without LG Andrus Peat, so they won't want Drew Brees to have

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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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