IDP Analysis: Week 17 Matchups

IDP Analysis: Week 17 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.


Jets (at Bills): James Burgess, Neville Hewitt, Brandon Copeland and Jordan Jenkins

In a contest in which the Bills have nothing to play for, there's a great chance they simply try to run the ball as much as possible to shorten the game. In addition, they'll most likely give some of their skill-position players some valuable time off before playing next week in the Wild-Card round. Assuming this scenario works out, the New York run stoppers should be in line for a productive afternoon regardless of game script.

Steelers (at Ravens): Vince Williams, Mark Barron, Bud Dupree (questionable) and T.J. Watt

As much as the Ravens hate the Steelers, they're unlikely to put Lamar Jackson in a position to take a lot of unnecessary hits as they embark upon a postseason they hope ends in a Super Bowl performance. Also, with Mark Ingram spotted in a protective boot after the Week 16 game, look for

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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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