IDP Analysis: McKinney Gains Certainty

IDP Analysis: McKinney Gains Certainty

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Xavier McKinney, FS, Giants

The Giants have utilized an unpredictable rotation at safety this season among McKinney, Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan. However, Peppers left with a hamstring injury during Sunday's overtime win against the Saints. That type of injury typically requires at least a week of recovery, so McKinney's workload should be more secure next week against the Cowboys. McKinney has produced six tackles in back-to-back games. 

Kyzir White, LB, Chargers

Kenneth Murray (ankle) was carted off the practice field Saturday and will miss at least one game. Drue Tranquill has the most to gain considering he has yet to exceed a 45 percent snap share, but White has the best chance to mold into an every-snap player with Murray out of the picture. Through the first three games, White played between 65 and 71 percent of the defensive snaps, totaling 18 tackles (12 solo), two forced fumbles and a sack. White should be a strong starter in Week 4 against the Raiders, and he'll have massive upside if Murray can't return in Week 5 against the Browns, who lead the league with 32.5 rushing attempts per game. 

Sebastian Joseph-Day, DT, Rams

Joseph-Day probably isn't a target if your league doesn't have a specific DL spot, but he's proven enough this year to be considered if there is. He generated eight tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, marking the second time this year that he recorded at least eight stops.

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