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IDP Hype Train Week 7

IDP Hype Train Week 7

Let’s look back at the players to watch and watch out for, and how they did in week 6:

JJ Watt DE Texans- 3 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack

Kenny Clark DT Packers- 6 Tackles, 1 Assist, 1 TFL, 1 Sack

Joe Schobert LB Browns- 2 Tackles, 1 Assist, .5 Sack, 1 Pass Def

Denzel Ward CB Browns- 3 Tackles

Tre Boston S Cardinals- 2 Tackles, 2 Assists, 1 Int, 1 Pass Def

Frank Clark DE Seahawks- 3 Tackles, 1 Assist, 2 Forced Fumbles, 2.5 Sacks

Fletcher Cox DT Eagles- 3 Tackles, 1 TFL, 3 Assists, 1 Sack

Josh Bynes LB Cardinals- 3 Tackles, 1 TFL, 5 Assists

Stephon Gilmore CB Patriots- 2 Tackles, 1 Pass Def

Devin McCourty S Patriots- 4 Tackles


Pretty solid week overall, I still stand on the belief that cornerbacks can’t be trusted. This week saw Kyle Fuller explode coming out of the bye week, who has not been a consistent fantasy corner AT ALL this year. With that being said, I’ll stop my rant and give you some players to watch and watch out for this week.


Players to Watch:


DE Jason Pierre-PaulTampa Bay

Week 7 Opponent: Cleveland

As of this week Cleveland leads the league in sacks allowed at 26, and JPP has been doing a solid job this season along that underrated Tampa Bay D-Line, I’d plug him in and feel comfortable with it.

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DT Da’Shawn Hand – Detroit

Week 7 Opponent: Miami

Brock Osweiler is not good, period. I’m happy he beat Chicago to help Detroit out, though I’d expect him to come down to earth this week. This is a riskier move but the rookie has shown great promise so far, notching 15 Tackles, 3 TFL, 4 Assists, 2 FF, 1 FR and 2 Sacks he could continue looking good for your team.


LB Jaylon SmithDallas

Week 7 Opponent: Washington

Dallas has been on fire since the late win over Detroit, and Jaylon Smith has been at the forefront of that, and continues to be a solid contributor to your IDP team. Washington hasn’t given up too many sacks but they are a team in disarray, so I’d keep on playing Smith.


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CB Jalen MillsPhiladelphia

Week 7 Opponent: Carolina

Mills continues to look good, producing solid numbers week in and out, and with corners being super inconsistent he is one I’d keep betting on.

S Damontae KazeeAtlanta

Week 7 Opponent: New York

I’d be comfortable starting any falcons against the dumpster fire from New York, Kazee has continued to look solid and I’d be ok playing him.


Players to Watch out for:

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DE Myles GarrettCleveland

Week 7 Opponent: Tampa Bay

Tampa’s another team that doesn’t surrender many sacks, only allowing 11 this year so far. With Jameis back in the lineup, there is more chances for sacks as he tends to try to extend plays that sometimes backfire, I’d be careful this week playing Garrett, though I’d expect him to be in most lineups.


DT DeForest BucknerSan Francisco

Week 7 Opponent: Los Angeles Rams

He’s been up and down the last 4 weeks, and against the juggernaut Rams I’m not inserting him in my lineups this week.


LB Khalil Mack – Chicago

Week 7 Opponent: New England

The Patriots aren’t much for giving up sacks, and with Mack being questionable with an ankle injury, I’d steer clear this week until further notice.


CB Morris ClaiborneNew York Jets

Week 7 Opponent: Minnesota

Morris Claiborne won’t be playing the Colts every week, and Minnesota is a much more superior offensive unit, so I’d expect a much worse point total this week.

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S Landon CollinsNew York Giants

Week 7 Opponent: Atlanta

Collins will continue to be a starting Safety in probably every league but with New York spiraling, I’d be afraid, as he’s looked good the last few weeks but hasn’t been that way all year and Atlanta is a good team.


Good luck this week!

About The Author

Brad Menendez

A dynasty owner for going on 20 years, I've been passionate about football since the early 90's, though being a Lions fan in the 90's wasn't a bad thing to be! I love nothing more than a Sunday afternoon watching games with my wife and daughters, as I have 2 daughters that are quickly following in their dad's steps of loving the lions. Outside of football, I'm a drummer, project manager, next-gen pastor, and gamer. I'm excited to be able to help anyone and everyone with their fantasy teams both offensively and defensively so feel free to hit me up for help!