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 value is elevated for the upcoming week. Some of these players will be superstars while others will be players found on many waiver wires. Whether you're streaming IDPs each week or have a stocked roster, this "one size fits" all approach will hopefully help most everyone find a weekly edge.

Linebackers

Kiko Alonso, Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker – Dolphins: The clear way to attack the Dolphins on defense is through the consistent use of the running game. Playing on their home field in the expected frigid climate of Buffalo, look for the Bills to consistently punish the Miami front-seven with not only the running backs but also Josh Allen. Knowing the Bills have an excellent defense, there's a strong likelihood that the game script allows Buffalo to stay committed to the run for four quarters, making the Miami linebackers a strong play.

Antonio Morrison, Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell – Packers: Over the course of the season, the Packers have had a decent run defense. However, with all the injuries they've suffered along their defensive line, the Lions should be able to consistently attack Green Bay by running the football. In addition, the Lions' passing game has struggled for most of the season, so the coaching staff will likely close out their season by committing to their running backs, which

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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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