Week 10: IDP Insider

Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Mark Morales-Smith will provide a must-start IDP list and a few recommendations per position if you need to hit the waiver wire.


The following players should be in IDP lineups each and every week for the foreseeable future. They're not listed in any order, but if you own one of these guys, make sure you're starting him on a weekly basis. And remember that this is a reference for the rest of the 2016 season, not weekly rankings.

Defensive Tackles

Aaron Donald, LAR

Ndamukong Suh, MIA

Damon Harrison, NYG

Fletcher Cox, PHI

Linval Joseph, MIN

Clinton McDonald, TB

Defensive Ends

Derek Wolfe, DEN

Everson Griffen, MIN

Leonard Williams, NYJ

Carlos Dunlap, CIN

Danielle Hunter, MIN

Michael Bennett, SEA

Cameron Jordan, NO

Muhammad Wilkerson, NYJ

Khalil Mack, OAK

Brandon Graham, PHI

Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG

Frank Clark, SEA


Lorenzo Alexander, BUF

C.J. Mosley, BAL

Deion Jones, ATL

Luke Kuechly, CAR

Jerrell Freeman, CHI

Kwon Alexander, TB

Alec Ogletree, LAR

Benardrick McKinney, HOU

Will Compton, WAS

Von Miller, DEN

Telvin Smith, JAX

Zachary Orr, BAL

Sean Lee, DAL

Craig Robertson, NO

Derrick Johnson, KC

Bobby Wagner, SEA

Zach Brown, BUF

Eric Kendricks, MIN


T.J. Ward, DEN

Reggie Nelson, OAK

Bradley McDougald, TB

Antoine Bethea, SF

Harrison Smith, MIN

Barry Church, DAL

Landon Collins, NYG

Tony Jefferson, ARI

Rodney McLeod, PHI

Johnathan Cyprien, JAX

Morgan Burnett, GB

Keanu Neal, ATL


Casey Hayward, SD

Janoris Jenkins, NYG

Lamarcus Joyner, LAR

Deshawn Shead, SEA

Trumaine Johnson, LAR

Marcus Cooper, ARI

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Defensive Tackles

Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons

The second-year tackle has seen his snaps increase significantly over the past month. He’s coming off a two-sack game last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s not the only thing that has caught my eye, though. He also had a seven-tackle game Week 6 and another sack the week before that. Jarrett is a young player that has flashed at times and has seen his usage rate increase over the past four weeks. He’s worth putting on your radar.

Defensive Ends

Mario Addison, Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers defense hasn’t played nearly up to expectations this season. While the secondary has been the biggest issue, the defensive line hasn’t been up to par either. Addison has been in and out of the lineup a bit but has been a bright spot. In six games he’s tallied 13 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. Coming off a two-sack game I like his upside moving forward as a plug-in option.


Nate Stupar, New Orleans Saints

With James Laurinaitis sent to injured reserve there is no longer a fear that Stupar will have his snaps suddenly cut. He needs to be owned in every single league and started in most. Since stepping into his increased role Week 4, he has posted 35 tackles, an interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in just five games. He has become a valuable asset in every IDP format.

De’Vondre Campbell, Atlanta Falcons

Campbell has dealt with injury this year. However, he has come on strong as of late. The rookie is coming off a big nine tackle week in which he also forced a fumble. Over the past three games, he racked up 24 tackles. He’s playing a lot of snaps and looks to be hitting his stride as a rookie. While he wasn’t as highly touted as Deion Jones, Campbell is a fourth-round pick that was drafted to start on this defense

Ramik Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs

It’s been a tumultuous season for Wilson to say the least, but he’s back on the field for the team that drafted him, and he saw his snaps jump from 18 to 30 this week. Even with the limited snaps, he’s been putting up nice numbers. Over the past three games since he rejoined the team he’s made 15 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery. If his snaps continue to climb, he could develop into a strong waiver wire pickup.


Bradley Roby, Denver Broncos

With Aqib Talib out, Roby has stepped up in a major way over the past two weeks. Week 8 he dragged down seven ball carriers and had a pick six. This past week he made nine tackles and a sack. Talib will be sitting out through the team’s Week 11 bye. This leaves Roby as a strong Fantasy option Week 10 against the Saints who will likely be targeting him early and often.

Artie Burns, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick out of the University of Miami is starting to show why he was worth reaching for. Over the past three games, he’s racked up 13 tackles and a pick. He moved into an every-down role this past week and should continue to see plenty of work moving forward. If you are in need of a cornerback, he’s a talented kid with big play ability. Burns did lead the ACC in interceptions last season at The U. If he continues to tackle well he’ll be a coveted high floor, high ceiling option.


Brian Poole, Atlanta Falcons

Poole is playing big snaps in Atlanta and after back to back big games is now worth taking notice of. In the past two games, he’s made nine tackles and recovered a fumble. There isn’t a ton of upside here. Nonetheless, he’s capable of making a few tackles and potentially making a big play as he showed this week. Look for him to continue to play significant snaps and have potential Fantasy value. Poole is the longest shot of the week, but I like the safeties on this defense simply because their offense forces opposing teams to take shots down the field and throw often. There is an abundance of opportunity to put up points.

Dwight Lowery, San Diego Chargers

Lowery has played more snaps than any player on the Chargers’ defense this season. The past two games have been particularly strong for him. In those two games, he’s posted 13 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a touchdown. Much like the Falcons, the Chargers are a team that gets thrown on a lot. Not only are the top three scoring offense, but they also have a significantly better run defense than pass defense. Lowery plays almost every snap and gets a lot of opportunities to impact the game. He’s worth adding this week.

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