IDP Analysis: Week 7 Matchups
IDP Analysis: Week 7 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.

Linebackers

Packers (vs. Raiders) – Players with elevated value: Blake Martinez, Preston Smith, Oren Burks and Za'Darius Smith.

Coming off the bye week, the Raiders coaching staff is certainly well aware the Packers are a shutdown unit against the pass and also possess an outstanding pass rush. Look for them to run the ball with Josh Jacobs who could easily surpass 20 rushing attempts, which will help the Packers LBs come up big.

Bengals (vs. Jaguars) – Players with elevated value: Preston Brown, Nick Vigil and  Jordan Evans.

The Bengals are easily one of the worst defenses in the league against the run, and this is looking like a perfect setup for Leonard Fournette to have another massive workload. With Jacksonville likely to have success on the ground, don't be surprised to see them piece together multiple long drives, making this one of the busiest days the Cincinnati defense will see this year.

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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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