IDP Analysis: Week 5 Matchups
IDP Analysis: Week 5 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. 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 will hopefully help most everyone find a weekly edge.

Linebackers

Bills (at Titans) : Lorenzo Alexander, Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano

Between the Titans being simply nasty on defense along with playing this game at home, they have a great chance to either keep this game close or play with a lead throughout. In addition, Tennessee gets back LT Taylor Lewan from suspension, which will help the running game. Look for plenty of rushing attempts that will boost the production of the Buffalo LBs.

Raiders (vs. Bears): Dakota Allen, Tahir Whitehead, Nicholas Morrow

Not only are the Bears playing a team they should easily dominate, but they're fully expected to have Chase Daniel in at QB for the injured Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder). It would be a shock if the Bears didn't ramp up the running game to control the clock and the scoreboard, making it  a productive game for the Oakland run stoppers.

Giants (vs. Vikings): Alec Ogletree (questionable), Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Ximines, Tae

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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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