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Reading the Defense: Week 17

A weekly look at IDP trends with a mix of metrics, film study, and matchup strategy

Congratulations to those who won fantasy championships last week. If you're involved in a Week 17 championship game, best of luck. I'll be dedicating this final inseason RTD to 2017 roster construction but you can email questions about this week's matchups to

Roster Tuneup

This is a week to clean up your roster with an eye toward 2017. Redraft owners would also benefit from a hard look at every team's roster before coaching changes, free agency, and the draft start changing the landscape again. Here are my team-by-team thoughts on prospective free agents, possible coaching changes, injured players expected to return, reserves to monitor carefully, and offseason needs.


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