Eyes of the Guru IDP Info, Week 7

IDP news, notes, analysis and speculation heading into week seven.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals welcomed back Patrick Peterson from suspension this week. The only IDP impact of his return might be even more targets for rookie Byron Murphy, who is already racking up fantasy points. Murphy has 19 tackles, an assist and 3 pass breakups over the last three games, and a solid matchup with the Giants in week seven.

Atlanta Falcons

Kemal Ishmael played every snap at strong safety in week six but we should not read too much into it. With Desmond Trufant sidelined, Damontae Kazee was pressed into service as a full-time slot corner, where he played 56 of a possible 69 snaps. Once Trufant returns from his turf toe injury, playing time in the secondary will probably go back to what we have seen prior to week six.

For the fifth time in six games, De’Vondre Campbell out-scored Deion Jones.

Baltimore Ravens

Maurice Canady recorded 9 tackles and a pass defended against Cincinnati while no other Raven managed more than three solo tackles. Canady was identified by the Bengals as a weak spot in Baltimore’s secondary. That weak spot was removed by the trade for Marcus Peters who will step right into the lineup in week seven. Seattle has been a strong matchup for corners this year but it is hard to call how things will break in this game. Ravens corners have not given us much value.

With Patrick Onwuasor healing sidelined with a sore ankle, Josh Bynes and L.J. Fort were Baltimore’s inside linebackers against Cincinnati. Neither played more than 60% of the snaps though. It was surprising not to see Kenny Young on the field, but now we know why. He was part of the deal that landed Peters.

Chuck Clark took over at strong safety as expected. Like Tony Jefferson before him, Clark played well but did not show brightly in the box scores.

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