IDP Dynasty Sleepers, Week 17 - Footballguys

A handful of linebackers, defensive linemen, and defensive backs to keep an eye on from a dynasty perspective.


Jalen Reeves-Maybin (DET): JRB was a hot name 3 years ago when he was drafted out of Tennessee. The speedy outside 'backer was drawing a ton of praise from the coaching staff and pundits alike. He appeared to be the WLB of the future for the Lions but has been a virtual disappointment since. Christian Jones has also been disappointing, so it would appear that there could be a small window for Reeves-Maybin to slip through and crack the starting lineup in 2020. Given meaningful snaps over the course of the final two weeks, he was able to post respectable tackle numbers. Based on his post-draft hype and possible opportunity in 2020 and beyond, he's worth watching or even adding in deeper formats.

Jaylon Ferguson (BAL): While it seems that Matt Judon is a legit pass rusher that also can log tackles, Tyus Bowser seems to be "just a guy". Ferguson drew rave reviews when coming out of Louisiana Tech as the NCAA leader in sacks. Could he see more snaps in 2020? Over a full year in the Raven system could show more translation into the NFL game. The coaching staff obviously trusted Ferguson, as his snaps remained fairly consistent since mid-season. If he's named the starter opposite Judon in 2020, expect a decent leap and increased production.

Derick Roberson (TEN): When given some situational pass-rush snaps, Roberson came through with a pair of sacks against the Saints last week. Cameron Wake is ancient and Harold Landry has been hot and cold. So there's definitely some room on the Titan edge for a guy like Roberson, who blew up during his senior season at Sam Houston State. One thing he's lacking is ideal size but he does appear to check a lot of boxes in terms of a prospect with some promise.

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