IDP Dynasty Sleepers, Week 12 - Footballguys

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

Let's face it, dynasty is tough. Owners in leagues of all sizes and scoring systems are always looking for an edge over their competition. The goal of this article is to highlight a trio of linebackers, defensive linemen, and defensive backs that can either help you right away or represent good grab-and-stash adds. These players were found in at least one of my many leagues (some 12-team, some 14-team, some 16-team), representing a variety of scoring (standard, big play, etc.). I try to not be too reactive to big scoring occurring in the prior week, but sometimes those outbursts can't be ignored. Hopefully, these players represent good value for your dynasty teams moving forward!


Alex Highsmith (PIT): Devin Bush will certainly be back in 2021 and will gobble up most of the stats, but there is room on this defense for another linebacker (other than T.J. Watt) that can score some fantasy points. Vince Williams is proving to be "just a guy" and Robert Spillane is clearly a temporary fill-in. Highsmith is best suited on the outside but has shown his tackling chops as well., showing some ability to line up elsewhere. What we like about Highsmith is his size and ability to fill up the box score with a variety of stats. As a rookie, he represents a nice grab-and-stash since there are always points to be had on the Steeler D.

David Mayo (NYG): Purely speculative add here should Blake Martinez ever miss time. Mayo is no Martinez but could be in line for some huge tackles stats if the stud Martinez were to ever miss any time. In 2019, Mayo proved he was totally capable of filling the box score with not only tackles but sacks and other stats as well. If you have an extra spot on your roster he's worth looking at; or if you have Martinez, this is a situation where "handcuffing" does make some sense.

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