IDP Dynasty Sleepers, Week 14

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!

Linebackers

Vince Williams (PIT): Let's start out with a shorter-term add for those of you ramping up for the playoffs. Robert Spillane will miss some time with a knee injury, and Williams will likely be the one to reap the benefits. Avery Williamson's snaps may rise, but we prefer Williams, who's been in the system for several years now. Look for Williams' stats to bump up a bit, possibly helping a borderline team as an LB3. Those just trying to build for the future can skip over Williams at this point.

Tae Crowder (NYG): Crowder is off the IR and in his second game back, put up a real nice stat line: six solos, an assist, and a sack. We all know that Blake Martinez gobbles up most of the tackles for the Giants' linebacking corps, but there is certainly room for a second linebacker to put up some stats too. Crowder, who was the 2020 NFL Draft's Mr. Irrelevant, got those stats with only 54% of the snaps, which is twice as much as he played Week 12. Look for his snaps to continue to rise as Kyler Fackrell was put on IR. His long-term prospects are pretty good, especially in big-play leagues.

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