IDP Dynasty Sleepers, Week 17

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

As we bring the 2020 season to a close, we take a final look at a few linebackers, defensive linemen and defensive backs that are either good "grab-and-stash" types, or those that you should target in off-season trades. Hope you enjoyed the article and it opened your eyes to some of the gems that can be found on your leagues' waiver wires!


Darius Harris (KCC): Willie Gay Jr is likely already rostered, and to be honest he hasn't been all that impressive in getting sporadic snap counts over the 2020 season. Anthony Hitchens is a fine veteran but isn't wowing anyone. Ben Niemann is "just a guy". Same with Damien Wilson for the most part. Niemann went out with injury part-way through last week's game and Harris stepped in, logging 4 solos in 54 snaps. With nothing to play for in Week 17, you might get a good glimpse of what Harris is all about as he pairs with the more highly-touted Gay.

David Long Jr, Jr. (TEN): This is a bit of a longshot since the Titans really like their young linebackers in Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans. But Brown is a free agent in 2021 and Evans could be cut loose in 2022. Long proved he is a capable fill-in, providing soild production in the last couple of weeks in filling in for the injured Brown. We highlighted Long here before but wanted to reinforce the fact that Long is certainly worth grabbing and stashing in case the team decides to let Brown walk or if either one of Brown or Evans gets hurt again.

Raekwon McMillan (LVR): Cory Littleton was a high-priced addition last off-season, but was more or less a disappointment. Nicholas Morrow was the better overall linebacker this season. Not saying the Silver & Black will cut bait with Littleton, but holding onto a high-floor, volume tackler like McMillan is always advisable when there is an MLB or WLB spot that could become open at some point. McMillian was productive with Miami and is still just 24 years old. He'll cost you nothing but a roster spot; add him and sign him to a year deal in case Littleton's slide continues.

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