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2018 Fantasy Football Week 14 IDP Waivers: Throw Back2theFuture

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Week 13. Everything that should or could, did not nor would.

While Drew Brees was hufflepuffing his way through TNF and David Johnson was slanging coal in stockings real early, the NFL threw it back in Week 13.

Bobby Wagner, fresh off a few good ones, threw it back in the most real way, showing the world his hamstrings were back in the process!


Jacksonville threw it back to Sacksonville 2017 while welcoming in Andrew Luck, Mid-Record Setting Edition, and proceeded to violate the Colts to the tune of 6-0 amid some awful red zonery from the Colts offense.

There was a Vic Beasley Jr. putting up points throwback in my Yahoo! Stattracker. I was stunned.

The Chiefs even got into the spirit on Monday and threw their old backfield back together. My favorite pokemon Charcandrickazar West is BACK.

In the fantasy football playoffs throw it back to the future; Week 14 is a damn good time to throw it back to your studs once again.

Remember the guys you drafted or FAAB’d big on? Those are guys you gave up value for trusting in their every week start-ability.

Many things have changed, but studs are studs. Always throw it back to your studs; don’t overthink it.

In the event your roster is a toilet but you miraculously squeezed into the playoffs on Julian Edelman’s after the INT tackle, congratulations! You’re the deadliest team alive.

You should throw it to the players with the highest ceilings and use matchups and injuries to hit home runs.

Nobody gets the trophy without throwing it back to what works. Start your studs and use any roster question marks to play high ceilings.

Before we get started with the present, let’s go back 2 the future with recent waiver adds from us:

Week 13 – DT Maurice Hurst, DE Arden Key, DL Montravius Adams, DL Dean Lowry, LB Foyesade Oluokun, LB Deion Jones, LB Elijah Lee, S Jaquiski Tartt, LB Preston Smith, S Xavier Woods, DT Rodney Gunter, DB Tre Flowers.

Week 12 – DB Corey Graham, S Jordan Whitehead, DE Darius Philon, DT Denico Autry, DE Tyquan Lewis, LB Foyesade Oluokun, LB Samson Ebukam, LB Malik Jefferson, LB Hardy Nickerson Jr., S Anthony Harris, DE Sam Hubbard.

Week 11 – LB Deion Jones, LB Kyler Fackrell, LB Jatavis Brown, S Jeff Heath, CB Bryce Callahan, DE Carl Nassib, LB Alex Anzalone.

Week 10 – DE Sam Hubbard, DE Breeland Speaks, SS Su’a Cravens, LB Tanner Vallejo, LB Denzel Rice, CB TJ Carrie, S Bradley McDouglad, S Tedric Thompson, LB Leighton Vander Esche, CB Fabian Moreau, CB Greg Stroman, S TJ McDonald, DE Jack Crawford, CB Bashaud Breeland.

Week 9 – CB Raul Douglas, DE Sam Hubbard, DE Allen Bailey, S Justin Reid, DE Matt Ionnadis, DE Ronald Blair III, DE BJ Hill.

Now let’s throw it to the ill gladiator ward…

Week 13 Infirmary

Mychal Kendricks, LB, Seattle Seahawks (Suspension)

Everyone’s favorite insider trader is re-joining a defense very committed to keeping the memory of the Legion of Boom alive. No clue what his role will be, but if he plays, he could be worth a stash.

The Seahawks played the Rams tough in LA and continue to play hard into the NFC playoff picture. LB Austin Calitro came up big on the score sheet with ten tackles and 53% of the snap share. The Seattle Times even wrote him up for his play during KJ Wright’s injury.

I wouldn’t love either of them, but if bench space is scrooge cheap…

Chris Harris Jr., CB, Denver Broncos (Broken Fibula – IR)

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One of the best in the game. Pour some out. Bump S Justin Simmons, S Su’a Cravens, and S Darian Stewart up ROS slightly. Teams should be able to throw in the slot now against Denver.

If it has any deep deep REM sleep-er value to your, the Broncos brought in and are expected to sign CB Jamar Taylor because why not.

Vontaze Burfict, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (Concussion)

Burfict will enter the protocol. You’ll have to monitor your Roto____.

LB Nick Vigil was back and played 98% of the snaps and looked good in the process. That’s a lie. Phillip Lindsay burned him all day.

LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. saw a large but insignificant increase in Burfict’s absence after last week’s two snap performance.

Derek Wolfe, LB, Denver Broncos (Ribs)

Derek Wolfe left after what they said Monday morning was a “small tear in rib cartilage.” Zero medical books later, I can say he avoided bad news. He’s day to day.

DT Zach Kerr saw a bump in snaps when Wolfe left. The Broncos are at Nick Mullens and the San Francisco 49ers.

Foye Oluokun, LB, Atlanta Falcons (Knee)

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I have not heard anything from the Falcons on one of our favorites here at F6P, the Professor, LB Foye Olukun. LB Deion Jones came back in a big way in Week 13.

Denzel Ward, CB, Cleveland Browns (Concussion)

Ward was originally diagnosed with a stinger but was later ruled out with a concussion. Have to follow along as we await the protocol. CB TJ Carrie gets a bump in the meantime.

Browns CB Terrance Mitchell is also expected to back this week after an eight-week IR-R stint for a broken wrist.

Justin Evans, S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Toe)

Useful safeties come and go so fast this year. Evans reinjured himself after returning from a two-game absence. Please bump next men up S Isiah Johnson and S Jordan Whitehead.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 14 IDP Waivers

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Grady Jarett, DT, Atlanta Falcons (Y! 1% ESPN 10%)

Remaining Schedule: GB, ARI, CAR


Grady Jarett is criminally under-owned in a market thinning out DT. He looks healthy after watching him wreak havoc in Week 13 with six tackles, one sack, and two forced fumbles.

Jarret’s monster game came against the Ravens with a rookie running QB in Lamar Jackson. Rodgers is the furthest thing from a rookie and while shiftier in the pocket, he won’t take off running every other play like LJ. He may not have a choice though; the pocket has been crumbling quickly around him the past two weeks.

I try to rationalize whether he’s worth playing this week starting now: I hate the matchup at the Packers but LT David Bakhtiari, RT Bryan Bulaga, and T Byron Bell are all banged up. The Packers are melting like that time Homer tripped out in the desert with that Johnny Cash fox.



If the Falcons D is still playing for HC Dan Quinn, they’ll be led by Jarett, a hopefully resurgent DE Vic Beasley Jr., and a healthy LB Deion Jones.

B.W. Webb, CB, New York Giants (Y! 0% ESPN 0%)

Remaining Schedule: WAS, TEN, IND


Coinciding with Eli Apple’s Week 8 departure was a major spike in New York Giants CB B.W. Webb usage. He has been on the field for 99% of the snaps since taking over the starter role opposite Janoris Jenkins.

The Giants defense, with no due respect to Chase Daniel, came to play and play hard on Sunday at the Meadowlands. Janoris Jenkins in particular made some of the plays he signed that fat contract for.

Opposite a good corner and given his inexperience as a starter, B.W. Webb is in a position to receive heavy traffic. And from heavy traffic comes IDP diamond in the rough points.

Over his past three games, Webb has 18 solo tackles, an interception, Forced fumble, and three pass deflections. He picked up a sack earlier this year and has two QB pressures.

It’s a dart throw and a half, but you’ve come this far; Spiderman it and use the B.W. Webb if you feel the need for speed.

Gerald Hodges, LB, Arizona Cardinals (Y! 3%, ESPN 0%)

Remaining Schedule: DET, ATL, LAR


Hodges started at the MIKE and played 100% of the defensive snaps in Week 13. He was in on 67% last week. He was below 10% in the three other games he’s seen the field this season.

Steve Wilks said pregame he was starting Hassan Reddick and Hodges and Hodges did enough in his start to win the job. Wilks is a defensive guy and has to be feeling his defense finally came together after a gigantic road upset in Lambeau (+14!).

With Matt Stafford coming to the desert and looking queasy behind that broken o-line, Hodges and the Arizona D is in for some fillet MigLEON this Sunday. He had 12 solo tackles last week and is sure to catch some Theo Riddick and Bruce Ellington crossing the middle.

Denico Autry, DT/DE, Indianapolis Colts (Y! 1% ESPN 1%)

Remaining Schedule: HOU, DAL, NYG


Oh, Raiders fans! So many of your former pass rushers are pass rushing in other American cities, including Indianapolis Colts DT/DE Denico Autry.

This is a retread from weeks ago, but his ownership is still down and he’s starting to play even better. Check out Joel A. Erickson’s IndyStar article about Autry’s week 13 performance for recent evidence.

Autry’s been on the field for 75% of defensive snaps this season and plays at the front of a vastly improved defense under rookie DC Matt Eberflus. Playing alongside Margus Hunt, Jabaal Sheard, and Tyquan Lewis also has paid dividends.

This year over his past three starts Autry has 10 solos, four sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, four tackles for a loss and six QB Hits.

Last year in Week 4 against the Houston Texans, Autry racked up seven solos, two sacks, and four TFL.

He plays those Texans this week with the Colts playoff chances on thin ice, and has the sixth easiest schedule for the fantasy playoffs.

L.J. Fort, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Y! 0% ESPN 0%)

Remaining Schedule: OAK, NE, NO


Stepping in for Vince Williams as the primary MLB, L.J. Fort’s number was called upon for 12 tackles (9 solo). That is more than half the 23 tackles he had coming into week 13.

Here’s Fort’s usage since week 10: 17%, 21%, 30%, 83%. I don’t understand exactly what Steelers DC Keith Butler is doing with his personnel but he rode Fort in this game that featured Austin Ekeler early.

With Jalen Richard coming to town hot, would Butler employ the same game plan? Whoz2say? Ekeler was shut down, but I don’t know if that’s just Ekeler as a featured back: underwhelming. Though Fort clearly did play well with the increase in playing time:


If Fort is the Steelers starting LB, he’s in for a high floor/plus ceiling gamble in the fantasy playoffs. Keep your technology glued to updates on the Steelers defensive starters to make sure Fort is playable.


Good luck in the playoffs.

This time of year is why you took the time to read this stuff during your morning poo.

Throw it back to your studs.

No more floor plays business.



Aim HIGH in week 14.

Aim to win.

About Samir Qurashi

Samir Qurashi is from the Bay. He thinks football is a good time. You can get at him with any fantasy football questions on the tweeter: @FSPsamir and by electronica: ssq.FSP@gmail.com. He remains unspooked.

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