I know what you are thinking. Who does waivers BEFORE the season even starts? Well, we do here at the Fantasy Six Pack, which is why you're getting the 2023 IDP Football Week 1 Waiver Wire, trying to help you get the edge over your completion. Funny attempt at humor here,
As the start of a new NFL season brings with it a surge of excitement and anticipation for fantasy football enthusiasts. Week 1 is like opening a treasure chest of possibilities, but it's also a time of chaos and unpredictability for us Pirates who have been shipwrecked here at sea. It's kind of like that episode of Family Guy where Peter Griffin asks "Anything could be in the box" exactly this! Making your picks for the inaugural week can feel like trying to predict the future, with myriad storylines, offseason changes, and injuries to consider. It's a prediction we are well aware of.
In this article, we're delving headfirst into the whirlwind that is Week 1, where anything can happen. It's a week where at short suspense, seasoned veterans can defy expectations, and where injuries can throw even the most meticulously crafted rosters into disarray. Let's talk about depressed ADP value for a second, this is usually the week where that will drive you bonkers predicting especially with trying to predict IDP Football.
We'll navigate this wild terrain together, offering insights, analysis, and strategic guidance to help you make the best and safest Week 1 fantasy football waiver picks. Whether you're aiming for a strong start to your season or trying to pull off a surprise upset against a favored opponent, we've got you covered.
So, fasten your seatbelts, because Week 1 is here, and it's about to get crazy. Let's dive into the chaos and uncover the hidden gems, potential sleepers, and surefire starters that are buried in this here treasure chest that will give you the edge in your fantasy football matchups.
2023 IDP Football Week 1 Waiver Wire
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Jordan Fuller, DB, Los Angeles Rams (2% Rostered)
Limited to just three games last season due to injury, Fuller has emerged as the de facto leader of the safety unit this offseason, and he's poised to start as the Strong Safety in Week One.
Facing the Seahawks, who appear dedicated to a more run-heavy approach this season, Fuller is primed for numerous chances to rack up high tackle numbers this week,
Expect the Rams to be involved in shoot-out this entire season thus padding Fuller's stats all the more.
Rams Roster Profile: Can S Jordan Fuller return to form? https://t.co/wmoULpLCuK
— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) June 23, 2023
Carl Granderson, DL, New Orleans Saints (12%)
As this new season kicks off, consider Granderson because he finds himself up against an offensive line that had the lowest pass-blocking ranking in the league during Week One. In fact, The Titans possess the weakest offensive line, ranking dead last at No. 32 according to Fantasydata.com.
Opportunity is knocking for this player. Also, take into account that Marcus Davenport is gone now presents a large opportunity for snap counts. Playing full-time now, Granderson should continue his momentum from the previous season and have a breakout this year.
Teams with the worst offensive line matchups (and best defensive line matchups) in Week 1 pic.twitter.com/zZrJyZnHhq
— Mitch Blatt NFL, IDP, and Travel (@MitchBlattNFL) September 4, 2023
Kyzir White, LB, Arizona Cardinals (3% Rostered)
If you were here in the off-season we were the first to get this one right. Now, Kyzir White has stepped into the role of an every-down linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals following the trade of Isaiah Simmons. Despite limited playing time last season, White managed to rack up an impressive 110 combined tackles with the Eagles. This season, he is expected to be on the field for approximately 90% of the Cardinals' snaps. While he may not be known for creating turnovers with at most two interceptions and two sacks, White could certainly be a prolific tackler.
In fact, White stands out as the Cardinals' primary linebacker to consider rostering. With Zaven Collins transitioning to the defensive end position and Isaiah Simmons being traded to the Giants, White is the key linebacker option.
In Week 1, he facing a Washington team that is likely to control time of possession, White should have ample opportunities to accumulate tackles and boost his stats in the tackle department.
— Arizona Cardinals Insiders ?? (@AZCardsInsiders) June 30, 2023
Best of the Rest
IDP Adds for shallow leagues
- Robert Spillane, LB, Los Angeles Raiders 1% rostered
- Devin Lloyd, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars 5% rostered
- Zach Cunningham, LB, Philadelphia Eagles 2% rostered
- Christain Rozenboom, LB, Los Angelas Rams 1% rostered
- Leonard Floyd, DL/LB, Buffalo Bills 2% rostered
- Nick Scott, DB, Cincinnati Bengals 3% rostered
- Jimmie Ward, DB, Houston Texans 2% rostered
IDP Adds for even deeper leagues
- Julian Blackmon, DB, Colts 0% rostered
- Josh Woods, LB, Cardinals 0% rostered
- Michael Hoecht, DL, Rams 1% rostered
- Tony Adams, DB, Jets 0% rostered
- Jason Pinnock, DB, 0% rostered
- Rudy Ford, DB, Packers 0% rostered
- Alohi Gilman DB, Chargers 0% rostered
Thanks for checking out this article. As the new season kicks off, IDP managers are eager to assemble a roster that not only excels on the offensive side of the ball but also boasts a formidable defensive lineup. Week 1 is always tricky to forecast, well hopefully we have given you enough players to make it easier and provided an exciting opportunity to scout the waiver wire for hidden gems who can make an immediate impact. Consider subscribing if you are not a member.
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