The Fantasy Six Pack IDP Department is having an amazing season. We have hit on over 80 sleepers, identified weekly waivers, and also taught you guys what to look for. But how do we know what passes the eye test? In the world of fantasy football, success requires you to have a keen eye for talent, strategic vision, and the ability to spot hidden gems on the waiver wire. In this article, 2023 IDP Football Week 12 waiver wire, you will enter Dr. Defense Visionary's waiting room, in hopes of gaining a competitive edge another week.
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2023 IDP Football Week 12 Waiver Wire
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BJ Ojulari, DL, Arziona Cardinals, 23%
At the end of the season, this is where you will see rookie start to get playing time and pop out. Getting 50% or greater snap share the last two weeks the rookie achieved nine tackles and three sacks. Ojulari who had a 17.4% win-pass rush rate in College last season, passes the eye test for us so seize this opportunity to acquire him and anticipate the beginning of a significant breakthrough.
Update after Sunday:
86 pass rushing snaps played
Will Anderson Jr-
290 pass rushing snaps played
Get BJ more reps (and stop dropping him into coverage so much).
— Desert Sports (@AZSportsFan20) November 21, 2023
Jordan Battle, DB, Cincinnati Bengals, 25%
This is a Dynasty and redraft move. Battle is another rookie with a high pedigree, as a four-star recruit coming from Alabama and was selected 95th overall.
These types of rookies tend to get snaps this time of year. Replacing Nick Scott in the lineup, it did not take long for him to deliver on his 86% snap count as he notched 11 tackles, ten of which were solos and this led the team. Expect more of this to come.
Great run stop right here👏🏾, Lamar was trying to get that rushing TD all night but lil bro tracked him down twice in the red zone to prevent it✅
Jordan Battle pic.twitter.com/XmRJZO6XRW
— Jalen Battle💎 (@Biz__9) November 17, 2023
Ji'ayir Brown, DB, San Francisco 49ers, 12%
Another rookie who passes the eye test for us is Brown. Coming in for the injured Hufanga, who tore his ACL, he produced four tackles and an interception. He should be worth consideration, despite being burned in coverage a few times, as DB that could produce tackles deserves consideration.
Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, Las Angelas Chargers, 39%
Tuipulotu is likely not on many waivers, but wanted to list him here due to the recent news. With Joey Bosa sidelined, rookie Tuli Tuipulotu has an opportunity to step up, having played a season-high 92% of snaps in Week 11. With beatable matchups at the defensive end in the next few weeks against the Ravens, Patriots, and Broncos, he is playable alongside teammate Khalil Mack.
(10) IDP Guys- We've got offense too! on X: "Not the update anybody wanted to see for #Chargers DE Joey Bosa. Rookie Tuli Tuipulotu played a season-high 92% of snaps in Week 11 and is the name to watch (yet again) opposite Khalil Mack." / X (twitter.com)
Josh Woods, LB, Arizona Cardinals, 0%
Kyzir White suffered a season-ending injury so the next man up is Josh Woods, and he is expected to serve an every-down role now. He produced seven tackles in relief in week 11.
Justin Reid, DB, Kansas City Chiefs, 6%
Reid is a player who goes unnoticed given the stars on his team. During this recent MNF game, he produced seven tackles against the Eagles giving him now 16 over a three-game span. Known as a hit-or-miss player is why you see him on waivers in most leagues, he gets favorable matchups against Raiders, Packers, and Bills the next three games. All of which have younger quarterbacks, and have struggled at times passing this season.
These could be potential shoot-outs and rivalry game performances. Keep Reid in your peripheral vision in the next few weeks.
Dayo Odeyingbo, DL, Indianapolis Colts, 11%
So this one is a bit of cheating because he is coming off a bye-week, but if you look at his number since the replacement starter Paye went down to injury, Odeyingbo has got 4 sacks in two games. With upcoming matchups against the Titans, Bengals, Steelers, and Falcons this could get nasty.
🚨 3 SACKS HatTrick 🏈
Dynamic Day for Dayo Odeyingbo @dodeyingbo
See his #NFLcombine & #ProDay TIPS
#54 NFL DE @Colts #ForTheShoe
We're proud to see, support & track you, Dare @odangbro, @yourmamao & Fam while at Vanderbilt @VandyFootball #AnchorDown
combine #NFLDraft @NFLAfrica pic.twitter.com/q1LOZiBUrJ
— Order My Steps Consulting - College & Career (@ItsOrderMySteps) November 15, 2023
Josh Metellus, DB, Minnesota Vikings, 25%
Producing over 80 percent snap count and five tackles or more in every single game casual owners still do not know this player. Fun trivia fact: Metellus is 6th in the league in combined tackles producing more than Javon Halland, Grant Delpit, or Dax Hill thus reminding owners to always wait at defensive back.
Ivan Pace, LB, Minnesota Vikings, 19%
Last week we told you about Ivan Pace and boy did he deliver with nine tackles in week 11. Very few linebackers could be found this late in the year, that can log 100% snaps off waivers so pick him up while you still can.
Despite facing numerous challenges, has emerged as one of the most reliable and consistent fantasy tacklers and produces in this scheme when given the chance. He passed the eye test for us. Worth noting with upcoming matchups against the Bears, Raiders, and Broncos who will all want to run the ball so Pace will eat.
lmfao he was gonna do it again i love ivan pace so much pic.twitter.com/8JqI9AJBYK
— Luke Braun (@LukeBraunNFL) November 20, 2023
Blake Cashman, LB, Houston Texans, 6%
I have no idea why this guy is not owned everywhere but let me just list what he has done in week 11 with 19 tackles, 13 of which were solo. A sack and pass defense, with two Quarterback hits. He also has ten tackles or more in two out of the last three games.
Granted trying to guess this linebacker chart is maddening, and yet we have no idea what his snaps will look like once Perryman returns in two games, still worth rostering. Pick this player up while your league mates get their eyes tested.
— GopherHole.com (@GopherHole) November 20, 2023
Leonard Floyd, DL/LB, Buffalo Bills 5%
Floyd now has 9.5 sacks on the season and has an intriguing matchup coming up against the Eagles and Chiefs, who both are one of the best in fantasy for pressures and hurries so he could be a sneaky flex option in upcoming weeks.
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