Building a monster team off waivers to make a playoff push doesn't sound easy, but in IDP it can be done more often than you think. It requires more of a strategic approach to player acquisitions. Because IDP players could be streamed every week, keep some of these players and tactics in mind to optimize your roster as your search for playoff glory. In this article, 2023 IDP Football Week 14 Waiver wire we will explore the best options.
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2023 IDP Football Week 14 Waiver Wire
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Andrew Van Ginkel, DL, Miami Dolphins 23%
The immediate replacement in lineups for Jaelen Phillips, wasted no time showing he is relevant to fantasy owners like he did early this off-season. In the early part of 2024. In week 12, he accounted for 84% of snaps while producing 5 tackles and one int. He could be played as a hybrid for most formats which makes him a real neat pickup to own. With upcoming matchups against Tennessee and Jets he should be in for more expected value.
I’d like to commission an artist.
Can someone art this up?
Oil painting? Canvas? Maybe a little abstract? Charcoal?
— DolFans Weekly - Jason Sarney (@Jason_Sarney) December 4, 2023
Samson Ebukam, DL, Indianapolis Colts 13%
In the Colts defensive scheme, journeyman player Samson Ebukam has one job to do and that is to rush after the Quarterback. He does this well as indicative of his eight sack season, and with five games left to go is on pace for 11 sack season. I wrote about him in a waiver article a few weeks back, when he showcased his effectiveness by recording a sack in four out of five games, complemented by consistent four-tackle performances. After the bye week, Ebukam delivered a performance with ten tackles, two forced fumbles, and four sacks. Looking ahead, he is going to be a force to deal with with matchups against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta in the upcoming three weeks.
Samson Ebukam with a speed bull rush to get home for his second sack of the game. pic.twitter.com/8zsDWoJz9b
— Cody Manning (@CodyTalksNFL) December 5, 2023
EJ Speed, LB, Indianapolis Colts 17%
Speed has been a sleeper name the last two seasons. Since taking over for the now cut Shaquille Leonard he has proven it was a wise decision. In the last two games, Speed has 93.5% of the snaps and 14 tackles. Another thing to notice is he has siphoned into Zaire Franklin tackles count as well, as that will be something we will have to monitor the next couple of weeks. With matchups against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Las Vegas these are all teams that either run the ball or desperately should be doing that. Expect this to be a cheap linebacker pickup to guide you through playoff weeks.
— Mica (@Ask_MrMica) December 5, 2023
Daron Bland, DB, Dallas Cowboys 33%
He got victimized by D.K. Metcalf on TNF, but ended up salvaging his game with six tackles and an interception. Whether he is a real-life good player or going to be victimized does not matter to IDP owners as indicative in the box scores. Since Week 11, he has been solid to rely on averaging 98% of snaps and totaling 20 tackles, and three ints one of which each game. He has demonstrated consistent tackling ability with four or more tackles in eight of his last ten games. All of this will be put to the test in the next three games against Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Miami.
'He's Tough as Hell, He's Ready To Battle Back' -- Dan Quinn on What Defines DaRon Bland's Resilient Mindset
— Jess Nevarez (@JessNevarez_) December 5, 2023
P.J Locke, S. Denver Broncos, 14%
Because Kareem Jackson likes to get suspended this player gets good value. In week 13, logged 88% of snaps and the last two games achieved 15 tackles, two sacks, FF. We do not know long-term how this plays our but we do know Jackson has two more games to go, so in the short team Locke gets great matchups against the Los Angeles Chargers and Lions the next two games who pass the ball around plenty.
Jack Cochrane, LB, Kansas City Chiefs 0%
In relief of Drue Tranquil, Cochran stepped in and logged 89% of snaps with two tackles for loss on seven tackles. If Tranquil misses again, he could be set for his first career start.
Justin Madubuike, DL, Baltimore Ravens 9%
Tenth in the league in sacks, and averaging well over 60% of the snaps this season, and getting his 10th sack on the season, he should be playable everywhere despite being a defensive tackle. He has a bye week this week, but if you have room on your roster now take the chance, with upcoming matchups against the Rams and the Jaguars in Weeks 14 and 15.
Kobie Turner, Los Angeles Rams,2%
This sleeper third-round rookie draft pick has been putting up stats this season. With four sacks in the last two games and one 10 tackles performance in week 9, he is shaping into a nice value pick. What makes Turner an interesting pickup is he gets one on one matchup due to teammate Aaron Donald presence. Expect him to be in line for more stat production with games against Baltimore and Washington the next two games.
Kobie Turner continues to ascend!
What a ferocious swat and then sack by the big man. The future is bright for #91 pic.twitter.com/1Mf5bZrpvk
— RAMS ON FILM (@RamsOnFilm) November 27, 2023
Jadeveon Clowney, DL/LB, Baltimore Ravens, 3%
The former 2014 No. 1 draft pick has been sort of a journey man recent seasons. He has found a home in Baltimore in recent weeks with four sacks, FF, FR in three games. This could be a sneaky stash for owners as the team is coming off a bye week in week 13, he like Madubuike above gets the Rams and Jaguars the next two weeks.
Jordan Battle, DB, Cincinnati Bengals, 7%
Still on waivers in many places for some odd reason. Since replacing Nick Scott in the lineup, he is averaging 10 tackles over the last two games with an 84% snap count.
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. He is going to have a steady run with the team the rest of the season, resulting in high snap volume and averaging over five tackles a game. He could only get better from here, so sky is the limit.
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