2020 Rookie IDP Player Situational Reports: AFC South
May 29, 2020 No Comments Article, IDP Dime Drops Gary Van Dyke

Welcome to The 2020 Rookie IDP Player Situational Reports for our fantasy football assessment purposes. It’s a proven fact that a rookie’s situation with his new team can dictate his value for fantasy football as much as his talent. And in this series, we will cover the players drafted team by team to gauge our expectations for our dynasty fantasy football rosters.

2020 Rookie IDP: AFC SOUTH

Looking for our 2020 rookie IDP composite rankings? Then Check out our current top 36 HERE.


The Squads Key For Fantasy Football

The First Squad: Possible clear path to immediate playing time now.

The Taxi Squad: Possible path to rotational playing time now.

The Practice Squad: Possible path to playing after a developmental period.


NOTE: We are not including undrafted free agents signed (deep long-shots) by any NFL teams at this time.

2020 Rookie IDP On Gridiron Ratings

Indianapolis’s Four Defensive Draft Picks

The Taxi Squad
  • Julian Blackmon, pick 3.85, out of Utah, is definitely a player we should keep on our dynasty Taxi Squad shortlist for 2021. And although his situational in 2020 isn’t pretty on paper, there is a slim chance of some IDP relevancy. It may take an injury, but his draft status alone is worth noting among the Colt’s depth chart at safety. As for now, he is penciled in as either the third or fourth guy and it wouldn’t take much to secure at least the third slot. And it’ll be next offseason that his IDP window will widen with the Colt’s not tendering Malik Hooker to his fifth-year option recently. So because of those situational facts, we currently do not have Blackmon in our top 36 2020 Rookie IDP rankings.
The Practice Squad
  • The following three later round rookies are currently not ranked in our top 36 rankings. And they’ll have a long way to go to make an IDP impact. And for now, their best situational case scenario is to make the roster as depth and special teams players.
  • Defensive Tackle Robert Windsor
  • Cornerback Isaiah Rodgers
  • Linebacker Jordan Glasgow
2020 Rookie IDP On Gridiron Ratings

Jaquar’s Seven Defensive Draft Picks

The First Squad
  • C.J. Henderson, pick 1.09, out of Florida, will likely offer IDP relevancy for owners needing a solid cornerback option in 2020. His draft status alone should secure a starting gig as an outside corner that opposing quarterbacks test early and often. And as bright as his situational maybe, we currently do not rank cornerbacks in Gridiron Ratings 2020 Rookie IDP rankings. But if we had, Henderson would have easily been a top ten cornerback rookie option for 2020.
  • K’Lavon Chaisson, pick 1.20, out of LSU, has a great situational heading into 2020. The thing is, it’ll likely henge on veteran Yannick Ngakoue’s situation on just how much playing time he sees. And of course this rookie IDP owners best scenario would be if Ngakoue was simply traded or released before the 2020 season. But either way, it did warrant Gridiron Ratings to rank him 16.5 in our 2020 Rookie IDP rankings. He’ll surely see a nice portion of the rotation, either way, this may play out.
The Taxi Squad
  • Devon Hamilton, pick 3.73, out of Ohio State, at worst should see time as a rotational interior defensive lineman this coming season. And all that his IDP owners need to keep in mind is that the Jaguars are deep in decent veteran defensive tackles. Which likely does mean even if Hamilton is named a starter, it should still be as a rotational player at best. At least to a point, it’ll likely hamper his IDP production for 2020. And for this reason, he isn’t currently ranked in our top 36 rookie IDP rankings.
  • Shaquille Quarterman, pick 140th in the fourth, out of Miami (FL), has dynasty potential as well as a chance to make somewhat of an IDP impact in 2020. As for 2020, the Jaguars need a strongside linebacker. Unfortunately, in most defensive schemes that’ll only offer a limited role and snap counts. His dynasty situational is interesting because of Myle Jacks, the weakside linebacker will need to impress in 2020 to remain with the Jaguars. And if he doesn’t, but the rookie does, Quarterman likely will be under consideration for the job in 2021. We will note his draft status likely means we should have added him into the practice squad. And it was solely his situational scenario that bumped him up to the Taxi Squad at this point.
The Practice Squad
  • The following three later round rookies are currently not ranked in our top 36 rankings. And they’ll have a long way to go to make an IDP impact. And for now, their best situational case scenario is to make the roster as depth and special teams players.
  • Cornerback Josiah Scott
  • Safety Daniel Thomas
  • Cornerback Chris Claybrooks

Houston’s Three Defensive Draft Picks

The Taxi Squad
  • Ross Blacklock, pick 2.40, out of TCU, is earning his chance here on the Taxi Squad. But his overall situational isn’t all that appealing at the moment. Because if he is truly slated to play in rotation or even as the starter. At the nose tackle position for the Texans, it traditionally has no IDP value what so ever and that is what his defensive tackle designation suggests he’ll be. Any real Taxi Squad value would be if somehow he can transition to the 3-4 defensive end for the first team sooner than later. It is a “wait and see” with Blacklock with the veterans ahead of him.
  • Jonathan Greenard, pick 3.90. out of Florida, has the defensive end designation but is pretty well in the same spot as Blacklock. Both players look like luxury picks for the aging defense anticipating the future by the Texans. There is no clear window right now to IDP relevance as long as the veterans ahead of them remain healthy. And rotational roles are there best-case scenarios for 2020. But such roles could allow us a peek at where these two fit in for 2021. And that is basing everything on their draft stock value according to where they were selected. Greenard also has another edge, being a defensive end in college could translate to one of the outside linebacker positions (IDP Edge Rusher) for the Texans down the road.
The Practice Squad
  • The following later round rookie is currently not ranked in our top 36 rankings. And they’ll have a long way to go to make an IDP impact. And for now, their best situational case scenario is to make the roster as depth and special teams players.
  • Cornerback John Reid

Tennessee’s Three Defensive Draft Picks

The Taxi Squad
  • Kristian Fulton, pick 2.61, out of LSU, has a draft status that could have warranted a practice squad designation. But because of Malcolm Butler, Adoree Jackson, and Johnathan Joseph ahead of him as the veteran cornerbacks, it’ll be tough in 2020 for him to be more than a depth player. Our best-case scenario is if he could bump someone down, which will be tough, or an injury occurs. His IDP window will likely open up in 20121 since the Titans went so high in the draft at cornerback.
The Practice Squad
  • The following two later round rookies are currently not ranked in our top 36 2020 IDP rankings. And they’ll have a long way to go to make an IDP impact. And for now, their best situational case scenario is to make the roster as depth and special teams players.
  • Defensive Lineman Larrell Murchison
  • Safety Chris Jackson
2020 Rookie IDP

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