2020 Rookie IDP Player Situational Reports: NFC East
June 8, 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: NFC East

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.

Individual Defensive Players

Dallas’s Four Defensive Draft Picks

The First Squad
  • Trevon Diggs, pick 2.51, out of Alabama, does have some decent competition among his fellow Dallas cornerbacks. We can surely ink in Chidobe Awuzie as one of the starting outside corners. But, for now, we got to just pencil in Diggs among veterans Anthoney Brown and Jourdan Lewis as the other options to fill the other two main corners. Granted, on paper, we should lean Diggs based on his draft status and skill set. And give Diggs the benefit of doubt knowing that Brown hasn’t exactly been all that in the past. So when Diggs does likely win the gig, he’ll offer IDP upside as opposing quarterbacks will certainly test the rookie.
The Taxi Squad
  • Neville Gallimore, pick 3.82, out of Oklahoma, will likely see plenty of time in rotation on the interior defensive line with the starting defensive tackles. But it’s unlikely that he’ll see a starting gig until after the 2020 season when both Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe have potential outs in their contracts. 
The Practice Squad
  • The following 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 Reggie Robinson
  • Defensive Lineman Bradlee Anae
2020 Rookie IDP Player Situational Reports

New York’s Seven Defensive Draft Picks

The First Squad
  • Xavier McKinney, pick 2.36, out of Alabama, is penciled in by most as the starting free safety heading into 2020. Which is very understandable considering his draft stock and skillset. And with the Giants safety depth, it’s only that much more of an appealing situational for IDP owners right now. If he lives up to his reported potential he’ll certainly be a strong dynasty IDP source going forward. And is why he is in the Gridiron Gatings top ten rookie rankings.
The Practice Squad
  • The following 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.
  •  Cornerbacks Darney Holms and Chris Williamson
  • Linebackers, Cam Brown, Carter Coughlin, T.J. Brunson, and Tae Crowder

Philadelphia’s Four Defensive Draft Picks

The First Squad
  • Davion Taylor, pick 103 in the 3rd, out of Colorado, couldn’t have landed in a more mixed review situational in Philly. On paper, he has little to no real competition for a starting gig. And his draft status and metrics directly deserves the chance to earn a starting gig. But here’s the thing, it’s going to be really hard to gauge at what capacity this rookie can perform at with this defensive scheme. Over the last few seasons, there has only been one full-time linebacker in the play in any given season. So he does deserve the First Squad designation, but just keep in mind it isn’t as clear cut like we want in terms of IDP opportunity.
The Taxi Squad
  • K’Von Wallace, picked 127th in the 4th, out of Clemson, is buried on a lot of the depth charts right now. And for good reason, as he slipped to the fourth round. But his situational among his fellow safety teammates firmly bumps him up from the Practice Squad. And it is likely just a matter of time that he’ll get his shot to impress and become a starter sooner than later. Don’t be shocked if he enters the season as the third safety in the mix.
The Practice Squad
  • The following 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.
  • Linebacker Shaun Bradley
  • Defensive End Casey Toohill
2020 Rookie IDP Player Situational Reports

Washington’s Three Defensive Draft Picks

The First Squad
  • Chase Young, pick 1.02, out of Ohio State, is going to start and broke in by the fire just based on his draft status. He was the first defensive rookie off the board in the NFL draft and Washington will try and get their money’s worth. This designated defensive end enters a complex situational with the Redskins. Not only is there a new coaching staff in place, but reportedly there will also be a new defensive scheme as well. Leaving questions in NFL and IDP fan’s minds of what the starting defensive unit will look like. But rest assured, Young will be front and center and that high-profile name everyone will be watching.
The Practice Squad
  • The following 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.
  • Linebacker Khaleke Hudson
  • Safety Kamren Curl
  • Defensive Lineman James Smith-Williams
2020 Rookie IDP

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