IDP Dime Drop: One Teams Safety(s) Undervalued!
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IDP Dime Drop: One Team's Safety(s) Undervalued

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Second Year Safety Revisited

Why revisited?

Because I got him on our radars last season. It just so happens to be he has took a step in 2019 (so far).

Jordan Tyler Whitehead

Position: SS

5-10, 198lb (178cm, 89kg)

TeamTampa Bay Buccaneers

Born: March 18, 1997 (Age: 22-162d)

CollegePittsburgh  (College Stats)

Weighted Career AV (100-95-…): 3 (11374th overall since 1960)

High SchoolCentral Valley (PA)

DraftTampa Bay Buccaneers in the 4th round (117th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

IDP Dime Drop Status...

Second year safety Jordan White head has apparently did well in the acceptance of a couple defensive backs thus far. With Justin Evans (incumbent) and rookie Mike Edwards out Whitehead has made a claim to one of the starting safety spots so far. Enough so that even though Justin Evans is making his return we have to consider Whitehead has done enough to keep one of those valuable safety spots.

And believe me, over the years Bucs head coach Bruce Asians and defensive coordinator  Todd Bowles have both used safeties in a very productive way for IDP owners. And these two reuniting in Tampa Bay has to have use looking at Whitehead as well whoever it is who may rise to the top there. There will be at least two safeties and likely three getting a good amount of play time in that 3-4 scheme these coaches like to use. I’ll explain more below.

Here are a few names you might recognizes from these coaches units over the past few years. Check out the links and see just how productive that were under this system. We will for go  the “names” like  Tyrann Mathieu  (Arizona) and Jamal Adams (NYJ/Bowles)  wh came in expected to produce. But players who weren’t expected to be hot before they were in that scheme.


The"Unexpected", By Most At The Time!

Keep in mind that some years they just kept producing after becoming famous in that scheme.

Tony Jefferson: They made him a household name starting in 2014.

Rashad Johnson: In 2014 he had his best year of his career, and only relevant on with 101 combined.

Tyvon Branch : For nine games in 2017 he put up DB1 numbers on a weekly basis after being though of as washed up. 

And overall throw in names like Tre Boston,  D.J Swearinger, and all the safeties over the last few years they have in one form or another produced DB1 numbers on a weekly basis. Even second string guys called on have made fantasy impacts consistantly.


Bucs Bloggers, Beat Writers, Etc. Via Twitter

Arians personally called out Jordan Whitehead, Will Gholston, all of the corners on their great night against the Browns.
Encouraging to see Bucs defense get six passes defensed tonight — two for JordanWhitehead, one each for M.J. Stewart, Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting and Will Gholston.
Another strong pass breakup from Bucs secondary — Jordan Whitehead knocks loose ball in the end zone. Bucs defense did well to give up only three here. 13-play drive that started in Tampa Bay territory …
Programming Justin Evans

by: Joe Bucs Fan

‘The way JordanWhitehead has played, it’s difficult for Joe to imagine he won’t be starting …’

With training camp over, heres what we know about the Bucs

by: Eduardo A. Encina Bucs and Pro Sports Enterprise Reporter Tampa Bay Times

“M.J. Stewart, Carlton Davis and Jordan Whitehead have shown progress in shoring up a secondary that struggled mightily last season.”

Bruce Arians on Earl Watford’s Versatility & Jordan Whitehead’s Growth | Bucs Press Conference

IDP Dime Drop Ceiling And Floor

This is going to be simple as long as I use the word “if”. Because if he indeed hold onto one of the starting jobs in this scheme and is used the way they have used the safeties in the pass, this should play out. His floor is a solid DB2, his ceiling is a solid DB1 with upside, “if” that’s possible

IDP Dime Drop Conclusion

In conclusion the reason I wrote this IDP dime drop on Whitehead is because in 3 of my 4 recent redraft leagues. And that’s notable. And after trying to get him on owners radars last season I took it for granted he stay there, especially with the new coaches history’s and scheme. But admitting here that the treat of the rookie Mike Edwards and previous starter Justin Evans also kept me at bay. 

It’s never too late right? specially considering that all the reports is the love for Whitehead and his growth. And the fact that his firm grip on the job is his to lose, not earn anymore. In the end was I right last season, is Whitehead good enough? Is he better than the rookie at this stage if his career? Can Justin Evans ever really live up to his prior hype? Who knows! But Whitehead shouldn’t be on the wire if your needing a bit more of a sleeper pickup and you’ve missed out on some other “upsides”. At the least, have that trigger finger ready, as I like to say. 

And as the title says “This Teams Safey(s)”, it really does boil down to that. So Stewart, Edwards, and Evans are still in this mix, but it’s likely Whitehead and Stewart on your wire. So as I am with Whitehead, watch the happens and as I am with Whitehead, plan from there.

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