Thursday Night Football IDP Easy Start/Sit Charts: IND. VS. HOU.
November 20, 2019 Comments Off on Thursday Night Football IDP Easy Start/Sit Charts: IND. VS. HOU. Article, Tactical Gary Van Dyke

All original and proven IDP Fantasy Football Easy Start/Sit Charts are based on a five step formula method. This formula is used on an accumulate amount of information data, stats, trends and info. And of course the knowledge of reading these in the formula used. These formulas were under development for approximately seven seasons before being shared with the general public. And in that process the Charts can claim in the general area, on average,  of at least a 80% hit rate. Although in years past this has been tested and proven we have to keep in mind that in fantasy football it is always “any given Sunday”. 

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  1. The fifth element of the five step formula used is the mind behind it’s innovation. So there is a human aspect to reading these results and the delivery.
  2. All input into these charts are raw at the beginning of the seasons until the core information catches up with that seasons data, stat, and trends. The first three weeks on average are basically a warm up period. As some end of the year information from the prior season is included. This is until on average around week four of each season we have established the current season’s own material. This in turn is the strength of the charts. And just in time for the important bye-weeks. 
  3. Never sit a stud! As a disclaimer and delivery we need to always keep in mind that sitting a known” stud” over a player that is not isn’t advisable. The charts are meant to split the IDP hairs among the level of players talent. And it is never advisable to “reach” for a player in play if those “IDP hairs” are minimal. 
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Thursday Night Football
The Colts versus The Texans
Thursday , November 21st

Disclaimer: We do tend to side with caution on Thursday night charts. There is a whole lot of football to come on the weekends. So there needs to be clear cut reasoning applied to avoid starting off in the hole.

Please Read!

As you will see this week we went a different angle in providing the notes. This deeper format won’t happen often because of time restraints in trying to do so. But please note as well that the 5-step formula is done first and then reflecting back in the prior contest was then looked at. So everything you see below is right in line with the on-paper formula, not the other way around.

Colts Notes:

Notice: To hit home what the 5-step formula has for us in setting the charts we will recap the basic IDP production and Snap counts from these two teams meeting in week seven.


Leonard (Always with his upside): 10 combined tackles / 100%

Walker: 1 combined tackle / 50%

Okereke: 0 combined tackles / 25%


Noting first that Willis had replaced Geathers as the starter the last few contest as we mentioned last week. But he is already out with a concussion. Willis had received the start and 60% of the snaps last contest before going down. And Geathers and Odum both got around 45% of the snaps. It’s likely best via the on paper results this situation between the two is avoided this late in the season.

Hooker: Was out that week 7 contest. 

Odum: 6 combined tackles / 43% (Did not start)

Willis: 5 combined tackles / 100% (Started)

Geathers: 4 combined / 57% (Did not start)

The numbers are not bad across the board. The catch “22” is Willis being out and knowing ahead of time who gets the full time gig. For that reason we’ll only suggest at this time that Hooker is the one known (safe) IDP commodity.

It’s awful early in the week to take risks with the fantasy football playoffs on the line.

DL/Edge Rushers: Across the board on paper the Texans actually allow real nice points to the DLs. The problem added in with Autry and Stewart will show in the week seven numbers.

Houston: 3 combined tackles – 2 sacks / 82%

Sheard: 4 combined tackles – 1 sack / 74%

Autry: 1 combined tackle / 72%

Stewart: 2 combined / 49%

At the time of this contest the rookie Stewart was not getting as many snaps as he is now. Muhammad and Hunt was and received the other share of Stewart’s 49% to complete the 100% in rotation. And between those two they recorded 1 combined tackle a piece.

It’s hard not to want to give Autry at least a solid mark. But on-paper versus what went down week seven it’s just not possible.

Texans Notes:

Notice: To hit home what the 5-step formula has for us in setting the charts we will recap the basic IDP production and Snap counts from these two teams meeting in week seven.

Just not as deep with this squad

ILBs: Cunningham and McKenny both recorded 7 combined tackles a piece in week seven versus the Colts. Both got full time player snap counts. On paper we add in that the Colts are currently top 10 allowing points to the ILBs, we securely mark them both strong.

SS/FS: In week seven between the three there was only 5 combined tackles recorded. And Reid being out doesn’t help the on-paper formula as Gipson got hurt that contest and was only available as a starter with 12% of the snaps. Addea stepped in and actually was the leading tackler at safety with 3 combined and 90% of the snap counts. Not good however we may look at it. And right in line with the formula on paper.

DL/Edge Rushers: The Edge rushers first. Both Mercilus and Scarlett recorded 4 combined tackles and a sack a piece. They are considered “just solid” this contest. And Scarlett has become more relevant in playing time with J.J. Watt on I.R. So he is a solid bye week play. The only one suggested for this Thursday night contest.

As for the weak (Interior DLs), J.J. Watt (IR) played. And between him and Reader the other main interior defensive lineman they recorded just 5 combined tackles together. So there is no upside to solid here. Watt got 3 of the 5, and neither Blackson or Dunn on paper is going to match Watt’s dominance. If we can call it that with just 3 tackles.

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