Fantasy Football WK2 Rankings NFC Edge Rusher IDP Start/Sit Charts
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* The Fantasy Football WK1 Rankings Edge Rusher Chart would traditionally contain just the 3-4 outside linebackers and 4-3 defensive ends from the NFL’s two-base defensive schemes. But at times, for whatever reason, some of the main sites list some 3-4 defensive end. Not to mention some strongside linebackers from the 4-3 scheme. And one of those main sites that have been engaging IDP owners for quite a few years with the designated Edge Rusher position as an option is ESPN.COM.
So although this author doesn’t personally consider those 3-4 defensive ends a part of the true Edge Rushers, we will set these charts by whom they list as such. Because even if the position has been around for some time, on a few sites. It’s still in the process of gaining traction by IDP owners. And there still needs to be a baseline set somehow. So what better way to do it than with the old school, and one of the originals, but ESPN.
Note, this listing of ESPN Edge Rushers may not reflect this author’s Edge Rushers rankings or the Gridiron Rating player ratings. But until it is a full-fledge position used across the board and a player standard is set. We can’t ignore what the users of the charts and IDP owners may have access too. We’ll also mention that the Edge Rusher formula for these charts adds at least one additional step over the traditional five.
Week 2 / NFC Edge Rushers
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Attention, Please! As mentioned in the examples real in-depth Advice/Notes are an option when they are needed. And considering that the Edge Rushers opposition in the NFL, for the most part, is stable, users will start noticing that those notes and such will start diminishing as we go.
Bears Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: It’s far from a perfect situation for any Bear ER owners versus the Lions. And as we always suggest, don’t sit a stud. But on paper, if you own another stud other than Mack, you may want to go that way instead of the matchup is better. The Lions OLs are better than some might think of at protecting the edge. Hence, last year Mack recorded just five combined tackles in two contests versus the Lions with no other productive stats.
Lions Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Flowers overachieved a bit in week one versus the Bears, no complaints here. But it’ll get a bit tougher in week two and he’ll have to dig deep to outplay his designation on paper.
Packers Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: For those wondering, second-year Gary was way more involved than he was last season in week one. He received about 60% of the snaps to the Smiths 80%’s. Did this affect Preston Smith and why he laid an egg versus the Vikings when the matchup looked solid? It’s something that will need to play out a few weeks, but it’s doubtful considering. And this might not be the week we figure it out as the matchup on paper via the formula is “just” solid.
Vikings Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Without Hunter, this squad had little to no impact in week one and that looks like the case for week two on paper versus a Colt’s strong offensive line.
Falcons Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Has Takk finally took that next step after overachieving in week one? Well we don’t suggest finding out against the Cowboys this contest because on paper it it just outside (below) solid on paper. But on the other hand, we’ll give Fowler his dues and say it’s just above and he has a touch of upside to over achieve. It’s likely just best to look else where so early in the season.
Panthers Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Don’t get too excited here folks, this is barely solid for week two for these last two healthy edge rushers. versus the Bucs. Tampa Bay did allow some nice production last season and week one to the Edge Rushers. But let’s face it, last contest we have the Saint’s rushing into the Bucs backfield and they are heads over the Panthers right now in this area. We aren’t saying that we won’t give them some credit, but we will say that on paper it is riskier than designated.
Saints Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: With Davenport out, all the other three had a good time last contest versus the Bucs in terms of producing. But that’s not going to be the case versus the Raiders in week two on paper. And although this is arguable a talented group, we’ll give just what the formula has for us with just a slight bump on stud Jordan. Another thing to remember, Hendrickson and Granderson seen more time on the field last week with Davenport out. So if your thinking about reaching and Davenport is in, both will likely see mas many snaps as they did the first go-around.
Buccaneers Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Last week we mentioned that on paper it wasn’t solid enough to mark solid, despite JPP and Barrett being upper their types. And that owners need to likely stick to don’t site a stud if you needed them. Well, neither laid an egg nor did they light the world on fire versus the Saints good OLs. And on paper, because the Raiders edge rushers didn’t do much versus the Panthers it looks like the same situation this week as last week. So again we’ll mark them as the formula indicates and say it again, don’t sit a stud the first few weeks of the season unless you have another stud that is clearly designated to have a better matchup via the charts.
Cowboys Edge Rushers
Advice/Notes: Anyone hoping, including myself, that Lawernce could return to his 2018 and earlier form as a great edge play was sorely disappointed week one. With Aldon Smith back in the league and dominating again that is just not going to happen as long as Smith is around. Not to mention that they have another good looking rusher sitting in the wings with Randy Gregory, if they can get him on the field. With this being said, role with what came out on paper and know that Smith is about to rock the NFL again as long as he can stay out of trouble.
Giants Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: We are actually leaving the same take here to view from the last contest…
“There is nothing to see here on paper versus the Steelers via the formula in week one. We’re moving on.”
And we are going to assume that either Lorence Carter is finally going to break out, or he just got lucky week one. Either way, there’s still nothing to see here yet versus the Bears in week two.
Eagles Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Sweat shouldn’t be sitting on waiver wires in deeper leagues, especially in the dynasty. He made a nice impression versus the Washington Football Team’s poorish offensive lineman in the week won. He got his chance due to core starter injuries and ran with it. Now the owner’s dilemma is just how much time might he get going forward and what does this do to the other two starters playing time. It’s a situation to monitor versus the Rams in week two who on paper offer a firm solid matchup. Hold on tight, there might be a lot of guess work here for the next couple of weeks until it all plays out.
Washington’s Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: Congrats to the rookie Young,second-year Sweat, and the old veteran Kerrigan for a great week one versus the Eagles. Now for the facts. The Egles OLs are beat up and wore out at this stage of their careers. So week one wasn’t exactly a true read in this writer’s opinion. So where do we go from here? We’ll start by laying out the snap counts for those who might be interested.
Young (started) and 78% – Sweat (started) and 73% – Kerrigan with just 32% but arguable may have edged out young in IDP production depending your leagues scoring format.
And now we’ll move on to week two versus the Cardinals who on paper isn’t even near what the Eagles offered up. So what does that mean? That means don’t get to excited and we’re rolling with the on paper results and noting it’s barely solid. Who knows, maybe we get a true read this contest and can congratulate the fellas again, if your going here.
Cardinals Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: So on paper, these core players got what we expected versus the 49ers in week one. Sure we were hoping for more upside with Jones, but we don’t sit studs this early in the season, right? We’re going to note that Kennard and Reddick we’re rotating about 50-50, and Jones was on the field like he should be with nearly 90% of the snap counts. We wanted to explain this to clear up this weeks designated marks versus the Washington Football team. And let’s just say, Jones owners should have one big smile on their faces during the contest.
Rams Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: First, go read the Washington Football Team’s adive/notes and then come back here.
And if your reaching for a play week two for whatever reason, this might be the one to look at with possibly Floyd or Ebukam who could be on your waiver wires.
49ers Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: We’ll address Armstead first because I had a few member reaching out and asking what happen in week one and if they should be concerned or not. So concerned? Not really because as I designated his matchup in week one it was weak to begin with via the formula. The Cardinals simple didn’t offer enough on paper and he basically got what we marked, and that was below solid. Now after this contest, that’s when we can answer if we should truly be concern for sure. The Jets aren’t the perfect matchup but the hold upside play for all these guys. So do we play Armstead? Well maybe we should wait it out first and see if we have other options that can compare in the charts. And as for Ford and Hyder, I think we should defentalty wait this one out. but on paper, it’s marked as it formulated, if that helps.
Seahawks Edge Rushers
Advice/Note: So, neither Irving or Mayowa out performed their designations last week versus the Cardinals. Which isn’t surprising, but a little disappointing versus the Falcons “OK” OLs. And with that said, this looks like it’ll be the situation on the season at this point. This squad has the look on paper of a unit that will only get what the formula gives us all year. With that being said, on paper this matchup looks good and strong versus the Patriots this week. But when we consider that some of that is coming from the fact that the Dolphins Van Noy out performed versus his old team, we’ll designate them on the side of caution this week with the Seahawks pass rushers on paper.
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