Fantasy Football’s WK5 Thursday Game Edition ALL IDP Start/Sit Chart
October 7, 2020 No Comments Article, IDP Tactical Charts Gary Van Dyke

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Week 5

Fantasy Footballs WK5 Thursday Game Edition ALL IDP Start/Sit Chart

Buccaneers Interior D-Lineman

Ndamukong Suh
William Gholston
Vita Vea
Rakeem Nunez-Roches

Advice/Note: Stable enough to roll with the on-paper result versus the Bears. With Suh real solid and Gholston a just solid. They didn’t take advantage of a slightly better matchup last time versus the Chargers. So there isn’t any “upside” figured in when they head to the Windy City. They are basically averaging just what’s on paper via the formula so far.

Buccaneers Safeties

Antoine Winfield Jr.
Jordan Whitehead
Mike Edwards
Andrew Adams

Advice/Note: Winfield broke stride on being matchup-proof last week for the first time. He played all the snaps available but it just didn’t happen. It’s not shocking when we think about the stud ILBs in front of him. But this matchup versus the Bears is just as strong as any he has had to this point so we roll with last week being a rarity and keep the faith.

Buccaneers Inside Linebackers

Lavonte David
Devin White
Kevin Minter
Jack Cichy

Advice/Note: It ended up being the Lavonte David show last contest instead of a fair share among these two like normal. And also might be why safety Winfield who plays strong safety came up on the short end of the stick as we mentioned in the safety section. It’s right back to a level playing field with that contest over with versus the Chargers. Because this week versus the Bears might just take these two both down a notch. We are talking bottom five matchups for ILB here on paper.

But each ILB has his own upside here so it’s working out solid enough on paper to roll with them on paper. It’ll be up to the owners if they think they have better options on Sunday. I’ll work on Sunday’s ILB charts next and see if that helps owners decide with this prominent position.

Buccaneers Edge Rushers

Jason Pierre-Paul
Shaquil Barrett
Anthony Nelson
Quinton Bell

Advice/Note: Wow, a lingering knee issue that hasn’t been spoken about for a while with JPP apparently hampered his production last contest. And it certainly hadn’t hampered him to the point in the prior contest to even think it might in what was a strong matchup. Which can be reflected in Barrett’s strong outing.

With this in mind on JPP, the Bears are not all that solid of a matchup on paper off the edge. So it’s likely best to roll with “barely solid” on JPP and look elsewhere this early contest. And roll with “just solid” for Barrett, but know he holds his own upside based on the game flow. Don’t forget, the Bears are rolling out a new QB now (Foles). So a flip in the script on the offensive is possible which might start showing in our up to date data we are applying.


Bears Interior D-Lineman

Akiem Hicks
Roy Robertson-Harris
Bilal Nichols
Eddie Goldman (O)

Advice/Note: Hicks is the only target versus the Bucs and his overachieving is already figured in. So on paper think of it as a firm solid with great upside overall.

Bears Safeties

Eddie Jackson
Tashaun Gipson
Deon Bush
Sherrick McManis

Advice/Note: Status still stable, and if the Bucs weren’t lower third in allowing production to the safeties we would have marked them slightly higher on paper. Game flow will control any upside here. And with that in mind, if there is any upside to be added, it would have likely gone on Jackson.

Bears Inside Linebackers

Roquan Smith
Danny Trevathan
Joel Iyiegbuniwe
Josh Woods

Advice/Note: 1. Trevathan is now not even near the play average Smith is. And we will no longer give him the benefit of the doubt. If it isn’t for the inconsistency in snap count week to week, it’s the lack of production consistency on top of it. And versus the Bucs who on paper comes out weakish for ILBs, this isn’t going to cut it with him.

As for Smith owners, go read the Bucs ILBs section and apply exactly the same thing mentioned on White and David.

Bears Edge Rushers

Khalil Mack (Q)
Robert Quinn
Barkevious Mingo
James Vaughters

Advice/Note: Mack barely hit “just” solid mark last week versus the Colts, pending your league’s scoring format. But good news, this week is looking a bit better and we can firmly say it looks like a firm solid on paper. And if he doesn’t hit it this time around we may consider that fact in the formula going forward. But the Bucs are in the upper 15 allowing points to the edge, and that’s factoring in hard this week.

As for Quinn, as expected they eased him in as we mentioned returning for his first contest. Mingo got 34% of the snaps and Quinn went for 44%. So for now, and until that percentage goes up, both are on our benches.

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