The Original Easy IDP Start/Sits Charts: SS/FS WK 1
June 28, 2020 No Comments IDP Tactical Charts Gary Van Dyke
IDP Start/Sits Charts

Welcome to the fourth year of the original and proven Easy IDP Start/Sits Charts on Gridiron Ratings. Where the only original and proven IDP start/sits charts via The IDP Tipster, Gary VanDyke can be found. There are a few imitators, but only one true original five-step formula for a proven high-hit rate. And it’s only available here for our members at Gridiron Ratings, alongside all the other in-depth winning fantasy football content.

Individual Defensive Players

IDP Start/Sits

Player Matchup Strength And Key Color Codes

Strong Solid Weak

Borderline Player Matchup 

Rotational Depth Player

Already Played Thursday

Already Questionable= (?) – Out= (O) – Placed On Injured Reserves= (IR) – Benched= (B)

♠ ♠ ♠ It is always the IDP owner’s due diligence to follow up on the final injury reports ♠ ♠ ♠

Looking for more of a description of the charts? Please scroll down below the charts and check out the important information all users should know about the process.

Safeties

Looking for the Cornerbacks Charts? Please refer to our other IDP Tactical Tool, The Oddsmakers. 

Needing to split those IDP hairs between two or more players with the same color code? Besides our great Ratings located on the main menu, our Oddsmakers IDP tactical tools were originally intended to do just that for IDP owners. And are located on our main IDP page for your convince along with some other useful fantasy football content. (Notice, our main IDP page is under construction.)

Warning!

This is just an example chart for the new and revamped delivery for 2020. The five-step formula has not been applied at this time. And Fantasy Football IDP owners should not rely on the player’s designated color codes as a reliable start/sits chart at this time. This will eventually be member-only content, and likely will not be set up via the five-step formula until sometime in July or August 2020. And may henge on the NFL teams releasing some form of official depth charts for obvious reasons.

Thank you,

Gary (The IDP Tipster)

Very Important To Know!

There is very important information concerning the charts that all users must keep in mind located below the charts!

New look for 2020, with a streamlined mobile device feel!

Week 1

AFC NORTH

Ravens SS/FS
  • Chuck Clark

  • Earl Thomas

  • Anthoney Levine

  • Jordan Richards

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Bengals SS/FS
  • Jessie Bates

  • Shawn Williams

  • Von Bell

  • Trayvon Henderson

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Browns SS/FS
  • Karl Joseph

  • Grant Delpit

  • Andrew Sendejo

  • J.T. Hassel

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Steelers SS/FS
  • Terrell Edmunds

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick

  • Jordan Dangerfield

  • Marcus Allen

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.

AFC south

Texans SS/FS
  • Justin Reid

  • Eric Murry

  • Jaylen Watkins

  • Michael Thomas

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Colts SS/FS
  • Khari Willis

  • Malich Hooker

  • Julian Blackmon

  • George Odum

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.

Jaquars SS/FS
  • Ronnie Harrison

  • Jarod Wilson

  • Josh Jones

  • Daniel Thomas

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
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Titans SS/FS
  • Kenny Vaccaro

  • Kevin Byard

  • Amani Hooker

  • Dane Cruikshank

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.

AFC East

Bills SS/FS
  • Jordan Poyer

  • Micah Hyde

  • Jaquan Johnson

  • Dean Marlowe

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Dolphins SS/FS
  • Eric Rowe

  • Bobby McCain

  • Clayton Fejedelem

  • Adrian Colbert

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Patriots SS/FS
  • Adrian Phillips

  • Devin McCourty

  • Patrick Chung

  • Kyle Dugger

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Jets SS/FS
  • Jamal Adams

  • Marcus Maye

  • Matthias Farley

  • Ashtyn Davis

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.

AFC west

Broncos SS/FS
  • Justin Simmons

  • Kareen Jackson

  • Trey Marshall

  • Kahani Smith

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Chiefs SS/FS
  • Tyrann Mathieu

  • Juan Thornhill

  • Daniel Sorensen

  • L'Jarius Sneed

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Chargers SS/FS
  • Derwin James

  • Nasir Adderley

  • Rayshawn Jenkins

  • Roderic Teamer

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Raiders SS/FS
  • Johnathon Abram

  • Damarious Randall

  • Jeff Heath

  • Eric Harris

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.

NFC North

Bears SS/FS
  • Tashaun Gipson

  • Eddie Jackson

  • Kentrell Brice

  • Deon Bush

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Lions SS/FS
  • Tracy Walker

  • Will Harris

  • Duron Harman

  • Jaron Kearse

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
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Packers SS/FS
  • Adrian Amos

  • Darnell Savage

  • Raven Green

  • Will Redmond

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
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Vikings SS/FS
  • Harrison Smith

  • Anthony Harris

  • Brian Cole

  • Josh Metellus

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.

NFC south

Falcons SS/FS
  • Keanu Neal

  • Ricardo Allen

  • Damontae Kazee

  • Sharrod Neasman

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Panthers SS/FS
  • Tre Boston

  • Justin Burris

  • Jeremy Chinn

  • Kenny Robinson

  • A short as possible IDP player's note for this division will appear here when it's needed throughout the season.
Saints SS/FS
  • Malcolm Jenkins

  • Marcus Williams

  • D.J. Swearinger

  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson

  • As of right now, the reports are that Gardner-Johnson will be used in the slot. We await the official depth charts.
Buccaneers SS/FS
  • Mike Edwards

  • Jordan Whitehead

  • Justin Evans

  • Antoine Winfield

  • Andrew Adams

  • This depth chart is wide open with all listed capable of being named a starter. We await the official depth charts.

NFC East

Cowboys SS/FS
  • Xavier Woods

  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

  • Donavan Wilson

  • Darian Thompson

  • There is a "rumor" that CB Chidabe Awuzie could be moved to safety. We await the official depth charts.
Giants SS/FS
  • Jabrill Peppers

  • Julian Love

  • Xavier McKinney

  • Nate Ebner

  • It's this writer's opinion that we shouldn't be shocked if Peppers is the odd man out as one of the two main starters, in time.
Eagles SS/FS
  • Rodney McCleod

  • Jalen Mills

  • K'Von Wallace

  • Will Parks

  • The only advantage Mills has at this point for one of the two main starting positions, is knowing the defensive scheme as a veteran.
Redskins SS/FS
  • Landon Collins

  • Sean Davis

  • Deshazor Everett

  • Troy Apke

  • The free safety between Davis and Everett may not be a lock just yet with the new coaching staff in 2020.

NFC West

Cardinals SS/FS
  • Budda Baker

  • Jalen Thompson

  • Deionte Thompson

  • Chris Banjo

  • The pipe-dream Isaiah Simmons could be a defensive back was dashed when the Cards stated he wouldn't be.
Rams SS/FS
  • John Johnson

  • Taylor Rapp

  • Jordan Fuller

  • Terrel Burgess

  • The third safety position is wide open between a couple of rookies. We await the official depth chart.
49ers SS/FS
  • Jimmie Ward

  • Jaquuiski Tartt

  • Marcell Harris

  • Tarvarius Moore

  • A player to watch is Harris pushing for playing time over Tartt, who could become a cap casualty.
Seahawks SS.FS
  • Bradley McDougald

  • Quandre Diggs

  • Marquise Blair

  • Lano Hill

  • Owners should expect a wide-open competition when it's said and done in camp after the last season's safety turnstile, including Hill.

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IDP Start/Sits

General Chart Guidelines

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  1. The fifth element of the five-step formula applied to the charts is the mind behind its innovation. So there is a human aspect to reading the results and the delivery each week based on the formula.
  2. All input into the charts is a little raw at the beginning of each season at first. At least until the core information catches up with the current data, stats, and trends of the season. So for the first three to four weeks, on average, it is considered a warming-up period. And at this time some of the end of the year information from the prior season (2019) is included. This happens historically around week four when we have established the updated material applied in the formula. And this is when they peek in strength and is just in time for that first all so important NFL bye-week. 
  3. We never suggest sitting a known stud IDP player! And as a disclaimer, 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 in terms of talent and rank versus their current matchups. And it is never a great idea to “reach” for a player in if those “IDP hairs” being split are minimal unless the circumstances are perfect. And that falls on the user to decide if that applies to the current situation.
  4. Users need to keep in mind these charts are based on matchups versus talent of said players overall. And trusting the charts do take a commitment by the user when applying to our line-ups.
Player Matchup Strength And Key Color Code Descriptions

Strong: On paper, the player’s matchup suggests the potential he’ll perform up to the “HIGHEST” level of his ability in recording IDP scoring statistics.

Solid: On paper, the player’s matchup suggests the potential he’ll perform within a “SAFE” level of his ability in recording IDP scoring statistics.

Weak: On paper, the player’s matchup suggests the potential he’ll “STRUGGLE” to perform within his ability in recording IDP scoring statistics.

Borderline Player Matchup: On paper, the player’s matchup was a “Borderline” call between the two potential results. Example: John Hancock was barely a solid play call, or John Hancock was barely a strong play call.

Rotational Depth Player: Player is considered a backup or has been rotating in with a low average snap count.

Already Played Thursday: Played in the contest the prior Thursday.

Already Questionable= (?) – Out= (O) – Placed On Injured Reserves= (IR) – Benched= (B): These are early indicators of possible problems when making the charts.

IDP Start/Sits Delivery

The user must take into consideration that the five-step formula applied to each chart does take a considerable amount of time. And is indeed done by hand so that the author can determine the results in the final step for publication. And on average, over the four-year history of the charts, it takes approximately 20 to 25 hours a week to get the charts right and published. While we are also introducing a separate Edge-Rushers chart for 2020.

So the timing from week to week of publishing can vary. But they will always be on time and hours ahead for their NFL contests. Our best-case scenario is to start publishing the charts sometime on Tuesday into Wednesday each week. And will include a separate chart publication for Thursday games that has all the designated players in one chart, minus the cornerback position, which will be published by Thursday noon eastern.

We will note here, after merging with Gridiron Ratings recently, the author’s resources for the charts will be available sooner than in previous NFL seasons. And when it comes to the cornerbacks, we suggest our IDP tactical tool the Oddsmaker. We have tested and found that the five-step formula does not warrant the cornerback’s match-ups on an individual player basis in the development stage. And they simply are too fluky from week to week in terms of IDP scoring consistency. Noting here that the developmental stage was a matter of multiple years and not months or weeks. And the Oddsmaker’s three-step formula appropriately works better for the cornerbacks when applied as an overall designated position tool. 

Wondering what the steps are for the five-step formula applied in the Easy IDP Start/Sits Charts?

Due to the nature of the industry, we are only willing to reveal three of the five steps. As we have mentioned, the author is the final and fifth step in deciphering the results. And two of the first four steps are the NFL player snap counts and designated points allowed by team data. Also noting, in-season this season, the author is now weighing in the Gridiron Ratings. And a separate test period will be conducted for the 2020 season that includes the in-season ratings. This is to test if the possible added step can boost the already proven high hit rate of the charts going forward.

For those members that may not know, the author of the charts just merged his content and tactical tools with Gridiron Ratings site the first of 2020. Hence, the obvious reason for the testing period first. And before possibly officially integrating another valuable fantasy football database as the ratings after previous years of proven results.

“I would like to thank all the users over the last three seasons who have put their faith in and benefited from my Easy IDP Start/Sits charts. If anyone knows it takes a real commandment to do so, it’s me after development the formula for my personal use a very long time ago.” -Gary VanDyke, a.k.a. The IDP Tipster

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Easy IDP Start/Sits Charts at Gridiron Ratings.  

Gary VanDyke

“The IDP Tipster”

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