Fantasy Football IDP PAPS Grades: ILB WKS 1-8
October 29, 2019 Comments Off on Fantasy Football IDP PAPS Grades: ILB WKS 1-8 Article, PAPS IDP Grades, Tactical, Uncategorized Gary Van Dyke
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Fantasy Football IDP PAPS Grades

The IDP PAPS grades tactical tool is formulated and innovated strictly based on relevant fantasy football IDP player information. We no longer will worry about real-life NFL player grades translating over to fantasy football.

Over the years we have learned that defensive players can be graded incorrectly by “real-life” grading formats for fantasy football purposes. This will no longer be the case with the PAPS grade formula. As it is solely based on the actual data in production versus the opportunity for that production.

This IDP fantasy football grading formula has been in development over the last few years and used in many IDP related articles. But now after it has been put to the test and proven to be as viable as possible we are happy to officially launch it at this time.

This original formula for grading the defensive players is based on a simple but effective format. This includes the actual production data as well as the opportunity received to produce that data. With all this information being essential in determining the IDP player grades for fantasy football. Keep in mind that the PAPS is only geared towards the game and not the real NFL. However, it can reflect closely to other real-life grading systems.

In short, an NFL player can grade well in terms of real-life performance on the field. But in many cases, it does not translate into what we need to know for fantasy football. A player can “look” good or bad in real life, but it is the actual IDP production we need to pay attention to.

Fantasy Football IDP PAPS Grades: ILB WKS 1-8

General Notes:

The Weakside/Middle/Strongside
(4-3 scheme)
The Will/Mike
(3-4 scheme)  
Grade Ranges:

The following grade ranges are based off the overall performance of the 2019 qualifiers. To qualify for the ILB grades a player must have played at least 30% of snaps allowed on defense. As well as have played in at least four games. And not be on injured reserve and out for the rest of the season. A special note, always consider the players snap count, games, versus the PAPS grade. While the grades will vary in ranges from position to position.

Inside Linebacker Grade Scale

Elite: 94+

Strong: 90 – 93

Serviceable: 85 – 89

Other: 0 – 84


Remember that the PAPS grade is a fantasy production based formula. Not a “real-life” performance in the NFL. They are completely two different entities. 



Player – Player

Team – Team

GP – Games Played

 DS% – Defensive Snap Count Percentage. (In games played.)

PAPS – Play-making Abilities Per Snap Grade

WOPS – Those expecting a “weighted opportunity per snap” will need to know that it is a final and end of the season static. Something introduced for the overall 2018 grades. So these in season grades will not apply it.
ALWAYS! Be sure to notice the PAPS versus the snap counts. Especially early on in the season. The ideal situation is a ILB with at least a 70% plus defensive snap percentage with the complementing PAPS grade. The standard these days are a ILB that averages around 80% or higher as an every-down player. This metric has changed over the last five season’s in the NFL. There are now a lot of packages used trimming down that percentage.

Members, as stated above the qualifying players in this ILB chart must have played at least 30% of the snaps. If you have a player you would like to know his PAPS score that is not listed please reach out on the members chat page.

Don't See Your "LB" In These Fantasy Football IDP Grades?

The Outside Linebackers in the 3-4 defensive scheme will be located with the DE/Edge rushers PAPS.

Like to compare your players fantasy football IDP grade for weeks one thru four versus one thru eight?

Weeks One Thru Eight

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