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Individual Defensive Players

WK15 Fantasy Football Linebacker Start/Sits

Disclaimer: We do not suggest “reaching” for higher designated players over available known studs!

NOTICE – Chart Key Marking Fine-Tuning Update

This was not applied to all the charts yet but will be by WK6. We are using a new STAR method this year that needed a better user-friendly feel.

Avoid Weak
1/5
Barley Solid
2/5
Firm Solid
3/5
Really Solid
4/5
Firm Strong
5/5

Questionable (?)  –  Out (O)

Doubtful  –  (D)  –  Injuried Reserve (IR)

*Looking for Outside Linebackers in the 3-4 defensive scheme? We’ll refer users to the Edge Rushers chart on The IDP Tipster member page or main article page.

Attention Please!

It’s week 15 or 16 and we aren’t messing around with a bunch of huge details. The playoffs are here and we are getting right to the point with the marks. We’ll refect any concerns or anything else via the marks too. The five-step formula has got us here, so short and sweet, trust the charts while we ignore the drama.

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Reminder, there will not be any week 17 charts as 99% of leagues have their championships in week 16. And week 17 means half the teams will sit the starters or they’ll see limited action unless they are the small number of teams needing to win out. Again, if you need direct assistance for week 17, please contact me as I mentioned above.

WK15 Fantasy Football Linebacker

Week 15 / NFC Inside Linebackers

NFC North

Bears Inside Linebackers

Roquan Smith
5/5
Danny Trevathan
3.5/5
Joel Iyiegbuniwe
1/5
Josh Woods
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Vikings.

Lions Inside Linebackers

Jamie Collins
4/5
Reggie Ragland
1/5
Jarrad Davis
1/5
Christian Jones
1/5
Jahiani Tavai
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Titans and only trust Collins. The rest continue a four-way time share.

Packers Inside Linebackers

Christian Kirksey
2.5/5
Krys Barnes
2.5/5
Kamal Martin
1/5
Ty Summers
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Panthers and a huge red flag on Kirksey. He fell dramatically in snaps last contest from averaging 100% to just 67%. And it showed hard in his box score. We also can’t locate any reports as to why he did. Huge red flag and a desperate play with risk heading onto this week.

Vikings Inside Linebackers

Eric Kendricks (?)
3/5
Todd Davis
1/5
Eric Wilson
3/5
Troy Dye
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Bears. And if Kendricks can’t go again, insert his marks on Todd Davis again.

NFC south

Falcons Inside Linebackers

Foyesade Oluokun
3/5
Deion Jones
3/5
Mykal Walker
1.5/5
LaRoy Reynolds
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Buccaneers.

Panthers Inside Linebackers

Jeremy Chinn – S/LB
3/5
Shaq Thompson (?)
2.5/5
Jermaine Carter
2.5/5
Tahir Whitehead
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Packers.

Saints Inside Linebackers

Demario Davis
3/5
Kwon Alexander
3/5
Alex Anzalone
2/5
Zack Baun
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Chiefs. And Alexander shot up big time in snaps last contest. But considering it’s only happened one time and the matchup on paper, the marks are as good as it gets either way.

Buccaneers Inside Linebackers

Lavonte David
3/5
Devin White
3/5
Kevin Minter
0.5/5
Jack Cichy (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Falcons.

NFC East

Cowboys Inside Linebackers

Jaylon Smith
5/5
Leighton Vander Esch
3.5/5
Sean Lee
1.5/5
Joe Thomas
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the 49ers. And Vander did return to less of a timeshare with Lee with 90% of the snaps. But it didn’t show well in the box score. We’ve pumped the brakes on his upside and weighed in the minimal snaps he saw just one contest ago.

Giants Inside Linebackers

Blake Martinez
3.5/5
Tae Crowder
2/5
Devante Downs
2/5
David Mayo
2/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Browns.

Eagles Inside Linebackers

Alex Singleton
3/5
T.J. Edwards (?)
2.5/5
Duke Riley
1.5/5
Davion Taylor
1/5
Nathan Gerry (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Cardinals. And if Edwards can’t go again, move his marks to Riley.

Washington’s Inside Linebackers

Jon Bostic
3.5/5
Cole Holcomb
3.5/5
Kevin Pierre-Louis (?)
2/5
Thomas Davis
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the 49ers. And adding, we could have given any situation higher marks. But with no real full-time player via the snaps, it’s the best we can do. Bostic just toughed 80% of the snaps as Holcomb went for 74%. And full-time is technically 80% plus a week, but Bostic has only hit that mark one time in the last three contests. So, these player’s owners are darn lucky the 49er are such a great matchup on paper, or they wouldn’t be seeing nearly what they are in the marks.

NFC West

Cardinals Inside Linebackers

Jordan Hicks
3/5
De’Vondre Campbell
2.5/5
Isaiah Simmons
2.5/5
Tanner Vallejo
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Eagles and a warning on Campbell and Simmons. As of last game the two split reps 50/50. And this time Simmons did not overachieve getting more time on the field. As far as we read it, and the matchup, this looks awful risky this weekend. It might have been from Campbell’s nursing and injury, which he was, but it’s enough to worry about in case it continues.

Rams Inside Linebackers

Troy Reeder
3.5/5
Kenny Young
2.5/5
Justin Hollins
0.5/5
Micah Kiser (IR)
0/5

Advice/Note: Bye Week. As marked versus the Jets. And don’t go chasing young’s points from last week. We can’t figure on him having that type of performance again, or the boost in snaps he got. Which the snaps were still outside the realm of a full time player.

49ers Inside Linebackers

Dre Greenlaw
4/5
Fred Warner (?)
4/5
Azeez Al-Shaair
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Cowboys. And Warner went down last contest with Al-Shaair replacing him. So we assume that’ll be the case if warner is out this time around. Just take one full mark off if you are going there and know there is upside we can’t add based on the matchup.

Seahawks Inside Linebackers

Bobby Wagner
5/5
K.J. Wright
4.5/5
Jordyn Brooks
2.5/5
Cody Barton
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus Washington.

WK15 Fantasy Football Linebacker

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