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IDP Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 6

By Matt Schauf 2:46pm EDT 10/10/23

 

This list of IDP waiver wire pickups is sorted by position, and then by priorty.

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Haason Reddick, Edge, Philadelphia Eagles

Reddick notched his first sack of the season in Week 4. He followed that with two more against the Rams. 

Reddick played the first three games with a cast on his right thumb. He shed that ahead of the win over Washington but still didn’t quite do enough to prove he was all the way back, especially when you consider how good a sack matchup the Commanders have been.

His performance against L.A. says it’s time to get the star pass rusher back into IDP lineups for good. Snag him if he’s still available.

Leonard Floyd and A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Buffalo Bills

Epenesa enjoyed a big game against the Jaguars on Sunday, with:

  • 2 sacks
  • 3 pass deflections
  • 1 forced fumble
  • 1 fumble recovery

He now has 3 sacks on the season, plus just 3 other tackles. That makes Epenesa a low-floor option. But this week’s matchup with the Giants makes the ceiling worth chasing – especially if Edge Greg Rousseau remains out.

Floyd has been a better bet for playing time than Epenesa. And he has similar been a weak bet for tackles beyond his sack production. But 5.5 sacks through five games clearly makes him an upside play in this matchup.

Washington Commanders D-linemen

If your league finds any among Montez Sweat, Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Chase Young available on waivers, consider making a claim this week.

The next two weeks feature these two matchups:

  • Atlanta: tied for sixth most sacks allowed, 26th in adjusted sack rate allowed
  • N.Y. Giants: most sacks allowed, 32nd in sack rate

Nakobe Dean, LB, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are opening the 21-day practice window for Dean this week, after he spent the past four games on IR with a foot injury.

That doesn't necessarily mean the second-year LB will be ready to play this week against the Jets. Philly will have three weeks to decide whether to activate Dean. But I'd bet on him reclaiming the green dot and full playing time as soon as he's physically ready.

Unless Eagles coaches tell us he's right back to that full role, there will be risk to starting Dean in your IDP lineup his first game back. That risk -- on top of the current uncertainty -- means he's not a pickup for every league type right now.

But a fully healthy, fully playing Dean will be a starting candidate for every league. So gauge this week whether adding him now makes sense for your situation.

Henry To’oTo’o, LB, Houston Texans

The rookie delivered his second game of double-digit tackles among the past three weeks. This time he did it with LB Denzel Perryman back in the lineup.

To’oTo’o overtook Christian Harris for a starting job in Week 2, and then Houston lost Perryman to a hand injury for weeks 3 and 4. To’oTo’o became a full-timer in those contests and then led the Texans with 12 tackles in the loss to Atlanta.

The 82 total tackles the Falcons provided certainly helped, but To’oTo’o’s 14.6% share of the total was solid. And Perryman got just 45% playing time in his return, with the rookie keeping play-calling responsibilities.

To’oTo’o isn’t a lock for weekly starting duty going forward. But he could quickly become that in tackle-favoring leagues.

Damone Clark, LB, Dallas Cowboys

LB Leighton Vander Esch hurt his neck late in Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers. That’s especially worrisome for a player with a history of neck issues dating back to college.

There’s no telling how long Vander Esch will be out, with a lot more than football at stake in his case. Any further time he misses, though, should propel Clark into a full-time role.

The second-year LB has started every game so far but hasn’t reached 70% playing time. If we extrapolate Clark’s tackle numbers this season on 58% playing time over 100% snap share, we’d get the league’s third-largest tackle total through five weeks.

There’s obviously a lot of guessing/assuming to that method. But it at least points to the potential upside with Clark in tackle-heavy leagues.

Sam Franklin, S, Carolina Panthers

Franklin delivered a big fantasy line in his Week 4 start for Xavier Woods, but he inflated that with a 99-yard INT return for a TD. 

The fourth-year player offered more repeatable production in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. Franklin tallied a team-high 7 solo tackles, 23.3% of the team’s total in that category. His 8 total tackles trailed only S Vonn Bell. 

Week 6 brings a clash with Miami, which entered Week 5 with the third-most solos supplied to opponent DBs. Expect Franklin to be busy again for that matchup.

 

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