Free Agent Focus

Week 2 IDP Free Agent Focus

By Matt Schauf 11:09pm EDT 9/9/18


Do not go out and grab all the guys listed below.

Overreacting is the easy way to go in Week 1. After months of dreaming about the season, looking back on last season's results and projecting what's about to come, we have finally gotten a look at real football. Some of what we've seen has seemed to confirm what we expected. Other things were Ryan Fitzpatrick.

But no matter what you or I saw in Week 1, it was just 1 game's worth of reality for each team and each player. We undoubtedly witnessed the start of some trends. But we also saw some mirages.

Did your LB2 manage just 3 tackles while someone on the waiver wire produced 11? That could mean you need an upgrade ... or it could mean you need to be patient.

The players in this article are split up by position and ranked pretty much in order of IDP relevance. Use this article each week in conjunction with our Rest of the Way rankings (coming this week) to determine whom you should grab.


Anthony Hitchens, LB, Chiefs

Hitchens likely got drafted in just about any IDP league of decent depth this summer. But perhaps he should be owned in any league that plays 2+ defensive guys. Never a full-time player through 4 seasons with the Cowboys, Hitchens racked up 15 tackles (7 solo, 2 for loss) in his regular-season debut as a Chiefs full-timer.


Nick Vigil, LB, Bengals

Unlike Warner, Vigil did find himself in draft range in our preseason rankings. But he’s likely still available on many waiver wires. Count on that changing after he racked up 11 solo tackles -- including 2 for loss -- in Sunday’s victory at Indy. Pro Football Focus graded Vigil among the league’s poorest LBs last year, but he was a top-25 fantasy scorer before landing on IR.

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