IDP Fantasy Football Report: Waiver Wire Pickups and Early Week 14 Fantasy Rankings

In the weekly IDP report, we'll look at waiver wire targets as well as some early fantasy football rankings as we prepare for the playoffs.

Week 13 of football is almost officially in the books, and it’s time to look ahead for our fantasy football leagues. The IDP report will provide an early look at several waiver wire priorities of varying league sizes, along with preliminary Week 14 IDP rankings.

Since all leagues are different sizes and have IDP requirements, the weekly rankings might be more beneficial than the waiver list. If you have any specific questions, hop into our Discord and ask a question! We hope the waivers go in your favor.

Top Week 14 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups

Kobie Turner, DT, Los Angeles Rams

Rams rookie DT Kobie Turner has shown several flashes of being a high-end IDP DL option this season. Turner has a game with 10 tackles on his resume. His last two games have seen him hit nine total tackles, including three and a half sacks. If this is truly the IDP breakout, get him stashed now cause the fantasy playoff schedule is so juicy.

Jonathan Greenard, DE, Houston Texans

Jonathan Greenard has been rock solid for the Texans all year playing opposite of rookie rusher Will Anderson. Since the Texans’ Week 7 bye, he’s turned in fantasy-relevant performances in half of his games.

That includes four and a half sacks in those six games and 18 total tackles. He’s more of a luxury in deep leagues than a must-add but is worthy of consideration.

SirVocea Dennis, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB corps might be the most injured position group in the entire NFL. Down their top three LBs going into Week 13, their top active LB, K.J. Britt, got hurt and didn’t return.

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SirVocea Dennis missed the game with an illness, while Lavonte David and Devin White sat out with groin and foot injuries, respectively, so Dennis might well be the only healthy one going into Week 14.

Mykal Walker, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Speaking of injured LB rooms, let’s talk Steelers. They lost their top two to IR already, and Elandon Roberts left with a groin injury in Week 13. On the short week, expect Mykal Walker to take over the full-time LB1 role. Walker totaled 10 tackles on 96% of snaps in Week 13, and he could generate similar production Thursday night with the lead role.

P.J. Locke, S, Denver Broncos

Going right back to P.J. Locke for anyone who didn’t listen last week. Why? He followed his Week 12 performance of seven tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble with another eight tackles, including another sack. Kareem Jackson is suspended for two more weeks, so ride this hot streak through that time and get Locke into Week 14 lineups for that upside.

Jimmie Ward, S, Houston Texans

Jimmie Ward returned from an extended injury absence and went right back to a full-time role and a valuable one. Ward plays both in the slot and box for about half his total snaps. This has helped him hit six or more total tackles in five of his six full games in 2023. He’s a strong DB option for any managers needing help at that spot.

Early Week 14 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

1) Foyesade Oluokun | JAX, LB | (@ CLE)
2) Roquan Smith | BAL, LB | (vs. LAR)
3) Zaire Franklin | IND, LB | (@ CIN)
4) C.J. Mosley | NYJ, LB | (vs. HOU)
5) Nick Bolton | KC, LB | (vs. BUF)
6) Maxx Crosby | LV, DE | (vs. MIN)
7) Quay Walker | GB, LB | (@ NYG)
8) T.J. Edwards | CHI, LB | (vs. DET)
9) Bobby Okereke | NYG, LB | (vs. GB)
10) Terrel Bernard | BUF, LB | (@ KC)
11) Fred Warner | SF, LB | (vs. SEA)
12) Azeez Al-Shaair | TEN, LB | (@ MIA)
13) Nick Bosa | SF, DE | (vs. SEA)
14) Logan Wilson | CIN, LB | (vs. IND)
15) Bobby Wagner | SEA, LB | (@ SF)
16) Ernest Jones | LAR, LB | (@ BAL)
17) Myles Garrett | CLE, DE | (vs. JAX)
18) T.J. Watt | PIT, LB | (vs. NE)
19) Alex Singleton | DEN, LB | (@ LAC)
20) Derwin James Jr. | LAC, S | (vs. DEN)
21) Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB, S | (@ ATL)
22) Tremaine Edmunds | CHI, LB | (vs. DET)
23) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (vs. LAR)
24) Blake Cashman | HOU, LB | (@ NYJ)
25) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB | (vs. TB)

26) Quincy Williams | NYJ, LB | (vs. HOU)
27) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (vs. SEA)
28) Dax Hill | CIN, S | (vs. IND)
29) Camryn Bynum | MIN, S | (@ LV)
30) Kyle Hamilton | BAL, S | (vs. LAR)
31) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB | (vs. PHI)
32) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE | (@ LV)
33) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (@ NO)
34) Robert Spillane | LV, LB | (vs. MIN)
35) Devin Lloyd | JAX, LB | (@ CLE)
36) Kenneth Murray Jr. | LAC, LB | (vs. DEN)
37) Ivan Pace Jr. | MIN, LB | (@ LV)
38) Micah McFadden | NYG, LB | (vs. GB)
39) Harrison Smith | MIN, S | (@ LV)
40) Jessie Bates III | ATL, S | (vs. TB)
41) Grant Delpit | CLE, S | (vs. JAX)
42) Aidan Hutchinson | DET, DE | (@ CHI)
43) Nicholas Morrow | PHI, LB | (@ DAL)
44) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (vs. CAR)
45) Germaine Pratt | CIN, LB | (vs. IND)
46) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S | (vs. DET)
47) Kyle Dugger | NE, S | (@ PIT)
48) E.J. Speed | IND, LB | (@ CIN)
49) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah | CLE, LB | (vs. JAX)

Top IDP Players To Start in Week 14

Nick Bolton, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

Nick Bolton practiced all week leading up to the Chiefs’ game Sunday night against the Packers. Drue Tranquill left that game with a concussion, just in time for Nick Bolton to come back to his full-time LB1 role on the Chiefs.

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While he hasn’t had any elite-level games this year, he was as steady as they came previously, as was Tranquill in the role. Lock Bolton in again.

Terrel Bernard, LB, Buffalo Bills

Coming off the bye, the Bills and Terrel Bernard face the Chiefs for what could well be a must-win game. He’s had an average of five tackles in three of the last four games. The Chiefs matchup isn’t a scary one for LBs, and his role is absolutely elite. Bernard should get back to his double-digit tackle ways going forward.

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