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How to choose which LB to start?

Postby shmolex » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:25 am

New to fantasy football and my league uses IDP. I've got 3 LB, and we start 2. On any given week, am i correct in thinking that I should be starting the 2 that are playing the most run-oriented offenses as they will be getting more tackles?
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Re: How to choose which LB to start?

Postby shmolex » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:27 am

and conversely, I should be starting DBs that are playing more passing oriented teams?
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Re: How to choose which LB to start?

Postby NoSpin » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:47 am

Yep, that a correct philosophy. Also the overall quality of the opposing offense is important too, as they will offer up more opportunities to make plays than a poor offense that goes 3 and out repeatedly.
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Re: How to choose which LB to start?

Postby shmolex » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:58 am

Dansby vs Min
Briggs vs Dal
Harris vs NE

I'm thinking to start Dansby against AP and Harris as the NE offense is better than Dallas.
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Re: How to choose which LB to start?

Postby NoSpin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:25 am

OK bud, I got my ranks for those guys for this week. These guys are all close ranks this week, but my 2cents.....

1. Dansby - If Crowder doesn't play on Sunday, Dansby pulls ahead further from Harris and Briggs. Plenty of rushing and short/intermediate passes flying around Karlos' area as Favre works on further getting his timing down with his new crew of recievers. Shank will be a frequent outlet, airing it out downfield will not be. An average opportunity for a sack. Minn was 21st last year in allowing sacks (#1 allowing the most).

2. Harris - Playing at home against their rival, and they DON'T want to start out 0-2, he'll be motivated. The Pats O ought to spend a good amount of time on the field presenting plenty of opportunities for Harris to make plays. N.E. was 3rd toughest team to sack last year though.

3. Briggs - He'll be on the road, plays alongside Urlacher to compete for plays with. Dallas has a good O and he'll be active, but see above. Dal was 18th in sacks allowed lasy year.
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