No matter the position in fantasy football, playing time is one of the biggest drivers of success. In IDP leagues, a lot of linebackers shuffle on and off the field, but a precious few are full-time, three-down linebackers, and those players have the most opportunities for fantasy success.
Each week in this space, we’ll take a look at the linebacker situations around the league to identify the key playing time considerations and shifting jobs for IDP fantasy players to take advantage of. Check out the chart at the bottom for the full breakdown. First, a few notes on some standout situations.
Detroit Lions — With a healthy Jarrad Davis back on the field, Jahlani Tavai saw a small decrease from playing about 66% of snaps in Week 2 to less than half of the snaps in week 3. Most of his snaps are in subpackages, but he also played the very few snaps the Lions had in base packages as well.
New York Giants — Alec Ogletree left the game with an injury and Tae Davis saw the field for the first time since getting injured in Week 1. We still need to see a full game with both healthy, but for now it looks like Davis is on the field for about one-third of the snaps, mostly in subpackages.
Check below for the breakdown for each team.