Bye weeks are going to start becoming factors in Week 6, which means that depth is more important than ever.
If you’ve avoided the injury bug to this point, then you’ve been lucky. However, bye weeks are unavoidable, so we cannot neglect to add potential IDP depth each week to ensure that our rosters are ready for whatever issues the rest of the NFL season throws at us.
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Most leagues should have plenty of IDP options to choose from on the waiver wire each week, and we’re here to help you pick out the best of the bunch.
Let’s dive into some of those options heading into Week 6.
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NAMES THAT BEAR REPEATING
To avoid repeating arguments for players previously mentioned in this piece, I'll list anyone who is still relevant who I have mentioned in prior weeks with a link to that article and information.
Malik Reed, ED, DEN (Week 3)
Michael Danna, DE, KC (Week 4)
Jonathan Greenard, DE, HST (Week 4)
Charles Harris, ED, DET (Week 4)
Randy Gregory, DE, DAL (Week 5)
Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, IND (Week 5)
Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, SF (Week 3)
Denzel Perryman, LB, LV (Week 3)
Justin Strnad, LB, DEN (Week 3)
Tae Crowder, LB, NYG (Week 4)
Quincy Williams, LB, NYJ (Week 4)
Kyzir White, LB, LAC (Week 4)
Reggie Ragland, LB, NYG (Week 5)
Pete Werner, LB, NO (Week 5)
David Long, LB, TEN (Week 5)
Jayron Kearse, S, DAL (Week 3)
Dane Cruikshank, S, TEN (Week 4)
Andrew Wingard, S, JAX (Week 4)
Rodney McLeod, S, PHI (Week 5)
Griffen’s snap count has grown each week in the Vikings defense, as he posted a healthy 72% snap rate in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions. This was also his first start of the year, and given his performance, he could have locked in this role going forward.
Griffen managed two sacks, six pressures and a 90.7 pass-rush grade against Detroit, all of which led the team in Week 5. Griffen’s pressures have increased right along with his snaps, which is a great sign for his season-long IDP value. The Vikings have been looking for someone to step up at the edge position opposite Danielle Hunter, and the 34-year old Griffen looks to be the one to do it. Griffen currently has an 81.6 pass-rush grade for the year, 16 pressures, four sacks and a 74.8 overall grade through four games this season.
Griffen is still widely available in most leagues and well worth a shot as defensive line depth or as a fill-in starter for injuries or bye weeks at the position.
Everson Griffen by week so far this season (missed Week 2):