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Breakout IDP Performances and Waiver-Wire Moves Week 11

Every week throughout the NFL season I will bring you an IDP article talking about anything and everything that consists of IDP. I will talk about IDP Breakout players, keep tabs on possible waiver-wire additions and some IDP Sleeper plays during the year. It should be fun. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite Breakout IDP Performances and Waiver-Wire Moves headed into Week 11 of the NFL Season.

IDP Waiver Wire for Week 11

Mark Robinson, LB Pittsburgh Steelers

I feel like I have had a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker in this article for a couple weeks in a row, and now here is another one with Mark Robinson. The Steelers inside linebackers have had multiple weeks with season-ending injuries. Cole Holcomb went down in Week 9 with a knee injury and then in Week 10 Kwon Alexander left with an Achilles injury. Elandon Roberts was one of my top pickups last week. If he is still out there grab him as he played 96% of snaps in Week 10.

But now this week I’m suggesting Mark Robinson. The second-year linebacker out of Ole Miss is now thrust into the lineup alongside Roberts. Robinson was a seventh-round pick, who only played one year as a linebacker for the Rebels. Robinson originally was a running back at FCS school Presbyterian College before transferring to Missouri State and finally ending up at Ole Miss as a running back.

Robinson is very new to the position and is still learning. He is going to have some growing pains, but there is some talent there. Robinson played 60% of snaps in Week 10. He is more of a run-stuffing linebacker than a coverage guy, so I would expect him to come out a decent amount on medium to long third-down plays.

Myles Murphy, DE Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals play on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens and both of their starting defensive ends are banged up. It looks like Sam Hubbard, ankle injury, and Trey Hendricks, hyper-extended knee, are going to be questionable to play on a short week.

This is the perfect opportunity for rookie first-round pick Myles Murphy to step up. The Clemson product was extremely impressive in college and has a quick first step. With Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson running around and trying to make plays, Murphy has a nice chance at getting a sack this week.

BJ Ojulari, DE Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals rookie defensive end BJ Ojulari started off the season banged up, but he has been ramping up his play as the season has progressed. In Week 10, he played 52% of snaps, a season high. The flashes of talent are starting to show for the former second-round pick out of LSU.

In Week 10, Ojulari had his best game as a pro with eight tackles, two sacks, two tackles for a loss, and two QB Hits. That gives him 14 tackles, three sacks, three tackles for a loss, and three QB hits in the last three weeks. If your league-mates avoided Ojulari because of the slow start he is a nice add, especially in dynasty leagues.

Ivan Pace or Anthony Barr, LB Minnesota Vikings

With word that Minnesota Vikings star linebacker Jordan Hicks is sidelined for an unknown amount of time with a leg injury, now the question is who becomes his replacement in the meantime. In Week 10 it was rookie linebacker Ivan Pace.

The rookie out of Cincinnati was a surprise at camp and got some early usage. Pace turned in some decent tackle numbers in the first five weeks of the season before seeing a big drop in his snap share the last few weeks. Now Pace is back in the fold with a chance to solidify more playing time the rest of the year.

With all the injuries, the Vikings have signed former linebacker Anthony Barr. He was a member of the Purple and Yellow for eight seasons before playing last year for the Dallas Cowboys. Barr hasn’t played this season but should be able to get up to speed fairly quickly. If Hicks is out for very long, there is a decent chance Barr works his way into the starting lineup.

Sheldon Rankins, DT Houston Texans

If you need defensive line help and especially defensive tackle help, search the waiver wire for Houston Texans Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins. He had a monster Week 10 with three sacks, five solo tackles, four QB Hits, and two tackles for a loss. That gives Rankins four sacks and 11 tackles in the last two games. That is unreal production from a DT.

The Texans have been in a lot of shootouts lately, which means more plays in the game. This is giving Rankins, and the entire Texans defense a lot of snaps to make plays and get to the quarterback.

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