Week 8 will be easier in our IDP leagues with only the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens on a bye. Blake Martinez continues to impress getting 16 total tackles last week and Marcus Peters made an instant impact on the Baltimore Ravens defense giving Russell Wilson his first interception of the season. Here are your priority adds this week for fantasy football leagues with individual defensive players.
Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars
We shouldn’t just be chasing the defensive touchdown Ngakoue recorded on Sunday, but also his volume registering at least 90% of the teams snaps in two of his last three games. In both those games, Ngaokoue registered six combined tackles, two sacks, an interception and a touchdown. He’ll now face the New York Jets who only gave up one sack, but four interceptions on Monday Night; they also give up the most fantasy points to the defensive end position.
Notables: Alex Okafor, DE, Kansas City Chiefs
Rashan Evans, LB, Tennessee Titans
Evans racked up 20 total tackles on an average of 97% of the team’s defensive snaps over the last two weeks with Jayon Brown’s injury. Evans leads the team in tackles so far the season and gets the Buccaneers who given up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing linebackers.
Notables: Wesley Woodyard, LB, Tennessee Titans (if Jayon Brown is injured)
Taylor Rapp, S. Los Angeles Rams
John Johnson was recently put on injured reserved and was replaced by Taylor Rapp who led all defensive players in snaps at 98% and had six combined tackles against the Atlanta Falcons. The Bengals don’t give up a ton of points to opposing DBs, but Rapp could be the starter moving forward with favorable matchups for the rest of the season.
Notables: Justin Simmons, S, Denver Broncos