FantasyHolics 2020 IDP Sleepers
3 IDP Sleepers Midway Through the 2020 Season:
Kemoko Turay DE (IND):
The 3rd year player out of Rutgers University has yet to play a snap in 2020 after suffering an ankle injury in week 5 of last season. In the 4 games before his injury in 2019, Turay accumulated 1.5 sacks, 2 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble. Not great by any means, however, he has a chance to climb the depth chart for the Colts by the end of the year this year. Currently, Turay is at the bottom of the depth chart but should have his chance to prove his worth in the next couple weeks. He’ll have to battle Al-Quadin Muhammad, Denico Autry and Justin Houston for playing time. So far, Autry has played the best of the 3 with 20 total tackles and 5 sacks through 8 games. However, Turay has a real shot at getting useful snaps for some depth on your fantasy team and should be available in virtually every league.
Justin Reid S (HOU):
Another 3rd year player, Justin Reid is the starting SS for the Houston Texans. He’s not necessarily a sleeper, but Reid has a chance to exceed his expectations the 2nd half of the season. Looking back to his rookie year, Reid accumulated 88 total tackles, 10 passes defended, 3 INT, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumbles recovered and 1 TD. He ended up finishing 15th in DB scoring. Reid took a step back in his sophomore campaign, accumulating 78 tackles, 5 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery, 2 INT and finishing as the 51st DB in fantasy. This step back was likely due to him battling a shoulder injury for most of the season. Now that he is back healthy this year, Reid has been on the field for 99.8% of the Texans defensive snaps, earning 50 total tackles and 2 passes defended. He is currently 46th in DB scoring and is still under most people’s radar, which makes him a prime waiver wire/trade target midway through the season that could turn out to help your team win a fantasy championship.
Marquis Haynes DE (CAR):
Let’s continue the trend of 3rd year players and talk about Marquis Haynes. Haynes has been turning some heads this season while earning 11 total tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 5 QB hits, 1 pass defense and 1 fumble recovery. He has already earned more fantasy points so far this season than his first two seasons combined (31 pts compared to 21 pts in standard scoring). Haynes has been on the field for only about 40% of the Panthers defensive snaps this year, a number that could change in a COVID full NFL season. If an injury were to happen to Brian Burns or Stephen Weatherly, Haynes has already shown he can contribute greatly in a limited role. Even without injury, Haynes should be targeted as a high upside player who should be available in most leagues.