IDP Projections: NFC East

In this edition, I share my IDP and projections on Damon Harrison, Zach Brown, B.J. Goodson, Su’a Cravens. I’ll highlight the scheme, personnel and coaching adjustments I used when projecting the NFC East. I’ll share actionable information such as buy-low players, fades, targets and generally anything which could create informational advantages for our subscribers.


My first step was to review some defensive position depth charts and compare them to my own. I like using Ourlads and Rotoworld. It’s also important to review the coaching and defensive scheme changes. I used a balanced scoring system:
  • 1.5 points per solo tackle.
  • 0.75 for each assist.
  • 1 point for passes defended.
  • 3 points per sack.
  • 3 points for forced fumbles.
  • 4 points for an interception.
I’ve included the pressure rate metric from Football Outsiders, as it helps to track defensive pass rush progress and incorporates hurries in addition to sacks. Also included is QB sacks allowed, which was helpful for projecting sacks.. There are many other variables I’ll review; they’ll be noted throughout each projection. I hope these projections help readers to determine their own valuations of players as they develop their draft strategies. In the chart below, we don’t see any scheme changes and only one coaching change. Fortunately for value seekers, many IDP player values are changing in this division despite the lack of scheme changes. Due to open position battles and free agent movement, there are plenty players to target.

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By Eric Braun | @FFPlanetX | Archive