Full Impact IDP – A new concept IDP format.

A new concept on how to play IDP

Full Impact IDP is a new evolution in the way that IDP fantasy football is played. For years the old adage, “start the players that score he most points”, held water, but not anymore.

Full Impact IDP turns that saying on its ear by impacting your opponents scores based on the defensive scheme that you start.

Ever played a team with a strong core of WRs and wished you could neutralize them? Well now you can. By playing “prevent” (DE2, DT2, LB0, CB4, S3) you will impact your opponents WRs by reducing their points scored by 30%, your opponents QB position will also be reduced by 30% in this scheme. However, by focusing your defense on the oppositions QB and WRs you can’t have it both ways, so scoring for your opponents RBs will be increased by 50%, and their TEs points get a 10% bump.

Here is a look at an excerpt from the rules with regards to Full Impact Scoring:

5.4.1 “Full Impact” Scoring
The twist of this league is that your defensive lineup will impact your opponents offensive players scores.
“Full Impact” scoring adjustments will also be done in decimal scoring. Decimal Scoring will be to the 100ths (IE: -3.45 points) When “Full Impact” scoring is done, numbers will be rounded up from 5. IE: -2.235 would be adjusted as -2.24 and -3.644 would be -3.64.

Your oppositions offensive scores will be adjusted based on the defensive alignment that you start.
The following defensive alignments indicate how the listed positions will be adjusted.
DE2, DT1, LB4, CB2, S2……QB: -5%,RB: +10%, WR: -5%, TE: n/a

DE2, DT2, LB3, CB2, S2……QB: +5%, RB: -10%, WR: n/a, TE: +5%

Nickel(3-3-5, 4-2-5 or “Big Nickel”)
DE2, DT1, LB3, CB3, S2…...QB: -5%, RB: +10%, WR: -5%, TE: n/a
DE2, DT2, LB2, CB3, S2……QB: -10%, RB: +10%, WR: -10%, TE: +10%
DE2, DT2, LB2, CB2, S3……QB: -5%, RB: +5%, WR: +5%, TE: -5%

Dime (4-1-6)
DE2, DT2, LB1, CB4, S2……QB: -10%, RB: +30%, WR: -10%, TE: -10%

Prevent (3-1-7 or 4-0-7)
DE2, DT1, LB1, CB4, S3……QB: -15%, RB: +40%, WR: -15%, TE: -10%
DE2, DT2, LB0, CB4, S3……QB: -30%, RB: +50%, WR: -30%, TE:+10%

8 in the Box (4-4-3)
DE2, DT2, LB4, CB2, S1……QB: +20%, RB: -40%, WR: +20%, TE: n/a

Goal line (5-4-2)
DE2, DT3, LB4, CB2, S0……QB: +30%, RB: -50%, WR: +10%, TE: +10%

An offensive player can score negative points, and if they do score negative points then “full impact adjustments” will not be made to that players score. Simply put, if a player scores negative points then they stay the same.

Follow me on twitter(@SteveGalloNFL) & if you have any questions please feel free to email me at gallo@thehuddle.com


About Steve Gallo
Steve is an NFL Analyst and IDP writer for USA Today Sports Media Group(TheHuddle.com). He is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America & Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

2 Responses to Full Impact IDP – A new concept IDP format.

  1. Is this an actual new game or a way to value sit/sit options for fantasy leagues (I will be doing the latter, thanks). I am thrilled I found this link in your article on TheHuddle.com and will be sharing with my sabermetric baseball buddies.

    • Steve Gallo says:

      Full Impact IDP is actually a new concept league. It is sort of a beta at this point because much of the work has to be done manually. I will be posting updates here as the season progresses. Very excited to see how the concept works.

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