Justin Varnes

IDP Analyst

When he isn't glued to the TV every Sunday in the fall, Justin plays drums professionally and drives his daughter to basketball practices. A Jacksonville, FL native, Justin currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Justin grew up idolizing Dan Marino (the Jags hadn't made it to Jax yet) and his appreciation of defensive players started with Zach Thomas, then the '85 Bears. Justin played football in junior high and high school before being seduced by the drums (also, after watching some high school kid named Emmitt Smith tear through the high school defenses in his town, he decided maybe he wasn't good enough to make it to the NFL).

As a drummer, Justin tours regularly and has performed with Phoebe Snow, Michael McDonald, Five for Fighting, Earl Klugh, and Mose Allison. In between gigs, you can find him watching tape of defensive players, and generally obsessing about fantasy football, especially IDP. Justin has been holding down the IDP fort for John Hansen and the crew since 2015. In addition to projections and articles, he also hosts an all-IDP podcast called “The IDP Corner,” where he is joined by his fellow Fantasy Points IDP contributor Thomas Simons, along with other special guests.