Welcome back! If you've noticed anything about anything I've written, I'm all about the deep leagues. I mean who goes all the way to 70 in Running Back Rankings? The point is if you're in a deep IDP league and these rankings aren't deep enough, you can hit me up on Twitter or post a comment letting me know you need them to be a bit deeper in a certain area. As cheesy as this sounds, I want these to be the best IDP rankings on the web.
Linebacker Notes(Last Week's Rank)
James Laurinaitis (2)- I wanted to put Laurinaitis in the top spot last week and he led the league in tackles. Not this week, friends. I'm fairly sold on Laurinaitis leading the league in tackles this year.
Sean Lee (19)- The secret is out on Lee. He is playing every down and it looks like the this year's version of Jerod Mayo so far (key words: so far). He should be a top-15 LB for the season.
Stephen Tulloch (11)- Tulloch gets a great matchup against the Vikes. He is off to a very slow start and another bad game could be a bad sign for his long-term value.
Mason Foster (23)- Foster is on the mainstream IDP radar with his big game against Minnesota. He will have a tough time repeating that performance. If he does have a down game, be patient. Huge upside.
Bart Scott (NR)- The Madbacker comes in higher than usual. The Raiders are likely to run the ball a ton, which should allow a lot of tackles for the Scott and Harris. I'm not sure his owners can wait. By the way, if you're a fan, I'd highly recommend ordering one of these shirts. It's for a good cause because some proceeds go to the Eric LeGrand Patriot Saint Foundation. They sell out all the time, but new shipments come in regularly.
Jamar Chaney (NR)- He took the job from Casey Matthews and did an adequate job last year to finish the season. He should be able to hold it down and has some value.
|7||Jerod Mayo (Q)||NE|
|10||David Harris (Q)||NYJ|
|20||D.J. Williams (Q)||DEN|
|21||Clay Matthews (Q)||GB|
|27||Daryl Washington (Q)||ARI|
|30||Karlos Dansby (Q)||MIA|
Defensive Back Notes
Eric Weddle (5)- Weddle isn't the best DB in IDP, but the matchup is an interesting one. Weddle is a good bet for a turnover and should be a monster.
Sean Jones (20)- Jones looked really good in the opener and didn't really have the stats to back it up. He did bring the stats Week 2 and has a favorable matchup this week against the Falcons.
Jarrad Page (NR)- Page was the top target in my IDP Waiver Wire and gets to prove it to you with an intriguing game against the Giants. He is ranked fairly conservatively and it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the top 10 this week.
|9||LaRon Landry (Q)||WAS|
|10||Charles Woodson (Q)||GB|
|27||Eric Smith (Q)||NYJ|
Defensive Lineman Notes
Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul- One would have to think that the Giants will be coming after Vick worse than PETA enthusiasts. If the Giants are going to win, they will need a ton of sacks.
Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy-Carolina gets to take on a rookie QB in his first start. I'd expect them to get a couple free shots with Gabbert unable to recognize blitz packages.