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IDP Weekly Sleepers - Week 7
Darin Tietgen
October 21, 2010
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Welcome to another edition of The Huddle’s IDP Sleeper Report.  The following IDPs were found on either a 12 or 16 IDP league’s waiver wire.  Good luck this season and feel free to email me at huddledarin@yahoo.com if you want to suggest a player or discuss my picks.  Good luck this season!

LINEBACKERS

Rob Ninkovich (NEP):  He’s been on this list before, and was impressive.  He’ll have a chance at putting up good stats once again.  His performances against traditionally run-first teams:  CIN – 10 fantasy points, MIA – 17, BAL – 16.  Figure he’ll be good for 12-15 again this week against the Bolts, who will definitely use Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert.

Ben Leber (MIN):  Leber’s been a decent bye week fill-in for a few years now.  He posted 5 solos last week and should be in the 4-5 solo range again this week.  A good LB3 bye week filler in large leagues. 

Mario Haggan (DEN):  Besides D.J. Williams, the Broncos have a few LBs that potentially can put up good numbers.  Haggan is one such LB.  Aside from a Week 4 9 point effort against the Titans, Haggan has scored in double digits every week.  A good bet to repeat that here this week.    

Other to Consider:  Danny Clark (NOS)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

B.J. Raji (DT – GBP):  It took awhile, but Raji’s game has been stepped up and he finally looked like a solid interior lineman.  He’s got 2.5 sacks on the season and could add to that total this week.  We like him getting 4 solos and perhaps an assist or two as well. 

Raheem Brock (DE – SEA):  This may be jinky, but we’ll once again add Brock to this list.  Gotta love the matchup against the Cards (the Hawks are the #1 ranked D/ST on many lists this week) and Brock and company will be getting to Max Hall plenty.  Just too good of a matchup to ignore, and I suspect Brock’s on many waiver wires. 

Other to Consider:  Remi Ayodele (NOS)

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Chris Crocker (S – CIN):  The veteran will be a key defender against the Falcon offense this week.  He has 16 solos in the past two contests and could put up 10 total tackles with ease.

Antone Cason (CB – SDC):  Cason started the season off pretty hot, and has cooled off a bit.  What better week to heat back up than against Tom Brady, Wes Welker and the Pats’ new downfield threat, Deion Branch.  Could be a busy day for Cason and the Bolt secondary.   

Tramon Williams (CB – GBP):  OK, I’ll say it:  Williams should NOT be available in any leagues.  He’s averaging 12 fantasy points per game and is not only putting up good solo tackle numbers, but has 8 passes defensed already.  With Charles Woodson locking down on the other side, Williams has been tested.  Expect more of the same against the pass-happy Brett Favre. 

Other to Consider:  Ryan Clark (S – PIT)

WEEK 6 RESULTS

LINEBACKERS
Desmond Bishop (GBP):  This one was almost not fair.  With Nick Barnett out, Bishop steps in.  He’s proved in the past he’s a solid starting LB as far as fantasy is concerned, and he hasn’t disappointed thus far in 2010.  7 solos, 3 assists and 1 pass defensed will get it done.  A solid LB2 with LB1 potential moving forward. 
Gary Guyton (NEP):  Meh, 3 solos.  Was hoping he’d be far more active in the middle with the Ravens running up the gut. 
Jason Hunter (DEN):  Hunter did make a big play Sunday, his first career INT.  But that was pretty much it.
Julian Peterson (DET):  He was pretty active and put up decent, LB3 type numbers as far as large leagues are concerned. 

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Kendall Langford (DE – MIA):  Langford is following the mind-numbing “every other game” theory.  He’ll probably go off against the Steelers. 
Raheem Brock (DE – SEA):  The Hawks are sacking anything that moves these days.  Brock got yet another this past Sunday and is a good bet to rack up another this week. 
Trevor Scott  (DE - OAK):  Been a pretty lean sleeper week, minus the gimme Bishop.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Michael Huff (S – OAK):  Ah, finally.  Another decent call here.  Huff is working himself into many starting lineups as he’s consistently putting up solid solo tackle numbers.
Cody Grimm (S – TBB):  Even with Sean Jones playing, Grimm appears to have some value.  Second straight game with a pick, and also forced a fumble Sunday.  A good bet to put up solid stats again this week.
Aqib Talib (CB – TBB):  Should have just stopped at Grimm. 
Gerald Alexander (S – JAC):  Uh, goodbye, Mr. Alexander.

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