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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to suggest a player or discuss my picks. Good luck this season!
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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.