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IDP Weekly Sleepers - Week 8
Darin Tietgen
October 28, 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

Julian Peterson (DET):  A nice week to add the veteran Peterson, who will be able to chase down Donovan McNabb and will likely make a handful of tackles as the Skins pound Ryan Torain. 

Will Davis (ARI):  Digging deep here, but I want to cater to those in the bigger leagues, too.  Both Joey Porter and Clark Haggans are nursing groin injuries and haven’t been practicing much at all this week.  Davis will likely get some serious time on the edge for the Cardinal defense, and may spend a good amount of time on the field. 

Cameron Wake (MIA):  Statuesque QB Carson Palmer may find Wake in the backfield a few times come Sunday.  I wouldn’t expect more than 3-4 solos, but a sack is possible.    

Other to Consider:  Jo-Lonn Dunbar (NOS)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Marcus Thomas (DE – DEN):  The Broncos have a few under-appreciated IDPs, especially on their front seven.  The one who may be available in your league that could respond well this week is Thomas, who could sack 3rd string QB Troy Smith.

Jamaal Williams (DT – DEN):  We just kinda like the Bronco IDPs overall this week.  He hasn’t logged a sack yet, but Williams is actually racking up decent tackle numbers and could be a force in the middle as the Niners pound the ball. 

Other to Consider:  Raheem Brock (SEA)

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Jerraud Powers (CB – IND):  Struck out with my “sure thing” last week, but I feel pretty confident in this pick, as he’ll have plenty of tackle opportunities against the Colt offense.

Jim Leonhard (S – SDC):  We love the underrated leader of the Jet secondary in a game that should feature a ton of passing.   5-6 solos is an attainable number, once again getting Leonhard into double digits. 

Paul Oliver (S – SDC):  Eric Weddle has looked a bit better lately but Oliver is still a solid play, especially against an offense like the Titans’.   

Other to Consider:  Eugene Wilson (S – HOU)

WEEK 7 RESULTS

LINEBACKERS
Rob Ninkovich (NEP):  Bad week for Ninkovich, but we like this guy in deep formats moving forward.  He has a little bit of Mike Vrabel in him. 
Ben Leber (MIN):  Man, swing and a miss.  He has a couple decent matchups in the second half, so if you’re really, really struggling in a larger league, look his way if you’re desperate.  
Mario Haggan (DEN):  Good game for Haggan, highlighted by 7 solos.  He has 32 solos thus far and could be a cheap source of tackles moving forward.      
Danny Clark (NOS):  In hindsight, we should have recommended who Clark replaced for the Saints, Scott Fujita.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
B.J. Raji (DT – GBP):  Not an Earth-shattering performance, but in the ultra-thin DL spot, Raji is actually a decent DT. 
Raheem Brock (DE – SEA):  Another week, another sack.  If you’re in a league that offers decent points for Brock, he’s a solid choice.
Remi Ayodele (NOS):  ‘Twas a bit of a longshot, and the game against the Browns didn’t exactly pan out as planned.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Chris Crocker (S – CIN):  Really?  High-scoring game featuring a ton of passing and Crocker turns out a virtual stinker?  Keep him on your radar in most IDP leagues, though.
Antone Cason (CB – SDC):  Bit of a yawner for our sleepers this week.  Pun intended.  Cason keeps batting down about one ball per game, so if you’re in a deep league and can’t seem to find a solid CB, Cason is worth a look.     
Tramon Williams (CB – GBP):  OK, I’ll edit what I said last week.  Williams should not be owned in leagues that start CB separate from safety, not in all leagues.  He’s a solid fantasy corner.
Ryan Clark (S – PIT):  One of the more underrated safeties in the NFL, Clark will put up a solid fantasy game every now and then.  Kinda like him this week against the Saints. 

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