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!
Nic Harris/Jordan Senn (CAR): Harris has been the WLB (a traditionally high-producing spot) for the Panthers, but he’s a bit dinged up himself. He’ll likely be able to give it a go, but just in case, have Senn on your radar.
Kevin Bentley (HOU): The Texans had moved Cushing to the MLB spot, but after struggling, he’ll move back outside, with Bentley moving from Cushing’s SLB spot to the middle. He’ll put up some solid stats this week.
Jarrett Johnson (BAL): Johnson goes on hot streaks and puts up decent points every now and then. He’s scored 12 fantasy points in 2 of his past 3 games, and faces a struggling Panther team. May not have a ton of tackle chances as a result, but he did have 11 sacks in the ’08 and ’09 seasons combined, so he may be able to add his first full sack this season.
Other to Consider: Danny Clark (NOS)
C.J. Wilson (DE – GBP): With Ryan Pickett hurt, Wilson has manned a starting spot for the Packers. Back from bye and facing Brett Favre, known for hanging out in the pocket for those crucial few extra seconds, Wilson could have his best game of his rookie season this week.
Ahtyba Rubin (DT – CLE): What does this cat have to do to get added? He should be owned in every league that starts DT, and likely owned in most leagues that combine DT with DE. He’s scored in double digits every week since Week 5 and has a nice matchup against the Jags this week.
Other to Consider: Tony McDaniel (MIA)
Aaron Francisco (S – IND): With the Colt secondary decimated, and specifically at SS, Francisco is the starter and has a fabulous matchup against the Pats this week. Could be a 15-20 point outing.
Jabari Greer (CB – NOS): He returned from injury to post 18 fantasy points in Week 9 and could have a good outing against the Seahawks this week.
Other to Consider: Charlie Peprah (S – GBP)
Week 10 Results
Stephen Nicholas (ATL): Not the kind of effort we expected but double digit points nonetheless. As long as Sean Weatherspoon is out, though, Nicholas is a good bet to score at least 10 a week.
Julian Peterson (DET): Another solid outing for Peterson, who isn’t the sack-master he once was, but will continue to put up good solo totals. Not a great option this week, though.
Cameron Wake (MIA): Just not a good game for Wake. He’s still one of the bigger surprises in the IDP realm.
Jason Taylor (NYJ): Logged his fourth sack of the season but he definitely has limited value in all leagues now.
Spencer Johnson (DE – BUF): On both sides of the ball, for both DET and BUF, we were completely shocked by the lack of scoring. Don’t forget about this guy, though. He can put up some stats.
Chris Canty (DT – NYG): 8 points out of a DT doesn’t suck too bad.
Antonio Smith (HOU): Zippo.
Jim Leonhard (S – NYJ): Another week, another double digit output from the Jet safety.
Abram Elam (S – CLE): Almost cracked double digits, and we expected more.
Marcus Trufant (CB – SEA): Another week, another double digit output from the Seahawk corner. Great start this week.
Aqib Talib (CB – TBB): Corners usually don’t log many assisted tackles, but it’s odd that Talib got his FIRST last week. He also had 7 solos and a pass defense. He’s a solid CB-league option.