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FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEKLY FEATURES

IDP Top Plays - Week 7
Brent Clement
October 20, 2006

Linebackers

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Zach Thomas MIA GBP Thomas continues his assault over the opposing Running backs.
2 London Fletcher BUF NEP Fletcher will put up monster stats vs the Pats running game. 
3 Andra Davis CLE DEN Davis may be on the field for 40 minutes in this match up.
4 Angelo Crowell BUF NEP Another Bill, who will be actively pursuing Maroney and Dillon.
5 Gary Brackett IND WAS Portis will run wild on this defense, as long as the game is close.
6 Jonathon Vilma NYJ DET Vilma isn't as productive as a year ago, but still better than most.
7 Nick Barnett GBP MIA This game is likely a ground assault by Miami. Barnett will benefit.
8 Cato June IND WAS June has regained his status as the most productive Colts LB, again.
9 Eric Barton NYJ DET Barton is quietly putting up career numbers. It will continue this week.
10 Demeco Ryans HOU JAC Fighting it out with Ernie Sims for defensive rookie of the year.
11 James Farrior PIT ATL Farrior and Co. will have plenty of opportunities vs the Falcons rushing game.
12 Lofa Tatupa SEA MIN Lofa has had an up and down season, but this week he should score plenty.
13 Antonio Pierce NYG DAL Pierce is banged up again, and not what many expected thus far.
14 Jeremiah Trotter PHI TBB The Bucs will run Cadillac enough to keep Trotter productive.
15 Ernie Sims DET NYJ Sims will find a way to fill up the stat sheet vs the N Y Jets. 
16 Derrick Brooks TBB PHI Westbrook gives Brooks his best opportunity to rack up tackles.
17 Keith Brooking ATL PIT Expect Willie Parker and Keith Brooking to be well acquainted,  at the end of this one.
18 Kawika Mitchell KCC SDC LT is in for another field day this week. Mitchell will have a very nice day.
19 Al Wilson DEN CLE Wilson has shown flashes of being one of the elite scoring LBs,  again.
20 Kirk Morrison OAK  ARZ Arizona will be successful running Edge, at the end of this match up.
21 Lemar Marshall WAS IND The Colts will want to use some ball control to keep their defense off the field.
22 Demorrio Williams ATL PIT Will this be Williams last chance to start, with Hartwell returning to MLB soon.
23 Derrick Johnson KCC SDC The Chargers running game will go wild on this pour us defense.
24 Gerald Hayes ARZ OAK Hayes may have his opportunities cut,  by the dismal Oakland offense
25 Leroy Hill SEA MIN Minnesota will Run, to keep the Hawks high powered offense off the field. 
26 Ahmad Brooks CIN CAR First NFL start, in place of Brian Simmons, netted Brooks 10 solo tackles, and assist. 

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Julius Peppers CAR CIN Right now the defensive player of the year, in the first 6 weeks of the season.
2 Jason Taylor MIA GBP Taylor has been a huge disappointment to fantasy owners, but this week, he could be huge.
3 Trent Cole PHI TBB Cole's non stop motor energizes the whole Philly D Line.
4 Jared Allen KCC SDC The Chargers O-Line is good enough to keep Allen off Rivers.
5 Ty Warren NEP BUF Warren must be licking his chops at the opportunity to create havoc this week.
6 Osi Umenyiora NYG DAL Bledsoe is a sitting duck for the Giants pass rush, especially from the DE position.
7 Bryan Thomas NYJ DET Thomas has come out of no where, to become one of the 10 best DL, thus far.
8 Justin Smith CIN CAR Smith may not get to Delhomme, but will be active stopping Rb Deshaun Foster.
9 Michael Strahan NYG DAL On Monday night, Strahan will once again wreck havoc on the Boys O-line
10 Aaron Kampman GBP MIA Kampman will feast on the Miami O-Line, and the erratic QB Joey Harrington.
11 Tamba Hali KCC SDC Hali will be a force once again. This time stopping the run. 
12 Kevin Williams MIN SEA Williams is back, and Fantasy owners and opposing Qbs better take notice.
13 Robert Mathis IND WAS Brunell isn't as mobile as he used to be, and Mathis can stop the run as well.
14 Darren Howard PHI TBB Darren Howard should give the rookie Qb more than he can handle.
15 Vonnie Holliday MIA GBP Holliday, outside of one goose egg outing, has been dominant thus far.
16 Derrick Burgess OAK ARZ Burgess started off with a bang, and has been non existent outside one other week.
17 Darnell Dockett ARZ OAK Dockett gives the Cardinals an inside pass rush, that will get to the young QB.
18 James Hall DET NYJ Hall will be the man at DL, now that Shaun Rogers is out the next 4 weeks.
19 Richard Seymour NEP BUF The Bills are in for a long day with Seymour and Warren meeting at their Qb.
20 John Henderson JAC HOU Henderson isn't a strong play vs the Texans, but one of the best options left,  this week.
21 Chris Kelsay BUF NEP Kelsay has been the most productive DL in Buffalo. Who would have thunk?
22 Phillip Daniels WAS IND Phillips will give the Colts OT problems, and may get to Manning once.
23 Dewayne Robertson NYJ DET Robertson has been surprisingly productive the last month. Can it continue?
24 Mike Patterson PHI TBB Patterson is the 3rd Philly DL listed this week.  Too many great DL on Bye in week 7.
25 Aaron Schobel BUF NEP Schobel has played himself out of the top 25, except this week, when there are few options.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Adrian Wilson ARZ OAK Wilson will be limited vs the run, but could be huge in defending the pass.
2 Troy Polamalu PIT ATL Poly will be the 5th LB in the box, to stop the potent Falcons rushing attack.
3 Antoine Winfield MIN SEA Winfield will have his hands full in coverage all day, with the Hawks WRs.
4 Sean Jones CLE DEN You can expect Jones to spend most of his afternoon in the box, stopping the run.
5 Ronde Barber TBB PHI This Barber isn't talking about retirement, and is lights out at CB.
6 Kerry Rhodes NYJ DET After two moderate weeks, Rhodes finally had another great game last week.
7 Jermaine Phillips TBB PHI The way Philly loves to pass, and dump off to Westbrook, Phillips will have a big day.
8 Sean Taylor WAS IND Taylor has a chance to be a stat machine this week. Expect a very good day from him.
9 Rashean Mathis JAC HOU Mathis returns to fantasy glory this week, covering and tackling WR Andre Johnson.
10 Roy Williams DAL NYG Williams will look to set the tone early with a big hit, and a forced fumble.
11 Brian Dawkins PHI TBB With the shaky play of Philly's SS M. Lewis, Dawkins could have a huge day vs the Bucs.
12 Nick Collins GBP MIA Collins hasn't been as productive the last 3 weeks, as he was to start the season.
13 Chris Gamble CAR CIN Expect Gamble to have a nice statistical day, as Cincy will have to pass to move the ball.
14 Adam Archuleta WAS IND Archuleta will be a busy man, stopping the run, and defending the pass.
15 Darrent Williams DEN CLE Williams will be tested again and again, as teams are avoiding Champ Baily, for good reason.
16 Stuart Schweigert OAK ARZ Stuart is the best scoring safety on the Raiders, and many thought that would belong to Huff.
17 Marquand Manuel GBP MIA Manuel has been outscoring fellow S Collins the last month. 
18 Donte Whitner BUF NEP Whitner is becoming a great one, but this is the wrong year for a S to compete for D ROY.
19 CC Brown HOU JAC With a gimpy Glenn Earl, Brown will see more action in the box, and covering the TE.
20 Anthony Henry DAL NYG Henry will be picked on by the Giants, as opposing CB Terrance Newman, has been lights out.
21 Dunta Robinson HOU JAC Robinson will have his hands full with the Jags tall Wrs.
22 Gibril Wilson NYG DAL Wilson is currently listed as questionable, but should play in this big divisional game.
23 Antrel Rolle ARZ OAK Rolle should have a nice week in coverage, considering the opponent.
24 Lito Sheppard PHI TBB The better Sheppard gets as a CB, the less teams will throw his way.
25 Rodney Harrison NEP BUF Harrison is proving to have lost a step, at his strong safety position.