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IDP Top Plays - Week 9
Brent Clement
November 3, 2006

Linebackers

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Zach Thomas MIA CHI The Top match up, for one of the top players. This one was easy.
2 Will Witherpsoon STL KCC Another solid match up, and Will is having a career year in 06.
3 Keith Bulluck TEN JAC With the Titans possibly without fellow LB David Thornton, Bulluck mops up.
4 Ray Lewis BAL CIN Cincy will have a hard time running on Baltimore, but Lewis does it all.
5 Ernie Sims DET ATL Sims gets his shot at the #1 running team in the NFL. This is a no brainer.
6 Gary Brackett IND NEP Brackett was a beast last week vs Denver, and New England is going to run the ball.
7 London Fletcher BUF GBP Fletcher returns from his Bye week ready to pounce on RB Ahman Green and Co.
8 Andra Davis CLE SDC The theme of the top 10 is match ups, and this should be another great one.
9 Brian Urlacher CHI MIA Urlacher is more than just a run stuffing LB. And he will dominate the Phins.
10 James Farrior PIT DEN Again, match up dictates the jump for Farrior. Both Rb's will tote the rock in this one.
11 Demeco Ryans HOU NYG Can Ryans bottle up Tiki and the Giants running game. Probably not.
12 Scott Fujita NOS TBB Fujita continues his career statistical season. Look for big days ahead.
13 Al Wilson DEN PIT Pitt needs this game, so do you think Ben will chunk it as much as last week?  Me Neither.
14 Cato June IND NEP June was beat to the punch by fellow LB Gary Brackett all day, a week ago. 
15 Lance Briggs CHI MIA Briggs is solid, but in this game, he may not be as productive as usual.
16 Kirk Morrison OAK  SEA Are big things in store for the Raiders a 3rd week in a row? On defense, yes.
17 Derrick Johnson KCC STL Expect D. Johnson to meet L. Johnson on numerous occasions.
18 Keith Brooking ATL DET The Lions will run, as their running game, sets up the play action pass to R Williams. 
19 Nick Barnett GBP BUF The Buffalo offense does one thing well,  run the football. Barnett will benefit.
20 Derrick Brooks TBB NOS New Orleans will establish Deuce early, then often if they have success.
21 Antonio Pierce NYG HOU Pierce isn't a great start this week, primarily because Houston will have to throw to keep up.
22 Lofa Tatupu SEA OAK Tatupu has the same problem as Pierce. Playing an opponent who gets down early.
23 Bart Scott BAL CIN Scott was very quiet last week vs the Saints, too quiet for fantasy owners.
24 Donnie Edwards SDC CLE Edwards has the most to benefit, from the 4 game suspension from Merriman.
25 Julian Peterson SEA OAK Peterson has been flying under the radar this season, but as of late has been great.

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Aaron Kampman GBP BUF Kampman has abused lesser OL to date, this week should be a walk in the park.
2 Michael Strahan NYG HOU Strahan will receive extra attention with Osi out, but vs this OL, it wont matter.
3 Jared Allen KCC STL Allen is relentless to the football, as both a pass rusher and chasing down the run.
4 Terrell Suggs BAL CIN Suggs has been very quiet as of late, but this week he will be called upon to make an impact.
5 Jason Taylor MIA CHI Taylor has had an up and down season, thus far. His value this week is stopping the run.
6 Justin Smith CIN BAL Smith has another chance to show the Bengal's front office that he is too valuable to let go.
7 Aaron Schobel BUF GBP Before Buffalo's Bye, Schobel was turning it on. Hopefully that trend continues.
8 Leonard Little STL KCC Kansas City wont leave Gonzo in to help chip Little, so he will get to the QB at least once.
9 Tamba Hali KCC STL Anyone think playing opposite of Jared Allen, has anything to do with Hali's great play.
10 Charles Grant NOS TBB Grant is finally showing signs of dominance. It would help if he had production opposite of him.
11 Derrick Burgess OAK SEA Burgess is one of the best DE in the game, and could be huge in this nationally televised game.
12 Robert Mathis IND NEP Freeney will get the hype and the money, but Mathis gets the QB, and running back.
13 Kyle Vanden Bosch TEN JAC Vanden Bosch may not sack Garrard, but he is relentless pursuing the run.
14 Chris Kelsey BUF GBP Kelsey was the best DL on the Bills, but Schobel has finally hit his stride.
15 Kelly Gregg  BAL CIN Gregg can get to the QB up the middle and is a great run stopper.
16 Ty Warren NEP IND  Warren was questionable last week and played, my bet he plays vs the Colts.
17 Orpheus Roye CLE SDC Roye should have a nice game vs the Chargers rushing attack.
18 James Hall DET ATL With Rogers out, Hall will see more double teams, and could diappoint.
19 Mark Anderson CHI MIA Anderson continues to lead the Bears in sacks, and should get to Harrington this week.
20 John Henderson JAC TEN Henderson isn't playing at a high level right now, but is due for a nice game.
21 Tommy Kelly OAK SEA Kelly is a beast of a DT, and is fairly active rushing the passer and stopping the run.
22 Kevin Williams MIN SF  Williams missed portions of practice this week, but should play in week 9.
23 Luis Castillo SDC CLE Castillo should also benefit from Merriman's suspension. Merriman simply beat him to the QB.
24 Alex Brown CHI MIA Brown isn't playing up to the magazine cover hype. Owners need more, can he deliver?
25 Will Smith NOS TBB Smith has yet to make the impact the Saints had hoped when they let D Howard walk.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Ronde Barber TBB NOS Great match up for Barber to showcase what he can still do,  Everything.
2 Chris Hope TEN JAC Hope has been the surprise early on, but its no longer a surprise in Tennessee.
3 Sean Taylor WAS DAL Taylor will have to help out with TO, but should be active late in run support.
4 Terrance McGee BUF GBP McGee is just good enough to bait Favre into a pick, and take it the distance the other way.
5 Antoine Winfield MIN CHI Winfield will have his hands full with the bigger Bears receivers Berrian and Muhammad.
6 Sean Jones CLE SDC Jones may have to cover Gates, and try and slow down LT at the same time. 
7 Troy Polamalu PIT DEN If the Steelers are going to turn their season around, its got to be with defense.
8 Jermaine Phillips TBB NOS Nice match up for the Bucs secondary on the Saints WR. Phillips is a force stopping run as well.
9 Ken Hamlin SEA OAK Hamlin has been a huge point producer the last few weeks. Will this continue?
10 Madieu Williams CIN BAL Cincy Dbs could score well vs the Ravens, as McNair is poised enough to sustain drives.
11 Nick Collins GBP BUF Collins had a poor showing a week ago, but should rebound this week vs the Bills.
12 Jason Webster ATL DET Webster is the corner opposing coaches and Qbs scheme to pick on. Expect it to happen again.
13 Anthony Henry DAL WAS Henry over the last 3 weeks has been a top 5 scoring DB. He is on many Waiver wires. 
14 Darrent Williams DEN PIT Williams was exposed vs the Colts, so one would imagine Pitt will pick on him as well.
15 Marquand Manuel GBP BUF Manuel has out producing highly regarded Nick Collins the past few weeks.
16 Stuart Schweigert OAK SEA As bad as Oakland has played their defense, especially secondary, has kept them in games. 
17 Roy Williams DAL WAS Roy Williams was exposed last yr be Santana Moss deep, the skins hope to do it again.
18 Rashean Mathis JAC TEN Mathis started the season on fire, but has leveled off the last month. 
19 Adam Archuleta WAS DAL Archuleta got big bucks this off season for games vs Dallas.  Will he earn his money this week?
20 Donte Whitner BUF GBP Buffalo has a gem in Whitner, as he is a cross between Ed Reed, and Ken Hamlin.
21 Gibril Wilson NYG HOU Wilson is still not 100%, but could have a nice game this week none the less.
22 Dunta Robinson HOU NYG Robinson has the task of covering Plax or Toomer, with patchwork help over the top. Good Luck.
23 Lawyer Milloy ATL DET Milloy is no longer a special safety, but he is solid enough, to still score well.
24 Rodney Harrison NEP IND Harrison will have a impact vs the Colts, as he always seems to rise his play, in the big games. 
25 Oshiomogho  Atogwe STL KCC Atogwe didn't show up last week for fantasy owners, but its hard to bench him in this match up.