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IDP Top Plays - Week 12
Brent Clement
November 23, 2006

Linebackers

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 London Fletcher BUF JAC Fletcher continues his assualt on opposing runners, and that isn't about to change this week.
2 Donnie Edwards SDC OAK One more week of Merriman out, will keep Edwards near the top of IDP LB's.
3 Will Witherpsoon STL SF Nine tackles the last time Witherspoon went up against the 49ers, expect similar stats again.
4 Gerald Hayes ARZ MIN The Cardinals D will get a heavy dose of Chester Taylor, and the Vikings running game.
5 Keith Bullock TEN NYG Bullock will have his hands full, with the thunder and lightning, of Tiki and Jacobs.
6 Al Wilson DEN KCC Kansas City has one shot to beat Denver, and that is to run Larry Johnson 30 plus times.
7 Angelo Crowell BUF JAC Crowell will again be productive, with the Jags commitment to the running game.
8 AJ Hawk GBP SEA Hawk has become the Packers most explosive defensive player, and their top scoring IDP.
9 Zach Thomas MIA DET Thomas may not have the game he would have, if Kevin Jones was in the Detroit lineup.
10 Kirk Morrison OAK  SDC Morrison's production has dropped each of the last 4 weeks. But San Diego is next on the schedule.
11 Brian Urlacher CHI NEP Expect Urlacher to be productive yet again, rushing Brady and stopping the run.
12 Jonathon Vilma NYJ HOU Lundy gives the Texans offense some stability to sustain drives, which will help Vilma's value.
13 Lance Briggs CHI NEP Briggs has a chance at a monster game, trying to slow down the Pats explosive running game.
14 Antonio Pierce NYG TEN Pierce has been a monster when healthy, and he looks healthy at the moment.
15 Cato June IND PHI Early indications are Brackett will be out again, so June will be chasing Westbrook all day.
16 Demeco Ryans HOU NYJ The Jets are trying to stay in the playoff hunt, so they still have something to play for. 
17 Lofa Tatupu SEA GBP Tatupu has been playing lights out the past month, and last week was no exception.
18 Ernie Sims DET MIA RB Ronnie Brown will look to get back on track this week, vs the inept Lions defense.
19 Demorrio Williams ATL NOS As long as Williams is starting games, and playing the majority of the snaps, he is a gold mine.
20 James Farrior PIT BAL Jamal Lewis had his finest scoring day in 2 years, but it will be tough sledding vs Farrior and Co.
21 Derrick Brooks TBB DAL Brooks will make plays all over the field, and his offense will keep him on the field for long periods.
22 Keith Brooking ATL NOS New Orleans threw for 510 yards, last week. But would love to run for 200 yards, this week.
23 Andra Davis CLE CIN Davis continues to be hit or miss, depending on the opponent, but is too valuable to sit.
24 Bradie James DAL TBB James has flat out been a freak in the last 3 games. As he has improved, so has the Dallas defense.
25 Jeremiah Trotter PHI IND Trotter maybe in for another rough game, but he proves its a mistake to sit him.

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Jason Taylor MIA DET Taylor is one of the rare DL that can completely take over a game, as witnessed last week.
2 Julius Peppers CAR WAS Carolina had 7 sacks last week, and not only did Peppers not have one, he didnt record a stat. 
3 Jared Allen KCC DEN Allen is coming off his worst statistical game of the season, and will be looking to rebound.
4 Aaron Kampman GBP SEA Kampman has had 2 dry spell games in a row, but will get a rusty Qb in Hasselbeck this week.
5 Robert Mathis IND PHI With Freeney wrecking havoc on one side, Mathis looks like a solid start on the other side.
6 Trent Cole PHI IND What a monster game Cole had in week 11. 6 tackles, 2 assists, a forced fumble and 1.5 sacks.
7 Ty Warren NEP CHI After missing week 10, Warren picked up where he left off in Week 11. He is a solid play vs Chicago.
8 Terrell Suggs BAL PIT Suggs has shown a steady increase in production the last 4 weeks.  Can he make it 5 in a row?
9 Charles Grant NOS ATL Grant has moved back into the top 10 overall DL,  and that looks to climb the rest of the way.
10 Justin Smith CIN CLE Smith, too has hit a wall the past two weeks, after posting his best back to back games of the year.
11 Tamba Hali KCC DEN Hali returned to dominating form last week, and should be able to carry that another week vs Denver.
12 Kyle Vanden Bosch TEN NYG Vanden Bosch has fallen from the graces of the elite DL, but is still too valuable not to start.
13 Leonard Little STL SF Little is definately one of the elite DL in the league, when he feels like playing like one.
14 Kelly Gregg  BAL PIT Gregg is on the cusp of cracking the top 10 for DL. Pretty surprising considering he only has 2.5 sacks.
15 Victor Adeyanju STL SF Adeyanju has been making a living, racking up huge tackle numbers, the past month.
16 Bryan Thomas NOS ATL Thomas has to be this years Vanden Bosch. Literally coming from no where to be a top 10 performer.
17 Vonnie Holliday  MIA DET Holliday will turn the Lions interior OL into a Holiday feast for fantasy owners. 
18 Chris Kelsey BUF JAC Kelsay is not playing second fiddle to Schobel any longer. He continues to outplay his fellow DE.
19 Marques Douglas SF STL Douglas is no Julius Peppers, but lets hope he fairs better than Peppers did, against the Rams. 
20 Alex Brown CHI NEP Brown is statistically on his best 3 game stretch of the season. 
21 Will Smith NOS ATL Smith has been anything but spectacular this season, but is still a solid top 20 DL
22 Kevin Williams MIN ARZ Williams is a big reason the Vikes are #1 vs the run, but he isnt scoring like owners would like. 
23 Derrick Burgess OAK SDC Burgess is on the verge of falling off this list, but playing against the Bolts gives him one more week.
24 Aaron Schobel BUF JAC Schobel has started to regress again, after showing life, after the slow start. 
25 Aaron Smith PIT BAL Smith is just a plugger NT, but he is putting up top 25 stats, with most coming the last month.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Ronde Barber TBB DAL Is this the week Romo comes crashing down to earth? Is Ronde Barber the reason why?
2 Kerry Rhodes NYJ HOU Rhodes line a week ago. 9 solo tackles, 1 sack, and 1 pass defense. Money in the bank.
3 Ken Hamlin SEA GBP The Hawks secondary has been inconsistent, outside of the amazing play of Ken Hamlin.
4 Sean Taylor WAS CAR Taylor will have to come up big, for Washington to slow down Steve Smith, and the Carolina O.
5 Chris Hope TEN NYG Hope will continue to be productive when the opponent can sustain drives, against the Tenn D.
6 Antoine Bethea IND PHI Bethea looks to have locked up the SS position for the rest of the year, and maybe for good.
7 Antoine Winfield MIN ARZ Winfield is an undersized cornerback, playing against 2 mammoth Wr's. He will be picked on.
8 Sean Jones CLE CIN Jones has a daunting task of trying to slow down the Palmer to Johnson connection this week.
9 Madieu Williams CIN CLE Williams has now cracked the top 10 in most scoring leagues.  A long climb back to the top.
10 Jermaine Phillips TBB DAL Expect Phillips in the box, to try and slow down the Cowboys potent running game.
11 Adrian Wilson ARZ MIN Wilson has been an every other game performer the last few weeks. This is his up week.
12 Champ Bailey DEN KCC Bailey continues to be a top 5 DB, though consistency is not the name of his game.
13 Anthony Henry DAL TBB Henry was nicked up last week, and thus had a below average game for him. 
14 Charles Tillman CHI NEP Tillman has played well as of late, but still no where near last season's production level.
15 Brian Dawkins PHI IND Dawkins will be a huge key, trying to slow down the Colts passing game. 
16 Gibril Wilson NYG TEN The Giants secondary rises in production, as the pass rush continues to decline.
17 Carlos Rogers WAS CAR As Rogers continues to get better as a player, his stats will drop as an IDP performer.
18 Darrent Williams DEN KCC Williams is making a name for himself with big plays, like last weeks INT for a TD.
19 Terrance McGee BUF JAC McGee gets lost in the shuffle at times, because the Bills secondary is full of playmakers.
20 Troy Polamalu PIT BAL Troy was once again prodcutive last week, and looks to be getting healthy for the stretch run.
21 Eric Coleman NYJ HOU Coleman has been a nice producer the past month, and this week should be more of the same.
22 Shawn Springs WAS CAR Three Fourths of the Skins secondary makes the list this week. 
23 Yeremiah Bell MIA DET Bell has put up 3 monster games in a row, and is the top scoring DB over the past 3 week period.
24 Will Demps NYG TEN Demps is finally earning the money the Giants paid him in the offseason. 
25 Stuart Schweigert OAK SDC Rookie Michael Huff is starting make noise in the Oakland secondary, but not at the expense of Stu.