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IDP Top Plays - Week 13
Brent Clement
December 1, 2006

Linebackers

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 London Fletcher BUF SDC The undisputed top LB to date, and each week the gap is widening over the rest of the field.
2 Keith Bullock TEN IND Bullock continues to be one of the best in the business, and is a better play with Addai running.
3 Lance Briggs CHI MIN If Minnesota has any chance to win this game, its with running back Chester Taylor.
4 Zach Thomas MIA JAC Miami will get a heavy dose of Jones-Drew and Freddy Taylor, and Thomas will have a great day.
5 Gerald Hayes ARZ STL The strength of the Rams this season is Steven Jackson, and Hayes will be busy chasing him.
6 Will Witherpsoon STL ARZ St. Louis doesn't have a dominant run defense, so the Cardinals will look to run Edge James.
7 Angelo Crowell BUF SDC The theme of the week, excellent LB's matching up against excellent running games.
8 AJ Hawk GBP NYJ Hawk has surpassed Sims as the leagues best rookie defensive player, with his recent play.
9 Al Wilson DEN SEA Alexander went for 201 yards rushing last week, you think they will try to run him again this week?
10 Kirk Morrison OAK  HOU Morrison is leading a very under-rated defense, and they should be able to shut down the Texans.
11 Ray Lewis BAL CIN Lewis is getting back on track, and should have an excellent opportunity on Thursday night.
12 Brian Urlacher CHI MIN Urlacher will have a offensive lineman in his face on most rushing downs.
13 Gary Brackett IND TEN Brackett returned to the lineup last week with a productive 6 tackles and 2 assists.
14 Donnie Edwards SDC BUF Edwards has been his usual dominant self, but this week Merriman returns. Will Edwards #'s suffer?
15 Antonio Pierce NYG DAL Pierce better be able to slow down the Boys running game, or Dallas runs away with this game.
16 Cato June IND TEN The Colts has the leagues worst run defense, and the Titans can run the ball.
17 Demeco Ryans HOU OAK Ryans had a monster game last week, 13 solo tackles and an assist,  is amazing for the rookie.
18 Lofa Tatupu SEA DEN Tatupu let allot of owners down last week, but should rebound in a big way this week.
19 Ernie Sims DET NEP Sims finally broke through the rookie wall last week, after struggling the previous 3 weeks.
20 James Farrior PIT TBB Farrior has been a great fantasy player this year, but could struggle this week vs. the Bucs.
21 Derrick Brooks TBB PIT The Tampa defense isn't what is used to be, thus the Steelers will have success running on them.
22 Bart Scott BAL CIN The return of Ray Lewis, will shift Scott back outside, but he has had his best with Ray Ray playing.
23 Andra Davis CLE KCC Davis has a chance to put up big numbers because of the offensive philosophy of the KC offense.
24 Jonathon Vilma NYJ GBP Vilma is not the fantasy player he was a year ago, but is still productive enough as a #2 LB. 
25 Jeremiah Trotter PHI CAR As the Eagles offense sputters, it leaves their defense on the field for more opportunities. 

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Jared Allen KCC CLE Allen was a solid player a year ago, but his success this year is eye opening.
2 Julius Peppers CAR PHI Peppers is the best DL in the league, but his owners would like to forget his past 2 games.
3 Aaron Kampman GBP NYJ Kampman already has 9.5 sacks, and was known more for his tackles coming into this season.
4 Jason Taylor MIA JAC Typical Feast or famine for Jason Taylor. The week before, a huge game, and last week, zilch.
5 Robert Mathis IND TEN Mathis game last week, 3 tackles,  2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 sacks. Wow.
6 Trent Cole PHI CAR Cole has to be the surprise DL of the year, putting up top 5 numbers in only his second season.
7 Bryan Thomas NYJ GBP Thomas is having a stellar year in his first year starting for the Jets, taking the place of John Abraham.
8 Charles Grant NOS SF Grant only has 5 sacks thus far on the year, but is putting up solid tackle numbers each week.
9 Tamba Hali KCC CLE Hali has recovered from a few average weeks in a row, with 2 great games in a row.
10 Leonard Little STL ARZ Little has a chance to pound on rookie Qb Matt Leinart, and with the Cards OL, look out.
11 Derrick Burgess OAK HOU Burgess hasn't been great as of late, but Houston is notorious for giving up sacks in bunches.
12 Ty Warren NEP DET Warren should dominate the Lions O-Line and get at least one sack to go with several tackles.
13 Vonnie Holliday  MIA JAC Holliday had a 2 sack performance on Thanksgiving day, and is a solid weekly #2 starter.
14 Chris Kelsey BUF SDC Kelsay and Schobel are neck and neck to date, but Kelsay is more consistent from week to week.
15 Alex Brown CHI MIN Brown is due for a big game, and Brad Johnson is the Qb likely to give him the opportunity.
16 Marques Douglas SF NOS Douglas will have a productive day, because the SF defense will have a hard time getting off the field.
17 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila GBP NYJ KBJ has been solid as of late, with at least 4 solo tackles and a sack in his last 2 contests.
18 Aaron Schobel BUF SDC With the time of possession dominance of the Chargers, Schobel is likely to have a big day.
19 Kyle Vanden Bosch TEN IND The Colts will give the Titans enough plays on defense to keep Vanden Bosch productive.
20 Ryan Pickett GBP NYJ Pickett has been very consistent the past 6 weeks, with his last 2 being his best of the season.
21 Tommy Kelly OAK HOU Kelly is currently ranked as the #3 DT and has 39 solo tackles already on the year.
22 Adewale Ogunleye CHI MIN The Bears front 7 should be solid, chasing Chester Taylor, and putting pressure on QB B Johnson.
23 Aaron Smith PIT TBB Smith has been the best DL in Pittsburgh all season, and should have a nice game vs. the Bucs.
24 Dewayne Robertson NYJ GBP Robertson will dominate the Packers rookies on the inside of their O-Line.
25 Will Smith NOS SF Smith was a beast last week, with 5 tackles and 2 sacks, but is questionable this week.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Kerry Rhodes NYJ GBP Rhodes have been the best scoring DB the past 2 weeks, and looks to make it 3 in a row this week.
2 Ken Hamlin SEA DEN Hamlin has been the only bright spot in the Hawks secondary thus far this season.
3 Sean Taylor WAS ATL Taylor is finally putting up great numbers, like most thought he would do coming out of college.
4 Darrent Williams DEN SEA Williams has been the top scoring DB in most scoring leagues, over the last 5 weeks. 
5 Chris Hope TEN IND Hope will be on the field a ton, going up against the Colts high powered offense.
6 Charles Tillman CHI MIN Tillman is starting to put up great numbers again like last year. 
7 Antoine Winfield MIN CHI Winfield had 10 solo tackles the last time the Vikings faced the Bears.
8 Sean Jones CLE KCC Jones is a having a solid season to date, but this week could be his best.
9 Ronde Barber TBB PIT Barber wont have to worry about Hines Ward this week, so he could be more productive vs. the run.
10 Brian Dawkins PHI CAR Dawkins has been a fantasy stud all season, and will be productive again vs. the Panthers.
11 Adrian Wilson ARZ STL For the Cards to be successful, Wilson will have to take over the game on the defensive side of the ball.
12 Champ Bailey DEN SEA Bailey is more productive than you would think, considering he is the top cover Cb in the league.
13 Anthony Henry DAL NYG Henry has fallen off his torrid pace from early in the season, but this week could be a rebound.
14 Jermaine Phillips TBB PIT Phillips will have his hands full with Willie Parker, and wont have to worry about Hines Ward.
15 Gibril Wilson NYG DAL Wilson is starting to turn his season around, and is getting hot at the right time for fantasy owners.
16 Carlos Rogers WAS ATL Rogers is being tested by the opposing teams best receiver, and is great in run support.
17 Stuart Schweigert OAK HOU Schweigert has played well this season, but could struggle with Houston next on the schedule.
18 Terrance McGee BUF SDC The Bills secondary is going to have to help in run support, or LT is going to have another field day.
19 Eric Coleman NYJ GBP Coleman was not as productive last week as many hoped, but he is still a solid #2 or #3 DB.
20 Asante Samuel NEP DET With the Lions struggling to run the ball, Samuel will be productive in coverage this week.
21 Nick Harper IND TEN The Colts secondary is in shambles with injuries, which is good news if you own Nick Harper.
22 Yeremiah Bell MIA JAC After 3 impressive weeks, Bell has a hiccup game. Jacksonville will run the ball more than Detroit did.
23 Will Demps NYG DAL Demps has played well as of late, and will need to continue in this weeks big divisional game.
24 Marcus Trufant SEA DEN Trufant is a solid run supporting corner, who gets tested enough in coverage to be productive.
25 Ty Law KCC CLE Law will either be covering Braylon Edwards or trying to stop TE Kellen Winslow.