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IDP Top Plays - Week 15
Brent Clement
December 14, 2006


Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Demeco Ryans HOU NEP Ryans is the top scoring LB in most leagues, and is obviously the top scoring rookie LB this season.
2 London Fletcher BUF MIA Fletcher continues to put up huge stats, and one should expect this the rest of the season.
3 Keith Bullock TEN JAC Bullock better buckle his chin strap extra tight, because he is in for a heavy dose of the Jags RB's
4 Donnie Edwards SDC KCC Edwards always seems to end up at the top of the LB leader boards, each and every year.
5 Zach Thomas MIA BUF Thomas is one of the best in the game, and is a strong start every week.
6 AJ Hawk GBP DET Hawk is the 2nd, of the big 3 rookie LB's, this year, and is turning it on at just the right time.
7 Andra Davis CLE BAL Davis will see a lot of RB Jamal Lewis, and should be a great start this week.
8 Kirk Morrison OAK  STL Morrison should put up great stats this week vs. RB Steven Jackson and the Rams running game.
9 Brian Urlacher CHI TBB Cadillac Williams woes will continue, with Urlacher and Co. next on the schedule.
10 Gary Brackett IND CIN I wonder if Brackett is still having nightmares about Jones Drew and Fred Taylor.
11 Keith Brooking ATL DAL Brooking had an unbelievable game vs. the Bucs, and will get a heavy dose of the Boys run this week.
12 Gerald Hayes ARZ DEN Hayes should benefit greatly from what should be a new emphasis on the Bronco's running game.
13 Lance Briggs CHI TBB The Bears defense is without DT Tommie Harris, which could allow OL to get to Briggs and Urlacher.
14 Ray Lewis BAL CLE Ray Lewis is healthy again, but the Browns offensive production limits his value this week.
15 Antonio Pierce NYG PHI Pierce has really been playing well as of late, and is usually scoring higher than his ranking on this list.
16 Cato June IND CIN June better forget about last week in a hurry, because Cincy has a back in R Johnson that can get it done.
17 Victor Hobson NYJ MIN Surprisingly, Hobson has now taken over as the Jets top scoring linebacker.
18 Jeremiah Trotter PHI NYG The Giants will run the ball on Philly, until the Eagles prove they can stop them.
19 Ernie Sims DET GBP Sims is the last of the 3 stud rookie LB's, and at one time this season seemed to be the best of the 3.
20 James Farrior PIT CAR Farrior has a chance to finish the year strong, and turn in his best fantasy season to date.
21 Derrick Brooks TBB CHI Brooks career is coming to an end, but his heart and the Bears RB's will keep him scoring well again.
22 Will Witherspoon STL OAK Witherspoon picked a bad time to put up a dud game last week, for owners who were counting on him.
23 Lofa Tatupu SEA SF Tatupu is back to putting up mediocre, at best, stats the last 3 weeks. He should rebound this week.
24 Bart Scott BAL CLE Scott may not have enough snaps on defense to be as productive as usual.
25 Jonathon Vilma NYJ MIN Vilma is a shell of his former self statistically, and is only on this list because of his ability for a big week.

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Jason Taylor MIA BUF Rumblings around the league, Jason Taylor is poised to be the Defensive player of the year.
2 Ty Warren NEP HOU Warren is on fire right now with 22 tackles, 4 assists, and 4 sacks in his last 4 games. 
3 Jared Allen KCC SDC Allen continues to be the top scoring DL on the year, but Taylor is closing on him fast.
4 Aaron Schobel BUF MIA Schobel has been red hot as of late, and after a slow start has shown what kind of stud he is.
5 Aaron Kampman GBP DET Kampman isn't as dominate as he was early on, but has been a steady producer all season.
6 Bryan Thomas NYJ MIN Thomas just signed a fat check, time will tell if he is worth 25 million over the next 5 years.
7 Julius Peppers CAR PIT Peppers is a shell of what he was to start the season, and should have ran away with the #1 ranking here.
8 Robert Mathis IND CIN Mathis is enjoying his finest season to date, and will finish this season strong.
9 Charles Grant NOS WAS Grant has been Mr. Consistent this year, and has that fire back,  he lacked a season ago.
10 Tamba Hali KCC SDC Hali has a chance to finish his rookie year with a bang, but needs to get it going again.
11 Terrell Suggs BAL CLE Suggs is also turning it on as of late, and could end the season on a high note.
12 Will Smith NOS WAS Smith is simply too dominate for most OT to contain one on one for the whole game. 
13 Trent Cole PHI NYG Cole has not been as active in the last 3 games, but is too talented to sit in the fantasy playoffs.
14 Kyle Vanden Bosch TEN JAC One thing is for sure, Vanden Bosch will get plenty of opportunities to stop the Jags running game.
15 Alex Brown CHI TBB Brown had a sack, and forced fumble, called back on a penalty last week. He is a good start this week
16 Trevor Pryce BAL CLE Pryce has resurrected his career in Baltimore and seems to be feeding off of Suggs recent success.
17 Adewale Ogunleye CHI TBB As pour us as the Bucs sinking ship is, the Bears should mop up stats in this contest.
18 Vonnie Holliday  MIA BUF Holliday continue to be up and down, but overall has been decent even in his down weeks.
19 Tommy Kelly OAK STL In the last 3 weeks, Tommy Kelly has been the #5 scoring DL in standard scoring IDP leagues
20 Ebenezer Eukuban DEN KCC Eukuban has been a top 15 scoring DL the past 3 weeks, and that could continue this week.
21 Bryce Fisher SEA SF Fisher has been playing solid football the last month, and should be a strong play vs. the 49ers run.
22 Aaron Smith PIT CAR With Delhomme possibly out again, the consistent Smith could make life hard on backup QB Weinke.
23 Leonard Little STL OAK Little was banged up on Monday night, and is not a lock to play, so watch the injury reports this week.
24 Justin Smith CIN IND Smith hasn't been able to sustain his early season success, and has just 3 tackles and no sacks in his last 4.
25 Marques Douglas SF SEA Douglas is nothing spectacular, but is consistent giving decent points each and every week.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Adrian Wilson ARZ DEN Expect Denver to establish a running game, and force Wilson to come up into the box to stop them.
2 Ronde Barber TBB CHI Barber has a way of confusing most Qbs, and Grossman isn't exactly playing well.
3 Chris Hope TEN JAC Hope is going to have to be on top of his game to stop Jones Drew and Fred Taylor this week.
4 Sean Taylor WAS NOS Taylor will show the difference between he, and Dallas S Roy Williams this week, in coverage. 
5 Charles Tillman CHI TBB Tillman is a strong play every week, but could be picked on a bit vs. the Bucs.
6 Keith Lewis SF SEA Lewis has been a stud since he took over in the 49ers secondary, and looks to be a solid play again.
7 Sean Jones CLE BAL The Ravens will continue to pound the ball, and keep the Browns D on the field for close to 40 minutes.
8 Ken Hamlin SEA SF Hamlin will be active stopping the 49ers running game, and preventing the TE from going off.
9 Brian Dawkins PHI NYG Dawkins is one of the best FS in the game, and is the heart of the Eagles defense.
10 Gibril Wilson NYG PHI Wilson has an opportunity to be a strong producer this week, and set the tone for the Giants D.
11 Darrent Williams DEN ARZ Williams will have his hands full, regardless of which Arizona Wr he covers.
12 Will Demps NYG PHI Demps is red hot right now, coming off another stellar performance. Look for more of the same vs. Philly.
13 Kerry Rhodes NYJ MIN Minnesota is going to put Rhodes in a position to be a tackling machine this week.
14 Jermaine Phillips TBB CHI Phillips will benefit from the Bears desire to run the ball, and his ability to cover the TE.
15 Carlos Rogers WAS NOS Rogers will be physical with the Saints Wr's, and impose his will on whoever he is lined up against.
16 Madieu Williams CIN IND Williams will probably spend most of his afternoon in coverage, to prevent the Big Play.
17 Anthony Henry DAL ATL Henry has tailed off quite a bit, but vs. Atlanta, he will be coming off blocks to make tackles.
18 Champ Bailey DEN ARZ Bailey likely wont be tested often by the rookie Qb, but is still great in run support. 
19 Eric Coleman NYJ MIN Coleman, like Rhodes, will have plenty of opportunities for big tackle numbers.
20 Asante Samuel NEP HOU Samuel is on several waiver wires out there, and could be a steal for the rest of the season.
21 Nate Clements BUF MIA Clements has been very good as of late. Can he continue his solid play this week?
22 Antoine Winfield MIN NYJ Winfield is undersized to cover Coles or Cotchery, but is great at bringing down WRs after the catch.
23 Mike Minter CAR PIT Pittsburgh poses a threat for Carolina's post season, and Willie Parker gives Pitt the best change to win.
24 Nick Collins GBP DET Collins is starting to play well again, and  at just the right time.
25 Dunta Robinson HOU MEP Robinson is playing consistently again, and that is a welcome site for those relying on him.