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FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEKLY FEATURES

IDP Top Plays - Week 16
Brent Clement
December 21, 2006

Linebackers

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Zach Thomas MIA NYJ Thomas had 11 solo tackles, 10 assists, and a 2 forced fumbles last week.  Unbelievable.
2 London Fletcher BUF TEN Fletcher will have an active day once again, with Vince Young and Travis Henry running the ball.
3 Keith Bullock TEN BUF Bullock has a chance to beat up on the Bills Rb's while racking up nice stats in the process.
4 Demeco Ryans HOU IND Ryans numbers early may not be impressive, but once the Colts have a huge lead, he will be productive.
5 Donnie Edwards SDC SEA Edwards has returned to his past dominance, after starting this season pretty slow.
6 Ray Lewis BAL PIT Ray Ray will see a different team this week, than a month ago, vs. the Steelers.
7 Kirk Morrison OAK  KCC Morrison could have 15 total tackles vs. LJ this week. Lets just say he is a must start.
8 Gerald Hayes ARZ SF Hayes also benefits from the success of Frank Gore and the 49ers running game.
9 James Farrior PIT BAL Farrior is ready for Jamal Lewis and the Ravens running game, and should have a huge day.
10 AJ Hawk GBP MIN Hawk is coming off his worst game of the season, but should bounce back in a big way.
11 Keith Brooking ATL CAR Brooking has been Mr. Consistent this year, like he is each and every year.
12 EJ Henderson MIN GBP Henderson has been on fire as of late, and is a solid start again this week.
13 Brian Urlacher CHI DET Urlacher could have a good game this week, but he could be sub par because of opportunities.
14 Antonio Pierce NYG NOS Pierce will be a force this week, taking his shots at the RB combo of Bush and McAllister.
15 Jeremiah Trotter PHI DAL Trotter will see a lot of Marion Barber in the hole, especially at the goal line. 
16 Cato June IND HOU June had 9 solo tackles and 4 assists last Monday night, but Houston wont run as much as Cincy did.
17 Victor Hobson NYJ MIA Hobson is having a huge second half to this season, and has forced Vilma off this list.
18 Lance Briggs CHI DET Briggs is a top 10 LB, but vs. the Lions, he may not see enough snaps to be productive.
19 Ernie Sims DET CHI Sims has a chance to put up big numbers, if the Bears stick to the winning formula of running the ball.
20 Tedy Bruschi NEP JAC Bruschi has been one of the most productive LBs in the league, the past 6 weeks.
21 Gary Brackett IND HOU Brackett finished last week with a nice game, but this weeks opponent isn't as promising.
22 Will Witherspoon STL WAS Witherspoon has been a big disappointment for fantasy owners, thus far in the playoffs.
23 Morlon Greenwood HOU IND Another LB who will have big numbers after halftime, as Indy isn't likely to pass much in the 4th quarter.
24 Bart Scott BAL PIT Scott had a huge game, the last time he met the Steelers.  Can he do it again?
25 Derrick Brooks TBB CLE Brooks started slow a week ago, but got his numbers, and will likely do so again.

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Jared Allen KCC OAK Allen continues to be the top scoring DL, and is in for a great game this week.
2 Jason Taylor MIA NYJ Four Huge weeks in a row, and there is no reason that stops this week vs. the Jets.
3 Ty Warren NEP JAC Warren is last years Kyle Vanden Bosch. Should be active stopping the Jags running game.
4 Terrell Suggs BAL PIT Just 4 weeks ago, Suggs had a huge game vs. the Steelers,  6 tackles and 2 sacks.
5 Aaron Schobel BUF TEN Vince Young is hard to sack, but Schobel is just as good in run support, as he is rushing the passer.
6 Aaron Kampman GBP MIN With the rookie QB making his first start, Kampman could be in for a great game.
7 Dwight Freeney IND HOU Houston, we have a problem. Actually David Carr has a problem, named Dwight Freeney.
8 Tamba Hali KCC OAK Oakland's OL has been a sinking ship, and the KC pass rush will expose it once again.
9 Trevor Pryce BAL PIT Pryce has been a man on a mission as of late, and had 4 tackles and 2 sacks the last time he faced Pitt.
10 Robert Mathis IND HOU Mathis also has the luxury of lining up on the opposite of Dwight Freeney, vs. the Texans.
11 Will Smith NOS NYJ Smith can dominate the Jets OT, and put a hurt on Qb Chad Pennington.
12 Trent Cole PHI DAL Cole will chase Romo all over the backfield, but will also rack up tackles vs. the running backs.
13 Kyle Vanden Bosch TEN BUF Vanden Bosch has the luxury of playing against the Bills, and will get to Losman at least once.
14 Alex Brown CHI DET The Lions have failed to protect their QB, and Brown isn't your run of the mill DE.
15 Julius Peppers CAR ATL Peppers has been less than stellar the past month, but had a nice game the last time he played ATL.
16 Charles Grant NOS NYG Grant has tailed off the past 2 weeks, but could be in for a rebound this week.
17 Vonnie Holliday  MIA NYJ Holliday is another steady producer, who isn't flashy, but is somewhat consistent.
18 Bryan Thomas NYJ MIA Joey Harrington has a tendency to hold onto the ball to long, as turn it over when he is hit.
19 Leonard Little STL WAS Little can take over a game from the DL position, when he wants to.  
20 Andre Carter WAS STL Carter makes the list, because of his fine play the last 6 weeks, and the fact the Rams OL isn't good.
21 Cory Redding DET CHI Grossman isn't likely to lose this game vs. the Lions, but the Bucs forced the Bears to OT last week.
22 Aaron Smith PIT BAL Smith is anything but spectacular, but is a workman like NT, who always puts up decent stats.
23 Adewale Ogunleye CHI DET Ogunleye hasn't been a model of consistency, but vs. the Lions should have a nice week. 
24 Justin Smith CIN DEN Smith had another sub par game last week, but could be a factor in stopping RB's Tatum and Mike Bell
25 Tommy Kelly OAK KCC Kelly has been the biggest surprise inside for the Raiders D.  Facing LJ is promising as well.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Adrian Wilson ARZ SF Wilson is once again one the of top Db in the game, and should have his way in this match up.
2 Ronde Barber TBB CLE Barber will bait the young QB into throwing his way, and is likely to record a pick as well.
3 Chris Hope TEN BUF Hope is on cloud nine, after scoring a defensive TD last week. He is a solid start again this week.
4 Sean Taylor WAS STL Taylor is one of the most active Safeties in the game, and makes an impact for his team.
5 Charles Tillman CHI DET Tillman will once again be picked on in coverage, but that's what makes him a solid fantasy DB.
6 Brian Dawkins PHI DAL Dawkins can literally be in on every play, if he wants too.  This guy is simply amazing to watch.
7 Keith Lewis SF ARZ What a month the career special teamer is having, in his first starting action at S.
8 Sean Jones CLE TBB Jones will be all over the field, blitzing the QB, and making plays back in coverage.
9 Ken Hamlin SEA SDC Hamlin  better have his head on a swivel, or LT is likely to shake him out of his shoes.
10 Gibril Wilson NYG NOS Wilson will spend most of his day trying to stop RB's Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister.
11 Chris Harris CHI DET Harris has been a pleasant surprise for the Bears defense the past few weeks.
12 Will Demps NYG NOS Demps is coming off his best performance of the season, and will be blowing Saint WRs up in coverage.
13 Kerry Rhodes NYJ MIA The Jets have a playoff berth at stake, while the Phins are playing for pride.
14 Jermaine Phillips TBB CLE The Browns have been terrible running the ball, so Phillips could see extensive action in coverage.
15 Carlos Rogers WAS STL Rogers will be locked up on Bruce or Holt all day, not exactly an easy assignment.
16 Madieu Williams CIN DEN Williams will spend most of his day in the box, forcing Cutler to throw, to beat the Bengals.
17 Anthony Henry DAL PHI Henry returned to a decent start last week, and could improve on those totals this week.
18 Champ Bailey DEN CIN Bailey was not tested last week, with D Williams out. This week Williams should return.
19 Kenoy Kennedy DET CHI Kennedy has been playing very well since returning from his early season injuries.
20 Asante Samuel NEP JAC Samuel has been playing at a pro bowl level this season, even if the voters over looked him.
21 Nate Clements BUF TEN Clements has a knack for making the big play, and the week you sit him, you will regret it.
22 Antoine Winfield MIN GBP Winfield is an excellent tackler, after the WR he is covering makes the catch.
23 Shaun Williams CAR ATL Williams will have his eye on Vick, as well as whichever WR enters his zone in coverage.
24 Dunta Robinson HOU IND Robinson will have the task of trying to slow down one of two, pro bowlers at WR for the Colts.
25 Darrent Williams DEN CIN Williams has returned to practice and should play, after sitting out last weeks game.