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IDP Sleepers Report - Week 12
Darin Tietgen
November 21, 2007

If you’re still reading this column, I’ll assume your team(s) is/are doing well and you’re looking to bolster your lineup for the playoff push.  So, congratulations, and as always, if you want to recommend a sleeper or simply discuss IDP sleepers, feel free to email me at


Kevin Burnett (DAL):  Since being recommended here, Burnett’s been on fire.  He may have a decent outing against the Jets this week.

Ben Leber (MIN):  You’ll probably find fewer LBs on your waiver wire who have put up more consistent numbers over the past six weeks than Leber.  He could be busy against the G-men this week.

Other to Consider:  Ryan Fowler (TEN)

Last Week’s Recommendations that should be added:  None


Reggie Hayward (DE – JAX):   Hayward put up 16.5 fantasy points two weeks ago and could put up double digits against J.P. Losman and the Bills this week.

Warren Sapp (DT – OAK):  The old man has a few solid games this season and last time the Raiders faced the Chiefs, he put up 8 fantasy points.  Could get a sack and a few tackles here this week.

Others to Consider:  Derrick Burgess (DE – OAK)

Last Week’s Recommendations that should be added:  Robert Mathis (DE – IND)


Hamza Abdullah  (S – DEN):  This guy has been real productive since returning from injury.  Expect double digits against the Bears.

Mike McKenzie (CB – NO):  The Panthers should be throwing the ball a bunch against the Saints and McKenzie could be busy.

Others to Consider:  Brodney Pool  (S – CLE) and Leon Hall (CB – CIN)

Last Week’s Recommendations that should be added:  None

Track Record – Week 11


Robert Thomas (OAK):  3 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 forced fumble (9 fantasy points).  Not a bad outing for the Raider, but a far cry from the 18.5 average over his previous two.  Could be worth a look over the next couple weeks.
Brian Simmons (NO):  2 solo tackles (4 fp).  A slow day for Simmons with the ailing Saint LB corps feeling a bit better.
Clint Session (IND):  Nothin’.  With Freddie Keiaho back, Session was relegated to spot and special team duty.
Clark Haggans (PIT):  4 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles (10 fp).  Second straight 10-point effort for Haggans.  It’s tough to rely on Steeler LBs but Haggans could help in the fantasy playoff weeks.


Robert Mathis (DE – IND):   1 solo tackle, 3 assisted tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack (9 fp). Nice stat line, but only equals 9 fantasy points.  Mathis continues his sack streak and could continue having big outings with Dwight Freeney sidelined. 
Shaun Smith (DT – CLE):  After a big game 2 weeks ago, Smith was determined to be questionable late last week and didn’t end up playing.
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (DE – GB): Nothin’.  You’d think KGB, who has FOUR 2-sack games this season, would rack up at least a pair against Vinny Testaverde’s Panthers.  Guess not.


Dexter Jackson  (S – CIN):  2 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle (5 fp). One of Jackson’s worst games this season.  Look for him to rebound against the Titans and Steelers in his next two.
Ken Lucas (CB – CAR):  2 solo tackles (4 fp).  After five straight huge games, Lucas’ game took a nose dive.  Expect a rebound this week against the Saints.
Chris Crocker (S – ATL):  4 solo tackles (8 fp).  Nice amount of solos but we’d need to see more stats to make this a success.  Crocker could be used in deeper formats over the next two weeks given the Falcons’ schedule.
Trumaine McBride (CB – CHI):  4 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle (9 fp).  McBride has been a busy tackler – for a corner – this season and could continue putting up decent numbers for the remainder of the season if he continues to get this amount of playing time.

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