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IDP Game Breakdowns and Player Rater - Week 14
Darin Tietgen & Steve Gallo
December 5, 2008
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Each week, Darin Tietgen and Steve Gallo will break down each matchup and offer ratings on the more important IDPs.  This week, Steve will take the home teams and Darin tackles the away squads.  Hopefully these breakdowns and ratings will help you make some key decisions on who to start this week.  Good luck!

Rating System:
Five-Star Play: Studly performance anticipated
Four-Star Play: Solid start
Three-Star Play: Decent start or sleeper
Two-Star Play: Bench ‘em, unless you need a sleeper in a large league
One-Star Play: Bench no matter what
Note:  Scoring system used for these breakdowns – solo tackle (2 pts), assisted tackle (1 pt), sack (3 pts), forced or recovered fumble (3 pts), interception (3 pts) and pass defensed (1 pt). 

Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons: 
How the Falcon IDPs will fare will likely depend on which Saints team shows up for this divisional rivalry game.  The Saints have lost a ton – on both sides of the ball – due to suspensions, so the Falcons should handle this game.  Figure LBs Keith Brooking and Curtis Lofton will gobble up tackles (more so Brooking) and DB Lawyer Milloy will be the veteran presence in the backfield.  DL John Abraham has been a sack machine, but the Saint OL has protected their QB well.  Don’t expect big numbers from Abraham.
Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Keith Brooking (LB)
John Abraham (DL)
Lawyer Milloy (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Curtis Lofton (LB)
Chris Houston (DB)
Michael Boley (LB)
Erik Coleman (DB)

One-Star Plays:
None.

New Orleans Saints:
After two solid performances in a row Jonathan Vilma owners will surely feel good about plugging him in vesus the Falcons.  Josh Bullocks will be starting next to Roman Harper for the injured Kevin Kaesviharn.  Both Harper and Bullocks should be solid plays.  Unless you live in a hole then you know that Will Smith has received a 4 game suspension but there is an outside shot that an injunction versus the NFL will allow him to play this week.  If Smith is able to play consider him a Three-Star Play.  Bobby McCray should be a solid DL play this week in deeper tackle heavy leagues.
 
Five-Star Plays:
Jonathan Vilma (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
Roman Harper (DB)

Three-Star Plays:
Josh Bullocks (DB)
Scott Fujita (LB)

Two-Star Plays:
Scott Shanle (LB)

One-Star Plays:
Jeff Charleston (DL)
Randall Gay (DB)


Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis Colts

Cincinnati Bengals
On paper, you’d think this would be a runaway game for the Colts.  Well, the Colts are not playing great football right now (only beat the “other” Ohio team by 6 points, and didn’t score an offensive TD last week).  And despite a host of injuries, the Bengals have shown at least a little sign of life.  LBs Dhani Jones and Brandon Johnson are by far the best Bengal IDP plays.  DBs Nedu Ndukwe and Chris Crocker should also play well, especially if the Colts get back to airing it out. 

Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Dhani Jones (LB)
Brandon Johnson (LB)
Nedu Ndukwe (DB)
Chris Crocker (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Leon Hall (DB)
Rashad Jeanty (LB)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Indianapolis Colts:
Bad news for Gary Brackett owners is that he broke a bone in his leg and is currently out.  Tony Dungy has announced that Buster Davis will start at MLB this week.  Freddie Keiaho will stay at WLB but is a risky start this week versus the lowly Bengals.  The only real nice play on the Colts looks to be Robert Mathis.  A multi sack game is not out of the question.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Robert Mathis (DL)

Three-Star Plays:
None.

Two-Star Plays:
Freddie Keiaho (LB)
Antoine Bethea (DB)
Dwight Freeney (DL)

One-Star Plays:
Bob Sanders (DB)
Kelvin Hayden (DB)
Tim Jennings (DB)


Cleveland Browns @ Tennessee Titans

Cleveland Browns: 
Oh, the poor, poor browns.  First, their stud WR starts dropping passes left and right.  Then their TE gets hurt, again and again.  Then, amongst controversy, the QBs are shifted around and are eventually both hurt.  Now the Browns enter this game, against a tough Titan team, with only their defense holding the team up.  And the defense has not played all that well.  That said, LB D’Qwell Jackson has had a stellar season; leading the NFL in tackles and is near the top of most fantasy league rankings for the season.  He’ll again rack up a ton of tackles against the run-heavy offense of the Titans.   DB Sean Jones has battled injuries, and this isn’t the best of matchups, but his help in the run game should make him a startable IDP.  Fellow DB Eric Wright is playable in formats that use CB.  Big DL Shaun Rogers has played real well this season and could be important in plugging the middle and rushing the QB this week.

Five-Star Plays: 
D’Qwell Jackson (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Sean Jones (DB)
Shaun Rogers (DL, in DT-mandatory leagues)

Two-Star Plays:
Eric Wright (DB, in CB-mandatory leagues)
Kamerion Wimbley (LB)
Brodney Pool (DB)

One-Star Plays:
Andra Davis (LB)

Tennessee Titans:
This has the making of a tough week for Titan IDPs.  The Browns are down to Ken Dorsey at QB and that doesn’t look to bode well the Browns offensive production.  This would be the week to sit Keith Bulluk & Stephen TullochKyle Vanden Bosch should make the most out of limited opportunities and is another player that could log a multi sack game this week.  I would be shocked if the Browns complete more than a dozen passes this week so you should look to sit Chris Hope and the rest of the Titans secondary.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Kyle Vanden Bosch (DL)

Three-Star Plays:
None.

Two-Star Plays:
Keith Bulluck (LB)
Stephen Tulloch (LB)
Chris Hope (DB)
Albert Haynesworth (DL)

One-Star Plays:
Cortland Finnegan (DB)
Michael Griffin (DB)
Nick Harper (DB)


Dallas Cowboys @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Dallas Cowboys: 
Here comes America’s Team!  But uh-oh, standing in their way is another team that could – in some minds – be America’s Second Choice.  These teams owned the 1970’s and led with defense.  They’re still doing it today – although it’s mostly the Steelers that has the big defensive presence.  Still, the Cowboys have their share of big-time IDPs, and it starts with LB Demarcus Ware.  Ware will have to get to Big Ben, as the Steelers do give up a bevy of sacks.  Look for Ware and Bradie James to be the best Cowboy IDP starts.  DB Ken Hamlin will likely also post solid stats.    

Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Bradie James (LB)
Demarcus Ware (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Ken Hamlin (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Zach Thomas (LB)
Jay Ratliff (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Pittsburgh Steelers:
Marion Barber looks as if he is going to miss this game versus the Steelers and if he does that will limit James Farrior’s production.  James Harrison is coming off of another huge game but temper your expectation some this week.  I think this could be a low scoring game that limits tackle opportunities for both teams and would proceed accordingly.  On the injury front Troy Polamalu has missed practice with a calf injury.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
James Harrison (LB)
Troy Polamalu (DB)
Ike Taylor (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
LaMarr Woodley (LB)
James Farrior (LB)
Ryan Clark (DB)

One-Star Plays:
Larry Foote (LB)
Lawrence Timmons (LB)


Houston Texans @ Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans: 
Those who watched last week’s Monday Night Football game saw what this Texan defense is capable of.  Whoever they flank stud LB DeMeco Ryans with somehow becomes a fantasy “somebody”.  Now it’s Xavier Adibi and Kevin Bentley.  Both Adibi and Bentley are decent starts this week.  And you’ll want DL Mario Williams in your lineup, as he’ll likely be putting plenty of pressure on the shifty Packer QB Aaron Rodgers. 

Five-Star Plays: 
Mario Williams (DL)
DeMeco Ryans (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Xavier Adibi (LB)
Eugene Wilson (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Kevin Bentley (LB)
Nick Ferguson (DB)
Amobi Okoye (DL)
Dunta Robinson (DB)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Green Bay Packers:
For the past 6 weeks or so the Texans have been a hit or miss matchup for their IDP opponents.  A.J. Hawk should lead the team in tackles but I wouldn’t expect much more then 5-7 tackles.  Charles Woodson looks to get another start at S and should be an above average play this week.  Aaron Kampman has been a big disappointment the past 3 weeks so hopefully facing a Texans team that has given up 25 sacks this season.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Charles Woodson (DB)

Three-Star Plays:
A.J. Hawk (LB)
Aaron Kampman (DL)
Brandon Chillar (LB)
Tramon Williams (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Mike Montgomery (DL)

One-Star Plays:
Brady Poppinga (LB)


Jacksonville Jaguars @ Chicago Bears

Jacksonville Jaguars:
The Jags’ disappointing season rolls on.  They now face a Bear team that’s been given some hope after the Viking suspensions.  With LB Mike Peterson now a part-timer, Justin Durant is now the best Jag IDP.  DBs Reggie Nelson and Gerald Sensabaugh have been decent performers alongside Brian Williams.  All three are decent plays this week.

Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Justin Durant

Three-Star Plays:
Gerald Sensabaugh (DB)
Reggie Nelson (DB)
Daryl Smith (LB)
Brian Williams (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
John Henderson (DL)
Mike Peterson (LB)
Derrick Harvey (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Chicago Bears:
After seeing what Mario Williams did to the Jaguars on Monday nite you have to feel good if you are starting Alex Brown or Adewale OgunleyeBrian Urlacher has been inconsistent this year and if the Jaguar offense sputters again temper your expectations to around 5 tackles.  Lance Briggs continues to be a plug and play LB and should remain in lineups this week.  Corey Graham who is playing for the injured Nathan Vasher actually led the Bears in tackles versus the Vikings but don’t expect that to happen this week.

Five-Star Plays:
Adewale Ogunleye (DL)

Four-Star Plays:
Lance Briggs (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Brian Urlacher (LB)
Kevin Payne (DB)
Alex Brown (LB)
Charles Tillman (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Corey Graham (DB)
Mike Brown (DB)

One-Star Plays:
Hunter Hillenmeyer (LB)


Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs: 
The Chiefs continue to make plays – especially in the secondary – getting them key turnovers.  DL Tamba Hali has been a disappointment and is a poor start this week.  LBs Derrick Johnson and Rocky Boiman are poised to make the most tackles, despite the Broncos’ desire to pass the football.    DBs Bernard Pollard and Brandon Flowers should both perform well in defending downfield.   
 
Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Derrick Johnson (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Rocky Boiman (LB)
Bernard Pollard (DB)
Brandon Flowers (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Brandon Carr (DB)
Maurice Leggett (DB)
Jarrad Page (DB)
Jason Babin (DL)
Tamba Hali (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Denver Broncos:
D.J. Williams owners will get him back this week after missing 4 games Expect Williams to make a difference but don’t expect super stud numbers right out of the gate.  That means that Wesley Woodyard owners will need to be looking for another option.  Nate Webster is also expected back this week and that will have a negative effect on Jamie WinbornKarl Paymah & Vernon Fox look to be the best plays in the Denver secondary.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
D.J. Williams (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Jamie Winborn (LB)
Karl Paymah (DB)
Vernon Fox (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Nate Webster (LB)

One-Star Plays:
Wesley Woodyard (LB)
Elvis Dumervil (DL)


Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins:
DB Yeremiah Bell has been a big surprise for the Dolphin D and fantasy owners this season.  He continues his solid play into the end of the season and will perform just fine against the Bill offense.  Expect 6+ solos and a few pass defenses.  LB Joey Porter will be active against the Bill OL in pursuit of the backup QB.  Fellow LB Channing Crowder will likely be the top tackler for the Fins. 

Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Yeremiah Bell (DB)
Joey Porter (LB)
Channing Crowder (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Renaldo Hill (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Matt Roth (DL)
Vonnie Holliday (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Buffalo Bills:
Paul Posluszny is another player that has struggle of late.  After two very poor performances owners have to be skittish about starting him.  However, look for Posluszny to have a good week versus what should be a run heavy attack by the Dolphins.  Kawika Mitchell should also be a solid play from his WLB spot.  If you need help at DL Ryan Denney and Chris Kelsay should be solid starts.  In the secondary, Terrence McGee is startable but don’t expect top 10 numbers.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Paul Posluszny (LB)
Ryan Denney (DL)

Three-Star Plays:
Kawika Mitchell (LB)
Chris Kelsay (DL)
Terrence McGee (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Leodis McKelvin (DB)

One-Star Plays:
Marcus Stroud (DL)


Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings: 
Gotta start out by saying that the heart of the Viking D – the big Williams boys in the middle of the DL – could be out for the season after violating the NFL’s doping policy.  They will be sorely missed, for sure.  All things considered, it could open up the likes of LBs Chad Greenway, Ben Leber and Nap Harris to log more tackles.  Also, DB Madieu Williams, who is apparently all the way back now, should come up more in coverage and could post big stats this week.  And since it is the Lions on the docket, you know DL Jared Allen should run wild.

Five-Star Plays: 
Chad Greenway (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
Antoine Winfield (DB)
Jared Allen (DL)

Three-Star Plays:
Madieu Williams (DB)
Cedric Griffin (DB)
Darren Sharper (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Ben Leber (LB)
Napoleon Harris (LB)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Detroit Lions:
On Thanksgiving the Titans ran the ball 46 times and only Ryan Nece was able to log more than 5 solo tackles.  Yes, that was 46 RUSH attempts.  Ernie Sims has been less than impressive but if he is going to have a good game you would expect this would be it.  Expecting a heavy dose from the Viking running game should have you licking your chops except Sims didn’t do much facing 46 rushing attempts so proceed with caution if you start him.  If you need help at DL keep an eye on rookie Cliff Avril.  To be honest unless you had absolutely no other options I would avoid Lions IDPs.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Cliff Avril (DL)
Andre Fluellen (DL)
Paris Lenon (LB)

Two-Star Plays:
Ernie Sims (LB)
Leigh Bodden (DB)

One-Star Plays:
Jordan Dizon (LB)


New York Jets @ San Francisco 49ers

New York Jets: 
The Jet D looks like they could stop anyone one day, and the next it looks like Swiss cheese.  They need to be careful in this “trap game”, which takes them across the country to San Francisco to play a Niner team that plays tough D and could pound out the yardage if up.  LB Eric Barton will again be a solid play, and fellow LB Calvin Pace will be key as well.  Big DL Kris Jenkins eats up space and could log double-digit fantasy points this week. 

Five-Star Plays: 
Eric Barton (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
Calvin Pace (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Kris Jenkins (DL)
Bryan Thomas (LB)
Abraham Elam (DB)
Kerry Rhodes (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Shaun Ellis (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.  

San Francisco 49ers:
Look for Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes to have very productive games versus what should be a heavy dose of Thomas Jones.  The Jets are coming off of a bad loss and will look to take control of this game with their running game.  Michael Lewis should be an above average start too.  Nate Clements broke a bone in his finger but is expected to play with a cast.  Justin Smith is like the Energizer Bunny and he just keeps going and going posting consistent numbers for most of the season.

Five-Star Plays:
Patrick Willis (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
Takeo Spikes (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Justin Smith (DL)
Nate Clements (DB)
Michael Lewis (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Manny Lawson (LB)

One-Star Plays:
None.


Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles: 
As I sit here in the Philadelphia airport, I now know why the fans here are so rabid.  This place is a zoo, and it’s not even “rush hour”.  Like their fans, the Eagle defense can be rabid, getting after opposing quarterbacks.  DL Trent Cole has done everything we thought he could, and despite the tough matchup against the Super Bowl champs, Cole should be a top DL play this week.  The best Eagle IDP play this week will be LB Stewart Bradley, who should have plenty of opportunities at making tackles, that is if he can bring down the big Brandon Jacobs.  DB Quintin Mikell has been a nice surprise this season and is a solid play for the Eagle IDPs as well. 

Five-Star Plays:  
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Stewart Bradley (LB)
Trent Cole (DL)

Three-Star Plays:
Quintin Mikell (DB)
Akeem Jordan (LB)
Juqua Parker (DL)

Two-Star Plays:
None.

One-Star Plays:
Brian Dawkins (DB)

New York Giants:
Antonio Pierce had his nose right in the middle of the “Plaxcident” that happened this past weekend.  He may end up getting a suspension because of it but he is slated to play this week and makes a solid start.  Justin Tuck had his second worst performance (3 tackles) back in week 10 versus the Eagles so you may want to temper expectations for this week’s game. Aaron Ross and the rest of the secondary should be busy chasing Eagles WRs around.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Antonio Pierce (LB)
James Butler (DB)
Aaron Ross (DB)
Kenney Phillips (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Justin Tuck (DL)
Danny Clark (LB)

One-Star Plays:
Mathias Kiwanuka (DL)


St. Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals

St. Louis Rams: 
The Rams are simply a mess right now.  Unless you have DB Oshiomogho Atogwe and are starting him as your 2nd DB, you probably want to steer clear of all Ram IDPs this week and maybe for the rest of the season.  The LBs, including Will Witherspoon, Chris Draft & Pisa Tinoisamoa are all risky plays with the current state of this team and are best left on your bench.
Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Oshiomogho Atogwe (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Chris Draft (LB)
Pisa Tinoisamoa (LB)
James Hall (DL)
Corey Chavous (DB)
Chris Long (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Arizona Cardinals:
Karlos Dansby and Adrian Wilson are really the only safe plays this week versus a pathetic Rams offense.  Sure the Rams want to get Steven Jackson more involved but that won’t be enough to make much of a difference.  Expecting anything more than a subpar performance from Gerald Hayes & Antrel Rolle would be a pipe dream.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Karlos Dansby (LB)
Adrian Wilson (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Antrel Rolle (DB)
Travis LaBoy (LB)

One-Star Plays:
Gerald Hayes (LB)
Roderick Hood (DB)


Washington Redskins @ Baltimore Ravens

Washington Redskins: 
Another week, another opportunity for the Redskins D to step up their game.  They can definitely rattle the rookie Raven QB if DEs Jason Taylor and Andre Carter can get to him.  I wouldn’t put much stock in that happening, especially with the young Flacco looking like a seasoned vet and the Raven OL doing its job.  The best Redskin IDP bet is going to be LB London Fletcher, who should have no trouble piling up tackles.  DB Chris Horton has been outstanding in his rookie campaign, but could see less opportunities this week. 

Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
London Fletcher

Three-Star Plays:
Chris Horton (DB)
Rocky McIntosh (LB)
Jason Taylor (DL)

Two-Star Plays:
Andre Carter (DL)
LaRon Landry (DB)
Deangelo Hall (DB)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Baltimore Ravens:
Look for Ray Lewis to come up big this week whether it is Portis or Betts that gets the start at RB.  Terrell Suggs is coming off of two lackluster performances but should post top numbers this week.  Jason Campbell has done a good job protecting the ball this year so that should limit the opportunity for Ed Reed or Bart Scott to make any big plays this week.

Five-Star Plays:
None.

Four-Sar Plays:
Ray Lewis (LB)
Terrell Suggs (DL)

Three-Star Plays:
Bart Scott (LB)

 

Two-Star Plays:
Ed Reed (DB)
One-Star Plays:
Samari Rolle (DB)
Fabian Washington (DB)


New England Patriots @ Seattle Seahawks

New England Patriots: 
The Pats travel all the way out to the Pacific Northwest in what NBC hoped was a potential Super Bowl preview.  The Pats were loaded, and the Seahawks had another easy ride to the NFC West crown.  No such luck on either front.  Well, at least the Pats have a chance at making it to the playoffs, and they’ll need their defense to play strong to end the season.  Rookie sensation Jerod Mayo has been the big story coming from this defense, while fellow youngster Brandon Meriweather is starting to make a name for himself now that he’s a starter.  Other than that pair, it’s kind of a shot in the dark to pick a Pat IDP that will make a difference on your squad.

Five-Star Plays: 
None.

Four-Star Plays:
Jerod Mayo (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Brandon Meriweather (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Tedy Bruschi (LB)
Mike Vrabel (LB)
James Sanders (DB)
Ellis Hobbs (DB)
Richard Seymour (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Seattle Seahawks:

Look for Julian Peterson to have his best game of the year this week.  He most likely won’t do what James Harrison did to the Patriots last week but he could post 5+ tackles with multiple sacks.  LeRoy Hill is nursing an injury that could keep him out of this game.  If Hill can’t go look for D.D. Lewis to start in his place but don’t expect Lewis to post numbers like he did when he was playing in relief of Lofa Tatupu.  Speaking of Tatupu, he should feed off of the pressure that Peterson causes and should have a decent day.  Josh Wilson has been golden, especially in leagues that award return yards and he should again be a good start.  Daryl Tapp should be a good play against a Patriots team that is among the league leaders in sacks allowed.

Five-Star Plays:
Julian Peterson (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
Lofa Tatupu (LB)

Three-Star Plays:
Josh Wilson (DB)
Marcus Trufant (DB)
Daryl Tapp (DL)
Rocky Bernard (DL, in DT mandatory leagues)

Two-Star Plays:
Deon Grant (DB)
Lawrence Jackson (DL)

One-Star Plays:
D.D. Lewis (LB)
LeRoy Hill (LB)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 
In what should be an extremely well-played and exciting game, both the Panther and Buc defenses should have plenty of IDPs to watch and rely on here this week.  For the visiting Bucs, expect LB Barrett Ruud to continue to play well.  He could end up as the top-scoring IDP this week if he manages 10+ tackles.  DB Jermaine Phillips will also have to play – and tackle – well for the Bucs to escape Charlotte with a win.  The veteran corner Ronde Barber should be extra busy this week in shadowing WR Steve Smith.

Five-Star Plays: 
Barrett Ruud (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
Ronde Barber (DB)

Three-Star Plays:
Jermaine Phillips (DB)

Two-Star Plays:
Derrick Brooks (LB)
Gaines Adams (DL)

One-Star Plays:
None.

Carolina Panthers:
This is a match made in heaven for Jon Beason owners.  Beason could approach a dozen tackles in this game.  Chris Gamble has been a top option at DB this year but expect below average numbers this week versus a struggling Buccaneers passing game.  Julius Peppers has been quietly putting together a top 10 year but owners could see him struggle against a Bucs team that has only given up 20 sacks this year.

Five-Star Plays:
Jon Beason (LB)

Four-Star Plays:
None.

Three-Star Plays:
Thomas Davis (LB)
Julius Peppers (DL)

Two-Star Plays:
Chris Gamble (DB)
Chris Harris (DB)
Richard Marshall (DB)
Charles Godfrey (DB)

One-Star Plays:
Charles Johnson (DL)

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