Welcome to The Huddle’s IDP Sleeper Report. Here, you’ll find some potential sleepers, who may or may not be on your league’s waiver wire. And as always, we’ll take a peek back at last week’s picks to see how our guys panned out. Good luck this season and feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to suggest a player or discuss my picks. Good luck this season!
Kamerion Wimbley (CLE): Wimbley’s ultra-talented and was touted along with D’Qwell Jackson when they entered the league. Jackson’s obviously an IDP stud and tackle monster, but Wimbley’s coming on, with 3 sacks on the season and 5 solos in each of the past 3 games. He should be busy this week as the Bills start to work Marshawn Lynch back into the gameplan.
Clark Haggans (ARI): Prior to the Cards’ bye week, Haggans had a pair of double-digit fantasy weeks. He’ll be busy against the multi-faceted offense attack of the Houston Texans this week.
Nick Roach (CHI): With Brian Urlacher out for the season, and fill-in Hunter Hillenmeyer hurt, Roach has stepped in and performed well at the MLB spot for the Bears.
Other to Consider: Jameel McClain (BAL)
Jimmy Wilkerson (DE – TBB): Wilkerson is outproducing the disappointing Gaines Adams so far this season and a good play this week against the Eagles, even with McNabb back.
Kendall Langford (DE – MIA): If for nothing else, no one else on the Dolphin front seven is doing anything fantasy-wise. The Dolphins’ D will have to bring it’s A-game on Monday night should they want to keep up with the Jets.
Other to Consider: None.
Dashon Goldson (S – SFO): Looks like Goldson has overtaken Roman Harper as the starting FS for the Niners. He should provide at least double digits in facing the Falcons this week.
Chris Johnson (CB – OAK): Johnson has two very solid games under his belt and will likely get 4-5 solos in stopping the Giants pass game.
Chris Crocker (S – CIN): Roy Williams has been a good story so far this season, but lost in his comeback is the play of Crocker. He has 28 fantasy points in the past two weeks and should be plenty busy against the Ravens this week.
Other to Consider: Ike Taylor (CB – PIT)
WEEK FOUR REPORT CARD
Ricky Brown (OAK): 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 2 passes defensed (15 fantasy points) Brown’s best effort of the season. Looks like all three Raider LBs have some fantasy value.
David Thornton (TEN): 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles (12 fp). Another solid game for the Titan LB. Looks like all three Titan LBs have some fantasy value.
Will Herring (SEA): Zip. Move Aaron Curry up in your weekly rankings.
Kevin Burnett (SDC): 3 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles (9 fp). After a 24-point outburst in Week 3, this past week looks very pedestrian. If you’re in a larger league or own Shawne Merriman or Stephen Cooper, you should look to Burnett for insurance.
Robert Geathers (DE – CIN): 3 solo tackles, 2 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD (17 fp). Geathers is on fire along with fellow DE Antwan Odom.
Sedrick Ellis (DT – NOS): 1 solo tackle (2 fp). Well, not all sleepers actually wake up the week you pick ‘em. In deeper leagues where you start DT, though, Ellis is certainly worth watching.
Tony Brown (TEN): Zip. See Ellis.
Danieal Manning (S – CHI): 9 solo tackles (18 fp). For leagues that give return yardage, Manning is even more valuable. Grab him now if you can, as he’s likely the top DB dog right now.
Nate Clements (CB – SFO): 5 solo tackles (10 fp). Another week, another double digits for the Niner corner. Expect solid numbers from here on out.
Ryan Clark (S – PIT): 3 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles (9 fp). Clark’s putting up respectable numbers with Troy Polamalu sidelined.
Jim Leonhard (S – NYJ): 4 solo tackles (8 fp). Expect right around 9-14 points from Leonhard on a pretty regular basis. In a pinch, that’s doable.