Week 13 IDP Waiver Pickups Thanksgiving Special Game by Game Edition
Go to Paris this Thanksgiving!
If there is anything that you can count on this season, it's that Detroit will be on Defense a lot and in all probability they'll be losing. This recipe always bodes well for Linebackers because once teams get ahead, they tend to turn to the run game to grind out the clock.
Thursday, they face a Tennessee team that needs to get their run game confidence and back on track. Although Ernie Sims would usually be the more likely LB in Detroit, he has been injured for over a month now and hasn't had any more than 4 solos during that stretch.
So Paris Lenon is the one you want Thursday in this game.
Seattle at Dallas
FS Ken Hamlin for Dal will be busy as Seattle plays catch up the whole game. They'll be lucky if they're not down by 30 at halftime in this one. (I probably just jinxed Romo. Sorry, Cowboys fans)
Turkey Day night game - Arizona at Philadelphia
Too hard to call, stay away from these players on the Waiver Wire
Philadelphia just got very, very embarassed and are desperate. They could be a dangerous team which makes this game difficult to predict. What will they do against Arizona? There is a ton of pressure on McNabb, on Reid, and people are losing their jobs like Omar Gaither. Akeem Jordan had a nice game in his place against Baltimore, but Arizona is not a running team so stay away this week.
Sunday games (unofficial xmas decoration day)
San Francisco at Buffalo
Another nice one for Takeo Spikes is in store
Michael Lewis would be a great start, but check injury report.
FS Ko Simpson for Buffalo is a sleeper in this one with Shaun Hill throwing a lot to stay in games P.S. I'd think hard and way your options if you have Posluszny. He hasn't exacly been a no brainer these days.
Baltimore at Cincinnati
I'd stay away, even from Dhani Jones. He's had plenty of chances against running teams over the last month. He just seems like he's quit. If you're desperate, a sleeper might be OLB Johnson for the Bengals. He took over for rookie Rivers after his broken jaw and has put up passable numbers. Baltimore does run.
Indianapolis at Cleveland
No definitive waiver wire pickups here. Check your waiver wire for frustrated Bob Sanders owners. If he's there, grab him and stash him, even if he doesn't play this week. Ditto for Keiaho owners. I doubt anyone dropped him while he was injured, but he's back.
Carolina at Green Bay
A.J. Hawk & Chillar for GB could both be on your wire. They're both on mine. I'm leaning toward Chillar for his pass coverage abilities and because DeAngelo is more of an outside runner. Carolina may try a lot of passes in the middle in front of those GB LBs. They have been soft there all year. This gives Chillar more opportunities. (I'm watching AJ Hawk as I write this and he looks slow and confused. He's looking like more of a risk than a reward. We'll see how he finishes tonight. I didn't expect many tackles at MLB vs. the Saints, but he can't even cover the Saint's backup tight ends. )
Miami at St. Louis
Same theory as I used for Detroit above. Another good matchup for OLB Pisa Tinoisamoa
This has nothing to do with waiver wire pickups, but on a personal note, I'm benching Channing Crowder unless Steven Jackson plays. St. Louis will be passing because their always behind so Miami CBs should be looked at if you're desperate for a DB, but I'd stay away if possible.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay
You'd have to be very lucky, but see if any hot-headed owners dropped Vilma over the past couple weeks. Vilma will have another big day.
NY Giants at Washington Redskins will both be playing hard
Definitely Antonio Pierce. He was on my wire last week, but I missed him.
Kiwanuka, Tuck and even Robbins is worth a shot.
See if McIntosh on the wire and Chris Horton too
Atlanta at San Diego
Wilhelm might be the only one you can find on the wire. He will be solid.
Brooking siting against Car. Expect another. Give him a try if you're in a pinch.
Pittsburgh at New England
WOW! How jealous we all are of Mayo owners
Ike Taylor & William Gay & Troy Polamalu (Polamalu on my wire, that's why I mention him here)
Denver at NY Jets
Winborn, Larsen & Woodyard Oh my! Start em, but first choice is Winborn.
NYJ Pace will be a solid pickup for you
Kansas City at Oakland *Strong Rivarly
Boimen has been great, but is he for real? He's been filling in and he'll get another week against a run first team who runs at the OLB. This is his 4th solid game in a row with 9 tackles 3 assists and a forced fumble. I'd say he's one of the better options of the week.
Pollard has also done well from the SS for KC
Chicago at Minnesota
SS Mike Brown got injured early in the game last week so keep an eye on him, but he could be very solid in this one if he plays
Monday night football
Jacksonville at Houston
Adibi did not have 14 tackles again, but did the most with the opportunities he had. He could have a big game against the Jacsksonville run game, but he's a gamble
Justin Durant should be very active Ahman Green is hurt so Houston will not run up the gut as much so avoid MLB Daryl Smith
DE Hayward might be a sneaky start
Start Mathis and Nelson against Sage "Turnover" Rosenfels