Week 12 IDP Waiver Pickups
Starting with Sneaky DB pickups:
This week free safety Renaldo Hill for Miami gets to play against New England for the second time this year and he's known to put up big tackle numbers. The Patriots changed their gameplan for the first half against the Jets last week. They went with a run attack gameplan. So Free Safety Kerry Rhodes of NYJ had lower numbers than expected. He still finished with 4 tackles and a fumble recovery. If no name K0 Simpson can get 7 tackles and 4 assists vs. NE then let's see what Renaldo Hill can do after already seeing this offense once this year. Need some #s R. Hill put up 7 tackles, Atogwe 7 tackles 1 INT & Colts FS Bethea posted 10 solos week 9 against the Pats.
DB Sleeper of the Week: Chris Johnson of Oakland goes against the pass happy Broncos and no one is throwing against Nnamdi Asomugha. He has shutdown everyone this year, including Steve Smith. He'll be on Brandon Marshall this week, but Eddie Royal is a strong second WR and remember that Royal broke onto the scene vs. Oakland the first game of this year. So expect Chris Johnson to be thrown to as much as DeAngelo Hall was. Last week he had 9 solo tackles against Miami.
Speaking of a Safe DB to play this week: SS Mike Brown of the Bears is a very solid player. In the last 3 weeks, has 5 tackles & an INT, then 8 tackles and then 9 tackles. This week he gets the Rams and an INT is a good possibility.
Jonathan Joseph is on Fire! Week 9 he had 15 Total tackles and 2 pass deflections. And last week he had 5 tackles an interception and 3 pass deflections.
Sneaky Linebacker Pickups for Week 12:
Green Bay LB Nick Barnett OUT FOR THE SEASON:
And A.J. Hawk stepped in to have 6 tackles in the first quarter. It looked like it was going to be a monster day, but Green Bay started blowing out Chicago so quickly that the Bears had to switch to the pass. So Hawk ended up only adding 1 assist onto his total for the rest of the day. Hawk gets New Orleans next week who will run just enough to get Hawk at least 10 FF points.
Winborn or Woodyard for Denver?
How about both!!! This is 2 weeks in a row that both hit double digits in tackles. Don't expect the same thing against Oakland next week. That doesn't mean don't play them, but it does mean not to expect double digit numbers. It looks like Winborn is the one you want thus far.
CAR LB Thomas Davis: This wasn't too bad of a call for me last week, huh. How about 10 tackles, 1 assist, .5 sack, 1 Int and 1 pass deflection. That's 27.5 points in my league! How bout an LB who gets the same amount of points as Marion Barber in my PPR league. Heck, he doubled my QBs points (Cutler) this past week.
What is in the water with these Houston LBs this year? Xavier Adibi with 14 tackles and 1 assist. The worst part is he is just filling in for Morlon Greenwood. So unless Greenwood is out again next week, we won't even know if Adibi will play against Cleveland in week 12 where outside LBs go off! Ouch, monitor closely. I scooped him up. Another Diles?
Other Linebackers I've scooped up: Justin Durant of Jacksonville is the most athletic of the bunch and reaping the most benefits of Mike Peterson's supposed benching. I say "supposed" because although Daryl Smith started, Peterson finished with 5 tackles. So the question is, will Daryl Smith roll back over to his OLB spot putting Durant on the bench when Peterson comes in or does Smith stay on the bench and Durant stay in? Durant finished with 8 solos this week.
Lastly: Clint Session of Indy had 18 FF points. I've been watching him all year and next week he gets San Diego where he came alive with 2 INTs last year.
Week 12 DT sleeper of the Week:
Vonnie Holliday for Miami is quietly having a good year and goes into a game against the very sacked Matt Cassel with 3 sacks/8 tackles in the last 2 weeks.
Robert Geathers for the Bengals gets the Pittsburgh Steelers this week fresh off a 3 tackle 1 sack 1 pass deflection game
Ogunleye gets the Rams this week and his tackles have been high. Add a sack to those tackle numbers and this should be a solid week for him.