(I also encourage you to read the comments that people post below. I answer all comments and you may find they'll help you get an edge going into week 3.)
I'm getting a lot of questions about DJ or Andra Davis(Den). I'm going with D.J. Williams(Den) because he's facing Oakland, their division rival, who D.J. has always done very well against. He's playing from the exact same ILB position that Steven Cooper played from week 1 vs. OAK where Cooper got 13 tackles. We all know what DJ is made of. I think Andra will do well this week too, but DJ once got me 35 points on MNF and very few IDPers have the potential to single handedly score as many points as a Peyton Manning. I hope you all have a monster IDP week 3!
INJURY NOTES:Gary Brackett(IND) it does not look good for week 3 Freddie Keiaho (sleeper alert) takes his place and he was an old IDP stud so don't be surprised if you see huge numbers out of Keiaho this week. If you're desperate and need a last minute fill in, plug him in and he should be solid. By the way Clint Session is also nicked up this week and might be slowed.
ONES TO WATCH WEEK 3
Timmons(Pit) is fully practicing now. Grab him if he's on the wire & you can make the room on your roster. We haven't seen him play yet but he's highest on my WATCH list
Shanle(NO) if you can get him and trade him to someone in your league for a guy like Keith Rivers who will be much better later this season than Shanle
SS Pollard(Hou) last years KC stud SS just signed with Houston and has a lot of potential
Monk's IDP WEEK 3 Waiver Wire Pick Ups
DBs (Defensive Backs)
Danieal Manning(CHI) 6 solos 1 sack 1 safety, week 2 he got 6-2 PLUS for those of you who get return points, they use him occasionally for that purpose.
B. McDonald(CLE) 7 solos 1pd week 2 and has quietly been very solid in both games. Cleveland will find themselves on Dfenz quite a bit this season
I'm continuing to highly recommend Tyvon Branch(OAK), Delmas(DET), A. Henry(DET) & Mike Brown(KC) this year. All will be on defense PLENTY.
Sabby Piscitelli(TB) Tanard Jackson and Jermaine Philips are injured and Aqib Talib is facing a suspension time. It's a good time to get Piscitelli if your looking for a big reward with fairly low risk now that he's the only big play guy left standing. I LIKE HIM A LOT!!!
SS A. Elam(CLE) if you can get him 8-1 1 sack week 1 and 6 solos week 2 against a Denver team that didn't throw much. Again, the Cleveland rule. They will be on defense often.
Antoine Bethea(IND) is the DB PICK UP of the WEEK and IS the safety I would target for the Colts if he's available on your wire. He put up some very big numbers last year with 101 total tackles and he always steps up more when Bob Sanders is out. His week 2 MNF performance of 8 solos 1 pd and 1 INT was not a fluke. He put up monster numbers like that for a 5 game stretch last year. Next week they get Arizona. Personally, I'm debating if I want to use him over ILB Guyton next week who plays ATL.
It's Akeem Jordan(PHI) time. Pick this guy up and sleep well at night. I've seen enough over the last couple weeks to feel like he's a solid 4th LB with #3 upside.
S. Nicholas(ATL) had a second solid week and is one to watch. Add him if you have the room, but just watch for now.
B. Cushing(HOU) is another one to watch. The reason I say to just watch on both Nicholas and Cushing is they both play the less tackle heavy SLB position and they are riskier than a WLB and especially an MLB.
G. Guyton(NE) is the replacement for Jerod Mayo so you certainly can't expect Mayo numbers, but he'll still gets enough tackles to very serviceable.
Clint Session(IND) had 8 solos and 1 assist on MNF, leading the Colts in tackles. I put him about a notch lower than Akeem Jordan, but very close. It's time to go get him.
K. Ellison(BUF) is the replacement for Posluszny and looks to be the real deal and will definitely help solidify your team.
Andra Davis(DEN) is my LB PICK UP OF THE WEEK. Just in case the message was not made clear last week, Andra Davis puts an exclamation point on week 1's performance by getting 9 solos and an assist in week 2. It would be incredibly ballsy of me to go out on a limb and say Andra will have a better year than D.J. Williams this year, but I'm extremely tempted to drop D.J. for Andra. D.J. has been my worst scorer 2 weeks in a row. For now I dropped my backup QB to snatch Andra, but very soon I have to decide whether I'm going to drop D.J. because I'm not dropping Otogwe, Laurinitas or Curtis Lofton. But I am using Andra against OAK next week. I may or may not bench D.J. Sometimes even us veteran FFers have trouble looking past the "big name", despite all the warnings I heard about DJ switching positions in pre-season.
DLs (Defensive Linemen)
DE Ray Edwards(MIN) Are you kidding me? 7 tackles 1asst and 1 sack this week! Not too shabby week 1 either with 3 solos 3 assts and .5 sack. So who is he? The guy who plays opposite of Jared Allen, that's who. He plays SF next week and I suggest using him!
Sticking with guys who play opposite of studs, DE Antonio Smith(Hou) faces a very week O-line at JAC week 3. They will focus so hard at trying to stop Mario the Beast, they will forget about Antonio Smith. He's been matched up against 2 good linemen vs. NYJ and TEN so far, but gets a much easier matchup this week. He's worth a shot.
Tank Tyler(KC) 14 total tackles in 2 weeks is someone to try if you're not happy with your current DLs.
A. Carter (WAS) takes on the Lions Week 3. Enough said. Good matchup play with a good chance of 3-4 tackles and a sack.
Antwan Odom(CIN) The Cincy DE is about all the Bengals have on D and he is one heck of an athlete.BUT. was it really Odom or just how bad that tackle for GB Chris Long has them week 3 Let's watch and see how he does.
Elvis Dumervil(DEN) If by chance he's on your wire, get him. Denver is blitzing a lot more than I expected this year and their stunts are getting Dumervil free. I'm high on him for week 3.
DL PICK UP of the Week is Greg Ellis(OAK) 8 tackles 3 sacks and a FF in 2 games! With the addition of Richard Seymour, who I also like, the whole Raiders D-line benefits. Temper expectations a tad next week against Denver, who has a really good O-line. But he's on fire so far this year and may be the exception to the rule vs. the Broncos.