DBs (Defensive Backs)
SS Tyrell Johnson(MIN) is the next lucky candidate facing Baltimore. He's obviously not a top tier strong safety, but I can almost guarantee he's on your waiver wire unless you're in a very large & deep IDP league. Every single SS that has faced Baltimore this year finished with 6 tackles or more. This makes Tyrell a solid sleeper this week. He has little upside to out-perform 6 tackles, but he's pretty safe.
I like SS Bernard Pollard against Cincinnati next week. Benson is running alot and getting to the second level quite often. The Bengals run short slants across the middle and I could foresee Pollard getting those tackles too.
Look for Free Safety CC Brown(NYG) to have a very solid game against New Orleans week 6. He will be a busy man facing Brees. The only concern is if the Giants clock manage with their running game, he won't be on the field as much. However, the Saints D has vastly improved this year so this one may turn into a shoot out.
DB PICKUP OF THE WEEK is FS Jordan Babineaux(SEA) going up against Arizona in week 6. He should lead his team in tackles next week.
Once again ILB Demmorio Williams stays solid for the 4th week in a row and has another good matchup against the run first Redskins in week 6. Look for him to get around 6 solos 2 assists at the minimum. .
If you can get a hold of Tampa Bay WLB Geno Hayes, he's been really productive and has a good matchup at Carolina.
I like Houston's LB matchup against Cincinnati week 6 and WLB Brian Cushing(HOU) is the wire LB you'll want to target.
Posluszny WILL PLAY & Ellison questionable???:
The injury report from the Bills after Today's practice: Starting linebacker Keith Ellison did not practice due to a sore knee and is questionable. Rookie Nic Harris would start in his place if Ellison can't play. That's expected to be a game-time decision. Safety Bryan Scott also is out. Linebacker Paul Posluszny and safety Donte Whitner both practiced fully again and should play. Cornerback Terrence McGee (knee) practiced fully and is probable.
Uhg! I don't like any of this now. Oh, how quickly things change in the NFL. I can't say I fully trust Poz yet. And now we can't even trust in Ellison??? I'm staying away from this guys. If you're Poz owner, I'd be leary. It's very hard not to start him because the potential is through the roof.
To make it up to you guys for anyone I screwed up (like myself) who still has Keith Ellison in my lineup, I'm recommending LB Calvin Pace(NYJ) if he's on anyone's waiver wire. Only the Green Bay line has allowed more sacks than Buffalo. And Pace should get a sack this week.
My LB PICK UP OF THE WEEK is Kamerion Wimbley(CLE) He has 1 sack in 4 out of the 5 games he's played this year and 5 or more tackles in each. Week 5, he got 5 solos 5 assists and a sack. VERY NICE #'s. You gotta like his chances against the Big Sack Attack Ben who averages about 3 sacks again. Look for Wimbley to continue his streak. He's a great bye week sub for those of you losing Patrick Willis.
DLs (Defensive Linemen)
DE T. Cole(PHI) is probably not on your wire, but he just went OFF against KC and gets Oakland in week 6. It's a toss up whether I like Avril or Cole better in week 6. But you'll do well with either one.
Speaking of guys who are probably not on your wire, DE J. Peppers(CAR) got 2 sacks against Washington and gets Tampa Bay next week. He's an amazing athlete and after being called out by teammate Jon Beason to start earning his paycheck, he did. Look for him to continue that in this division rivalry.
It's finally Shaun Ellis(NYJ) time. He's facing Buffalo in week 6 and we all saw what Miami did to them week 4 racking up sack after sack.He has a good chance of picking up a sack in this one as Trent Edwards will be behind and trying to throw slow developing deep balls to Evans & TO to catch up.
My DL PICKUP OF THE WEEK IS C.Avril(DET) vs. Green "Swiss Cheese" Bay. Jared Allen got 4.5 sacks against them, Alex Smith got 2 a few weeks ago and countless others that have contributed to GB's league leading 20+ sacks.