DBs (Defensive Backs)
S. Bryan Scott (BUF) got the job done at WLB with 8 solos and 2 assists. Whether he plays WLB again in week 11 or moves back to strong safety vs. Jacksonville, I like him either way. The guys a tackle machine, period! He's proved that all season.
S M. Bullit (IND) vs. Baltimore is a very nice matchup for week 11.
Both STL Butlers Again vs. ARI week 11. Last week, I recommended strong safety James Butler & CB Quincy Butler vs. NO and both led their teams in the box scores. Although CB Q. Butler got 6 solos to J. Butler's 5 solos, however, J. Butler ultimately had the better day by adding an INT. He is the one I'd recommend first going into week 11 as well. CC Brown and many other mediocre SS have come out looking like super stars in the box scores after facing Warner. So J. Butler at strong safety would be my first pick, but Q. Butler will be on both Fitzgerald and Boldin so expect 6 or more tackles.
S Ko Simpson (DET) gets Cleveland week 11 and these 2 are evenly matched. If there was ever a game to give Quinn a full chance to air it out and see what he can do, I think Eric Mangina will do it agains Detroit. Ko Simpson is been on fire. I'll predict Simpson with 6 or more tackles and an INT in this one.
SS Bernard Pollard (HOU) gets Chris Johnson and Vince Young week 11. I love this matchup in a tackle heavy league. He may even add a pd or a potential INT.
My DB PICKUP OF THE WEEK is TB safety Tanard Jackson vs.NO if he's available on your waiver wire. If not, a "poor man's" version of Jackson for a DB Pickup of the Week is SS D. Landry (BAL) facing Indy week 11.
LB L. Johnson (CAR) gets MIAMI! He was solid week 10 and now he gets the old LB jackpot in the Dolphins. Nice sleeper with upside week 11 if you're currently rolling any of the SD LBs vs. Denver, for instance.
LB D. Hawthorne (SEA) is here just to tell anyone that had any doubts left that this guy is the man and one of the ABSOLUTE elites for the rest of the year. He is absolutely the man I recommend the most out of anyone on this entire list and to give you a comparison of where I would rank him for the rest of the year, I'd almost always start him over Laurinitis, and sometimes Mayo & Ruud. Obviously it depends on matchup, but the only guys who I could never start him over are Willis, Lofton, Beason or maybe DJ Williams or maybe D. Harris. That's how elite of an LB I feel this guy is until proven otherwise. I would always start him over guys like Fletcher & Dansby and maybe even Briggs for the rest of the year. Again, matchups always play a role, but he went NUTS on Detroit so he's very close to being "matchup proof" like a Willis or Lofton or a Beason.
LB Clint Session (IND) draws Baltimore week 11 and although ILBs are not overly successful, WLBs are successful vs. the Ravens. And Session is one of the best WLBs in the league. He's getting very close to being at the same level as a WLB like Akeem Jordan. I can see 7 solos and some extras in this matchup.
K. Morrison & T. Howard (OAK) don't seem like guys who should be on a waiver wire list, but I'm seeing people drop one or both thanks to some low performances lately. Week 11, they see Cedric Benson. One of the last 30 carry types of backs left in the league next to a S. Jackson. They will run Benson all day on Oakland. They don't want to take any chances with fluke loss when they are this close. Has anyone really sat and thought about the last time Cincy was in the playoffs? How about the last time Cincy had a winning season? This is an extremely big deal for this Bengals franchise and they are not going to get cute. They will ride the horse that got them here and Morrison & Howard will have an absolute TON of tackle opportunities. Although Morrison is the first recommendation, Howard is quite close behind so if you can grab either, feel good about it. To give a comparison, I would start Morrison or Howard over EJ Henderson or S. Cooper in week 11.
MY LB PICK UP OF THE WEEK is Keith Brooking (DAL) vs. Washington week 11 is a nice play. Brooking is an emotional guy and this rivarly will get him fired up. With the Redskins rejuvenated running game with Betts, Brooking will put up 7 or more and a potential sack.
DLs (Defensive Line)
A sneaky one is C.Avril(DET) vs. the Browns. The coach deactived him & another guy last minute week 10 for special teams matchup reasons vs. Percy Harvin. He got a lot of shit about it from fans & press and will definitely have Avril out there this week. Avril will be angry and hungry vs. Lady Quinn.
DE J. Smith(SF) gets Green Bay week 11. Enough said. His chance for a sack increase significantly.
C. Kelsay(BUF) vs. Tennessee was not a good matchup week 10 and no one on Buffalo's D got a sack. The matchup vs. Jacksonville week 11 is better and I could see Kelsay getting around 3 solos and a sack.
MY DL Pick Up of the Week has to be Brian Orakpo (WAS). I can't remember the last time I've seen a guy put up this many consecutive sacks in a row. Denver's line is really good and he still got 4 solos and 1.5 sacks week 10. You gotta love him in the classic week 11 Redskins/Dallas rivalry.
MY DE/LB Pick up of the Week is David Bowens (CLE). Very good call from some of the "super readers" of this blog who kept bringing this guy up as a DE in some people's leagues. 7 solos 2 assist and 2 sacks last night vs. Baltimore. And next week he gets Detroit!!!! Holy @#$%! This guy is gold. I'm thinking strongly about dropping a Laurinitis for a guy like this, but it's only 1 week. An amazing week it was though!