Added "DeCloud & Hali" to the list below.
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DBs (Defensive Backs)
CB Darius Butler (NE) rookie CB had 8 solos vs. Miami week 13. He faces Carolina week 14 who will have no choice but to pass to keep up with NE and Carolina is good for DBs.
FS DeCloud (ATL) vs. Drew Brees. Redskins Landry just got 12 solos vs. Brees week 13. Don't expect that much out of DeCloud, but he played well last time he played NO. Coleman is still the Safety you want in this game, but DeCloud should be a solid fill in for you.
C. Harris & R. Marshall (CAR) vs. New England. Not sure if either is on your wire, but both are great plays vs. Brady, Welker & Moss. I would choose Marshall over Harris if given the choice. He just finished with 9 solos and an assist vs. TB week 12 and will probably end up higher in the box scores than Harris again week 14.
SS Bernard Pollard (HOU) just finished week 13 with 11 solos is by far the best guy on this list. I'm thinking he's not on very many waivers any more, but I just wanted to tell everyone how much I like his matchup week 14 vs. Seattle.
My DB PICKUP OF THE WEEK S Melvin Bullit (IND) vs. Denver week 14. No only did he just finish with 11 solos week 13, but now he'll face very Safety friendly Denver where Mike Brown (who's been an absolute ghost) just finished with 8 solos. I LOVE THIS MATCHUP! My favorite waiver wire pick up this week. If you wonder how much I like this, I'm starting Bullit over Bryan Scott on my own team this week.
LB Jamar Williams (CHI) filled in for Lance Briggs and had 13 solos 5 assists & 2 pass deflections. WOW! He faced the Rams, which is an unlikely candidate for a good matchup so I believe this has to speak to his talent. It's hard to tell if Briggs will be out again vs. Green Bay next week, but Williams should be monitored if he starts again. So for now, he's just a watch and be aware.
LB Quincy Black (TB) vs. NYJ week 14. He's consistently puting up solid numbers and now he faces the NYJ, which is a decent matchup for an LB. He put up 9 solos, 2 assists, a pd and a sack vs. ATL week 12 and now led his team in tackles week 13 with 6 solos and an assist.
LB K Burnett (SD) vs. Dallas week 14. Dallas has been very LB friendly over the past few weeks and Burnett produces in good matchups. He's worth a play if your LB has a bad matchup.
MY LB PICK UP OF THE WEEK is LB Quincy Black (TB) vs. NYJ week 14. He's consistently puting up solid numbers and now he faces the NYJ, which is a decent matchup for an LB. He put up 9 solos, 2 assists, a pd and a sack vs. ATL week 12 and now led his team in tackles week 13 with 6 solos and an assist.
DLs (Defensive Line)
The DL/LB David Bowens (CLE) , Calvin Pace (NYJ), Trevor Scott (OAK) & A. Spencer (DAL) and even Joey Porter (MIA) were all duds week 13. But as I looked around the box scores, only the easy matchup predictions came to fruition like Shaun Ellis, Kelsay, Schoble, Ogunleye . The good news is David Bowens (CLE) , Calvin Pace (NYJ) & Trevor Scott all have good matchups week 14 so in comparison to the mess that is the DLs this year, we'll take it.
NON Defensive End Casey Hampton (PIT) vs. CLE week 14. I have to recommend him again here. Not over a Kelly Gregg or other stud DTs, but he's reliable and facing the Browns.
DL Julius Peppers (CAR) vs. New England week 14. So he's not really a waiver wire guy, but I've been leary of him when answering questions about him. New England is the overall best matchup vs. DLs all year. I was surprised by that too when I did the math. Them and NYJ yield the highest points to DLs. Good matchup for Peppers.
MY DL Pick up of the Week is Stylez White (TB). vs. NYJ week 14. Both Buffalo DEs got sacks and had good games vs. NYJ just like most teams do who face the Jets. I'm not recommending Wilkerson because his last full sack was week 5, where White got 2.5 sacks week 12 vs. ATL and all 5.5 of his sacks have come after week 5.
MY Other DL Pick up of the Week is Tamba Hali (TB). vs. BUF week 14. One of our "anonymous" wise readers pointed this matchup out and I'm sorry I missed it. He had 9 solos, 1 assist and 2 forced fumbles vs. Denver last week! Are you kidding me! Now he faces Buffalo. Great, great tip from one of our fellow IDP brothers. At this point in a desolate DL point in the season, this guy is now the official highest recommendation of the week and I mean over Jarred Allen and definitely Stylez White. Because when no Saints DL gets a sack on the Redskins last week, even though everything pointed to that, what can you trust. Well, you can trust in a sack vs. Buffalo. Remember Shaun Ellis? Here is your Shaun Ellis, part 2. Take Hali over Stylez White for those of you I said take White. And if you can start both White and Hali, increase your chances of success. I do like David Bowens vs. Pittsburgh better than White this week though. And the Trevor Scott matchup vs. Washington is a little better than White in my book too, but make sure Scott is still an LB next week. As a DE, I like White better.