Before I toot my own horn a bit over Patrick Chung, someone please explain to me how defensive end K. Vanden Bosch got 10 solos! I don't see this happening again, but in the horribly hard to predict world of DLs, he's worth a grab over Avril or Alex Brown or some of those others in the middle of the pack this year. Obviously don't drop J. Allen or Trent Cole etc. for him, but why not drop Stylez White for him.
Week 2 IDP Pick ups
LB D. Johnson KC Go GET HIM NOW!
SS Patrick Chung NE opened up the season vs. the Bengals with 12 solos and 4 assists. (you heard it hear first) He's the next version of B. Pollard/ Bryan Scott from last year. Go get him. I'm starting him over Brian Dawkins next week to give you an idea of his value.
LB Ellison BUF Poz is out for 2-3 weeks and Ellison is his backup. A solid backup with upside. A little risky because he blew assignments last year and Bryan Scott came in and took over. A bit of a revolving door at times last year when Poz was out.
LB Dan Connor CAR 10 solos 3 assists and a sack (I don't care if he's coming out on 3rd down or not. If he's putting up these numbers on limited snaps, just think when the Panthers realize they need this guy on the field every play! I'm picking him up and starting him over Michael Boley next week!
LB Zac Diles HOU is filling in for Cushing until he comes back. And with 9 solos and 3 assists, he's a nice pick up (especially for you Cushing owners out there)
LB Paris Lenon ARI finished with 7 solos and an assist vs. Steven Jackson week 1. Week 2 he faces M. Turner of ATL where L. Timmons of PIT just racked up 9 solos and 2 assists. Lenon is one of 2 starting ILBs in ARI and rookie LB D. Washington is on the other side, but I'm trusting in Lenon from his Detroit Lions days. Lenon won me a fantasy championship with a 13 tackle 2FF game a couple years ago and he racked up 116 tackles that year. So there's more proof that he has been an IDP stud in the past. So pick up Lenon for week 2 if you need a solid LB who will get you at least 6 tackles. But keep a watch on rookie D. Washington in that game as well for a potential star on the rise.
CB Greg Toler ARI finished with 13 solos and a forced fumble week 1. He won't be directly covering Roddy White in week 2, but McFadden from the Steelers just had 12 solos and 2 assists week 1 covering White. Only if your league requires a CB, pick him up for week 2.
DE K. Vanden Bosch (as I mentioned above) 10 solos so he's worth a shot as a DE on your squad.
Watch VERY Closely
SS TJ Ward CLE had 7 solos 3 assists and forced fumble. Not a bad start to the season. I would not start him over a Brian Dawkins, but he's VERY, VERY close to making the "pick up" list
CB D. Butler NE looks like a pretty exciting cornerback. Keep an eye on him.
LB Keith Rivers Bengals had 7 solos 3 assists vs. NE and he was my sleeper coming into last year, but never fully panned out in 2009. Maybe he'll be a more consistent IDP LB this year. Just watch for now.
LB A. Davis BUF got 2 solos & 6 assists. Getting there just a tad earlier on some more of those tackles and we could be talking about 6 soles and 2 assists, which is "starting material".