Immediate Pick Ups (in order by priority)
S Adrian Wilson ARI had his second strong game in a row with 7 solos vs. Kansas City. He get's SF next week, which is a decent matchup. Considering he got 8 tackles and a sack vs. Seattle and now 7 solos vs. Tampa Bay, I like his changes of getting 7 vs. the 49ers and now 5 solos and 3 assists vs. Arizona
S Eric Berry KC had 10 tackles & an INT vs. Buf week 8, then 4 tackles and 2 sacks week 9, then 5 solos vs. DEN week 10 and now 5 solos and 3 assists week 11. If this is more consistent than your guy, then Berry against Seattle (who will probably be playing in catch-up mode), add him and feel pretty good about it.
CB T. Newman DAL vs. New Orlean week 12 is a very nice matchup. He just got 6 solos and an INT vs. DET and I really like his Drew Brees matchup
S Sean Jones TB will have a better game then average vs. the Ravens. He should only be used in deeper leagues where you're not sure about your DB. He's guaranteed at least 5 tackles (unless injured in the game, of course). Baltimore is a great matchup for strong safeties & linebackers)
CB Glover Quin HOU just followed up his 13 solo week with a 6 solo week. I don't love his matchup against TEN week 12, but he got 13 solos agains JAC and I didn't like that matchup either so if you're looking for a flyer with upside, here's your high risk/high reward dude.
LB James Farrior PIT has been on a roll following up his 10 tackle, 1 sack game with an 8 tackle, 1 sack game. He should get another sack vs. Buffalo week 12 and add to his tackles facing the Fred Jackson and the newly found running game.
LB Keith Brooking DAL was all but a mirage in my book week 10 because I thought it was just the matchup vs. the Giants, but now he does it again vs. the Lions and that tells me that you want to use him vs. Jacksonville. He was an IDP stud last year along with Bradie James so this is more than a fluke. Use him while he's hot.
LB Pat Angerer IND had a 12 tackle performance and that breakout game we knew he was capable of. The only reason he's 3rd on this list is he did that with both Bracket & Session out. If thye are out again next week vs. San Diego, he moves to the top of this pick up list. But I don't know where he'll be playing at this point next week.
LB Daryl Smith & LB Justin Durant JAC - get whichever one you can vs. the Giants week 12. They are a lock for 5 or more tackles against that run matchup. If you can get both, even better. Obviously, these guys are never to be started over your studs
LB Geno Hayes TB is automatic for a minimum of 5 solos this week. I have found that I can't depend on 5 solos from my "so called starters" like James Anderson & Derick Anderson. So if you have the same doubts with any of your matchups week 12, Hayes is your man. Quincy Black has missed week 10 & 11 and is no lock to play for week 12, but if he does, he might be a sleeper as well vs. the Ravens.
LB Kevin Bentley HOU gets run team TEN week 12. He got 7 tackles week 10 and 6 solos, 2 assist and an INT week 11.
DEs (Redskins give up a lot of sacks so start DE Jared Allen MIN week 12 above all these guys below)
DE Charles Johnson CAR has performed 2 weeks in a row vs. unlikely candidates. 7 tackles vs. Tampa Bay week 10 and now another 7 tackles and a sack vs. Baltimore. He's the number one DE off the waiver wire vs. Cleveland week 12.
DE Stylez White TB got a sack and a half week 11 and he gets Baltimore week 12 who has been very easy to sack over the last couple weeks.
DE Juqua Parker PHI has 5 sacks on the year and gets Chicago week 12. I like his chances a lot vs. Cutler
DT Trevor Laws PHI has 3 sacks this year and in DT required leagues, I like his chance to get a sack against Chicago as well.
S Branney Pool NYJ had had 1 tackle games for 4 weeks straight and now he gets a 7 tackle performan against Houston. If that doesn't speak to the power of free safeties vs. Hou, I don't know what can. That's Michael Griffin next week. I'm very jealous of those owners. He's FAR from a waiver wire guy, but if by some miracle he's on yours, take him NOW.
LB T. Spikes SF finished with 8 solos and 4 assists. You just saw his best game of the year. He's still a nice play if you're in a pinch, but don't expect more than 5 solos in a game going forward.
LB Patrick Willis SF with 13 solos and 2 sacks shows why he's the king of IDP.