Week 2 IDP fantasy football injury report

Defensive Linemen

Bengal starting DE Robert Geathers (shoulder-doubtful) didn’t practice again Friday and is not expected to play. DE Michael Johnson (knee-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Bronco starting DE Elvis Dumervil (shoulder-questionable) didn’t practice again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups.

Charger starting DE Luis Castillo (leg) is out.

Colt starting DE Robert Mathis (neck-questionable) didn’t practice Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups.

Colt DT Eric Foster (knee-questionable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Falcon starting DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee) is out. Starting DT Corey Peters (knee-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Giant starting DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) didn’t practice Friday and is considered doubtful to play. DE Jason Pierre-Paul is filling in for him. Starting DE Justin Tuck (neck) saw light work again Friday and is considered questionable to play.

Jaguar starting DE Aaron Kampman (knee-doubtful) saw light work on Friday and is not expected to play. Backup DE Matt Roth is expected to start for him.

Jaguar DT Tyson Alualu (knee-probable) was added to the injury report after being limited in Friday’s practice, but is expected to start.

Jet DT Sione Pouha (ankle/knee-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Raider DT Richard Seymour (ribs-questionable) saw light work on Friday, but should be able to start.

Texan DE Antonio Smith (groin-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Texan DT Shaun Cody (neck-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to start. DT Antonio Smith (groin-probable) was added to the injury report despite practicing Friday. He’s expected to start.

Titan DE William Hayes (shoulder-questionable) didn’t practice again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups. Jason Jones (knee-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Linebackers

Bear WLB Lance Briggs (knee) practiced again Friday and will start. He was removed from the injury report.

Bronco starting WLB D.J. Williams (elbow) is out. Backup LB Wesley Woodyard will start for him.

Cardinal OLB Joey Porter (knee-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Cardinal starting ILB Daryl Washington (calf-questionable) didn’t practice again Friday and is more to the doubtful side to play. Veteran LB Stewart Bradley would likely start if he can’t play.

Colt WLB Kavell Conner (foot-questionable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Cowboy OLB Anthony Spencer (shoulder-probable) saw light work again Friday, but is expected to start.

Cowboy ILB Sean Lee (back-probable) was added to the injury after being limited in Friday’s practice, but is expected to start.

Jet ILB David Harris (toe-questionable) saw light work again Friday, but is expected to start.

Panther OLB Thomas Davis (groin-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to start.

Redskin OLB Brian Orakpo (ankle-questionable) saw light work again Friday, but is expected to start.

Seahawk starting MLB David Hawthorne (knee-probable) practiced Friday and is expected to play. However, a decision whether he or rookie LB K.J. Wright will start won’t come until closer to game time because Hawthorne isn’t 100% yet.

Texan ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles, elbow-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start. ILB Brian Cushing (foot-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Texan OLB Mario Williams (elbow-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Viking starting MLB E.J. Henderson (leg-questionable) missed practice again Friday and his final status will be determined after pregame warm-ups. Starting WLB Erin Henderson would start if his older brother couldn’t play.

Defensive Backs

Bear starting SS Chris Harris (hamstring-doubtful) didn’t practice again Friday and is not expected to play. Backup S Brandon Meriweather will start at either FS or SS.

Bill starting CB Terrence McGee (hamstring) is out. Veteran CB Drayton Florence is expected to start for him.

Bronco CB Champ Bailey (hamstring-questionable) didn’t practice again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups.

Brown SS T.J. Ward (hamstring-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Cowboy starting CB Terence Newman (groin) is out. Starting CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) practiced Friday and is expected to start. Nickel CB Orlando Scandrick (ankle) is out.

Dolphin starting FS Chris Clemons (hamstring-questionable) didn’t practice again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups. Backup S Reshad Jones would likely start if he can’t play.

49er starting FS Dashon Goldson (knee-questionable) saw light work again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups. Backup FS Madieu Williams would start again if he can’t play.

Jaguar starting CB Derek Cox (chest) is out. Backup CB Drew Coleman will likely start for him.

Lion FS Louis Delmas (hip-questionable) saw light work on Friday, but should be able to start.

Packer starting CB Tramon Williams (shoulder-questionable) didn’t practice again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups.

Patriot CB Leigh Bodden (back-probable) saw light work on Friday, but is expected to start.

Patriot SS Josh Barrett (thumb) saw light work on Friday, but is expected to start.

Raider CB Chris Johnson (groin-probable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Raider FS Michael Huff (groin-questionable) saw light work on Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups Backup S Matt Giordano would likely start if he can’t play.

Ram CB Bradley Fletcher (toe) practiced Friday and is on target to start.

Raven CB Jimmy Smith (high ankle) and CB Chris Carr (thigh) are out.

Redskin starting SS LaRon Landry (hamstring-questionable) saw light work again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups. Backup S Reed Doughty would start if he can’t play.

Redskin CB DeAngelo Hall (back-questionable) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

Saint starting SS Roman Harper (ankle-questionable) was limited again in Friday’s practice and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups.

Saint starting CB Tracy Porter (calf-questionable) saw light work again Friday and his final status will be decided after pregame warm-ups.

Steeler CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring-questionable) saw light work again Friday, but is expected to start.

Titan starting SS Chris Hope (shoulder-doubtful) didn’t practice again Friday and is not expected to play. Backup S Jordan Babineaux is filling in.

63 comments:

eli said...

Hey monk,
I need your help. David hawthorne didnt play and I got 0 from him. Barrert rudd is available should I get him? He had a huge week! Also how serious is tucks injury? Should I be finding a replacement. Also you may want to add jason pierre paul to this list. He had 2 sacks and 5 tackles I believe. With osi he out he should be explosive especially if tuck sits as well!

Michael Monk said...

@ Eli

Sorry that you didn't get the news on Hawthorne. I sent out an email about warning about his injury and answered a lot of comments about playing other guys instead of him this weekend.

Yes, Ruud is an elite and I had him listed higher than Hawthorne on my pre-season LB list I sent out in email.

Also Jason Pierre Paul should be on no one's waiver wire for leagues that require a DL. So if he's on yours and your in in a DL league, definitely grab him. I also had him listed top ten on pre-season DL list. He may lose some value when Osi & Tuck are both back, but we'll see.

Anonymous said...

Monk,

I need to start 2 LB out of the following: Nick Barnett, Lance Briggs, EJ Henderson, Pat Angerer and Sean Weatherspoon.

Also, I currently have Roman Harper as my DB. Should I drop him for Kam Chancellor.

Thanks

yager said...

Picked up Kam and he was awesome! Do you think when Hawethorne returns he will suck up all those tackles leaving far fewer for Kam?

Anonymous said...

Hello Monk,
D'Qwell Jackson had a great game. Is he waiver wire worthy for a pickup?

BigdaddyD said...

I can play 3 lbs and 3 DBS in a tackle heavy league.
Lbs ( L. Timmons, Demeco Ryans, deqwell Jackson, P. Poz)
DBS ( D. Whitner, Ed Reed, B. Scott T. J. Ward)

love all your info
Thanks

Doug Hannah said...

Hey Monk,

I can only start 1 IDP weekly, my choice of LB, DL, or DB. I drafted Laurinaitis.

Do I roll with him weekly or would you recommend going with the hot hand off the waiver wire. Many went undrafted so there are usually plenty to choose from.

Thanks!

Xander said...

League Starts 1LB, 1DE, 1DT, 1S, 2CBs. I have a question in each category except DE (Have Trent Cole)


1. Do I drop Darnell Dockett for Antonio Garay at DT?

2. Do I drop either Desmond Bishop or David Hawthorne for FA D'Qwell Jackson or Barret Ruud? Or do I stick with Hawthorne/Bishop?

3. Do I drop Malcom Jenkins for either Jason McCourty or Ladarius Webb at CB?

4. Played Patrick Peterson last week and he did very good for me. Do you see that continuing?

5. I have Tyvon Branch at S while I wait for LaRon Landry to heal. Yeremiah Bell is available. Is he an upgrade to Branch?

Thanks for your advice. You're a mensch, Monk.

Anonymous said...

Man with all your help I have great guys but now it makes it tough who to start week 2. I need 2at each position. my scoring is below.Thanks for your time and your write ups your a great ace card to hold.

LB-Poz,Bishop,D.Johnson,Hawthorne
DB-Chung,Whitner,TJ Ward,George Wilson(would you drop Whitner for Chancellor,Dahl,Dougherty or Bryan Scott?)
DL-Dockett,Adrian Clayborne,Vandebosh,A.Garay

TK- Tackles 2 points
ATK - Assisted Tackles 1 point
DFR - Defensive Fumble Recovered 2 points
DFTD - Defensive TD 6 points
FF - Forced Fumble 2 points
Int - Interceptions 5 points
PDef - Pass Defensed 1 point
SK- Sacks 5 points

Anonymous said...

Hey Monk,

I know that in the past you've looked carefully at the Buffalo D, and was wondering what your thoughts were on Barnett and Wilson going forward. I realize the game was a blow out, but wadja think? Also did you see what the deal was with Louis Delmas??

Thanks,

Will

Michael Monk said...

Nick Barnett & Pat Angerer or Sean Weatherspoon (if you get 4+ sacks in your league, it's Weatherspoon, if you are in a tackle heavy league, it's Angerer)

Briggs & Henderson are very solid, consistent guys, but little upside for the "huge" game.
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No, keep Roman Harper over Kam Chancellor

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@yager said...

Picked up Kam and he was awesome! Do you think when Hawethorne returns he will suck up all those tackles leaving far fewer for Kam?

Monk's Answer: Awesome defensive thinking! Yes, there is a chance that may happen. If Morgan Burnette is available in your league, he's another option for a big play safety and so is Craig Dahl. Great thinking. We'll have to see on that.

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Yes, if D'Qwell Jackson is on your waiver, he should be your number 1 LB over everyone but Willis. We just needed to see if he still "has it" and he does. He's the 2nd best LB in IDP right now. I love Desmond Bishop almost as much too though.

Michael Monk said...

@BigdaddyD said...

I can play 3 lbs and 3 DBS in a tackle heavy league.
Lbs ( L. Timmons, Demeco Ryans, deqwell Jackson, P. Poz)
DBS ( D. Whitner, Ed Reed, B. Scott T. J. Ward)

I'd go Timmons, Jackson & Poz vs. the Jets this week. If Poz can't get it done vs. the Jets where backup Sean Lee just got 10 solos, a sack, pass deflections and an INT then he sits for Demeco week 3.

DBs - Whitner, Ward & Bryan Scott because McGee will miss time, Byrd will go back to CB & Scott will start. Scott is an insane IDP stud.
If Ed Reed doesn't get big plays like INTs, then he usually gets you nothing.

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Doug Hannah

Yes, Laurinaitis weekly. Can't go too wrong.
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@Xander said...

League Starts 1LB, 1DE, 1DT, 1S, 2CBs. I have a question in each category except DE (Have Trent Cole)


Q: 1. Do I drop Darnell Dockett for Antonio Garay at DT?

A: No Dockett's too good.

Q: 2. Do I drop either Desmond Bishop or David Hawthorne for FA D'Qwell Jackson or Barret Ruud? Or do I stick with Hawthorne/Bishop?

A: I love Bishop, I love Ruud & I love D'Qwell. Keep starting Bishop until he lets you down. He hasn't yet.

Q: 3. Do I drop Malcom Jenkins for either Jason McCourty or Ladarius Webb at CB?
A: No, don't worry about Jenkins. He'll come around and you're getting Safety value from a CB position. Stick with it and we'll review next week.

Q: 4. Played Patrick Peterson last week and he did very good for me. Do you see that continuing?

A: Why not! It worked for Greg Toler. Maybe it's a magic IDP spot and your the first to cash in.

Q: 5. I have Tyvon Branch at S while I wait for LaRon Landry to heal. Yeremiah Bell is available. Is he an upgrade to Branch?

A: Nope, Branch is still better then Bell

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I have the same problem starting guys as you. All these guys I love and we haven't had enough time to see how all the new defenses are yet so it will take until around week 3 to start seeing trends. We have to rely on our proven studs until we can recognize clear matchup plays.

2 LBs - Bishop & Poz vs. the Jets

2 DBs - Chung & Ward
Can't drop Whitner quite yet for any of those guys. Need at least another week to see what Whitner does.

DL - Vandebosh vs. KC Absolutely
Dockett grew up with me on the Maryland line just outside of Washington DC and we both played in a Chesapeake Bay classic together at RFK. I think he'll have a little extra hop in his step playing against his favorite childhood team and hometown area.

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@Will

I was shocked when I saw Louis Delmas numbers and it looks like he played. I'd have to say Speivey is the play their unless we see otherwise.

As far as Buffalo D. Barnett was all over the place and the stats guys completely screwed him out of at least 3 assist and a definite pass deflection that they missed. He has had 3 near miss sacks. So it will come for him. Wilson got shuffled when McGee got hurt so Byrd went to CB, Wilson deep safety and Bryan Scott played a "hybrid" rover or strong safety/linebacker type. Very tricky stuff to predict there. Gotta watch closely this week to see what they're going to do.

Long.Live.The.Fade said...

thanks for all u do monk.

quick question..

please rank these 3 LBs

Sean Lee
Nick Barnett
Donald Butler

all 3 are available in my league.. wondering who i should grab 1st

cj

Anonymous said...

Monk....Thoughts on Sean Lee for DAL? I need to shore up my LBs and want to know if you think he will be a consistent performer.

Michael Monk said...

Sean Lee is a very strong watch. Here's the exact story straight from the other linebackers.

Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking acknowledged the obvious on Monday when he admitted he has been replaced in the starting lineup by second-year player Sean Lee who opened the game opposite Bradie James.

But not only did Lee start but he got the bulk of the snaps at inside linebacker with veterans Brooking and James alternating for much of the game until Lee needed a breather in the second half.

"I knew going into the game that it was going to be that type of a rotation," Brooking said. "I don't know what the deal is moving forward. That was kind of the game plan going into that game. He was on quite a few special teams as well. So it just depended on how the game went. As many reps as he was getting, that's when we kind of started rotating a little differently toward the end, when Bradie and I were out there together as well. Really, the coaches have a luxury at that position. You've got three guys that obviously are really good football players. No matter how the rotation goes, who's out there, I think it's a good situation regardless."

Lee certainly responded with a strong game, leading the team with 11 tackles while also recording a pass deflection and an interception. Brooking had four tackles, and James had none.

Brooking said he wants to be on the field more, and he will never be satisfied with being a backup. But said Lee is deserving of a bigger piece of the pie, and he will accept his role.

Read more: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/cowboys/2011/09/changing-of-guard-at-linebacker-with-sean-lee-as-lead-dog-and-james-and-brooking-rotating-at-opposit.html#ixzz1XmY0LTGj

Michael Monk said...

As far as ranking. I still like and trust Nick Barnett most. And I'm fine with taking a chance on Sean Lee over Butler based on Lee's opening night performance, but I might get someone like Sean Weatherspoon who already has a permanent role and looks to be a box score stud this year.

Anonymous said...

You are the man Monk. I can play 4 LB's and I have Timmons, Bishop, DeQwell & now 'Spoon. Ready to roll with you make sound like of the top LB's. If your not first, your last.

Curt said...

Hey Monk,
I need some help here man! I have the #2 wavier claim, and the guy with the #1 will certainly claim Cam Newton. No offensive player out there on our wire seems worthy of spending such a high priority claim on. But I was wondering if I might be well off dropping Daryl Washington for Weatherspoon, Angerer, or Sean Lee. What say you?

Anonymous said...

Monk, I have Mayo, Washington, Barnett and Butler as my LB's ... we start 3. 1 pt tackle/assist, 4 pt sack, 5 pt int, 5 pt FF, 2 pt PD and SF. Which one (if any) do you drop for Weatherspoon, Angerer or Lee?

Anonymous said...

Monk, I have Mayo, Washington, Barnett and Butler as my LB's ... we start 3. 1 pt tackle/assist, 4 pt sack, 5 pt int, 5 pt FF, 2 pt PD and SF. Which one (if any) do you drop for Weatherspoon, Angerer or Lee?

Anonymous said...

Monk.. you're awesome!

Who are top 2 LB for the rest of season: James Laurinaitis, Daryl Washington, Sean Weatherspoon, Desmond Bishop, Geno Hayes, Rey Maualuga and David Hawthorne.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Monk...

should I drop TJ Ward AND Tyvon Branch for Burnett and Ladarius Webb? Ward and Branch had very average games and I thought they would be tackling freaks given thee previous season.

Thanks as always

Matty said...

Hi Monk,
I have Hawthorne, Laurnitis, and Maluaga. S. Weatherspoon Connor is available on wire. What do you suggest?

D said...

Monk,
Just found you recently on the interweb and I really like your analysis. Needless to say I will be coming back from now on for my IDP info.
2 questions for you:

If I were to pick up D'Qwell Jackson, should I drop, Demeco Ryans or Chad Greenway? I already have Desmond Bishop.

In terms of DB's I had Eric Berry and he's lost for the season now. Antoine Winfield is still out there as well as a few other good players. Should I pick up Kam Chancellor over Winfield or do you sugggest anyone else say Aqib Talib, Patrick Peterson, or Ladarius Webb?

Thanks

Michael Monk said...

@ Curt
No, keep that waiver spot and keep Daryl Washington.
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@Anonymous
I drop Butler for Weathersppon if you get 4+ points in sack heavy leagues or Butler for Angerer for tackle heavy leagues. Still not sure about Lee being a starter or not. Might be a one week wonder.

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@Anonymous
My 2 LBs for the Season would be Laurinaitis & Desmond Bishop. That can change if we seen a consistent drop in one, but those are the 2.
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@Anonymous

No, do not drop TJ Ward AND Tyvon Branch for Burnett and Ladarius Webb don't make that mistake in week 1. Trust me, you'll regret that move all season. It's just week 1. Ward & Branch are the names you'll see at the top of the IDP scoring list when the year's over. I love Burnette so watch him, but we can't trust Webb yet. He was just filling in for the injured Jimmy Smith.
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@Anonymous

I just dropped Maluaga for S. Weatherspoon because I figure if Rey is only going to put up 3 solos vs. Hillis, then how much upside does he have. I could be wrong there, but I took he leap to Weatherspoon. Don't replace any of your other guys with Connor.
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@ D said...

If I were to pick up D'Qwell Jackson, should I drop, Demeco Ryans or Chad Greenway? I already have Desmond Bishop.

In terms of DB's I had Eric Berry and he's lost for the season now. Antoine Winfield is still out there as well as a few other good players. Should I pick up Kam Chancellor over Winfield or do you sugggest anyone else say Aqib Talib, Patrick Peterson, or Ladarius Webb?

Monk's answers:
I love the combo of Bishop & DQwell so I agree. I think I'd drop Demeco Ryans and keep Chad Greenway. I think Viking D will be on the field more than Houston and people will run on the Vikings more.



D said...

Thanks for the LB info Monk!
In terms of my DB's I see that Bryan Scott is still out there, so I'm going to drop Eric Berry and pick him up over Kam Chancellor.

RJ Chavez said...

Hi Monk:

Thanks be to God for your recent conversion. God indeed is great.

I've got 2 'D' spots, 1 'DB' spot, and 1 'LB' spot and these guys:

DQwell
Hawthorne
Bishop
Harper
Chancellor
TJ Ward

League is basically 5 pts for solo tackle, 1 for assist, and 3 for INT. What's your take?

G said...

Hey monk, I'm sorry if this question has an obvious answer, but who do you like the best out of bishop, bart scott, or angerer in tackle heavy league? Or Hawethorne if back this week, which I'm not sure on? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Based on what you've seen to date, which are the top 2-3 DBs for the rest of the season:
- K Chancellor
- M Burnett
- G Wilson
- Ed Reed
- B Scott
- R Harper
- E Thomas
- K Rhodes

K-x said...

Hey Monk,

Can you pick 3 out of the 4 (for the rest of the year)

George Wilson
Bryan Scott
Kam Chancellor
Kerry Rhodes?

Thanks!

The Hip Iconoclast said...

Monk,

My league format is 5 D and 3 DB.
Scoring is a point per tackle, 3.5 for a sack, 3.5 for an int, 2 for a fumble forced or recovered, 1 for a PD.
Q1: Currently I'm filling my D's with all LBs; I'm pretty happy in that department:
Posluszny, Suggs, Bishop, Woodley, Nick Barnett, Daryl Washington, and Rey Maualuga (and I have a waiver in for either Sean Weatherspoon or Pat Angerer dropping Mau). Should I consider adding a DE over any of those LBs? You mention Babin and McDonald, do you like either of them over a LB?

Q2: The only DB that really did anything for me this week was Patrick Chung - I also have Deon Grant, TJ Ward, Marcus Trufant, and Dawan Landry. I know we've only gotten through week 1, so I should probably wait before making any hasty decisions, but if I were to cut one or two for, say, Kam Chancellor and/or Craig Dahl, both of whom are available, who would you recommend? FYI I am leaning toward dropping Trufant first.

Thanks for all your help Monk! You always give me great advice for my IDP league, and here's to another winning season!

X said...

monk, I'm an IDP virgin and you're a godsend! I'm in an ESPN league with one of each required: DT, DE, LB, DB.

I have 3 DE's: shaugnessy, lamarr houston and derrick morgan. my DT is sioune pouha.

my LB's are david hawthorne, matthew barnett and demeco ryans. my DB's are winfield and finnegan.

who should I keep and who should I sacrifice for any of the waiver picks you recommend? i'm willing to keep a backup or two on LB, and maybe one or two on the other positions.

thanks!

Narrator said...

Monk. Thank you for your valuable insight. Looking for a solid LB3. Can you rank Ruud, ,S Lee and Connor for the year? 1 pt Tk, .5 Ast, 3 pt Sack, 4 pt FF, 5 pt INT. Thank you!

Also, just a suggestion, but have you considerd a rankings sheet you update periodically. It would answer 95% of everyone's questions. Just a suggestion! Thanks again and we appreciate the hard work! I want to tell everyone about you to get you some recognition but i dont want to give away my secrets! haha, so i donated instead..lol.

Anonymous said...

Hi monk. What's your thoughts on Dumerville? Started him last week looking for fireworks and got a sad little fizzle!!

Eli said...

Hey monk,

Not sure if my last comment got posted so ill write it again.

How would you rank these three.

Chancellor
Byran scott
Mickell

Also I need to fill a D spot. Shold it be with a DB or a LB. Rudd is still out there or I could be filled with one of the DB above. Angerer is also out there as well as witherspoon.

Also wanted suggest someone and see what u think. Henry melton on CHI for those who need DT. He plays for a sick defense and should be productive. Thoughts?

Thanks,
Eli

Anonymous said...

Monk, Who are your top 5 overall right now for the LB and DB positions?

Hudie said...

Need help bad,

I lost my week 1 matchup, I'm in a strong division in a 16 team keeper.
We start 2 LB's, 2DB's, 2DL's

LB: Lofton, Pos, Barnett, D. Washington

Should I bench Poslusny and activate Washington. Or give Pos 1 more week?

Who should I start at DB. I don't have the strongest of DB's.

J McCourty, Q Mikell, B Scott, G Wilson.
P.S. Go Bills

Michael Monk said...

d just remember that brian scott is the situational player and kam chancellor is permanent

Michael Monk said...

rj
jackson and bishop tj ward at db and hawthorne at lb

Michael Monk said...

g its bishop

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I like morgan burnett and roman harper best of that list

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k x you can't trust that brian scott will start he's just a situational player right now

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hip you're doing everything right with those linebackers of all your d's do not replace the defensive ends too inconsistent
I drop d on grant for kam chancellor definitely

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x I would drop derek morgan 4 carolina panthers hardy if you can go get him

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narrator barrett ruud is gonna be great all year if he's your third look no further otherwise take a chance and lee

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dumervil injured his shoulder in warmups and wasn't able to go full speed all game

Michael Monk said...

eli brian scott can't be trusted because he's not in a permanent job but from your list I would go chancellor first and quittin michael second I have ruud ranked as the third best Idp guy in football definitely get him

Michael Monk said...

30 I would definitely keep pos in your lineup because he's got a good run matchups this week and it definitely get washington in there maybe over barnett or lofton in take a look at those matchups to see which 1 has a better run game

I like mccourty and take a chance on brian scott he might hit a homerun again

Ps sorry my voice activation keys mispelling brian but I don't feel like going back to change in it

Anonymous said...

Wow, 42 comments already, your are very popular this week! It might sound obvious to you, but in a dynasty league would you drop Rolando McClain for Bishop (.75 per tackle, 4 pts a sack, 2 FF or FR, 1 PD) ?

I'm struggling to let McClain go...

Thanks,

Tom

Hudie said...

In light of E Berry's season ending injury. In the fantasy world do you think Jon Mcgraw will have a great year. Qb's will pick on him.

Jon said...

Hi Monk,

This is my def this week: start 3 flex, 1 DB, 1DL. 1pt=tackle or pass def, 1/2pt=assist, 3pts= Sack or INT, 2pts= safety or fumble or block kick.

SS C Dahl- STL
SS B Scott- BUF
SS M Burnett- GBP
LB C Greenway- MIN
DL T Cole- PHI

Available:

LB D Connor- CAR
LB P Angerer- IND
LB R McClain-OAK
LB D Washington-ARI
LB D Harris- NYJ
LB S Weatherspoon- ATL
LB K Dansby-MIA
LB Hawthorne- SEA
LB D Ryans- HOU
SS R Nelson-CIN
SS G Wilson- BUF
and of course, Maualaga and Barnett

I am playing 2 safeties in my Def flex position and got not a whole lot out of Maualaga-CIN and Barnett- BUF. I switched to B Scott for G Wilson in BUF. Good move? What are your thoughts and my long term prospects? I am literally last in my league and disappointed; not because IDP failed, more my Offense did not show. Figured if I have good core IDP, then maybe change 1-2 players based on matchups. thoughts?

Thanks for any help.

Anonymous said...

Monk,

Would you drop Briggs and EJ Henderson for Angerer and Witherspoon?

marmstrong said...

Hi Monk - Lineup Question Wk#2:

Im starting:

2 LBS: Bishop & Weatherspoon
2 DBs: Chung & Burnette
1 Flex: Chancellor

Bench:
LB J.Anderson
LB N.Barnett
DB Byron Scott

WW:
G.Wilson (who I dropped for Chancellor)
T.Davis
Erin Hendersen
Q.Mikell

Thoughts on this week? Thanks!

Nicholas Hale said...

Grand master, I need advice: Would you ever play two LBs from the same team in a league that favors tackles (2pts)? I have Lofton and Weatherspoon...

Which 4 would you start of my 6:

Angerer
Bishop
Hawthorne
Lofton
Ryans
Weatherspoon

Vince said...

Hello Monk,

I have a quick CB question. I have Tim Jennings as one of my CBs. Would you say his strong numbers was from playing pass happy Matt Ryan, or from being a tampa 2 CB? The only ones left on the wire that out performed Jennings are:

GB Sam Shields
DET Chris Houston
STL Justin King
JAC Drew Coleman
NO Jabari Greer

Also Amari Spievey's available, and I saw him rotate in as safety I think. Is that a safer play over risky CB's?

Thanks as always,
Vince

Dennis said...

Hey Monk,
Need your help. I play in a league w/the following scoring system.
Tackle- 1 point
Half Tackle(Asst)- .5point
Sack-3points
INT-2points
FF-2points
Defensive TD-6points
My current lineup is as follows:
D- J. Laurinitis
D- R. Maluaga
D- P. Angerer
D- A. Bethea
DB- T.J. Ward
DB- R. Harper
Bench- K. Chancellor
FA Available are as follows:
D- Clay Matthews
D- Julius Peppers
D- Mario Willams
D/DB- Michael Huff
D/DB- Bryan Scott
D- Bart Scott
Do you think I should replace any of my current players with any of the FA's available. If so who should I cut and replace with.
Thanks,
Dennis

Xander said...

Thanks for the waiver advice, Monk. Could you answer some sit/start questions for me?

1.75 Solo
1 Assist
4 PD
4 FF
3 FR
5 Sack
6 INT
8 TD
6 Safety
6 Block Kick

Need 2 from: Patrick Peterson @WAS, Malcom Jenkins v.CHI, Jason McCourty v.BAL

Need 1 from: LaRon Landry v.ARI, Tyvon Branch @BUF

Need 1 from: David Hawthorne @PIT, Desmond Bishop @CAR, D'Qwell Jackson @IND

Lemme know what you think. Thanks.

Mr. Cool said...

We only start a handful of IDP spots:
1 x LB
1 x DB
1 x DL
1 x DP (ie. any IDP)
... So there's always a lot of talent out there.

How would you play this? This year, I'm thinking I'm going to swap out my DP every week (I have laurenitis as my LB, Trent Cole as my DL and now Morgan Burnett as my DB).

Which 2-3 LBs do you think will totally kick ass in week 2? I'm looking for someone who might not be a great season-long hold, but rather is set up to do really well in week 2.

I see Lofton and Farrior are both on the waiver wire, and Sean Lee and Lance Briggs are both free agents.

So what do think for week 2?

Anonymous said...

Hey Monk,

Love your insight! What are your thoughts on Kiwanuka? He is listed as a DL in my league, and I have to start 2. I'm currently rolling with him and Suh. Shaugnessy is also a FA - think I should drop either one for him?

Anonymous said...

Hey Monk,

Great blog. Where does Michael Griffin fall in your DB rankings? How do you feel about him this year? Thanks!

The Chowfather said...

Monk,

How would you rank the following free agents on D

S Lee
M Burnett
B Scott
Q Black
D Connor
P Haralson
J McGraw
A Rolle

Thx

Narrator said...

Hey Monk! One guy in my league just added like 4 of these guys. I think he's onto us! Who should I start this week at my Flex, Donald Butler vs NE or Navorro Bowman vs DAL? Thanks!

Michael Monk said...

To EVERYONE. We got hit horrible by Tropical Storm Lee and I'm doing I'm gutting my walls and helping neighbors and I can't answer each question.

However, I have been doing a running total this week of an "everything list" that hopefully helps you. Here it is. I'm sorry if your answer isnt there. It just applies to week 2, but in many cases it carries over to the rest of the year, but those of you who know me know that I don't believe in "rest of year" ranking. No such thing. Look how quick Sean Lee became an ubersud. Things change from week to week in IDP and that's how you win.

Ranking list part 1:
Lawrence Timmons - PIT vs SEA
DQwell Jackson - CLE at IND
Patrick Willis - SF vs DAL
Chad Greenway - MIN vs TB
Brian Urlacher - CHI at NO
Thomas Davis - CAR vs GB
Ray Lewis - BAL at TEN
Barrett Ruud - TEN vs BAL
James Laurinaitis - STL at NYG
Sean Lee - DAL at SF
DeMarcus Ware - DAL at SF
Desmond Bishop - GB at CAR
Geno Hayes - TB at MIN
Derrick Johnson - KC at DET
Pat Angerer - IND vs CLE
Terrell Suggs - BAL at TEN
Donald Butler - SD at NE
Patrick Chung - NE vs SD
Curtis Lofton - ATL vs PHI
Rey Maualuga - CIN at DEN
David Harris - NYJ vs JAX
London Fletcher - WAS vs ARI
Nick Barnett - BUF vs OAK
Sean Weatherspoon - ATL vs PHI
Von Miller - DEN vs CIN
Justin Tuck - NYG vs STL
David Hawthorne - SEA at PIT
Jonathan Vilma - NO vs CHI
Paris Lenon - ARI at WAS
Paul Posluszny - JAX at NYJ
Clay Matthews - GB at CAR
Jerod Mayo - NE vs SD
Tyvon Branch - OAK at BUF
Antrel Rolle - NYG vs STL
Quintin Mikell - STL at NYG
DeMeco Ryans - HOU at MIA
Brian Cushing - HOU at MIA
Brian Dawkins - DEN vs CIN
E.J. Henderson - MIN vs TB
Devin McCourty - NE vs SD
Troy Polamalu - PIT vs SEA
James Anderson - CAR vs GB
Lance Briggs - CHI at NO
Quincy Black - TB at MIN
Earl Thomas - SEA at PIT
Kam Chancellor - SEA at PIT
Yeremiah Bell - MIA vs HOU
James Harrison - PIT vs SEA
Trent Cole - PHI at ATL
Donte Whitner - SF vs DAL
Charles Tillman - CHI at NO
Ndamukong Suh - DET vs KC
Craig Dahl - STL at NYG
Kerry Rhodes - ARI at WAS
Jared Allen - MIN vs TB
Charles Woodson - GB at CAR
Takeo Spikes - SD at NE
DeAngelo Hall - WAS vs ARI
Jason Pierre-Paul - NYG vs STL
Tramon Williams - GB at CAR
Kenny Phillips - NYG vs STL
Jamar Chaney - PHI at ATL
Roman Harper - NO vs CHI
Karlos Dansby - MIA vs HOU
Jason McCourty - TEN vs BAL

Michael Monk said...

ranking list part 2

Lamarr Woodley - PIT vs SEA
Dawan Landry - JAX at NYJ
Jarrad Page - PHI at ATL
Jason Babin - PHI at ATL
George Wilson - BUF vs OAK
Shaun Phillips - SD at NE
Reed Doughty - WAS vs ARI
Cameron Wake - MIA vs HOU
Kevin Burnett - MIA vs HOU
Julius Peppers - CHI at NO
Antoine Bethea - IND vs CLE
Mathias Kiwanuka - NYG vs STL
Aaron Curry - SEA at PIT
Rocky McIntosh - WAS vs ARI
Amari Spievey - DET vs KC
Justin Smith - SF vs DAL
James Farrior - PIT vs SEA
Chris Long - STL at NYG
Brent Grimes - ATL vs PHI
Bart Scott - NYJ vs JAX
Ed Reed - BAL at TEN
Daryl Smith - JAX at NYJ
Tracy Porter - NO vs CHI
Sean Jones - TB at MIN
Malcolm Jenkins - NO vs CHI
Morgan Burnett - GB at CAR
Reshad Jones - MIA vs HOU
Stephen Tulloch - DET vs KC
Jabari Greer - NO vs CHI
Patrick Peterson - ARI at WAS
A.J. Hawk - GB at CAR
Michael Griffin - TEN vs BAL
Glover Quin - HOU at MIA
Tim Jennings - CHI at NO
Tamba Hali - KC at DET
Lardarius Webb - BAL at TEN
Justin King - STL at NYG
John Abraham - ATL vs PHI
Stewart Bradley - ARI at WAS
Antoine Winfield - MIN vs TB
Jerraud Powers - IND vs CLE
Brian Orakpo - WAS vs ARI
Matt Shaughnessy - OAK at BUF
Mario Williams - HOU at MIA
William Moore - ATL vs PHI
Navorro Bowman - SF vs DAL
Robert Mathis - IND vs CLE
James Hall - STL at NYG
Thomas Howard - CIN at DEN
T.J. Ward - CLE at IND
Cortland Finnegan - TEN vs BAL
Calvin Pace - NYJ vs JAX
Nate Clements - CIN at DEN
Courtney Greene - JAX at NYJ
Andre Goodman - DEN vs CIN
Aqib Talib - TB at MIN
Haloti Ngata - BAL at TEN
Ronde Barber - TB at MIN
Louis Delmas - DET vs KC
Jacob Lacey - IND vs CLE
Leon Hall - CIN at DEN
Matt Giordano - OAK at BUF
Eric Weddle - SD at NE
Will Witherspoon - TEN vs BAL
Charles Johnson - CAR vs GB
Anthony Spencer - DAL at SF
Jim Leonhard - NYJ vs JAX
Greg Jones - NYG vs STL
Charles Godfrey - CAR vs GB
Brandon Flowers - KC at DET
Casey Matthews - PHI at ATL
Bradley Fletcher - STL at NYG
Bryan Scott - BUF vs OAK
Josh Wilson - WAS vs ARI
Josh Barrett - NE vs SD
Mason Foster - TB at MIN
Michael Bennett - TB at MIN
Jairus Byrd - BUF vs OAK
Chris Hope - TEN vs BAL
Ryan Clark - PIT vs SEA
Rolando McClain - OAK at BUF
Bob Sanders - SD at NE
DeAndre Levy - DET vs KC
Melvin Bullitt - IND vs CLE
Greg Hardy - CAR vs GB
Gary Brackett - IND vs CLE
Erin Henderson - MIN vs TB
Michael Boley - NYG vs STL
Wesley Woodyard - DEN vs CIN
Cody Grimm - TB at MIN
Oshiomogho Atogwe - WAS vs ARI
Chris Harris - CHI at NO
Rahim Moore - DEN vs CIN
Captain Munnerlyn - CAR vs GB
Chris Clemons - SEA at PIT
Manny Lawson - CIN at DEN
Jamarca Sanford - MIN vs TB
Antonio Cromartie - NYJ vs JAX
Shawne Merriman - BUF vs OAK
Jon McGraw - KC at DET
Joe Mays - DEN vs CIN
Eric Smith - NYJ vs JAX
Scott Fujita - CLE at IND
Chris Johnson - OAK at BUF
A.J. Jefferson - ARI at WAS
Johnathan Joseph - HOU at MIA
Kamerion Wimbley - OAK at BUF
Kyle Vanden Bosch - DET vs KC
Phil Taylor - CLE at IND
Darrelle Revis - NYJ vs JAX
Geno Atkins - CIN at DEN
Major Wright - CHI at NO
Michael Johnson - CIN at DEN
Adrian Wilson - ARI at WAS
Jameel McClain - BAL at TEN
Tom Zbikowski - BAL at TEN
Elvis Dumervil - DEN vs CIN
Joe Haden - CLE at IND
Kendrick Lewis - KC at DET
Cedric Griffin - MIN vs TB
Turk McBride - NO vs CHI
Henry Melton - CHI at NO
Calais Campbell - ARI at WAS
Darnell Dockett - ARI at WAS
Danieal Manning - HOU at MIA
Thomas DeCoud - ATL vs PHI
Husain Abdullah - MIN vs TB
Leodis McKelvin - BUF vs OAK
Jonathan Casillas - NO vs CHI
Tarell Brown - SF vs DAL
Dave Ball - TEN vs BAL
Nick Collins - GB at CAR
Champ Bailey - DEN vs CIN
Alan Ball - DAL at SF
Jason Hunter - DEN vs CIN

lovetron said...

Hi Monk,
From the other comments, it looks like you're in wait-and-see mode on Webb. But is he a good play if Smith sits on Sunday (currently listed as questionable), or was that performance a total fluke? There are other options available on my WW that you've ranked higher, but I'm wondering if there's good upside potential here provided he gets the right opportunity again.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

monk, that ranking list for week 2 is awesome. you should do that every week. might save you time from answering the same question 5 times over. thanks!

Rik Amin said...

Hi Monk,
This is my first time in IDP league. Which 2 should I start for the rest of the season: B Urlacher, M Burnett, D' Jackson, C Woodson, C Lofton, A Winfield, S Lee, or L Fletcher?

Thanks

Rik Amin said...

Which 2 IDPs to choose:
Woodson, Urlacher, Burnett, D' Jackson, Lee, Lofton, or Winfield?

MJ said...

Hey Monk, what is wrong with Barrett Ruud. Had a great Week 1, but now has stunk 2 weeks in a row? Should I cut him?