Week 13 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups - NFL Fantasy Football 2011

Immediate Pickups

(Some LBs to point out who were on this list before and should no longer be on your Waiver Wire are NaVorro Bowman, Rolando McClain, Ray Maualuga, Donald Butler, Daryl Smith, Wesley Woodyard, Thomas Howard, James Farrior, Brooks Reed, Kevin Burnett, Chris Chamberlain, Colin McCarthy, Perry Riley. If they are still on your Wire, pick up those guys before anyone listed below)

Antwan Barnes (LB, SD) – Barnes has 6 sacks on the season. His next matchup is against Jacksonville, who just surrendered 7 sacks to the Texans and 5 of those sacks were recorded by outside linebackers so Barnes is very solid play Week Thirteen. In fact, he breaks my rule that I state above because I would bet he’ll have a better game than Brooks Reed, Chris Chamberlain and probably even better than James Farrior Week Thirteen.

E.J. Henderson (LB, Min) – There is probably little chance that he is on your waiver wire, but if he is, he is your number one waiver priority over every guy I have listed above except NaVorro Bowman and possibly Perry Riley (because Riley has a nice matchup and has also been a stud). Henderson has been very difficult to predict this year because his younger brother and him would literally chance places in the box scores every other week. In Week Twelve, E.J. put up 9 solos and 3 assists and in Week Eleven, it was 9 tackles and a sack. In Week Thirteen, he faces Denver where every linebacker gets solid points.

Connor Barwin (LB, Hou) – I’m just going to throw stats at you and let you decide if he should replace any of your LBs. Week Twelve: 4 sacks, 7 solo tackles, 3 assists.  Week Eleven: 1.5 sacks  Week Ten: 1 sack  Lastly, Houston now has a 3rd string QB at the helm and Barwin might be on defense a lot if Houston can’t sustain drives.

Sam Acho (LB, Ari) – He’s been playing in place of the injured Joey Porter and already has 5 sacks, 23 tackles a couple pass deflections and 2 fumble recoveries. He faces the Cowboys next who are vulnerable to blitzing outside linebackers.

Akeem Ayers (OLB, Ten) – Facing the Bills Week Thirteen is an interesting matchup for Ayers, who can get to the quarterback and put up 6 solos and 2 assists like he did Week Twelve.

Jordan Senn (LB, Car) – The Indianapolis score keepers show their insanity once again, as detailed in Senn’s stat line of 3 solos and 7 assists. I have no idea why they are so lazy about their defensive stat keeping and just hand out assists to anyone they saw near the ball during a tackle or, worst yet, not giving a player full credit for a solo, but dividing it up among multiple guys instead. That being said, Senn is interesting for as long as Omar Gaither is out. He did a nice job in limited action Week Eleven as well. His Tampa Bay matchup is a nice one, so do a search on his name and Omar Gaither to see who gets the nod in Week Thirteen.

Defensive Linemen
(Some DLs to point out who were on this before and should no longer be on your Waiver Wire are Kyle Vanden Bosch, Phil Taylor, Jabaal Sheard, Ahtyba Rubin,, Andre Carter, Aldon Smith, Jeremy Mincey, Brian Robison, Greg Hardy, Carlos Dunlap, Chris Long, DT Phillip Taylor, DT Antonio Garay, DT Geno Atkins, DE Robert Quinn. If they are still on your Wire, pick up those guys before anyone listed below)

Robert Geathers (DE, Cin) – It’s difficult to narrow down on who will get the sacks each week for the Bengals, but Geathers has been on a roll and Pittsburgh is notoriously consistent for giving up sacks.

Van Martin (DE, SD) – I’ve noticed a decent trend with Martin and that trend is “tackling”. He only has 1 career sack in his 3 years in the league, but this is the first year he’s been a starter and he has 19 solos and 10 assists. It’s nice to have  a DL2 that you know you’re going to get some points while you “swing for the fences” with your “sack specialist” at your DL1. The good news is Martin is about to play the Jaguars Week Thirteen and that gives him his best chance to pick up his second sack of his career.

Henry Melton (DT, Chi) – This is a recommendation for those of you who play in defensive tackle required leagues. Melton is a strong player and recorded his 4th sack of the year Week Twelve. In Week Thirteen, he faces Kansas City and should pick up another sack.

Kevin Williams (DT, Min) – Williams now has a sack in each of his last two games and faces Denver Week Thirteen, who is very DT friendly for both tackles and sack opportunities.

Defensive Backs
(Some DBs to point out who were on this list before and should no longer be on your Waiver Wire are Morgan Burnett, Kam Chancellor, Dashon Goldson, Jon McGraw, Eric Smith, Sean Jones, George Wilson(or Da’Norris Searcy), Reggie Nelson, Charles Godfrey, Jordan Babineaux, Justin King, Husain Abdullah, Charlie Peprah, Tanard Jackson, Ryan Clark, Lardarius Webb, Prince Amukamara. If they are still on your wire, pick up those guys before anyone listed below.)

Drayton Florence (CB, Buf) – With Terrence McGee out for the year, Florence is the next in line to fill that huge IDP point gap that was left by the McGee. Florence had a decent first start with 4 solos and an INT. He faces Tennessee next and he has a chance at another INT in that one.

Chris Owens (CB, Atl) –  Recommending Owens last week paid off if you put him in your lineup as your CB2 Week Twelve. He finished with 4 solos, a sack and an assist. I really like his Houston matchup Week Thirteen vs. the Texan’s 3rd string QB.

Brandon Carr (CB, KC) – His pass deflections on the year are slightly above average at 7. His interceptions are mediocre at 2 and his tackles are above average for a cornerback at 32. So why am I recommending him?  Because he faces Caleb Hanie of Chicago Week Thirteen, who just threw 3 INTs and has a history throughout his college career of throwing a lot of interceptions as well.

Usama Young (FS, CLE) – For the second week in a row, Young has found himself near the top of the Cleveland box scores. He had 6 solos and 4 assists Week Eleven and 4 solos 2 assists in a game where the Bengals did not need to throw it often since rushing it over 30 times was very affective for them. They face Baltimore next, which has become a lot more of a “free safety friendly” matchup for teams then you would have guessed.


Anonymous said...

what is it with Desmond Bishop and Jared Allen. They were quite the studs on my lineup but the last two weeks they have been plain awful.
What do you think of Kamerion Wimbley? Should I replace either of them by Wimbley?

Anonymous said...

Monk, I have Justin Tuck, Charles Johnson and Chris Clemons and need to drop one. I am in the playoffs and looking solely at weeks 15-17. Who would you drop in this scenario?

Anonymous said...

Which 2 would you start?

Babineaux, Jonathan ATL
Joseph, Linval NYG
Peters, Corey ATL
Jordan, Cameron NOS

Michael Monk said...

Derrick Johnson - KC at CHI
Chad Greenway - MIN vs DEN
James Anderson - CAR at TB
Daryl Washington - ARI vs DAL
Sean Weatherspoon - ATL at HOU
D.J. Williams - DEN at MIN
Brian Cushing - HOU vs ATL
DeMarcus Ware - DAL at ARI
James Laurinaitis - STL at SF
Ray Lewis - BAL at CLE
London Fletcher - WAS vs NYJ
Pat Angerer - IND at NE
Von Miller - DEN at MIN
Patrick Willis - SF vs STL
Karlos Dansby - MIA vs OAK
Sean Lee - DAL at ARI
Curtis Lofton - ATL at HOU
Brian Urlacher - CHI vs KC
Tyvon Branch - OAK at MIA
DQwell Jackson - CLE vs BAL
Jamar Chaney - PHI at SEA
Kevin Burnett - MIA vs OAK
Desmond Bishop - GB at NYG
Navorro Bowman - SF vs STL
Paris Lenon - ARI vs DAL
E.J. Henderson - MIN vs DEN
Paul Posluszny - JAX vs SD
Stephen Tulloch - DET at NO
DeAndre Levy - DET at NO
Perry Riley - WAS vs NYJ
Antoine Bethea - IND at NE
Nick Barnett - BUF vs TEN
David Harris - NYJ at WAS
Lance Briggs - CHI vs KC
Terrell Suggs - BAL at CLE
Colin McCarthy - TEN at BUF
Jared Allen - MIN vs DEN
Lawrence Timmons - PIT vs CIN
Donald Butler - SD at JAX
Yeremiah Bell - MIA vs OAK
Charles Tillman - CHI vs KC
James Harrison - PIT vs CIN
Antrel Rolle - NYG vs GB
Calvin Pace - NYJ at WAS
Rey Maualuga - CIN at PIT
Connor Barwin - HOU vs ATL
Haloti Ngata - BAL at CLE
Kamerion Wimbley - OAK at MIA
Charles Godfrey - CAR at TB
Daryl Smith - JAX vs SD
[Q] David Hawthorne - SEA vs PHI
Antwan Barnes - SD at JAX
J.J. Watt - HOU vs ATL
Mason Foster - TB vs CAR
Brooks Reed - HOU vs ATL
Darian Stewart - STL at SF
Jason McCourty - TEN at BUF
Chris Chamberlain - STL at SF
Da'Norris Searcy - BUF vs TEN
James Farrior - PIT vs CIN
Leroy Hill - SEA vs PHI
Bernard Pollard - BAL at CLE
Kam Chancellor - SEA vs PHI
Mathias Kiwanuka - NYG vs GB
Kyle Arrington - NE vs IND
Kurt Coleman - PHI at SEA
Jo-Lonn Dunbar - NO vs DET
Akeem Ayers - TEN at BUF
Quintin Mikell - STL at SF
Philip Wheeler - IND at NE
Tamba Hali - KC at CHI
Jason Babin - PHI at SEA
Justin Smith - SF vs STL
James Hall - STL at SF
Trent Cole - PHI at SEA
Clay Matthews - GB at NYG
Earl Thomas - SEA vs PHI
Ronde Barber - TB vs CAR
Jairus Byrd - BUF vs TEN
Sean Jones - TB vs CAR
Takeo Spikes - SD at JAX
Brian Rolle - PHI at SEA
Roman Harper - NO vs DET
Charles Woodson - GB at NYG
Julius Peppers - CHI vs KC
DeAngelo Hall - WAS vs NYJ
Amari Spievey - DET at NO
Jacquian Williams - NYG vs GB
Thomas Howard - CIN at PIT
Brian Orakpo - WAS vs NYJ
Sam Acho - ARI vs DAL
Jerod Mayo - NE vs IND
Kenny Phillips - NYG vs GB
Brandon Flowers - KC at CHI
Jonathan Casillas - NO vs DET
Geno Atkins - CIN at PIT
Eric Wright - DET at NO
Prince Amukamara - NYG vs GB
Chris Harris - DET at NO
Jon McGraw - KC at CHI
Jordan Babineaux - TEN at BUF
A.J. Hawk - GB at NYG
Morgan Burnett - GB at NYG
Lardarius Webb - BAL at CLE
Andre Carter - NE vs IND
Cameron Wake - MIA vs OAK
Ryan Kerrigan - WAS vs NYJ
Kyle Vanden Bosch - DET at NO
Scott Shanle - NO vs DET
Tramon Williams - GB at NYG
Elvis Dumervil - DEN at MIN
Jovan Belcher - KC at CHI
[Q] Richard Sherman - SEA vs PHI
Troy Polamalu - PIT vs CIN
Malcolm Jenkins - NO vs DET
Aqib Talib - TB vs CAR
Eric Weddle - SD at JAX
Tracy Porter - NO vs DET
Brandon Browner - SEA vs PHI
Mark Anderson - NE vs IND
Brandon Carr - KC at CHI
Jerraud Powers - IND at NE
Dejon Gomes - WAS vs NYJ
Rashad Johnson - ARI vs DAL
Ahtyba Rubin - CLE vs BAL
Jason Pierre-Paul - NYG vs GB
Donte Whitner - SF vs STL
Will Smith - NO vs DET

Michael Monk said...

Dawan Landry - JAX vs SD
Glover Quin - HOU vs ATL
Chris Clemons - SEA vs PHI
Chris Crocker - CIN at PIT
Ahmad Brooks - SF vs STL
Tanard Jackson - TB vs CAR
Joe Haden - CLE vs BAL
Patrick Peterson - ARI vs DAL
Captain Munnerlyn - CAR at TB
Nate Clements - CIN at PIT
Aaron Curry - OAK at MIA
Orlando Scandrick - DAL at ARI
Jordan Senn - CAR at TB
DeMeco Ryans - HOU vs ATL
Aaron Berry - DET at NO
Ryan Clark - PIT vs CIN
Adrian Clayborn - TB vs CAR
Phil Taylor - CLE vs BAL
Chris Long - STL at SF
Reggie Nelson - CIN at PIT
Jeremy Mincey - JAX vs SD
Anthony Spencer - DAL at ARI
Darnell Dockett - ARI vs DAL
Manny Lawson - CIN at PIT
Darrelle Revis - NYJ at WAS
Danieal Manning - HOU vs ATL
Cary Williams - BAL at CLE
Quinton Carter - DEN at MIN
Cedric Griffin - MIN vs DEN
Dashon Goldson - SF vs STL
Jabari Greer - NO vs DET
Vontae Davis - MIA vs OAK
Josh Wilson - WAS vs NYJ
Michael Huff - OAK at MIA
Major Wright - CHI vs KC
Richard Marshall - ARI vs DAL
Lito Sheppard - OAK at MIA
Justin Tuck - NYG vs GB
Calais Campbell - ARI vs DAL
Adrian Wilson - ARI vs DAL
Johnathan Joseph - HOU vs ATL
Erin Henderson - MIN vs DEN
Joe Mays - DEN at MIN
Cliff Avril - DET at NO
Robert Mathis - IND at NE
Charles Johnson - CAR at TB
Greg Hardy - CAR at TB
Tommy Kelly - OAK at MIA
Lamarr Houston - OAK at MIA
Jason Jones - TEN at BUF
Jabaal Sheard - CLE vs BAL
Wesley Woodyard - DEN at MIN
Aaron Ross - NYG vs GB
Oshiomogho Atogwe - WAS vs NYJ
Ashton Youboty - BUF vs TEN
Thomas DeCoud - ATL at HOU
Gerald Sensabaugh - DAL at ARI
Chris Harris - DEN at MIN
Jonathan Babineaux - ATL at HOU
Sione Pouha - NYJ at WAS
Eric Smith - NYJ at WAS
Aldon Smith - SF vs STL
Robert Quinn - STL at SF
Matt Giordano - OAK at MIA
Cortland Finnegan - TEN at BUF
Kelly Jennings - CIN at PIT
Tim Jennings - CHI vs KC
Antonio Cromartie - NYJ at WAS
Drayton Florence - BUF vs TEN
[P] Cullen Jenkins - PHI at SEA
Jurrell Casey - TEN at BUF
Charlie Peprah - GB at NYG

Anonymous said...

D Jackson on CLE is moving from middle LB to the weakside. Does his value take a major hit?

Michael Monk said...

not much no: think of it as james anderson is in carolina. they put a dan connor type in the middle who won't produce much & jackson will still be a stud. he might even get more sacks (by the way, my voice activation thingy made that last sentence say "more sex" instead of "more sacks" which really made that funny when I read it back to myself)