Week 15 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, Paris Lenon, Thomas Howard, Brooks Reed, Kevin Burnett, Chris Chamberlain, Colin McCarthy, Perry Riley, Jordan Senn, Larry Grant (if Patrick Willis is out again), D.J. Smith (as long as Desmond Bishop is out), Justin Houston. If they are still on your Wire, pick up those guys before anyone listed below)

Kelvin Sheppard (LB, Buf) – He finally showed his full potential that we knew he had in him. His whopping 11 solos and 3 assists gives us a glance of his future. Those are big time numbers and we can’t expect that again in Week Fifteen vs. Miami, but he’s definitely worth picking up if you’ve been playing “Russian roulette” with your LB5 spot.

Jameel McClain (LB, Bal) – In all probability, Ray Lewis will be back for Baltimore’s Week Fifteen game vs. the Chargers. That’s exactly why I think you’ll be able to pick up McClain, because he’ll be dropped in a lot of leagues. However, keep in mind that he plays ILB next to Lewis, which is the same position Kelvin Sheppard played this past week next to Nick Barnett. All Sheppard did was pick up 14 tackles in Week Fourteen. On top of that, McClain has been playing like an animal over the last few weeks and that won’t just stop.

Rob Francois (LB, GB) – Francois has proved to be consistent enough to be a consideration. In Week Fourteen, he had 7 solos, 2 assists, an INT and a pass deflection.  He also had an INT in Week Twelve.

Jacquian Williams (LB, NYG) – The Giants linebackers are depleted and Williams is the best cover linebacker they have so he’s not coming out of the game on any snaps. In Week Thirteen, he had a respectable 5 solos, 3 assists and a pass deflection. In Week Fourteen, he had even better numbers and he gets division rival Washington Redskins next, who are also linebacker friendly.

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, Jabaal Sheard, Ahtyba Rubin, Andre Carter, Aldon Smith, Jeremy Mincey, Isreal Idonije, Greg Hardy, Carlos Dunlap, Chris Long, DT Phillip Taylor, DT Antonio Garay, DT Geno Atkins, DT Henry Melton, DT Jurrell Casey, DT Vince Wilfork DT Linval Joseph, DE Robert Quinn. If they are still on your Wire, pick up those guys before anyone listed below)

Desmond Bryant (DT, Oak) – He has 4 sacks on the season, including a sack in each of his last two games. He faces Detroit next, who gives up a minimum of two sacks a game every week. Last week, they gave up 5 sacks. Two of those sacks were by defensive tackles.

Kevin Williams (DT, Min) – If you are like me and just can’t find a permanent defensive tackle to get the job done for you, Williams might be worth a long look. Over the last four weeks, Williams has had a sack in three of those games. In addition, he’s put up 17 tackles during that 4 game stretch. Those are nice numbers from your DT.

Dwan Edwards (DE, Buf) or Chris Kelsay (LB/DE, Buf) – I’ve been covering fantasy long enough to know that a lot of sacks always seen to occur when the Bills take on Miami. If Kelsay is a DE in your league, he has the best record of racking up sacks against Miami, but Dwan Edwards is just as good to take a chance on in this matchup.

Dave Ball (DE, Ten) – He pops up in the box scores with a two sack day a few times a year, but it’s hard to predict which games he will get a sack. He faces the Colts in Week Fifteen and his probability of a sack in that matchup are as high as they’ll get all year.

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, Reggie Nelson, Amari Spievey, Charles Godfrey, Justin King, Charlie Peprah, Tanard Jackson, Ryan Clark, Lardarius Webb, Craig Steltz (if Major Wright is out), Glover Quin (as a CB). If they are still on your wire, pick up those guys before anyone listed below.)

Alterraun Verner (CB, Ten) – If Jason McCourty is out again, Verner is a must start and the highest CB to target on this list. He’s even higher than any cornerbacks list above in bold.

Daniel Manning (S, Hou) – Manning just put up 8 solos and 3 assists and he’ll be facing the Panthers next, who are solid for opposing safeties.

Jacob Lacey (CB, Ind) – His 8 solos, 3 pass deflections and an assist vs. Baltimore in Week Fourteen are impressive because Baltimore is not a very good matchup for cornerbacks. However, the Colts secondary is so depleted, every team is going to throw on the Colts this year. I like Lacey as a CB2 in Week Fifteen.

Malcom Jenkins (S/CB, NO) – Jenkins has really come on strong lately and he’s known to finish each season strong. What makes Jenkins interesting, besides the fact that he can put up 8 solos and 2 assists like he did in Week Fourteen, is that he is a safety who also counts as a cornerback in many leagues. So that makes him a strong play as a CB2 vs. Minnesota in Week Fifteen vs. the Vikings, who threw 3 INTs in Week Fourteen.


Eli said...

Hey Monk,

I need your help depseratley. Im in the playoffs and need help.. I have colin mccarthy do i stick with him vs IND week 15 or go for someone like ronaldo mclain,jerod mayo is also there, kelvin sheppard, dj williams..

please help me i need my D to be as strng as possible... Also for S and DB would you stick wth Branch and Morgan Burnett for Week 15 or do you recommend anyone else?


RJ said...

Some advice, please.

I have the following LB's:


and the following DB's:

George Wilson
Sean Jones

I need to fill
1 LB Spot
1 DB Spot
2 D spots

Anonymous said...

What 3 would you start this week? Verner, tramon Williams, weddle, steltz, Morgan Burnett, Tillman.

Michael Monk said...

Paul Posluszny - JAX at ATL
D.J. Williams - DEN vs NE
London Fletcher - WAS at NYG
James Anderson - CAR at HOU
DQwell Jackson - CLE at ARI
Chad Greenway - MIN vs NO
Brian Urlacher - CHI vs SEA
Sean Lee - DAL at TB
Derrick Johnson - KC vs GB
Jerod Mayo - NE at DEN
Ray Lewis - BAL at SD
James Laurinaitis - STL vs CIN
Stephen Tulloch - DET at OAK
Pat Angerer - IND vs TEN
Daryl Smith - JAX at ATL
DeAndre Levy - DET at OAK
D.J. Smith - GB at KC
Sean Weatherspoon - ATL vs JAX
David Harris - NYJ at PHI
Terrell Suggs - BAL at SD
Lance Briggs - CHI vs SEA
Nick Barnett - BUF vs MIA
Daryl Washington - ARI vs CLE
Lawrence Timmons - PIT at SF
DeMarcus Ware - DAL at TB
Curtis Lofton - ATL vs JAX
Lamarr Woodley - PIT at SF
Karlos Dansby - MIA at BUF
Von Miller - DEN vs NE
Calvin Pace - NYJ at PHI
Perry Riley - WAS at NYG
Rey Maualuga - CIN at STL
Navorro Bowman - SF vs PIT
Colin McCarthy - TEN at IND
Rolando McClain - OAK vs DET
Connor Barwin - HOU vs CAR
Clay Matthews - GB at KC
Jonathan Vilma - NO at MIN
David Hawthorne - SEA at CHI
Darian Stewart - STL vs CIN
Aldon Smith - SF vs PIT
Antoine Bethea - IND vs TEN
Charles Godfrey - CAR at HOU
Bernard Pollard - BAL at SD
Thomas Howard - CIN at STL
Michael Boley - NYG vs WAS
Mason Foster - TB vs DAL
Rob Ninkovich - NE at DEN
Chris Chamberlain - STL vs CIN
Jason Pierre-Paul - NYG vs WAS
Kevin Burnett - MIA at BUF
Jared Allen - MIN vs NO
Trent Cole - PHI vs NYJ
Brian Cushing - HOU vs CAR
Larry Grant - SF vs PIT
George Wilson - BUF vs MIA
Chris Clemons - SEA at CHI
Philip Wheeler - IND vs TEN
Donald Butler - SD vs BAL
Justin Smith - SF vs PIT
Elvis Dumervil - DEN vs NE
Takeo Spikes - SD vs BAL
Paris Lenon - ARI vs CLE
Jo-Lonn Dunbar - NO at MIN
Jason Babin - PHI vs NYJ
Tyvon Branch - OAK vs DET
E.J. Henderson - MIN vs NO
Jamar Chaney - PHI vs NYJ
Cliff Avril - DET at OAK
Yeremiah Bell - MIA at BUF
Brooks Reed - HOU vs CAR
Kelvin Sheppard - BUF vs MIA
Amari Spievey - DET at OAK
Brandon Flowers - KC vs GB
Dawan Landry - JAX at ATL
Steve Gregory - SD vs BAL
Tamba Hali - KC vs GB
Andre Carter - NE at DEN
James Farrior - PIT at SF
Roman Harper - NO at MIN
A.J. Hawk - GB at KC
Will Smith - NO at MIN
James Sanders - ATL vs JAX
Jairus Byrd - BUF vs MIA
Charles Tillman - CHI vs SEA
Danieal Manning - HOU vs CAR
Jameel McClain - BAL at SD
Charles Woodson - GB at KC

Michael Monk said...

Donald Washington - KC vs GB
Kyle Vanden Bosch - DET at OAK
Johnathan Joseph - HOU vs CAR
Kam Chancellor - SEA at CHI
Cameron Wake - MIA at BUF
Charles Johnson - CAR at HOU
Darnell Dockett - ARI vs CLE
Calais Campbell - ARI vs CLE
Eric Weddle - SD vs BAL
Lardarius Webb - BAL at SD
Chris Harris - DET at OAK
Malcolm Jenkins - NO at MIN
Morgan Burnett - GB at KC
Greg Hardy - CAR at HOU
Ryan Clark - PIT at SF
Jason McCourty - TEN at IND
Tramon Williams - GB at KC
Troy Polamalu - PIT at SF
Julius Peppers - CHI vs SEA
Asher Allen - MIN vs NO
Brandon Carr - KC vs GB
Desmond Bryant - OAK vs DET
Chris Long - STL vs CIN
Ndamukong Suh - DET at OAK
Adrian Clayborn - TB vs DAL
Jabaal Sheard - CLE at ARI
Brian Orakpo - WAS at NYG
J.J. Watt - HOU vs CAR
Reggie Nelson - CIN at STL
Robert Quinn - STL vs CIN
Leroy Hill - SEA at CHI
Geno Atkins - CIN at STL
Mathias Kiwanuka - NYG vs WAS
Manny Lawson - CIN at STL
DeAngelo Hall - WAS at NYG
Antrel Rolle - NYG vs WAS
Joe Haden - CLE at ARI
Kurt Coleman - PHI vs NYJ
Erin Henderson - MIN vs NO
Craig Steltz - CHI vs SEA
Jordan Senn - CAR at HOU
Chris Gocong - CLE at ARI
Haloti Ngata - BAL at SD
Ryan Kerrigan - WAS at NYG
Shaun Phillips - SD vs BAL
Brian Rolle - PHI vs NYJ
Sean Jones - TB vs DAL
K.J. Wright - SEA at CHI
Quincy Black - TB vs DAL
Brandon Browner - SEA at CHI
Reed Doughty - WAS at NYG
James Ihedigbo - NE at DEN
Tanard Jackson - TB vs DAL
Mike Adams - CLE at ARI
Oshiomogho Atogwe - WAS at NYG
Gerald Sensabaugh - DAL at TB
Aqib Talib - TB vs DAL
Thomas DeCoud - ATL vs JAX
Quinton Carter - DEN vs NE
Kareem Jackson - HOU vs CAR
Terence Newman - DAL at TB
Alphonso Smith - DET at OAK
Christopher Owens - ATL vs JAX
Richard Marshall - ARI vs CLE
Cortland Finnegan - TEN at IND
Eric Smith - NYJ at PHI
Quintin Mikell - STL vs CIN
Ed Reed - BAL at SD
Donte Whitner - SF vs PIT
Earl Thomas - SEA at CHI
Tracy Porter - NO at MIN
Jacob Lacey - IND vs TEN
Russell Allen - JAX at ATL
Justin Tuck - NYG vs WAS
Robert Mathis - IND vs TEN
Anthony Spencer - DAL at TB
Bobby Carpenter - DET at OAK
Darrelle Revis - NYJ at PHI
Stanford Routt - OAK vs DET
Tim Jennings - CHI vs SEA
Cary Williams - BAL at SD
Glover Quin - HOU vs CAR
Justin King - STL vs CIN
Ronde Barber - TB vs DAL
Brandon Deaderick - NE at DEN
Brett Keisel - PIT at SF
Justin Houston - KC vs GB
Kamerion Wimbley - OAK vs DET
Richard Sherman - SEA at CHI
Sam Acho - ARI vs CLE
Israel Idonije - CHI vs SEA
Domata Peko - CIN at STL
Charlie Peprah - GB at KC
Cedric Griffin - MIN vs NO
Joe Mays - DEN vs NE
Brodney Pool - NYJ at PHI
Jacquian Williams - NYG vs WAS
Kendrick Lewis - KC vs GB
Ahtyba Rubin - CLE at ARI
Michael Johnson - CIN at STL
Chris Harris - DEN vs NE
Kelly Jennings - CIN at STL
Sherrod Martin - CAR at HOU
Prince Amukamara - NYG vs WAS
Lito Sheppard - OAK vs DET
Josh Wilson - WAS at NYG
Chris Crocker - CIN at STL
Chris Hope - TEN at IND
Patrick Peterson - ARI vs CLE
Akeem Ayers - TEN at IND
Bart Scott - NYJ at PHI
Jamarca Sanford - MIN vs NO