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IDP Sleepers – Week 8


Buster Skrine, CB, CLEVELAND at Kansas City:
In the past three games Skrine has put up excellent tackle numbers for a cornerback with 14 solo stops and 15 total tackles. He’s also added a sack, an interception and seven passes defended. The Chiefs are allowing an average of 22 tackles per game to the defensive back position over the past three games and have seen 11 passes defended against them in that same time frame. Skrine will have a very nice fantasy week and add to the 35 total tackles and 10 passes defended he has this season.

Cary Williams, CB, PHILADELPHIA vs. New York Giants:
The Giants are the top team in allowing fantasy points to the defensive back position. In their first meeting back in Week 5, Williams put up 11 total tackles and intercepted a pass. Look for similar numbers in the rematch and get Williams into fantasy lineups.

Trumaine Johnson, CB, ST. LOUIS vs. Seattle:
Johnson has been producing excellent tackle numbers the past four weeks amassing 26 total with 20 being of the solo variety. He’s put up nine total stops in back-to-back weeks and has a very favorable matchup this week with running back
Marshawn Lynch

coming to town. Should wide receiver
Percy Harvin

be active this week, Johnson will also have the chance to improve on the four passes defended and one interception he’s racked up.

Chris Harris, CB, DENVER vs. Washington:
With cornerback Champ Bailey looking like he will miss more time with his injured foot, Harris will continue to see extended playing time. He’s averaged 70 snaps per game and has totaled 18 tackles and a pass defended over the past two weeks. The Redskins are a top-10 matchup in allowing fantasy points to defensive backs and over the last two games have presented 60 total tackles and 12 passes defended to defensive backs. Harris will continue his strong play in what looks to be an aerial shootout this week.

Thomas DeCoud, FS, ATLANTA at Arizona:
The Cardinals are among the top-five offenses in allowing fantasy points to defensive backs, having given up the second-most interceptions to the position (11). While he has yet to intercept a pass in 2013, DeCoud is a big play defender (10 interceptions over the last two seasons) that also produces above-average tackle numbers (averaging 80 total tackles the past two seasons). Last week Seattle free safety Earl Thomas racked up six solo tackles and an interception against the Cardinals. Look for at least the same totals for DeCoud this week.

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