The Hive – Week 4 edition
Welcome back to The Hive!! Week 3 was much kinder to yours truly in IDP circles, as I got my first win of the season in my IDP only dynasty league. Thank you Antoine Winfield!
How we rank `em!
Giddyup! – YEEEHAW!!
SINS! – solid if not spectacular
Hellno! – Get it? Got it? Good.
Hellno! – Jamaal Anderson
SINS! – Thomas Davis
Hellno! – Ken Lucas
Boley says the strained neck that has been bothering him for the last couple weeks is feeling better, so I look for his numbers to get to their normal high levels sooner rather than later. Lofton has been mediocre at best thus far, providing decent value in tackle-heavy leagues. If you have better options use them. For the Panthers I like the Chris’ (Harris and Gamble) to continue their outstanding play. Peppers finally showed signs of life this past week, and will either be facing tiny-armed rookie Sam Baker, or whoever the hell Baker’s backup is if he cant go. No matter how you slice it, Peppers has a good matchup.
Giddyup! – D’Qwell Jackson, Mike Adams, Eric Wright
Hellno! – Leon Williams
This game probably intrigues more people on the offensive side of things, with the Derek Anderson/Brady Quinn drama and the supreme disappointment known as Chad Ocho Cinco, but there is plenty of IDP goodness to be had here. For the Browns Adams and the corners, Wright and McDonald, all look like good plays this week.
Giddyup! – Demeco Ryans, Mario Williams
SINS! – Zach Diles
Hellno! – Morlon Greenwood
Giddyup! – Brian Williams, Mike Peterson
Hellno! – Justin Durant, Reggie Nelson
For the Texans waiver wire wonder Diles came through with another solid week of production, and
SINS! – John Engelberger, Marquand Manuel
Hellno! – Jarvis Moss
Hellno! – Donnie Edwards
For Denver Williams’ value goes up if
Hellno! – Takeo Spikes
Giddyup! – Jonathan Vilma, Roman Harper
Hellno! – Randall Gay
The Niners DB’s should all be useful to some extent this week against the high-powered Saints passing attack. On the Saints side of things, you have to like the production thus far of rookie CB Porter. While I don’t expect him to be quite as busy as he was against
@ New York Jets Sunday 10am PT
SINS! – Travis LaBoy
Hellno! – Antrel Rolle, Bert Berry
Giddyup! – David Harris
Hellno! – Justin Miller
The Cards D suffered a blow this week as it was revealed that Bert Berry has a torn groin and is done for the year.
SINS! – Aaron Rouse/Atari Bigby/Nick Collins (check the injury reports to see who starts)
Hellno! – Al Harris
Giddyup! – Barrett Ruud
Hellno! – Derrick Brooks
As of now it is looking as though Bigby will sit out for another week. Rouse had a big game last week, and he may get the chance to follow it up. For the Bucs, I’ll recommend Ruud with confidence, outside of him it’s a crapshoot.
Hellno! – Madieu Williams
SINS! – Chris Hope/Michael
For the Vikes, Allen is warming up, and Williams, much like I said last week, had his blow up game right about when I gave up on him. I should just give up on a different player on my IDP teams each week just to see if that works … I hereby give up on Kerry Rhodes. But back to this game: lots of IDP fun to be had here, from the Vikings front seven and Winfield, to the new Winfield in Finnegan and the Titans front seven, there are points to be had here people!! One note for the Titans, third-year man Tulloch has been promoted over roid boy Fowler. Tulloch is a favorite of mine; he reminds me of a poor man’s London Fletcher, so I am excited to see what he can do. Fowler has been an extreme disappointment in my eyes, as with a defensive line like the Titans the MLB should be putting up 90+ solos a season. Tulloch has that kind of potential, and at 23 years old is younger than a lot of third-year players. Buy low on this kid in dynasty leagues and see what happens.
Giddyup! – Antonio Cromartie, Eric Weddle
Hellno! – Luis Castillo
Giddyup! – Kirk Morrison, Gibril Wilson, DeAngelo Hall
Holy Jyles Tucker! The second-year undrafted free agent from
Buffalo @ St Louis Sunday 1:05 p.m. PT
SINS! – Ko Simpson, Donte Whitner, Paul Posluszny
Hellno! – Keith Ellison
Giddyup! – Will Witherspoon, OJ Atogwe
SINS! – Chris Long
Hellno! – Leonard Little
The Bills defense is on fire and so are their IDP’s. Poz has been decent, but much like Curtis Lofton I need to see a huge game or two before I can recommend him. I much prefer the Bills DL, which has lots of potential this week. Stroud and Schobel especially should be able to get theirs against a pathetic Rams offensive line. For the Rams, Long is starting to put it together, but the only Rams IDP’s I would start would be `Spoon and Atogwe.
Hellno! – Jason Taylor
Giddyup! – Demarcus Ware
Hellno! – Roy Williams
Big NFC matchup, but not a lot of IDP studs in this one. Fletcher and McIntosh for the Skins and Ware from the Cowboys are about all I am willing to promote here. Thomas and James aren’t even in the Top 40 in most formats, so you probably shouldn’t be using them as more than a bye week fill-in.
Giddyup! – Stewart Bradley, Quentin Mikell
SINS! – Mike Brown, Kevin Payne, Adewale Ogunleye
Hellno! – Mark Anderson
For the Eagles, Mikell and Bradley should be starting for most IDP teams and Gaither showed big signs of life last week, so don’t give up on him. Dawkins pretended it was 2002 again last week with a dominant performance. The Bears have had excellent IDP performances thus far from Urlacher and Briggs as well as CB Tillman, who is leading DB’s in scoring in many formats. A disappointment for Chicago and his IDP owners has been Anderson, who has become a complete non factor. Drop him if you own him.
Giddyup! – Ray Ray, Terrell Suggs
Hellno! – Dawan Landry, Kelly Gregg
SINS! – LaMarr Woodley, Steelers CB’s?
This is going to be, as they say, a slobberknocker. Two mean defenses with lots of IDP goodness to be had. For the Ravens keep an eye on former Buffalo Bill Leonhard, who takes over for injured Landry at SS. I wont recommend starting him this week, but if he plays well and can hold of rookie Tom Zbikowski he could be an IDP asset. For the Steelers,
9/26 UPDATE!! – Reports indicate Townsend will come off the bench this week. so McFadden remains a solid start again on MNF.
That about wraps it up for this week! Good luck in all your IDP matchups and we will see you next week!