Greetings Sharkfans, welcome to the latest installment of the Seadog Report! Well, I’ve gotta admit that my IDP picks were a lot better this past week at least from my perspective. Have you noticed how “streaky” some of these players (especially defensive lineman) get? Awesome for a couple of weeks, then down for a couple of weeks. The trick is getting them on their up swing. IDPs can be very frustrating at times.
Hey, speaking of up and down, I hope you’ve stuck with Baltimore DB Ed Reed. He started off a little slow this year, but he’s been on fire as of late. How about that 106-yard interception return for a TD? If you get rewarded for the yards, (I do in my league) I hope you played him (I did!)
This past week’s Top Dawgs
DL Alex Brown CHI This guy just exploded this week! Maybe it was the contract talks, but whatever it was his 6 tackles, 2 assists, 4 sacks, 1 pass-defensed, and 1 forced-fumble has got to be the performance of the year so far for a DL.
LB Jonathan Vilma NYJ I know there are probably a few other names to throw out here, but his 10 tackles, 5 assists, and 1 pass-defensed saved my butt this week. I had to play him and he came through for me. Way to go rookie!
DB Brian Dawkins PHI I was almost going to put another rookie up here (G Wilson or M Williams), but I opted for Brian Dawkins instead. I really didn’t give him as much credit as I should have at the start of the year, so he gets the podium this week. He has been on a roll lately and this week was no exception. 9 tackles, 1 pass-defensed and 1 int are excellent stats. Keep on truckin’!
Seadog’s picks of the week
Obviously a lot of these players mentioned here are worthy of “stud” consideration, but taking into account the various IDP schemes that are being used out there, sometimes it becomes choosing between the good and the better on your IDP roster.
DL Bert Berry ARI vs. New York Giants Well, Alex Brown just torched the G-men last week, so let’s give Berry a crack at them. He’s been heating up lately.
DL Kevin Williams MIN vs. Green Bay He’s been the Vike’s best lineman. 5 tackles and a sack are not out of the question this week.
DL Patrick Kerney ATL vs. Tampa Bay Talk about hot and cold – DT Rod Coleman is due back this week for the Falcons. Kerney was hot when Coleman was playing earlier in the season and cold when he was out. Look for him to heat up again.
DL Jevon Kearse PHI vs. Dallas Kearse is due for a big week, and you know Philly is not happy about last week’s loss. Look out Dallas.
LB Tedy Bruschi NE vs. Buffalo He had a pretty good outing (2 sacks) the first time they played this year. That logic back-fired on me last week, but I’m going to give it another try.
LB Keith Bullock TEN vs. Chicago Bullock had been on a roll before their bye last week. I like this match-up.
LB Brian Urlacher CHI vs. Tennessee I know, Urlacher has been banged up. Yeah, he’s been up and down the games that he’s played. This is a gut call by me this week. No really good reason.
DB Antoine Winfield MIN vs. Green Bay Winfield keeps putting up really solid numbers. That will continue this week against the Pack.
DB Will Demps BAL vs. New York Jets Demps can be one of those “streaky” players. He’s hot right now. Hopefully he stays that way versus the Jets this week.
DB Lucas/Trufant SEA vs. St. Louis The Rams will try to duplicate their earlier win this year and look for them to attack Seattle through the air. Then again, it is Mike Martz coaching the other team. He’ll probably try to run the ball 90% of the time. They need to get rid of that guy.
The “Play these guys” department
(Don’t be afraid to start these guys this week)
DL Aaron Schobel/Pat Williams BUF
DL Justin Smith CIN
LB David Thornton IND
LB Nick Barnett GB
LB Jamie Sharper HOU
DB Adrian Wilson ARI
DB Troy Polamalu PIT
DB Gibril Wilson NYG
DB Ed Reed BAL
DB Michael Lewis PHI
DB Adam Archuleta StL
DB Madieu Williams CIN
Thanks for reading – see ya next week!