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The Seadog Report Week 8

Howdy Sharkfans! It is getting to be about the midpoint of the season, and I’ve got to admit that my IDP teams are all over the place right now. The one team that I thought my LBs would be pretty strong isn’t and another team that I thought my LBs were a little weak is doing great right now. Go figure. That’s life I guess in the wonderful world of IDP. Anyways, here are some Seadog recommendations for Week 8.

DT – Tommy Kelly, OAK

– Kelly is a Seadog fave from last season. He’s coming of a couple of double-digit point weeks, so he’s as good a shot as any at DT for you this week, and he might still be on the waiver wire if you need a fill-in this week.

DT – Kendrick Clancy, NO

– Clancy has also produced a couple of solid back-to-back performances. He might be a good pick up as well at this stage in the game.

DE – Darryl Tapp, SEA

– I think that you will hear about Tapp in Gary Chamberlain’s Hive this week as I see he scooped him up in the Wall the other day – and with good reason. Seattle DLs not named Patrick Kerney can be an enigma, but Tapp will be starting against the 49ers on Sunday. The first go-around between these two teams it was Lawrence Jackson that was the starter and he had two sacks that game.

DE – Robert Geathers, CIN

– If there is going to be a week for Geathers to get a sack, it will probably be this one. I only recommend him though as a decent bye week filler for this weekend.

DE – Mario Williams, HOU

– Williams is a starter and should be every week, but I mention him here because I think that he is going to have a favorable matchup this week and should have above average numbers for him.

LB – D.J. Williams, DEN

– I’m mentioning D.J. here just to give him some props. As of right now he is leading the league in tackles, which I don’t think anyone predicted going into the start of the season. Barring injury he should continue to be a solid

high point producer each week for you.

LB – Ernie Sims, DET

– Sims makes a good start against a

Washington team that is giving up a high average points-per-week at the LB position. The Redskins are having success running the football and Sims should be pretty active all day. This is a good matchup.

LB – Chase Blackburn, NYG

– The Giant’s LB corps is hurting right now.

Blackburn filled in last week for Antonio Pierce at MLB and had a great week. This recommendation is predicated on the assumption that

Blackburn will start again for the G-men. Keep an eye on this situation before you pencil him into your lineup.

LB – Ray Lewis, BAL

– Ray-Ray is another guy that you should be starting if you aren’t, but he is kind of on the bubble in that category depending on your roster and how many guys you can start at LB. I think he’s beginning to exert himself as his old dominant self these days and he should make a strong start this week against the Raiders.

LB –

Jerod Mayo,

NE

– I knew Mayo was good, but I never figured him to be the IDP point producer that he has this season. It is just not characteristic of a Patriot LB. He’s playing great right now, and don’t hesitate to have him in your starting lineup.

S – Jim Leonhard, BAL

– If your league rewards kick return points, then this might be a good week to play Leonhard as he will be involved in the punt returns and kick returns this week as well as playing safety for the Ravens. This is all stemming from injury substitution, so don’t expect this to be a long-term gold mine, but he could be a great one week wonder for you this Sunday.

S – Brandon Merriweather and/or James Sanders, NE

– Rodney Harrison is done – probably for his career and I think because of that, one or both of these guys will be looking at some good points the rest of the season. Personally, I think it is time to see Merriweather step up and play up to his draft position as he has been somewhat lackluster so far. Sanders has been steady and if his numbers increase a little, that is all good as well.

CB – Jordan Babineaux, SEA

– This guy has the potential to tear it up this week, but he also could be a bust. If you want to take a shot at him getting another 10 tackles this week, then it might be worth a shot.

CB – Antonio Cromartie, SD

– Cromartie is due for another big-play game and I think he has one of those this week against

New Orleans. I like the matchup and the potential. Keep an eye on the injury report though as he has got a little hip injury that he is nursing in practice right now.

Well, these are some of my recommendations for Week 8, and, as usual, thanks for reading!

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