2011 IDP Dynasty Buy Low/Sell High: Week 13

Written By: Eric Olinger


Jabaal Sheard- DE- Browns
In the last two games Sheard has recorded a sack. He is what I consider a boom or bust type of player because he doesn’t get many tackles, but not many DEs do. Clearly viewed as a defensive building block for the Browns, Sheard is a good stash player to add to the end of your dynasty bench if still available. He’ll only get better with time.

Colin McCarthy- MLB- Titans
McCarthy could help win a lot of fantasy championships this year. Since coming on for the injured/ineffective Barrett Ruud in week 10, McCarthy has had games of 5-3-0, 10-0-0, FF, and 6-8-0, INT. That’s 34 total tackles and 2 forced turnovers in less than 3 games. The guy is beastly. Ruud is not signed beyond this year, so there is no reason to think this isn’t permanent.

Perry Riley- ILB- Redskins
Riley also burst on to the scene in Week 10 in favor of an ineffective Rocky McIntosh. Since his starting debut, the 4th round rookie out of LSU has had games of 7-2-0, 5-6-0, and 6-8-0 also for a total of 34 tackles. Washington’s offense stinks so Riley and the ‘Skins D should see plenty of tackle opportunities. Riley should be the eventual successor and defensive leader to London Fletcher when/if he ever retires.

Darian Stewart- SS- Rams
Stewart is a 2nd year player playing on an injury ravaged team. The secondary is so banged up they’re pretty much drawing raffle tickets for fans to suit up on Sundays. Stewart has been a bright spot. In the last 2 weeks, he has had games of 8-0-1 and 5-2-1. Any time a SS is racking up sacks, you should take notice. There aren’t many DBs that get a consistent opportunity to rush the passer and if you can find one, he’s worth the risk. Stewart is most likely a guy available as a free agent in your league.


Greg Hardy- DE- Panthers
Hardy started out great this year, playing really well opposite Charles Johnson, but has not had a sack or reached 4 total tackles since week 5. Hardy is only 23 years old and DEs are hard to find, but an upgrade is likely in the off-season.

Barrett Ruud- MLB- Titans
Call it being “Wally Pipp’d” if you want but the move to McCarthy was inevitable. Outside of back to back 10 tackle games in weeks 5 & 7, Ruud was nothing special in his one year in Tennessee. Now, McCarthy is in there BEASTING and Ruud will be unemployed in a few weeks.

Connor Barwin- OLB- Texans
Barwin had an absolutely amazing game last week against the helpless Jaguars racking up 10-0-4(!). He’s had at least 1 sack in each of the last 3 games, but he’s only had 3+ tackles in a game once before week 12. From a LB, I need more consistency. I still think this was due to the absolute dumpster fire that is Blaine Gabbert and his inability to lead an NFL offense. I’m not saying drop Barwin if you have him, but if someone comes wanting to trade for him, I wouldn’t hesitate moving him.

Andre Carter- DE- Patriots
Another member of the 4 sack Club, Carter racks up points in bunches. He’s had 8 of his 9 sacks in 3 games, a 4 sack outing and two 2 sack games. Carter is 32 years old and playing one of his best years in a long time. I feel the same about him as I do Barwin. Don’t misunderstand me and drop him, but if someone offers fair value, I would do it. I would go right after the McCarthy and Riley owners and package something to try to get one of them before they reach untouchable status.

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Last Updated: November 29, 2011
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Anonymous said...

my name is david, i dont feel like signing up for blogger so excuse me, but would you drop morgan burnett for say darian stewart, deangelo hall or richard sherman?

Anonymous said...

david again, i forgot to post my scoring system:

Tackle Solo 1
Tackle Assist .5
Sack 4
Interception 5
Fumble Force 3
Fumble Recovery 3
Defensive TD 8
Safety 5
Pass Defended 2
Block Kick 5

Eric Olinger said...

@Anonymous In a dynasty league I would not but in a redraft league I probably would drop him for Stewart.

Sam said...

Here are my league settings:
12-Team League (2 DL, 2 LB, 2 DB)
Regular Season: Through Week 14
4-Team Playoff: Weeks 15 & 16
I am in 1st Place

Tackle = 0.6
Assist = 0.3
Sack = 2
1/2 Sack = 1
INT = 2
TD = 6

I have a DL situation. My DLs are Andre Carter, Jeremy Mincey, and Elvis Dumervil. Ndamukong Suh was just released. Should I release one of my guys and pick up Suh? As for his suspension, I play the league's 2 worst teams in weeks 13 and 14 so I am not really worried about it.


gonzo said...

Hi there Eric! Would u drop Osi U for Dumervil in a tackle-heavy dynasty league right now? Or for Derrick Morgan (he´s doing nothing but has a grt sched wks15-17)? Thanx!!!

Eric Olinger said...

@Sam I would not. Suh is a better NFL player than fantasy player.

Eric Olinger said...

@gonzo Not knowing how long Osi will be out makes it a little more difficult. I would probably make the move for Dumervil, especially if I was still in the running to win it all. Morgan is a real gamble. His schedule is sweet though. I wouldn't do it but it's a gamble that could pay off.

Anonymous said...

just dropped d.washington and added mr. perry riley. thoughts? and what do u think of dropping james anderson and grabbing colin mccarthy?

Eric Olinger said...

I think Riley and Washington are similar players. I'm also a big Washington supporter. I would definitely grab McCarthy.

Joey said...

for week 13 who would you play, (pick 2) tyvon branch, yeremiah bell or roman harper. I was leaning branch and bell as harper is against DET and they dont give up much points to DBs. Thoughts? Is Harper a must start? If so, who do i take second?

Eric Olinger said...

@Joey I would sit Harper but check back for Ryan's DB rankings. He's better at the start/sits.

Anonymous said...

Eric, I see you like McCarthy, but would you use him over Lee, Cushing, or Derrick Johnson going forward?

Eric Olinger said...

In my opinion, McCarthy is in this tier of LB's and they are all interchangeable. If you're lucky enough to have all 4 I would play the match ups and could justify playing McCarthy over all 3 at times.

Pokernut said...

Hi Eric,
I'm looking to replace Osi as he is supposed to be 'out for a while'. Who would you pick up?
- Dumervil, Vanden Bosch, Mathis, Will Smith or Phil Taylor


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