2011 IDP Game Notes: Week 11

Written By: Johnny Davis

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Jets @ Broncos
- Denver rookie SLB Von Miller (9 solo tackles-1 assist, forced fumble, 1.5 sacks, pass defensed) has put up good numbers, but in this game he showed he’s capable of a monster performance. WLB D.J. Williams (4-1) has been inconsistent. Fourth LB Wesley Woodyard (6-2, FF) inserted himself back in the conversation. After three straight high tackle games, CB Chris Harris (3-0) disappointed. DE Elvis Dumervil (2-1, 1.5 sacks) has gotten to the QB in the last three games.

- NYJ SS Eric Smith (4-1) has been putting up mediocre tackle numbers lately. DT Sione Pouha (6-1) has been making some fantasy noise. You could do worse than OLB Calvin Pace (3-1, FF, 1 sack). ILB David Harris (5-1) is good for a handful of tackles.


Bills @ Dolphins
- Miami ILB Karlos Dansby (4-0) had his hot streak end. ILB Kevin Burnett (2-1) also disappointed. SS Yeremiah Bell (3-1, int, 2 PD) continues to disappoint in the tackle column.

- With Buffalo SS George Wilson out with a neck injury, you might think Bryan Scott (4-1, PD) would step up, but instead it was rookie Da’Norris Searcy (9-2). Rookie DT Marcell Dareus (2-0) has cooled off. FS Jairus Byrd (5-0) was nothing special. ILB Nick Barnett (6-1, 1 sack) got back on track.


Jaguars @ Browns
- Cleveland MLB D’Qwell Jackson (7-2, PD) has been extremely reliable.  SS Usama Young (6-4) filled in well for T.J. Ward. Rookie DT Phil Taylor (6-3) has been impressive. Rookie DE Jabaal Sheard (1-1, FF, 1 sack) continues to show promise.

- Jacksonville MLB Paul Posluszny (3-2, 1 sack) just isn’t tackling like we had hoped. SLB Daryl Smith (5-3) is good for five or more solo tackles. DE Jeremy Mincey (4-1) continues to show value. SS Dawan Landry (5-2, int, PD) has been pretty reliable.


Cowboys @ Redskins
- Dallas ILB Sean Lee (6-4) had his best performance since hurting his hand. FS Gerald Sensabaugh (7-2, fumble recovery, FF) hurt his foot. OLB Demarcus Ware (1-1, 1 sack) got yet another sack. CB Terence Newman (5-1, PD) has been making fantasy noise.

- Washington ILB London Fletcher (9-7, FF, 1 sack) has been as good as they come. ILB Perry Riley (5-6) had another good game. FS O.J. Atogwe (1-6, PD) returned from injury. SS LaRon Landry missed the game with the same Achilles injury that ended his 2010 season. With Landry out, you would think Reed Doughty (0-1) would step up, but instead it was rookie Dejon Gomes (6-8). CB Deangelo Hall (8-3) has shown some fantasy value. Rookie OLB Ryan Kerrigan (1-2, 1 sack) got another sack.


Panthers @ Lions
- Detroit MLB Stephen Tulloch (5-1, int, 2 PD) has put up good fantasy numbers the last few games. DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (3-1, 1 sack) returned to the stat sheet. WLB Deandre Levy (5-4, int, PD) continues to show value. DE Cliff Avril (3-1) is having a good season.

- Carolina SLB James Anderson (7-3, int, 2 PD) continues his studly ways. WLB Omar Gaither (2-3) hurt his knee. MLB Dan Connor was inactive with a shoulder injury. SS Charles Godfrey (3-5, int, 2 PD) will get you points somehow. DE Greg Hardy (1-3) hurt his ankle. Rookie DE Thomas Keiser (5-0, 2 sacks) made his presence known.


Bucs @ Packers
- Green Bay ILB Desmond Bishop (7-2) can’t be stopped. OLB Clay Matthews (2-0) has been a wildly inconsistent fantasy performer. FS Morgan Burnett (3-5) continues his mediocrity. SS Charlie Peprah (3-0, PD) hasn’t done much the last couple of games. CB Tramon Williams (7-2, 2 ints, 2 PD) has four interceptions in the last three games. CB Charles Woodson (3-0, 1 sack, PD) has scored well the last few games.

- Tampa Bay SS Sean Jones (7-1) had a good game, while FS Tanard Jackson was inactive with a hamstring injury. Rookie MLB Mason Foster (2-0) has lost his way. Rookie DE Adrian Clayborn (2-0, 1 sack) got another sack. SLB Quincy Black (7-1) had a good game.


Raiders @ Vikings
- Oakland SS Tyvon Branch (6-1) has been pretty consistent. MLB Rolando McClain (2-1, PD) has sputtered. DT Desmond Bryant (3-0, FF, 2 sacks) and DT Tommy Kelly (3-0, int, 2 sacks, 2 PD) have been making noise the last two games. SLB Kamerion Wimbley (2-2) cooled off after a hot streak.

- Minnesota DE Jared Allen (0-2) finally appeared human. We expected SLB Chad Greenway (7-8, 1 sack) to have good numbers, but MLB E.J. Henderson (7-2, 1 sack) doesn’t usually score this well.


Bengals @ Ravens
- Baltimore SS Bernard Pollard (7-2, 1 sack, PD) is building steam. With ILB Ray Lewis out with a foot injury, ILB Jameel McClain (8-1) stepped up. DT Haloti Ngata (0-1) is slowed by a quad injury. DE/OLB Terrell Suggs (3-2) has been quiet by his standards.

- Cincy DT Geno Atkins (4-2, 1 sack) has been racking up sacks pretty well. DT Domato Peko (5-0) and DE Frostee Rucker (4-0) are capable of good fantasy days. CB Pacman Jones (7-0) made his first defensive impact.


Seahawks @ Rams
- Seattle DE Chris Clemons (3-2, 2 FF, 3 sacks, PD) had an unbelievable game. MLB David Hawthorne (3-1, fumble recovery) had a down game. SS Kam Chancellor (4-0) has cooled off lately. WLB Leroy Hill (3-0, 1 sack) and FS Earl Thomas (4-0) both had unusually low tackle numbers.

- St. Louis MLB James Laurinaitis (13-0) put up a gaudy tackle number, but he also suffered a foot injury. DE Chris Long (2-0, 1 sack) has six sacks in the last four games. DE James Hall (3-0, 1 sack) gets a sack every other game. Rookie DE Robert Quinn (5-0, 1 sack) has been making noise lately. SS Darian Stewart (8-0, 1 sack) had his best game of the season. WLB Chris Chamberlain (4-0, int, PD) remains relevant. FS Quintin Mikell (4-2, FF, int, PD) was big-time.


Cardinals @ 49ers
- San Fran ILB Patrick Willis (6-1, FF, int, 3 PD) has been off the charts lately. ILB Navorro Bowman (3-0, fumble recovery, PD) couldn’t keep up in this game. FS Dashon Goldson (2-0, int, PD) looks funny punching a guy wearing a helmet. Rookie OLB Aldon Smith (1-1, 1 sack) got back to his sacking ways. SS Donte Whitner (2-1, fumble recovery, int, 2 PD) has been showing value lately.

- Arizona ILB Daryl Washington (5-0, int, PD) got an interception to make up for his lower-than-usual tackle number. ILB Paris Lenon (9-0) had his best game of the season.


Chargers @ Bears
- After luring us into thinking he was a reliable fantasy start, Chicago MLB Brian Urlacher (1-3) was worthless. SS Major Wright (2-1, int, PD) has an interception in three straight games. CB Charles Tillman (6-1, fumble recovery, FF) is having a great season.

- San Diego FS Eric Weddle (5-0) is a pretty inconsistent fantasy scorer. ILB Donald Butler (2-1) had a down game.


Titans @ Falcons
- Atlanta’s MLB Curtis Lofton (3-3, PD) and WLB Sean Weatherspoon (3-0) came up short of expectations. SS William Moore missed the game with a quad injury.

- Tennessee MLB Barrett Ruud (2-0) left the game with a groin injury, which gave rookie Colin McCarthy (10-0, FF) another chance to shine. SS Jordan Babineaux (6-0, PD) doesn’t care that Chris Hope (2-0) is healthy. CB Jason McCourty (6-1) keeps on tackling.


Eagles @ Giants
- After recording a whopping 18 solo tackles in his last two games, Philly SS Kurt Coleman (2-3) came back down to Earth. DE Trent Cole (2-2) has been fairly tame since returning from injury. MLB Jamar Chaney (4-2, int, 2 PD) is scoring pretty well. DE Jason Babin (3-0, FF 1 sack) got back on track.

- Here’s hoping you didn’t stake your fantasy team’s D-line hopes on NYG DE Justin Tuck (1-4) like I did. Meanwhile, DE Jason Pierre-Paul (3-1, 1 sacks) keeps putting up the numbers we had hoped Tuck would. SLB Mathias Kiwanuka (6-1) has been scoring well the last few weeks. Rookie CB Prince Amukamara (5-0, int, PD) had a successful debut. WLB Michael Boley was inactive with a hamstring injury.


Chiefs @ Patriots
- New England’s D has been decimated with injuries, with SS Pat Chung, MLB Brandon Spikes, and CB Devin McCourty all sitting out this game. WLB Jerod Mayo (7-4) had his best game since returning from an injury of his own. DE Andre Carter (3-4, .5 sack, PD) and DE Mark Anderson (2-2, 1.5 sacks) have successfully resurrected their careers. You have to give WR Julian Edelman (1-0, 72-yd punt return TD) some love for his work on the defensive side of the ball.

- Kansas City ILB Derrick Johnson (7-5, PD) keeps on tackling. With SS Jon McGraw inactive with a shoulder injury, Donald Washington (7-1) had a good game. OLB Tamba Hali (2-1, 1 sack) found his way to the QB again.

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Last Updated: November 24, 2011
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