2011 IDP Game Notes: Week 10

Written By: Johnny Davis

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Raiders @ Chargers

- Oakland MLB Rolando McClain (3 solo tackles-2 assists, 3 passes defensed) isn’t tackling like a stud MLB. SLB Kamerion Wimbley (7-0, 4 sacks, PD) had a dream IDP game. SS Tyvon Branch (5-1) was serviceable. DE Lamarr Houston (0-2, fumble recovery) fell back into oblivion. FS Michael Huff missed the game with an ankle injury.

- San Diego FS Eric Weddle (8-1) racked up the tackles. With OLB Shaun Phillips inactive with a foot injury and ILB Takeo Spikes (2-1) leaving this game with a concussion, the Chargers’ other LBs saw plenty of action: OLB Antwan Barnes (6-0, forced fumble, 1 sack, PD), ILB Donald Butler (6-0), and ILB Na’il Diggs (5-2).

Jaguars @ Colts

- Jacksonville MLB Paul Posluszny (2-4, int, .5 sack, PD) had a poor tackling game but made up for it in other areas. SLB Daryl Smith (5-5, .5 sack, PD) remains a powerhouse. DE Jeremy Mincey (2-3, FF, 2.5 sacks) had a monster game. DE Matt Roth (4-2) has been making a little noise lately. SS Dawan Landry (4-2, .5 sacks) remains valuable.

- Indy MLB Pat Angerer (3-4, PD) isn’t racking up the solo tackles quite like he was at the start of the season. FS Antoine Bethea (1-8) also disappointed in the solo tackle column. SS David Caldwell (4-7) saw plenty of action. DE Robert Mathis (2-4, 1 sack) found his way to the QB. SLB Philip Wheeler (2-4) had a down game.

Redskins @ Dolphins

- Miami ILB Karlos Dansby (9-1, int, 1 sack, 2 PD) is on fire. ILB Kevin Burnett (5-2, PD) has shown he can get it done, as well. SS Yeremiah Bell (2-0) had by far his worst game of the season. OLB Cameron Wake (1-0) barely appeared on the stat sheet.

- Washington FS Reed Doughty (9-0) showed he has value as long as O.J. Atogwe is sidelined. Rookie OLB Ryan Kerrigan (5-1, 2 FF, 2 sacks) continued his reign of terror. ILB London Fletcher (7-1) has seven or more solo tackles in each of his last four games. SS LaRon Landry (7-0) had one of his better tackling performances of the season. ILB Rocky McIntosh got benched and Perry Riley (7-2) started in his place.

Steelers @ Bengals

- Pittsburgh OLB James Harrison (2-2) cooled off after a monster return from injury in week 9. Lawrence Timmons (4-1, int, PD) put up better stats back at ILB. ILB James Farrior (3-3) returned from a calf injury. OLB Lamarr Woodley remained inactive with a hamstring injury. SS Troy Polamalu (5-1, PD) has been good but not great.

- Cincy MLB Rey Maualuga (4-3) returned to action and went right back to underwhelming in the box score. FS Reggie Nelson (2-3, PD) has cooled after a hot start to the season. With DE Carlos Dunlap inactive with a hamstring injury, the other D-linemen got to the QB: DE Frostee Rucker (3-2, 1 sack), DT Domata Peko (0-3, .5 sack), DE Michael Johnson (0-2, .5 sack, PD), DE Robert Geathers (2-3, 1.5 sacks), and DT Geno Atkins (1-3, 1 sack).

Rams @ Browns

- St. Louis MLB James Laurinaitis (6-4, 1 sack, PD) keeps on dominating. WLB Chris Chamberlain (6-1) has been tackling well. DE Chris Long (2-0, 1 sack) got another sack. DE James Hall (1-0) is struggling with a knee injury. FS Quintin Mikell (4-1) has cooled off in the tackle department. SS Darian Stewart (3-2) left with a neck injury.

- Cleveland SS T.J. Ward is out with a foot injury, so Usama Young (3-2) takes over at SS. MLB D’Qwell Jackson (5-3) had a quiet game by his standards. Rookie DT Phil Taylor (4-1, 1 sack) was great, DT Ahtyba Rubin (3-2) was good, and rookie DE Jabaal Sheard (1-1) was not so great.

Broncos @ Chiefs

- Denver WLB D.J. Williams (7-2, FF, 1 sack) got back on track after a couple of clunker games. Rookie SLB Von Miller (4-3, 1.5 sacks) is a playmaker. MLB Joe Mays (8-0) had a big tackle number out of nowhere. DT Ryan McBean (2-0, 1 sack) has a sack in three of his last five games. CB Chris Harris (8-0) has been tackling well lately.

- Kansas City ILB Derrick Johnson (7-2) got back on track. SS Jon McGraw (2-1) was active but quiet in the box score. OLB Tamba Hali (2-2) has had two straight quiet games. ILB Jovan Belcher (8-2) had one of his better games.

Bills @ Cowboys

- Dallas OLB Demarcus Ware (2-0, 1 sack, PD) sacks QBs, period. ILB Sean Lee (3-1) played with a cast on his injured hand. CB Terence Newman (2-1, 2 ints, 43-yd int return TD, 2 PD) took one of his interceptions to the house.

- Buffalo rookie DT Marcell Dareus (2-0) had a down game. ILB Nick Barnett (3-1) underwhelmed. FS Jairus Byrd (6-2, FF) had another good game. SS George Wilson (6-2) put up good numbers but hurt his shoulder.

Cardinals @ Eagles

- Arizona ILB Daryl Washington (9-0, 1 sack) has been racking up tackles lately. Rookie CB Patrick Peterson (3-0), surprisingly, did not return a punt for a TD. CB Richard Marshall (5-1) has been good for tackle production lately. ILB Paris Lenon (3-0, 1 sack, PD) has value. DE Calais Campbell (2-0, int, PD) swallowed an interception. Rookie OLB Sam Acho (6-0) continues to put up good numbers in Joey Porter’s absence.

- Philly SS Kurt Coleman (8-3) has been a tackling machine the last two games. Rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett (6-1) got the start with Nate Allen sidelined with a concussion. DE Trent Cole (4-0, 1 sack) had his best game since returning from injury. MLB Jamar Chaney (6-0, 1 sack, PD) has put up good numbers in his last three games.

Texans @ Bucs
- Houston OLB Brooks Reed (1-1, 1 sack, PD) has a sack in four straight games. Rookie DE J.J. Watt (3-0, .5 sack) continues to show some value. ILB Brian Cushing (8-0, int, 1 sack, PD) needs more games like this.

- Some unfamiliar names shined for Tampa Bay, including SLB Adam Hayward (7-1) and DT Brian Price (5-0, 1 sack). DT Albert Haynesworth (4-1) has a familiar name, but we’re not used to him shining recently. Rookie MLB Mason Foster (3-2) has been predictably up and down.

Saints @ Falcons

- New Orleans SS Roman Harper (10-3, 1 sack, PD) has been hot lately. FS Malcolm Jenkins (7-1) has been holding his own from time to time. DE Will Smith (0-1) has been nonexistent the last two games. With MLB Jonathan Vilma out with a knee injury, the LBs shined: Scott Shanle (7-2, int, PD), Jonathan Casillas (6-1), and Jo-Lonn Dunbar (4-3, FF).

- It’s usually not flashy, but the Atlanta LBs are good for tackles every week: MLB Curtis Lofton (6-3) and WLB Sean Weatherspoon (4-2, PD). With SS William Moore nursing a quad injury, FS Thomas Decoud (7-0) stepped up.

Titans @ Panthers

- Tennessee SS Chris Hope (0-0, int, PD) returned and recorded an interception, but Jordan Babineaux (6-0, 2 PD) got most of the playing time, at least for this game. With MLB Barrett Ruud out with a shoulder injury, Colin McCarthy (5-3) made the start. CB Jason McCourty (7-0) remains a valuable tackler.

- Carolina SLB James Anderson (8-2, PD) returned from the bye with a strong game. WLB Omar Gaither (7-3) has had two straight good tackling games. SS Charles Godfrey (6-1) has been tackling well lately. DE Greg Hardy (3-0, 3 PD) has been getting his hands on lots of passes lately. DE Charles Johnson (0-1) was quiet.

Ravens @ Seahawks

- Seattle SS Kam Chancellor (2-3, PD) left with a concussion. MLB David Hawthorne (5-2, int, 2 PD) just keeps on tackling fools. WLB Leroy Hill (4-4) did OK. FS Earl Thomas (7-1, PD) is having a great season.

- Baltimore MLB Ray Lewis (4-4) has cooled a bit after a hot start to the season. DT Haloti Ngata (3-8) was in on a lot of plays. SS Bernard Pollard (3-5, FF) has been serviceable. FS Ed Reed (2-0) hasn’t done much on the fantasy scene lately. DE/OLB Terrell Suggs (2-5) is capable of a huge game at any moment.

Lions @ Bears

- Chicago MLB Brian Urlacher (8-1, fumble recovery, PD) has had an inconsistent season, but the last two games have been solid gold. After a poor week 9, CB Charles Tillman (5-0, 3 PD, 44-yd int return TD) reminded us that he’s the man. DE Julius Peppers (3-0, FF, 1 sack, PD) is outstanding. WLB Lance Briggs (7-2) is still getting it done.

- Detroit’s LBs had good numbers: MLB Stephen Tulloch (7-0), WLB Deandre Levy (6-0), and SLB Justin Durant (7-0). DE Cliff Avril (1-0, FF, 1 sack) is getting to the QB this season. DT Ndamukong Suh (3-0, PD) is unreliable.

Giants @ 49ers

- It’s almost like San Fran ILBs Patrick Willis (9-2, 1 sack) and Navorro Bowman (11-4) are having an awesome contest and no one is losing. DE Justin Smith (5-1, PD) had a huge pass knockdown to seal the win. Rookie OLB Aldon Smith (0-2) hasn’t done much the last two weeks. CB Carlos Rogers (5-1, 2 ints, 2 PD) has five interceptions on the year.

- New York DE Jason Pierre-Paul (2-0) failed to get a sack in a game for only the second time this season. DE Osi Umenyiora (2-0, 1 sack, PD) found his way to the QB, while DE Justin Tuck (0-0, PD) just sucked. SLB Mathias Kiwanuka (3-1) cooled off after a hot stretch. WLB Michael Boley (2-1) left with a hamstring injury.

Patriots @ Jets

- If you look up “beast” in the dictionary, you find a picture of New England DE Andre Carter (5-1, 4.5 sacks) sacking Mark Sanchez in this game. James Ihedigbo (7-0) started at SS with Patrick Chung inactive with a foot injury. Jeff Tarpinian (3-1) started at MLB with Brandon Spikes nursing a knee injury. WLB Jerod Mayo (5-0) may be creeping toward his old self again. SLB Rob Ninkovich (4-1, 2 ints, 2 PD, 12-yd int return TD) had a game to remember.

- New York SS Eric Smith (5-2) and ILB David Harris (5-1) were about the only things close to fantasy value dressed in green during this game.

Vikings @ Packers

- Green Bay CB Charles Woodson (8-1, 3 PD) is just ridiculously good. ILB Desmond Bishop (6-2, 1 sack, PD) is about as consistent as they come. FS Morgan Burnett (2-4, PD) has officially broken my heart. SS Charlie Peprah (2-4, PD) had the exact same numbers as Burnett. OLB Clay Matthews (4-1, FF, 2 sacks) was monstrous.

- Same old script for Minnesota: DE Jared Allen (6-1, 1 sack) puts up outstanding fantasy numbers, SLB Chad Greenway (7-1) gets a bunch of tackles, and everyone else underwhelms.

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Last Updated: November 16, 2011
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