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IDP Waiver Wire Pickups Wk 2: Roster Help

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02: Cornerback Greg Toler  of the Arizona Cardinals runs onto the field before the preseason NFL game against the Washington Redskins at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 20-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The first week of the IDP fantasy football season is in and some fantasy options had huge games while others disappointed. One player who posted a big day was Redskins safety Laron Landry as he had seventeen total tackles against the Cowboys.

Landry should have a great season as the Redskins are now in a 3-4 defense, and they will need him to make plays all year.

Another player who played decent but won’t be with us for a little while is Bills inside linebackers Paul Posluszny as he suffered a sprained MCL against the Dolphins and will be out. This is unfortunate as POZ was projected to have a huge season.

Once again, it goes to show you that a fantasy owner can have a good draft and get productive players but injuries can make you scramble to the IDP waiver wire.

Week Two IDP Waiver Wire Pickups


Derrick Johnson: The Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson needed a good performance to keep his starting job (lost it last year), and he did just that with a 12 tackle performance against the Chargers. Johnson also included a forced fumble in the game and was a clear play maker for Kansas City in their victory against the Chargers.

Zac Diles: The Texans are without Brian Cushing for a few more weeks and linebacker Zac Diles should continue to see an up tick in numbers for your squad. Week one, Diles posted twelve tackles against the Colts and he should post another fine total this week against the Redskins.

Andra Davis: With Paul Posluszny out for at least a few weeks’ offenses are going to test the Bills rush defense even more. Since the Bills have no strong option to play with Andra Davis on the inside, he should make for at least decent depth for your IDP squad.

Defensive Ends

Greg Hardy: I was skeptical about recommending Greg Hardy until I saw what was going to happen with the Panthers’ front line. While this group should rotate lineman in and out, the sixth round rookie Hardy did post a solid day against the Giants. I don’t recommend you start Hardy for week two, but he might be worth a stash on your bench for bye weeks.

Bryan Thomas: Assuming Bryan Thomas is listed as a defensive end in your league, he would make for a decent bench man on the Jets. Thomas looked good when rushing the passer (Joe Flacco) on Monday Night Football. Expect the Jets to continue their attack on the quarterback and in different weeks he could be a solid option at defensive end.

Defensive Backs

Charles Godfrey: The Panthers secondary is looking better with Charles Godfrey stepping up and making plays week one against the Giants. Godfrey accounted for both picks on Eli Manning and had a fine day for IDP. He may not be a strong starting option, but if he continues to make plays, he could be a decent roster option for Big Play Leagues.

Pat Chung: I’ve been wondering when Pat Chung would step up and make some noise in the Patriots’ backfield. Teams will be testing the Patriots all season through the air as they have a young secondary. This should lead to Chung having a solid IDP fantasy season. Don’t expect him to come close to his 16 total tackles from week one, but he will be effective.

Greg Toler: Teams will avoid throwing to DRC’s side in Arizona so expect corner Greg Toler to pickup good numbers this year. Toler has much to prove and in week one he had 13 tackles and one forced fumble! That is a great day from a corner back (for IDP anyway) and Toler is worth pickup and using right away if you need help.

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