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August 2,2010: Cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) of the Tennessee Titans during training camp at the Baptist Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

Get ready to rumble for another week of IDP fantasy football with our week six start’em sit’em options below.

Defensive Lineman


DE / DT Israel Idonjie vs Seahawks: Depending on Israel Idonjie’s status for your IDP fantasy football league he could be eligible for defensive tackle or end. Obviously, his value would be strongest as a tackle in leagues where you’re required to start that position. Bottom line, Idonjie is hot and over the past two weeks he posted four sacks.

This week the Bears defensive line should take advantage of a weak Seahawks offensive line so get Idonjie in your lineup.

DE Chris Clemons @ Bears: Another defensive lineman in the Bears vs Seahawks game as both offensive lines are struggling in pass protection. Chris Clemons has been a of favorite of mine, since I watched him against the 49ers week one. He may not of had much success in his career before this season, but he’s going to have a nice season.

Clemons has had two sacks in each of his last two games and is on a roll coming into an appealing matchup.

Justin Smith vs Raiders: The 49ers top defensive end hasn’t been a consistent sacker over the past few seasons but many defensive ends aren’t. The 49ers are starting to put pressure on the quarterback the past two weeks, and Smith benefited with two sacks against the Eagles. This week they play the Raiders and any defensive lineman should have opportunities against this group.

DT Glenn Dorsey @ Texans: It looks like Glenn Dorsey won’t be a bust draft pick for the Chiefs after all. Some gave Dorsey buzz as a potential sleeper, this offseason and he’s proving to be useful as an eligible defensive tackle.


DT Kelly Gregg @ Patriots: Last year Kelly Gregg played the Patriots twice and didn’t do much against them. Look for someone else to help you this week.

DE Juqua Parker vs Falcons: For those of you that put your trust in Juqua Parker after a few good games, you’ve been disappointed the past few weeks. I recommended Parker as a big play only starter two weeks ago because he thrives off sacking the quarterback and doesn’t make many tackles. So far, this season Parker has four sacks but only eight tackles.



Kevin Burnett @ Rams: (Big Play Leagues) I had Kevin Burnett as a starter last week after he posted two sacks against the Cardinals and Burnett responded with another two sacks against the Raiders. The sexy matchups just continue to come for the Chargers pass rushers as they play the Rams. My main problem with Burnett is that he doesn’t rackup a bunch of tackles so look to him as more of a Big Play League start.

Stephen Tulloch @ Jaguars: Slow start? What slow start? The past three weeks have been strong for Stephen Tulloch as he’s posted at least 12 tackles in each game. Fantasy owners with Tulloch obviously see the production he’s been posting lately and will start him. I put him down here mostly to give him some love after knocking him early on. Keep it up Tulloch.

Desmond Bishop vs Dolphins: Another player I talked about on waiver wire pickups this week as Bishop has a huge game last week with Nick Barnett gone. Since Barnett isn’t coming back, Bishop has a chance to thrive for the rest of the 2010 IDP fantasy season. Get him in the lineup.


Kirk Morrison vs Titans: Can you say disappointing? Morrison left the Raiders and was a very productive IDP fantasy option with this old team. I thought coming over to the Jaguars he would pickup right where he left off as the Jaguars would probably leave their defense on the field a lot. Morrison’s had one good week this season and just isn’t worth trusting right now.

Clint Session @ Redskins: It was nice to see Session rackup ten tackles last week, but I personally need to see more consistency before he returns to my lineup. If you are force to start an outside linebacker in your league than he’s still worth a start but for general linebacker play, I would bench him for now.

Zac Diles @ Chiefs: As soon as Brian Cushing came back to the Texans, Zac Diles had a horrible game with only four tackles. Cushing and Ryans are the two linebackers worth starting most weeks from now on.

Defensive Backs


CB Alterraun Verner @ Jaguars: Let’s face it, quarterbacks just don’t like Cortland Finnegan. Why should they as Finnegan is a decent corner and Alterraun Verner is a rookie in the starting lineup. Maybe Verner has some learning to do like all rookie’s, but he’s proving to be a strong IDP fantasy option in the past two weeks.

Get Verner in the lineup and keep him their for now.

S Pat Chung vs Ravens: I’ve liked Pat Chung since his days back in Oregon (Go Ducks), and now he’s proving his worth not just as a force for the Patriots’ defense but in IDP fantasy football as well. Chung is off to a great start and is worth using when as the Patriots will be tested through the air this season.


CB Zach Bowman vs Seahawks: Zack Bowman got off to a good start this season, but I would give him a rest for at least one week. Since he was dinged up against the Packers, he’s not quite been the same player. Sure, he made some plays against the Giants two weeks ago but consider him a liability until we see his tackle numbers move past three a game.

S Antoine Bethea @ Redskins: I would like Antoine Bethea if he made a few more plays throughout a season. His tackle totals aren’t horrible, but he won’t be a guy, who is used to blitz or make many interceptions. Beyond that he does have one forced fumble this season but only three for his entire five year career.

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