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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 3: Desmond Bishop #55 of the Green Bay Packers catches a ball during warmups against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on September 3, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Packers 27-13. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

New IDP players continue to rise as every week unfolds due to ineffective play from previous starters or injury. Just look at Osi Umenyiora’s return to dominance over the past weeks as Mathias Kiwanuka suffered a bulging disc, and Umenyiorawas given more playing time.

Take a look a this weeks options for defensive lineman, linebackers and defensive ends.

Defensive Lineman

DE – Israel Idonjie: Julius Peppers and a weak offensive line can make any defensive end a valuable IDP fantasy option as Israel Idonjie has enjoyed four sacks for the past two weeks because of this formula. This week the Bears face another team with a shaky offensive line in the Seahawks.

Look for Idonjie to be active once again as the Bears and for IDP fantasy owners.

DT – Corey Williams: The Lions had themselves a good offseason as they picked up quality help on both sides of the football. One of the teams pickups was former Browns nose tackle Corey Williams, and he’s been a productive option so far.

Williams has been a decent bet for sacks in his career, although he only has one this season. Still, Williams has been productive in other ways and should be an option to use for bye weeks.


Desmond Bishop: The Packers are in need of help from former backups as injuries continue to mount for this talented group. Last week Nick Barnett was basically declared done for the season with a wrist injury leaving Bishop, and A.J. Hawk standing to benefit from his absence.

Bishop responded with 13 tackles, a sack and a pass deflection last week against the Redskins. Look for Bishop as not only a decent bye week fill in but a potential starter going forward.

Defensive Backs

S – Cody Grimm: When Tanard Jackson was done for the year after violating the leagues’ substance abuse policy, Cody Grimm was the new starting free safety for the Buccaneers. In Grimm’s first two weeks as the starter he’s produced decent IDP numbers.

Last week Grimm totaled eleven tackles, a pass deflection and an interception against the Bengals. Look for Grimm as a decent bye week fill in going forward as the Buccaneers are already done with their off week.

CB – Brandon Carr: Teams are starting to findout that Brandon Flowers is the real deal, and it’s better to look elsewhere for passing production. Brandon Carr has started all four of the Chiefs’ games and has been worked on by opposing teams.

Carr hasn’t made big plays so his value is stronger in tackle heavy IDP leagues as he’s had seven and eight tackles in his last two games. This week the Chiefs will play the Texans, and Schaub needs to respond after a bad game against the Giants.

Look for the Chiefs corner to be active this week as the Texans are primed to throw with Arian Foster dinged up.

CB – Alterraun Verner: Get this kid on your team and in your lineup if you need help at corner back. Offenses are throwin at the rookie and Verner is responding with back to back strong games for IDP. This should continue for some time.

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