Week 2 – IDP Waiver Wire Pickups
The first week of the IDP fantasy football season is in the books, and we already have a few elite players done for the year as Jon Beason and Eric Berry won’t be around to help. We have a solid group of waiver wire pickups for you to keep an eye on or pickup if you need help right away.
Pat Angerer –
Many fantasy owners were jumping on Pat Angerer as a late round stash this summer, and his stock has only climbed in recent weeks. With Peyton Manning gone, and middle linebacker Gary Brackett injured week one, Angerer is a must start after his thirteen tackles (nine solos) against the Texans. If you can still find Angerer on your waiver wire pickup him up as he should perform like a LB-2 going forward.
Sean Lee –
It’s all a matter of opportunity for Sean Lee as he has the skills to be a weekly starter in IDP leagues. Starting week one, Lee exploded for 12 tackles (ten solos) and a sack against the Jets. It’s time to believe in Lee, and he is likely to hold off veterans like Keith Brooking for playing time.
Dan Connor –
With Jon Beason gone for the year Dan Connor will be the starting middle linebacker for the Panthers going forward. Connor can be a productive player, but he’s at best a LB-3 most weeks, and certainty doesn’t come close in talent to Beason. While Connor is worth a pickup, I figure James Anderson should benefit most from Beason begin gone, even though he didn’t have a great game against the Cardinals.
Chris Canty -
With some many injuries in New York, Chris Canty is getting playing time and is at least worth a pickup for depth if you have a Giants linemen. Canty can be productive when given decent playing time, and he’s worth holding in deep leagues.
Patrick Peterson (Corner)-
Probably not around in your league, but you need to check if he’s still around. Peterson was getting much love as an IDP sleeper this summer, and he has a chance to be a top ten corner back in IDP leagues.
Kam Chancellor (Strong Safety)-
I was talking this kid up in the summer, as he was likely to win a job opposite Earl Thomas as the Seahawks strong safety. This position has been a good one in Seattles defense for a few years, and Chancellor is a nice pickup.He should get plenty of work as the Seahawks offense will be keeping the defense on the field.
Ladarius Webb (Corner) -
I’m not completely sold on Ladarius Webb but someone is going to be productive at corner for the Ravens. Webb nailed down 11 tackles (nine solo) and half a sack in the teams opener against the Steelers. Keep Webb on your depth chart for now.
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