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Trent Cole vs Giants

Linemen come and linemen go but one of the more consistent top producers in IDP fantasy football has been Trent Cole of the Eagles. I had to laugh when Cris Collinsworth kept questioning on TV, asking how long would the Falcons let one guy beat them, and that player was Cole.

In reality, with the Eagles adding linemen like Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin, it’s hard to focus on one great player like Cole and chip him with a running back because you have a few guys that can hurt you. Some weeks the offense will give more attention to Cole, but either way, he seems to get the job done, and will finish as a DL-1 performer by years end, once again.

Justin Smith @ Bengals -

It a return home game for Justin Smith as he head back to Cincinnati and play against his old team. Smith looked dominant week one against the Seahawks with two sacks and I expect him to have a shot at multiple sacks again. The Bengals are suspect on the front line, and Smith’s hard nosed determination should allow him to make some plays on rookie quarterback Andy Dalton.

Greg Hardy vs Jaguars -

Solid week one and bad week two, that is the life of a linemen that fails to put up consistent tackle numbers, but Hardy should be good for a sack this week against the Jaguars. It appears that coach Jack Del Rio is going to stick with McCowen but I have to figure he will pull him again and go with the rookie. The Panthers should win this game as Cam Newton will get them to a lead early, and then Hardy and Charles Johnson can play the style of game, every edge rusher loves and that is meet you at the quarterback.

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Last Updated Sep. 23rd

1 Terrell Suggs @ Rams
2 Justin Tuck @ Eagles
3 Trent Cole Giants
4 Jared Allen Lions
5 Charles Johnson Jaguars
6 Jason Babin Giants
7 Jason Pierre-Paul @ Eagles
8 Justin Smith @ Bengals
9 Mario Williams @ Saints
10 Julius Peppers Packers
11 Kyle Vanden Bosch @ Vikings
12 Ndamukong Suh @ Vikings
13 Haloti Ngata @ Rams
14 Michael Johnson 49ers
15 Matt Shaughnessy Jets
16 Chris Long Ravens
17 Darnell Dockett @ Seahawks
18 Calais Campbell @ Seahawks
19 James Hall Ravens
20 Greg Hardy Jaguars
21 John Abraham @ Buccaneers
22 Chris Clemons Cardinals
23 Cullen Jenkins Giants
24 Kyle Williams Patriots
25 James Hall Ravens
26 Robert Mathis Steelers
27 Matt Roth @ Panthers
28 Dave Ball Broncos
29 Jabaal Sheard Dolphins
30 J.J. Watt @ Saints
31 B.J. Raji @ Bears
32 Israel Idonije Packers

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