Week 7 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups
With so many varying leagues of starting depth and roster space for IDP players, it can be a challenge to give you sound advice for our IDP waiver wire pickups. I will have some deeper waiver wire options, but I also have listed some players I’ve talked about in the past, and they may be available in your league at this time.
That is why I have a section below all three standard IDP positions called Get’em first if available. This basically means, you should be targeting these options before the names I discuss on the article.
Jeremy Mincey –
I talked about Mincey last week in our waiver wire pickups, and he continued his strong play against the Steelers, finishing with eight tackles. After a slow start, Mincey is starting to show us the production we saw from him late last year and should be owned in all leagues, as the Jaguars should lose in time of possession most weeks.
Andre Carter (Bye Week) –
Like a few players on our waiver wire, Andre Carter started slow but with an increase in snaps Carter is starting to give the Patriots the edge pass rush they’ve needed in recent years. No, Carter isn’t the player he was back in San Francisco, but he can be a productive option going forward, as the Patriots are likely to play with a lead often.
Get’em first if available –Mathias Kiwanuka (if available at DL), Greg Hardy, Chris Clemons, Michael Johnson, Brian Robison
Darian Stewart –
Coming off a bye week, Darian Stewart continued to start over Craig Dahl at strong safety and put up another productive game in Green Bay. The Rams are doing their best 49ers impersonation from last year, as they were expected to win the division and have fallen flat on their face without a win through five games.
Expect St. Louis’s defense to be on the field in their next two games against the Cowboys and Saints on the road. That means plenty of opportunities for Stewart to continue his DB-3 type numbers over the past few games. Stewart should have no trouble keeping up his six tackles per game as a starter, and his four pass deflection in that time is helpful as well.
Get’em first if available –Thomas DeCoud, Jairus Byrd, Reggie Nelson, Kenny Phillips, Darrelle Revis
A.J. Hawk –
Outside of flipping the bird to his teammates last week, A.J. Hawk put up a great game against the Rams and has clearly started to play like the inside linebacker, we saw a year ago. The Packers defensive unit does a great job of funneling the ball carrier towards their inside linebackers, so they can make plays. While Desmond Bishop will remain as one of the elite IDP linebackers, Hawk should be a productive LB-3 going forward.
Leroy Hill –
With Aaron Curry gone to the Raiders, it’s official that Leroy Hill will be the string-side backer for the Seahawks until the year ends. Hill, David Hawthorne and Kam Chancellor are the three top tackle producers on this squad and should continue to produce that way going forward. As long as Hill continues to play in sub-packages, he’s will remain as one of the few strong-side backers you can trust in your lineup.
Get’em first if available –DeAndre Levy, Daryl Washington,Von Miller, E.J. Henderson,