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Week 8 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.

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Karlos Dansby –

A one-time LB-1 type linebacker for IDP leagues, Karlos Dansby has struggled with this new team overall, but has picked it up of late. The Dolphins defense is going to be on the field early and often most weeks, so Dansby will have extra opportunities to rack up tackles. Don’t look to Dansby as a big-play type linebacker, but in tackle heavy leagues, he could be a consistent LB-2 through the second half.

Derrick Johnson –

The veteran IDP stud from a year ago struggled early in the season but came along before the bye week. As I talked about earlier in the year, it seems that Johnson plays well for IDP purposes when the Chiefs are playing well, and consider this team back in the hunt for now as they’ve won their last three games.

Johnson was dominant against the Raiders with 13 tackles, and was found all over the field as the Raiders were throwing through most of the second half. Look for Johnson to keep things going, and if he’s still around on your waiver wire, because owners were disappointed in him early.

Donald Butler –

I’m not a fan of Donald Butler long term, but he’s finding success, even though he continues to miss out on opportunities in sub packages. Nevertheless, consider Butler a worthy bye week fill in as he’s proven to play at a consistent productive level in recent weeks.

Get’em first if available –Von Miller, DeAndre Levy, Leroy Hill, Daryl Washington

Defensive Backs

T.J. Ward –

Another top-end IDP selection this year that was cut by many after a slow start, T.J. Ward is starting to pick up it up in recent weeks. Ward has a solid game against the Seahawks, and he should see some activity against a 49ers team that should force him down in the box more often, with a physical running game.

Get’em first if available – Brandon Flowers, Quintin Mikell, Jairus Byrd, Kenny Phillips,

Defensive Linemen

Andre Carter –

I mentioned Andre Carter in last weeks’ waiver wire, but he was heading into a bye week, so he may very well be on your waiver wire this week. The Steelers offense has been playing well of late but Ben Roethlisberger can be had, and Carter is the top man to sack him in New England after a two sack performance against the Cowboys. The Patriots are playing more of a 4-3 scheme as was talked about this summer, but they may play more of a 3-4 scheme if Jerod Mayo is a go this week.

Still, consider Carter a nice bye week fill in as the Patriots will be in this contest from start to finish and opportunities will be there for big plays.

Get’em first if available –Chris Clemons, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Johnson, Jeremy Mincey,

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