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Linebacker

Kamerion Wimbley @ Vikings –

Coming off a solid performance against the Broncos, Kamerion Wimbley had a massive game against the Chargers on Thursday night, with four sacks and seven solo tackles. This was Wimbley second consecutive week with at least six solo tackles, and he has another solid matchup on deck, against rookie quarterback Christian Ponder this week.

A big-play league special, Wimbley is still playing at a level that makes him worth considering for the final bye week as a LB-3 play in tackle heavy leagues.

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Defensive Backs

Kurt Coleman @ Giants -

What a crazy year it’s been in Philadelphia as the Eagles continue their search for consistent production at the linebacker and safety positions. Kurt Coleman has had his ups and downs, as we watched him land three interceptions against the Redskins a few weeks back, then did nothing until this past week against the Cardinals, when he put up eleven tackles (eight solo) in all.

The Eagles defense will be on the field a decent amount this week as the Giants are playing well on offense despite a tough loss to the 49ers in San Francisco. Coleman is worth a shot in the final bye week, so take a look at him if you need help.

Reed Doughty -

Every player needs to find the field before they can be a worthy option in IDP leagues obviously. Reed Doughty is clearly a backup in Washington, that is until starters like O.J. Atogwe or LaRon Landry miss time, as has been the case for both this year. Doughty isn’t a big-play maker, but he will rack up a respectable amount of tackles, and he’s done so in recent weeks (20 tackles in the past two weeks) since filling in at free safety for Atogwe. Keep an eye on Atogwe’s status this week in practice, but Doughty should get the nod again in a nice matchup against the Cowboys.

Jaiquawn Jarrett –

Another Eagles safety but this time rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett will be starting in his first game as a free safety. Jarrett drew comparisons by Coach Andy Ried to his former great safety Brian Dawkins, because of the youngsters’ ability to play tough and hit hard. Jarrett should be owned in most leagues, if only to see how he performs, because his upside could be a DB-2 going forward.

Defensive Linemen

Robert Gathers –

The Bengals continue to run a rotation of defensive ends but Robert Gathers is just playing too well to be ignored. In a big division game, the Bengals decided to allow their front linemen to do the rushing, and they found success against Ben Roethlisberger. This should continue to be the case for Cincinnati as their front line has been solid all year, and a matchup against Joe Flacco should be a good one this week.

Albert Haynesworth (DT position) –

I know, it’s only one week, and this guy hasn’t been trust-worthy for IDP since his days in Tennessee, but as many have pointed out over the past week, landing in Tampa Bay is a good fit for Albert Haynesworth. Finally, Haynesworth will be in a full time 4-3 scheme that allows him to be at his best.

If you’re in a league that requires to start a defensive tackle position, Haynesworth is at least a nice hold on your depth chart, and should be a decent play this week against the Packers.

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