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Week 9 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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Defensive Backs

Marcus Gilchrist

It’s all about Chargers rookie corner back Marcus Gilchrist this week as a must have pickup off the waiver wire. Gilchrist has excelled in his opportunities to start this year, and with Quentin Jammer on the other side of the field, opposing quarterbacks like Aaron Rogers this week, will look to exploit the rookie.

Gilchrist will make his mistakes, but he’s a corner that can make plays, and his pass deflection total have been solid in short work. Look to Gilchrist as a solid DB-2 play and a top ten corner back play weekly, as long as he keeps the starting job.

Get’em first if available – Brandon Flowers, Jairus Byrd

Defensive Linemen

Marcell Dareus

Likely gone a long time ago in many leagues, Marcell Dareus has been fair this year, and has found our defensive linemen weekly rankings a few times before last week. Then the Bills decided to give Dareus some time on the inside as a defensive tackle, and he erupted for two and a half sacks and four total tackles.

Dareus has DL-2 potential for IDP leagues, and it would be wise to hold him at least on your bench if you can get him on the waiver wire. If the Bills continue to move him around (likely will), he should have some strong games down the stretch.

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


Brandon Spikes

Not much on the linebacker front this week, but it’s hard to ignore Brandon Spikes production against the Steelers as he logged ten solo tackles. In what is shaping up to be an one year great, one year injured type of career for Jerod Mayo, it’s time to view him as nothing more than a depth hold.

In one of my deeper IDP leagues, I was surprised to find Mayo on the waiver wire a few weeks back, and I’ve stashed him since that time. While I believe Mayo will be at least a solid LB-2 down the stretch, IDP owners should look to Spikes as a bye week fill in this week, as Mayo is seeing a limited amount of snaps.

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

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