Week 14 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups
Da’Quan Bowers –
From the first snap of the game, you could see that Da’Quan Bowers was ready to play some football (unlike many on his team) against the Panthers as he covered Greg Olsen at the line and deflected a pass right off the bat. From that point, Bowers went on to total eight tackles on the day (seven solos) and a sack and a half against Cam Newton.
This was Bowers first career sack and while Bowers still has some work ahead of him, for one day we saw the talent that had many believe this former Clemson product could be a top ten draft selection, before the news about his knee problem became a glaring issue. Bowers is starting and likely to hold down the job to finish the season, and this week he has a great matchup against Blane Gabbert and the Jaguars offensive line. Look for Bowers to have another productive game, and he should be good for another sack on the rookie quarterback.
Israel Idonije –
After a strong performance against a run heavy Chiefs’ offense, Israel Idonije will face an even more aggressive offense on the ground in the Denver Broncos this week. Idonije should be a respectable DL-3 play this week, so if you’re in need of help, he should give you some respectable numbers.
Amari Spievey –
With consistent work as a starter, Amari Spievey has been solid over the past month as he’s doing a good job of cleaning up plays in the secondary. Last week Spievey had ten total tackles against the Saints and while we shouldn’t expect those numbers this week, he can help you as a DB-3 option.
Alterraun Verner –
Last week Jason McCourty went down with a concussion, and Alterraun Verner picked up the slack in his absence. Only three tackles on the day, but Verner has proven to be a must start defensive back in the past, when he’s given a chance to start, so if McCourty is out, look to Verner as a gift on the waiver wire, and an instant DB-2 play weekly.
Larry Grant –
After Patrick Willis left with a hamstring injury veteran Larry Grant filled in and looked good against the Rams, as he totaled six tackles and an impressive sack, as he looked quick as he shot the gap and sacked A.J. Feeley. The 49ers inside linebacker positions have been friendly for IDP over the years, so Grant has some value as a possible LB-3 replacement for Willis, during the playoffs.
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