Welcome to another edition of The Huddle’s IDP Sleeper Report. The following IDPs were found on either a 12 or 16 IDP league’s waiver wire. Good luck this season and feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to suggest a player or discuss my picks.
Desmond Bishop (GBP): If he’s on your league’s waiver wire, go get him right now. He’ll not only perform well this week, but could be a significant fantasy force for the rest of the season. Nick Barnett is likely out for the season and there are a host of other dents and dings in the Packer LB corps. Bishop can make tackles when given the chance.
Gary Guyton (NEP): He may be gone in dynasty formats, but in larger redraft leagues, he’s worth a look this week as the Pats face the Ravens. He’s had a couple of good games this season, and a couple of stinkers. If the trend continues, he’s due. Good matchup also.
Jason Hunter (DEN): With Jarvis Moss hurt, Hunter is now the only playmaker the Bronco D has on the outside. He had a solid outing last week against the Ravens and could have similar success this week against the Jets.
Other to Consider: Julian Peterson (DET)
Kendall Langford (DE – MIA): Coming off bye, the Miami defense will be chompin’ at the bit, especially if Aaron Rodgers does not play. Langford has a pair of sacks on the season and could add to that total, especially if Matt Flynn is at QB.
Raheem Brock (DE – SEA): We like the matchup against Jay Cutler and the Bears. Brock has a couple of sacks already this season and came up with 4 solos last weekend. He won’t wow you with 10+ fantasy points, but 9-10 isn’t out of the question. If you’re beset by injuries and bye weeks, Brock could be worth a shot in larger leagues.
Other to Consider: Trevor Scott (DE - OAK)
Michael Huff (S – OAK): The Niners are struggling. They absolutely have to win this game. They will be throwing the football. Nnamdi Asomugha will smother Michael Crabtree. That leaves Vernon Davis as the best receiving option for Alex Smith. Enter Michael Huff, who does struggle in pass coverage but he’s been on a solo tackle tear and could be incredibly active this week.
Cody Grimm (S – TBB): Sean Jones has a strained back and Grimm could fill in this week against a high-powered offense that will require plenty of downfield tackling.
Aqib Talib (CB – TBB): We like Grimm if Jones is out, and we like Talib no matter what. The Saints are going to throw on the Bucs with great success and Talib will be tested all day.
Other to Consider: Gerald Alexander (S – JAC)
WEEK 5 RESULTS
Kevin Burnett (SDC): Burnett had a solid outing with 5 solos, and a pair of sacks. There’s definitely some value to be had in that there Bolt LB crew.
Stephen Nicholas (ATL): Not a bad all-around effort with a pick and 4 solos. As long as Weatherspoon is dinged, Nicholas has value.
Clark Haggans (ARI): Would have liked to see more than 2 solos, but the sack and forced fumble looked nice.
Bryan Thomas (NYJ): 3 assists simply isn’t fantasy worthy.
James Hall (DE – STL): The sack streak was snapped and he only managed a couple of tackles. He’s got a few nice matchups in the next few weeks so don’t sleep on him too much.
Antonio Smith (DE – HOU): Gah, see what I mean? Frustrating.
Chris Canty (DT - NYG): Sometimes fliers lay flat. Canty can put up tackle stats from the interior but only came up with 2 for us last week.
Chris Crocker (S – CIN): Another solid call here; the vet posted 25 fantasy points behind 9 solos and a pair of sacks. He’s worth a full-time gig in deeper leagues.
Sherrod Martin (S – CAR): Solid all-around effort, but DB is super-deep so his 4 solos and 10 fantasy points are kind of blah.
Alterraun Verner (CB – TEN): Sometimes you just find a gem in the scrap heap. Another good game for the ex-Bruin. Got his first pick, 7 solos and a couple of assists. A nice option in leagues that start CB.
Drayton Florence (CB – BUF): Might be time to consider him scrap.