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IDP Top Plays - Week 6
Brent Clement
October 13, 2006


Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Keith Bullock TEN WAS Bullock continues to have monster game, after monster game.
2 Bart Scott BAL CAR Scott had a down game for him this season, but is still outscoring Ray Lewis.
3 Zach Thomas MIA NYJ With the exception of week 2, Thomas has put up superb numbers every week.
4 Ray Lewis BAL CAR Both Raven stud LBs had a average week, but things swing the other way in week 6.
5 Jonathon Vilma NYJ MIA Is this the start of a slip for Vilma? I wouldn't bet on it. 
6 London Fletcher BUF DET This match up looks very appealing for Fletcher owners.
7 Will Witherspoon STL SEA Another stud who struggled last week, but you wouldn't sit him this week vs Seattle.
8 Angelo Crowell BUF DET Crowell is scoring less than 1 pt less a week than Fletcher. Not bad for the #2 LB on his team.
9 Ernie Sims DET BUF Sims is on pace to be the defensive rookie of the year. And is a strong start again this week.
10 DeMeco Ryan HOU DAL Fantasy owners are ready to get Ryans back in their lineup, after last weeks Bye.
11 Brian Urlacher CHI ARZ The Bears are not getting as many snaps on defense, as a year ago.
12 James Farrior PIT KCC Farrior is averaging 6 solo tackles and 1 assist per game.
13 Lance Briggs CHI ARZ As stated above, the Bears defensive success, limits the Bears opportunities.
14 Antonio Pierce NYG ATL Pierce still doesn't look 100%, though a 90% Pierce, is better than most LBs.
15 Jeremiah Trotter PHI NOS Trotter will be in for a long day, with Deuce and Bush running wild.
16 Derrick Brooks TBB CIN Brooks had an unusually quiet game in week 6, but that trend wont continue.
17 Eric Barton NYJ MIA Barton is quietly putting up top 15 stats to date.  If he's healthy, this will continue
18 Gerald Hayes ARZ CHI Hayes is making the most of his starting position in the middle of the Cardinal defense.
19 David Thornton TEN WAS Thornton is on pace to have his best season to date, and is playing at a probowl level.
20 Kirk Morrison OAK  DEN Morrison should have a huge day, vs the Bronco's rushing attack.
21 Lemar Marshall WAS TEN Marshall will  get plenty of opportunities, if the Titans can muster a running game.
22 Thomas Davis CAR BAL Davis is the top scoring Carolina LB.  That's what happens with Dan Morgan out.
23 Derrick Johnson KCC PIT Johnson is just learning the Herm Edwards defense, and is still scoring like this.
24 Adalius Thomas BAL CAR Thomas is often overshadowed by the other stud LBs on the team, but even he is top 20.
25 Keith Brooking ATL NYG This may be Brookings last start at MLB, with Hartwell getting healthy.

Defensive Linemen

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Julius Peppers CAR BAL Best of the Best, and is putting up stats equal to a top 10 LB.
2 Jared Allen KCC PIT Allen is back to his pre arrest numbers. Feel free to start him again.
3 Trent Cole PHI NOS Cole is a beast with a relentless motor. He looks like an undersized Grant Wistrom in his day.
4 Justin Smith CIN TBB Smith has had such a furious start, he is still in the top 10, even after his bye.
5 Michael Strahan NYG ATL Strahan is back to his normal dominant self, and this week Michael Vick better be ready.
6 Osi Umenyiora NYG ATL Osi finally got his second sack of the season. Look for better days ahead.
7 Leonard Little STL SEA Little will find a way to get into that Seahawks backfield, and cause havoc.
8 Kyle Vanden Bosch TEN WAS Vanden Bosch started out on a tear, but has come back down to earth as of late.
9 Terrell Suggs BAL CAR Suggs is questionable again, but played well last week under the same circumstances.
10 Jason Taylor MIA NYJ Taylor's days as a top 5 DL look to be gone, but he can still have the occasional huge game. 
11 Charles Grant NOS PHI Grant has turned it on as of late, for fantasy owners. But this will be a tough test vs McNabb.
12 John Abraham NYJ MIA Abraham returns after a 4 week absence. He will be rusty and fatigued late.
13 Derrick Burgess OAK DEN Burgess subscribes to the every other week theory.  This would be his up week..
14 Kelly Gregg BAL CAR Gregg will see a lot of action right up the gut vs the Carolina rushing attack.
15 Vonnie Holliday MIA NYJ Holliday is another player you want to write off, but continues to put up nice numbers each week.
16 Adewale Ogunleye CHI ARZ This Bears defense is going to feast on the Cardinals brutal O-line, and Leinart is in for a long day.
17 Will Smith NOS PHI Smith has been very quiet,  since taking over as a starter this season. 
18 Tamba Hali KCC PIT It doesn't hurt to play opposite of Jared Allen. But Hali has talent to as well.
19 James Hall DET BUF The tackles are there for Hall, and its only a matter of time before the sacks follow.
20 Bryan Thomas NYJ MIA Thomas has been very good, even before last weeks 8 tackle performance.
21 Mike Patterson PHI NOS Patterson has been consistently good, but this week he could be great vs the Saints.
22 Bryan Young NOS PHI Every time you want to look past Young, there he is, having another nice scoring day.
23 Alex Brown CHI ARZ Now that the NFL has film on Leinart, look for this defense to exploit him.
24 Shaun Rogers DET BUF Rogers should continue last weeks success, this week against the Bill's
25 Darren Howard PHI NOS Howard had 6 solo tackles and 1 sack before last week, he had 4 solo and 2 sacks vs Dallas.

Defensive Backs

Rank Player  Team      vs     Comments
1 Chris Hope TEN WAS Hope should continue his dominance at the DB position.
2 Ronde Barber TBB CIN Barber is past his teams bye week, and still the 3rd best scoring Db in most leagues.
3 Adrian Wilson ARZ CHI Wilson is not as productive as years past, but is still a top 10 DB in most scoring
4 Dunta Robinson HOU DAL Dunta will have his hands full with either Terry Glenn or TO. Expect a strong scoring day.
5 Gibril Wilson NYG ATL Wilson had a disappointing day a week ago, but should be a lock for a huge game this week.
6 Kerry Rhodes NYJ MIA Rhodes started on fire, but has cooled the last 2 weeks
7 Michael Lewis PHI NOS Lewis has been a stud, but last weeks 1 tackle was eye opening. 
8 Ike Taylor PIT KCC Taylor should come close to last weeks 8 tackle game, again this week.
9 Jermaine Phillips TBB CIN Phillips is another surprising top 10 DB, and that with his team already having its bye week.
10 Troy Polamalu PIT KCC Poly has been hot or miss thus far, but this week looks to be promising.
11 Glenn Earl HOU DAL Earl is quietly putting up 6 solo tackles and 1 assist a week.
12 Roy Williams DAL HOU Williams once again was burned deep in coverage, and this could affect his play this week.
13 Brian Dawkins PHI NOS Dawkins will be a strong play this week, vs the upstart Saints.
14 Donte Whitner BUF DET Whitner is getting more comfortable every week, and is on his was to stardom.
15 Stuart Schweigert OAK DEN Stuart should have another stellar performance vs the Broncos offensive attack.
16 Adam Archuleta WAS TEN Archuleta is another that started strong, and started to fade, before week 6's rebound.
17 Oshiomogho Atogwe STL SEA Atogwe continues to be a steady player for those looking for a solid #2 or #3 DB.
18 Darrent Williams DEN OAK Playing opposite of Champ Baily gets you picked on a bit. Which is not a bad thing for fantasy.
19 Chris Gamble CAR BAL Gamble is averaging 5 solo tackles and 1 pass defense per game.
20 Josh Bullocks NOS PHI Bullocks will see increased stats, with the loss of standout rookie S Roman Harper.
21 Madieu Williams CIN TBB Williams is due for a big game, and this week looks to be the match up for him to have one.
22 Carlos Rogers WAS TEN Rogers is very active in run support, which helps his value as a cornerback.
23 Antrel Rolle ARZ CHI Rolle looks to continue to put up strong numbers vs the Bears ball control offense.
24 Walt Harris SF SDC Harris started the season on fire, but has cooled off until last week.
25 Ryan Clark PIT KCC Clark has made a home for himself in the Steeler secondary, after falling out of favor in Green Bay.