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DFW-IDP Week 6 Rankings

Remember to always check the injury reports before finalizing your rosters. If you have any last minute roster questions feel free to ask @BillLatin.

Defensive Line

1-Khalil Mack OAK vs KC… Most weeks with Watt out he will be Top Dog!

2-Muhammad Wilkerson NJY @ AZ… Cardinals love to pass and this could be a 5 sack week for Jets

3-Carlos Dunlap CIN @ NE… This will be Brady’s first test.  Cleveland was just an exhibition game

4-Jabaal Sheard NE vs CIN… Bengals have given up 17 sacks, tied for second most…

5-Aaron Donald LA @ DET… Lions have given up 14 sacks, tied for third most in the NFL…

6-Fletcher Cox PHI @ WAS… He seems to be the best playmaker on that defense at the moment

7-Jason Pierre-Paul NYG vs BAL… Is having a solid season.  Arrow pointing up!

8-Leonard Williams NYJ @ AZ… It is tough figuring out who will feast on this line All 3 DL1s…

9-Calais Campbell AZ vs NYJ… Has never had a great ceiling, but is having a nice year thus far

10-Cameron Jordon NO vs CAR… Newton’s first game back from injury.  They will be on him

11-Robert Quinn LA @ DET… *Check injury report.  Game time call.  If he plays I am starting him

12-Rob Nincovich NE vs CIN… The rust is off and his snap count will go up

13-Sheldon Richardson NJY @ AZ… As a Cardinals fan I am nervous about this game

14-Devin Taylor DET vs LA… Had a solid outing last week.  I think the floor is decent

15-Michael Bennett SEA vs ATL… Old man river just keeps rolling…

16-Ndamukong Suh MIA vs PIT… Suh, Joseph, and Cox are the three leading DT’s this season

17-Brandon Graham PHI @ WAS… He has been a low end DL1 but ceiling has not been there

18-Demarcus Lawrence DAL @ GB… Cowboys need a pass rush badly and Lawrence is best chance

19-Jurrell Casey TEN vs CLE… This could be a break out game for Casey

20-Geno Atkins CIN @ NE… Has disappointed so far, but should be back this week healthy

21-Stephon Tuitt PIT @ MIA… With Heyward out he should be a solid DL2. Miami O-line stinks!

22-Ezekiel Ansah DET vs LA… First game back could be a trap.  Only start if you lack options

23-Kerry Hyder DET vs LA… If I owned both I would roll with Hyder for floor

24-Olivier Vernon NYG vs BAL… Depending on scoring his is around the DL40.  Tough to start confidently

Others:  Yannick Ngakoue JAC @ CHI; Dante Fowler Jr. JAC @ CHI; Akiem Hicks CHI vs JAC; Cliff Avril SEA vs ATL; Malik Jackson JAC @ CHI; Kyle Williams BUF vs SF; Kawann Short CAR @ NO; Charles Johnson CAR @ NO; Jaye Howard KC @ OAK; Frank Clark SEA vs ATL; Kony Ealy CAR @ NO; Mike Daniels GB vs DAL

Linebacker

1-Alec Ogletree LA @ DET… D-line is dinged up.  Look for Alec to pick up the slack

2- Luke Kuechly CAR @ NO… Tough not to put him in top spot each week.  No brainer always

3-Telvin Smith JAC @ CHI… They will run Howard a ton.  Nice tackle floor this week

4-Jamie Collins NE vs CIN… Collins has been a solid LB2 and underperformed a bit.

5-Vontaze Burfict CIN @ NE… We never know what Belicheck will game plan

6-Zach Brown BUF vs SF… Ride this train while you can

7-Vince Williams PIT @ MIA… Dolphins are a mess.  I love Williams this week

8-Derrick Johnson KC @ OAK… Is the LB8 so far this season.  Great start this week!

9-Paul Posluszny JAC @ CHI… How long can it last?  Flip him if you can

10-Tahir Whitehead DET vs LA… Rolling along right where we thought he would low LB1

11-Jerrell Freeman CHI vs JAC… No clue how this game script will play out

12-Sean Lee DAL @ GB… I feel pretty good having him as my number two LB in lineups

13-Kiko Alonso MIA vs PIT… He is Sean Lee 2.0… Injury prone LB1.  Liking him more each week

14-Bobby Wagner SEA vs ATL… He has been a non factor as LB42… Look for him to roll this week

15-Zach Orr BAL @ NYG… No Mosely this week means Orr gets it all

16-Will Compton WAS vs PHI… Rock solid LB2 this season

17-Mark Barron LA @ DET… Back to form?  We shall see this week

18-D’Qwell Jackson IND @ HOU…  He is an LB2 now

19-Jadaveon Clowney HOU @ IND… Colts have given up most sacks with 20.  Clowney heating up

20-Benardrick McKinney HOU @ IND… Has been a pleasant surprise developing.  He is currently LB11

21-Preston Brown BUF vs SF…  Zach has had more stats, but Preston has been solid

22-Avery Williamson TEN vs CLE… Look for Browns to go run heavy.  Game could be a mess

23-Deone Bucannon AZ vs NYJ… Has come on last couple weeks

24-Danny Trevathan CHI vs JAC… Bears had him fit with a special cast.  Should be good to go!

Others:  Christian Kirksey CLE @ TEN; Cory James OAK vs KC; Malcolm Smith OAK vs KC; Craig Robertson NO vs CAR; Nick Bellore SF @ BUF; KJ Wright SEA vs ATL; Markus Golden AZ vs NYJ; Thomas Davis CAR @ NO; Whitney Mercilus HOU vs IND; Darron Lee NYJ @ AZ; Jordan Hicks PHI @ WAS; Lorenzo Alexander BUF vs SF.

Defensive Back 

1-Tony Jefferson AZ vs NYJ… He has been stellar!

2-Keanu Neal ATL @ SEA… One of their best play makers already

3-Landon Collins NYG vs BAL… How will Ravens offense click? Could disappoint with Collins

4-Reshad Jones MIA vs PIT… IF he is healthy you can start him.  Game time decision

5-Karl Joseph OAK vs KC… He is already an every week starter for me

6-Jonathan Cyprien JAC @ CHI… It would not surprise me to see him perform the best this week at DB

7-Morgan Burnett GB vs DAL… Micah Hyde has stolen some thunder.  Still not 100%

8-Antoine Bethea SF @ BUF… One of the only Niners you can count on

9-Clayton Geathers IND @ HOU… Is he that good or everyone around him not good?  Who cares…

10-Barry Church DAL @ GB… The number 14 CB/S this year.  Rock solid weekly production

11-HaHa Clinton-Dix GB vs DAL… Has developed into an elite safety

12-TJ McDonald LA @ DET… Solid option as a high end DB2

13-Rodney McCloud PHI @ WAS…  Eagles D is a great team D! Skins’ toss the ball a ton

14-Baushaud Breeland WAS vs PHI… Awesome CB required option

15-Eric Weddle BAL @ NYG… I am not a believer, but I will give him one more shot in the top 24

16-Kenny Vacarro NO vs CAR… Coming off bye week it’s now or never Kenny

17-Reggie Nelson OAK vs KC… I believe Chiefs will throw quite a bit with Raiders pass D so bad

18-Tyrann Mathieu AZ vs NYJ… They want to get him going so bad

19-Adam Jones CIN @ NE… Should have a nice floor vs Brady

20-Duke Ihenacho WAS vs PHI… Always liked Duke.  Injuries/situations have kept him down.

21-Vonn Bell NO vs CAR… He has sneaky upside.  Arrow way up for me

22-Marcus Peters KC vs OAK… I have learned to put my CB bias aside.  Peters is very good!

23-Kam Chancellor SEA vs ATL… Kam should be busy all day

24-Mike Adams IND @ HOU… I am not sure what Texans are doing half the time

Others: Kurt Coleman CAR @ NO; Corey Graham BUF vs SF; Eric Berry KC @ OAK; DJ Swearinger AZ vs NYJ; Jordan Poyer CLE @ TEN; Derrick Kindred CLE @ TEN; David Amerson OAK vs KC; Shawn Williams CIN @ NE; Jacoby Glenn CHI vs JAC; Jason McCourtey TEN vs CLE; Earl Thomas SEA vs ATL; Ricardo Allen SEA @ ATL

 

Be sure to check the injury reports to make sure all your guys are a go! Any last minute lineup questions tweet @BillLatin