Whether you’ve lost players to injury, are looking for a bye week fill in, or simply looking to upgrade your IDP’s, the IDP Waiver Wire is here to help you know who to look for in your leagues waiver claims.
DT Geno Atkins – Bengals
Those of you who lost Ndamukong Suh for the next two weeks should put Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, Geno Atkins, at the top of their IDP waiver priority. And even if you aren’t a Suh owner, you should take a long look at Atkins. On the season, he’s the top ranked defensive tackle with a 20.1 PFF rating, while accumulating 7 sacks, 11 quarterback hits, 14 quarterback pressures, 18 solo tackles, and 25 total tackles. This week he goes up against a Pittsburgh Steelers team that has a negative 6.7 PFF rating in pass blocking and has allowed 31 sacks on the year.
DE Jeremy Mincey – Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end, Jeremy Mincey, might not have the flashiest numbers so far, but with a 11.5 PFF rating, 4 sacks, 8 hits, 22 pressures, 25 solo tackles, and 28 total tackles, he’s primed for a breakout game. And that game should come against the San Diego Chargers, a team with a negative 22.8 PFF rating in pass blocking. He makes as a great DL2 with DL1 upside.
LB D.J. Williams – Broncos
Denver Broncos linebacker, D.J. Williams, hasn’t exactly lit up the league after missing the first three games of the season. He only has a negative 7.6 PFF rating on the season, to go along with 44 solo tackles, 53 total tackles, and 3 sacks. But he gets one of the juiciest matchups possible this week, going up against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings currently sport a negative 20.9 pass block rating, so it’s conceivable that Williams will be able to get a sack with Von Miller generating lots of attention. But the bigger issue for the Vikings will be that they will probably be without Adrian Peterson again, meaning lots of easy tackles for Williams with Toby Gerhart running the ball and Christian Ponder running a short range offense.
LB Connor Barwin – Texans
Linebacker, Connor Barwin, had coming out party last week when the Houston Texans took on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Barwin was able to get a whopping 4 sacks, 6 quarterback pressures, 6 solo tackles, and 7 total tackles in the game. This week, Barwin and the Texans are going up against the Atlanta Falcons, who have a solid 8.8 pass block rating, but a terrible negative 29.6 run block rating. This should allow Barwin to generate enough tackles to make him bust-proof if he’s not able to get a sack.
DB Sean Jones – Buccaneers
This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety, Sean Jones, has a fantasy-friendly negative 7.8 PFF grade as a defensive back, and is set to face off against the Carolina Panthers this week. With Cam Newton always looking to throw deep passes, while scampering to create opportunities with his legs, there should be a lot of chances for Jones to make plays. And with Carolina having a negative 28.9 pass block rating, and a negative 4.0 run block rating, there probably won’t be anyone in Jones way.
DB Darian Stewart – Rams
A prototypical thumper, St. Louis Rams safety, Darian Stewart, gets a great matchup against the San Francisco 49ers this week. With the Niners offense running through Frank Gore, and Alex Smith operating in the short and intermediate range, Stewart should be able to rack up tackles, especially with San Francisco having a terrible negative 30.3 pass blocking rating and a negative 18.4 run blocking rating. And Stewart’s negative 4.3 PFF rating should mean that Smith isn’t afraid to target him all game, something that fantasy owners love to hear.