Aug 9, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) on the field as they take on the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
It's time to discuss some IDP for Week 2. We go over some guys that gained value and rank all the players.
Welcome back, I.D. People. Week 1 had a ton of breakouts and let's take a quick second to go over the guys that weren't drafted in most leagues.
Chandler Jones- Of course I'm going to start with a guy I've been pimpin' all summer. Jones got 89 percent of the snaps and he's a very good bet to be a DL1. He is going to go off this week against Arizona.
Cameron Jordan- Jordan busted out in a big way with 11 tackles. The Skins ran it a ton of times, so this was a product of the great matchup. That said, he was on the field a ton and he should be a serviceable DL2 with the upside to be a DL1.
Stephen Nichols- The Falcons didn't line up in their base defense much, so Nichols was in the middle of the action on numerous snaps. He racked up 12 tackles in a friendly matchup. He probably won't get that many again, but the snaps look like they'll be there. He should be a low-end LB3 on the year.
A.J. Hawk- Hawk as a busy man and had more tackles than anyone on Sunday with his 14. Yes, he was handed a prettier matchup than Brady Quinn's sister, but he should be able to flirt with LB2 value. We'll know more tonight against the Bears.
Wesley Woodyard- Woody has gone off before with D.J. Williams out of the lineup in previous years and he did just that with 14 tackles and a sack. He gets a ton of snaps and Denver's front four allows a lot of backs to get to the second level. He will likely have a quiet week in a bad matchup here, so I wouldn't pick him up this week (if he's still available).
Based on some of my Twitter mentions (@MikeSGallagher), a lot of you guys are playing in some shallow leagues. If you're not sure to pick up, send me a tweet with your format and who you're considering and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Here we go: