Let's get down to business and talk about which players are making headlines:
Man, it was a tough week for linebackers. Ray Lewis and D.J. Smith are going to miss the season with a torn tricep muscle and an ACL tear, respectively.
Jameel McClain is probably going to get most of the snaps and should be the Mike on most of the rushing attempts. He's got upside and teams are likely going to be able to move the ball on the ground against the Ravens. He has a fantastic matchup, so it might not be a bad idea. Although, Dannell Ellerbe might usurp the Mike role since McClain really isn't that talented.
Brad Jones should take over D.J. Smith's spot up the middle, but owners might not want to start him this week (he's not ranked below).
My boy Bobby Wagner is finally starting to make me look good. He was my cover boy in the IDP Rankings during the preseason and he had 14 tackles on Sunday. He should be owned in all leagues.
The Jets had a big week up front with Muhammed Wilkerson getting seven tackles and a sack. Rookie Quinton Coples four tackles and 1 1/2 sacks. I'd suggest just keeping them on the watch list for now. They do have some good matchups coming though.
Here are the rankings for Week 7. By the way, it's strange that 10 of out the top 11 DLs this week have their first name starting with J or C. Oh well.
You can ask me on Twitter (@MikeSGallagher) about your format since no two IDP leagues are exactly alike.
|Linebackers||Defensive Backs||Defensive Linemen|
|1||Daryl Washington||Kam Chancellor||Jason Pierre-Paul|
|2||James Laurinaitis||Tyvon Branch||Jared Allen|
|3||NaVarro Bowman||Mark Barron||Julius Peppers|
|4||Patrick Willis||LaRon Landry||J.J. Watt|
|5||Curtis Lofton||Bernard Pollard||Chris Long|
|6||Colin McCarthy||Roman Harper||Chandler Jones|
|7||D'Qwell Jackson||George Wilson||Chris Clemons|
|8||Sean Lee||Yeremiah Bell||Jabaal Sheard|
|9||Jerod Mayo||Jordan Babineaux||Kamerion Wimbley|
|10||Bobby Wagner||Morgan Burnett||Calais Campbell|
|11||London Fletcher||Charles Woodson||Cameron Jordan|
|12||Paul Posluszny||Antoine Bethea||Mario Williams|
|13||Chad Greenway||Charles Tillman||Robert Quinn|
|14||A.J. Hawk||Cortland Finnegan||Matt Shaughnessy|
|15||Jameel McClain||T.J. Ward||Will Smith|
|16||Perry Riley||Ryan Clark||Derrick Morgan|
|17||Akeem Ayers||Earl Thomas||Cliff Avril|
|18||Mason Foster||Dawan Landry||Justin Tuck|
|19||Stephen Tulloch||DeAngelo Hall||Charles Johnson|
|20||Jerrell Freeman||Pat Chung||Michael Johnson|
|21||Luke Kuechly||Malcom Jenkins||Lamarr Houston|
|22||Lavonte David||Dashon Goldson||Brian Robison|
|23||David Harris||Charles Godfrey||Haloti Ngata|
|24||Lawrence Timmons||Jairus Byrd||Ndamukong Suh|
|25||Demarcus Ware||Antrel Rolle||Osi Umenyiora|
|26||Brian Urlacher||Patrick Peterson||Justin Smith|
|27||Vontaze Burfict||Antoine Winfield||Greg Hardy|
|28||Clay Matthews||Michael Griffin||Geno Atkins|
|29||Nick Barnett||Reggie Nelson||Jeremy Mincey|
|30||Kelvin Sheppard||Kyle Wilson||Bruce Irvin|