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).
T.J. Ward- Another guy that I'm a fan of started off hot with eight tackles and 1.5 sacks. The ineptitude of the Browns O will keep their D on the field quite a bit. Ward has huge upside.
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:
|Linebacker||Defensive Back||Defensive Lineman|
|1||James Laurinaitis||Eric Berry||Jason Pierre-Paul|
|2||Derrick Johnson||George Wilson||Jared Allen|
|3||Sean Lee||Kam Chancellor||Mario Williams|
|4||Stephen Tulloch||Tyvon Branch||Chandler Jones|
|5||D'Qwell Jackson||Bernard Pollard||Cameron Wake|
|6||Daryl Washington||Mark Barron||Trent Cole|
|7||Donald Butler||Roman Harper||Justin Tuck|
|8||Karlos Dansby||Antoine Bethea||Chris Clemons|
|9||Patrick Willis||Morgan Burnett||Kamerion Wimbley|
|10||Navorro Bowman||Jason McCourty||Cliff Avril|
|11||Jerod Mayo||Charles Tillman||Julius Peppers|
|12||Paul Posluzny||Eric Weddle||Chris Long|
|13||London Fletcher||Jairus Byrd||J.J. Watt|
|14||Chad Greenway||Pat Chung||Charles Johnson|
|15||Curtis Lofton||T.J. Ward||Calais Campbell|
|16||D.J. Smith||Dawan Landry||Jabaal Sheard|
|17||Ray Lewis||Antrel Rolle||Jason Babin|
|18||DeMeco Ryans||Quintin Mikell||Robert Quinn|
|19||Sean Weatherspoon||LaRon Landry||Haloti Ngata|
|20||A.J. Hawk||Alterraun Verner||Adrian Clayborn|
|21||DeMarcus Ware||DeAngelo Hall||Matt Shaugnessy|
|22||Rolando McClain||Yeremiah Bell||Cameron Jordan|
|23||Perry Riley||Lardarius Webb||Brian Robison|
|24||Brian Cushing||Charles Godfrey||Osi Umenyiora|
|25||Jerrell Freeman||Troy Polamalu||Justin Smith|
|26||Stephen Nichols||Antoine Winfield||Ndamukong Suh|
|27||Wesley Woodyard||Devin McCourty||Marcell Dareus|
|28||Kelvin Sheppard||Tim Jennings||Robert Quinn|
|29||David Harris||Dashon Goldson||John Abraham|
|30||Nick Barnett||William Moore||Jeremy Mincey|