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2013 Fantasy Football, Week 1: IDP Recommendations

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In less than 24 hours we’ll be kicking off another NFL Season; and better yet another fantasy football season is upon is.  If you play in an IDP league I’ll be taking a look at all the games in week 1 and let you know who has a solid beneficial matchup and for all week 1 rankings there will be a link at the end that you can click on and set your lineups accordingly. As always you can find me on twitter @IDPwithBEE_DSE and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

From kick-off on Thursday, flow thru the games on Sunday and spotlight the 2 Monday Night games here are the IDP’s I’m high on heading into week 1.

  • Elvis Dumervil (LB) Ravens:  Think he’s not motivated to face his former team? He’ll get to Peyton and in big play leagues is a solid LB2
  • Daryl Smith (LB) Ravens:  he’s back and he’s healthy, a tackling machine
  • Terrell Suggs (LB) Ravens:  healthy and ready to dominate the line of scrimmage, having Dumervil opposite and Haloti only helps.
  • Arthur Brown (LB) Ravens:  went back and forth on the rook but he’s explosive, he’ll be around the ball at all times
  • Matt Elam (DB) Ravens:  suspect the rook will get burnt deep once or twice but he’ll be all over the field with opportunity to make plays
  • Derek Wolfe (DL) Broncos:  posted 4 tackles and 1 sack vs BAL last year, expect more of the same
  • Wesley Woodyard (LB) Broncos:  with Von out for the first 6 weeks, Woodyard will be one of the best LB’s to own in IDP, big play ability
  • Duke Ihenacho (DB) Broncos:  starting SS in DEN, strong in the box and vs BAL he’ll rack up tons of tackles, get him on your radar.
  • Chandler Jones (DL) Patriots:  Jones is in for a huge year and he’ll start off his campaign against BUF, Manuel better keep an eye on Chandler.
  • Dont’a Hightower (LB) Patriots:  don’t expect a drop down from the 2nd year LB, he’s worked hard to stay an every down LB. 
  • Devin McCourty (DB) Patriots:  He’ll be hovering over Johnson’s side of field and make plays, has a knack for the ball.
  • Jerod Mayo (LB) Patriots: Stud LB, don’t have to say nothing more.
  • Kiko Alonso (LB) Bills:  Rook about to get his name on the map, an every down LB and should rack up tackles, NEP will run the ball.
  • Jerry Hughes (LB/DL) Bills:  change of scenery helped Hughes, will put pressure on Brady multiple times
  • Aaron Williams (DB) Bills:  beat out Searcy and Byrd nursing an injured foot, Gilmore is out – who else is in the BUF Secondary?  Aaron must show up
  • Cameron Wake (DL) Dolphins:  one of the elite DL’s and you know he’ll get to the QB
  • Dannell Ellerbe (LB) Dolphins:  Ellerbe got paid, now its time for him to showcase his play on the field – I have no doubt he will.
  • Phillip Wheeler (LB) Dolphins:  tackling machine, he’ll flirt with double digit tackles
  • Reshad Jones (DB) Dolphins:  coming into his own, Jones is in for a solid season
  • Brent Grimes (DB) Dolphins:  looked pretty good in pre-season, if he’s anything like his old self we’re looking at a bunch of PD’s and tackles.
  • Jabaal Sheard (LB) Browns:  sack heavy leagues you may want too target Sheard, plays better standing up and can be serviceable.
  • D’Qwell Jackson (LB) Browns:  Horton is going to do wonders with Jackson, could easily wind up with 10+ tackles
  • Craig Robertson (LB) Browns:  flying under the radar, one of my top sleepers in week 1
  • TJ Ward (DB) Browns:  Horton will put Ward in position to make plays
  • Bobby Wagner (LB) Seahawks:  Wagner will be stopping the run game all day long
  • KJ Wright (LB) Seahawks:  move to WLB helps KJ, more opportunity to put up tackle numbers
  • Kam Chancellor (DB) Seahawks:  starts off his rebound year with a solid game
  • Luke Kuechly (LB) Panthers:  elite, enough said.
  • Greg Hardy (DL) Panthers:  as elusive as Wilson is, Hardy can get to him at least once
  • Vontaze Burfict (LB) Bengals:  tackling machine & will be making hits all day
  • Geno Atkins (DL) Bengals:  will put pressure on Cutler, many times. 
  • Shawn Williams (DB) Bengals:  showed in pre-season he’s so much better than Mays, he may not be starting but you cant keep him off the field.
  • Corey Wootton (DL) Bears:  sleeper alert
  • Jon Bostic (LB) Bears:  earned the chance too start but even if he doesn’t he’s going to see the field and make plays
  • Charles Tillman (DB) Bears:  Peanut will be a nightmare for Green if Green can’t hang onto that football.
  • Everson Griffen (DL) Vikings:  successor to Jared Allen, better than Robison and gets to the QB starts off season with a bang!
  • Chad Greenway (LB) Vikings:  nothing here just another 130+ tackle machine
  • Harrison Smith (DB) Vikings:  becoming a DB Stud, DET throwing all day will give Smith opp to make plays on Calvin’s side
  • Nick Fairley (DL) Lions:  breakout season is in store
  • Stephen Tulloch (LB) Lions:  savvy vet, best LB on team – someone has to tackle near the 1st level. 
  • Glover Quin (DB) Lions:  should be in the box containing Peterson as best he can, which mean tackle opportunities.
  • Nick Roach (LB) Raiders:  sleeper alert, top 20 LB potential
  • Tyvon Branch (DB) Raiders:  expecting a better year from Tyvon, starts now
  • Jerrell Freeman (LB) Colts:  if OAK’s offense can stay on field long enough, Freeman has chances to make plays
  • Antoine Bethea (DB) Colts:  tackling machine should find ways to get a handful of tackles
  • Greg Toler (DB) Colts:  bound to create turnovers, sleeper alert
  • Dontari Poe (DL) Chiefs:  should eat up that Jags offensive line
  • Derrick Johnson (LB) Chiefs:  making plays all game long, top 10 LB
  • Justin Houston (LB) Chiefs:  Houston in store for another solid season? Gabbert better be running for his life
  • Jonathan Cyprien (DB) Jaguars:  the rook will probably rack up as much penalties as tackles but the game will come to Cyprien and he’ll be fine
  • Paul Posluszny (LB) Jaguars:  just start him, he’s a borderline LB1
  • LaRoy Reynolds (LB) Jaguars: earns the right to start but that’ll depend on Russell Allen’s health, will eat up tackles if he does start
  • William Moore (DB) Falcons:  you know NOS will be airing it out, opportunity for all ATL DB’s to make plays and put up stats
  • Robert Alford (DB) Falcons:  I can see him picking off Breese, just once.
  • Osi Umenyiora (DL) Falcons:  he wanted out of NYG, he’s a Falcon now show them what you got
  • Sean Weatherspoon (LB) Falcons: ATL needs him, all-around LB
  • Cameron Jordan (DL) Saints:  solid campaign in ’12 and now in ’13 he’ll be even better, he can get to Ryan at least twice as well as contribute in tackles
  • Martez Wilson (LB) Saints:  NOS has no OLB’s, and Wilson is better off an OLB and now gets his chance to prove his worth
  • Kenny Vaccaro (DB) Saints:  rook may not start but hard to keep his playmaking ability off the field, plus he can cover – Roman can’t.
  • Adrian Clayborn (DL) Bucs:  he’s going to have Geno Smith for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Mark Barron (DB) Bucs:  ready to have a solid season
  • Lavonte David (LB) Bucs:  almost a lock for 10 tackles, he’ll be around the ball all game long
  • Demario Davis (LB) Jets:  the Demario era has begun and he’ll be able to have the opportunity to rack up a bunch of tackles early on
  • David Harris (LB) Jets:  falling behind Demario but still a savvy vet
  • Dawan Landry (DB) Jets:  a step slower (looks like) but can still pick up some tackles, be a serviceable DB3
  • Derrick Morgan (DL) Titans:  he’ll put up some tackle numbers, strong DL2
  • Zach Brown (LB) Titans:  Brown will be busy on Sunday
  • Moises Fokou (LB) Titans: sleeper alert
  • Lawrence Timmons (LB) Steelers:  all-around LB, you know you’re starting him
  • Lamaar Woodley (LB) Steelers:  sack heavy leagues should put Woodley on notice, it’s what he does best
  • Morgan Burnett (DB) Packers:  just start him, best player in GBP secondary
  • Brad Jones (LB) Packers:  better for IDP’s than actual play, with run game of SF, Jones should have opportunities to rack up tackles
  • Navorro Bowman (LB) 49ers:  arguably the #1 LB
  • Patrick Willis (LB) 49ers:  unless he’s out you’re not benching Willis even with a cast
  • Aldon Smith (LB) 49ers:  Rodgers will be running hard to stay away from Aldon
  • Justin Smith (DL) 49ers:  a beast in the middle, contributes in tackles
  • Antrel Rolle (DB) Giants:  Brown’s injured and Terrel’s just coming back – prime opportunity for Rolle to make plays
  • Jason Pierre-Paul (DL) Giants:  if he plays you’re starting him unless you have another solid player to start
  • Bruce Carter (LB) Cowboys:  prime for a breakout season in Kiffin’s scheme
  • Sean Lee (LB) Cowboys:  shall be eating Wilson and the Giants run game all day long, should be a lock for 10+ tackles
  • DeMarcus Ware (DL) Cowboys:  sack master will get his, at least once
  • Mychal Kendricks (LB) Eagles:  will be improved and shouldn’t have a problem making plays come Monday
  • DeMeco Ryans (LB) Eagles:  the vet will be around the ball, WAS loves to run the football
  • Cary Williams (DB) Eagles:  can’t cover but he’ll be on Garcon and therefore it’ll lead to tackles
  • Pat Chung (DB) Eagles:  should be able to roam around the field and make plays
  • Brian Orakpo (LB) Redskins:  finally healthy, think he’s not motivated?
  • London Fletcher (LB) Redskins:  you know what they say about old wine
  • Perry Riley (LB) Redskins:  takes another step forward in progressing, strong LB2 option
  • JJ Watt (DL) Texans:  #1 IDP will eat up Rivers and put pressure on him on just about every snap
  • Brian Cushing (LB) Texans:  Texans need him to be healthy, anchor in the middle
  • Brooks Reed (LB) Texans:  blitzing from the outside, who’s going to stop Reed?
  • Kareem Jackson (DB) Texans:  will have the chance to pick-six Rivers
  • Donald Butler (LB) Chargers:  should start off season with a solid game
  • Eric Weddle (DB) Chargers:  Weddle’s just consistent as they come
  • Derek Cox (DB) Chargers:  his job, cover Andre Johnson – his results, putting up numbers for his IDP owners
  • Kendall Reyes (DL) Chargers:  expecting a solid season from Reyes, he can get to Schaub.

Remember, it’s just week one and championships aren’t won just yet.  If by chance your stud IDP craps the bed, don’t worry, you’ll get it back next week.  Be patient with rookies, not all are Kuechlys or Wagners. And most of all, enjoy because there is no better way to win your week when it comes down to IDP’s, especially come Monday Night and you have Donald Butler or Perry Riley left and you need like 10 points to win; nothing beats that.  Good Luck to everyone in week 1, start your studs and stream your DB’s.

Here’s the link to my week 1 IDP rankings. 

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