2012 IDP Fantasy Football Week 7: Defensive Linemen (DL) Rankings

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIOctober 18, 2012

Sept. 16, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey (94) tries to fire up the crowd in the first quarter of their game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Both Jeremy Mincey and Matt Shaughnessy have terrific matchups as the Jaguars and Raiders face off in Oakland this week. Both have had their ups and downs in their careers, but we should put them in the lineup this week.

When playing, Shaughnessy has proven to be a DL1 option, and we should expect that production going forward.

Mincey, on the other hand, had a disappointing day against the Bears, but the Jaguars fell behind early and it put the Bears in a situation to run more high percentage plays, and unfortunately Mincey didn’t get it done in tackles. That can happen even to the best defensive linemen so consider it just a bad day and get him in the lineup against the Raiders' shaky pass protection.

What Did We Learn From Week Six?

- Chris Kelsey played on the other side of Mario Williams and will be the starter the rest of the season with Mark Anderson done for the year. Kelsey had six solo tackles a sack and a safety against the Cardinals and makes for a decent DL2 play this week.

Sean’s Week Seven Watch List

- With all the injuries in Baltimore there is one player I continue to like on the front line and that is Pernell McPhee. He won’t be a big time sack player but we should expect at least DL3 numbers most weeks and I wouldn’t be surprised if he holds DL2 value while this team deals with injury problems.

- When the 49ers and Seahawks get together, it’s a tasty matchup for IDP players. Chris Clemons and Justin Smith are regular plays most weeks but give Brian Mebane and Bruce Irvin a look as DL3 options this week.

- Mario Williams got to the quarterback last week and he should have a good opportunity to find old man Matt Hasselbeck this week.

- Ben Roethlisberger injured his leg in practice; his ankle has been a problem since the end of last year. This should be a good sign for Michael Johnson, Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins' odds of picking up some big plays.

1 J.J. Watt Ravens
2 Jared Allen Cardinals
3 Calais Campbell @ Vikings
4 Chris Clemons @ 49ers
5 Jason Pierre-Paul Redskins
6 Jeremy Mincey @ Raiders
7 Chandler Jones Jets
8 Mario Williams Titans
9 Julius Peppers Lions
10 Justin Smith Seahawks
11 Matt Shaughnessy Jaguars
12 Michael Johnson Steelers
13 Chris Long Packers
14 Derrick Morgan @ Bills
15 Chris Kelsay Titans
16 Geno Atkins Steelers
17 Robert Quinn Packers
18 Henry Melton Lions
19 Pernell McPhee @ Texans
20 Will Smith @ Bucs
21 Charles Johnson Cowboys
22 Bruce Irvin @ 49ers
23 Justin Tuck Redskins
24 Cameron Jordan @ Bucs
25 Michael Bennett Saints
26 Brian Mebane @ 49ers
27 Darnell Dockett @ Vikings
28 Courtney Upshaw @ Texans
29 Marcell Dareus Titans
30 Ndamukong Suh @ Bears

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