By: Ryan Sitzmann
Welcome to this week's edition of "IDP Waiver Wire Pickups - Performance Results" where I examine how accurate I was in my Weekly IDP Waiver Wire suggestions from the previous week. The scoring system is as follows:
Accurate Prediction (+1 point)
Neutral Prediction (0 points)
Inaccurate Prediction (-1 point)
My goal and standard will be to finish each and every week with a total score of +2 or higher.
Jared Allen (93%)
Julius Peppers (66%)
Elvis Dumervil (65%)
Justin Tuck (62%)
Trent Cole (62%)
Mario Williams (57%)
Osi Umenyiora (54%)
Robert Mathis (53%)
Dwight Freeney (46%)
Andre Carter (46%)
I went out on a limb with this pick to a certain degree and it paid off nicely for me. In my opinion, Campbell has been almost as good as Darnell Dockett this year.
My sneaky play of the week turned out to be a good one. Scott lived up to his pregame hype and came through with a solid fantasy day.
Starks didn't register a sack in this game. However, he did have 4 solo tackles which helped him salvage some fantasy points this week. Not a good week, but not a horrible week either.
4. LDE Patrick Kerney - (Actual Performance: 1-1-0)
For the second week in a row Kerney has let me down. But, I understand that this is how defensive lineman are most of the time. You just have to find a defensive lineman you trust to score fantasy points and ride him out.
5. DL/WLB David Bowens - (Actual Performance: 4-1-1)
Bowens has become an obvious play most weeks because of his eligibility in some leagues at defensive lineman (even though he's really a linebacker). He had a good game this week against the shotty offensive line of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
RDE Greg "Stylez" White - (Actual Performance: 4-0-1)
"Stylez" had a nice game against the helpless o-line of the Jets. Moving forward, I would recommend pretty much any DE that is playing the Jets.
Patrick Willis (99%)
James Harrison (95%)
Ray Lewis (83%)
Jon Beason (74%)
Barrett Rudd (72%)
Demarcus Ware (72%)
London Fletcher (71%)
D.J. Williams (69%)
Curtis Lofton (66%)
Kirk Morrison (64%)
Brian Cushing (60%)
Demeco Ryans (57%)
Karlos Dansby (55%)
David Harris (54%)
Lance Briggs (43%)
1. MLB Dhani Jones - (Actual Performance: 7-3-0)
I predicted that Jones would have between 8 and 11 total tackles this game and he came through with 10 total tackles. Nice!
I was honestly expecting a couple more tackles out of Mayo, but I'll take 7 total tackles most weeks.
3. LOLB LaMarr Woodley - (Actual Performance: 6-0-1)
Woodley managed to recorded the lone sack for the Steelers Thursday night against the Browns. What's happened to the Steelers?
Session had somewhat of an off day Sunday against the Broncos. MLB Gary Brackett was largely responsible for that by going 10-2-1. Session is still pretty much an every week starter from here on out.
5. WLB Jamar Williams - (Actual Performance: 3-0-0)
I only recommended that you play Williams if starting WLB Lance Briggs was out. Well Briggs played and I hope nobody picked up Williams because he didn't see much playing time.
*The IDP Guru's Lock of the Week*
I thought Durant could achieve double digit solo tackles this week against the Dolphins, but he ended up falling a little short. Still a good day nonetheless.
Eric Weddle (66%)
Charles Woodson (63%)
Troy Polamalu (62%)
Antrel Rolle (59%)
Darren Sharper (58%)
Ed Reed (56%)
Oshiomogho Atogwe (54%)
Roman Harper (53%)
Brandon Meriweather (53%)
Daniel Manning (51%)
Erik Coleman (51%)
Antoine Bethea (49%)
Jackson had another nice game this week. I've recommended him two weeks in a row and he's come through both weeks. Maybe I'll have to re-evaluate how I feel about him?
2. SS Quintin Mikell - (Actual Performance: 3-3-0)
Once again Mikell disappoints. How can't he register more than 3-3-0 against the Giants in a very high scoring game? Even free safety Sean Jones had 10 total tackles. Say hello to my shit list.
There just weren't that many tackle opportunities for cornerbacks in this game. Linebackers Jon Beason and James Anderson had a combined total of 25 tackles. Sometimes games don't always turn out the way you thought they may.
Mr. Babineaux had an alright game but nothing to write home about. I still have confidence that he is a Top 15 DB from here on out.
5. WLB Bryan Scott - (Actual Performance: 10-0-1)
*The IDP Guru's Lock of the Week*
SS Melvin Bullitt - (Actual Performance: 6-0-0)
Bullitt had a decent game but, much like teammate Clint Session, he slightly underperformed. This was largely due in fact to MLB Gary Brackett having a huge day (10-2-1). Bullitt still finished with a respectable amount of tackles though.
After totaling up all of the points, I finished this week with a score of +8 (12 positives, 4 negatives, and 2 neutral predictions). In other words, this means I was correct on 75% of my predictions). This was my best week yet!