With week 7 upon us, here’s seven players I expect to produce in all IDP formats. Here we go:
Andre Carter, DE, NEP
Carter has been solid the last couple of weeks. In Week 5, he had seven tackles and in Week 6, he had five tackles to go along with two sacks. The reason Carter seems to be playing better is all due in thanks to Vince Wilfork and Albert Haynesworth. Those two big men have been able to dominate the middle of the trenches allowing the defensive ends to pick up all the scraps. If the Patriots DTs can keep putting the pressure on, Carter will benefit the most.
Jeremy Mincey, DE, JAX
Mincey has also put up a nice stat line the past two weeks: five tackles, one sack/ eight tackles, respectively. With Aaron Kampman now healthy, there’s no reason to think that his stat line will change. Mincey is definitely worth taking a flier on, especially if you need help at DL.
Brooks Reed, LB, HOU
In the last two weeks since replacing injured Mario Williams, Reed has put up 10 tackles. What the stats can’t show you is his ability to shed blocks at football’s top level. I truly expect Reed to start getting comfy at his position and put up some nice sack numbers. I can see why they were calling him the next Clay Matthews during this year’s draft. Now it’s time for him to start showing it.
Aaron Curry, LB, OAK
Curry was traded by Seattle to Oakland. Oakland didn’t waste any time listing him as a starter on the weak side. Rumors are swirling about this affair and how much Curry and the Oakland coaching staff are in love with each other. Expect Curry to be given every chance possible to succeed.
Brandon Browner, CB, SEA
With Marcus Trufant put on IR, Browner now becomes the starter. I mentioned a couple weeks back about Jarrad Page and how he’s not very good in real life but still scores fantasy points, the same goes for Browner. Pick up Browner but watch closely as he could lose his job as quickly as Jarrad Page lost his.
Sidenote: Page was replaced by Kurt Coleman, who had three interceptions in week 6 alone and he is also worth rostering.
Cassius Vaughn, CB, DEN
Vaughn has been consistent all year long. He has put up at least four tackles a week since Week 2. The only thing stopping him from being on someone’s fantasy team is his lack of making the big play. Keep him on your watch list for now until he starts producing more than just tackles.
Tanard Jackson, S, TBB
Jackson finally came back from his one-year suspension in Week 6. Not only was he eligible to play, the Bucs threw him right into the fire. That proved to be a wise decision as Jackson recorded five solos, an interception and a pass defensed. He should be your first priority on waivers this week.