If you have made the playoffs, it isn't exactly time to make any major roster moves to shake up your IDP roster. Injuries and bad match ups might force you to make some changes to your starting lineup, but unless there is a drastic need to swap players, my advice is to "dance with the one that brung you to the dance." Just in case, though, here are the movers, both with upside and sliding down the rankings, for week 14.
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Demorrio Williams SD
Jo-Lonn Dunbar StL
Rocky McIntosh StL
Chad Greenway MIN
Miles Burris OAK
Williams is taking full advantage of Donald Butler's absence from the Charges starting defense to rack up tackles and scoring a TD on an INT last week as well. If Butler can't go, then Williams is a valuable LB2/3. Dunbar has been a steady performer all season, and seems to have really settled in with the Rams. Going up against some favorable offenses in the next few weeks should continue to increase his value. McIntosh is another player benefiting from a move to Saint Looey, and if you need depth in your LB crew, he is worth a look-see. Greenway was an early recommendation of the IDP Report (go ahead, look at my Week 1 article), and he's only continued to produce at a high level. Doubt you'll find him on the wire, but if so, act fact. Burris will see more playing time with the suspension of Rolando McClain, and if you need LB help to get over injuries, he's a perfect addition to your squad.
Brandon Graham DE PHI
Carlos Dunlap DE CIN
Trevor Scott DE NE
When the Eagles released Babin, it was obvious that they were banking on Graham to step in as a pass rusher. 1.5 sacks and 4 hurries against the Cowboys speaks of his potential. Dunlap is a healthy, full-time DL finally, and Cincy couldn't be happier with his production. For his sack potential alone he is worth a waiver claim, but he provides a total stat line for his owners. Scott is getting more time on the field with the injury to Chandler Jones, and he responded with a couple of sacks in Week 13, and also forced a fumble in that game, too. He's undoubtedly available in your league if you need to get a boost in your DL production.
Kerry Rhodes S ARI
William Moore S ATL
Donte Whitner S SF
Corey Graham CB BAL
Russell McClain CB ATL
Ron Brooks CB BUF
Rhodes was dominant against his former team on Sunday, posting 2 INT, 3 PD, 1 FF and half a dozen solo tackles. Not too shabby, but don't expect that kind of production every week. Still, he's been putting up decent numbers and with Adrian Wilson riding the pine, he's a full time DB. Moore is another guy I promoted earlier in the season, but then went through some lean times. He's breaking out again, and if he's been dropped, swoop in and snatch him up now. Whitner has been coming on of late, with tackle numbers that make him a solid DB2. Graham can be a double digit tackle producer at CB, which is a nice asset to start in your IDP lineup. McClain is getting his chance to show his stuff with Asante Samuel suffering a shoulder injury, and if he starts in Week 14 against the Panthers, expect a handful of tackles and perhaps a PD or two. Brooks doesn't have a starting slot locked down, but with the Buffalo secondary banged up, if he starts, he will give you decent tackle numbers, and may be targeted more frequently by offenses seeking to test him, which is a good situation for a CB to put up numbers.
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Rolando McClain OAK
"Conduct detrimental to the team" has resulted in a 2 game suspension for McClain. Drop him if you were rostering him.
Kamerion Wimbley DE TEN
Chris Clemons DE SEA
Robert Quinn DE StL
Wimbley was close to invisible in Week 13, possible due to a toe injury. Now is a good time to avoid him as a starter. Clemons has been extremely disappointing to me and others this season, and putting up a goose egg in the past week's game was the last straw for me. How about you? Quinn is proving me wrong, since I did recommend him a few weeks back. My mistake, Too many unspectacular weeks now for me to roster him.
Eric Wright CB TB
Cedric Griffin CB WAS
Wright has been suspended for 4 games for PED violations. Feel free to drop him, as he will be of no use to you this playoff season.
UPDATE: Add Griffin to those with a current 4 game PED suspension. What's with all these guys taking Adderall? Not that that is the confirmed banned substances Mr. G was found to have used, but it seems a decent bet these days.
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All the injury reports below need to be evaluated at kickoff. Teams are notoriously sketchy about injury reports, and we often do not know a player's status until just before game time. The list below is intended as a "heads up" as to what is going on early in the week, and should not be considered definitive.
Shaun Phillips SD (foot/ankle)
Wesley Woodyard DEN (ankle)
Nothing of note...yet. I will update if any notable injury information comes out later this week.
Eric Berry S KC (hand)
Tim Jennings CB CHI (shoulder)
Asante Samuel CB ATL (shoulder)
Marcus Trufant CB SEA (hamstring)
Ike Taylor CB PIT (leg fracture)
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