Well folks, week one is in the books. Now it is on to week two. There were plenty of surprises and the rankings have shifted a little bit. That being said, do not panic. If you own a stud and they did not perform, calm down and start them again. Do not panic. I will say it again: Do Not Panic!
Over the course of the year the studs will perform. The season is a marathon and not a sprint.
With that, here are our Week #2 IDP LB Rankings:
Should see a lot of running, a lot of RG3 scrambling, and a lot of Fred Davis
. Big game ahead
He is leaner than he has been in years and he was all over the field Monday night. More of the same this week
He is already one of the best LBs against the pass and he will see a lot of the Tes this week
Even when his tackle numbers are low he still comes up big on the field and in fantasy circles
Will meet MJD in the hole a lot and will probably have a few chances to tally a sack too
He showed last year was not a fluke and is slowly outperforming Willis
As long as he remains in the middle in NO he will have a lot of games with 8-10 total tackles
Hot start and another nice matchup to keep it up
I want to put him higher, but just cannot
3-down LB that will see a lot of passes flying around
Buffalo's offense leaves a lot to be desired and DJ should be able to make his way through the junk to get 8 or so tackles
A lot of Forte and Bush for Smith to contend with this week
the matchup makes me want to put him higher, but he did not go off against Peterson last week so I am tempering my expectations
Was one of the few highlights of the Monday night game. He was everywhere
He would be in the top-10 if fully healthy. Check injury reports to make sure he is able to play in this one
He will see McFadden all over the place and should get some good tackle chances in trying to stop him
NO did not run the ball much, but Fletcher really had a slow game in week 1. Hopefully it was a fluke and not a sign of him slowing down
He is an elite option, but if Indy does not run much then the tackles could be limited
I am not sure how often AZ will have the ball to let him tally his stats. That said he is a threat for 10+ tackles every week
Showed that he was back to form last week. NO did not run a lot though and the limited tackle opportunities could be an issue unless he chances Graham all over
He was arguably one of the most impressive IDPers of week 1. He should have the chance to keep it up this week too
He looked unstoppable against SF and should own the shaky Bears
OL that let up 2 sacks to Robert Mathis
If Okung is out or is hobbled then Ware could see another 2 sack performance this week
One of Miller or Dumervil will go off this week. Last week it was Miller. Is it him again this week?
Last week's performance was not a fluke. He is a solid 3-down LB at the moment. Just bear in mind the Falcons played Nickel D on all but 11 snaps last week and will do so a lot less with Grimes done for the year now
He came out of last week's game uninjured, but he also did not fill the stat sheet much either
I want to put him around the top-25 but I need to see that he is not a one week wonder after he has disappointed me so much in the past
Urlacher was on a snap count last week and it hurt his numbers. Until that goes away, I cannot put him higher in good faith
Anderson and Kuechly came off the field more than I thought. Thomas Davis
saw some significant snaps in the nickel D which would hurt both of their values
He led all Detroit LBs in tackles last week and will face a SF offense that will run a lot and throw to Davis towards the strong side in this one.
He failed to fill the stat sheet up despite playing most of the game against the Colts and with Urlacher out most of the game. Not a good sign
He had a surprisingly poor week one performance. Maybe it can be attributed to the Cardinals not running enough. Let's see how he does this week
He tallied a disappointing zero last week, but was only on the field with the base package for 11 snaps. That should climb a little bit this week and he should get some chances to show what he is capable of
He played and logged an interception but Rivers started. Need to see him in the starting lineup before he climbs higher
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