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Week 3 IDP Waiver Targets

Rob NinkovichYes, yes. It can be frustrating. We spent all offseason deliberating over IDPs and projected their potential, and then it all flies out the window when the season starts up.  Ok, maybe that’s extreme.  There are some top tier guys that are producing as expected, and there are many that just aren’t at this point.  That’s ok. The sea of IDP options is plentiful and we will not starve.  Here’s a look at potential IDP waiver wire targets going into Week 3.

Thomas Davis (LB, Panthers)

Davis has been solid through two weeks for Carolina at strong side linebacker.  After putting up 11 tackles in Week 2, he’s now put up 20 in the first two weeks. That’s great production so far. He’s certainly available in most defense leagues, so go get him.

Danny Trevathon (LB, Broncos)

Trevathon has been in the mix quite a bit so far this season. He had the blooper of the week in Week 1 in which he dropped a walk-in touchdown on an interception return before crossing the goal line. Aside from looking silly, he’s been statistically solid. He’s recorded 14 total tackles, 1 INT, and a sack through two weeks. He’s been active and he’s worth keeping an eye on.

Spencer Paysinger (LB, Giants)

This guy wasn’t on many people’s radar, but he’s emerged as a real option. He was battling in preseason for a role, and it looks like he’s stepped up to take the weak side ‘backer role.  He’s recorded 13 total tackles through 2 weeks. It’s not earth shattering, but it puts him in the top 20 on the tackles chart. He’s worth looking into.

Rob Ninkovich (DE, Patriots)

Ninkovich has been the definition of disruptive so far in 2013. In two games he’s piled up 14 tackles including 2 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. While he hasn’t recorded a sack yet, he’s been putting the pressure on and he’s been playing every down. I had him ranked as the #21 defensive end going into the season, and right now he’s tallied the most fantasy points for ends.  He’s available in many leagues, so go get him.

Robert Quinn (DE, Rams)

Quinn has 7 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 forced fumbles through 2 games in 2013. That’s what you want to see from your D-End slot. He’s currently tied for the league lead in sacks and has been a constant disruption for quarterbacks. I had him ranked as the #17 defensive end at the beginning of the season, and he’s soared to the top. Go get him.

Robert McClain (CB, Falcons)

You don’t typically see a nickel corner making waves on IDP charts, but McClain has been impressive through two weeks. He’s tallied 19 tackles and 2 passes defensed so far, and has been a strong producer. He’s worth an add in tackle heavy leagues or leagues with a CB or DB only slot.

Buster Skrine (CB, Browns)

Skrine has put up 16 tackles through two weeks and continues to be a producer. He’s also tallied a tackle for loss and 2 passes defensed. You like to see active corners like this, and this is exactly the kind of production you want.


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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...