IDP report: Timmons helps fuel Pittsburgh's emerging Steel Curtain
A weekly look at the risers and fallers among individual defensive players. Analysis is based on the four main statistics for most IDP leagues (solo tackles, sacks, passes defensed and takeaways) in three-position formats (defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs).
I thought Timmons' breakout season was coming in 2009, but an ankle injury pretty much ruined his year. Instead, it looks like his breakout is coming a year late. Pittsburgh's right ILB, Timmons has ascended to alpha dog next to the ghost of
Have the Jags finally found an answer at safety? Probably not, but we'll have to touch on him (not literally, of course) after a monster line in his first career start (8 tackles, INT, FF, FR). There are two reasons to leave him on the waiver wire. First,
It's all Jaguars all the time here on the IDP report (It's what the people want!). Because he was coming off a torn ACL, I wasn't high on Kampman coming into the year, and he was left untouched in many a draft (especially in leagues where he had lost DL eligibility after a year as a 3-4 OLB). But his performance so far has been encouraging. He has 1.5 sacks, 7.0 knockdowns and a hurry. Granted, most of that damage came against Denver in Week 1. But the encouraging thing is that Kampman has been playing three downs, seeing time on both sides of the line. As the summer heat fades, and his knee gets closer to 100 percent, Kampman could re-emerge as a DL1. As for now, he belongs on rosters as a high-upside DL2.
Detroit's defensive line is where it's at right now. Filling in for the injured
Toler made the back end of my IDP rankings in the SI Fantasy Football preview for one big reason: Opponents have every reason to pick on him. The second-year CB out of mighty St. Paul's College is playing across from one of the best young shutdown corners in the league,