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).
Abraham probably should have gone undrafted in your league after a nightmarish 2009, but he showed some signs of life in Week 1. Granted, neither
It looks like Chung is going to be playing full-time alongside
He had the kind of Week 1 stat line that will turn heads (10 solo tackles and a sack), and Connor is indeed entrenched as the MIKE in Carolina's base defense (
Both Dorsey and
Two interceptions of
The good news for Kiwanuka is that he dominated in the opener, getting two sacks and a forced fumble (plus three solo tackles) among a vintage performance from the Giants front four. The bad news (well, for fantasy purposes) is that
The Jets front seven didn't disappoint on Monday night, not even perennially disappointing Thomas. He went for seven solo tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 knockdowns and two hurries. Still, he's not much of an option unless he qualifies as a defensive lineman in your league (and if he qualifies as a defensive lineman in your league, your league is pretty crappy). Thomas definitely benefited from