Phil Taylor- Taylor is on a pretty nice little run lately. He has 17 tackles and two sacks over the past four weeks. During that time he has produced solid numbers in three out of four games and is starting to pick up his tackle productivity as well. During the last two weeks, Taylor has accumulated 14 tackles to go along with a sack. He is a solid option as teams continue to run on Cleveland.
Tommy Kelly- Kelly is one of the more productive DTs in the fantasy world, yet is not owned in many leagues that do not require a starting DT. At this point he is simply a solid DL worth starting. Kelly has 13 tackles in his last four games and he has six tackles, three sacks, three passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble in his last two games combined. He is a force to be reckoned with right now and is worth a look if you are hurting for a DL.
Jameel McClain- Ray Lewis is dinged up right now and McClain reaped the benefit this past week. Even before Lewis was hurt, McClain was producing. McClain has 34 tackles over his past 5 games and now has nine tackles apiece in each of his last two games. He is seemingly good for a minimum of four to five tackles per outing and will be an eight or more tackle guy as long as Lewis is on the shelf.
Colin McCarthy- McCarthy had a nice first start in week 10, but did not make the waiver list since it was reported that Barrett Ruud would be the unquestioned starter upon his return from a groin injury. Well Ruud came back this week and promptly left with that same groin injury. Enter McCarthy again. McCarthy had 10 tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble in reserve duty this week. When you add that to his eight tackles from a week ago, McCarthy is shaping up to be a big time addition if Ruud stays sidelined. He is also an elite dynasty prospect with Ruud only on a one year contract in Tennessee and McCarthy looking like the future at MLB.
Gerald Sensabaugh- I never seem to give Sensabaugh the credit that he deserves. Well I will this week. Sensabaugh pretty much has not had a bad game in over a month. In his last four games he has been good for 26 tackles, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed and an interception. He is simply making plays in the back half of Dallas’ defense and should continue to do so as Dallas clamps down on the running game and forces teams to keep throwing the ball.
DeJon Gomes- Gomes could very easily be a one week wonder. However, the Redskins had enough faith in him to cut Kareem Moore this past week and when LaRon Landry couldn’t go this past Sunday, Gomes got the call. He responded with 14 total tackles and surely did not disappoint. With Landry sidelined due to the ongoing soreness in his Achilles, Gomes may see some more time and starts down the stretch run. The Redskins do not have much to play for now, so it is a good time for them to evaluate their young talent and be careful with an elite franchise guy like Landry. If he stays in the lineup, Gomes could be a nice addition for your fantasy playoff run.
Da’Norris Searcy- Searcy is another guy who could be a one week wonder or a big addition. He played this week in place of the injured George Wilson and racked up 11 total tackles. This comes one week after he finished the game for a hurt Wilson and tallied five total tackles in limited time. Wilson is sidelined with what is being described as a “shoulder/neck” injury. It is unknown how much time he may miss. However, if Wilson misses any more time, Searcy could be big down this final run.