- Emmanuel Lamur (CIN): Vontaze suffered a concussion and will have to go through the protocol in order to play again, Step in Mr. Lamur he will be a LB1 and is a must pick up for all Vontaze owners
- Curtis Lofton (NOS) : Towards the end of last year I became a big fan of Curtis Lofton. Week 1 proved to me that he will be a LB1. If you are looking for an LB1 Curtis will get you 100 tackles this year and a few big plays.
- Jamie Collins (NE): Was on the field for most of the game and had a big game with 8 tackles and a forced fumble.
- CJ Mosley & Daryl Smith (BAL) : Both these guys played every snap on Sunday, that in IDP is a great sign. CJ Mosley racked up 7 total tackles and Daryl Smith 9 total tackles. However both these guys are LB2’s and I wouldn’t expect 100 tackles for the season from either of them
- Larry Foot (ARZ): Starting in the Daryl Washington position, Larry is going to see plenty of tackles, a lower end LB1 but I would add him if he is available and you don’t have anyone better.
- Rolando McLain (DAL) Someone needs to do the tackling in Dallas, LB2
- Josh Mauga (KC) He is taking Derrick Johnson spot at MLB for Kansas and had 8 tackles in week 1. Could be a sneaky LB2
At DT, DL
- Everson Griffen (MIN): I’ve talked about this guy before the season started and he came through, this kid is going to be huge pick him up now as a DL1. Had 2 sacks on the night
- Linval Joseph (MIN) : Like Everson Griffen he had a huge game for Minnesota. He will be a huge part of Zimmers defense and a very good pick up especially if you have to start DT’s
- Ezekiel Ansah (DET): He only recorded half a sack and 1 tackle but he showed he can pressure and is always a threat to sack I still have him listed a DL1
- D.J. Swearinger (HOU): Had a huge game for Houston with 8 tackles, 1 sack and 1 Forced Fumble. He will be the main guy in Houston to put up tackles. DB1
- Donte Whitner (CLE) : The Cleveland Defense is going to be on the field a lot this year and I like Donto Whiner to put up 120+ tackles this season a must pick up in ALL FORMATS
- Stevie Brown (NYG): He had 9 tackles vs Detroit and is a solid safety for the Giants and for your team, pick him up as DB2