Chris Clemons- Clemons has had a slow start to the 2011 season as he struggled through a plethora of injuries. He finally showed up this week and if he is healthy he could be a solid contributor going forward. Clemons now has two sacks and nine tackles in his last two games. He should be a solid DL2 with DL1 upside going forward.
Phil Taylor-Taylor now has six, five, and seven tackles in three games. He is a solid bet for tackles and even added a sack this past week. He has been a pleasant surprise and is not a bad spot start in deeper leagues.
Jarius Wynn-Wynn now has sacks in two of three games and is up to three sacks on the year. While he is not going to be a super scorer or very consistent, he will be a decent pickup in deeper leagues and a nice spot start against teams that air it out.
Leroy Hill- One week after Aaron Curry gets benched for K.J Wright, and Hill decides to wake up. Coincidence? Maybe. I do not think so, however. Hill knew he had to put up or sit down. He put up alright. Hill had 11 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble this week. With Curry now out of the lineup, Hill will have a chance to try to shine at OLB next to David Hawthorne going forward.
Jacquian Williams- The kid is making the most of his opportunities and is really laying a strong claim for more playing time. One week after recording 7 total tackles, this week Williams tallied 10 tackles and all of them were solo stops. He was all over the place in the game against Philly and looks like an excellent dynasty prospect.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar- Dunbar’s prospects rely on the health of Jonathan Vilma. Vilma has some knee issues and this is of concern primarily since Vilma is getting older and had a few knee issues earlier in his career. With Vilma out, Dunbar gathered 10 tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed. He is a solid play as long as Vilma is out.
Jason Williams- Williams is the new WLB by default at the moment and he put up eight tackles in his 2011 debut this week. The Carolina D flows a lot of opportunities to its WILL backer, so as long as Williams hangs on to the job; he will be a solid weekly starter.
Tim Jennings-Tim Jennings is becoming a weekly must start candidate. He now has eight, nine, and seven tackles through three games. 20 of his 24 tackles are solo tackles and he now has a pass defensed in two straight games. If he is out there then go get him.
Eric Smith- Smith has started off strongly and currently has 20 tackles, two passes defensed and an interception through the first three weeks. As teams focus less on attacking the CBs and more on attacking the middle of the Jets D, Smith is the one benefiting most.
Justin King- King is getting targeted a lot and seems to be making the most of his chances in the IDP world. King now has 22 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two passes defensed through three weeks. He doesn’t seem likely to slow down at the rate that teams are throwing on the Rams either. He is especially valuable in leagues that require starting CBs.