Joshua Abbe | September 18th, 2019
What a crazy week two! A lot of big names players on the offensive side of the ball suffering injuries. Hopefully, your IDP guys made up for those points you missed out on and covered those margins that could’ve hurt you. I know my guys did, when Drew Brees went down Alvin Kamara seemed to fall off. Thankfully my IDP guys picked up the slack.
I was on point with who I mentioned last week. Tracy Walker came up big with 10 tackles against the Chargers. Seven of those were solo and one tackle for loss. Those points add up and got me a big win. Sam Hubbard notched six tackles with three solos. Fred Warner tallied seven tackles with four solo and then the sleeper of week two, Cole Holcomb against Dallas managed a solid six tackles with four solo and one tackle for loss. Very good week two as defenses are starting to get their grooves. On to week three though, I love what these guys below are starting to do for their teams.
Denico Autry, Detroit Lions
Making a splash in two weeks, Autry has a nice 2.5 sacks, eight tackles, and a forced fumble. His career-high in sacks was nine last season, so he’s on a nice track to pass that number. Facing a struggling Atlanta team that has had issues getting their run game going. Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has only 42 rushing yards so far in 2019. Autry will look to continue penetrating an opposing offense line that is ranked 27th for the season so far.
Whitney Mercilus, Houston Texans
Mercilus has been on fire for the past two weeks. He has seven tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception. The big factor, Jadeveon Clowney was traded away before the season started and Mercilus no longer has to drop back in coverage but can solely attack the quarterback. Against a pass heavy Chargers offense, Mercilus should have a good game. J.J. Watt should continue to get see double and triple teams, opening up opportunities for Mercilus to perform.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers
After much frustration in Miami, Fitzpatrick got traded to Pittsburgh and it couldn’t have happened at a better time for his young career. He won’t have any competition for snaps as Sean Davis is on injured reserve and with the Steelers putting him at free safety, Fitzpatrick won’t be moved around like he was in Miami. He gets a 49ers team that has come accustom to passing around the ball lately because of injuries to the running backs. In a new (and happier) situation, I look for the sophomore defensive back to have a big day in his first day where the black and yellow.
Darian Thompson, DB, Dallas Cowboys
With Xavier Woods out for an extended period of time, Thompson is in line to start Sunday against a horrid Miami Dolphins team. They gave up four interceptions to New England last week after giving up two interceptions in week one verse Baltimore. He’s set up for a great season debut, so snag him for free as an under the radar wavier bid.
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