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IDP Analysis: Warren Emerging for Saints

Jairus Byrd (knee) and Kenny Vaccaro were expected to form a star safety duo for the Saints, but Pierre Warren has been the most visible safety in New Orleans lately.

IDP Analysis: Donald the Destroyer

Although he's a rookie, 13th overall pick Aaron Donald has already turned into an elite lineman, and a strong IDP option.

IDP Analysis: Chandler Jones Is Almost Back

Chandler Jones has missed the last five games due to a hip injury, but he should return soon after practicing the last two weeks.

IDP Analysis: Borland Looks Unstoppable

To say Chris Borland has been spectacular is somehow an understatement, as the rookie continues to pile up stats.

IDP Analysis: Bobby Wagner Returns

Bobby Wagner is set to return from his severe toe injury when the Seahawks take on Arizona on Sunday, immediately putting him back in the top-three conversation at LB.

IDP Analysis: Clay Matthews' High-Impact Position Change

Clay Matthews was never much of an IDP factor in standard IDP scoring since he posted low tackle totals as an OLB in the 3-4, but moving inside has allowed him to post both tackles and sacks.

IDP Analysis: Rookie LBs Emerging

Four rookie linebackers land on the 'riser' list this week, with all of Chris Borland, Kyle Van Noy, Anthony Hitchens and Telvin Smith emerging as IDP options.

IDP Analysis: Everson Griffen On Fire

With six sacks in his last four games, Everson Griffen is one of the top IDP linemen going forward.

IDP Analysis: Injury Carousel Update

While Chandler Jones and Brian Cushing were lost to short-term injuries, the IDP pool should get a boost through the potential returns of Calais Campbell, Mychal Kendricks and Ryan Shazier.

IDP Analysis: Cortez Allen Benched

Cortez Allen was providing safety-like tackle numbers at cornerback, but his frequently botched coverage sent him to the bench.

IDP Analysis: Burfict Finally Back

Vontaze Burfict missed Cincinnati's last two games due to a concussion, but he'll be back when the Bengals take on Carolina this week.

IDP Analysis: Trevathan Back for Denver

Danny Trevathan missed the first three games of 2014 due to a preseason leg fracture, but he's set to make his 2014 debut against the Cardinals on Sunday.

IDP Analysis: Jelani Jenkins on Fire

A fourth-round pick out of Florida a year ago, Jelani Jenkins has gone from Miami's fourth linebacker to the league leader in tackles.

IDP Analysis: Tyvon Branch's Strong Return

After an ankle injury wrecked his 2013 season, Tyvon Branch is back into his pre-injury form for Oakland.

IDP Analysis: Tackles Up for Grabs in Tennessee

Starting ILB Zach Brown (pectoral) is out for the year, leaving second-year player Zaviar Gooden with a big opportunity.

IDP Analysis: Position Battles and Injury Updates

Kirksey wins starting job in Cleveland. Plus: is Jon Beason a safe play for Week 1?

IDP Analysis: The Old JPP is Back

Injuries have in part held back Jason Pierre-Paul the last two years, but he's healthy now and looking like his old self.

IDP Analysis: Dansby's Triumphant Return

Karlos Dansby was rejected by the Dolphins and then ignored by most of the league, but every team probably wishes it had him now.

IDP Analysis: Youth Movement

Four rookies land on the Rising list this week, and there's big news in the form of Lance Briggs' expected return.

IDP Analysis: Giant Disappointment

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was a star in 2011, but he has left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective this season -- and last.

IDP Analysis: The Mighty Lee

Dallas linebacker Sean Lee, who might be the top IDP option in the entire league, gets a boost this week thanks to his pending return.

IDP Analysis: Tumbling Te'o On the Falling List

Although he was at one point billed as the next big thing at linebacker, Manti Te'o is failing in San Diego.

IDP Analysis: Giant Impact

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul gets a boost in value this week, thanks in part to his key pick-six in last Sunday's victory over the Packers.

IDP Analysis: Quinn Is In

St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn has been a trendy IDP option this season thanks to his 12 sacks through 10 games.

IDP Analysis: Matthews Back Up Off The Mat

Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews has only been spotted in commercials over the last few weeks, but there is a good chance fantasy owners will see him back on the field in Week 10.

IDP Analysis: Hatching Into A Star

Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is racking up sacks and having the best season of his career at the age of 31.

IDP Analysis: Berry Leaving Owners Blue

The Chiefs have one of the top defensive units in the league, but their dominance is hurting Eric Berry's IDP value.

IDP Analysis: Coocoo For Kiko

Fantasy owners in IDP leagues are going crazy over Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso, who leads the league in both tackles and interceptions.

IDP Analysis: Raven On The Rise

Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs is an established star, but his impressive early-season production has him moving up the IDP cheat sheets.

IDP Analysis: Cardinal Rule

You should know better than to forget about Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, who returns to action in Week 5.

IDP Analysis: Peppers Losing Some Pep In His Step

Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has been a star for a long time, but are his days as a dominant player nearing an end?

IDP Analysis: Cushing Providing a Cushion

There's a good chance your team is off to a good start if you play in a league that uses IDPs, and Houston LB Brian Cushing is one of those on your squad.

IDP Analysis: What Can Brown Do For You?

A whole lot, apparently. Tennessee LB Zach Brown's Week 1 showing gave fantasy owners a boost and has him moving up the IDP cheat sheets this week.

IDP Analysis: Byrd's Not The Word

Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd is a top IDP option when healthy, but with him injured and dealing with a contract dispute, his Week 1 value takes a hit.

IDP Analysis: Cleveland's Three-Down Defender

An undrafted rookie out of lowly North Texas in 2011, Craig Robertson is poised to serve as a three-down defender for the Browns this season.

IDP Analysis: Miller Time is Over

Von Miller's six-game suspension sinks his fantasy value but also makes him a risk in keeper leagues.

IDP Analysis: Gambling on JPP

Mixed signals are coming from Giants camp regarding Jason Pierre-Paul's availability for Week 1. Is he worth the risk?

IDP Analysis: Early Risers, Early Fallers

Patrick Peterson is already a standout defender, but now he might be used on the other side of the ball, bringing added fantasy value.

IDP Analysis: Sherman Survives the Ax

Star cornerback Richard Sherman won his suspension appeal, making him available for Week 17 and the playoffs.

IDP Analysis: Will The Cowboy Ride?

San Francisco's Justin Smith heads into Sunday with uncertainty hanging over his head.

IDP Analysis: Pack Welcomes Matthews Back

Clay Matthews is expected to make his way back this week from a four-week absence, to the excitement of owners and the chagrin of opponents.

IDP Analysis: Mario is Super Again in Buffalo

Mario Williams' season started slowly, but the last five weeks he's been an IDP stalwart.

IDP Analysis: Steel City Resurgence

James Harrison has turned back the clock for IDP owners.

IDP Analysis: Watt Shines Even Brighter

Amazingly, J.J. Watt's fantasy value continues to rise.

IDP Analysis: Bucs Rookie Rises to the Top

Tampa Bay's Lavonte David is making an IDP name for himself as a rookie linebacker.

IDP Analysis: Woodyard Emerges for Broncos

Wesley Woodyard finally got his chance, and he's making the most of it for the Broncos.

IDP Analysis: Washington is Making History

Arizona linebacker Daryl Washington is having an historic IDP season.

IDP Analysis: Suggs' Remarkable Return

Terrell Suggs is back - and back in a big way.

IDP Analysis: Injury Bug Bites Baltimore

The Ravens get hit with the injury bug, but that gives others the chance to step up.

IDP Analysis: Young Seahawks Take Flight

Rookies Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin are climbing up the IDP charts for the Seahawks.

IDP Analysis: Key Veterans Returning

James Harrison is Back For Pitt

IDP Analysis: Just Watt the Texans Needed

J.J. Watt is lighting up the IDP scoreboard in Houston.

IDP Analysis: Falcons have Moore Safety Talent

Atlanta's William Moore might be the league's hottest IDP thus far.

IDP Analysis: Hits, Misses After One Week

Carolina rookie Luke Kuechly had a rough first week in the NFL.

IDP Analysis: Coleman's Worth A Look

As long as he's the starter, Kurt Coleman is a quality IDP.

IDP Analysis: D.J. Smith Steps In For Desmond Bishop

IDP Analysis: IDP Stock Watch

Ray Lewis dropped weight this offseason to improve his speed and quickness. How does that impact his IDP draft stock?

IDP Analysis: Will Willis Play?

IDP Analysis: Get To Know Geno

IDP Analysis: Safety Switch In Washington

IDP Analysis: Dumervil Getting It Done

IDP Analysis: Rams On The Rise

IDP Analysis: Miller Time in Denver

IDP Analysis: Riley On The Rise

IDP Analysis: Welcome Returns

IDP Analysis: Unfortunate Injury For Cowboys' Lee

IDP Analysis: A Second Chance

IDP Analysis: Allen Wrenching Offensive Lines

IDP Analysis: Miller Time

IDP Analysis: A Colt You'll Want to Catch

IDP Analysis: Changing of the Guard

IDP Analysis: Safety Dance

IDP Analysis: Injuries Create Early Opportunities

IDP Analysis: Rookie LBs Rising

IDP Analysis: McBride A Good DL Sleeper

IDP Analysis: Injuries Piling Up On Top IDPs

IDP Analysis: Osi Out a Few Weeks

IDP Analysis: Osi Ready to Return

IDP Analysis: Landry Losing Ground

IDP Analysis: Five Rookies on the Rise

IDP Analysis: Bishop Makes His Mark

IDP Analysis: Thomas Proving Last Year Was no Fluke

IDP Analysis: Browns DBs Making Plays

IDP Analysis: Bishop Gets a Bump

IDP Analysis: Rookie DBs Make Their Mark

IDP Analysis: Peppers Picks Up the Pace

IDP Analysis: Suggs Picks Up the Sack Pace

IDP Analysis: Mayo on a Mission

IDP Analysis: Reed Makes His Mark in First Game Back

IDP Analysis: Veteran Safeties Return From PUP List

IDP Analysis: Michael Griffin Showing His Versatility

IDP Analysis: Giants Linemen Putting Up Big Numbers

IDP Analysis: Harrison Still Getting Better

IDP Analysis: Not Too Suh-n to Go With Ndamukong

IDP Analysis: Safeties Leading the Way in Tackles

IDP Analysis: Rookies on the Rise

IDP Analysis: IDP Upgrades and Downgrades

IDP Analysis: Upgrades and Downgrades

IDP Analysis: Early Upgrades and Downgrades

IDP Analysis: Week 17 Analysis