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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