IDPs in Week 6 of the NFL season had a great week of production. With 57 sacks, 38 interceptions, and eight defensive touchdowns, team defenses as a whole kept eight teams to 20 points or less this week. With a huge pool of players to choose from in IDP leagues, here are the top 10 IDP scorers from Week 6.
10. LB DeMeco Ryans, Philadelphia Eagles - 11.50
Week 6 statistics: 10 solo tackles, 3 assist tackles
Ryans has been a huge force on defense for the Eagles. With 25 total tackles in his last two games, he has become a very solid IDP option this season.
9. S Antrel Rolle, New York Giants - 12.00
Week 6 statistics: 6 solo tackles, 2 interceptions
Facing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith who is known for allowing few interceptions, Rolle had an excellent return to the lineup. A decent tackler with good ball skills, he is a decent IDP option in a Giants secondary that could be targeted by opposing offenses.
8. DE Chandler Jones, New England Patriots - 12.50
Week 6 statistics: 4 solo tackles, 5 assist tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble
After just one assist tackle in Week 5, Jones was a big contributor against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6 with nine total tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. A rookie defensive lineman who contributes to the Patriots defense in many ways, he is a player that must be owned and started in most IDP leagues.
6 (tied). DE John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons - 13.00
Week 6 statistics: 5 solo tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble
Abraham doubled his season sack total with three more sacks of Carson Palmer. He is a reliable veteran who is particularly useful in IDP leagues that place a premium on sacks.
6 (tied): CB Asante Samuel, Atlanta Falcons - 13.00
Week 6 statistics: 4 solo tackles, 1 interception, 1 touchdown
Abraham's teammate also had 13 fantasy points against the Oakland Raiders thanks to a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Samuel and the Falcons are on bye in Week 7.
4 (tied). CB Tony Carter, Denver Broncos - 15.00
Week 6 statistics: 4 solo tackles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 1 touchdown
Receiving more playing time due to Tracy Porter's illness, Carter had a career game with his first interception and touchdown of his career. Due to Porter's upcoming return, he has little fantasy value.
4 (tied). LB Daryl Washington, Arizona Cardinals - 15.00
Week 6 statistics: 12 solo tackles, 2 assist tackles, 1 forced fumble
Washington continued his great season as a leader of the impressive Cardinals defense with 14 total tackles. He has dominated all season and is a clear must-start IDP option.
3. S/CB Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 15.50
Week 6 statistics: 6 solo tackles, 1 assist tackle, 1 interception, 1 touchdown
A cornerback for his entire career, Barber has been effective in his first season as the Buccaneers' starting free safety. Despite the position switch, he has continued to put up great all-around numbers and is a great IDP.
2. CB Chris Harris, Denver Broncos - 16.00
Week 6 statistics: 4 solo tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown
Like teammate Carter, Harris was also in an increased role due to Porter's illness. He too had an excellent showing against San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers with two interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown.
1. S Madieu Williams, Buffalo Bills - 19.00
Week 6 statistics: 8 solo tackles, 4 assist tackles, 1 interception, 1 touchdown
Williams had an excellent Week 6 showing against the Minnesota Vikings with a big game against a former team. A veteran who is improving the Redskins secondary, his 12 total tackles are more impressive than his fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown.
*Point totals determined through standard Yahoo! scoring structure; IDP scoring: Tackle solo - 1 point, Tackle assist - 0.5, Sack - 2, Interception - 3, Fumble Force - 2, Fumble Recovery - 2, Defensive Touchdown - 6, Safety - 2, Return touchdown - 6
Week 6 Scoreboard, Yahoo! Sports
DeMeco Ryans News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports
John Abraham Game Log, Yahoo! Sports
Asante Samuel News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports
Tony Carter News & Notes, Yahoo! Sports
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Austin Chang is a lifelong football fan, San Francisco 49ers supporter, and fantasy football player since 2005. Follow him on Twitter @_austinchang.
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