PATRICK WILLIS – SF- @SEA – will constantly be atop the LB position because high tackles, turnovers and all-around game.
JON BEASON – CAR – @NYG –should rack up plenty of tackles and force a turnover in this matchup with short passes and run game.
BARRET RUUD – TBB – @CLE –plenty of tackles and could get you a sack and/or a force a turnover in which defense should see a lot of time on the field.
JAMES LAURINITIS – STL – VS ARI –against ‘zona, should rack a ton of tackles due to more run plays to be called and Laurinitis is everywhere.
PAUL POSLUSZNY – BUF – VS MIA –¾ defense will only benefit Paul due to his Penn State days, tackle machine with a hint of causing turnovers.
DAVID HARRIS – NYJ – VS BAL –The anchor of the stingy Jets defense, should be heavily involved in the tackle category against the Ravens.
CURTIS LOFTON –ATL – @ PIT –The middleman of the Falcon’s defense will remain a top 10 LB throughout and in this game with Pitt relying heavily on the run, a ton of tackles and a turnover or two.
RAY LEWIS – BAL – @ NYJ –The heart and soul of this Ravens defense and looks like only getting better with age. Slight decline but will give you a bunch of tackles.
STEPHEN TULLOCH –TEN – VS OAK – With Bullock gone, he’s the man now and he’ll provide you Bullock-like stats with a little more. Tulloch should be looking forward to this Oakland offensive line, he’ll do damage.
KIRK MORRISON – JAX – VS DEN – same player different uniform, a bunch of tackles vs Denver.
ROLANDO MCCLAIN – OAK – @ TEN – takes over Morrison’s spot and in OAK the MLB is a perfect spot for fantasy gold. Ball-hawking McClain will get you what you need.
DJ WILLIAMS – DEN – @ JAX – Broncos are hurting on defense and will rely heavily on DJ, expect a ton of tackles and hope for forcing turnovers.
KARLOS DANSBY – MIA – @BUF – no competition to fight for tackles, Dansby will thrive in MIA and gives you tackles, Forced Fumbles and more.
LONDON FLECTHER – WAS – VS DAL – new look ¾ defense, Flecther is expected to be Ray Lewis-like in this defense, he’s a tackling machine and should help in turnovers category too.
STEWART BRADLEY – PHI – VS GBP – Bradley will pop up on fantasy radars again, leader of this stingy defense, and will always be around the ball in this game.
DEMARCUS WARE – DAL – @ WAS – questionable offensive line in Washington and possibility with Grossman starting has Ware licking his chops, doesn’t provide tackles, but gives you sacks and deflections.
EJ HENDERSON – MIN – VS NOS – Vikings leader on defense, always around the ball and even though a lot of passes expected thrown, EJ will get his share.
DEANDRE LEVY – DET – @ CHI – nobody to fight for tackles, Levy should easily reach 100+ and this is a start, he should easily rack up at least 11 tackles this game.
DEMECO RYANS –HOU – VS IND – no Cushings for the first 4 games, Ryans will relied on heavily to man the middle and he’s capable of doing just that. Tackles and Turnovers he can bring you.
LANCE BRIGGS – CHI – VS DET – Briggs, not Urlacher, has been Bears most productive IDP past couple years and no reason why to slow down now, causes turnovers and gives you a lot of tackles.