As the season wears on and there is more data to go through it can be hard to find those diamonds in the rough or guys that not everyone else is on yet. Each week we will take a look at guys who are still widely available across leagues, have potential matchup value this week. Or maybe a long-term, guys to stash on your bench and see how the season shakes out. With the myriad of injuries across the NFL, there are young guys getting their chance to make an impact. Each week we will also take a look back at some of the top performers from last week’s list and see if they are worth keeping. We will highlight a list of defensive lineman, linebackers, and defensive backs each week.
Muhammad Wilkerson DE (NYJ): It has been a very up and down season for Wilkerson who signed a very rich 5-year $86 million deal in July 2016. Some question whether he has just phoned it in since getting paid. However, his $16.75 million salary is not guaranteed for next season to this point and he will need to put forth a much stronger showing to close out the season if he wants to remain a Jet. Wilkerson has a juicy matchup this week against a Broncos offensive line that is giving up the 3rd most points per game to opposing defensive linemen. Wilkerson needs to close the season strong as he is already a release candidate at the end of the season.