Markus Golden (NYG): Golden was a nice prospect for Arizona for a couple of years and never really lived up to the hype. Now that he’s getting regular snaps for a talent-starved Giants defense, he’s starting to shine a bit. He blends solid tackling ability (6 solos last week) with the ability to get to the opposing QB (6 sacks on the season). He’s 28, so we’re not endorsing him as a grab-and-stash; rather, he’s a guy you can play right now.
Vince Biegel (MIA): Speaking of talent-starved, the Dolphins don’t really have much on defense either. Since coming over in the Kiko Alonso trade, Biegel has seen a good number of snaps, and in the past two weeks, his production has risen. The ex-Wisconsin Badger has been racking up tackles and even has a pair of sacks on the season. He could be a cheap LB3 for the remainder of the season and into future seasons as well.