When you took Brian Cushing as your 2nd or 3rd linebacker in last month’s draft, you were thinking; “If he can just post ¾ of his pre-injury numbers I’ll die a happy man.” Well, he looks do being going well beyond that. With 15.5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 pick, and a touchdown, Brian Cushing is annihilating offensive backfields and winning football games (Real and Fake). With juicy matchups against the Ravens and Seahawks in weeks 3 and 4, I see only more smiles from IPDers who took a chance on the former roider. He’s back and just as good as he was before his 2012 ACL tear.
Mason Foster has also been a pleasant surprise at the top of the early season linebacker rankings. After posting no-better-than solid rookie and sophomore campaigns, Mason Foster is making big moves towards the upper tiers early in his 3rd season with the Bucs. There’s nothing the man hasn’t done. With 12.5 tackles, one forced fumble, 2 sacks, one pick, and a touchdown, we are beginning to think there’s no one out there than can keep him from affecting the game. Enjoy the ride all season long!
How do you follow up and impressive rookie season that included 5.5 sacks and over 90 total tackles? Why you lead the NFL in tackles through two weeks, of course! Adding a couple of sacks in his first four quarters of football, Zach Brown (Not to be confused with the country music band) has made waves right out the gate. He is next stud LB and if you took a late round pick on him; feel good about your chances each week.
He’s only a rookie, but the expectations placed on Kiki Alonso are stifling. Lucky for the Bills, Kiko hasn’t disappointed. After dropping to the 2nd round of the NFL draft due to “character issues,” many worried if Alonso had the head on his shoulders to live up to those gaudy expectations the Bills set upon him. Many wondered if he could live up to the hype. Well, we can put that question to bed. All he has done is put up 16.5 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and a sack to top it off. He’s sure to slow at some point, right? Maybe not.
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Robert comes from an extensive background in fantasy football. He has competed in competitive leagues for over 10 years, which he has won on numerous occasions. He should bring a fresh perspective to a side of fantasy football looked over by the bulk of fantasy informers. Individual defensive players are possibly the most important element to having a well-rounded fantasy football team, as most people look to the big names to carry their team. Robert comes from a back ground in sports, where he played D3 college basketball at Millsaps College. As an intense competitor he wants to share his knowledge to help you compete in this years fantasy football season.