Eight in the box: Individual defensive player rankings
All season long, this is the place for your weekly Individual Defensive Player report. We'll be focusing on the three main statistics for most IDP leagues (solo tackles, sacks, and takeaways) in three-position formats (defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs).
Plenty of pundits (i.e. people taking wild guesses) were pegging Adams as 2008's
The Falcons are ill-equipped to protect
He fell off the map, and rightfully so. Bullocks missed all of '07 after tearing his ACL during the preseason and entered '08 as a second-stringer. But
I'm a big Elvis fan (I once road in a car with he and
I couldn't quite decide on Hall coming into the season. On one hand, the Raiders run defense is so bad that there's little reason to throw the ball against them. But on the other hand, Hall is so crappy, and all-world corner
There's no doubt Jenkins' performance in one of the most-watched games of Week 2 caught some attention: six solo tackles and a sack against New England. Simply put: don't do it. Playing the nose in a 3-4 defense is the fantasy offense equivalent of being a fullback. Jenkins is a big name and seems to have regained his Pro Bowl form, but he's not one for fantasy leaguers to consider.
Coming into the season, it was a coin flip between Rivers and Falcons LB
He's never going to rack up tackles because he doesn't play the run. But Samuel has as good a shot as anyone to lead the NFL in interceptions this season (yes, even with
There were some concerns over Vilma's playing time since the more snaps he plays this season the higher the pick the Saints have to send the Jets. But it looks like