Barton is an
There's plenty to like about Farrior. His durability (56 starts in 56 regular and postseason Steelers games over the past three seasons) and sack potential (14 over the past three years) come to mind. But after recording 87 solo tackles last season, his highest total since 2003, he's set for a big letdown in 2009. There's the fact that he's a 34-year-old inside linebacker in one of the most physical defenses in the NFL. But, much more importantly, rather than the plodding Larry Foote playing next to him on first and second downs,
Gamble is one of the league's better cover corners, which is why it's baffling that he was thrown at 120 times last season (only
You don't need a graphing calculator to figure this one out. After a serviceable 2008 performance (8.0 sacks, 34 solo tackles), Kiwanuka's playing time is about to drop off.
His ball skills are just ridiculously good, and Reed still belongs near the top of DB rankings in big-play leagues. But after nine interceptions and two TD returns last season (plus two picks and another TD in the playoffs), teams just have to start playing keep away from Reed, don't they? And if he's not near the top of the league in INTs, he's not going to be worth much. The Ravens front seven generally bottles up the run, and
He's been disappearing more and more frequently over the past two seasons, and I don't see how Tatupu is going to bounce back this year. With
You can flag me for piling on, as Vanden Bosch is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. In the past, I've been a big fan of his in part because of his talent and motor, but moreso because teams had to double team
Without looking at any average draft position numbers, I'm going to go ahead and say Wilson will be the most overdrafted IDP in fantasy football this year. He piled up 97 solo tackles as the strong safety in Oakland last season, but this year he'll be in a much different situation. Wilson will move back to free safety, alongside strong safety