With the season about to kick off, a look at some of the breakout candidates for 2010.
Analysis is based on the four main statistics for most IDP leagues (solo tackles, sacks, passes defensed and takeaways) in three-position formats (defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs).
Finnegan has been squarely on IDP radars since his wonderfully fluky, four-INTs-in-three-games start to 2008. He's flashed big-play ability since then, but this season he could become a more consistent week-to-week player. Finnegan has asked to shadow opposing top receivers, and with second-year CB
Teams are going to try and run all over the rebuilding Bucs, so there should be enough tackles to go around for
Joseph sometimes gets overshadowed by
Landry was badly (and sometimes laughably) miscast as a centerfielder in
Posluszny actually led the NFL in solo tackles per game last year (88 solo tackles in 12 games). His long injury history will always be a concern, but there are too many positives to keep Posluszny out of the elite class of linebackers in tackle-heavy scoring formats. Along with last year's totals, the Bills have made the switch to a 3-4 (the same alignment Poz thrived in at Penn State) and will funnel ballcarriers to him even more. If healthy, Posluszny will be right there with