Patrick Chung | Philadelphia Eagles | DB
2013 Experience: 5th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: After a breakout 2010 season Chung has struggled to stay healthy and the Patriots finally decided to move on from him as he signed a new contract with the Eagles. A Oregon University alum, Chung is reunited with former Ducks Head Coach Chip Kelly and will start in Philadelphia’s backfield.
This could be a good situation for Chung and because of his past health problems, he could fall to a point in drafts that he’s actually on the sleeper radar again.
I’m not sold on the Eagles ability to stop the run at all and Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans need to show us they are up to the challenge of playing well in a 3-4 base defense inside. If the front line struggles and the linebackers fail to play at a high level, Chung could find himself in DB1 territory.
Look to Chung as more of a low-end DB2 but I will probably wait and see if I can get him as a DB3 or DB4 as a value pick in my drafts, or likely wait till the later rounds and try to snag him as my DB2 at a cheep price.
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection
Things didn’t go well for Patrick Chung health wise last year, but if you look at his production in the time he played it was still solid. Chung is a DB1 with the potential to be the top defensive back in a given year, because he can make plays in the Patriots scheme.
Only in his 4th season, Chung will bounce back this year as I have a feeling the Patriots defense is focused to atone for some of the sloppy play they had in the backfield.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
I liked Pat Chung coming into last season, but I couldn’t say for sure if the Patriots were going to give him enough snaps to be a starting defensive back in IDP leagues. Chung saw his playing time increase significantly from his rookie season and went on to total 96 tackles on the season and took major strides to becoming a top ten defensive back of the future.
Chung did miss some time from injury, but I have no doubts that he will move over 100 tackles and possibly up to at least 115 on the season this year. This is clearly the option you want in the Patriots backfield, and he should only get better as he’s comes into his key third year in the pros. The Patriots have brought him along one step at a time, but like so many Oregon Ducks (couldn’t help myself, go Ducks) he’s going to have a successful pro career and is a very nice No.2 defensive back to select this season.
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2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
Pat Chung still has to earn a starting job and if he may not get one to start the season. Hopefully the second year free safety can work his way in the starting lineup at some point this season. If Chung gets in he could make for a quick fix waiver wire option for you squad at some point.