Troy Polamalu

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Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | DB

2012 Experience: 10th Season

IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: With Casey Hampton and the Steelers linebacking corps aging, we could see Troy Polamalu’s tackle numbers rise. It’s hard to trust this future Hall Of Fame safety to stay healthy, but I figure he’s worth no less than a DB3 addition.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2012 Projected Stats 80 61 1 0 12 3
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Welcome to Troy Polamalu IDP fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Polamalu’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for individual defensive player fantasy football.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

Clearly a better big play league option, Troy Polamalu has to be one of the more overrated defenders for IDP fantasy football, year after year. I’ve seen him actually go as the top defensive back a few times over the years and every time I shake my head and laugh. Polamalu is a depth player at best, as he has failed to rack up a decent amount of tackles for a few seasons now. Polamalu is more of a roamer on the field that looks to make plays, rather than get his nose dirty against the run, down in the box.

That makes sense as Polamalu has a hard time staying healthy just playing in the open field and the Steelers linebackers are so good against the run that they don’t really need Polamalu in the box most of the time. Please don’t look to Polamalu as a starter for your squad even in big play leagues, as their are better upside options to go after, and someone is bound to draft this guy, way too high in regular IDP leagues around the country.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2011 Projected Stats 67 53 1 2 12 5

2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook

Troy Polamalu was down and injured in the first game of the 2009 season and never fully came back to be the player he usually is. Look for Polamalu to rebound this year as he will make for a decent IDP option as he may not rack up a big tackle number and is an injury risk.

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