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Chad Greenway | Minnesota Vikings |LB

2013 Experience: 7th Season

IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Another year another solid performance from Chad Greenway who is easily one of the more consistent linebackers in the league. It seems like Greenway never gets the love of an LB1 on draft day by many owners but he tends to find his way into the top 15 every year.

While Greenway did have three sacks last year but we need to keep in mind that he didn’t total more than one in a year since 2008.

A steady player, Greenway may lose a few tackles to former Packer inside linebacker Desmond Bishop but he will be a weekly starter and a Pro Bowl caliber player once again.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2012 Projected Stats 135 84 1 1 3 0
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Welcome to Chad Greenway’s IDP fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Greenway’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for individual defensive player fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

Chad Greenway is a beast when it comes to tackles, and he will be one of the top five in this category again. What keeps Greenway from being a LB1 is that he doesn’t make many big plays, so your dependent on his tackles for your production.

This works better in tackle heavy leagues of course but one problem I have with Greenway is his solo ratio isn’t as good as players like Daryl Washington, NaVorro Bowman, etc. This is likely in part because he’s on the outside and in a different scheme, but even if Greenway racks up 150 tackles on the season, he probably won’t hit 100 solos.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

With Brian Cushing moving to an inside linebacker position, Chad Greenway stands as the one strong-side linebackers (James Anderson is worth mentioning as well) to target as one of your first two linebackers on your squad. Many players on the Vikings suffered a down season last year, but Greenway seemed to thrive as the defense was on the field longer and he racked up a career high 144 tackles.

With a projected rookie (Christian Ponder) starting at quarterback, and both Pat Williams and Kevin Williams being out for the first month due to suspension, I have no trouble believing Greenway will top 130 tackles again. Greenway is by far the Vikings best tackler, and he has a nose for the football. While Greenway may have the strong-side label on his chest, I have no problem placing him as high as a top ten linebacker for tackle heavy leagues.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2011 Projected Stats 130 99 1 2 4 1

2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook

With all the drama surrounding Brian Cushing and his suspension it is Chad Greenway that should be the top strongside IDP linebacker for 2010. Greenway is a great talent and always seems to rack up a high tackle total for his position. Expect another fine season from the Vikings skilled linebacker.

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