London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | LB
2013 Experience: 16th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: A terrific career, Fletcher has outlasted Ray Lewis in the battle of old linebackers, not only continuing to play in the NFL but maintaining LB1 production in IDP leagues. One statistic that could show us the veteran is slowing down is his drop in solo tackles last season.
For the first time on record (looking at his NFL.com page) he dropped under 80 solos tackles, and he’s only dropped out of the mid 90’s in that area twice in the eleven prior years (2001 89 solos, 2010 87 solos) so his drop to 78 is a concern.
Still Fletcher had one of the better big-play numbers from an inside linebacker spot with five interceptions, three sacks and 11 pass deflections. This guy is still a worthy LB1 addition to your team and while he only had 78 solos tackles he did post 61 assisted tackles so when know the Redskins give out favorable numbers in that area.
If you don’t think that’s important, just look to Derrick Johnson as a player who is hurt because of the boys (or girls) upstairs.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
How long can this guy hold up, and continue to play at an elite level? Who the heck knows, but I’m sure none of us thought he would go out for 166 tackles at 36 years of age!
Not only will Fletcher rack up the tackles, but he’s averaged three forced fumbles and around two sacks in recent seasons. Perry Riley will play opposite Fletcher, but make no mistake about it; the veteran will continue to have big production, especially with LaRon Landry gone.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
What a freaking career London Fletcher has put together for himself as he’s failed to miss a game in his 13 years in the NFL. Of those seasons only one (his rookie year) has he not been a full time starter, and he’s had at over 100 tackles in all but two years, and at least 87 solo tackles in his last ten seasons. Only injury is going to make this guy an unproductive option for IDP fantasy football owners, and that isn’t likely to happen to a guy who’s always on the field.
Most players I would tell you to be concerned about them at age 36, but in Fletcher case I will make an exception. The Redskins won’t be a good team once again with Fletcher and safety LaRon Landry set to post big time tackle numbers. This old man just has a nose for the football and while he’s probably one of those names who gets looked over by many as a legit top fifteen player (because of his age), he’s going to put up another 100 plus tackle season and be an every week play.
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2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
London Fletcher may be in his mid thirties now but he plays like a young stud linebacker. After racking up another huge tackle total, Fletcher was finally rewarded with a Pro Bowl trip. Look for the veteran to be a solid source of tackles once again for your IDP squad.