Paul Posluszny | Jacksonville Jaguars | LB
2013 Experience: 7th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Despite the emergence of weak-side linebacker Russell Allen posting over 100 solo tackles, Posluszny was able to go over the century mark as well. That’s saying something when you factor in that you probably can’t count even ten defenders in the league that hit the century mark in solos.
Needless to say the Jaguars defense had a good amount of opportunities as the offense struggled at times, with inconsistent play.
While Allen and rookie strong safety Johnathan Cyprien will pose as threats to Posluszny’s production, he should remain a top ten linebacker in IDP leagues because of his big-play ability. After injury problems plagued the veteran back in Buffalo, he’s played in all 32 games over the past two years with the Jaguars.
We watched Bobby Wagner thrive as a rookie in the middle last year when now Head Coach Casey Bradley was the defensive coordinator in Seattle, so Posluszny should be good to go for another solid season.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
While I was wrong about Paul Posluszny being a bust last year, I was right about him not holding the same upside value he had back in Buffalo. POZ is still a worthy LB2 and he could produce as a low end LB1 at times.
In the prime of his career, look for this talented linebacker to produce over 110 total tackles but he’s unlikely to come close to 90 solo tackles.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While Paul Posluszny will improve the Jaguars defense, the common belief around IDP circles is that his value will take a hit in his move to Jacksonville. I tend to believe this is true, as Posluszny was in one of the best situations to rack-up a bunch of tackles in Buffalo, as they used multiple fronts that allowed Posluszny to play in his familiar 3-4 defense as he ran with Penn State.
That said, Posluszny is still a clear top fifteen linebacker in my rankings, but I’m probably going to pass on him in most of my leagues as I would like to see how all the movement in the Jaguars defense plays out this season. It’s likely that he will still go as a top ten selection because he is a notable name within IDP circles, so don’t expect him to drop out of the top ten or so linebackers taken at your draft.
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While Paul Posluszny is one of the more tantalizing linebackers to own in IDP fantasy football, I’m not sure we will see him play another 16 games season. This guy just can’t seem to hold up for a full year but man what a year he had in the 14 games he played with the Bills last season. It didn’t seem to matter if Buffalo lined up in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense, they still sucked up front and that meant Poz was needed to clean things up, early and often in most games.
Poz went on to average just over 10 tackles per game and that was clearly one of the better averages of all defenders in football. Now a free agent, the Bills are targeting him but the Giants and others have been rumored to be in the mix as well. Look to Poz as a risk / reward top fifteen linebacker for your squad this season, as he can play as a top five when on the field, but again, that’s when he’s on the field.
Paul Posluszny can stay healthy all year he should be in line for a possible huge season with the Bills. In college Poz posted big time numbers in a 3-4 defensive system the Bills are moving to that style this season. Look for Poz as a topl inside linebacker to have this year for your IDP squad.