Perry Riley | Washington Redskins | LB
2013 Experience: 4th Season
Fantasy Football Outlook: While Riley should be a rock-solid LB2 option this year the real fun will start next year, if London Fletcher retires. Opportunity is there for two inside linebackers to be top 30 options in fantasy leagues and even top 20 options as we saw last year.
I was impressed by Riley to put up over 130 tackles last year even with Fletcher on the same field and his performance is a big reason why Fletcher’s solo tackle numbers dropped under 87 for the first time in forever.
It will be interesting to see if Riley can ascend to top five numbers if Fletcher should go down for any reason and we will need to keep an eye on backups like Keenan Robinson as a potential breakout option off the waiver wire if he gets a chance to start.
Riley will have another terrific season and I believe the Redskins will get him resigned as a big part of this defense for the next 3 to 5 years after Fletcher is gone.
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection
If something should happen to London Fletcher we could see Perry Riley rip off a run as a high end LB2 option. With 34 tackles in the final three weeks of the season, we witnessed Riley flash the type of numbers that make him a starter, even if Fletcher is on the field.
I like Riley moving forward as one of the Redskins long term inside linebackers, and even with Fletcher on the field, we should still view him as a late LB3 prospect.