Sean Weatherspoon | Atlanta Falcons | LB
2013 Experience: 4th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Weatherspoon has paced for about 115 tackles a year over the past two seasons with around four sacks a season. The Falcons top linebacker can give you some big-play ability from the weak-side to go with enough solo tackles that makes him a solid, steady LB2.
While he did miss three games last year, durability should be a big concern for the fourth-year linebacker out of Missouri, and I’m confident he can improve, if just slightly on his numbers from the past two seasons. Taking Weatherspoon as your second linebacker isn’t a bad idea, just don’t expect a breakout for top five numbers at his position.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
With Curtis Lofton gone to New Orleans, it’s time to view Sean Weatherspoon as a possible low end LB1. Weatherspoon will likely go off the board as an early LB2 but he didn’t have problems racking up the tackles when Lofton was around, and no one is going to have the range in the middle to slow Weatherspoon down at this point.
Atlanta’s MVP from a year ago, Weatherspoon is ready for an up tick in production and should be a lock for over 90 solos this year.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Even though Sean Weatherspoon is a strong-side linebacker he got off to a hot start in his first three games as a rookie. Unfortunately, Weatherspoon suffered a knee injury mid-season and it bothered him throughout, limiting his production, and stunting what looked to be a promising first year.
No, Weatherspoon isn’t worth drafting on your IDP squad, unless you’re in a deep league, but I do believe he could be a rare strong-side backer that is a starter for IDP in the future. Not only is Spoon a projected stud against the run, but he should play effective against the pass because of his speed. This is a big reason why he was a first round pick at the 2010 NFL draft, and his development will be essential if the Falcons have hopes of reaching the Super Bowl.
With Curtis Lofton on the same team, it will be hard for Weatherspoon to be counted on as a viable option weekly, but there are going to be times when you can use him for a spot start. This young linebacker has a bright future, and it will be interesting to see how he develops in year two.
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2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
Falcons first round pick Sean Weatherspoon will make an impact at some point this season, but it won’t be as a starter to begin the year. The team is looking to ease Weatherspoon into a starting role as they have good veteran depth to start for now. Upon the time Weatherspoon does get a chance to start, he will be a clear IDP linebacker worth having on your fantasy team.