Stephen Tulloch | Detroit Lions | LB
2013 Experience: 8th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: After a monster final season in Tennessee Tulloch’s numbers have come crashing back down to earth in his time with the Lions. Tulloch is a quality LB3 option but he lacks enough tackle upside and big-play ability to be considered a LB2 on draft day.
Consider his three sacks and two interceptions from 2011 career bests, and while he’s capable of hitting those numbers in a give year, we shouldn’t draft him expecting those numbers to hold up.
|2013 Projected Stats||111||78||0||0||4||1|
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
A soft market for linebackers last year forced Stephen Tulloch to take a one year prove it deal in Detroit. Tulloch proved he was the man in the middle for the Lions and received a multi-year deal in the offseason.
While his knee troubles in OTAs have me a little concerned, if the knee isn’t having problems with swelling in training camp, I will view him as a late LB2 value. Tulloch is the top linebacker to target in Detroit, and should have another productive season, assuming that knee is healthy.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
After posting a top five performance for IDP fantasy owners, Stephen Tulloch wasn’t rewarded in the open market as he had to sign a one year prove it deal with the Lions. While Detroit likely won’t allow Tulloch to come close to the tackle total he posted last year, it should be a respectable fit as he teams up with his old defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
In early August camps it seems that the Lions are still looking at third year linebacker DeAndre Levy in the middle at times in practice, but I anticipate that Tulloch will be the middle linebacker in the end. With a stout line up front, Tulloch should be free to roam around and make plays, so view him as a respectable No.2 linebacker this season.
|2011 Projected Stats||110||68||2||2||6||1|
Stephen Tulloch was fabulous in his final season with the Titans as he racked up a career high 160 tackles and 111 of them were of the solo variety. Now a free agent, Tulloch is rumored to likely sign with his old defensive coordinator Jim Schawartz in Detroit to man the middle for a promising young team.
While the Lions defense and team are getting better, there should still be plenty of opportunities for Tulloch to return to at least 125 tackles on the season if he were to head to Detroit. Even if Tulloch lands in another town, he should still be a lock as one of the top ten linebackers to draft in traditional tackle heavy IDP leagues this summer.
The Titans have had some good linebackers over the years but a changing of the guard has taken place in the past year. Now, Stephen Tulloch is the unquestioned top linebacker for IDP in Tennessee and he will have another solid season in 2010. Expect Tulloch to reach well over 100 tackles for your IDP fantasy team this year.