Albert Haynesworth | Defensive Lineman
2011 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: The Patriots are rolling the dice on Albert Haynesworth, but it’s a chance worth taking for a franchise that would only benefit from his services. If Haynesworth fails to get it done, New England can cut him lose as they aren’t on the hook for guaranteed money. As far as Haynesworth’s outlook I think, his presence will be a benefit to the Patriots defense, and he will probably hold better value for IDP fantasy leagues.
With Haynesworth’s addition, talk has sparked about the Patriots possibly using more of a 4-3 scheme as opposed the 3-4 setup the normally run. In truth, the Patriots have been using multiple fronts for a little while now, so all this really means is if the talent on the field dictates, they should use a 4-3, I’m sure Bill Belichick will use that scheme.
Haynesworth tends to thrive in a 4-3 scheme so look for his numbers to improve as he has his career to fight for and will be put in situations to succeed. For all the attitude issues Haynesworth has, I don’t believe it will be an issue in New England for at least this season. I would go as far as to view Haynesworth as a must have No.2 defensive tackle (if you start that position), and he could be a No.1 defensive tackle this year.
If you start the general defensive linemen position in your league, look to Haynesworth as a No.4 option to stash in the depth of your squad. If used correctly, Haynesworth can be a worthy No.2 defensive lineman for IDP fantasy leagues. Basically, because of his down play in Washington, his value has fallen off the table from his days with the Titans, and that gives him sleeper appeal.
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