Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | DE
2012 Experience: 8th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: After two solid statistical seasons, Chris Clemons has earned his place in the top twenty linemen for IDP leagues. Still, we should classify him as an upside big-play defensive end, as he won’t land more than 35 solos in a year.
From weeks eight through fourteen Clemons totaled just three sacks. Not horrible, but when you consider all three we’re in one game against the Rams; it had to be a struggle to trust him down the stretch.
This is the life of a lineman in IDP, but at least Clemons should give you a few more tackles than other options like Mario Williams, Julius Peppers or Cliff Avril.
|2012 Projected Stats||46||35||10||2||5|
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Just look to Chris Clemons as a reason why you don’t need to pay high for IDP players as this six year veteran has had a virtually unknown career, besides his eight sacks from the 2007 season with the Raiders. Even in the year he only total 17 tackles, and it seemed like he was a pass rush specialist who couldn’t stay on the field long enough to keep IDP relevance.
Well, the Seahawks needed someone to step up at the defensive end position and Clemons made the most of his first regular starting job in the NFL by totaling eleven sacks while posting 49 tackles on the season. In a weak division with average at best offensive lines to play against, Clemons should have a decent follow up season, and he is a worthy look for a No.2 defensive lineman on your IDP squad. Consider him a better Big Play league end than tackle heavy because there is certainly no guarantee that his tackle total will stay around 50 this season.
That said, Coach Pete Carroll’s underdog rallying cry seems to be working in Seattle, and Clemons is a perfect player for him to use as an example to others on the team, as to what can happen if you work hard and make the most of our opportunities to play. Clemons is a good bet for around 40 tackles and eight sacks, and he could do better than that if he continues to progress against the run.
|2011 Projected Stats||46||31||8.5||1||2|