Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | DE
2012 Experience: 7th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: A week one injury set Elvis Dumervil back and he was practically a non factor, early in the year. As the second half rolled around Dumervil went off as he totaled at least half a sack from week nine to week sixteen. In that span, the Broncos star defensive end totaled 9.5 sacks and proved to us why he’s still a worthy DL1 selection.
With Peyton Manning in town, Dumervil should have the luxury of playing with a lead late in games, giving him more opportunities to pin his ears back and go after the quarterback.
I’m not sure if he can hold up for a full sixteen games as a linemen but it’s hard to rank a talent like this any lower than the top ten. What I do like is he lost 10 pounds this offseason in an attempt to gain explosiveness, and that is a scary thought for opposing quarterbacks.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Elvis Dumervil missed all of last year with a torn pectoral muscle, but he will be a full go with camps start as he moves back to the front line in John Fox’s 4-3 defense. It is expected that Dumervil will be a three down lineman this season and that makes sense when you figure he is clearly one of the better pass rushers in the game.
Just look at Julius Peppers, Mike Rucker and Charles Johnson as reasons to believe that Dumervil is ready to have a top ten performance and this guy could be better than all of those names for big play leagues, in his system. Because Dumervil missed last year, he can be had at a reasonable top fifteen price as lineman go, but if he plays a full 16 games, he should be close to a top five producer. This should be a big bounce back season for Dumervil, and his presence is a big deal for a Broncos defense that struggled without him.
Please Note: Dumervil should retain eligibility for linebacker and may not start out the year as a defensive end (ESPN leagues are that way) but that should change after week one, if not before.
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2010 Lost For Season
Elvis Dumervil injured his pectoral muscle after signing a big contract with the Broncos. Now Dumervil is done for the season and will be a cheap IDP draft pick next year.