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Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | DE

2013 Experience: 4th Season

IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: If 61 tackles, five pass deflections and 6.5 sacks is a down year, I want that player on my team. Pierre-Paul wasn’t as good as he was in 2011, but he was still around a top five defensive lineman in many IDP leagues.

We need to keep an eye on his recovery from neck surgery in the summer but it could help him drop a few rounds lower than he normally would go in your draft. I still like him as an option to select in the first eight rounds of IDP drafts, but admittedly I like to take my IDP players later and find value, rather focusing my efforts on skill position players early.

As long as Pierre-Paul can recover and play up the level were used to, he will have a fine year and like many in the IDP community, I expect him to return to double digit sacks in one of the better defensive schemes for line production over the years.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2012 Projected Stats 68 49 12.5 2 6
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Welcome to Jason Pierre-Paul IDP fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Pierre-Paul player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for individual defensive player fantasy football.

2012 IDP Fantasy Projection

Could be wrong but I believe I had Jason Pierre-Paul in the top five defensive lineman to draft last summer, after health problems continued for Osi Umenyoria. Pierre-Paul exceeded even my expectations and was the best lineman in IDP hands down.

Sure, Allen had 22 sacks but JPP ran away from everyone in solo tackles and was solid across the board as a consistent stud.

The cat is clearly out of the bag now, and if you want JPP you’ll likely have to commit to him as the top IDP player off the board at any position! With a starting job secured, this freakish stud has only scratched the surface of his dominance in the league.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

I’ve been pumping Jason Pierre-Paul as a sleeper for IDP fantasy leagues this summer, and it’s time to believe, as JPP has been tearing it up in the preseason and Osi Umenyoira is sidelined, with a knee injury.

Any time JPP is starting with Osi out you need to have him in your lineup because he can perform like a DL-1 with his big play making abilities and in the Giants scheme, it’s almost not fair for opposing quarterbacks.

This kid is ready to rock it and you should target him as an early DL-3 and even as high as a late DL-2 for your squad. It’s getting to the point where the Giants will need to rotate Osi and JPP when the veteran comes back, and don’t be surprised if the Giants “take their time” rehabbing Osi to make sure the knee is right, before he returns.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2011 Projected Stats 44 32 10 4 10

June 2011 Outlook

I was a little surprised when the Giants drafted Jason Pierre-Paul in the first round last year, but when they did I assumed Osi Umenyiora was done in New York after 2010. Pierre-Paul was destined to be a backup in his rookie season as he was considered a raw talent, with huge upside.

With Mathias Kiwanuka falling to a bad neck injury, Pierre-Paul’s role in the Giant defense expanded in the second half of the season. JP2 went on to have two multi-sack games and is likely for a breakout season in IDP as the Giants aren’t likely to keep Kiwi but Umenyiora is rumbling about getting out. I believe Umenyiora will stay for another season, but we’ve seen multiple defensive ends have great success in this defense, and even though JP2 probably won’t start, he is worth stashing in at least big play leagues.

If you’re in an IDP dynasty league, I would assume it’s already too late to acquire JP2 via draft, but if you can snag him away this summer by trading away a top end veteran like Kyle Vanden Bosch for example, that would be a great move for the future. I believe Pierre-Paul could be one of the top five fantasy ends for a long time if he can round his game out to be a respectable tackler. Look for that to happen as the Giants have a great track record of developing talents like JP2 into well rounded pass rushers.

This season, you should be able to get Pierre-Paul in the late rounds of your draft, and even though some IDP owners aren’t big on holding IDP players on the depth chart, I recommend you hold this kid. When the party starts you will want to be on the floor to enjoy the show.

2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook

The Giants general manager admitted after the draft that he took a risk on drafting Jason Pierre- Paul in the first round. Watching Paul on film it is easy to see why the Giants took a risk on the physically gifted defensive end and he will probably be a great disruptor in the future. For this season he is just a rotational backup at best as the Giants are loaded with defensive ends. Look for Pierre to help fantasy owners with team defenses more than his individual IDP fantasy value.

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