Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | DE
2012 Experience: 11th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Still a top ten defensive lineman, there are signs of concern for Julius Peppers in the future. While he’s getting up in age, he will need help from rookie Shea McClellin to force opposing offenses to pay attention to the other side of the field.
In reality, even if McClellin turns out to be a productive rookie, don’t look for opponents to stop focusing on Peppers as the top lineman to chip and give extra help to slow him down.
This is nothing of a surprise to Peppers or his IDP owners, but if he is slowing down, we could see a drop in consistent production, making him more like a DL2, than a top-end lineman you look to for top production.
|2012 Projected Stats||38||29||11||3||6|
2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
Information is constantly changing in the NFL and fantasy player values can change at any moment. Having updated, informative news can help you not just at your fantasy football draft but during the regular season. Feel free to glance at our recent articles to make sound decisions throughout the year.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
I don’t blame you if you’re not a huge fan of Julius Peppers for IDP purposes. It’s not that he’s an un-productive player but more that many new comers into IDP tend to look for star players like Peppers and may take him a little higher than his value shakes out to be. Peppers is a good IDP option but his tackle numbers can move up and down from year to year.
For the most part, you can look to Peppers as a safe bet as a defensive lineman because you know he should give you at least close to double digits in sacks, make plays around the field, and he will get you at least 40 tackles and up to the mid 50 as he did a year ago. I’m not sure if Peppers is in a perfect situation with the Bears in a Tampa-2 defense, but it’s probably one of the better ones to ensure he can continue to make big plays as the Bears will stay competitive and should win more than lose once again in 2011. Look to Peppers as a worthy top ten defensive lineman and a regular every week starter throughout the season.
|2011 Projected Stats||52||41||11||5||8|
2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
For all of Julius Peppers accomplishments it seems people have mixed reviews when thinking of him as a truly dominant player. For IDP you can take it to the bank that he will produce solid numbers and they are especially good in Big Play IDP leagues. This season I expect Peppers to have one of his best years of his career as he should bring energy to the Bears defense. In a pass heavy division, Peppers should see plenty of opportunities to sack the quarterback and make plays.