Justin Tuck | New York Giants | DE
2013 Experience: 9th Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: For the second year in a row Tuck left his IDP fantasy owners disappointed with his play. Injuries have been a big part of his struggles but he’s also dealt with close family members passing away and I don’t think we can underestimate what a toll it takes on a player to make a Championship run.
Winning the Super Bowl in 2012 means your playing into February while other players around the league are resting up and getting ready for the next year.
The Giants failed to make the playoffs last year and I expect Tuck to come in fresher than we’ve seen from him in recent years. If you can land him as a DL3 it would be terrific value as he should at least return to that production, but could return to DL1 numbers.
Only time will tell us if he can play at an elite level again, but because of his disappointing seasons in recent regular seasons, he shouldn’t be going as one of the top 20 options at his position on draft day.
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection
We knew the lockout was going to screw players up, and Justin Tuck owners fell victim to this unfortunate situation, as Tuck himself attributed his health problems to lack of conditioning.
Tuck was arguably the top IDP lineman in 2010, but after last years’ performance, I can’t blame you if he’s not listed as a top five on your board. Still if Tuck is healthy going into your draft, he’s worth a DL1 pick because he provides a solid tackle total and is one of the better big-play lineman.
With Jason Pierre-Paul on the other side, it will be interesting to see how opposing teams play these bookends. Tuck may benefit from more one-on-one matchups as team opt to chip JPP instead.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
It feels like many names have moved in and out of the Giants depth chart on the front line but Justin Tuck has remained a staple for IDP production, since he broke out in he 2007 season. While Tuck only posted six sacks last season, I find that season to just be a down year as he’s posted double digit touchdowns in three of the past four seasons.
In taking Tuck you have a lineman who can give you a high tackle total and will still make plays in other ways to keep points going up on the scoreboard in your league, and that is the test of a truly dependable star player in IDP fantasy. Tuck is truly the top lineman to select off the Giants terrific group of defensive lineman and clearly, one of the top three lineman in all leagues and will probably ranked as the top lineman on many websites this summer.
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2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook
Justin Tuck has been one of the elite defensive lineman for the past three years in IDP fantasy football. While the Giants love to use a rotation at defensive end, Tuck is clearly the top dog in this group and will continue to get his production. Look for Tuck to move back up to double digit sacks in 2010 as he is in good shape heading into the season.