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Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants

 

2011 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: My confidence and belief that Mathias Kiwanuka can return and be an IDP force this season is starting grow, as reports have him playing at outside linebacker on early downs. ESPN New York’s Giants beat writer Ohm Youngmisuk does a great job of listing out the breakdown of Kiwi’s role this season and the effects of what is going on in camp without Osi around.

Basically, if Kiwi continues to display no ill effects from his neck injury a year ago, I highly suggest you look to him as a No.2 defensive lineman this season, because he was on the verge of breaking out big if you look at his sack numbers (4) at the start of the season (3 games played). The Giants have had a terrific group of edge rushers for years, and with Kiwi coming off the edge I wouldn’t be surprised if we see his first double digit sacks season of his career. Keep an eye on his progress for sure, but this is a player that can be dominant at times at the defensive lineman position for IDP fantasy leagues, especially in big play leagues.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2011 Projected Stats 48 33 9 3 5
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

My confidence and belief that Mathias Kiwanuka can return and be an IDP force this season is starting grow, as reports have him playing at outside linebacker on early downs. ESPN New York’s Giants beat writer Ohm Youngmisuk does a great job of listing out the breakdown of Kiwi’s role this season and the effects of what is going on in camp without Osi around.

Basically, if Kiwi continues to display no ill effects from his neck injury a year ago, I highly suggest you look to him as a No.2 defensive lineman this season, because he was on the verge of breaking out big if you look at his sack numbers (4) at the start of the season (3 games played). The Giants have had a terrific group of edge rushers for years, and with Kiwi coming off the edge I wouldn’t be surprised if we see his first double digit sacks season of his career. Keep an eye on his progress for sure, but this is a player that can be dominant at times at the defensive lineman position for IDP fantasy leagues, especially in big play leagues.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2011 Projected Stats 48 33 9 3 5

Kiwi Re-Signs With Giants

Look to Mathias Kiwanuka as an interesting player to add as depth on your squad if Osi Umenyoria should return from his holdout. The Giants re-signed Kiwi and I’m assuming he should be fine in his return from a serious neck injury that cost him most of last season.

Obviously we will have to monitor Kiwi’s practices and preseason performances to get an idea of how he will hold up, but if he should look good, he could be a worthy No.2 defensive lineman even if Osi comes back to the team. That said, I wouldn’t recommend you look to Kiwi as a start worthy option on draft day, if Osi is still around because Kiwi still has much to prove in his return from injury. I still believe Kiwi can be a dominant option as a defensive lineman for IDP leagues as just last year we witnessed what was looking to be a breakout season, when Kiwi posted four sacks in the three games he played in.

2011 June

Only time will tell if Mathias Kiwanuka will re-sign with the Giants and if he can return to his previous form after a serious neck injury cost him most of the 2010 season. Kiwi is a terrific talent and it looked like he was ready for a monster year as he total four sacks in the first three games. If all looks good for Kiwi in the preseason he should be a top ten defensive lineman to grab if he can remain in a friendly system for his skill set.

2010 Preview

When Osi Umenyoria went down in 2008 it opened the door for Mathias Kiwanuka to start every week for the Giants defense. That season Kiwi had a big year but last season Osi came back and took the starting role over. To start this season Osi will probably be the start but don’t be surprised if Kiwi is the man once again by years end like last season.

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