Osi Umenyiora

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Osi Umenyiora | Atlanta Falcons | DE

2013 Experience: 11th Season

IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Umenyiora moved on to Atlanta this off-season and will play his first year of pro football outside of New York. Basically replacing John Abraham, we should like Umenyiora’s odds to reach 10 sacks and the Falcons better hope he’s able to do so, because they really don’t have anyone else for the pass-rush.

my problem with Umnyiora is mainly his tackle total over recent years. Only once in the past four years has he reached 30 solo tackles and I have to wonder how many snaps he can play regularly at this point in his career.

Because of those concerns I like Umenyiora as more of a DL2 option, but he should be a weekly starter, especially if you start three defensive linemen each week.

Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2012 Projected Stats 38 29 10 2 4
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection

With the Giants open about weighing all options with Osi Umenyiora, it could be time for the veteran to move on. Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck will start over Umenyiora if he stays in New York but that doesn’t mean he’s not worth starting in IDP leagues.

If Umenyiora goes to another team, he’s likely a DL1 play, but as the third option in New York, he’s no lower than a late DL2.

New York has proven to have multiple productive ends in the past and they will use there NASCAR formation to get all three on the field at the same time, moving JPP inside. Umenyiora may have some healthy concerns because he’s getting older, but when suited up, he’s a must start.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

A week after ending his demands for a trade, Osi Umenyiora hit the shelf with a knee injury that is likely to cost him the first few games of the regular season. While Umenyiora will likely keep his starting job upon his return to the field, look for second year beast Jason Pierre-Paul to rotate with him, more than last year.

At this point in time, it’s advisable to look to Umenyiora as nothing more than a late DL-2 for your team, as his knee is a concern and the presence of JPP will hurt him as well. Look for Umenyiora’s numbers to fall back to more like his 2009 season, and don’t expect a return to his ridiculous 2010 numbers.

Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2011 Projected Stats 41 30 8 5 2

June 2011

While it seems Osi Umenyiora is continuing to rumble about wanting out, unless he gets his contract restructured, he will likely end up playing for the Giants again. I don’t anticipate the team keeping Mathias Kiwanuka, so if Umenyiora isn’t stuck in a holdout when the season starters, he should be a top ten lineman to draft.

If he should miss time because of his contract, Jason Pierre-Paul would be the player to jump on and will be talked up throughout the summer, if Umenyoria does, in fact holdout. At the end of the day, Umenyiora is a great disruptor and his 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles from a year ago is a testament to that.

2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook

This is probably Osi Umenyiora’s last season with the Giants as Kiwi should take his job at some point again this year. With the selection of Jason Pierre-Paul at the draft the Giants will have a strong defensive end to backup Kiwi and Tuck for years to come. That said, Osi should win the starting role to begin the season, and he will have to play well to keep the starting role. Even if he does lose the starting job, he will be active on this defense as the Giants love to rotate lineman. Look to Osi as a good player for Big Play IDP leagues but he could disappoint you in standard tackle heavy leagues.

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