Ray Edwards

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Ray Edwards | Atlanta Falcons | Defensive End

2011 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: While Ray Edwards should to a commendable job for the Atlanta Falcons, I won’t be drafting him on any of my IDP fantasy teams. Sure, Edwards has a respectable veteran pass rusher opposite him in John Abraham, but he’s not the player Jared Allen was in Minnesota, let alone the Falcons defensive tackles aren’t at the level of the Williams Wall.

While Edwards should put up a respectable sack total, I just don’t believe he will increase his tackle numbers back to the total he had in 2009 and at the same time, Edwards doesn’t produce enough forced fumbles to be a true No.2 defensive lineman (for me anyway) in big-play leagues.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2011 Projected Stats 42 30 8 1 2
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

While Ray Edwards should to a commendable job for the Atlanta Falcons, I won’t be drafting him on any of my IDP fantasy teams. Sure, Edwards has a respectable veteran pass rusher opposite him in John Abraham, but he’s not the player Jared Allen was in Minnesota, let alone the Falcons defensive tackles aren’t at the level of the Williams Wall.

While Edwards should put up a respectable sack total, I just don’t believe he will increase his tackle numbers back to the total he had in 2009 and at the same time, Edwards doesn’t produce enough forced fumbles to be a true No.2 defensive lineman (for me anyway) in big-play leagues.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD
2011 Projected Stats 42 30 8 1 2

2011 June

While Ray Edwards had another eight plus sack total with the Vikings last season, but he failed to reach 40 tackles on the season. This is partly because he missed two games, but that won’t console those IDP owners that were looking for better production in tackle heavy leagues. Edwards is now a free agent and won’t be back in Minnesota so we will have to wait and see where he lands when free agency starts.

I can’t see Edwards situation getting any better than it was with the Vikings when he had the “Williams Wall” and Jared Allen on the same line to give him one on one chances at the quarterback. Look to Edwards as a backup for Big Play leagues this summer as he’s probably best left on going to someone else in tackle heavy leagues.

2010 Preview

Ray Edwards continued to show why he’s worth starting in IDP fantasy football leagues in 2009. The young defensive end has the luxury of playing next to the Williams Wall and Jared Allen, so he gets consistent single coverage every play. This led to Edwards posting his second 50 plus tackle season, and he also had 8.5 sacks. Look for the 25 year old talent to have another solid season for your IDP squad.

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