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2013 Fantasy Football IDP Profile: OLB Von Miller

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Denver Broncos LB Von Miller may look like Clark Kent with his patented large-framed glasses, but the outside linebacker plays more like Superman for fantasy football IDP options.

The strongside linebacker has racked up an inhuman 30 sacks in his first 31 games of his NFL career.  He has almost averaged a sack per start, which is all any fantasy owners can ask for. The linebacker had  an insane 12.5 sacks over the team’s last nine games alone. He started slow, but really turned it on as the Broncos approached the playoffs and showed that he could be a number one fantasy linebacker.

Miller has also averaged 66 tackles per season, which isn’t the worst considering that he is an outside linebacker. Most people assume linebackers will average well over 100 hits a year, but a guy that can rack up over 10 sacks a season has just as much value in IDP circles.

The Texas A&M standout also forced a career-high six fumbles last year. He was not only tenacious when it came to getting to the quarterback, but he was also relentless at jarring the ball loose. He even drew some comparisons to divisional-rival Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs for his amazing athleticism and upper body strength.

Miller is a solid top-10 IDP option to target this fantasy season and should definitely be drafted within the top-three linebackers. He is a superstar in the making and this may be the last time to lock him up in an IDP keeper league.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.