In fantasy football IDP leagues, the position that generally puts up more points than any other is the linebacker position. Considering that most teams start three or four backers, though, it leaves a steady supply of sleepers to target in the middle of the draft.
One of these sleeper linebackers is Lawrence Timmons of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 27-year-old finished the season with 106 tackles, six sacks, and three interceptions. However, due to a slow start, he was somewhat forgotten last season. Timmons was playing on his heels early on and simply couldn’t get comfortable. In his first eight games, Timmons only recorded over six tackles twice. He also failed to record a single sack over that time and had just one interception.
The former Florida State standout started to pick up his game right around the midway part of the season. Timmons averaged eight tackles a game over his last seven contests of the regular season, including three double-digit tackle performances. Timmons also had five of six sacks in the last three games and the inside linebacker finally started making plays down the stretch for fantasy IDP Owners.
Timmons should easily eclipse 120 tackles in the upcoming season. He will be a reliable second starter to target this summer and the veteran should fall well outside of the top-10 linebackers.