2013 Fantasy Football IDP Sleeper: DB Bernard Pollard
This season in fantasy football IDP leagues, there are several players that are flying well below the radar. One of those under the radar talents to keep an eye on is S Bernard Pollard of the Tennessee Titans.
Pollard was brought into the Music City after winning the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens this past season. The team already had a rather stacked secondary and many fantasy owners have steered clear of the 28-year-old this summer because of the crowded backfield.
Last year CB Jason McCourty racked up 92 tackles and four interceptions in Tennessee. CB Alterraun Verner had 81 tackles, while FS Michael Griffin also recorded 79 hits. It doesn’t appear like there will be many hits to go around, but the team brought in Pollard for a reason. He will instantly become the leader of this unit and the former second round pick has always put up good numbers regardless of the talent around him.
Pollard has averaged 6.4 tackles per game over his last six seasons, including totaling 98 hits last season in just 13 games. The veteran has also averaged two sacks over his last four seasons, so he is doing more than just recording tackles. The strong safety is always around the football and that is exactly what an IDP owner wants to see.
Bernie Smack is obviously still a number one defensive back in all IDP formats. He will easily rack up over 85 tackles in 2013 and once again be among the premier DB options in the game. If you can find him near the end of the your IDP format, don’t hesitate to grab the hard-hitting veteran.