2013 Fantasy Football IDP Sleeper: LB Paul Posluszny

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One of the best-kept secrets in fantasy football IDP leagues over the last several seasons has been LB Paul Posluszny of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pos has amassed at least 110 tackles in five consecutive seasons that traces all the way back to his time with the Buffalo Bills. Posluszny even recorded a career-high 139 tackles last season, which was eighth in the league. However, the sure-tackling middle linebacker is consistently overlooked on draft day.

His time in Western New York was riddled with injuries and it has unfairly branded the former Penn State standout as an injury risk. Posluszny broke his forearm in two consecutive seasons in Buffalo, but the middle linebacker still managed to return to action early both times. Since being in Jacksonville, Posluszny has suited up in 32 straight games and hasn’t missed a start.

The linebacker has even started to fill out the box score more since leaving the cold confines of Buffalo. Pos has racked up four sacks in his past two seasons in Jacksonville to go along with a very underrated five interceptions. It is a huge upgrade considering that he only amassed three sacks and four picks in the four previous seasons. Pos has become a much more complete IDP option and should finally be recognized for his play.

Pos will be a great second linebacker to target this season and his tackle numbers alone could even make him a low-end LB1. Either way, the veteran will be a steal in any IDP draft this summer.

 

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.


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