Bishop has spent his previous six seasons with the Green Bay Packers. However, Bishop was let go this summer because he is still somewhat recovering from a torn hamstring that has cost him over a year of football.
Minnesota wasted no time bringing in the veteran backer though. They have been looking for a true middle linebacker for years and Bishop will instantly fill that void. He is a very sure-tackler and has the potential to be a monster in the middle for the Vikings. Bishop has recorded 218 tackles over his last two seasons and has done it all in just 28 games.
The linebacker has also been a very accomplished blitzer throughout his time in Green Bay. He recorded three sacks in 2010 and another five in 2011, both of which were well above the league average for a middle linebacker. Now considering that DE Jared Allen is anchoring one of the edges and Bishop could get some huge lanes to rush the quarterback in 2013.
Bishop is a great second linebacker to target this fantasy season in deeper IDP formats. He can easily rack up another 110 tackles and end up having another very strong fantasy performance.