Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee’s 2012 fantasy football season was marred by injury. Lee missed the final 10 games with an agonizing toe injury and the defensive captain eventually had off-season surgery to repair the injury. It was a big blow for IDP owners, considering that Lee had 58 tackles through the first six games and was producing like a number one fantasy linebacker.
To the dismay of many IDP owners, Lee started pretty slow this fantasy season. In his first three games, he averaged a mediocre 5.3 tackles per contest. The linebacker honestly looked like he was playing on his heels and perhaps wasn’t 100% healthy. Lee was dropped in thousands of IDP formats due to the slow start and many fans wondered if he had come back too soon from his toe injury.
However, in the linebacker’s last five games he has been the number one IDP option in all of fantasy. He has recorded double-digit tackles in each of the last five games and has averaged an astonishing 13 hits per contest. Even more impressive is that the backer has picked off four passes over that time and has even scored a 52-yard touchdown on one of them. His tackle numbers would have been enough to rack up fantasy points, but the addition of his interception totals have made him an elite IDP option again.
Now that Lee is completely healthy, he will average around eight tackles per game for the rest of the way and will finally put up LB1 numbers in all IDP formats.