2013 Fantasy Football: Time To Add Sean Lee In IDP

By Dustin Manko
Sean Lee
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When Sean Lee went down with an injury a few weeks ago, some owners saw the prognosis that stated Lee was going to miss a month with the injured hamstring and dropped him. A few owners kept him on their IDP fantasy football rosters because he is as sure fire a LB1 as there is. If Lee is available in your league, you need to add him to your roster right now.

Despite missing two games to the injury, Lee is still among the leaders in IDP this season. He is ninth in scoring among all defenders and is less than 10 points back from the top five. He is second among all defenders in points per game average (13.19). He is also tied for fourth in interceptions (four) which he has turned into 184 return yards. He is the leader for the Dallas Cowboys defense, he plays every down and is capable of making plays sideline to sideline.

Yet he is owned in only 41 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Rumors are surfacing from Dallas that Lee is on track to play next Monday night when the Cowboys travel to take on the Chicago Bears. In case you are not familiar with Lee’s work, all you need to know is that he is one of the premier defenders in all of football and is a high ceiling IDP stud that could help you end up winning your league. He is that good.

As fantasy owners prepare for their playoff pushes, Lee has a great schedule down the stretch. In addition to week 14 against the Bears, the Cowboys also have games during the fantasy playoffs against division rivals Philadelphia Eagles (who are allowing the fourth most points to opposing linebackers) and the Washington Redskins (sixth most points allowed to linebackers). In between those games the Cowboys also host the Green Bay Packers, who are allowing an average of over 25 points to opposing linebackers per game over the last four games. Owners couldn’t ask for much better matchups.

On top of that, the Cowboys defense has been pretty awful this season. Cowboy opponents have rattled off 827 plays against the defense (seventh most) and Dallas is allowing opponents to convert on 40.8 percent of third downs (sixth worse in the league), meaning that Lee will have plenty of snaps on the field to make plays. As mentioned earlier, Lee is an every down linebacker, so owners don’t need to worry about him leaving the field unless he is injured.

It is not very often that you can get a top round talent off the wire this late in the season. Yet in the majority of leagues, Lee is sitting on your waiver wire. Stop what you are doing and add him to your roster right now. As mentioned earlier, Lee is as sure fire an LB1 as there is in fantasy football, and a virtual lock to finish the season in the top 10 in all IDP scoring. There is no reason to no add him.

As always, I welcome your comments. If you think I’m wrong, I’m willing to listen. Just back it up with some facts and solid evidence. Thanks for reading and good luck this season.

Dustin Manko is an author at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DustinManko, ”Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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