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DE Ezekiel Ansah - Detroit Lions

6-5, 271Born: 5-29-1989College: Brigham YoungDrafted: Round 1, pick 5

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Summary

"Ziggy" Ansah was franchised tagged for this year as the Lions endeavour to work out a long-term deal with him. While he had eight sacks, his tackle numbers fell significantly to only 30 total tackles. Ansah played 2017 banged up and had minor offseason knee surgery to correct a nagging issue. In Defensive Coordinator Paul Pasqualoni's new scheme, Ansah will continue to play an edge defender role, but will get some snaps at outside linebacker. It's reasonable to expect more sack production from Ansah in this new dynamic, and his tackle numbers should be closer to what he's posted in seasons prior to last year. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 12, 10, 10, 12, 13, 18
Overall Redraft - 30, 27, 34, 38, 41, 46
DE Dynasty - 14, 11, 11, 17, 20
Overall Dynasty - 53, 43, 51, 56

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2015 DET 16.0 38.0 8.0 14.5 3.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2016 DET 13.0 21.0 13.0 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 DET 14.0 39.0 4.0 12 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 40.0 * * * * * * *
2018 PROJ-Norton 16.0 39.0 * * * * * * *

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1vs New York Jets
2@ San Francisco 49ers
3vs New England Patriots
4@ Dallas Cowboys
5vs Green Bay Packers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Miami Dolphins
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9@ Minnesota Vikings
10@ Chicago Bears
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12vs Chicago Bears
13vs Los Angeles Rams
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15@ Buffalo Bills
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17@ Green Bay Packers