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DE Joey Bosa - Los Angeles Chargers

6-5, 269Born: 7-11-1995College: Ohio St.Drafted: Round 1, pick 3

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Summary

Bosa, undeterred by a lengthy holdout and injury that delayed his NFL debut, ran away with Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last year. He notched 10.5 sacks over just 12 games and announced his presence as a dominator among fantasy linemen. Statistically speaking, he's a relatively one-dimensional producer, and he may never provide more than 50 tackles or so. As a result, he doesn't compare well with the top linebackers on the IDP board - unless your league requires you to start linemen. That's where Bosa's value shoots through the roof: he finished fifth in standard IDP scoring among DL as a rookie, and his upside stretches even further than that. He'll have a full offseason to prepare for 2017, and he'll almost certainly create more splash plays after strangely failing to forcing a fumble or bat down a pass as a rookie. All told, he's a strong a bet as anyone, J.J. Watt and Justin Houston included, to threaten 18+ sacks, so he'll likely spend the next 8-10 years perennially on the cusp of a top-10 IDP season. Just don't feel compelled to pay that cost in a LB-heavy league, where he's no more than a late-round option. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5
Overall Redraft - 8, 6, 9, 9, 10, 10, 16, 18
DE Dynasty - 4, 2, 4, 6
Overall Dynasty - 14, 9, 15, 25

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 SD 13 30 11 10.5 0 0 0 0 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 42 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 42 * * * * * * *

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2017 Schedule

1@ Denver Broncos
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs Kansas City Chiefs
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5@ New York Giants
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Denver Broncos
8@ New England Patriots
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13vs Cleveland Browns
14vs Washington Redskins
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16@ New York Jets
17vs Oakland Raiders