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OLB DeAndre Levy - Detroit Lions

6-2, 236Born: 3-26-1987College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Through two games in the 2014 season, Levy was playing well at the WLB position. When Steven Tulloch tore his ACL after a sack dance, Levy was slotted into the MLB and Tahir Whitehead was moved to the middle. The move propelled Levy to have the best fantasy season of any linebacker in most formats. Levy did it all, even successfully defending passes when asked to drop into coverage. With Tulloch's return probable, Levy will move back to WLB. Considering that he will be playing behind a front seven sans Suh and Fairley, the case can be made for his tackle numbers to decrease this year. The team has taken note of his stellar play and is working to lock him up to a multi-year deal. The long-term plan could be to move him permanently to MLB, which would be fantastic for his dynasty stock. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 5, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7
Overall Redraft - 8, 4, 7, 10, 13
OLB Dynasty - 5, 3, 6, 8
Overall Dynasty - 7, 5, 8, 12

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2012 DET 14 57 25 0 0 1 1 3 0
2013 DET 16 85 33 0 0 0 6 15 1
2014 DET 16 119 32 2.5 0 0 1 5 0
2015 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 84 * * * * * * *
2015 PROJ-Norton 16 98 * * * * * * *

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2015 Schedule

1@ San Diego Chargers
2@ Minnesota Vikings
3vs Denver Broncos
4@ Seattle Seahawks
5vs Arizona Cardinals
6vs Chicago Bears
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ Kansas City Chiefs
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs Philadelphia Eagles
13vs Green Bay Packers
14@ St. Louis Rams
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs San Francisco 49ers
17@ Chicago Bears