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OLB DeAndre Levy - Detroit Lions

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

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Summary

In 2014, DeAndre Levy had the best statistical year of his career. In 2015, he suffered a hip injury in preseason action that ultimately sent him to injured reserve. The Lions defense suffered mightily without their versatile linebacker. He's now healthy and cleared to play for the 2016 season. While middle linebacker is the spot into which fantasy owners were hoping Levy would be slotted, it appears the coaching staff wants to have him play the outside with Tahir Whitehead in the middle. That will ding him enough to keep him out of the elite ranks, but Levy should still come close to top-twenty linebacker numbers in tackle-heavy formats. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 8, 7, 8, 8, 17
Overall Redraft - 17, 8, 13, 38
OLB Dynasty - 10, 9, 13, 19
Overall Dynasty - 17, 14, 27, 29

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2013 DET 16 85 33 0 0 0 6 15 1
2014 DET 16 119 32 2.5 0 0 1 5 0
2015 DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 84 * * * * * * *
2016 PROJ-Norton 16 95 * * * * * * *

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2016 Schedule

1@ Indianapolis Colts
2vs Tennessee Titans
3@ Green Bay Packers
4@ Chicago Bears
5vs Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Los Angeles Rams
7vs Washington Redskins
8@ Houston Texans
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Jacksonville Jaguars
12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ New Orleans Saints
14vs Chicago Bears
15@ New York Giants
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Green Bay Packers