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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 has locked 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. (August 7)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 7, 3, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7
Overall Redraft - 9, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13
OLB Dynasty - 7, 4, 6, 7, 8
Overall Dynasty - 6, 4, 7, 10

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 94 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Lions | Several defensive starters will not play (Fri Aug 28, 06:51 PM) - Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (undisclosed), DE Jason Jones (knee) and LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed) will not play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

Our View: The Lions will protect their defense, especially key players like Ansah and Levy. We expect this unit to be a decent No. 2 defense with the upside to become a No. 1 if the secondary is healthy.
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Lions | DeAndre Levy does not practice (Wed Aug 26, 04:35 PM) - Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed) did not participate in practice for the second straight day Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of an undisclosed injury.

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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