DE Julius Peppers - Chicago Bears
|6-6, 283||Born: 1-18-1980||College: North Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2|
Quick fantasy outlook: Little probably needs to be said about Julius Peppers, who has likely had a Hall of Fame type career to this point. He's been remarkably consistent if you look at his entire career and he's helped lead the way for a Bears defense the past few years despite some key players who are likely nearing the end of their careers. This unit parted ways with Brian Urlacher this offseason, and guys like Peppers, LB Lance Briggs and CB Charles Tillman may not be too far behind. As a result, the window to win in Chicago is closing quickly but there should be enough life left in these guys to put up yet another dominant season. Look for Peppers to finish once again as a top-10 DE, although don't be surprised if he starts to show some signs of slipping at 33 years old. The Bears may actually find that he's more effective if they give him more snaps off to rest during the game.
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