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DT Danny Shelton - Cleveland Browns

6-2, 339Born: 8-20-1993College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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Shelton joined the Browns in 2015 as an early first round pick. The previous regime plugged him in at nose tackle where he was expected to anchor the run defense in their scheme for years to come. With the 3-4 gone Shelton will have a somewhat new identity but his skill set should make the transition easy. He is mobile and athletic for a man of 339 pounds, so the coaching staff will plug him in as a 1-technique nose tackle where he will have similar responsibilities. Shelton will continue to eat up space and consume blockers on early downs but may find himself on the sideline in passing situations. In 2016 he produced 33 tackles and 27 assists, with a sack and a half. Those numbers were enough for a top twelve fantasy finish among interior lineman. Shelton's game compares favorably to that of Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams who has played virtually the same role in years past with great success. In fact Williams has a handful of top five finishes to his credit. Shelton could remain on the field in some sub packages and has the potential to finish among the elite fantasy options at the position. With the general shortage of box score productive players at the interior positions, he should be a quality second starter at the least. (May 30)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 59, 42, 49, 57, 60

Stats and Projections

2015 CLE 16 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CLE 16 33 27 1.5 0 0 0 0 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 38 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 36 * * * * * * *

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