28-Year-Old Safety – Miami Dolphins
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Delmas is another member of the Dolphins secondary that is rehabbing a torn ACL (Will Davis). The Dolphins did re-sign him however so they must be confident that he will be fully recovered come the s...
Louis Delmas Contract Information:
Re-signed by the Dolphins on a one-year, $3.5 million contract in March of 2015.
Dolphins general manager John Hickey said Delmas (knee) will be on the field for minicamp in June, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.
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Louis Delmas: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Delmas was a nice addition for the Dolphins in 2014, until his injury woes resurfaced in a major way. He suffered a torn right ACL in early December, leaving him unlikely to be ready for Week 1 of the 2015 campaign. Delmas is a solid starter when healthy, but he averaged just 13 games over his first six NFL seasons. Still only 27 years old, he could re-emerge as a starter at some point in 2015.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Delmas appeared to suffer a serious injury during Sunday's loss to the Ravens, as he was down on the field for a few minutes. Even if it doesn't turn out to be a torn ACL, he'll likely be unavailable for Week 15. The Dolphins may shift nickle corner Jimmy Wilson back to safety, but the team is already hurting for depth at cornerback. Miami could also use fourth-round rookie Walt Aiken as the starting safety, which would allow Wilson to keep manning the slot.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Delmas, who was signed to a one-year contract this past March, is a candidate to start at free safety for the Dolphins after recording 64 tackles and three picks for the Lions in 2013.
Delmas' effectiveness in 2013 will largely depend on the health of his left knee, which has given him trouble the past two years.
Delmas is healthy heading into 2012 and should be able to continue to be one of the strengths of the Detroit defense from the safety spot.
Delmas isnít much of an IDP option if you need solo tackles or big plays, but he piles up assists at a rate that pushes him into the 90-total tackle range over the course of a full season. Heís a minor injury worry after playing 15 games each of the past two years and has just two career interceptions (both as a rookie), so his ceiling likely wonít be particularly high. On the other hand, itís possible heíll make more plays in coverage if Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley force quarterbacks into making more bad decisions than they did against the Lions in the past.
The 33rd overall pick in the 2009 draft, Delmas won a starting job in training camp and never looked back, finishing an impressive rookie campaign with 91 tackles, two picks, two touchdowns and a sack. He also impressed coaches with his durability by playing through a number of injuries. He should be able to build on last yearís success as one of the keys to what should be an improving Lions defense.
The rookie has wowed coaches and media members alike during offseason workouts and is all but a shoe-in to start at strong safety Week 1 against New Orleans. He could emerge as a real IDP asset and is someone to keep an eye on in the season's first few weeks.