28-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Miami Dolphins
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Suh was the crown jewel of the Dolphins offseason, as they signed what may be the best defensive player in the NFL away from the Lions. An accomplished and versatile defensive lineman, Suh can play in...
Ndamukong Suh Contract Information:
Signed a six-year deal with the Dolphins, worth a reported $114 million, in March of 2015.
Suh has officially signed a six-year deal with the Dolphins, worth a reported $114 million, the Miami Herald reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Per the report, the deal, which can occur once the NFL's new league year officially begins on Tuesday, the parameters of Suh's six-year contract agreement with the Dolphins would involve a sum of $114 million, with $60 million in guaranteed money. The defensive tackle, whose addition to the Miami defensive line would provide a huge boost to the unit, is coming off a 2014 season in which he recorded 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 16 games for the Lions.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Tagging Suh would have cost the Lions $26.9 million for the 2015 season, but the club decided the price was too steep to warrant the move. Instead, he'll likely become a free agent and be allowed to test the market. He finished the 2014 season with 8.5 sacks, a career-high 21 tackles for loss and 37 quarterback hurries, and will likely demand a substantial contract as the top defensive tackle in free agency.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Suh was facing a one-game ban for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Week 17, but his suspension was overturned by an arbitrator. Though he must still pay a $70,000 fine, Suh will be available for the Lions' playoff opener.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Assuming Suh's suspension isn't overturned on an appeal, with fellow starting defensive tackle Nick Fairley needing a "miracle" to return to action this weekend, the Lions figure to roll with a DT combo of Andre Fluellen and C.J. Mosley against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The team believes that a deal will eventually get done, but the two sides clearly are far apart in negotiations. Suh, a four-year NFL veteran, is the anchor of Detroit's defensive line; he recorded 49 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, and six passes defensed last season.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Suh will be in a contract year and will be motivated to improve on the 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks he had a year ago. A motivated Suh should be a scary proposition for opposing offenses.
Suh recorded twice as many sacks in 2012 (8) as he did in 2011. He was also able to play in all 16 games.
Aside from his team making the playoffs in 2011, Suh's season was a total disaster. He totaled just 36 tackles (26 solo) and four sacks in 14 games and faced a two-game suspension for an incident where he repeatedly forced the head of Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground and then stomped on Dietrich-Smith's arm. Suh is too talented, in any case, not to post numbers more in line with his 66-tackle, 10-sack rookie season from 2010. Expect him to channel his anger in more productive ways in 2012.
In an era when double-digit sack production from defensive tackles is all but extinct, Suh stands out as a rare talent who prompts memories of the days when the likes of John Randle, Warren Sapp and Bryant Young headlined the position. In fact, Suh is the first tackle to post 10 sacks since Sapp in 2006. But as the lone player to break the recent paradigm of disappearing pass rushers at the tackle spot, Suh must also contend with increased attention from opposing offensive lines. Last year’s 66-tackle, 10-sack season might therefore be the best-case scenario with Suh, but the odds are he’ll remain a top IDP option even he falls short of that mark.
Possessing amazing size and athletic ability, Suh has been projected by many to be a generational talent at tackle. He may not record a ton of tackles or sacks, but he will likely absorb double and triple teams to free up his teammates. He will start from Day 1, and it's worth noting that Albert Haynesworth had his best days under former Titans' defensive coordinator and current Lions' head man Jim Schwartz.