39-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Al Wilson in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2016 ADP: –
Al Wilson Contract Information:
Retired from football in September of 2008.
Wilson visited with the Browns on Tuesday, the Denver Post reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Al Wilson.
Wilson, the starting middle linebacker, returns to a Denver linebacking corp that returns intact from last season, and is as strong as ever. He is entering his eighth NFL season, and wanted to drop five to 10 pounds in the offseason to maintain his quickness.
Wilsonís 2004 stat line is a little deceptive since he essentially didnít play in Week 2 after an injury. Still, even if heíd had 76 solos instead of 71 (and with those two picks something of a fluke in a career thatís seen interceptions in only one other season), itís clear that whether Wilson can get to the quarterback makes or breaks his fantasy seasons. Denverís strength is its linebacker corps, and theyíre considering using a 3-4 alignment, which means linebackers will more often be sent on the pass rush. Wilson has logged five sacks twice in his career and averages about three per season, so you can bet theyíll be sending him much in the way Houston sent Jamie Sharper from an inside position in its 3-4. And donít worry about an extra linebacker on the field taking away Wilsonís tackles. Ray Lewis plays in a 3-4.
Wilson, who the team locked up with a seven-year deal this offseason, will remain the heart and soul of the defense. He led the Broncos last season in tackles with 128 (99 solo) and had one sack resulting in his third straight selection to the Pro Bowl. Wilson should continue to be a nice option for the individual defensive player leagues.
Wilson had 100 solo tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries a year ago as the Broncos middle linebacker. The acquisition of Darryl Gardener to clog things up in the middle and keep blockers away should only help. Entering the final year of his contract should further motivate Wilson to perform well.