35-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for LaVar Arrington in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2013 ADP: –
LaVar Arrington Contract Information:
Arrington paid the Redskins over $4 million to be released from his contract in March of 2006; placed on waivers in March of 2006. Signed seven-year deal worth $49 million with the Giants in April of 2006. Released by Giants in February of 2007.
Arrington was released from the hospital Monday, two weeks after being injured in a motorcycle accident, the Associated Press reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Look for Reggie Torbor, Gerris Wilkinson and/or eventually Carlos Emmons to move into the strong side linebacker spot.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for LaVar Arrington.
Playing the weak side in New York might be the best thing that could have happened to Arrington. From the get-go, before he even stepped on the field for his rookie season, Arrington was bucking the system by making his own choices: he opted not to sign the NFL’s player name licensing agreement, meaning no jersey sales. Well, that independent streak came back to haunt him last year. Washington defensive coordinator Gregg Williams started Arrington only eight times, demanding he play within the defensive system and stop taking chances and freelancing. And his over-aggressiveness is still a risk no matter where he plays. But consider the Giants lineup. They have effective tackles plugging the middle in Fred Robbins and William Joseph. Ends Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora are among the premier tandems in the league. Now add a physically gifted beast in Arrington, who has logged as many as 11 sacks in his career as an OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Quite a pass rush–no one can block all three if they’re coming. And while he’s had just three picks in his career, Arrington snagged them in one season, showing he’s got that ability when needed. He’s spent most of his career on the strong side in a 4-3 or as a rushing OLB in a 3-4. With space to roam on the weak side, Arrington can take advantage of his excellent speed and quickness, as well as his solid build (6-3, 255). All that playmaking and, finally, enough tackles to get him in the conversation. We have him projected conservatively, but just imagine a man this gifted in the position that gets the least blocking among the front seven.
Arrington is coming back from an injury plagued 2004 that saw him miss 13 games. He goes into training camp on the physically unable to play list while he recovers from off-season knee surgery. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. LaVar is capable of having a great season (if healthy) under Assistant Head Coach-Defense Gregg Williams who loves to blitz often from all angles.
Arrington may be the poster child for drafting according to name, not stats. He's a fantastic linebacker, but he's not a big tackler, so he’s very unlikely to finish near the top of most IDP scoring systems. Still, 75-plus tackles and 6-plus sacks is nothing to sneeze at. Moreover, for a pass rushing specialist (he had 11 sacks in 2002), Arrington gets an astounding number of passes defended with upwards of 10 every year. Chalk that up to his athleticism and drive. Also consider his average of five forced fumbles in the past two years and bump him up in leagues that count 'em.
Arrington had 73 tackles from his outside linebacker spot to go along with 11 sacks and three fumble recoveries. Arrington won't approach triple-digit tackles, but another 10-plus sacks is a safe bet from one of the strongest and most athletic linebackers in the game.