36-Year-Old Defensive End – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Marcus Stroud in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2014 ADP: –
Marcus Stroud Contract Information:
Signed a one-day contract with the Jaguars to announce his retirement in June of 2012.
Stroud will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars and retire, the team's official Twitter page reports.
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Marcus Stroud: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Marcus Stroud.
Stroud had a productive offseason and showed up for voluntary OTAs at a svelte 300 pounds. He kind of had to lose the weight -- which appears to be about 10-15 pounds -- as Stroud will move to DE in the team's new 3-4 defense. However, it's a good sign that he looks to be in great shape after suffering from a variety of ailments in his time with the Bills. He could be a sneaky pickup this season if for some reason your league considers him a DT for drafting purposes.
The Bills are happy in the value they've received in Stroud (previously an injury concern) after acquiring him in exchange for third- and fifth-round draft picks a year ago. Stroud finished the 2008 season with 45 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and seven passes defensed. That's about his IDP upside, as his main value is to the Bills in keeping the opponents' running games in check. The Bills improved slightly in 2008 (22nd) from 2007 (25th) in that regard, but with Stroud back again in 2009 and Aaron Schobel hopefully healthy, the unit has the potential to be top 10-15 against the run.
Buffalo’s run defense improved the moment Stroud’s trade from Jacksonville became official. The Bills were terrible against the run last year, but Stroud’s 6-6, 310-pound frame should help disrupt things inside, freeing guys like Paul Posluszny to make plays. From an IDP standpoint, you’ll want to avoid a big interior lineman like Stroud, but his presence increases the IDP value of Posluszny and others.
Stroud's on-field impact is not necessarily reflected in his statistics, as he only had 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2006, albeit while battling an ankle injury. Still, teams have begun running away from him, leading to a drop in statistics and a reduction in fantasy value. He is much more valuable to a real football team than he is in fantasy.
Stroud is a perennial pro-bowler and should continue to reign as one of football's top defensive tackles. He has noted that he will attempt to increase his sack total this year, after disappointing numbers last season.
Stroud recorded 4.5 sacks and 80 tackles in his second straight Pro Bowl season last year in spite of a bothersome knee injury. The Jaguars rewarded their franchise defensive tackle with an extension worth 13.28 million dollars in guaranteed money money. Look for another Pro Bowl caliber year from Stroud, as he will playing on one of the strongest defensive line units in the entire league.
Stroud, a 2003 Pro-Bowler, is a valuable run-stopper, but also ranked second on the team in sacks last season with 4.5.