31-Year-Old Defensive End – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ray Edwards in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2016 ADP: –
Ray Edwards Contract Information:
Released by the Falcons in November of 2012.
Edwards has been released by the Falcons, Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports.
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Ray Edwards: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Ray Edwards.
Edwards posted his lowest sack total since his rookie season in 2011, and his tackle numbers also took a dip. He'll once again start at defensive end across from John Abraham, but Kroy Biermann will also be in the mix for reps. Expect Edwards' numbers to increase - at least five sacks and 30 tackles - if he can stay healthy and find a rhythm after going through his first full offseason with the Falcons.
Edwards is a double-digit sack threat as he pairs up with John Abraham and the Falcons in 2011. With 16.5 sacks in the last two years, Edwards has proved that he's a force that opposing teams need look out for on every play. He'll work opposite Abraham as he stays in a 4-3 defensive scheme, and could be poised for a big 2011 with young quarterbacks dotting the NFC South.
Playing on a defensive line with three Pro Bowlers has it advantages. Edwards posted a career-high 8.5 sacks last season as he was rarely double-teamed thanks to the presence of Jared Allen, Kevin Williams and Pat Williams. The sacks ranked 10th among defensive linemen, and he backed that up with a healthy 51 tackles. The Williams’ PED case could impact Edwards if the tag-team interior linemen are suspended, but at press time it appears as if both DT’s will play a full season thanks a to a court injunction.
Edwards had 53 tackles and five sacks, which was a little disappointing since he didn't improve his numbers from last season despite playing next to three Pro Bowl linemen. He'll start at left defensive end.
Edwards could actually be a big sleeper in IDP leagues. The 23-year-old logged five sacks in 2007 despite missing the last four games due to a suspension. He is the fourth man on a defensive line that features three Pro Bowl players, meaning he could go all season long without seeing a single double-team. With Pat and Kevin Williams clogging up the middle, teams are often forced to throw more than they'd like against the Vikings. A double-digit sack total is within reach.
Edwards had three sacks in his rookie season last year. He will add depth to the Vikings' defensive line, and he could find himself in the starting lineup if there are any injuries.
Edwards is a developmental project who’ll have a tough time winning playing time on a deep defensive line.