28-Year-Old Defensive End – New York Giants
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Rotating defensive end, could also see some time as a pass-rushing linebacker. ...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 8
Robert Ayers Contract Information:
Signed by the Giants in April of 2014.
Ayers (ankle) will do individual drills before determining whether he is healthy enough to begin practicing with the Giants, ESPN.com reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Ayers, who recorded 29 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Broncos in 15 games this past season, adds needed depth to the Giants' defensive line, plus he has the versatility to play both linebacker and defensive end.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Will get the opportunity to win a starting defensive end job despite his relatively disappointing time in Denver throughout his career. If Von Miller is suspended for the first four games of the season, Ayers will be heavily relied upon to pressure the quarterback.
Will start at defensive end, although he still hasn't become the pass rusher that the Broncos expected him to be when they drafted him 18th overall in 2009. If opposing teams have to double Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, Ayers could get his chances at the quarterback.
Ayers will move back to defensive end this season, the position he played in college where he had his biggest impact. With new head coach John Fox's defensive makeover, Ayers should have more chances to rush the quarterback, especially with 2009 NFL sack leader Elvis Dumervil back on the field.
Ayers was expected to have an impact for the Broncos after he was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but he was relatively disappointing throughout the season. More is expected of him in 2010 and although he has had some issues with the coaching staff during preseason workouts, he has plenty of time to establish himself as a solid pass rusher in Denver.
Ayers will be asked to provide explosiveness from the outside and could provide a good number of sacks throughout the season. The Broncos used the 18th pick in the 2009 Draft on the former Tennessee Volunteer specifically to increase the talent along the defensive line, one that struggled mightily in 2008. He should get plenty of reps on the field may even be put on the field as a linebacker to increase his sack opportunities.