27-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Kruger was a disappointment for most of his four years in Baltimore, but he got hot in the second half of 2012, posting 12 sacks in the final 12 games (counting playoffs). He'll start at outside lineb...
Paul Kruger Contract Information:
Kruger agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with Cleveland in March of 2013.
Kruger (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Kruger was a disappointment for most of his four years in Baltimore, but he got hot in the second half of 2012, posting 12 sacks in the final 12 games (counting playoffs). He'll start at outside linebacker as Cleveland transitions into the 3-4.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Kruger is expected to start at strongside linebacker for the Ravens. His main focus will probably be taking on blockers, but he should also get plenty of chances to rush the passer.
Coaches have long praised his motor, but Kruger has always been too much of tweener to see much playing time. This year, it seems as if the Ravens would like to put Kruger, as well as Sergio Kindle, on the field more as a pass rusher opposite Terrell Suggs. Don't bet on much fantasy-wise, but this could be the first year Kruger makes a significant impact for Baltimore.
Kruger bulked up in the offseason to take on more of a true defensive end look. Though he'll mostly see the field whenever Terrell Suggs needs a spell, coaches do love his motor.
Kruger's high motor and versatility have him on the Ravens' two-deep as a rookie. He's still a year or two from any sort of significance as an IDP.