26-Year-Old Linebacker – Detroit Lions
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Injuries and former teammate Justin Durant got in the way of Levy's IDP utility in 2012, but he looks like a potential bargain this year with Durant gone and a lack of competition at linebacker outsid...
DeAndre Levy Contract Information:
Signed a three-year contract with the Lions in March 2013.
Levy had 12 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Heís no Stephen Tulloch, but Levy has nonetheless established himself as a solid outside linebacker for the Lions. He had a bit of a breakout season in 2011, totaling 109 tackles (73 solo) while adding a sack and an interception. That interception was his fourth in three NFL seasons Ė a stat worth noting giving how many pass attempts the Detroit defense is likely to see as opponents try to keep up with the fast-paced Lions offense. With such a disruptive defensive line ahead of him, Levy should continue to be fairly opportunistic in coverage.
Persistent groin and ankle injuries made it difficult to evaluate Levy last year, but despite the inconsistency he generally demonstrated the ability to pile up stats in large quantities. In 11 games last year, likely playing injured in many of them, Levy totaled 72 tackles (50 solo) and two interceptions. Those numbers would be solid if prorated over a 16-game season, but Levy isnít guaranteed to play that much in light of last seasonís durability struggles. Itís also unclear whether heíll play inside or out. Levy is an IDP option with a fairly high ceiling but a similarly low floor.
The Lions are very high on the second-year pro from Wisconsin, so much so that Ernie Sims became expendable this past offseason to make room in the starting lineup for Levy. He put up solid tackling numbers in spot duty as a rookie and should be in line for better numbers this season.
Levy looked to be in a position to start for the Lions on Draft Day, but the team ended up signing Larry Foote. Levy played outside linebacker in college at Wisconsin, but Detroit plans on moving him inside. He'll be a backup this season, but could see some starts should injuries strike the Lions' linebacking corps.