26-Year-Old Safety – Detroit Lions
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Delmas' effectiveness in 2013 will largely depend on the health of his left knee, which has given him trouble the past two years....
Louis Delmas Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with Detroit in March of 2013.
Delmas (knee) is active for Sunday's contest in Philadelphia, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Delmas is healthy heading into 2012 and should be able to continue to be one of the strengths of the Detroit defense from the safety spot.
Delmas isnít much of an IDP option if you need solo tackles or big plays, but he piles up assists at a rate that pushes him into the 90-total tackle range over the course of a full season. Heís a minor injury worry after playing 15 games each of the past two years and has just two career interceptions (both as a rookie), so his ceiling likely wonít be particularly high. On the other hand, itís possible heíll make more plays in coverage if Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley force quarterbacks into making more bad decisions than they did against the Lions in the past.
The 33rd overall pick in the 2009 draft, Delmas won a starting job in training camp and never looked back, finishing an impressive rookie campaign with 91 tackles, two picks, two touchdowns and a sack. He also impressed coaches with his durability by playing through a number of injuries. He should be able to build on last yearís success as one of the keys to what should be an improving Lions defense.
The rookie has wowed coaches and media members alike during offseason workouts and is all but a shoe-in to start at strong safety Week 1 against New Orleans. He could emerge as a real IDP asset and is someone to keep an eye on in the season's first few weeks.