26-Year-Old Defensive End – Buffalo Bills
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Hughes could surprise as an upfield threat in the Jim Schwartz 4-3 scheme. There is real sleeper value here, especially with regard to potential for sacks....
Jerry Hughes Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year deal worth $12 million in August 2010.
Hughes saw action on 45-of-62 defensive snaps in Sunday's upset win over the Lions, according to ESPN.com. He had a big game, production-wise, with 2.0 sacks, five total tackles, and a forced fumble.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Hughes saw the field on 88 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday, though that was mostly because Manny Lawson got hurt and had to leave the game. (Lawson is expected to play this week in Miami). Hughes doesn't have much IDP value just yet, but it's also worth noting that Buffalo's defensive scheme seems to be much better suited for him than the one he played in for the Colts. He could be one to watch if injuries land him a starting spot, as he's acquired that decent stat line in just 59 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The former first round pick was traded to the Bills in the off-season. Looking to shed the 'bust' label, Hughes has a chance to start in a hybrid right end position in Mike Pettine's defense.
Hughes, a 2010 first-round pick, has been a bust in his career and was almost released last season. However, the change to the 3-4 defense may revitalize him as he has skills as a pass rusher as an outside linebacker that were not utilized in the previous 4-3 scheme.
Hughes is undersized, but has excellent pass-rushing skills. The Colts' will utilize him as a backup, but he could record a couple of sacks.