27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Linval may have been the best nose tackle in football last season with 56 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one-half sack, 26 quarterback hurries and defended a pass. He started just 12 games as he str...
Linval Joseph Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $31.5 million deal with the Vikings in March 2014.
Joseph (foot) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Joseph is a starting defensive tackle and strong against the run, but doesn't rate as well as a pass rusher. He's averaged three sacks over the past four seasons.
Joseph has been a very consistent player over the last three years, averaging 55.7 tackles per season while also recording nine sacks in that span. He's a big body that is primary focused on stopping the run, although his sack total shows that he can break through into the backfield. With the departure of Jared Allen in the offseason, the Vikings will be desperate for someone to fill the pass-rushing void. Joseph isn't likely to get close to 10 sacks, but half may not be unreasonable.
Starting interior defensive lineman.
Starting interior lineman, one of the keys to the team's run defense.
Starting defensive tackle will clog the run and try to generate some push up the middle.
Rookie tackle will be in the defensive line rotation as a reserve.