26-Year-Old Linebacker – Indianapolis Colts
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Sheppard will compete with Kavell Conner to be the No. 3 starting inside linebacker and the winner could start if Pat Angerer isn't ready for the start of the regular season after offseason surgery fo...
2013 ADP: –
Bye Week: 8
Kelvin Sheppard Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with the Bills in July of 2011.
Sheppard will start at inside linebacker Sunday against Houston with Pat Angerer inactive, the Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Sheppard is an unproven player, but one who’s locked into a starting middle linebacker role for Buffalo and is a likely bet for triple-digit tackles in 2012. Sheppard totaled 226 tackles in his final 26 games at LSU, and he posted 60 tackles in his nine starts as a rookie, which projects to roughly 107 over 16 starts. Sheppard also benefits from having a spectacular on-paper defensive line ahead of him, as Marcell Dareus and Mario and Kyle Williams will more than likely keep blockers away from Sheppard and the other Buffalo linebackers.
The third-round pick is a well-rounded linebacker who will fit like a glove in Buffalo’s 3-4, and he figures to put up good numbers whenever he gets on the field. The issue is that Andra Davis is already around and Nick Barnett was brought in as a free agent to start, so Sheppard isn’t going to win a starting spot. But with just one year left on Davis’ contract, Sheppard can establish himself as the future on the inside.