27-Year-Old Linebacker – Indianapolis Colts
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Irving recorded a career-high 46 tackles over just eight games in 2014, before a knee issue brought his season to an early end, further adding to Denver's injury woes at linebacker. He later had ACL ...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Nate Irving Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $9.25 million contract with the Colts in March of 2015.
Irving (knee) played in Thursday's preseason game and had one assisted tackle.
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Nate Irving: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The hope remains that Irving is on track to take the field during training camp, though he may not be full-go on that front right away. "The docs and the trainers are optimistic that thereís a possibility that by August 1 he might be ready to get back in the fold and do some things, but itís not 100 percent," Pagano cautioned. Once he's up to speed, Irving, who recorded 46 tackles in eight games for Denver in 2014, will have a chance to compete for a starting inside linebacker job for the Colts.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Irving continues to rehab from an ACL issue, and the Colts were the club willing to gamble on him with a three-year contract, despite the injury. If he can return to full health, there's a possibility he'll compete for playing time at inside linebacker, but he could also serve as a member of the Colts' special teams unit. Irving finished the 2014 campaign with 46 tackles (26 solo) and one sack over eight games with the Broncos.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Irving was forced out of Sunday's game against the Patriots due to a knee injury that is thought to be a sprained MCL. While confirmation on his diagnosis is yet to surface, it appears the linebacker will be sidelined and evaluated on a weekly basis moving forward.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Irving is expected to be the Broncos' starting middle linebacker this season, which could afford him some decent tackle numbers. Danny Trevathan continues to be the upside IDP linebacker, but with Von Miller primarily focused on rushing the passer, Irving should be given ample snaps to find the ball-carrier.
Will likely slot in as one of the starting middle linebackers after Joe Mays was released in July.
Expected to back up Joe Mays at middle linebacker.
Like Kelvin Sheppard and Mason Foster, Irving is a talented rookie who could instantly turn into a standout IDP in the right situation. Irving is a high-motor playmaker who, despite having the tendency to play a bit reckless, figures to be a natural fit in coach John Foxís attack-style 4-3 defense. The loosely expected outcome with the Denver linebackers is D.J. Williams on the weak side, Von Miller on the strong side and Irving in the middle. If that ends up being the case, send Irving way up the list. He figures to be a menace to NFL backfields after totaling 32.5 tackles for loss the last two years at North Carolina State.