2013 Fantasy Preview: Defensive Linemen
2013 Fantasy Preview: Defensive Linemen

This article is part of our 2013 Fantasy Preview series.

As in most years, the 2013 defensive-line pool possesses a small group of stars in the top tier, a similarly meager second tier of middling options and the rest are leftovers light on upside and heavy on flaws. High tackle totals are rare on the line, and there are typically no more than five who pair those with double-digit sacks. Dallas' switch to the 4-3 gives the top tier a boost with DeMarcus Ware joining the DE group, but if you miss out on him, J.J. Watt, Jason Pierre-Paul and Jared Allen, it's probably best to aim for sure-thing linebackers and wait on lower-ranked linemen until very late in your draft.

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