IDP Analysis: Hilton the Horror

IDP Analysis: Hilton the Horror

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RISING

Eric Wilson, LB, MIN

A humble special teams player for most of his career to this point, Wilson has made quite an impression as a three-down player in the Minnesota defense lately. Playing in the place of the injured Anthony Barr, Wilson has shown upside both in coverage and as a blitzer, while his high snap count otherwise has led to a healthy total of tackle production, too. After posting six tackles and a sack against the Seahawks on Monday, Wilson is up to 30 tackles, two sacks and one interception in his last four games. An explosive athlete who's faster than most safeties, Wilson appears to have a realistic path to provide LB2 utility or better in IDP leagues for the rest of 2020.

Mike Hilton, CB, PIT

Hilton has always been a good player for the Steelers, but in 2020 they've used him differently, and in this new role he's propelled himself toward the top of the IDP lists at defensive back. The Steelers have blitzed Hilton relentlessly early on in 2020, leading him to pile up tackle and sack counts basically unprecedented for NFL nickel corners. Hilton's 2020 application in the Steelers defense more so looks like Tyrann Mathieu during the peak of his LSU days. After posting another eight tackles and a sack against the Eagles, Hilton is up to 29 tackles and three sacks in four games. Perhaps Hilton's production falls off from this point, but to this point the results

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