34-Year-Old Defensive Back – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for James Ihedigbo in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2017 ADP: –
James Ihedigbo Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the Bills in November of 2016.
Ihedigbo (leg/suspension) wants to play in 2017 after appearing in just four contests in 2016, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.
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James Ihedigbo: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for James Ihedigbo.
Ihedigbo provided one-stop shopping for defensive statistics in 2014. After following his former defensive backs coach Teryl Austin from Baltimore to Detroit, Ihedigbo ranked in the top 10 in the league in interceptions last year with four and the top 20 in forced fumbles with three. He also registered 71 tackles and two sacks. A late bloomer, 2013 and 2014 were the 31-year-old strong safety's first two seasons with 800 or more defensive snaps and he has responded with seven total receptions, five total forced fumbles and 172 combined tackles. Expect more of the same in 2015.
Ihedigbo will have some work to do to move up the depth chart in the Lions' secondary, otherwise he won't be much more than a depth player for Detroit.
Ihedigbo is a strong bet to make the roster and could see quite a bit of playing time on special teams and in three-safety packages. He may have an outside shot to win the starting strong safety job, but most media outlets have the name of rookie first-round pick Matt Elam written in pen. Should Elam disappoint or suffer an injury, Ihedigbo is the kind of hard-hitting safety that can pile up tackles and make for a useful IDP.
Ihedigbo gives the Pats some strong safety depth, but if he sticks around again, he'll likely do most of his damage as a special-teamer.