30-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Miami Dolphins
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Suh had one of his more productive IDP seasons in 2016, posting a career-high 72 tackles after surpassing 60 just twice in six seasons. It's probably unfair to expect a repeat this year, but after log...
Ndamukong Suh Contract Information:
Agreed to restructure his contract with the Dolphins in March of 2016.
Suh (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday and was removed from the Dolphins' injury report, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Perhaps the most mercurial player on this list, Suh remains an otherworldly talent despite his controversial reputation, and he was a good IDP option last year even as criticism mounted. He played 985 defensive snaps, which is a gigantic workload for a defensive tackle, so perhaps the perception of him lacking a motor in 2015 is a bit unfair. New defensive coordinator Vance Joseph brings a new approach that could help channel Suh's incredible talents better in 2016, giving the hope that he might hit the double-digit sack mark for the first time since his rookie year.
Suh was the crown jewel of the Dolphins offseason, as they signed what may be the best defensive player in the NFL away from the Lions. An accomplished and versatile defensive lineman, Suh can play in the middle and virtually guarantee that opposing teams have to run outside or he can play at end and force teams to pick their poison in choosing whether to double team Suh or Cameron Wake. A sure-fire difference maker on defense, Suh’s value can't always be measured in statistics. Not only will other players along the defensive line, like Wake, see less attention from the opposing line, but the safeties can also worry about playing the pass more than the run due to Suh’s run-stuffing ability. Suh's only downside is his tendency to walk a fine line between being a tough player and being a dirty one. He has been penalized, fined, and suspended several times and it would seem unlikely that he won't be so again in the future.
Suh will be in a contract year and will be motivated to improve on the 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks he had a year ago. A motivated Suh should be a scary proposition for opposing offenses.
Suh recorded twice as many sacks in 2012 (8) as he did in 2011. He was also able to play in all 16 games.
Aside from his team making the playoffs in 2011, Suh's season was a total disaster. He totaled just 36 tackles (26 solo) and four sacks in 14 games and faced a two-game suspension for an incident where he repeatedly forced the head of Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground and then stomped on Dietrich-Smith's arm. Suh is too talented, in any case, not to post numbers more in line with his 66-tackle, 10-sack rookie season from 2010. Expect him to channel his anger in more productive ways in 2012.
In an era when double-digit sack production from defensive tackles is all but extinct, Suh stands out as a rare talent who prompts memories of the days when the likes of John Randle, Warren Sapp and Bryant Young headlined the position. In fact, Suh is the first tackle to post 10 sacks since Sapp in 2006. But as the lone player to break the recent paradigm of disappearing pass rushers at the tackle spot, Suh must also contend with increased attention from opposing offensive lines. Last year’s 66-tackle, 10-sack season might therefore be the best-case scenario with Suh, but the odds are he’ll remain a top IDP option even he falls short of that mark.
Possessing amazing size and athletic ability, Suh has been projected by many to be a generational talent at tackle. He may not record a ton of tackles or sacks, but he will likely absorb double and triple teams to free up his teammates. He will start from Day 1, and it's worth noting that Albert Haynesworth had his best days under former Titans' defensive coordinator and current Lions' head man Jim Schwartz.