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Finding linebackers who don’t leave the field is as important as finding running backs with heavy workloads. It’s all about opportunity. Awesome tattoos for guys quotes if you’re not on the field, you can’t score fantasy points. With that in mind, below you will find the projected three-down linebackers for every NFL team. The linebackers wearing the communication device (green dot) are highlighted separately, as they are the playcallers of the defense. These projections are based on past formations and what I’ve seen through training camp and preseason play. This list will be updated throughout the rest of the NFL season as injuries and changes occur.

The cardinals have switched their defensive scheme to a base 4-3 defense. Deone bucannon will be manning the weak-side and it looks like josh bynes will man the middle.


Hasson reddick loses some IDP appeal as their sam backer. Reddick will be taking on tight ends and called into pass-rush situations. Bynes has always been just a guy, but is really cherishing and taking advantage of his role. Bucannon and bynes are slated for three-down work, while reddick could receive 70 to 75 percent of the snaps.

There’s no doubt deion jones is the captain and signal-caller of the defense. Duke riley has been playing more weak-side with de’vondre campbell manning the strong-side. Campbell has been playing with the edge rushers, so he’s in the process of converting to a pass-rush specialist. Jones is locked in as an elite LB. I thought riley would challenge for a three-down, but he’s had a bad preseason. Awesome tattoos men it appears de’vondre campbell is setting himself apart from riley in the race.

C.J. Mosley returned as the leader of the defense in 2017 with the retirement of zach orr. I thought kamalei correa was going to be his wingman. However, it was patrick onwuasor who received more snaps and that should continue in 2018. Onwuasor ended up playing in 60 percent of the snaps, while correa received a paltry 148 total snaps in 2017. Mosley has reached the 100-tackle plateau in three of his four seasons.

The bills have tweaked their linebacker group. Gone is preston brown, their leading tackler. Really awesome tattoos they drafted tremaine edmunds and immediately slotted him in the middle. Not only does edmunds find himself in an IDP-friendly position, but also the friendly confines of new era field—that features a home stat crew that consistently awards tackles at a high rate. Matt milano looks to be the favorite at weak-side linebacker and should get the bulk of the snaps alongside edmunds.

The only thing that really gets in the way of luke kuechly is his concussion history. Last season, he missed just one game—he missed nine games over the prior two seasons before that. Cute girl chest tattoos kuechly is the unquestioned leader and captain, so he’ll continue his three-down role. Thomas davis will serve a four-game suspension, leaving the door open for shaq thompson.

Danny trevathan and roquan smith are shaping up to be chicago’s three-down ilbs this season. Smith, chicago’s first-round pick, allowed chicago to move on from freeman completely. Trevathan hasn’t been the picture of health over the last few seasons, missing 25 games over the last four seasons. I love smith this season. If trevathan strings together 14+ games, he’ll produce decent IDP value as a late-round flier.

The surprise of the year, vontaze burfict is suspended for the first four games (okay, not surprised). The bengals’ linebacker situation is muddled, especially with them bringing in preston brown. As of now, I think brown has a three-down role nailed down. Looking at initial depth charts, I see carl lawson at sam linebacker, and with burfict’s suspension, vincent rey could man the weak-side.

After playing every snap, and earning an alternate pro bowl nod, you’d think joe schobert has things nailed down—that is until the browns brought in mychal kendricks. Funny tattoo ideas for guys in gregg williams’ defense, all three lbs played, virtually, every snap. Schobert and kendricks could spell each other at MLB, however, I still see schobert getting more snaps when all is said and done. The only LB I’d be targeting is christian kirksey. Schobert should have value in deeper leagues where you’re starting three to four lbs per week.

The cowboys let anthony hitchens walk in free agency and drafted leighton vander esch, who will back up jaylon smith at middle linebacker. Smith appeared in 63 percent of the defensive snaps in 2017. So far, sean lee should be a three-down linebacker and we’ll see how the smith/vander esch playing time shakes out. If smith earns a three-down role, there’s sleeper appeal.

The saints added fomer jets LB demario davis this offseason. Davis is coming off a huge IDP year, where he amassed 135 tackles and a 12.1 percent tackle rate over 1,100 defensive snaps. A.J. Klein should return to his sam role. Manti te’o is manning the middle, however, he’s coming off the field in sub-packages. Davis is the LB to own from this group regardless.

The raiders struggled at linebacker last season until they brought in navorro bowman. It doesn’t appear he’ll return, so they brought in tahir whitehear and former chief derrick johnson. Johnson has been a shell of his former self and is coming off his second achilles tear. Really nice tattoo designs he’ll be 36 in november and isn’t a guarantee to make the roster. Emmanuel lamur and nicholas morrow are battling for a spot, as well.

It appears reuben foster will avoid any legal trouble from offseason domestic violence charges. He appears set to man the middle with malcolm smith alongside at the weak-side spot. Foster produced an elite 13 percent tackle rate in 10 games last season and he’s working with a position coach to improve his tecnique—he was responsible for 10 missed tackles last season.