If you’re a DLF subscriber who regularly reads the impressive IDP content featured on this site, you don’t need to be told Darius Leonard, Tremaine Edmunds, and Roquan Smith are great dynasty linebacker assets. This week, I’m checking in on some other names you may be wondering about.
Rashaan Evans, TEN
Well, this wasn’t the start most IDP enthusiasts were hoping for when Evans went in the first round of the NFL Draft and the second round of many IDP rookie drafts.
But to quote All-World quarterback Aaron Rodgers: “R-E-L-A-X.” Evans’ time in the sun is coming.
Nick Saban’s star linebacker from Alabama is 22 years old, 6’2” tall and 232 pounds. He has that rare combination of football IQ, anticipation and speed, all while finishing tackles and punishing offensive players.
He was immediately slotted as a starting inside linebacker for the Titans. Fantasy gold, right?
Unfortunately for Evans, he missed a lot of valuable time in camp nursing injuries. Specifically, he’s had a hamstring injury that he keeps aggravating, and his time on the field has been spotty. Evans did play 77 percent of the defensive snaps in week four and posted one solo tackle and two assists. Not great numbers, but you have to start somewhere.
Talent like Evans possesses is hard to find. Be patient with the Crimson Tide product; it will pay dividends. I like Evans as a buy low if the owner in your league is getting worried.