These are the Overrated Fantasy Linebackers you do not want on your IDP team this season. Linebackers are the best option on defense to score you the most points and most likely these guys will struggle.
1. Zach Thomas
Once one of the best defensive players in the entire league, it now seems that age as finally caught up with him. Although, he no longer plays for the Dolphins, he is now on a Cowboys team that is overflowing with defensive star power. Last season he missed a lot of games due to concussions, an injury which could keep him out of the lineup again this year.
2. Teddy Bruschi
Much like Thomas, Bruschi is not getting any younger. He still can be a force on the field, but no longer has the ability to stuff the stat sheets like some other younger players. The fact that the Patriots drafted three linebackers in this year’s draft, one of them being first rounder Jerod Mayo, means bad news for Bruschi.
3. Rosevelt Colevin
Coming off an injury plagued season this former Patriot finds himself on a new team, the Houston Texans. The fact that he is on the Texans could mean his stats will improve from the last couple seasons. This remains to be seen as he has not been fully healthy in a while. It also sounds like he could be will be a situational pass rushers, which is not good from a fantasy perspective.
4. Johnathan Vilma
Not long ago Vilma was the defensive rookie of the year and looked to be on the brink of fantasy stardom. However, things can change fast in the NFL, as a serious knee injury has derailed his young career. He also finds himself on a new team, the Saints, who to put it mildly, have a less than stellar D. The undersized Vilma should only be considered as a fantasy reserve on most teams.
5. Marcus Washington
Washington much like Vilma was once considered one the best young linebackers in the league. In recent years he has seen his production drop a great deal as the Redskins now have a plethora of talent at the position. If you are drafting a team and he is available in the later rounders, remember that he is an overrated fantasy linebacker.
Honorable mention: Willie McGinest, Cato June, Boss Bailey.