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Fantasy Football's IDP Impact: Steelers Linebackers

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 29:  Le'Ron McClain #33 of the Baltimore Ravens gets in for a fourth quarter touchdown between James Farrior #51 and Lawrence Timmons #94 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 29, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 23-20.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Football ManiaxsSenior Writer ISeptember 21, 2016

By Sean Haugh.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the defending Super Bowl Champions in very large part due to their dominating defense. When all is said and done, this could be considered the best Steelers defense of all time, which places this unit in very lofty company indeed.

But they’re not done yet, not by any means. In Fantasy Football, Linebackers are very much the IDP counterpart to Wide Receivers. Having elite players at the position gives you an edge, and yet the position is so deep that finding quality squads late is also a key to winning Fantasy Championships.

So, what are the prospects for this elite unit going forward? Will there be enough to go around for all four of these starters?

Except for the sacks, Harrison’s other numbers (forced fumbles and passes defended) have been amazingly consistent over two years. Given the continuity of the Steelers defensive scheme and the fact that Harrison is still in his prime, it is safe to count on him again for around 70 tackles, seven forced fumbles and an interception.

However, no one in their right mind expects Harrison to equal or better his sack count from 2008...

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