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Fantasy Analysis: 2013 Linebackers PPSnap Review

Jaguars LB, Paul PoslusznyWith the 2013 season in the books it’s time to look back and see how things shook out for fantasy IDPs. Throughout the season we’ve taken a look at three-down linebackers and their Points-Per-Snap (PPSnap) production. Now with 16 games under our belt let’s see how those LBs shaped up on PPSnap for the entire season.

The top two producers were Paul Posluszny and Lavonte David with 0.25 and 0.24 PPSnap respectively for Tackle Heavy formats. Posluszny was a tackle machine in 2013. He led the league with 145 tackles despite having missed roughly a game and half due to injury. Vontaze Burfict of the Bengals had the second most tackles with 120.

Lavonte DavidThe picture is even more impressive when we look at Big Play format. The table below is sortable, so if you sort by PPSnap in Big Play formats you’ll see that Lavonte David was a fantasy monster in 2013. David finished off the season with a whopping 0.30 PPSnap as a result of 8 sacks, 5 interceptions, and an unreal 17 tackles for loss. He was a a big play menace.

Table after the jump.

 TH = Tackle Heavy; BP = Big Play

Player Tm Pts (TH) PPSnap (TH) Pts (BP) PPSnap (BP)
Paul Posluszny JAX 256.50 0.25 276.50 0.27
Lavonte David TB 232.50 0.24 292.50 0.30
Sean Lee DAL 158.00 0.23 176.00 0.26
Vontaze Burfict CIN 221.50 0.22 240.50 0.24
NaVorro Bowman SF 216.50 0.22 248.50 0.25
Luke Kuechly CAR 213.50 0.22 240.50 0.25
Paul Worrilow ATL 156.50 0.21 166.50 0.22
Karlos Dansby ARZ 206.00 0.20 242.00 0.23
Stephen Tulloch DET 200.00 0.20 219.00 0.22
Thomas Davis CAR 192.50 0.20 217.50 0.23
Jerrell Freeman IND 189.50 0.20 224.50 0.24
Bobby Wagner SEA 161.50 0.20 180.50 0.22
Erin Henderson MIN 154.50 0.19 178.50 0.22
Brandon Spikes NE 126.00 0.19 137.00 0.20
Mason Foster TB 142.50 0.19 163.50 0.22
Patrick Willis SF 153.50 0.19 170.50 0.21
Alec Ogletree SL 182.50 0.19 207.50 0.21
Danny Trevathan DEN 170.00 0.19 193.00 0.21
Donald Butler SD 127.00 0.19 136.00 0.20
Curtis Lofton NO 165.00 0.18 178.00 0.20
DeAndre Levy DET 176.50 0.18 200.50 0.21
Wesley Woodyard DEN 125.00 0.18 140.00 0.20
Derrick O. Johnson KC 172.00 0.18 193.00 0.20
Zach Brown TEN 133.00 0.18 149.00 0.20
Moise Fokou TEN 116.50 0.17 124.50 0.18
James Laurinaitis SL 175.50 0.17 194.50 0.19
Mychal Kendricks PHI 163.50 0.17 188.50 0.20
Lawrence Timmons PIT 171.50 0.17 191.50 0.19
Nick Roach OAK 174.50 0.17 206.50 0.20
DeMeco Ryans PHI 189.00 0.17 207.00 0.19
Kevin Burnett OAK 155.00 0.17 178.00 0.19
Darryl Sharpton HST 119.00 0.17 126.00 0.18
Kiko Alonso BUF 172.50 0.16 198.50 0.18
K.J. Wright SEA 109.50 0.16 117.50 0.17
Philip Wheeler MIA 161.50 0.16 166.50 0.17
Dannell Ellerbe MIA 157.50 0.16 168.50 0.17
Daryl Washington ARZ 125.50 0.16 144.50 0.19
James Anderson CHI 152.00 0.16 166.00 0.17
Perry Riley WAS 149.00 0.16 162.00 0.17
Bruce Carter DAL 128.00 0.15 136.00 0.16
A.J. Hawk GB 143.50 0.15 163.50 0.17
Dont’a Hightower NE 124.50 0.15 130.50 0.16
Daryl Smith BLT 155.50 0.15 185.50 0.18
David Harris NYJ 158.00 0.15 172.00 0.16
Joplo Bartu ATL 113.50 0.15 129.50 0.17
Chad Greenway MIN 172.00 0.15 191.00 0.17
Jon Beason NYG 102.00 0.15 106.00 0.15
Manny Lawson BUF 96.00 0.14 115.00 0.17
Craig Robertson CLV 112.00 0.14 126.00 0.16
London Fletcher WAS 122.00 0.14 130.00 0.15
Robert Mathis IND 115.00 0.14 188.00 0.23
D’Qwell Jackson CLV 156.00 0.14 166.00 0.15
Terrell Suggs BLT 108.50 0.13 133.50 0.15
Demario Davis NYJ 129.00 0.13 139.00 0.14
Geno Hayes JAX 119.00 0.13 131.00 0.15
Brian Orakpo WAS 98.00 0.12 130.00 0.16
Justin Houston KC 79.00 0.12 105.00 0.16
Ahmad Brooks SF 101.50 0.11 130.50 0.14
Trent Cole PHI 92.00 0.11 122.00 0.14
Akeem Ayers TEN 79.50 0.11 90.50 0.13
Ryan Kerrigan WAS 96.00 0.10 128.00 0.14
Junior Galette NO 80.00 0.10 112.00 0.14
John Abraham ARZ 79.50 0.10 125.50 0.15
Jason Worilds PIT 75.00 0.10 96.00 0.13

 


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