Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bargain Hunt '08 - LBs

And now for the men in the middle. Of the defense, that is. Defensive backs coming up next.


Part 8 – Linebackers
Given the more ‘stable’ nature of the linebacker position, paying ‘asking’ price is a more reasonable affair than at some other positions. But there still are some points to be gleaned from the data.

The top 2 players here (by FP/$M), Williams and Boley, are great deals for $3.0M. In fact Henderson, Harrison and Witherspoon are too. You don’t really start paying for a brand name until you hit Barnett. He and Ryans have some cache , but don’t have the number from 2007 to justify the price tags.

On the flipside, we’re not sure why London Fletcher is going for an even $5M a year, but we wouldn’t pay that ourselves. If you want top tier, Patrick Willis is also going to command top dollar, but for a cool 10 FP/G, he might be worth the $5.5M a week he seems to be going for. Urlacher is going for the same price. Who would you rather have?
#LinebackerTmMin$Avg$FP/GFP/M
1Williams, D..DEN1.03.27.738.2
2Boley, M.ATL1.53.37.938.0
3Henderson, E..MIN1.53.47.836.8
4Harrison, Ja.PIT1.03.78.135.4
5Witherspoon, W.SLR1.53.77.933.9
6Barnett, N.GBP1.53.87.732.7
7Ryans, D.HOU1.54.17.931.0
8Willis, P.SFF1.55.69.928.2
9Urlacher, B.CHI2.05.58.825.5
10Fletcher, L.WAS2.05.07.825.0
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