Dynasty IDP Profiles – Hottest Second-Year Defensive Lineman

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Welcome To The NFL's Free Agent Deep IDP Dynasty Profiles Collection - The Hottest 2023 Second-Year NFL Defensive Linemen Edition.


Hottest Second-Year Defensive Linemen

Aidan Hutchinson

He ended the 2022 regular season as a solid DL1/DE1 in most "balanced" IDP scoring formats. Hutchinson led the rookie edge rusher class in fantasy football leagues and performed well above what could be expected from a first-year player, even if he was the second overall NFL defensive lineman selected in the draft.

Finishing out the latter half of the season as it began, the Lions' first-round defensive end, Aidan Hutchinson, didn't let up. He assisted his team to a run in the playoffs with a strong run when they needed it most.

Hutchinson recorded 4.5 sacks against each of his last four divisional rivals and had multiple splash plays padded by a solid DE tackle floor on average in each contest... (Read More)

Travon Walker

Walker ended the 2022 regular season as a solid DL2/DE2 in most "balanced" IDP scoring formats. Sliding in the top three among the rookie defensive ends and defensive linemen. We couldn't have asked for more consistency than we got in 2022, considering his "raw" profile as Jacksonville's number-one overall pick.

Travon Walker may have had less consistency meaning less overall production, but the second-overall 2022 selection by Jacksonville played strong throughout the season. He wrapped up a campaign that included 49 combined tackles, 3.5 sacks, and a few sporadic splash plays as a bonus.

Remarkably, they weren't shy, and Walker was a full-time starter the entire season. So with one more year's worth of development, this raw but talented rookie from last year has all the upside he needs in Jacksonville... (Read More)

George Karlaftis

Karlaftis ended the 2022 regular season as DL2/DE2 in most "balanced" IDP scoring formats, sliding in the top three among the 2022 rookie NFL defensive linemen with a late push at the end of the season. Hence, it left a dynasty sore spot for some managers that dropped him to waivers early on.

After a slow start in IDP production, the Karlaftis came on strong toward the end, making the final push for this top list by finally hitting home with all the QB pressures he had been getting. He also stabilized his low total tackle floor to the point we have to take notice again. Even with a poor PFF performance (52.0) this regular season.

Karlaftis' in-season development secured all the upside we needed to see to project a big step is coming in 2023. ... (Read More)

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