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In fantasy football, there are some new trends that I enjoy writing about: dynasty leagues, and individual defensive player leagues.  This weekly column will combine two of those by discussing two jjenkinsyoung IDPs.  I will give my scouting thoughts on how they played a particular week.  Today I will be discussing two young linebackers Jelani Jenkins and Preston Brown.

LB-Jelani Jenkins, MIA- The second year linebacker rose to the top of the Miami depth chart through solid dependable play.  Where he plays depends on situation, Jenkins lines up a lot as an inside backer on short yardage plays and as an outside backer in long down and distances.  He won’t wow you with his superior athleticism.  Instead the backer is a good open field tackler who reads plays quickly, flows laterally well, and can shed blockers using a solid base and good leverage.  Jenkins is fairly average against the run, as he mostly plays clean up by hitting the ball carrier once another defender slows them down.  Read More »

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