| ||Pos: Linebacker|
NFL Team: PHI
| ||Experience: Rookie|
|The Eagles had some struggles at times defensively but played pretty well for most of the season despite a few down games. They ranked eighth overall defensively and also had the eighth most points for fantasy teams. Their pass rush is one of the best in the league, getting 50 sacks last season, which tied the league lead. And despite a few hiccups in the secondary, the Eagles boast three of the top corners in the game and can shut down an opponent any given weeks. Philadelphia a bit below average against the run, though, ranking 16th last season. They lack a little bulk up front and the linebackers had a few struggles. This could be an area of concern once again for 2012. The special teams are solid for the Eagles with DeSean Jackson explosive as a return man. He is capable of taking it to the house every time he touches the ball.
The Eagles are an elite fantasy defense. They have a well rounded squad that should produce dependable numbers for fantasy teams. The special teams have touchdown potential and the defense should produce above average sack and interception numbers with a bunch of talent on that side of the ball.|
comments about Emmanuel Acho
Philadelphia Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho (knee) may have a torn meniscus in his knee. The team will know more when they bring him in for a physical.
The Philadelphia Eagles acquired LB Emmanuel Acho from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for RB Dion Lewis.
Following the season-ending injury to Cleveland Browns LB Chris Gocong (Achilles'), several others will have a chance to step up and grab more playing time. LBs Emmanuel Acho, James-Michael Johnson and Kaluka Maiava might get chances to fill in for Gocong. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Saturday, Aug. 4, that LBs L.J. Fort and Craig Robertson have also caught the eye of the coaching staff.
Cleveland Browns LBs James-Michael Johnson and Emmanuel Acho might receive a chance to crack the starting lineup right away if starting strong-side LB Scott Fujita has his three-game suspension upheld by the NFL.