8 Breakout Linebackers to Target in IDP Leagues in 2021

Jul 12, 2021
8 Breakout Linebackers to Target in IDP Leagues in 2021


We are coming off a 2020 season for the ages. A global pandemic turned the NFL upside down, but luckily, the season played through to its conclusion. There were a few hiccups and postponements, but all games were played. Now that things are showing some semblance of normalcy, we're on track for a formal off-season with training camp and preseason. And with that, a relatively normal fantasy season.


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So, the key to your IDP drafts is finding those potential breakout candidates. Sure, I can tell you to draft Bobby Wagner, Darius Leonard, and Devin White, and the other known commodities at linebacker. The difficult part is trying to pinpoint who's going to breakout.

Below you will find a list of the breakout linebackers to target in your IDP drafts, either because they're likely to earn a three-down role, are coming back from injury, or find themselves in a new position or role due to a scheme change.

Willie Gay, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

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