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Top free-agent linebackers
It's tough to put all the different types of linebackers under the same umbrella. Scheme dictates so much and there are no universal players who fit every scheme or position.
There are 3-4 outside 'backers hired to rush the passer, 3-4 inside 'backers big enough to take on a guard, 4-3 middle 'backers capable of dropping deep into Tampa-2 coverages, strongside 'backers able to cover tight ends and weakside 'backers who can be small as long as they can run and hit.
Here's my top-five list, which doesn't include any 3-4 outside linebackers.
Cynthia Frelund's Week 11 fantasy projections
My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past, actual, and comparable data to forecast each week, but why wouldn't you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can't find a reason not to.