2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Line

Players acquired by new teams:

Connor Barwin (DE/OLB, signed by LAR from Phi) – The veteran pass rusher moves to the West Coast to play for Wade Phillips on a one-year contract, per ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Fantasy Analysis: The good news: Barwin will get to play for Phillips, who culled a ton of production out of several different defenders in Denver. The bad news: Barwin will likely switch to an LB designation. Barwin is coming from a 4-3 defense as a DE, but Phillips is expected to install his 3-4 defense in Los Angeles, which would make Barwin’s best fit as an OLB. Even DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller struggled to be dominant fantasy factors as OLBs. Barwin only had 34 tackles and 5 sacks last season. His 2.5 FPG were low by DL standards, but when translated to LB, they’re abysmal. There’s a good chance Phillips will get more out of Barwin than the Eagles did last year, but it’s not likely to be enough to roster him as an LB, even in deep leagues.

Jabaal Sheard (DE/...

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