In today’s game, you can’t talk football without giving rightful props to the linebackers of the league. The brutes are the timekeepers on the defensive end of the ball. If you’re looking to win football games, you better believe you need a good core backing up the defensive line. This too is the case when talking about your HypSports lineup. Here are three linebackers that would be great additions to your weekly lineup.

Packing in the Points

Being a Bears fan it pains me to give props to anything out of Green Bay, but you cannot deny their talent. At the helm of the Packer’s D is Clay Matthews. This guy is a pure beast and would earn you serious points if obtained in your roster. In this season, Clay already has racked up 20 combined tackles and 14 of his own. Along with that, he was named Green Bay’s all-time leader in tackles early this season. With a banged-up secondary in Green Bay, look for Matthews to have an even bigger role in the Defense.

NaVorro is Awesome, No Matter Who He Plays For

It is not every day that you see a player that makes you go, “holy cow!” NaVorro Bowman is that type of player. Coming off a terrible knee injury that ended his season early last year, Bowman looks in rare form again. With 38 combined tackles and 22 of his own, Bowman is an Offense’s nightmare. The only catch with Bowman is that he is a free agent as of today. This is not an issue to me, give it a week and he will be dominating the NFL again. My advice is to take a week off from Bowman and when he signs anywhere add him back to your lineup, Bowman won’t let you down!

Bigger in Texas

This year has been interesting for the Texans with J.J. Watt going down to injury. You would be naive to think a loss like that wouldn’t harm your defense. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and his name is Benardrick McKinney. He’s already off to an amazing start with 39 combined tackles, 24 total tackles, and 2 sacks. There is a lot of slack to be picked up in Houston, and I think McKinney is the man to do it. Add him to your line up, and you will be surprised and get consistent points.

About Michael Szalajko
Michael Szalajko is a graduate from Full Sail University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Media. He also interned with companies such as PBC Boxing and the WWE. Being a Chicago native, he knows a little something about what makes sports fans tick. Along with being an avid sports fan and writer, Michael finds fun in his other passion: tabletop gaming. He is the owner of and will be opening House Rules Board Game Bistro in April near his residency in Orlando, Florida. When he is not glued to every sports broadcast imaginable, some of his hobbies include: playing hockey, sports video gaming, fantasy sports, and being a dad and husband.
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