News: San Diego defensive lineman Corey Liuget recorded five tackles and two sacks during the Chargers' 27-17 victory over the Jets in Week 16. Liuget was one of three different players to take down quarterback Greg McElroy multiple times as the team racked up 11 total sacks.
Analysis: After a one-game absence from the sack column, Liuget returned with his first outing of the season with multiple sacks. He has now amassed five sacks over his past five games to give him seven total on the season. Consider him a fine option in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget recorded a sack for a third straight game Week 14 at Pittsburgh. He now has five sacks on the season -- all coming in the last eight games. He also has a career-high 38 tackles and nine pass defenses this season.
Analysis: Liuget didn't have a great rookie season in 2011, but you are now starting to see why the Chargers used a first-round draft pick on him last year. He is becoming a playmaker up front for the Chargers. Even with his late-season surge, Liuget is now a Top 15 Fantasy defensive lineman and viable start in all IDP formats.
News: Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget matched a season high with six tackles and added a sack during San Diego's 16-13 overtime loss to Baltimore in Week 12. Liuget generated one of five sacks on quarterback Joe Flacco by the Chargers, and now has three on the season.
Analysis: After being held without a stop in two of his first three games of the season, Liuget has boosted his tackle total recently and topped six tackles twice in the past three weeks. He halted a three-game stretch without a sack with his takedown of Flacco on Sunday, but doesn't make a consistent impact to be relied in most Fantasy IDP formats for now.
News: Chargers DL Corey Liuget recorded two solo tackles and one pass defensed against Buffalo in Week 14. Liuget has played in 12 games and has 10 starts, but it was only his second multiple solo-tackle game (Week 12, two solo). I think he is a guy that is consistently improving, coach Norv Turner said Monday. Liuget still has not recorded a sack.
Analysis: Liuget has done a nice job clogging up the middle for the Chargers but he has not been able to get after the quarterback the way San Diego had hoped he would when they drafted him in the first round. His 10 tackles thus far make him not much of a Fantasy option at this point but his long-term value should be pretty solid.
News: San Diego DL Corey Liuget left Sunday's game with a leg injury. He had three tackles, two solo, in the contest. The Chargers would lose the game, 16-13.
Analysis: Liuget has 11 tackles on the year and has not recorded a sack. Even if he's able to take the field next week, Liuget is not a recommended Fantasy option in IDP leagues. Continue to leave him on waivers.
News: Chargers first-round draft pick DE Corey Liuget will start at right DE against the Vikings in Week 1 over veteran Jacques Cesaire. Coach Norv Turner believes Liuget is up for the task. You dont have a choice, Turner said. If you are starting, you better be ready.
Analysis: It hasn't taken Liuget long to impress the Chargers' coaching staff. He had two sacks in the preseason and looked comfortable playing in a 3-4 defense. Usually, the outside linebackers in a 3-4 scheme get the sacks, but it seems Liuget will have no problems rushing the QB. He is a sleeper Fantasy DL heading into the season.
News: The San Diego Chargers signed Illinois DE Corey Liuget, their first-round pick on Thursday. Were very happy that Coreys contract is done. Its time to go to work, general manager A.J. Smith said. San Diego has now signed all of their 2011 draft class.
Analysis: Liuget will do more to help slow down the run than produce big stats for Fantasy owners. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters heading into the 2011 season.
News: The Chargers took Illinois DT Corey Liuget with the 18th pick overall in the NFL draft , bulking up their defensive line. He was a second-team All-Big Ten pick in 2010, when he had 4 1/2 sacks and 63 tackles. Liuget's most outstanding quality is toughness, said Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel. "I think we were looking for a guy that had some edge," Raye said. "He's a guy that plays with a lot of passion. He is a physical player. He's one of those guys we thought could knock people back off the ball. We wanted to get a little more physical up front. We wanted to bring more of a presence to our defensive front at the end position and I think we addressed that."
Analysis: Liuget will do more to help slow down the run than produce big stats for Fantasy owners. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.