Avril posted his league-leading 10th sack Sunday in a win against the Eagles.
Avril needs one more sack to match his career high set in 2011. Linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Dee Ford also have 10 sacks. Among defensive linemen, the next closest in sacks is teammate Frank Clark and Cameron Wake with 7.5. He also got his 25th career strip sack, the most in the NFL since 2008.
Avril has recorded at least one sack in five straight games, and he now has nine on the season. He also has forced five fumbles over his last five games, and he's been an elite fantasy performer all season.
Avril recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four tackles Sunday against the Saints.
He's now sacked opposing quarterbacks 6.5 times over his last four matchups after posting just a single sack in his first three games. In addition, he's also forced three fumbles in the last four weeks, and the third-year defensive end is on a major hot streak. With this level of production, he must be owned in IDP leagues.
Avril had 2.5 sacks Sunday in a tie at Arizona for his second consecutive game with multiple sacks.
Avril is fourth in sacks in the NFL with 6.5, most among defensive linemen. He has a good shot at topping his career-high 11 sacks he set in 2011.
Avril has been successful in getting to the opposing quarterback in each of the last two weeks, and he now has four sacks on the season. In addition, he's forced a fumble in each of the last two contests, further increasing his fantasy value. The only time he's recorded more than nine sacks in the season was when he had 11 of them back in 2011 when he was a member of the Lions. He's currently on pace to set a new career high, and when throwing in the forced fumbles, he's shaping up to be a great option in IDP leagues.
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