With the exception of one game, Whitehead has recorded at least nine tackles in each game this season, and he's posted at least 11 stops in three of his last four contests. He'll likely break his career high of 86 tackles within his next two matchups, and he's clearly a player in the midst of a breakout. In addition to the excellent tackle numbers, he's now been credited with five pass defenses on the year, and he's definitely a player who's worthy of a roster spot in IDP leagues.
Whitehead remains a tackling machine on a Lions defense still down Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and DeAndre Levy (quadriceps), leading Detroit in tackles for the fourth time this season. What's more, Whitehead managed to get his hands on a pair of passes, something he hadn't done once in any of the past three weeks. With Ansah and Levy unlikely to return in Week 6, Whitehead remains firmly on the IDP radar at home against the Rams.
Both his tackle total and PD total led the team. If fact, his two pass deflections were a game-high. Ultimately, though, Whitehead appears locked-in as the Lions' starting middle linebacker and figures to lead the team in tackles most weeks going forward. However, it may be overly optimistic to expect him to continue swatting down passes at the clip he exhibited Sunday.
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