Lawson had 8.5 sacks in his rookie year and has had a great camp so far, especially when he's lined up on the Bengals' left side against the Bengals right tackles. But he's working more against tougher challenges like Glenn in order to improve his methods. Glenn was very complimentary about Lawson: "With Carl, he has a special talent," Glenn said. "Most guys in this league they have rare speed, super-fast guys, but he has speed and he has power and he has a motor. He's determined. He's determined to get to the quarterback. Most guys in the NFL have two key traits to be a good player. He has three. I think that's what makes him a special player."
Lawson finished his rookie season with 8.5 sacks, but only 16 tackles.
Lawson was used almost exclusively as an outside rusher, and did it from a linebacker slot because the Bengals used a 3-4 formation. In most of your IDP leagues, you need a baseline of tackles from your linebackers to have a weekly floor. The exception would be in leagues where you use multiple players at each defensive position.
Lawson notched 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 30-16 victory over the Browns.
The sacks accounted for Lawson's only tackles of the game, in which he played 33 of 70 defensive snaps. The rookie fourth-round pick has seven sacks but only 10 total tackles, making him the ultimate boom-or-bust option.
Lawson led the team with 2.5 sacks during Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss against Green Bay.
Lawson struggled to make noise in the first two games of the season, but he was able to make an impact Sunday. His pressure was consistent throughout the course of the game, as his 2.5 sacks attest. Whether this is a step in the right direction or a blip on the radar is yet to be determined, however.
|3||9/23/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/18/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|