Demario Davis, LB, Saints
Davis is the leading tackler (37) and has the second most sacks (two). He was a disaster waiting to happen against the New York Giants in Week 4, when he had 11 tackles and both his sacks on the season.
Admittedly, Davis won the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. So he’s getting credit — just not enough nationally. The Saints offense gets all the love, between New Orleans’ big 3: Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. Davis, meanwhile, joined the Saints this offseason, and has immediately been one of their most consistent defensive players. He has led the Saints in tackles in every week that he’s been with New Orleans.