30-Year-Old Defensive End – San Francisco 49ers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Dorsey is recovering from a torn biceps muscle, but should be ready for training camp. He performed well as the 49ers' nose tackle in 2013 and was signed to a two-year extension in 2014, despite injur...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Glenn Dorsey Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract extension with the 49ers in August 2014.
GM Trent Baalke claims Dorsey is making "very good progress" in his recovery from an ACL tear, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Regarding Dorsey's availability for Week 1, Baalke went on to say, "I'm never going to give a definitive [answer] because I don't know. He could always have a setback coming up. But right now he's making progress, he looks good, his mind's in a great place."
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Glenn Dorsey – simply subscribe now.
|Tackles||Defensive Stats||Fumbles||Kick Ret||Punt Ret|
Age is determined on September 1st of each season.
|Snap Count||Tackles||Defensive Stats||Fumbles||Kick Ret||Punt Ret|
A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.
Glenn Dorsey: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Assuming the diagnosis is confirmed by the team, Dorsey would presumably be headed to IR, with his looming absence representing a big blow to the 49ers' defensive line.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Dorsey didn't have a strong statistical season in 2013 (28 TOT, 2.0 sacks), but his large frame was ideal for stuffing the run at the nose tackle position. He is listed as the starter heading into 2014, and that should remain the case barring any sort of injury.
Though originally signed to fill the void at nose-tackle this season, Dorsey will have to compete with Ian Williams for the job and should ultimately end up as a back-up lineman behind both Williams and defensive end Justin Smith.
The former first-round pick is a solid source of total tackles for a defensive lineman, but playing as an end in a 3-4 alignment, Dorsey simply doesn't produce enough sacks to warrant regular use as an IDP. If the Chiefs made a move to a 4-3 base defense he could become a more disruptive pass rusher as a defensive tackle, but that's unlikely to happen anytime soon under the watch of Romeo Crennel.
As an undersized end in Kansas City’s 3-4 defense, Dorsey likely won’t be a factor as a pass rusher, as he only has four sacks in his three-year career. But he made frequent stops against the run last year, boasting an impressive 51 solo tackles on the way to a total tackle tally of 69. If you need solo tackles but can live without sacks, Dorsey is a super reliable target, and his lack of upside probably means he'll come cheap.
Dorsey hasn't lived up to the hype that surrounded him as the fifth overall pick in 2008, but he made strides in his second year in Kansas City. Unfortunately, he's ill-suited to play defensive end in the 3-4, a position that doesn't fit his frame and hinders his potential pass-rushing abilities. He did have 54 tackles last season and could contribute in deeper IDP leagues, but don't expect a worthwhile sack total.
Dorsey led all rookie defensive lineman with 46 tackles last season, but he posted just one sack and wasn't the distruptive force that many expected. Now he faces the challenge of transitioning from defensive tackle to defensive end in Kansas City's upgraded 3-4 defense. The changes should help him pick up a couple more sacks, but don't expect a major change in his number of tackles.
Dorsey will be an immediate starter for the Chiefs and could rack up sack totals that are rare for a defensive tackle.