28-Year-Old Linebacker – Washington Redskins
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Orakpo reached double digit sacks in 2013 for the first time since his rookie season. He recorded ten sacks and 60 tackles. He received the franchise tag instead of a long term deal during the offseas...
Brian Orakpo Contract Information:
Signed a one-year $11.455 franchise tender with the Redskins in March of 2014.
Orakpo (ankle) didn't practice Monday.
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Brian Orakpo: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Orakpo -- who is coming off a season in which he recorded 60 tackles and a team-high 10 sacks in 15 games -- is thus slated to earn a salary of $11.455 million this coming season. While it's still possible that the Redskins and the linebacker could carve out a long-term deal, the report suggests that coach Jay Gruden is inclined to let Orakpo play out his franchise tag in 2014.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The franchise tag price for a linebacker is a hefty $11.455 million, but the Redskins were of no mind to let Orakpo walk, after a season in which the three-time Pro Bowler led the team with 10 sacks.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After missing the final 14 games of the 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle, Orakpo missed just one game in 2013 -- the Redskins' season finale -- while recording 60 tackles and a team-high 10 sacks. Previous reports suggested that the decision whether or not to tag him would be a close call, but this latest report suggests that bringing back the pass rusher is a priority for the franchise.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Orakpo is returning from shoulder surgery that cost him all of 2012. It was the same injury that ended his 2011 season in Week 17. He is expected to be healthy to start the year. If he can return to form expect around 50 tackles, 10 sacks, and a few forced fumbles.
Orakpo had a solid yet unspectacular 2011. He recorded 9 sacks for the third year in a row, a career high 60 tackles, and three forced fumbles. He was often double teamed and struggled at times especially to make an impact (half his sacks came in two games). He suffered a torn pectoral in the final game of 2011 but is 100 percent going into training camp. Expect Orakpo to have more breathing room with the continued maturation of Ryan Kerrigan. Also the team has another year under it's belt in the 3-4 defense.
Orakpo posted an impressive 11 sacks and 50 tackles as a rookie, splitting time between defensive end and outside linebacker. Orkapo was typically used at DE on passing downs, but this season might play OLB full time. If that’s the case, his IDP ranking will suffer greatly because he won’t generate enough tackles to hang with the top linebackers. His sacks likely will take a hit too, but as the OLB in Washington’s new 3-4 defense, he could still be used as an edge rusher (if Andre Carter doesn’t man that spot). Orakpo has significant fantasy upside if he’s deployed as a defensive end. Just double-check his eligibility in your league before drafting.
First round draft pick in 2009. He is expected to play outside linebacker part time and defensive end on passing downs. He has the size, strength and speed to play both positions. He has a lot to learn and Defensive Coach Greg Blache does not like to start rookies. Expect Orakpo to be eased into his role.