27-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Audie Cole in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2016 ADP: –
Bye Week: 6
Audie Cole Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Vikings on a one-year contract in March of 2016.
Cole will start at middle linebacker Sunday against Detroit with Eric Kendricks inactive due to a concussion.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Audie Cole.
Cole entered last season with a shot at a starting job, but saw a limited reserve role with no more than 13 snaps on defense in any game. He'll likely have a reserve role again this season with the Vikings taking linebacker Eric Kendricks in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft.
Cole will need to earn a three-down role in training camp to justify this ranking, but he did well for himself during his 2013 audition, and the Vikings didn't add any noteworthy MLB talent in the draft or free agency. Cole showed significant IDP upside in his four starts last year, posting 42 tackles and a sack. So long as he beats out Jasper Brinkley for the starting MLB role and can hold off fellow youngsters like Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti, Cole should provide at least LB2 upside in most formats.
Cole is expected to serve as a backup at middle linebacker to the newly acquired Desmond Bishop.
Cole, Minnesota's 2012 seventh-round draft pick, was a Butkus Award semifinalist last season with 108 tackles and 5.5 sacks for N.C. State. He could win a backup role this summer, but it's not clear if he has the speed to eventually win a starting job.