26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Carolina Panthers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Lotulelei has emerged into a disruptive defensive tackle through his first two NFL seasons, totaling 67 tackles and five sacks since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2014. Although a foot ...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 5
Star Lotulelei Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $9.604 million contract with the Panthers in May 2013.
The Panthers exercised the fifth-year option on Lotulelei's rookie contract.
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Star Lotulelei: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)During Monday's practice, Lotulelei came down with a limp and was subsequently carted off the field. After an evaluation with the team doctor, the Panthers wouldn't reveal the severity of the injury, but his next checkup was joined by the caveat "in a few weeks." Considering he required surgery to repair a broken right foot in January, his recovery effort will be watched closely to ensure no setbacks take place.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Panthers' first-round pick last season, Lotulelei enjoyed a great rookie campaign, registering 42 tackles (31 solo), including seven for loss and three sacks. His physical, athletic presence at defensive tackle helped take on blockers to free-up the likes of Luke Kuechly behind him and the defensive end duo of Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson as well. Lotulelei started all 16 games during his first professional season and has considerable upside as an emerging interior lineman moving forward.
Lotulelei is a very versatile player on the interior, possessing dominant skill at 4-3 tackle and any 3-4 defensive line spot. A big snap count at Utah wore Lotulelei down at times, but when he's in top form, Lotulelei is a devastating gut punch to offensive lines. His combination of explosion, leverage and power off the snap is intimidating, and he'll start right away in Carolina.