26-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Gerald Hodges in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Gerald Hodges Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the Bills in May of 2017.
Hodges was signed to a one-year contract by the Bills on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Gerald Hodges.
Double-check on his anticipated role closer to your draft, but as of press time there's reason to expect a breakout season for Hodges as a potential starter next to Bowman in San Francisco's 3-4. A starting inside linebacker on a Chip Kelly team is an IDP factor by default due to the high play counts, but Hodges might actually be pretty good aside from that. He's very athletic – he actually was a returner at points at Penn State – and last year he had 50 tackles (39 solo) in 518 defensive snaps despite an in-season trade from Minnesota to San Francisco.
Hodges could compete for the starting middle linebacker role, but more likely becomes a key reserve as he can play all three linebacker positions.
Hodges, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, will be a reserve linebacker. However, it's possible he could compete for a starting role if Jasper Brinkley or 2014 first-round pick Anthony Barr struggle.
Hodges isn't particularly well known as a fourth-round pick from Penn State, but Minnesota's lack of talent at linebacker gives Hodges a great chance to start and earn a three-down role as a rookie. If this should occur, it wouldn't simply be by default. Hodges was a good player at Penn State with standout athleticism to the point that the team experimented with him as a punt returner at one point. Although he's rangy, Hodges still makes an impact at the point of attack, as he had 18.5 tackles for loss the last two years. With a little luck, Hodges might be Minnesota's second-leading tackler behind Greenway.