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Lofa Tatupu

32-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Lofa Tatupu in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 238   DOB: 11/15/1982  College: Southern California  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Falcons in July of 2012.

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Tatupu will miss the 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Lofa Tatupu NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 24 16 - 109 - 1 - 4 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 25 15 - 94 - 0 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 26 5 - 32 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 27 Sea 16 88 58 30 1 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Lofa Tatupu – Playing Time Overview

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Lofa Tatupu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tatupu (chest) will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday to determine the severity of his injury, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Tatupu has suffered a pectoral injury that could threaten his availability for training camp, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Tatupu is practicing as the starting middle linebacker during the Falcons' organized team activities, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Tatupu agreed to a contract with Atlanta on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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There is mutual interest between Tatupu and the Bears, ESPN reports.

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Tatupu is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Tatupu was released Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Tatupu could be cut if he declines to take a pay cut, the Seattle Times reports.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Lofa Tatupu.

2010

For the second year in a row, Tatupu's season was wrecked by injuries. He played in just five games last season, his year cut short by a torn pectoral muscle. If he can stay healthy for a full slate, Tatupu has a good shot at returning to the 110-tackle level. The Seahawks looked to improve the defensive line this offseason, which should help keep opposing linemen off Tatupu more regularly than last season, freeing him to get to the ballcarrier. Better IDP options exist, but Tatupu could be a midseason fill-in for fantasy owners who lose their starting linebacker to injury.

2009

Tatupu’s 2008 season was marred by injuries - first a concussion, then a pulled groin muscle. He managed to participate in all but one game, but his fantasy numbers took a beating no sacks, just one interception and a career-low 94 tackles. As the keystone of a Seattle defense that should be much-improved in 2009, we’re looking for Tatupu – if healthy – to return to the 110-120 tackle range with a couple of sacks and interceptions. The Seahawks beefed up their defensive line at the tackle spot, which should help keep lineman off Tatupu, allowing him to roam freely, relying on his speed and instincts to make plays sideline to sideline.

2008

Tatupu still doesn't tackle enough to warrant a higher ranking, but he did set a career high in with four interceptions in 2007. If he can top 120 tackles, he will raise his IDP value.

2007

See him there, just inside the Top 20 in each of his two years in the NFL? Tatupu doesn't tackle enough to join the elites, but his solid production and consistent playmaking have made for a winning combination for fantasy owners. He's aggressive, driven, intelligent and tough, with excellent recognition and tackling skills that portend well for his total tackles in years to come. He overcomes the lack of great size or speed through his motor and instincts, so it's hard to say if he'll match the four sacks and three interceptions he set as benchmarks in his rookie season. It will be more opportunity than exceptional physical ability that determines his playmaking totals through the years.

2006

Tatupu wasn’t projected by most as a first-day pick in the 2005 draft. But after the Seahawks reached for him in the second round, Tatupu marshaled the Seattle defense as a rookie, finishing ninth among linebackers in total fantasy points and second for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year behind Shawne Merriman, and was a big part of the franchise playing in its first Super Bowl. So some folk missed a few things about Tatupu. Maybe it was the bloodlines: his father Mosi was an NFL running back and special teams standout and certainly played a role in Lofa’s development of notable linebacker instincts. At 6-0, 238, he’s a touch below average size, but plays very well in traffic. His 85 solo tackles as a rookie and prolific playmaking are similar to Nick Barnett’s rookie season of 86 solos, two sacks and three picks; expect a career progression similar to Barnett’s as Tatupu continues to develop.

2005

Tatupu will compete with Niko Koutouvides for the starting middle linebacker assignment. Tatupu has better speed than Koutouvides, but is significantly smaller, which could be an issue. But the Seahawks reached to take Tatupu in the second round of the 2005 draft, meaning they really like the playmaker out of USC. He has good instincts and takes great angles. Tatupu likely will get the starting nod, but it's asking a lot for a rookie to run the defense at middle linebacker. The middle of the defense was Seattle's weak spot last season as offenses ran at will over the Seahawks. Seattle can't endure many growing pains from Tatupu.