RotoWire Partners

Ernie Sims

29-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2013 Defensive Stats

Tckl

42

Sacks

0

Int

0

FF

1

TD

0

2014 Defensive Projections

Tckl

Sacks

Int

FF

TD

2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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

2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   DOB: 12/23/1984  College: Florida State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Ernie Sims Contract Information:

Released by the Cardinals in August of 2014.

August 7, 2014  –  Ernie Sims News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Sims has been released by the Cardinals.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Ernie Sims – simply subscribe now.

Ernie Sims NFL Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  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 22 16 - 134 - 1 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 23 16 - 113 - 1.5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 24 11 - 49 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 Phi 15 55 48 7 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Ind 13 61 32 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Dal 10 41 26 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Dal 12 42 31 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ernie Sims – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

Free Agent
Free Agent

Snap Count Stats

380

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Ernie Sims was on the field for 380 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

135

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Ernie Sims was on the field for 135 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 138 13
2013 380 135
Ernie Sims 2013 Game Log
OPTIONS:   Show Playoff StatsHide Playoff Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Ernie Sims: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sims signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, the team's official website reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Washington.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims racked up 10 tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Rather than replacing Justin Durant (groin) in the starting lineup, it now looks like Sims could take Bruce Carter's spot, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims will likely start on Sunday with Justin Durant sidelined due to a groin injury.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims (groin) returned to practice Monday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims left practice Sunday with a groin injury, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sims, who was signed off the street after injuries hit the Dallas linebacking corps hard in 2012, finished the season with 43 tackles and a sack in 10 games, including six starts.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ernie Sims.

2013

The veteran linebacker did yeoman's work for the Cowboys in 2012 after being signed off the street, recording 44 tackles and a sack in 10 games (six starts). He'll return in a bench role.

2010

Sims is slated to start at weak-side linebacker.

2009

Drafting Ernie Sims might be the only Matt Millen decision that went right for the Lions. The fourth-year linebacker out of Florida State has racked up 110-plus tackles each year of his three-year career – 113 in 2008 despite playing through shoulder and knee injuries that knocked him off his 134-tackle 2007 pace. Consistency was again an issue. He had double-digit tackles in three of his first six games but then had as many as six tackles just once in his next seven. With ex-Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz taking over the head-coaching reins in Detroit and more talent added on the defensive side of the ball, we expect Sims’ numbers to improve. Sims should continue to start on the weak side, but the new scheme likely will feature more blitz packages. The additions of veterans Larry Foote and Julian Peterson give Schwartz and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham a lot of options at linebacker, which will take the focus and leadership off Sims, allowing him to just play.

2008

Sims is still young (he won't turn 24 until Dec. 23) and has averaged 129 tackles in his first two NFL seasons. His contributions in other categories are minimal, but his strong tackling makes that less relevant. He added 10 overall tackles and 16 solo tackles last season to his rookie numbers. We’d like to see some more consistency – he made eight or more stops in 11 games but five or fewer in four contests last year – but we can't be too picky over the long haul. He ranked fourth in the NFL last season in tackles and is boosted by teammate Paris Lenon, who tied for 14th in the league last year and takes some heat off Sims. This allows Sims to use his excellent speed to track down the ball carrier.

2007

Sims was the final member of the 2006 draft class to make it into the Top 25 among IDP linebackers last year, behind DeMeco Ryans and A.J. Hawk. That makes the trio the best linebacker draft class in quite some time. Sims turned in a better tackling year than Hawk, and that's not too surprising considering how much smaller (232) he is and how much more speed and range he has. What is surprising is that Sims was unable to turn in any playmaking in coverage (no picks and just one pass defended) and logged just half a sack in 16 games. He should improve to be Hawk's superior in coverage and start to get at quarterbacks given his big motor, closing skills and the ability to play larger than his size. Also note that he garnered all those tackles essentially in 15 games, racking up just one tackle in an irrelevant Week 17 game. Other than that tame final contest, Sims had just one game with fewer than five tackles, making him a good deal more consistent than Hawk.

2006

The Lions drafted Sims ninth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He possesses great speed and athleticism, something coveted in the Cover Two defense. He had 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two interceptions at Florida State in 2005, and finished his college career with 200 tackles, seven interceptions and 21 tackles-for-loss. He is expected to start for the Lions at weak side linebacker, and has the chance to be an impact IDP from day one.