29-Year-Old Offensive Tackle – Atlanta Falcons
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Slated to start at left tackle for the Falcons in 2014, Baker landed on IR instead....
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Sam Baker Contract Information:
Agreed to a six-year contract with the Falcons in March 2013.
Baker, who suffered a torn patella tendon during Saturday's preseason game, will miss the entire upcoming season, the Falcons' official website reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Baker went down in the second quarter of Saturday's game and appeared to be in significant pain. Given the extent of his injury, Baker is a near certainty to miss the upcoming campaign. As a result, the Falcons are expected to accelerate the process of shifting rookie first-rounder Jake Matthews to left tackle, where he'll be tasked with protecting quarterback Matt Ryan's blindside.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Baker is expected to start at left tackle for the Falcons in 2013.
Will provide depth at tackle in 2012.
Baker will start at left tackle.
When healthy, Baker is one of the league's best left tackles, as seen by the Falcons being one of the best rushing teams in 2008. The key words there however are "when healthy," which is something Baker struggled with in his rookie season.
Atlanta's other first-round draft pick Baker is currently being groomed for the starting left tackle job--the most important position on the line to protect a right-handed quarterback's blind spot. Baker's success this season is crucial to the Falcons' offense, which is projected to have one of the worst o-lines in the league.