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Cliff Avril

31-Year-Old Defensive End – Seattle Seahawks

2016 Defensive Stats

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39

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5

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Cliff Avril in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Abdomen
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 260   DOB: 4/8/1986
College: Purdue  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cliff Avril Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $28.5 million contract extension with Seattle in December 2014. The deal includes $16 million guaranteed.

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Avril (abdomen) recently underwent a second offseason surgery, USA Today's Lindsey Wisniewski reports.

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Cliff Avril 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
2008 22 15 - 22 - 5 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 23 13 - 40 - 5.5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 DET 13 32 23 9 8.5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 25 DET 16 36 29 7 11 4 1 2 6 3 0 0 0 0
2012 26 DET 16 35 28 7 9.5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 SEA 15 20 14 6 8 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
2014 28 SEA 16 22 15 7 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 29 SEA 16 47 31 16 9 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 SEA 16 39 20 19 11.5 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cliff Avril – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

829

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Cliff Avril was on the field for 829 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

10

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Cliff Avril was on the field for 10 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 673 45
2015 778 35
2016 829 10
Cliff Avril 2016 Game Log
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  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
1 Mia 44 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @LA 42 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SF 46 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NYJ 63 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 FREE AGENT Free Agent
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @Ari 77 0 4 3 1 2.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 65 0 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Buf 68 0 3 1 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NE 59 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Phi 51 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @TB 49 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car 39 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @GB 45 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 LA 37 0 4 2 2 1.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ari 47 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @SF 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Measurables Overview for Cliff Avril
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   260 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.51 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
ELITE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   33 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   117 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   27 reps
GOOD
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Cliff Avril: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Avril underwent surgery after seeing a 'core injuries specialist' Tuesday, Conor Orr of Around the NFL reports.

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Avril totaled 1.5 sacks Thursday in a 24-3 win against the Rams, giving him 11.5 sacks this season, third in the league.

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Avril posted his league-leading 10th sack Sunday in a win against the Eagles.

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Avril notched 1.5 sacks and three tackles Monday.

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Avril recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four tackles Sunday against the Saints.

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Avril had 2.5 sacks Sunday in a tie at Arizona for his second consecutive game with multiple sacks.

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Avril forced a fumble and registered two sacks in Week 6.

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Avril (not injury related) is active Sunday against the Ravens.

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Avril left Sunday's Super Bowl with a concussion and will not return to the contest, according to NBC's broadcast of the game.

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Avril (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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Avril (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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Avril (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Avril (hamstring) is inactive for Sundayís game against the Panthers.

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Contrary to a previous update, Avril is doubtful for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Cliff Avril.

2016

Avril was expected to see fewer snaps last season than in 2014 to keep him fresher, but he ended up playing 105 more snaps. The increase didn't hurt him. On the contrary, it helped him turn in one of his best seasons as a pro. He had nine sacks, his most since 2012, and a career-high 47 tackles. He also had 27 quarterback hits and 11 tackles for loss. Avril likely will play another 750-plus snaps this season, as Cassius Marsh is the only other RDE in the D-Line rotation, and he is expected to see time at outside linebacker, as well. Avril's IDP prospects, though, are hurt by his lack of tackle opportunities.

2015

Had Avril not suffered a concussion late in the Super Bowl, Seattle's repeat hopes might not have come down to an ill-fated play from the one-yard line. Lack of D-Line depth last season forced Avril to play 150 more snaps than in 2013, hurting his effectiveness. Better depth this season should keep Avril fresher, which might mean a bounce-back from last season's career-low-tying five sacks. Avril is an excellent pass rusher, but he'll never have the opportunity for a lot of tackles.

2014

Avril was a key member of the Seahawks' defensive line rotation last season, totaling eight sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He doesn't have the opportunity to make many tackles (20 last year), but he'll again be counted on to provide a pass rush on a line that lost 11.5 sacks in free agency.

2013

Avril will provide much-needed insurance for the Seahawks, as Chris Clemons is recovering from a January ACL tear. Avril should flirt with double-digit sacks in 2013. Seattle's defense struggled with quarterback pressure last season, and Avril was signed to remedy that flaw. Expect him to see a lot of snaps this season even if Clemons is healthy.

2012

Even if heís generally not likely to surpass the 40-tackle mark, itís still perfectly clear at this point Avril has arrived as a standout NFL pass rusher. He has 19.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in his last 29 games, which projects to 11 sacks and four forced fumbles over 16 games, demonstrating that his 2011 total of 11 sacks and six forced fumbles was no fluke. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley playing alongside him, offenses will almost never have the freedom to double-team Avril.

2011

Even with Kyle Vanden Bosch and Lawrence Jackson around, Avril should get enough snaps to make an IDP impact in deeper leagues. His upside is limited due to some durability concerns (heís missed six games the last two years) as well as the fact that heís primarily a pass-rushing specialist, but Avril is generally effective at getting to the quarterback when he is on the field. He had 8.5 sacks in just 13 games last year, and with most of the blocking attention going to Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, Avril will definitely have favorable matchups on the edge.

2010

Avril will likely get the nod as a starter to begin the season, but won't have a lot of margin for error as Jared DeVries will be pushing for playing time. If he can keep the job, Avril should be able to put up solid sack and tackling numbers.

2009

Avril will see time along the line and at outside linebacker this coming season.

2008

Avril is a speed rusher who will start his rookie campaign on the sideline as a backup.