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Robert Ayers

30-Year-Old Defensive End – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2015 Defensive Stats

Tckl

41

Sacks

9.5

Int

0

FF

2

TD

0

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Robert Ayers in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 275   DOB: 9/6/1985  College: Tennessee  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Robert Ayers Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Buccaneers in March of 2016.

June 16, 2016  –  Robert Ayers News

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Ayers, who described the state of the defensive line as "terrible" early in the offseason, has seen the unit progress over the last several weeks, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "We're a little less terrible," Ayers said. "We're getting better and that's all we can ask for. We're trying to get to the end of the tunnel, so each day is a day to get better, a day to prepare, a day for me and my guys to get to know each other better and grow as a unit and build a chemistry."

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Robert Ayers 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
2009 23 15 - 18 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - - - -
2010 24 Den 11 39 32 7 1.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 Den 16 39 25 14 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Den 15 16 8 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Den 15 29 23 6 5.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 NYG 12 22 18 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 NYG 12 41 31 10 9.5 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Robert Ayers – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

569

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Robert Ayers was on the field for 569 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Robert Ayers was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 462 49
2014 347 31
2015 569 0
Robert Ayers 2015 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 Ten 48 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NO 50 0 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Hou
4 Car
5 Jax
6 @Was 27 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Atl 49 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 42 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Dal 47 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi
11 @Ind 37 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Atl 64 0 5 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NO
14 @StL
15 Chi 48 0 6 5 1 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 53 0 7 4 3 1 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 Robert Ayers  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   275 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.90 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.51 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.56 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   30 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   102 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   18 reps
POOR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
No players listed.
Out
No players listed.

Robert Ayers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ayers could see significant time at tackle with the addition of rookie defensive end Noah Spence in the draft, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Ayers has agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Buccaneers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Ayers notched six tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

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Ayers notched six tackles (five solo), adding 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

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Ayers (neck) is active for Monday's game in Miami.

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Ayers (neck) is listed as questionable on the Giants' Saturday injury report, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

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Ayers (neck) was added to the Friday injury report as a non-participant at practice, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

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Ayers (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Ayers (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the Cowboys, the Giants' official site reports.

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Ayers (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Robert Ayers.

2015

Pass-rushing defensive end, could see more work if Jason Pierre-Paul is slow to recover from a hand injury.

2014

Rotating defensive end, could also see some time as a pass-rushing linebacker.

2013

Will get the opportunity to win a starting defensive end job despite his relatively disappointing time in Denver throughout his career. If Von Miller is suspended for the first four games of the season, Ayers will be heavily relied upon to pressure the quarterback.

2012

Will start at defensive end, although he still hasn't become the pass rusher that the Broncos expected him to be when they drafted him 18th overall in 2009. If opposing teams have to double Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, Ayers could get his chances at the quarterback.

2011

Ayers will move back to defensive end this season, the position he played in college where he had his biggest impact. With new head coach John Fox's defensive makeover, Ayers should have more chances to rush the quarterback, especially with 2009 NFL sack leader Elvis Dumervil back on the field.

2010

Ayers was expected to have an impact for the Broncos after he was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but he was relatively disappointing throughout the season. More is expected of him in 2010 and although he has had some issues with the coaching staff during preseason workouts, he has plenty of time to establish himself as a solid pass rusher in Denver.

2009

Ayers will be asked to provide explosiveness from the outside and could provide a good number of sacks throughout the season. The Broncos used the 18th pick in the 2009 Draft on the former Tennessee Volunteer specifically to increase the talent along the defensive line, one that struggled mightily in 2008. He should get plenty of reps on the field may even be put on the field as a linebacker to increase his sack opportunities.