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James Laurinaitis

27-Year-Old Linebacker – St. Louis Rams

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

It appears Laurinaitis' IDP stock is in the midst of a slight decline. He was in clear LB1 territory in 2011 and 2012, posting 142 tackles in each season (222 solo over that span) while throwing in 3....

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 248   DOB: 12/3/1986  College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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James Laurinaitis Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $41.5 million extension with the Rams through 2017 in September of 2012.

September 22, 2014  –  James Laurinaitis News

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Laurinaitis totaled nine tackles Sunday as the Rams fell to the Cowboys, 34-31.

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James Laurinaitis 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 22 16 - 120 - 2 - 2 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 23 StL 16 114 98 16 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 24 StL 16 142 105 37 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 StL 16 142 117 25 0.5 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 26 StL 16 116 85 31 3.5 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2014 27 StL 6 37 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

James Laurinaitis – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. James Laurinaitis
  2. Daren Bates
St. Louis Rams

Snap Count Stats

315

Defensive Snaps in 2014

James Laurinaitis was on the field for 315 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

James Laurinaitis was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1080 98
2013 990 75
2014 315 0
James Laurinaitis 2014 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 Min 58 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 57 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dal 56 0 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Phi 73 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SF 0 0 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 71 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @KC
9 @SF
10 @Ari
11 Den
12 @SD
13 Oak
14 @Was
15 Ari
16 NYG
17 @Sea

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 James Laurinaitis  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   248 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.88 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.24 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.93 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   33 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   115 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   22 reps
AVERAGE
St. Louis Rams Team Injury Report
Questionable
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No players listed.
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Chris Long  IR-R
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James Laurinaitis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Laurinaitis picked up five tackles in a 34-6 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

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Laurinaitis (ankle) has resumed practicing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports.

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Laurinaitis (ankle) is still not practicing, Rams News Now reports.

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Laurinaitis is dealing with a mild ankle sprain, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports.

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Although Laurinaitis is wearing a walking boot at Saturday's practice, the injury is not considered serious. The Rams' depth at linebacker is shaky, so it would be a big concern if the injury were to linger.
Despite a slow start to 2013, Laurinaitis still racked up 116 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

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Laurinaitis (hip) is listed as active Sunday at Indianapolis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Laurinaitis (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis.

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Laurinaitis had nine tackles and a sack in a 28-21 loss to Tennessee on Sunday.

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Laurinaitis tallied eight tackles and an interception to lead the Rams over the Jaguars, 34-20, on Sunday.

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Laurinaitis racked up 12 tackles, including two for lost yardage, in the Rams' 35-11 loss to the 49ers on Thursday.

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Laurinaitis (foot) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the 49ers.

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Laurinaitis (foot) is probable for Thursday's contest against the 49ers.

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Laurinaitis (foot) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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2013

Laurinaitis has been an IDP beast each of his four NFL seasons, and his owners will have every reason to expect a repeat for the fifth year in a row in 2013. The former Ohio State star posted 142 tackles for the second straight season in 2012, though he raised his solo tackle total from 105 to 117 in the process, which actually signals an improvement. Laurinaitis isn't just an elite source of tackle production, though, as he has recovered a fumble in each of his NFL seasons while totaling 8.5 sacks and seven interceptions in that span. There's a fair amount to be said regarding Laurinaitis' consistency, too, because he had six or more tackles in 13 games last year. Laurinaitis should continue to pile up tackles and make plays in a rising St. Louis defense. A highly talented defensive line of Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford should both open up lanes for Laurinaitis and keep offensive linemen preoccupied, leaving Laurinaitis free to pursue the ball.

2012

Forced fumbles aside, Laurinaitis might be behind only Patrick Willis and Desmond Bishop when it comes to well-rounded IDP production, as he reliably posts above-average numbers in the most conventionally important stat categories – solo stops, sacks and interceptions. In his three NFL seasons, Laurinaitis has averaged 103 solo tackles per year, as well as 2.5 sacks and two interceptions. He could post career highs in all of those categories this year, moreover, as the Rams defense figures to become more aggressive and more effective in 2012 under the watch of new coach Jeff Fisher. Laurinaitis will also benefit greatly from the arrival of defensive tackles Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers – the former a free-agent signing from Miami and the latter the 14th overall pick in the 2012 draft. Langford (6-6, 295) and Brockers (6-5, 322) are both mountainous figures with big wingspans who figure to occupy three offensive linemen each play, leaving offenses with just two tackles and perhaps a tight end or running back to deal with Laurinaitis and the intimidating end duo of Chris Long and Robert Quinn. Dangerous as he is, offenses will have no choice but to leave Laurinaitis unaccounted for much of the time.

2011

Laurinaitis is a skilled all-around linebacker who has been quite impressive in his first two seasons of NFL play. The former Ohio State star concluded the last two years with 234 tackles (205 solo), five sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble. He needs to create more turnovers to increase his fantasy value, but in the meantime he’s an extremely reliable run stopper with a floor so high that it’s almost indistinguishable from his ceiling.

2010

After Laurinaitis spent his rookie year minicamp with the second team, expectations dropped. A 120-tackle, two-sack, two-INT campaign proved the skeptics wrong, cementing Laurinaitis in place as the Rams’ starting MLB and as a top-10 option in IDP leagues. A year’s worth of experience and a team that has nowhere to go but up should help Laurinaitis build upon last year’s impressive numbers in his second season.

2009

The coveted rookie out of Ohio State should enter 2009 as the Rams' starting middle linebacker despite seeing time only with the second team during early mini-camps. Laurinaitis is a every down linebacker and should help solidify the Rams' linebacking corp against the run and in coverage while allowing fellow starter Will Witherspoon to return to the weakside role he excels in.