28-Year-Old Offensive Guard – Arizona Cardinals
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Iupati will start at left guard....
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Mike Iupati Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2015.
Iupati will undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and remain out for 3-to-8 weeks, the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Mike Iupati: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Iupati inked a five-year deal with the Cardinals in the offseason, primarily to bolster the left side of the offensive line. His absence will be a hindrance to an offense that ranked last in the league in 2014 with 3.3 YPC. In the meantime, Ted Larson is the likely candidate to take over left guard.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Iupati suffered a broken ankle in the NFC Championship Game against Seattle but the injury did not necessitate surgery. He donned a cast for several months before graduating to a walking boot, which he recently shed. Iupati likely has a ways to go before he's cleared by the Niners' medical staff, though all signs point to him rejoining the team before the regular season begins.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Iupati is expected to make a full recovery in approximately eight weeks, meaning that he has a chance to be ready for OTAs and will likely be back at 100 percent for training camp. He's one of the better left guards in the NFL, and signing him to an extension will likely be one of the 49ers' offseason priorities. Iupati is entering the fifth and final year of his rookie contract in 2014, after starting 68 out of a possible 72 games in his first four seasons.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Iupati is still recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in 2013, but he remains confident that he will be ready for the start of the season. When he does return from injury, he should continue to be one of the best run blockers in the NFL.
Iupati will reprise his role as the 49ers starting left guard and will continue to be a primary blocker for one of the league's top rushing attacks.
Iupati will start at left guard.
One of the 49ers' two first-round offensive lineman draft picks, Iupati will battle with veteran David Baas for the starting job at left guard, and Iupati is expected to win that battle.