25-Year-Old Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
It seemed like an unfathomable suggestion just two years ago, but Bowman appears to have surpassed Patrick Willis as the top fantasy producer on the 49ers defense. The Penn State product entered his s...
Navorro Bowman Contract Information:
Signed a five-year contract extension in November of 2012 that will keep him in San Francisco through the 2018 season.
Bowman registered 11 tackles (10 solo) and one sack during the 49ers' 23-13 win over the Rams on Sunday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Bowman couldnít have been much better in his first season as a starter in 2011, as his 143 tackles ranked seventh in the league, and his 111 solo stops ranked second. Bowman was one of the primary contributors in a historically great San Francisco run defense last year, and he was only 22 years old. Itís reasonable to expect improvement in 2012, particularly in the sack and interception categories. Bowman has the athleticism of a defensive back and figures to be more disruptive in coverage and as a pass rusher this season. Itís less likely that Bowman will improve his tackle total, however, as 143 is a high bar, particularly given that heís competing with Patrick Willis for tackles in a defense that doesnít spend much time on the field. Bowman has an extremely high floor, in any case, because offenses will forever be more worried about Willis and the Smiths than him.
Bowman will start at inside linebacker. He could provide IDP value by racking up tackles playing next to Patrick Willis.
Bowman is a skilled rookie who will likely back up veteran Takeo Spikes at inside linebacker in anticipation of becoming a starter in 2011.