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Brandon Spikes

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Brandon Spikes in 2015. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 255   DOB: 9/3/1987  College: Florida  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Spikes Contract Information:

Released by the Patriots in June of 2015.

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Spikes was released by the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Brandon Spikes 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
2010 22 NE 12 59 36 23 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 NE 8 47 32 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 NE 15 92 57 35 1 7 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 NE 16 86 48 38 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Buf 16 54 33 21 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandon Spikes – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

504

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Brandon Spikes was on the field for 504 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Brandon Spikes was on the field for 95 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 722 6
2013 645 56
2014 504 95
Brandon Spikes 2014 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Brandon Spikes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Spikes signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Spikes spent the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots, and had his best year in 2012, tallying 92 combined tackles and five forced fumbles. After collecting 54 combined tackles in 2014 with the Bills, Spikes will return to his original pro team, where his ability as a run-stuffer will bolster New England's linebacking corps. At the very least, he'll provide an insurance policy in the case that Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower suffer any setbacks in their recoveries from respective knee and shoulder injuries.
Spikes visited the Patriots on Wednesday, csnne.com reports.

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Spikes, who logged 54 tackles and one sack in 2014, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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Spikes played just 24 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Thursday's loss to the Dolphins, The Buffalo News reports. He logged two total tackles and no other meaningful stats.

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Spikes (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings. †

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Spikes (ribs) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday but is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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Spikes (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. †

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Spikes (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.

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Spikes was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice due to injured ribs.

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Spikes (toe) is not on the Bills' Week 5 injury report.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

There was no outlook written for Brandon Spikes.

2014

Spikes signed with Buffalo in the offseason and will start for the team at middle linebacker, perhaps even in a three-down role. His play count was limited in New England due knee troubles and a deep linebacker rotation, but his knee is reportedly healthy, and the Bills are fairly thin at linebacker aside from star second-year player Kiko Alonso. Since Buffalo will play with a lot of wide-nine looks on the defensive line, meaning the ends will be split out wide and away from the tackles, Spikes should get a lot of cleanup work in the middle as ballcarriers try to split the widened gaps.

2013

Spikes, who racked up 92 tackles and five forced fumbles in 15 games last season, is slated to start at middle linebacker for the Patriots and while Jerod Mayo is New England's top IDP in the LB slot, Spikes can help out those in deeper formats.

2012

Spikes hasnít fulfilled it quite yet, but he has great potential as both a run stopper and an interception threat. He should be granted more snaps as he heads into his third season than he was given in the last two years, and his role in the middle of the New England defense will keep him consistently near the point of attack, an area in which he thrives. Spikes intercepted six passes and returned four for touchdowns in his three seasons at Florida, so itís reasonable to expect his rare coverage instincts to start showing up on the stat sheet with the Patriots.

2011

Spikes is a bit limited due to his 5.0-speed, but he was effective against the run in his rookie season and has demonstrated the ability to make big plays in coverage despite his lack of fleetness (he returned four interceptions for touchdowns in college). Gary Guyton might steal passing-down work from Spikes, but Spikes should do enough damage on first and second down to be a useful IDP nonetheless. He finished his rookie year with 61 tackles (38 solo) in 12 games.

2010

Spikes, who will join the New England inside linebacker mix, has good intangibles and was productive in collge for Florida, but he isn't the fleetest of foot. Still, the Patriots love their Gators and they clearly view him as a good fit for their system, something the team's brass values more than where a player is listed on consensus draft boards.