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Marcell Dareus

26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills

2015 Defensive Stats

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51

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 331   DOB: 11/18/1989
College: Alabama  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcell Dareus Contract Information:

Dareus signed a six-year, $108 million extension with the Bills in September 2015.

August 20, 2016  –  Marcell Dareus News

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Dareus (suspension) has opted to leave the Bills in order to receive treatment. "After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility," he said in a statement. "I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process."

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Marcell Dareus 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
2011 21 Buf 16 43 32 11 5.5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 22 Buf 16 39 26 13 5.5 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Buf 16 71 46 25 7.5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Buf 15 49 36 13 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 Buf 15 51 38 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Marcell Dareus – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Marcell Dareus
  2. Corbin Bryant
  3. Casey Walker
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Snap Count Stats

754

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 754 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

43

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 43 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 793 76
2014 678 57
2015 754 43
Marcell Dareus 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 Ind
2 NE 68 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 48 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG 57 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ten 52 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 42 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 53 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 46 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 56 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NE 44 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @KC 58 7 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Hou 66 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Phi 64 1 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Was 47 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Dal 16 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYJ 37 4 3 3 0 0 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 Marcell Dareus  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 3"
AVERAGE
Weight:   331 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.39 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.62 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   7.83 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   33.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   27 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   106 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   24 reps
WEAK

Marcell Dareus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Bills confirmed that Dareus has been suspended for four games, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Dareus is facing a four-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Dareus was activated off the NFI list Monday and is expected to practice, Chris Brown of Buffalobills.com reports.

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Coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that Dareus, currently on the NFI with an unspecified ailment, could return to practice as early as the end of the week, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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The Bills placed Dareus on the active/non-football illness list Friday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus has been cleared to participate in practice following offseason foot surgery, The Buffalo News reports.

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Dareus suffered a broken foot during Sunday's win over the Jets.

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Dareus (neck) is active Sunday against the Jets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Dareus is one of the league's most prolific defensive tackles. Despite playing just 678 snaps last season, Dareus had a career-high 10 sacks. His tackles fell, but he showed 70-tackle upside the year before. Rex Ryan helped turn Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson into top IDPs with the Jets, and Dareus figures to be similarly dominant under Ryan's watch. Dareus is suspended for the season opener for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, but when he returns Week 2, he should continue his impressive production.

2014

Make sure to monitor the status of Dareus' league discipline situation closer to the start of the season – he was arrested for allegedly possessing synthetic marijuana in May – but if he plays 16 games he has the potential to offer DL1 upside in some formats. He established himself as one of the league's elite real-life defensive tackles last year, breaking out for 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He logged 5.5 sacks in each of his first two pro seasons, so his total of 7.5 doesn't look like a fluke. Buffalo runs an uptempo offense, which means the Bills tend to log play counts above the average, affording Dareus more chances to pile up stats than many or most defensive tackles.

2013

Dareus still has time to become the dominant defensive tackle he was envisioned to be when drafted #3 overall in 2011, but he's not there yet. Off-the-field concerns limited his effectiveness in 2012. There is some doubt that he will ever be a top shelf IDP option, though there is undeniable upside.

2012

As a huge, stout and strong tackle possessing rare athleticism for someone with a 6-3, 340-pound frame, Dareus would normally be an obvious candidate for every-down double teams. But with Mark Anderson and Mario and Kyle Williams playing next to him, opposing offenses might have no choice but to leave Dareus in one-on-one blocking, much to the benefit of Dareus' IDP owners. Dareus' 43 tackles (32 solo) and 5.5 sacks last year certainly do not jump off the page, but he's a lock to improve those numbers since he will have all that talent joining him in 2012. It also does not hurt that Buffalo is switching to a primarily four-man front, leaving offenses with less blocking resources on the interior. We'll note that Dareus will primarily play defensive tackle this season after serving as both a DE and DT in 2011, so there's probably a limit to how high his stats can go, but defensive coordinator does like to use his tackles as playmakers and not just gap fillers. If your league makes you choose DT as its own position, Dareus should be a good one this season.

2011

Buffalo linemen have been known to be solid IDP options, and Dareus, the third overall pick in April's NFL Draft, has more talent than your usual Bills lineman. He figures to displace Spencer Johnson in the starting lineup, and Johnson totaled 55 tackles (41 solo) in just 14 games last year. Dareus doesn’t figure to have much of an effect as a pass rusher, but he should hold a powerful presence against the run and be in on a good number of stops.