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Marcell Dareus

24-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills

2013 Defensive Stats

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71

Sacks

7.5

Int

0

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1

TD

0

2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 game...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Hamstring
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 331   DOB: 11/18/1989
College: Alabama  Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcell Dareus Contract Information:

The Bills picked up the fifth year on Dareus' option in April of 2014.

August 6, 2014  –  Marcell Dareus News

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Dareus suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice, ESPN.com reports.

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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
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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. Alan Branch
  3. Stefan Charles
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Snap Count Stats

793

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 793 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

76

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 76 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 790 95
2013 793 76

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Marcell Dareus 2013 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 NE 72 6 5 4 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car 58 5 4 0 4 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 24 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 35 5 7 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle 57 7 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 60 7 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 52 4 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 58 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 54 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Pit 61 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ 49 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl 78 10 8 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 59 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 44 4 3 2 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 32 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 0 0 4 1 3 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:   4.93 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.62 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   33.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   27 in
WEAK
Broad Jump
Not Available
Bench Press:   24 reps
WEAK
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
No players listed.
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No players listed.

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

Dareus has passed his physical and is now eligible to practice with the Bills when they return to the field Friday.

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Dareus' attorney says the lineman has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program, the Associated Press reports.

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Dareus' inclusion on the Bills' non-football injury lists comes as a result of a failed conditioning test, NFL.com reports.

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Dareus opened training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury List on Saturday.

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GM Doug Whaley said the Bills have not heard anything from the NFL yet regarding a possible suspension for Dareus, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.

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Dareus appeared in court Tuesday to schedule a nonjury trial for Sept. 9 to resolve a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge stemming from late May, ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus was a full participant during Tuesday's minicamp after the team asked that he take some time away during OTAs, The Buffalo News reports.

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Dareus has some personal demons he still needs to sort out, as he has two separate legal issues he's dealing with from the offseason, one an arrest in Alabama for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and one in Buffalo for reckless endangerment in the second degree, reckless driving, participating in an illegal speed contest and other traffic violations. The team seems to be standing strong in backing Dareus to get through his troubles, though he's probably down to his last straw or two if he doesn't get his act together after all kinds of tardiness issues last season. A suspension from the league remains a possibility.

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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.