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Marcell Dareus

27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Dareus is one of the league's most talented linemen but has largely been an enigma, as the 27-year-old is coming off consecutive disappointing seasons, totaling just 90 tackles and 5.5 sacks over that...

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2017 ADP:  266.2

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 331   DOB: 3/13/1990  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.

October 18, 2017  –  Marcell Dareus News

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Dareus (personal) didn't appear on the Bills' injury report Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site 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
2009 19 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 11 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
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
2016 26 BUF 8 39 24 15 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 27 BUF 4 3 1 2 1 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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Snap Count Stats

95

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 95 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

11

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 11 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 754 43
2016 418 37
2017 95 11
Marcell Dareus 2017 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 NYJ 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 17 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den
4 @Atl 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cin 22 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 TB
8 Oak
9 @NYJ
10 NO
11 @LAC
12 @KC
13 NE
14 Ind
15 Mia
16 @NE
17 @Mia

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

Dareus has been excused from Monday's practice for personal reasons, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus (ankle) practiced fully Friday and is not listed on the injury report for this week's game in Cincinnati.

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Dareus (ankle) was limited during Wednesday's practice.

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Dareus (ankle) is active for Sunday's game in Atlanta, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

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Dareus (ankle) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

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Coach Sean McDermott said Dareus (ankle) practiced fully Thursday and "looked good," Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus, who missed Sunday's Week 3 win over the Broncos with an ankle injury, is expected to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Dareus (ankle) will miss practice for a third straight session Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

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2017

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2016

Rex Ryan tried to toe the line between the 3-4 and 4-3 after arriving in Buffalo, resulting in an awkward and ineffective practice of the 3-4 that failed to properly apply the talents of players like Dareus, who is an elite athlete at his position. The Bills are approaching 2016 with a more honest acknowledgment of the 3-4, which should result in a more consistent unit as a whole. After logging just 51 tackles and two sacks in 2015, Dareus ought to bounce back and show a form more similar to when he totaled 17.5 sacks in the two seasons prior to last. UPDATE: Dareus has been suspended four games by the NFL, pretty much wrecking his season-long IDP value. Consider him as a bye week pickup down the road, especially if your league makes you pick DT/NT as its own position.

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.