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Marcell Dareus

25-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Buffalo Bills

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Dareus faces potential league discipline for a couple off-the-field incidents over the last two years, but no suspension had been mentioned as of press time. When on the field, Dareus is one of the mo...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

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:

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

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Dareus has been suspended for the Bills' season opener for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, wivb.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
2014 24 Buf 15 49 36 13 10 1 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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Snap Count Stats

678

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 678 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Marcell Dareus was on the field for 57 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 790 95
2013 793 76
2014 678 57
Marcell Dareus 2014 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 @Chi 58 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mia 38 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 53 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Hou 55 6 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 57 6 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 NE 64 7 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 50 4 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 43 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 43 3 7 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Mia 52 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 32 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cle 32 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Den 41 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 49 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Oak 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE

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"
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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
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Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   27 in
WEAK
Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   24 reps
WEAK
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Marcell Dareus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Despite reaching a plea agreement to have misdemeanor charges dropped, Dareus may receive punishment from the NFL for a June 2014 incident in which he was originally accused of racing teammate Jerry Hughes, ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus pleaded guilty to a pair of traffic violations, and he promised to host a free football camp over the summer. While this doesn't seem like something that would typically warrant a suspension from the league, Dareus was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana just four weeks before he crashed his car. He agreed to enter the NFL's substance-abuse program and wasn't suspended, but he did spend two weeks away from the team during minicamp. Things went much better for the former No. 3 overall draft pick once the season began, as he notched 48 tackles and 10 sacks, further establishing himself as one of the NFL's top interior pass rushers. Dareus is heading into the final season of his rookie contract, and the Bills will likely try to get him signed before Week 1.
Dareus, who missed the Week 17 win over New England, has been cleared to play in the Pro Bowl, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Dareus (knee) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game in New England, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com.

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While the Bills have won just one time in their last 22 games against the Patriots and would probably enjoy beating them on the road, there's no use risking Dareus' health in a game that means very little to either team. The defensive tackle will finish the season with 48 tackles and 10 sacks, numbers good enough to get him into the Pro Bowl.
Dareus (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus (knee) did not practice Wednesday, the Bills' official site reports.

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Dareus left Sunday's game against the Raiders with a knee injury in in the second quarter, ESPN.com reports.

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Dareus (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Denver.

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Dareus (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Denver after practicing on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.