25-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Ayers -- who recorded 49 tackles (37 solo) and one sack last year in 16 games -- had a pair of offseason surgeries to repair the patella tendons in both of his knees, but he's in line to be healthy c...
Akeem Ayers Contract Information:
Traded to the Patriots in October 2014.
Ayers was traded to the Patriots on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ayers is a talented athlete who would be significantly higher on the list if he played a pure linebacker role for the Titans, but his IDP reliability is harmed by Tennessee's habit of moving Ayers to defensive end on passing downs. Using Ayers at end hurts his IDP value for two reasons. The first is that it's obviously harder to pile up tackles at end than linebacker, but the second and more important reason is that it's more physically demanding than linebacker, meaning he gets subbed out more often as a result. Ayers played just 861 snaps on defense last year and, while he still produced as an IDP (104 tackles, six sacks), his upside will always be capped if he's spending almost half of his snaps at end.
Versatile linebacker who may end up starting in his rookie season. Could have a nice impact on the Titans defense.