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Robert Blanton

25-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Blanton was the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith for 13 games last season before losing his job in December to Andrew Sendejo. Blanton will compete with Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and An...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 9/7/1989  College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Robert Blanton Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Vikings in May 2012.

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Blanton will compete with Andrew Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Robert Blanton 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
2012 22 Min 13 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Min 16 61 38 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Min 15 106 72 34 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Robert Blanton – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

948

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Robert Blanton was on the field for 948 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

128

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Robert Blanton was on the field for 128 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 56 233
2013 340 277
2014 948 128
Robert Blanton 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 @StL 67 10 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 65 11 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 71 7 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atl 67 10 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 54 15 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Det 70 8 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Buf 70 8 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 60 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Was 67 8 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Chi 77 6 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 GB 65 8 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 74 6 6 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NYJ 75 7 11 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Det
15 @Mia 64 9 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Chi 2 11 0 0 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 Robert Blanton  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   200 lbs
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Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
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Robert Blanton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanton (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

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Blanton (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

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Blanton (ankle) was listed as limited on the Vikings' injury report Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Blanton (ankle) had 11 total tackles in Sunday's loss to Miami.

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Blanton (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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Blanton (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Miami.

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Blanton (ankle/knee) is out for Sunday's game against Detroit.

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Blanton (ankle) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Blanton currently ranks third in tackles among defensive backs with 95, matching Charles Woodson's total on the season. In addition, Blanton has contributed an interception and fumble recovery to IDP pursuits, which could take a hit if he's unable to suit up Sunday in Detroit.
Blanton injured his left leg during overtime of Sunday's win over the Jets and is set for an MRI, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Blanton had six total tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

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Blanton led the Vikings with eight tackles (five solo) in Thursday's loss to Green Bay.

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Blanton had 10 total tackles in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.

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Blanton started at strong safety and had seven total tackles in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

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Blanton has officially been named the starter at strong safety, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

Blanton, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick, enters the season competing for a reserve defensive back role. He's primarily a safety, but also played cornerback and nickelback at times last season.

2013

Blanton will serve as the backup to Mistral Raymond at strong safety.

2012

Blanton is a rookie fifth-round pick, and so a starting role is far from assured, but he is a good bet to emerge with the job, playing next to Harrison Smith, the fellow rookie and Notre Dame product. A college cornerback with safety athleticism by NFL standards, Blanton's physicality should help him make the transition to safety. If he emerges as a starter in what should be a leaky Minnesota secondary, he should see a good number of tackle opportunities.