24-Year-Old Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
What an immense steal Burfict turned out to be for the Bengals. After a directionless college career full of discipline issues and frustrating underachievement, Burfict went undrafted in 2012, with ma...
Vontaze Burfict Contract Information:
Burfict signed a four-year, $20 million extension with the Bengals in August of 2014.
Geoff Hobson of bengals.com doesn't expect Burfict (knee) to play Sunday against the Bucs.
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Vontaze Burfict: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Burfict has endured a number of maladies throughout this season, with the most recent occurring in last Sunday's game versus the Ravens. That knee ailment will now keep Burfict sidelined for the next couple weeks, putting his likely return date Nov. 16 against the Saints. Until then, players like Vincent Rey and Marquis Flowers figure to fulfill expanded roles within Cincinnati's defense.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Burfict went from five-star recruit to a bust at Arizona State, but the undrafted rookie started to capitalize on his talents once the Bengals gambled on him after the draft. He finished 2012 as Cincinnati's top linebacker, and he heads into 2013 with the same distinction. He closed out his rookie year with 127 tackles despite playing just 887 snaps on defense, and it's possible that he'll see a bigger snap count in 2013. He is somewhat of a risk, given his questionable history, and it's possible free-agent signee James Harrison might steal some tackles.