25-Year-Old Linebacker – Philadelphia Eagles
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
If a full-time three-down role was guaranteed, Alonso would rank much higher. Traded by the Bills for LeSean McCoy, Alonso likely will become the leader of the Philadelphia defense, though things are ...
Kiko Alonso Contract Information:
Signed his rookie deal with the Bills in May of 2013.
Alonso is expected to play again this season following a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, Dan Hanzus of NFL.com reports.
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Kiko Alonso: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Alonso's inability to practice Wednesday or Thursday due to a sprained knee was enough for Kelly to make a final call. Consider Alonso week-to-week going forward, but his history with knee injuries will likely spur the Eagles to err on the side of caution. With Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) also in line to sit out in Week 3, Jordan Hicks would get the nod at inside linebacker next the DeMeco Ryans.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Philadelphia Daily News clarifies that Alonso has a Grade 2 sprain (aka a partial tear) in his left ACL, and his season isn't in danger. That's great news for Alonso and the Eagles, as he's shown impressive playmaking skills early on this year, representing one of the few bright spots in the Eagles' 0-2 start. He could potentially be back as soon as Week 5.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Garafolo notes that there is "still some evaluation and conversation that needs to take place," so such an outcome is hardly a lock, but at this stage, based on initial tests, it is evidently considered a possible scenario for the linebacker.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Bills obviously had high hopes for Alonso when they selected him 46th overall in the 2013 draft, but no one could have foreseen the truly enormous rookie season ahead. Alonso finished the year as one of the three best IDP linebackers, piling up 159 tackles (87 solo) while adding two sacks and making a huge impact in coverage, intercepting four passes. He posted double-digit tackles eight times, including one 22-tackle effort. Alonso has good speed and elite quickness for his size, and his huge tackle total from last year indicates he's quick to recognize plays. Unfortunately, his 2014 season came to a grinding halt, when it was revealed in early July that Alonso had suffered a torn ACL, leaving Nigel Bradham, Keith Rivers and Preston Brown as the top candidates to handle the team's weak side linebacker duties.
Alonso might be the rawest out of the rookie group of Brown, Ogletree, Minter, Manti Te'o and Gerald Hodges, but he's probably one of the three most naturally talented players of the group, too. Despite starting just one year at Oregon, Alonso showed enough upside on tape for the Bills to select him in the second round. With Nick Barnett and Kelvin Sheppard no longer in Buffalo, Alonso should find himself a Week 1 starter. Alonso's athleticism and motor allowed him to make big plays at Oregon, and he's especially intriguing for his sack and interception potential after posting 14 tackles for loss and four interceptions in 12 games last year.