25-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Anthony Barr in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Anthony Barr Contract Information:
Signed a four-year rookie contract worth $12.75 million with the Vikings in May of 2014.
Barr's fifth-year option was exercised by Minnesota on Monday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Anthony Barr.
Barr is a former edge rusher who Vikings coach Mike Zimmer took on as a conversion project to 4-3 outside linebacker with the ninth overall pick in 2014. The experiment has been promising so far, and there's reason to hope for a breakout in Barr's third season. Barr has 138 tackles (109 solo) and 7.5 sacks in 26 career games, and his background as a highly athletic, successful college pass rusher gives reason to think he could push for the 80-tackle, 10-sack mark during his best years.
Barr was a candidate for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year before missing the final two games with a knee injury. He proved a disruptive force in the passing game, and collected 70 tackles, four sacks and three fumble recoveries in 12 games. Assuming he remains healthy Barr should continues as a cornerstone of an improving Minnesota defense in 2015.
Barr, the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, will start at strong-side linebacker. Barr ran a 4.66 40-yard dash at the combine, which is a strong time for a 6-5, 255 player. He has plenty of on-paper upside to develop, given that he has just two years of defensive experience at UCLA -- he was mostly a failed tight end experiment before that -- and he proved to be a natural edge rusher by piling up 23 sacks and 41 tackles for loss in his first 27 games at the position. Barr will be used as a linebacker in early downs and as a defensive end on passing downs to maximize him as a speed edge rusher. It may take him some time to develop, but he's a rookie IDP to watch for sack potential.