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Ryan Shazier

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2016 Defensive Stats

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87

Sacks

3.5

Int

3

FF

3

TD

0

2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Ryan Shazier in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/14/1992  College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Shazier Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $9.507 million contract with the Steelers in June of 2014.

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Shazier's fifth-year option, worth $8.7 million, was picked up by the Steelers on Monday, Ray Fittipaldo of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Ryan Shazier 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
2011 19 CFB 10 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 12 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2013 21 CFB 14 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 22 PIT 9 36 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 PIT 12 87 55 32 3.5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 24 PIT 13 87 55 32 3.5 9 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ryan Shazier – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Ryan Shazier
  2. Tyler Matakevich
Pittsburgh Steelers

Snap Count Stats

771

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 771 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

87

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 87 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 258 58
2015 667 57
2016 771 87
Ryan Shazier 2016 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 @Was 44 4 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cin 76 4 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Phi 33 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC
5 NYJ
6 @Mia
7 NE 32 7 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 FREE AGENT Free Agent
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Dal 65 7 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
11 @Cle 66 6 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Ind 62 5 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NYG 60 6 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Buf 52 9 8 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Cin 58 7 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Bal 75 9 10 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Cle 78 5 8 7 1 0 1 1 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 Ryan Shazier  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   230 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.35 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.91 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   130 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   25 reps
GOOD
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Ryan Shazier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shazier recorded five tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.

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Shazier totaled eight tackles (seven solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

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Shazier (illness) was removed from the Steelers' injury report after fully participating in Friday's practice and is set to play Sunday versus the Browns.

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Shazier was held out of Thursday's practice with an illness.

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Shazier recored 10 tackles (five solo) and an interception in the Steelers' 31-27 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

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Shazier totaled five tackles (three solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 24-20 win over the Bengals on Sunday.

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Shazier had a team-high eight tackles (six solo), including a sack, in the Steelers' 27-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.

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Shazier totaled seven tackles (six solo), including a sack against the Browns on Sunday.

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Shazier recorded nine tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's 35-30 loss to Dallas on Sunday.

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Shazier collected nine tackles (six solo), including a half sack in the Steelers' 21-14 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

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Shazier (knee) is active Sunday against the Patriots.

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Shazier (knee) will return to action Sunday against the Patriots.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Ryan Shazier.

2016

Shazier is the greatest injury risk on the list so far, but his upside is the sort that can swing championships in IDP leagues. It's likely true that Shazier is both the most athletic starting linebacker in the NFL as well as the one with the greatest combined upside for tackle and sack production. Limited to 667 snaps by a knee injury, Shazier finished 2015 with 87 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception. If you project those numbers over 1,100 snaps a reasonable projection if Shazier plays 16 games you'd get 143 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He has missed 11 games in two NFL seasons.

2015

The Steelers had high expectations for Shazier when they selected him 15th overall last year, but nagging injuries wrecked his rookie season. An ankle sprain and a sprained MCL limited him to 258 snaps in nine games, and his stats were predictably disappointing. Still, Shazier is the most athletic linebacker in the league, possessing sub-4.4 speed and excellent blitzing skills. The Steelers wouldn't have picked Shazier so high if they didn't plan to make him a three-down player, so it's likely just a matter of time before he explodes.

2014

Although Shazier is only a rookie, there are many reasons to think he'll make a big IDP impact in his first season in Pittsburgh. First, the Steelers didn't take him 15th overall to bring him along slowly Shazier should play almost all of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps in 2014. Second, he has a remarkable combination of size and athleticism, boasting 4.4 speed at 6-1, 237-pounds. Third, he was incredibly productive at Ohio State, registering 258 tackles (40.5 for a loss), 12 sacks and seven forced fumbles in his final 26 games with the Buckeyes. The Steelers like to blitz their inside middle linebackers, and Shazier looks like one of the best. He might put up Daryl Washington-like numbers early on in his career.