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Vontaze Burfict

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals

2017 Defensive Stats

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69

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1.5

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1

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

While the details have changed, the underlying story on Burfict remains the same; injuries and suspensions have gutted his fantasy value. He played only 10 games in 2017, logging 69 tackles and 1.5 sa...

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2018 ADP:  267.4

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 255   DOB: 9/24/1990
College: Arizona State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Vontaze Burfict Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $38.68 million contract extension with the Bengals in September of 2017.

April 12, 2018  –  Vontaze Burfict News

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The NFL made Burfict's four-game suspension official for a violation of the policy on performance-enhancing substances, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Vontaze Burfict 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
2009 18 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CIN 16 127 73 54 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013 22 CIN 16 171 114 57 3 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 23 CIN 5 29 15 14 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 24 CIN 10 74 57 17 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 CIN 11 101 73 28 2 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 CIN 10 69 48 21 1.5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vontaze Burfict – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Vontaze Burfict
  2. Vincent Rey
  3. Malik Jefferson
Cincinnati Bengals

Snap Count Stats

587

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 587 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 467 6
2016 674 1
2017 587 3
Vontaze Burfict 2017 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 Bal
2 Hou
3 @GB
4 @Cle 52 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Buf 67 0 13 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @Pit 69 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ind 74 0 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Jax 74 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ten 29 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Den 76 0 12 10 2 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Cle 70 2 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pit 49 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Chi
15 @Min
16 Det 27 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Bal
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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 Vontaze Burfict
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.00 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.56 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.51 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
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Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   30 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   104 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   16 reps
TERRIBLE
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Vontaze Burfict: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burfict is facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Burfict recorded 69 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble over 10 games in 2017.

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Burfict (shoulder) was downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

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Burfict (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

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Burfict (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Burfict suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

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Burfict (concussion) was a full participant at Friday's practice and is on pace to play Sunday against the Lions.

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Burfict (concussion) logged a limited practice session Thursday, Jay Morrison of Cox Media Group reports.

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Burfict (concussion) appears unlikely to play Sunday against the Lions, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

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2017

Regarded as of the league's biggest villains, Burfict is nonetheless one of the top IDP options when healthy and not suspended for his violent play. After missing the first three games of last year due to suspension, he missed further time with concussion, neck, thigh and ankle ailments at various points, illustrating the myriad ways he can miss snaps. And yet, he still got to triple-digit tackles in 11 games while providing his customary sack and interception stats. His 171-tackle 2013 season is the ceiling, and his five-game, 29-tackle 2014 season is the floor.

2016

Burfict will serve a three-game suspension to start the year and is arguably a contemptible player for his dirty and dangerous behavior on the field, but so long as he's on the field he's a highly-valuable IDP. Indeed, for him to rank this high, with a three-game absence factored into the projections, is impressive. His 74 tackles on 467 snaps last year implies 130-tackle upside despite the three missed games. In leagues with ample bench space, he's worth selecting higher than this because of the likelihood he'll make up for missed time upon his return from suspension.

2015

Burfict's 2014 season was wrecked by two injuries, the first a concussion/neck strain (depending how you classified the injury) suffered in Week 1 and then aggravated in Week 2, the other a knee injury that ended his season after Week 8. Between the two injuries and the time that passed before the Bengals declared him out for the season, Burfict hurt a lot of his owners in IDP leagues. Additionally, Burfict had microfracture surgery in January and could miss the beginning of the season, so tread carefully in early drafts and check his status in training camp.

2014

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 many suspecting he wouldn't even be signed as an undrafted free agent. The Bengals were willing to take the gamble, and now they have 298 tackles over the last two years to show for it, including a league-leading 171 (114 solo) in 2013. Burfict is firmly established as one of the league's top linebackers at this point, and while some regression would be reasonable after last year's enormous tackle-total, he's still a good bet to lead the league in tackles again in 2014. Fellow Cincinnati linebackers Rey Maualuga and Vincent Rey have never been major tackle producers, so Burfict should have a big market share of the tackles to himself, and there's definitely no one capable of stealing from Burfict's play count. The Cincinnati defense logged over 1,000 snaps in each of the last three years, and the AFC North should be fairly run-heavy in 2014, so the tackle opportunities should remain abundant for Burfict.

2013

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.