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Vontaze Burfict

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals

2017 Defensive Stats

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53

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1

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 du...

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2017 ADP:  295

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

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.

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Burfict had 12 tackles (11 solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Broncos.

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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 7 53 40 13 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Vontaze Burfict

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. Jordan Evans
Cincinnati Bengals

Snap Count Stats

441

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 441 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 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 467 6
2016 674 1
2017 441 0
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 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Cle
13 Pit
14 Chi
15 @Min
16 Det
17 @Bal

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
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   30 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   104 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   16 reps
TERRIBLE
Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
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Vontaze Burfict: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burfict won't be suspended for making contact with an official during Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Burfict was ejected from Sunday's game against the Titans after apparently bumping an official.

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Burfict will not be suspended for his apparent kick during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Burfict had 13 tackles (10 solo) and a sack in Sunday's 20-16 victory over the Bills.

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Burfict was moved to the Bengals' active roster Thursday.

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Burfict's suspension was lifted Monday, allowing him to return to activities with the Bengals, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports

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Burfict (suspension) signed a three-year, $38.68 million contract extension with the Bengals on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Burfict's suspension has been reduced to three games following his appeal, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Inquirer reports.

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Pending an appeal, Burfict has been handed a five-game suspension for an illegal hit on the Chiefs' Anthony Sherman, which occurred on Aug. 19, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.