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Ryan Shazier

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Ryan Shazier in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Out  (PUP-P)     INJURY:  Spine
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/6/1992
College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Shazier Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $9.51 million contract with the Steelers in June of 2014. Steelers exercised $8.72 million option for 2018 in April of 2017.

May 2, 2018  –  Ryan Shazier News

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Shazier (spine) was officially placed on the Steelers' reserve/PUP list , Teresa Varley of Pittsburgh's official site 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 18 CFB 10 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 12 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 14 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 PIT 9 36 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 22 PIT 12 87 55 32 3.5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 23 PIT 13 87 55 32 3.5 9 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2017 24 PIT 12 89 68 21 0 11 3 0 2 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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#4 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

672

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 672 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

36

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Ryan Shazier was on the field for 36 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 667 57
2016 771 87
2017 672 36
Ryan Shazier 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 @Cle 66 2 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Min 66 2 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Chi 65 4 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal 67 2 11 10 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Jax 54 5 8 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @KC 54 3 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cin 51 2 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Det 71 5 7 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Ind 59 3 5 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ten 63 4 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 GB 53 4 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Cin 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Bal
15 NE
16 @Hou
17 Cle
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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 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
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Injury Report
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Ryan Shazier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert announced Wednesday that Shazier (spine) won't play during the 2018 season, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

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Shazier (spine) said Tuesday in a guest appearance on teammate Roosevelt Nix's podcast that he's been rehabbing five days a week and plans to resume his football career, Joe Rutter of TribLive.com reports.

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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 14, has been working out at the team's facility on a daily basis, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "He does some physical workouts in the morning and he either sits in with the coaches or he sits in with [the front office]. He's learning some personnel stuff, just to keep him involved with us, then he goes and does his rehab at a rehab facility."

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Though Shazier is making progresses in his rehab from spinal stabilization surgery, reports that he has been walking on his own have since been clarified, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Ryan Shazier.

2017

Perhaps the most athletic defender in the NFL, Shazier brings sub-4.4 speed on a 230-pound frame, but durability issues undermined him for the third year in a row in 2016, limiting him to 771 snaps in 13 games. In last year's case it was a knee injury that caused the missed time, and prior to that he missed time with ankle, shoulder and other knee troubles. If he could just stay healthy, he would have top-tier LB1 upside. Seven sacks in his last 25 games show Shazier is a dangerous blitzer, and four interceptions over that same span say more turnovers should be on the way.

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.