Danny Vitale
Danny Vitale
26-Year-Old FullbackFB
New England Patriots
Reserve-Ex
Injury Opt Out
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, 1.3 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2020.
Opts out of season
FBNew England Patriots
Personal
July 27, 2020
Vitale is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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The fullback and his wife are parents to a newborn baby, and he's elected to sit out the coming season to remain with his family. In his absence, Jakob Johnson is the Patriots' lone fullback, though Reiss notes that tight ends Dalton Keene and/or Jake Burt could also assist in that area.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Danny Vitale's 2019 advanced stats compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
4.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
5.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.45
 
% Team Air Yards
1.7%
 
% Team Targets
2.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.3%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Danny Vitale's measurables compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
239 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.12 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.12 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
30 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
Vitale made some noise in training camp, and was trending toward not only locking up a roster spot, but having a semi-regular role in the Packers' offense. However, his momentum was stalled by a mid-August calf injury. Vitale is the best bet to be the Packers' top fullback in Week 1 if healthy, but it remains to be seen if that will be the case.
Vitale's role in Cleveland's offense is almost exclusively as a blocker, and that doesn't seem likely to change in 2018. The 22-year-old has yet to garner a rush attempt in his NFL career and has just seven receptions over two years.
Vitale has secured the starting fullback role with the Browns after starting the the final nine weeks of the season in 2016. While he doesn't produce much statistically, the fullback/tight end hybrid has the capability of being a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. With no competition in camp, the 22-year-old will get a chance to become more incorporated into offensive schemes this coming season.
An athletic fullback/tight end hybrid that gave rise to a position dubbed as "superback" while at Northwestern, Vitale offers the potential to keep opposing defenses off balance, considering the 4.6 speed he possesses at a weight of approximately 240 pounds. His diverse skill set is expected to earn him some modest touches out of both the backfield and at tight end in his rookie campaign, but his opportunity could be relatively capped on a Bucs offense that is suddenly brimming with talent.
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Inks with New England
FBNew England Patriots
Knee
March 20, 2020
Vitale (knee) signed a contract with the Patriots on Friday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
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Undergoes minor procedure
FBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
February 10, 2020
Vitale had his right knee scoped Monday, Olivia Reiner of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Finishes season on sidelines
FBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
January 21, 2020
Vitale (knee) rushed once for three yards and caught seven passes for 97 yards over 15 regular-season games in 2019.
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Inactive Sunday
FBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
January 19, 2020
Vitale (knee) is inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.
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Listed as questionable
FBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
January 17, 2020
Vitale (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
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