Leonard Floyd
Leonard Floyd
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After notching seven sacks in 12 games as a rookie, Floyd has only been able to add 8.5 more over his last 26 games, though he did set a career-high with 47 tackles in 2018. Going into his second year playing alongside Khalil Mack, it's certainly possible that Floyd re-establishes himself as a strong pass rusher, and although he's not a hot commodity in IDP leagues, he's a player who can be drafted for potential and upside, but in shallow leagues, he'll be a player to monitor on the waiver wire. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $15.78 million contract with the Bears in May of 2016. Bears exercised team option for 2020 in May of 2019.
Impressive in season opener
LBChicago Bears
September 6, 2019
Floyd notched a pair of sacks while adding four tackles in the Bears' loss to the Packers on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
With the Chicago defense looking as strong as ever, Floyd led the charge by posting two of the team's five sacks. After recording just 8.5 sacks over the past two seasons, he's looking to return to the level of player who had seven sacks in 12 games as a rookie in 2016. For those hurting for pass rushers in IDP leagues, Floyd could be worth adding to see if he can build off his strong performance as defenses key on Khalil Mack.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Chicago BearsBears 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

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303
174
294
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66
47
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2019 Leonard Floyd Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Leonard Floyd's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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' 5"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Leonard Floyd
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With running the ball against Chicago an exercise in futility, Jim Coventry expects Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater to throw plenty, setting up a big day for the Bears‘ pass rush featuring Khalil Mack.
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290 days ago
Erik Siegrist breaks down the wild card games as Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears look to end the Eagles' championship reign.
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317 days ago
Matt Killeen takes a close look at the Sunday Night Rams-Bears matchup from a single-game DFS perspective.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Coming into his third season, Floyd's looking like a player who'll be worth the first-round selection the Bears used on him in the 2016 draft. Although he's missed 10 of 32 possible games due to injury, he's averaged over a half-sack per game while forcing a pair of fumbles. With the flashes of brilliance he's shown so far, he's a great player to target, especially for those willing to bet that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio can get the most out of a player with dynamic ability to rush the passer. That type of gamble could pay off big, especially since he's a player who typically can be secured late.
A first-round selection of the 2016 draft, Floyd showed glimpses of vast promise as a pass rusher, racking up seven sacks across 12 games as a rookie. With continued development, he's in a position to build upon such output. Hindering his cause slightly, though, is his listing as the direct packup to Pernell McPhee and the lack of bulk on his 6-6, 240-pound frame. Even if early-down work is sporadic in 2017, Floyd is a decent but to surpass his first-year sack total.
The Bears traded up to the ninth pick of the 2016 NFL Draft to select Floyd in the hopes that he will be a force as an outside pass rusher. He's projected to start his career as a sub-package player, likely on passing downs, as he's currently behind right outside linebacker Lamarr Houston on the depth chart. The team is already on record saying that it needs to get Floyd stronger by adding muscle, but defensive coordinator Vic Fangio had success deploying fast but undersized pass rushers during his tenure in San Francisco. Although he could be a factor from Week 1, Floyd will likely have some hurdles to overcome in his rookie campaign before realizing his vast potential.
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Sits out preseason game
LBChicago Bears
August 24, 2019
Floyd was rested during the Bears' 27-17 victory over the Colts on Saturday.
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On books through 2020
LBChicago Bears
May 1, 2019
The Bears officially exercised the fifth-year option on Floyd's rookie contract Wednesday, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
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Fifth-year option to be picked up
LBChicago Bears
January 14, 2019
According to general manager Ryan Pace, Floyd will have his fifth-year option exercised, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Finishes first healthy season
LBChicago Bears
December 31, 2018
Floyd notched eight tackles in the Bears' Week 17 win over Minnesota, and he closed out the season with 49 tackles and four sacks.
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Big day in victory
LBChicago Bears
December 16, 2018
Floyd collected a pair of sacks and six tackles in the Bears' 24-17 win over Green Bay.
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