Vita Vea
Vita Vea
24-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Injury Knee
Fri Practice: DNP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Vita Vea in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $14.82 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2018.
Recovery progressing well
DTTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 18, 2019
Vea (knee) remains on track in his recovery from a sprained LCL and could suit up as soon as Week 1, Roy Cummings of reports.
Tampa Bay would love to have Vea's services from the get-go this season. The defensive tackle delivered 28 tackles and three sacks as a rookie after being selected 12th overall in the 2018 draft.
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Measurables Review
How do Vita Vea's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
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.
6' 4"
347 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.10 sec
Bench Press
41 reps
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.67 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Vea is the proverbial roadblock in the middle of a defensive line that teams crave, and his 6-4, 347-pound frame projects to pay off in multiple ways this season. Unfortunately for Vea's IDP prospects, the fantasy benefits of his presence are likely to be reaped mostly by defensive teammates. Vea will assuredly prove a difficult load to budge in the running game, which should allow him to notch his fair share of tackles. Additionally, the double- and triple-teams that he'll draw should go a long way toward affording the proficient pass-rushing trio of Vinny Curry, Jason Pierre-Paul and Gerald McCoy a robust share of one-one matchups. While Vea certainly isn't devoid of ability to get to the quarterback - as his 9.5 career college sacks attest - he'll likely be tasked with stopping the run first and foremost during his rookie campaign.
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No surgery needed on knee
DTTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 9, 2019
Vea (knee) will not need surgery and is expected to be able to return within the first four weeks of the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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MRI on tap
DTTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 7, 2019
Vea (knee) is scheduled to receive an MRI on his knee Friday, Jenna Laine of reports.
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Solid as rookie despite injuries
DTTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 7, 2019
Vea, who was credited with four solo tackles in a Week 17 loss to the Falcons, finished his rookie season with 28 tackles (21 solo), including two for loss, and three sacks across 13 games.
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Returns to sack column
DTTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 24, 2018
Vea had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 27-20 loss at Dallas.
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Tallies nine tackles in loss
DTTampa Bay Buccaneers
December 17, 2018
Vea recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
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