Fred Warner
Fred Warner
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
San Francisco 49ers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Warner would be higher on the list for real-life rankings, but he's such an exceptional coverage linebacker that what would-be tackles for other linebackers turn into incomplete passes when thrown his way. He has reliably hovered around the 120 tackles in three distinguished NFL seasons, which tends to slot him into LB2 territory for most IDP formats. Unfortunately, unless fantasy leagues devise a "punts forced" category he probably won't be a top-5 IDP linebacker, though it's easy to make the case that he's just that for the 49ers on the real football field. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the 49ers in July of 2021.
Inks lucrative extension
LBSan Francisco 49ers
July 21, 2021
Warner agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a five-year, $95 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Warner's deal, which runs through the 2026 season, includes $40.5 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The 2018 third-round pick is coming off a 2020 campaign in which he racked up 125 tackles to go along with two picks and a sack.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

97194%
69967%
31731%
30529%
616%
141%
30%
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2020 Fred Warner Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Fred Warner'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' 3"
 
Weight
230 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Warner is an elite real-life linebacker thanks to his remarkable coverage abilities, though as an IDP his football skills almost work against him - he'd be a better IDP if he gave up more catches and piled up the resulting tackle opportunities. This means he's best thought of as an LB2 in most formats. Over his last two years, he totaled 242 tackles while playing 2,061 snaps - a solid tackle rate but one that threatens to trend toward the 100-tackle mark (rather than 120-plus) if his snap count slips below 1,000. Warner doesn't blitz much to offset this with just 1.5 sacks in the last two years, and while it wouldn't surprise if he goes on an interception spree one day, it's generally risky to chase turnovers with IDPs.
Warner was a revelation for the 49ers last season, filling in admirably for the released Reuben Foster. The 2018 third-round pick racked up 124 tackles (85 solo) with six passes defended over 16 games while taking over as the team's middle linebacker. This offseason, San Francisco signed Kwon Alexander to a large contract to take over at the Mike, but Warner will remain on the field for most situations playing alongside him at the Will position. The former may eat into the sophomore's tackle totals a bit, but Warner should still post IDP-relevant totals in 2019.
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Takes another step forward
LBSan Francisco 49ers
February 16, 2021
Warner finished the 2020 campaign with 125 combined tackles (79 solo), two interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries across 16 contests for the 49ers.
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Huge performance against Cardinals
LBSan Francisco 49ers
December 28, 2020
Warner recorded 14 tackles (eight solo), three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Saturday's 20-12 win over the Cardinals.
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Active as expected
LBSan Francisco 49ers
December 20, 2020
Warner (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
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Practices fully, still questionable
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
December 18, 2020
Warner (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.
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Managing practice reps
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
December 16, 2020
Warner (shoulder) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
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