Lorenzo Alexander
Lorenzo Alexander
35-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Though Alexander turns 36 at the end of May, the linebacker's play has yet to taper off. The 6-1, 245-pounder recorded 68 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2018 and the Bills could really use his veteran leadership with defensive tackle Kyle Williams having retired. Alexander had some big IDP performances down the stretch last season after Matt Milano suffered a broken leg, though he'll likely take on a more restricted play count when the linebacking corps is at full strength. The Bills have preferred to use Alexander in a hybrid role that creates opportunities for him to rush the passer. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Bills in January of 2019.
One more go-round with Buffalo
LBBuffalo Bills
January 16, 2019
The Bills re-signed Alexander to a one-year contract Wednesday, John Murphy of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Alexander will turn 36 in May, but his play hasn't tapered off a bit. He posted 68 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2018 and the Bills could really use his veteran leadership with defensive tackle Kyle Williams already announcing his retirement. Alexander had some big IDP performances down the stretch after Matt Milano suffered a broken leg, though the veteran will likely take on a more restricted play count when the linebacking corps is at full strength. The Bills have preferred to use Alexander in a hybrid role that creates opportunities for him to rush the passer.
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Measurables Review
How do Lorenzo Alexander'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' 1"
 
Weight
245 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.12 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.55 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.53 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
106 in
 
Bench Press
28 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Lorenzo Alexander
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IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
199 days ago
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204 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Dak Prescott and the Cowboys look to topple the Titans in Dallas.
IDP Analysis: Week 9 Matchups
206 days ago
Jim Coventry suggests keeping an eye on Washington’s oft underrated pass rushers, including Ryan Kerrigan, against Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Alexander couldn't keep the pace up from his surprising breakout season in 2016, but he still drastically outproduced his career averages. And, if you look at total tackles only, the 35-year-old's number last year of 73 was remarkably close to his mark of 76 the prior year. However, his sack total dropped for 12.5 to three, which caused his IDP value to plummet.
Alexander is coming off an unexpectedly productive season where he posted 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks, which was a surprise considering the 33-year-old never had more than 2.5 in any of his previous nine NFL seasons. However, we believe this was a confluence of good fortune, as Alexander thrived in Rex Ryan's defense and the role he was perfectly suited for. With some younger Bills about to get more playing time and with Ryan ousted, Alexander's role figures to be different this coming season.
After spending his first two seasons in Arizona playing primarily special teams, Alexander entered training camp at the top of the Cardinals' depth chart at weak-side linebacker. However, he slowly fell out of favor and found himself on the chopping block at the first cut-down date. If he lands elsewhere, the 32-year-old will likely hold down a specials-teams gig yet again.
Backup linebacker and special teams leader.
Alexander had his best season as a pro in 2010. He recorded 57 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. He took over the starting outside linebacker job when Andre Carter proved ineffective. Alexander is expected to play outside linebacker again and should improve on his numbers.
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Old man racking up IDP points
LBBuffalo Bills
December 24, 2018
Alexander posted a season-high 15 tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
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Posts another sack Sunday
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December 3, 2018
Alexander recorded one tackle -- a sack -- in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
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Tallies sack Week 12
LBBuffalo Bills
November 26, 2018
Alexander recorded eight tackles (seven solo), including a sack, and two passes defensed in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
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Extra rest in short week
LBBuffalo Bills
November 1, 2018
Alexander (rest) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday after being given the day off Wednesday, the Bills' official site reports.
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Strong performance in loss
LBBuffalo Bills
October 30, 2018
Alexander recorded six tackles (five solo), two sacks and one forced fumble during Sunday's 25-6 loss to the Patriots.
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