Lorenzo Alexander
Lorenzo Alexander
37-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Lorenzo Alexander in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Retired from football following the 2019 season.
Retiring after playoffs
LBBuffalo Bills
December 30, 2019
Alexander announced Monday that he intends to retire from the NFL, Leo Roth and Ryan Miller of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle report.
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Alexander will continue to start in Buffalo's linebacker corps during the team's playoff run, but he won't return for the 2020 season. The veteran linebacker recorded 55 tackles (35 solo), two sacks and nine defended passes across 16 regular-season contests in 2019, and he'll now turn his attention to Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Texans.
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Season-low snap percentage
LBBuffalo Bills
November 18, 2019
Alexander posted just one tackle during Sunday's win over the Dolphins while playing a season-low 35 percent of the defensive snaps.
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Big tackling day
LBBuffalo Bills
October 21, 2019
Alexander notched 10 tackles (five solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
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Notches sack in win
LBBuffalo Bills
October 7, 2019
Alexander made six tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Bills.
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Solid in limited action
LBBuffalo Bills
September 10, 2019
Alexander posted four tackles (two solo), 0.5 sacks and a pass breakup in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.
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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.
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