Bruce Carter
Bruce Carter
31-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Atlanta Falcons
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Bruce Carter in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Falcons in February of 2019.
Lands extension
LBAtlanta Falcons
February 11, 2019
Carter and the Falcons agreed to a one-year extension Monday, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Carter played 11 games with the Falcons in 2018, racking up 16 solo tackles and five assisted tackles. He also played 188 snaps on special teams. The veteran linebacker will bring experience and depth to Atlanta's defense in 2019.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Bruce Carter'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' 2"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Bruce Carter
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September 14, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday Night matchup as Ryan Mathews leads the Eagles into Chicago for date against the Bears.
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July 21, 2016
Juan Carlos Blanco analyzes the young Buccaneers' upcoming season, as second-year quarterback Jameis Winston looks to follow up a solid rookie campaign.
NFL Draft: Two-Round Mock Draft
March 21, 2016
The 2016 wideout class hasn't received a great deal of praise, but our first mock projects five in the first round, including Notre Dame's Will Fuller.
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Value Meter
December 15, 2015
Lineup decisions are always difficult in the playoffs, but there are some that are particularly vexing. Calvin Johnson presents one of those problems because of his great matchup and his ankle injury.
IDP Analysis: LB Injuries Creating Opportunities
December 12, 2015
Injuries to Michael Wilhoite and Paul Posluszny open up snaps in San Francisco and Jacksonville, while Kwon Alexander's suspension creates opportunity in Tampa.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Carter comes over from the Cowboys after spending time last season at all three linebacker positions. The 27-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Bucs in the offseason, rewarding him for leading Dallas with five interceptions – including three in his final three games – to go along with 68 tackles in 13 games. He battled a quadriceps injury that caused him to miss time last season, but, assuming he remains healthy, will add an element of versatility Tampa Bay has lacked alongside cornerstone linebacker Lavonte David. He will compete for a starting position with Danny Lansanah.
After a highly promising 2012 season, Carter badly regressed in 2013, getting benched at times for poor play. The Cowboys remain dependent on the former second-round pick, however, as middle linebacker Sean Lee is extremely injury-prone, and the team has very little talent at the position otherwise. Carter has superb athleticism and could turn into a big-play threat both as a blitzer and in coverage, so he'll possess high upside if he can get his act together. He needs to hold off Justin Durant, Devonte Holloman and Anthony Hitchens.
Carter is nowhere near as good as teammate Sean Lee, but he's more durable and therefore lands ahead of Lee in the rankings. Carter is one of the more promising young linebackers in his own right, though, and he's primed for a big 2013 season as he returns from a season-ending dislocated elbow. He posted 70 tackles on 693 plays (606 defense, 87 special teams) before the injury struck, and Carter's rare combination of size and athleticism should allow him to add blitz and coverage potential to his already developed run-defending skills.
2011 second round pick is expected to step up and start next to Sean Lee at ILB, but will need to outperform veteran Dan Connor to do it. Carter has the speed and motor to put up good tackle numbers if he gets the chance, and his best case upside might be something similar to NaVorro Bowman's emergence next to Patrick Willis with the 49ers, but as yet he's an unproven commodity.
Second-round pick adds to the Cowboys' stable of talented but fragile ILBs. If he fully recovers from ACL surgery, he's got the speed and athleticism to be a tackling machine.
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Modest debut campaign with Atlanta
LBAtlanta Falcons
January 5, 2019
Carter accounted for 16 solo tackles and five assisted tackles for the Falcons in 2018.
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Promoted to active roster
LBAtlanta Falcons
September 25, 2018
Carter was signed to Atlanta's active roster Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
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Ready for Sunday
LBNew York Jets
December 16, 2017
Carter (groin) is not listed in the Jets' final injury report heading into Sunday's game versus the Saints.
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Ruled out Sunday vs. Broncos
LBNew York Jets
Groin
December 8, 2017
Carter (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
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Practices without limitations
LBNew York Jets
November 8, 2017
Carter (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and will be ready to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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