Tahir Whitehead
Tahir Whitehead
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tahir Whitehead in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $19 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Leads team in tackles Sunday
LBOakland Raiders
September 30, 2019
Whitehead logged eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Colts.
Whitehead posted a season high in tackles with eight total, which was good enough to lead the entire Raiders defense in Week 4. As a season-long suspension now looms for fellow linebacker Vontaze Burfict, expect Whitehead to remain plenty busy moving forward.
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Measurables Review
How do Tahir Whitehead'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.
6' 2"
241 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
Cone Drill
7.14 sec
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
Broad Jump
124 in
Bench Press
21 reps
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tahir Whitehead
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IDP Analysis: Week 15 Matchups
310 days ago
Jimmy Smith and the Ravens defensive backs should be able to amass solid tackle totals against a pressured Jameis Winston.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
The Raiders continued to address defensive needs when they went out and signed a versatile stud at linebacker this offseason in Whitehead, who has amassed 242 total tackles with the Lions since the beginning of his 2016 campaign. Now entering his seventh year in the league, Whitehead is in the midst of his prime as he projects to start at outside linebacker for the silver and black across from pass rusher Bruce Irvin. If for some reason the Raiders are unable to re-sign starting middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman, Whitehead could be in line for even more opportunities to rack up tackles in 2018.
Whitehead posted strong part-time production for the Lions in 2014 and 2015, and last year he showed the ability to translate as a full-time player. Despite missing one game with a knee issue, Whitehead established himself as one of the league's top tackle sources. Although the arrival of first-round pick Jarrad Davis might move Whitehead from middle to outside linebacker, Whitehead likely still has a threedown role awaiting him again in 2017. He is a bit one-dimensional as an IDP, though -- he has just two sacks and three interceptions in his five-year career.
The Lions showed their faith in Whitehead by inking him to a two-year, $8 million extension in the offseason. Indications are that he has the inside track on becoming the club's primary option at the MLB position, which would give him some value as an IDP.
in admirably for Stephen Tulloch in the middle of Detroit's defense in 2014, Whitehead will slide over to the strong side in 2015, ahead of 2014 second-round pick Kyle Van Noy. Whitehead ranked second on the team in tackles in 2014 with 86.
Whitehead will be a backup linebacker and special teams player for the Lions.
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Leads Raiders in tackles
LBOakland Raiders
January 3, 2019
Whitehead totaled nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
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Racks up nine stops
LBOakland Raiders
December 25, 2018
Whitehead accrued nine tackles (eight solo) Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.
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Productive in win
LBOakland Raiders
December 10, 2018
Whitehead collected a team-high 10 tackles (six solo) to go along with two passes defensed and an interception in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.
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Forces fumble in loss
LBOakland Raiders
December 3, 2018
Whitehead accounted for seven tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs.
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Posts season high in tackles
LBOakland Raiders
November 25, 2018
Whitehead logged 14 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.
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