Star Lotulelei
Star Lotulelei
30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Buffalo Bills
Reserve-Ex
Injury Opt Out
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Star Lotulelei in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Restructured his contract with the Bills in Feb. of 2020.
Joins opt-out list
DTBuffalo Bills
Personal
July 28, 2020
Lotulelei is taking a voluntary opt-out for the 2020 NFL season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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The 30-year-old defensive tackle reportedly will now see the final three years of his contract pushed back to 2021-23. His absence isn't great news for the Buffalo run defense, but few teams are better prepared to withstand a major loss along the line. The Bills still have Ed Oliver, Vernon Butler, Harrison Phillips (knee) and Quinton Jefferson at defensive tackle.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Star Lotulelei's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
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
315 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.14 sec
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.63 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Star Lotulelei
Training Camp Notes: July 28
10 days ago
A number of important players opted out of the 2020 season, including Packers free agent pickup Devin Funchess. Also the latest on Deebo Samuel, Dalvin Cook, Marquise Brown, and Sony Michel.
IDP Analysis: Week 9 Matchups
283 days ago
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2019 Buffalo Bills
2019 Buffalo Bills
July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019
Dave McKay takes stock of the Bills' revamped skill-position ranks now at Josh Allen's disposal.
IDP Analysis: Week 6 Matchups
October 10, 2018
Jim Coventry analyzes the best IDP matchups for the week, including Jacksonville's Calais Campbell, who could have a big game against the Cowboys.
NFL Draft: Two-Round Mock
April 3, 2018
Saquon Barkley is a presumed top-five pick, but it's easy to imagine a scenario where he falls further.
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Lotulelei was rewarded for five years of run clogging with another five years, but it's worth $50 million now. He's missed just four games in his NFL career, notching 141 tackles and 11.5 sacks. That makes him the classic case of real-life value surpassing fantasy ceiling.
Entering the final year of his rookie contract, the former first-rounder is coming off a career-best four sacks last season. However, after posting 42 tackles as a rookie, Lotulelei hasn't topped 26 stops since, significantly capping his fantasy value.
After a rather impressive 2013 rookie campaign, Lotulelei’s production has dropped off the past couple seasons, as complications with his right foot have somewhat inhibited him. While the former first-rounder has played at least 14 games every season, Lotulelei managed just 22 tackles and one sack last term, when his fellow third-year defensive tackle Kawann Short emerged as a Pro-Bowler. Make no mistake, Lotulelei is a load for opposing linemen to handle, but his ability has not translated to fantasy value while banged-up lately, and the presence of rookie first-rounder Vernon Butler represents an insurance policy to him going forward.
Lotulelei has emerged into a disruptive defensive tackle through his first two NFL seasons, totaling 67 tackles and five sacks since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2014. Although a foot issue has bothered him heading into the upcoming campaign, Lotulelei is expected to remain as the anchor of the Panthers' front four, which bodes well for his fantasy stock.
The Panthers' first-round pick last season, Lotulelei enjoyed a great rookie campaign, registering 42 tackles (31 solo), including seven for loss and three sacks. His physical, athletic presence at defensive tackle helped take on blockers to free-up the likes of Luke Kuechly behind him and the defensive end duo of Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson as well. Lotulelei started all 16 games during his first professional season and has considerable upside as an emerging interior lineman moving forward.
Lotulelei is a very versatile player on the interior, possessing dominant skill at 4-3 tackle and any 3-4 defensive line spot. A big snap count at Utah wore Lotulelei down at times, but when he's in top form, Lotulelei is a devastating gut punch to offensive lines. His combination of explosion, leverage and power off the snap is intimidating, and he'll start right away in Carolina.
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Restructures contract
DTBuffalo Bills
February 11, 2020
Lotulelei and the Bills have agreed to terms on a restructured contract Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Steady plugger in 2019
DTBuffalo Bills
January 29, 2020
Lotulelei finished his second season with the Bills with 19 total tackles, two sacks, one pass breakup and his first career interception across 16 games.
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Records another sack
DTBuffalo Bills
November 26, 2019
Lotulelei added his second sack in as many weeks Sunday against the Broncos.
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Registers first sack of season
DTBuffalo Bills
November 18, 2019
Lotulelei logged three tackles and one sack during Sunday's 37-20 victory over Miami.
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Big plugger, small production
DTBuffalo Bills
September 23, 2019
Lotulelei had one tackle while playing 21 defensive snaps during Sunday's win over the Bengals.
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