Shaquil Barrett

Shaquil Barrett

31-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Miami Dolphins
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Barrett suffered a torn Achilles in Week 8 of last season but is expected to be ready for training camp, when he'll begin a quest to collect double-digit sacks for the third time in the last five years. He's never quite recaptured the level of dominance he managed during a 2019 campaign in which he compiled 19.5 sacks, but he's proven an excellent fit in Todd Bowles' aggressive defensive scheme overall. However, Barrett likely will have an uphill battle to achieve full physical and even mental health in the earlier portion of the 2023 season following the tragic passing of his young daughter this offseason. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins in March of 2024.
Finds new home
LBMiami Dolphins
March 12, 2024
Barrett signed a one-year contract, which could be worth up to $9 million, with the Dolphins on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Barrett was released by the Buccaneers on Feb. 27, but he'll have the opportunity to continue his career at a different Florida residence. The 31-year-old bounced back from an Achilles tear suffered in 2022 to have a solid 2023 campaign, appearing in 16 regular-season games, recording 52 tackles (33 solo), including 4.5 sacks, a pick-six and three forced fumbles along the way. He should be a regular in the Dolphins' linebacker corps in 2024.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
To be released
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
February 27, 2024
Barrett will be released by the Buccaneers when the new league year begins, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Barrett's release will save the Bucs just under $5 million in salary cap space, though his $26.7 million in dead money will be spread across the next few seasons. General manager Jason Licht spoke openly about his admiration for Barrett and the positive impact he had on the team across the last five seasons. While it appears unlikely, a reunion between the two sides is possible if a deal for far less money is reached.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Barrett is more than two years removed from a career-best 19.5-sack season in 2019 that earned him a four-year, $68.5 million deal last offseason. While he's unsurprisingly been unable to match the performance from that elite campaign, Barrett has combined for 18 additional sacks over the last two seasons, including 10 in 2021. Barrett also now has three straight 50-plus tackle campaigns as well, and if Jason Pierre-Paul remains unsigned, the former could enjoy an even bigger pass-rushing role in 2022.
Barrett parlayed his solid franchise-tag year - 57 tackles, eight sacks, three pass defenses and two forced fumbles - into a long-term contract this offseason. While he wasn't as prolific in getting to the quarterback as he was during his 19.5-sack campaign in 2019, he was a disruptive force who continued to prove an ideal fit in Todd Bowles' ultra-aggressive scheme. Barrett made a final case for his new $68.5 million deal with an impressive end to the postseason that saw him rack up four sacks between the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl. With the six-year pro entering his third year under Bowles and the Buccaneers retaining their impressive front seven, Barrett should have ample opportunities to sack QBs again this season.
Barrett delivered a textbook example of a breakout season - one that absolutely no one saw coming - much to the Buccaneers' delight in 2019. A one-time undrafted free agent who authored four relatively non-descript seasons in Denver to open his career, Barrett was unleashed by defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who apparently had taken note of the occasional flashes of pass-rushing acumen he displayed during his Broncos days (14 sacks from 2015-18). Given the unprecedented success Barrett enjoyed last season while racking up 19.5 sacks, the linebacker will likely be utilized in a very similar fashion this coming season, which once again should set him up for success on the IDP front. Nevertheless, it's also worth noting Barrett won't catch any offensive coordinators by surprise in 2020, so he projects to face plenty of pass-protection schemes designed specifically around him.
The 2014 undrafted free agent saw his first playing time in 2015 and came out of nowhere to rank tied for third on the team with 5.5 sacks and tied for first in forced fumbles with four. He and Shane Ray are listed as backups, but the two will be competing for extra playing time as the team looks to rest veteran DeMarcus Ware. Barrett is a safe bet to be the key beneficiary to any time Ware spends on the bench. He made all six starts that Ware missed in 2015.
Will be used as a depth linebacker, if he can get off the practice squad.
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On way out of Tampa
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
February 27, 2024
Barrett is expected to be released by the Buccaneers before his $15 million option bonus is due next month, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Returns to health in '23
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
February 3, 2024
Barrett recorded 52 tackles (33 solo), including 4.5 sacks, a pick-six, an additional pass defensed and three forced fumbles across 16 regular-season games in 2023. He did not record any stats over 88 snaps across two postseason contests.
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Good to go Sunday
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 21, 2024
Barrett (ankle) is active for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Lions.
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Questionable to face Lions
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 19, 2024
Barrett (ankle) returned to practice Friday and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Detroit, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.
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Misses practice Wednesday
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 17, 2024
Barrett (ankle) was listed as a nonparticipant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
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