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DT Geno Atkins - Cincinnati Bengals

6-2, 293Born: 3-28-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 4

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Summary

Geno Atkins career to date has been a rollercoaster ride. In 2012 he exploded for career a best of 39 tackles with 15 assists, a career high 13 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. In 2013 Atkins suffered a major knee injury which set his career back a couple of years. He was finally healthy again in 2015 and seemed to be back on course going 31-11-11 with a forced fumble. Atkins managed a strong 9 sacks in 2016 but his tackle total unexplainably dropped to 21 solo and 11 assists. While 21-11-9 are still strong numbers for an interior lineman in fantasy terms, those are not the numbers owners were expecting from him. Atkins is an exceptionally athletic big man with a low center of gravity. This makes him hard for offensive linemen to handle one on one, while the talent around him often leaves offenses unable to double him in many situations. With 20 sacks over the past two seasons there is no doubt Atkins can get to the passer. The shortage of quality options at the position leave fantasy owners little choice other than to count on last year's low tackle production being a fluke. As interior linemen go Atkins has elite fantasy potential. At worst he will be a quality low end starter. At best he will finish among the top three at the position. (May 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 31, 28, 28, 29, 32, 35, 45
DT Dynasty - 33, 29, 38

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2014 CIN 16 20 12 2.5 1 0 0 1 0
2015 CIN 16 31 11 11 1 0 0 0 0
2016 CIN 16 21 11 9 0 0 0 0 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 30 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 32 * * * * * * *

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