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OLB Lance Briggs - Chicago Bears

6-1, 238Born: 11-12-1980College: ArizonaDrafted: Round 3

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Last year was disappointing for Lance Briggs as he missed half the season with injuries and the Bears run defense suffered greatly as a result. He'll turn 34 years old this season so his best days are clearly behind him, but he remains a reliable veteran who makes most of the plays he's supposed to. Briggs has never been much of a playmaker so his fantasy value comes primarily from tackles. Even if he's lost a step, he should continue to be a 3-down player as long as he stays healthy and that should make him a viable LB3 in most balanced scoring systems. (May 26)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 28, 24, 27, 31
Overall Redraft - 71, 54
OLB Dynasty - 43, 33

Stats and Projections

2011 CHI 16 86 19 0 2 0 1 4 0
2012 CHI 16 73 29 1.5 2 0 2 11 2
2013 CHI 9 51 20 4 2 0 0 8 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 78 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 89 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Bears | Lance Briggs wants to retire with Chicago (Fri Aug 1, 04:22 AM) - Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, who is entering his 12th NFL season, intends to retire as a Bear but did not give a definite timetable. Briggs said he feels more comfortable with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who is in his second year.

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2014 Schedule

1vs Buffalo Bills
2@ San Francisco 49ers
3@ New York Jets
4vs Green Bay Packers
5@ Carolina Panthers
6@ Atlanta Falcons
7vs Miami Dolphins
8@ New England Patriots
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Minnesota Vikings
12vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15vs New Orleans Saints
16vs Detroit Lions
17@ Minnesota Vikings