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OLB Vontaze Burfict - Cincinnati Bengals

6-1, 248Born: 9-24-1990College: Arizona StateDrafted: ---

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Summary

Burfict shocked the fantasy world when he seemingly came from nowhere to be a top ten linebacker in 2013. That season he finished with 113 solo tackles, 57 assists, 5 takeaways, 3 sacks, 8 passes defended and a score. Unfortunately Burfict's encore last season was a rocky road. Concussion issues followed by a knee injury that would eventually lead to micro-fracture surgery, have him looking at the possibly of opening training camp on the PUP list. If he can get and remain healthy Burfict is a fantasy stud. The knee is the immediate concern but the fact that he had at least two concussions in a short period of time, could be just as serious an issue. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 30, 17, 26, 39, 40
Overall Redraft - 61, 34, 57
OLB Dynasty - 11, 9, 15, 17
Overall Dynasty - 22, 13, 25, 35

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2012 CIN 11 59 40 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013 CIN 16 113 57 3 1 2 1 8 1
2014 CIN 5 15 14 0 1 1 0 2 0
2015 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 60 * * * * * * *
2015 PROJ-Norton 13 71 * * * * * * *

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Cincinnati Bengals Team Links

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  Bee Salamat - May 16

Latest News

Bengals | Hope Vontaze Burfict can play in preseason (Wed Jul 29, 12:39 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but the team is hoping he can return to the field in time to play in the third preseason game so he can prepare for Week 1.

Our View: That may be a bit optimistic as Burfict is trying to come back from microfracture surgery and neck problems. Burfict may not be ready at the start of the regular season, and he could end up on the PUP list at that time. That would force him to miss the first six weeks of the regular season.
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Bengals | Vontaze Burfict to go on PUP list (Tue Jul 28, 03:23 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to a source.

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2015 Schedule

1@ Oakland Raiders
2vs San Diego Chargers
3@ Baltimore Ravens
4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5vs Seattle Seahawks
6@ Buffalo Bills
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8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9vs Cleveland Browns
10vs Houston Texans
11@ Arizona Cardinals
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Cleveland Browns
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ San Francisco 49ers
16@ Denver Broncos
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