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OLB Vontaze Burfict - Cincinnati Bengals

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

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Summary

Burfict is a talented player with the potential to be a fantasy star. Unfortunately he can sometimes be his own worst enemy. He went undrafted in 2012 due to both off field issues and an inability to control his emotions on the field. Burfict was a top ten fantasy linebacker in 2013 finishing with 113 solo stops, 57 assists, 3 sacks, 8 passes defended, 4 turnovers and a defensive touchdown. In the two seasons since he has missed more games (17) than he has played (15). A knee injury which required micro-fracture surgery gets the blame for most of his games missed but there have been some concussion issues as well. Burfict finished last season healthy but will miss the first three games this year due to a suspension. He was flagged a number of times during the 2015 campaign for unsportsmanlike conduct in the form of late and/or dangerous hits. The final straw being a head shot on a defenseless receiver that contributed greatly to the Bengals playoff loss. If Burfict can get his head on straight and clean up his game, he has the ability to be a perennial top ten linebacker. That is a big IF however. (June 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 30, 29, 30, 31, 38
OLB Dynasty - 17, 9, 20, 31
Overall Dynasty - 22, 17, 28, 50

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2013 CIN 16 113 57 3 1 2 1 8 1
2014 CIN 5 15 14 0 1 1 0 2 0
2015 CIN 10 57 17 1 0 0 2 5 0
2016 PROJ-Rudnicki 13 68 * * * * * * *
2016 PROJ-Norton 13 78 * * * * * * *

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2016 Schedule

1@ New York Jets
2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3vs Denver Broncos
4vs Miami Dolphins
5@ Dallas Cowboys
6@ New England Patriots
7vs Cleveland Browns
8vs Washington Redskins
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10@ New York Giants
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Baltimore Ravens
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Pittsburgh Steelers
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Baltimore Ravens