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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 who went undrafted in 2012 due to off field issues. The Bengals gamble on him has paid off big. He got on the field as a rookie due to injuries and his talent quickly became evident. In 2013 he was one of only six players to reach triple digits in solo tackles. At 113-57-3 with 4 takeaways and 8 passes defended, Burfict landed among the top five fantasy linebackers. There has been some noise about him possibly moving inside, but with the emergence of Vincent Rey last season, Burfict is likely to remain on the weak side. Heading into his third season Burfict has been a model citizen off the field and has managed to control his emotions on it for the most part. Barring some sort of meltdown, he should continue to be a top ten fantasy option for the forseeable future (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 3, 2, 3, 3, 4
Overall Redraft - 4, 2, 4, 5, 6
OLB Dynasty - 4, 4

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 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 110 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 103 * * * * * * *

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Cincinnati Bengals Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers
  Jene Bramel - April 21
Eyes of the Guru: Preseason IDP Notes from Week 1
  John Norton - August 15
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers (Late Camp/Final Updates)
  Jene Bramel - August 28
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers (Mid-Camp Update)
  Jene Bramel - August 20
Reading The Defense: Camp News and Notes
  Jene Bramel - August 11
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers (Early Camp Update)
  Jene Bramel - August 2
Eyes of the Guru Preseason: Part 1
  John Norton - June 9
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers (Post-OTA Update)
  Jene Bramel - July 5
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers (Post-Draft Update)
  Jene Bramel - June 1

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  Gary Beaudette - May 19
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  David Gonos - July 22
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  Steve Gallo - August 27
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  Sean Kirby - August 6
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  DFW IDP Staff - August 3
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  Kevin Powell - July 9

Latest News

Bengals | More on Vontaze Burfict (Sun Aug 24, 10:05 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict's (hamstring) hamstring injury isn't considered serious, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Bengals | Vontaze Burfict injured (Sun Aug 24, 08:31 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (hamstring) left the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Bengals | Vontaze Burfict sitting again (Fri Aug 22, 10:50 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (illness) is not practicing again Friday, Aug. 22.

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Bengals | Vontaze Burfict rests (Thu Aug 21, 12:44 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (illness) was not on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 20, as he deals with a stomach bug. He is expected to be ready to play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Bengals | Vontaze Burfict agrees to extension (Wed Aug 20, 05:24 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict agreed to a multi-year contract extension Wednesday, Aug. 20. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

Our View: Burfict had maybe the worst pre-draft season in the last 10 years, only to end up being one of the very best players in his draft class. Many analysts were pronouncing him DOA in the NFL after his fall from the heights of draft projections in the first round, but Burfict has turned the experience into a massive positive.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Baltimore Ravens
2vs Atlanta Falcons
3vs Tennessee Titans
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ New England Patriots
6vs Carolina Panthers
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs Baltimore Ravens
9vs Jacksonville Jaguars
10vs Cleveland Browns
11@ New Orleans Saints
12@ Houston Texans
13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ Cleveland Browns
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ Pittsburgh Steelers