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DT Marcell Dareus - Buffalo Bills

6-3, 319Born: 11-18-1989College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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Summary

Marcell Dareus has been a frustrating player at times because he clearly has enough ability to be one of the very best at his position. There were clear signs last year that he was starting to reach his potential as he posted 70 combined tackles and 7.5 sacks, but he was benched late in the year for being late to team meetings and then arrested in the offseason for marijuana possession. It was apparently his first violation of the league's substance abuse policy, but he could still be susceptible to a suspension. It's time for the former 3rd overall pick to mature and become a truly dominant player. If that happens, the Bills defensive line may be too much for most teams to handle. Either way, he should once again be considered a clear fantasy starter at a position which is not very deep. (May 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 33, 23, 30, 43, 47
DT Dynasty - 30, 28, 31

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2011 BUF 16 32 11 5.5 0 1 0 1 0
2012 BUF 16 26 13 5.5 0 1 0 6 0
2013 BUF 16 46 25 7.5 1 0 0 3 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 38 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 30 * * * * * * *

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Footballguys Articles

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  Jene Bramel - August 20
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  Jene Bramel - August 2
Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers (Post-OTA Update)
  Jene Bramel - July 5
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  Jene Bramel - June 1

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Latest News

Bills | Marcell Dareus held out of team drills (Mon Aug 18, 10:03 PM) - Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (undisclosed) did not participate in team drills during practice Monday, Aug. 18. Head coach Doug Marrone was seen talking to Dareus on the sidelines and pointing to his left elbow.

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2014 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs San Diego Chargers
4@ Houston Texans
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs New England Patriots
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ New York Jets
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