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OLB Donta Hightower - New England Patriots

6-2, 265Born: 3-12-1990College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 25

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Summary

Hightower has had trouble staying healthy and has missed 11 regular season games over the past 3 season, and parts of others. The potential was there for him to become a fantasy stud following the trade of Jamie Collins last year, but he couldn't capitalize with just 2 or fewer solo tackles in the last 5 games of the season. Despite the dropoff in his production, the Patriots felt he was important enough to bring back on a 4-year contract. Don't consider him more than a depth LB who can be useful in some favorable matchups. (June 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 51, 42, 49, 50, 53
OLB Dynasty - 60, 55

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2014 NE 12 52 38 6 1 0 0 2 0
2015 NE 12 51 10 3.5 0 1 0 2 0
2016 NE 13 31 34 2.5 1 0 0 2 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 58 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 50 * * * * * * *

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2017 Schedule

1vs Kansas City Chiefs
2@ New Orleans Saints
3vs Houston Texans
4vs Carolina Panthers
5@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Atlanta Falcons
8vs Los Angeles Chargers
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Denver Broncos
11@ Oakland Raiders
12vs Miami Dolphins
13@ Buffalo Bills
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs New York Jets