OLB Lavonte David - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 233Born: 1-23-1990College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 2, pick 58 (2012)

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David had arthroscopic knee surgery in early August, but the team says his start of the regular season is not in jeopardy

Summary

Despite missing two games last season, Lavonte David racked up 120 total tackles with 13 for a loss. He has been the paragon of consistency for the team since being drafted in 2012. A shift in scheme to a 3-4 will place David at strong inside linebacker, with the young stud Devin White likely to play weakside. David shouldn't see a drop-off in production, such is the quality of his reading of the game and offensive tendencies. David is a shoo-in for LB1 production and could finish as the overall LB1 if things fall right. (May 12)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 12, 12, 12, 12, 15, 16
Overall Redraft - 22, 17, 21, 25, 30
OLB Dynasty - 13, 9, 14, 16
Overall Dynasty - 19, 16, 29

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 TB 16.0 67.0 20.0 5 4.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 1.0
2017 TB 13.0 76.0 25.0 0 4.0 5.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
2018 TB 14.0 94.0 24.0 3.5 1.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 90.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 83.0 * * * * * * *

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2019 Schedule

1vs San Francisco 49ers
2@ Carolina Panthers
3vs New York Giants
4@ Los Angeles Rams
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Tennessee Titans
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Arizona Cardinals
11vs New Orleans Saints
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15@ Detroit Lions
16vs Houston Texans
17vs Atlanta Falcons