Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
2 weeks ago

Avril posted his league-leading 10th sack Sunday in a win against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Avril needs one more sack to match his career high set in 2011. Linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Dee Ford also have 10 sacks. Among defensive linemen, the next closest in sacks is teammate Frank Clark and Cameron Wake with 7.5. Avril also got his 25th career strip sack, the most in the NFL since 2008.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
4 weeks ago

Avril notched 1.5 sacks and three tackles Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Avril has recorded at least one sack in five straight games, and he now has nine on the season. He also has forced five fumbles over his last five games, and he's been an elite fantasy performer all season.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
1 month ago

Avril recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four tackles Sunday against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

He's now sacked opposing quarterbacks 6.5 times over his last four matchups after posting just a single sack in his first three games. In addition, he's also forced three fumbles in the last four weeks, and the third-year defensive end is on a major hot streak. With this level of production, he must be owned in IDP leagues.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
1 month ago

Avril had 2.5 sacks Sunday in a tie at Arizona for his second consecutive game with multiple sacks.

EDGE Analysis

Avril is fourth in sacks in the NFL with 6.5, most among defensive linemen. He has a good shot at topping his career-high 11 sacks he set in 2011.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
2 months ago

Avril forced a fumble and registered two sacks in Week 6.

EDGE Analysis

Avril has been successful in getting to the opposing quarterback in each of the last two weeks, and he now has four sacks on the season. In addition, he's forced a fumble in each of the last two contests, further increasing his fantasy value. The only time he's recorded more than nine sacks in the season was when he had 11 of them back in 2011 when he was a member of the Lions. He's currently on pace to set a new career high, and when throwing in the forced fumbles, he shaping up to be a great option in IDP leagues.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
12 months ago

Avril (not injury related) is active Sunday against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Avril missed the first two days of practice this week, but that was likely maintenance-related, as he logged a full day of work Friday. The pass rushing specialist did not record a tackle after playing just 37 snaps Week 13, but had collected four total sacks in the three games prior to that outing. The inconsistency makes him tough to rely on as an IDP week-to-week.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
2 years ago

Avril left Sunday's Super Bowl with a concussion, and he will not return to the contest, according to NBC's broadcast of the game.

The Seahawks have now lost two key pieces on defense, with slot corner Jeremy Lane suffering an apparent broken arm/wrist in the first quarter. In Avril's absence, the Seahawks will need more snaps from O'Brien Schofield, who had 20 tackles and two sacks during the regular season.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
3 years ago

DE Cliff Avril is hoping for a long-term extension from the Seahawks.

Avril notoriously turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the Lions in the summer of 2012 because he thought he could get more in 2013 free agency. It didn't happen, as he settled for a two-year, $13 million deal with the Seahakws. Avril understandably doesn't want to go back into free agency in 2015, but he should find a warmer market if he keeps up his current level of play. He had eight sacks, five forced fumbles and an impressive 33 quarterback hurries despite playing roughly half the snaps this season.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
3 years ago

DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) is expected to make his Seahawks debut Sunday.

Avril missed most of the preseason and Week 1 with a serious pull. But he returned to practice last week and was almost ready to face the Panthers. Avril will slide right in at right end, boosting an already dominant and insanely deep front seven. He has 29 sacks over the last three seasons.

Cliff Avril
DL SEA (5)
3 years ago

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes RE Cliff Avril (hamstring) has a "great chance" to return in Week 2 against the 49ers.

Carroll makes a habit of being coach gumdrops, so take this with a grain of salt. Carroll originally called Avril a "game-day decision" for Week 1, but he didn't come close to playing. Avril has still barely practiced since signing with the Seahawks in March.