Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
2 months ago1 Comment

Burfict (concussion) has enjoyed his first healthy offseason since 2014, Cincinnati.com's Jim Owczarski reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict spent the 2015 offseason in recovery from knee surgery and the 2016 offseason in recovery from a foot injury. Despite missing last season's final game with a concussion -- which doesn't appear to have any lingering effects -- the veteran linebacker has been able to focus on improving his overall strength and conditioning this spring, rather than some sort of rehab regimen. Thus, he's been more involved in offseason workouts than he has in the past and reportedly showed up to OTAs in great shape. Hopefully, this additional offseason preparation help might him return to the elite IDP ranks in 2017, a la his 2014 season when Burfict tallied 171 tackles, three sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
7 months ago

Burfict (knee/concussion) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict will take a seat for the second straight game after failing to appear on the practice field once again this week. Look for Nick Virgil, who logged two solo tackles in Week 16, to draw the start at linebacker.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
7 months ago

Burfict (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict hasn't practiced since suffering his concussion in Week 15. The Bengals and Ravens are both eliminated from playoff contention, giving Cincinnati little reason to push Burfict to return before he's completely recovered. Nick Vigil appears in line to start in Burfict's place once again.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
7 months ago

Burfict (concussion) is on concussion protocol testing, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict will have to pass the league-wide testing procedure before he can return to the field in any extent. Look for more updates to come throughout the week, with Nick Vigil likely to see expanded reps in the veteran's absence. Should he be ruled out of Week 17, Burfict would end his season with 101 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and one forced fumble through 11 games.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
7 months ago

Burfict (concussion) won't play in Saturday's game against Houston, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict faced long odds to play in Saturday's game as he had to try and clear the NFL's concussion protocol on a short week. Nick Vigil is likely to see a spot start in place of Burfict.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
7 months ago

Burfict is currently under the league's concussion protocol ahead of Saturday's game against the Texans, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Steelers on Sunday which caused him to be pulled prematurely from the game. Given the specificity of the injury, there's no guarantee Burfict will be cleared in time for Saturday's game, especially on a short week.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
8 months ago

Burfict intercepted two passes while adding 15 tackles Sunday against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict had an incredible afternoon, as he posted his highest tackle total of the season and posted his first interceptions of 2016. He's been an absolute beast since Week 4, and aside from the linebackers who consistently sack the quarterback, he's one of the very best IDP options in the league.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
8 months ago

Burfict registered 13 tackles Sunday against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict posted his second straight game with exactly 13 tackles, and he now has recorded at least 10 tackles in his last four contests. After his recent string of excellent performances, he's averaging 9.5 stops per game to go with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble, making him an automatic weekly starter in IDP leagues.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
8 months ago

Burfict notched a sack along with 13 tackles Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict has been on a tear of late, as he's recorded 34 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble over his last three games. Over the course of the season, he's gone from being a solid fantasy option to an elite one.

Vontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
8 months ago

Burfict forced a fumble while adding 11 tackles and a pass defensed Monday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict posted his highest tackle total of the season while forcing his first fumble of 2016. He's collected at least eight stops in each of his last five contests, and he's been a very consistent IDP option since returning from his suspension in Week 4.