Vontaze Burfict brings his tackling fuel on primetime: Fantasy Implications

Joe Robbins

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict led Bengals in tackles Sunday night. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict brought his game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7. On Sunday Night Football, Burfict was all over the place, finishing with a team-high 13 tackles and 2 assists. For the second week in a row, the rookie outside linebacker from Arizona State has stepped up with big games.

The Bengals have a very good group of tackling linebackers, and Burfict seems to fit right in. It's good to see him showing up in back-to-back weeks.

Fantasy Analysis: Burfict's value could be on the rise in IDP leagues. Often it seems that young linebackers emerge and can immediately become viable fantasy football options. In 2011, NaVorro Bowman and Pat Angerer were good examples of players who emerged and remained steady throughout the season.

Burfict's back-to-back performances should not go ignored. The Bengals rookie could be the next young player in line to make some noise from the linebacking position.

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