Hodges led all 49ers with 13 tackles (12 solo) in Sunday's overtime win over St. Louis. The Rams averaged just 5.12 yards per play Sunday, which meant Hodges had plenty of opportunities to make plays around the line of scrimmage, and he did just that. He has been somewhat of a revelation for the 49ers ever since Michael Wilhoite (ankle) went down in week 13. In the four games in which he was asked to start, Hodges accumulated 39 tackles (30 solo), which are numbers worthy of IDP consideration. It is unclear who the 49ers will start alongside NaVorro Bowman next season (or if they will even run a 3-4 defense), but Hodges definitely proved that he should be considered if the team elects not to bring in a big-name free agent.
Hodges finished with nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Hodges followed up last week's 10-tackle performance with another strong showing. He has had sneaky value starting alongside NaVorro Bowman in the last three games, averaging 8.7 tackles over that span. With St. Louis' run-heavy offense coming to town, there should be plenty of tackles to go around between Hodges and Bowman.
Hodges recorded a season-high 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Hodges - along with NaVorro Bowman - did a great job of stuffing Cincinnati's rushing attack. In two games since taking over as starter, Hodges has recorded 17 tackles. He doesn't have a huge track record of success, but he is proving to be a cheap source of tackles in IDP leagues.
Hodges was asked to step into a starting role after Michael Wilhoite (ankle) left Sunday's game against the Bears. Hodges ended the day with six tackles (five solo) while playing 65 of the team's 78 defensive snaps. He brings a similar output to the man he is replacing, which is a modest amount of tackles and not much else. If Wilhoite is forced to sit out Sunday's tilt against the Browns, then Hodges should get the nod to start alongside NaVorro Bowman.
After trading Gerald Hodges to the 49ers, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team feels good about linebacker Eric Kendricks, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports. Hodges had been getting most of the snaps in Minnesota's base defense, with Kendricks replacing him in nickel and dime formations. The rookie may now get a shot at an every-down role, though the Vikings haven't said anything to that effect. If he does take on Hodges' snaps, Kendricks would immediately be a viable IDP in most leagues.