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59 Tahir Whitehead LB

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
54%38%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
151320000

Player Updates

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Lions in tackles during postseason loss to Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Whitehead led the Lions with 13 tackles during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

As has been the norm most of the season, Whitehead again notched double-digit tackle numbers en route to what wound up as the overall game high. While the fifth-year linebacker will subsequently finish the 2016 campaign with a team-high 132 tackles, he pathetically graded out as the NFL's second-worst linebacker, per Pro Football Focus via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. As linebacker remains an area of concern for Detroit -- especially with DeAndre Levy's (knee) long-term health in question -- don't be surprised if the team brings in competition for Whitehead's starting spot during the offseason.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Another double-digit tackle performance Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Whitehead piled up 12 tackles in the Lions' 17-6 loss to the Giants in Week 15.

Whitehead has now recorded 12 tackles in five of his last 10 games while averaging just six stops in the games in which he's failed to reach double-digits. His volatility makes him a high-upside IDP option.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Ties for team lead in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead recorded six tackles in Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Bears.

Whitehead returned from a one game-absence which was a result of a knee injury and was not his usually productive self. However, he'll likely trend back up towards his double-digit tackle ways as he further distances himself from his setback.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Whitehead (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Whitehead will return following a one-game absence due to a minor knee issue, and he'll look to add to his already impressive 2016 campaign, which includes seven games of double-digit tackles.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead (knee) is ruled out of Sunday's game against the Saints, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Whitehead, the Lions' clear leading tackler, will miss his first game of the season, leaving Josh Bynes and Antwione Williams as the Lions' only options at middle linebacker against the league's top-rated offense in yards per game.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/11/16IND0000
29/18/16TEN0000
39/25/16GB0000
410/2/16CHI0000
510/9/16PHI0000
610/16/16LAR0000
710/23/16WAS0000
810/30/16HOU0000
911/6/16MIN0000
1111/20/16JAC0000
1211/24/16MIN0000
1312/4/16NO0000
1412/11/16CHI0000
1512/18/16NYG0000
1612/26/16DAL0000
171/1/17GB0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Detroit Lions14118.030000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1697.020000.0000
2014Detroit Lions168663.0230221.0205
2015Detroit Lions165039.011212626.02606
2016Detroit Lions1513299.0330000.0005
TOTAL77288216.07223289.326016
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Detroit Lions1400100000
2013Detroit Lions1600100000
2014Detroit Lions1600000000
2015Detroit Lions1600001010
2016Detroit Lions1500000000
TOTAL7700201010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/241
Birthdate:
4/2/1990
Age:
26
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ, USA
School:
Temple
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:

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