Hodges returned from a team-issued benching Saturday, racking up 13 tackles (nine solo) in a 22-21 win over Los Angeles.
Hodges was benched prior to last week's contest and both he and the team refused to comment on the nature of the offense. The one-week benching was all the punishment the veteran linebacker would receive as he was back in the starting lineup Saturday, leading the team in tackles. As long as he starts, Hodges is a great IDP option due to his propensity for racking up tackles.
Hodges had six tackles (all solo) and an interception in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Arizona.
Hodges continues to be an improvement over Michael Wilhoite in coverage, recording his second interception in his last three games. In the three games since taking over as a starter, the linebacker has amassed 25 tackles, two picks and a sack. Hodges is proving why he is a key IDP contributor when he is getting playing time. His chances of getting an interception next week against the Patriots are slim given Tom Brady's mistake-free style of football, but there could be a potential for high tackle totals, especially if the 49ers fall behind early.
Hodges got a surprise start against the Buccaneers prior to the team's bye week, turning in a solid performance. He remained the starter Sunday and turned in another fantasy-worthy stat line. As long as Hodges is starting at one of the two middle linebacker positions, then he should be owned in IDP formats for the high potential for tackles.
Hodges got an unexpected start Sunday, finishing with eight tackles (seven solo) and an interception against Tampa Bay.
Hodges had been riding the pine for the past couple of weeks in favor of Nick Bellore and Michael Wilhoite, but he was elevated to the starting lineup prior to game despite no injuries being announced. If he continues to start after the 49ers take their bye next week, then Hodges would become an immediate IDP-worthy player.
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||10||50||39.0||11||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||15||83||55.0||28||3||2||27||13.5||21||0||2|
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|2015||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|