Ogletree recorded six tackles (five solo) during Sunday's loss to the Bills.
Ogletree has actually slowed down a little over the past two weeks with just 11 solo tackles and 12 total. He had 29 through the first three games of the season, after all. However, the 25-year-old linebacker remained on the field for all 55 defensive snaps Sunday, so he should continue to be a high-floor fantasy option with the upside for double-digit tackles in any given week.
Ogletree notches 12 tackles in the season opener, so he's off to a great start. it's hard to see him finishing outside the top 10 of linebackers in fantasy production.
Ogletree was limited to only four games played last year due to a fractured fibula suffered in October, but was rather productive through his first two NFL seasons, totaling 230 tackles, 10 forced fumbles, and three interceptions over that span. Although he'll be coming back from injury this year, he's expected to start at middle linebacker for the Rams, who released long-time defender James Laurinaitis earlier this offseason. Along with that move, Los Angeles' decision to exercise Ogletree's option provides a further vote a confidence that he'll remain a key contributor through the 2017 campaign.
Ogletree was on his way to another stellar season in 2015 before breaking his ankle and ended up playing in only four games. When healthy, Ogletree can provide at least 100 tackles to go with a handful of forced fumbles, interceptions, and sacks. The move to the middle may provide him with even more opportunities, making him a valuable IDP for next season.
Alec Ogletree may move to middle linebacker next season, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Ogeltree has resided at "will" linebacker throughout his three seasons and was even on a 10-tackle-per-game pace in 2015 before he suffered a fractured fibula in Week 4. Given a chance to return by season's end, the Los Angeles Rams ultimately opted for caution with a key cog of the defense. Meanwhile, the move to middle linebacker could provide even more tackle opportunities for a player that already has a pair of 100-tackle campaigns on the ledger.
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