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55 Anthony Barr OLB

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
15%7%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
2120000

Player Updates

1411349174
Anthony Barr records first sack
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Vikings rookie linebacker Anthony Barr recorded the first sack of his career Week 3 at New Orleans, taking down quarterback Drew Brees just before halftime. Barr had five tackles in all, two of them solo.

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1400598422
Vikings sign draft picks
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Vikings signed first-round defensive end Anthony Barr and seventh-round defensive tackle Shamar Stephen to rookie contracts. Barr's four-year deal includes a fifth-year option and a $7.6 million signing bonus.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1399634734
Anthony Barr not quite a Fantasy rookie stud
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Anthony Barr is listed as a linebacker by the Vikings, a move that, for now, keeps his Fantasy value a little low. Of course, this might have been the case even if he were listed as a defensive end because Barr doesn't come into the NFL with a long track record of success.

Barr, a former running back, is powerful, athletic and fast but has just two years of work on defense at UCLA. The numbers are great -- he totaled 152 tackles and 23.5 sacks in two seasons -- and the coaching staff he'll work with is also great. But for Fantasy purposes he could lag statistically because of his likely role as a strong-side linebacker.

Unless the Vikings rid themselves of Chad Greenway, there's a chance Barr will underwhelm. We'd take him late in seasonal and long-term Fantasy leagues and with a third- or fourth-round pick in rookie-only drafts. 

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Anthony Barr heads north to the Vikings
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

With the ninth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Vikings drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr . He is a quick, versatile, freaky athletic pass rusher who the Vikings can use to replace Jared Allen on the defensive line or work off the line of scrimmage as a strong-side linebacker.

At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds there will be some questions about whether or not he can work against big offensive tackles, and there were questions before the draft about his effort, but under the guidance of new head coach Mike Zimmer we should see Barr develop into a key cog in the Minnesota defense.

The Vikings moved back one spot from eighth overall in a trade with the Browns, acquiring pick No. 145 overall in the process. 

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/7/14STL0000
29/14/14NE0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
39/21/14@ NO Lost 9-20
49/28/14ATL4:25 pm
510/2/14@ GB8:25 pm
610/12/14DET1:00 pm
710/19/14@ BUF1:00 pm
810/26/14@ TB1:00 pm
911/2/14WAS1:00 pm
Bye: Week 10
1111/16/14@ CHI1:00 pm
1211/23/14GB1:00 pm
1311/30/14CAR1:00 pm
1412/7/14NYJ1:00 pm
1512/14/14@ DET1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ MIA1:00 pm
1712/28/14CHI1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Minnesota Vikings21211.010000.0000
TOTAL21211.010000.0000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/255
Birthdate:
3/18/1992
Age:
22
Hometown:
South Bend, IN, USA
School:
UCLA
NFL Experience:
0
Awards:
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