Lavonte David

#54 LB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 233 lb Age: 27 College: Nebraska Bye 1

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  • David posted eight tackles (seven solo), including two for loss, and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets. The sixth-year linebacker continues to rack up the stops, and outside of a pair of three-tackle outings, he's tallied at least seven tackles in each contest thus far in 2017. That level of production puts David well ahead of last year's pace, one that led to a career-low 87 tackles. The Pro Bowler has also already equaled his career high with four forced fumbles and established a new high-water mark with four fumble recoveries. He'll look to continue churning out superior IDP production against the Dolphins in Week 11.

  • David provided seven tackles (six solo), one forced fumble and one pass defensed in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Saints. David bounced back from a forgettable three-tackle outing in Week 8 against the Panthers with a strong effort in a losing cause Sunday. His first-quarter strip of Alvin Kamara at the Buccaneers' 28-yard line, which was recovered by T.J. Ward, snuffed out a scoring threat and was one of the few bright spots on the afternoon for Tampa in a dismal defeat. David's sideline-to-sideline speed and knack for creating turnovers (four forced fumbles over first eight games) enables him to retain solid fantasy value in all IDP formats.

  • David (ankle) totaled 14 tackles (12 solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Bills. The 27-year-old was all over the field against a run-heavy Bills attack, racking up his most tackles in a game since Week 3 of the 2015 season. David's forced fumble and recovery was also especially timely. He separated LeSean McCoy from the ball at the Buccaneers' 48-yard line with 9:30 remaining in the contest, a turnover that Tampa was able to eventually parlay into a 12-yard Mike Evans touchdown reception. The Pro Bowl linebacker's three fumble recoveries on the season have notably accounted for three of the five touchdowns the Bucs have logged off turnovers in 2017, as per Scott Smith of the team's official site. With just one quiet game this season -- which came in Week 6 after David had missed the prior two contests with an ankle injury -- the six-year veteran is once again a prominent IDP asset after a down campaign in 2016.

  • David (ankle) was able to practice fully Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Bills, Jenna Laine of reports. David made a successful return from a three-game absence in Week 6 against the Cardinals, returning a Larry Fitzgerald fumble 21 yards for a touchdown and logging three solo stops overall over a robust 61 snaps. The 27-year-old was a limited participant both Wednesday and Thursday, so Friday's ramp-up in activity bodes well for his chances of taking the field Sunday. With Kwon Alexander (hamstring) likely to suit up against the Bills as well, the Bucs defense could have its full complement of first-team linebackers available for the first time since the Week 2 opener.

  • Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Active in Week 6
    By RotoWire Staff

    David (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals. David will thus make his first appearance since Week 3, bringing some reinforcement to a Bucs linebacking corps that is still missing Kwon Alexander (hamstring) for at least another week.

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