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59 Tahir Whitehead LB

Oakland Raiders

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
38%3%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
6430000

Player Updates

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Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Amasses nine tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead racked up nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers.

Whitehead has now totaled 21 tackles (13 solo) over the past two weeks, bringing his tackle count on the season to 37 (26 solo) in five games. He has yet to force a turnover or record a sack, however, with his next test coming against the Seahawks in Week 6.

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Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Raiders in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead racked up 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.

Whitehead posted a season high 12 tackles as the Browns offense put up 42 points, bringing his total to 28 tackles in four games with Oakland. He should remain busy in Week 5 against a Chargers team that is averaging nearly 28 points per game.

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Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Notches six tackles against Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead made six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos.

Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles for a second consecutive week, but the starting weak-side linebacker was held without a single tackle behind the line of scrimmage. He'll look to add to his count in Week 3 against the Dolphins as Oakland seeks a maiden victory.

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Raiders' Tahir Whitehead: Signing with Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead intends to sign a contract with Oakland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Whitehead is coming off of a strong 2017 season in which he lead the Lions in tackles with 110, including a sack. He was one of the best linebackers in the NFL and the Raiders will be hoping the 27-year-old -- who can play both on the inside and outside -- keeps up the run of strong play. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Whitehead's new contract is a three-year pact worth more than $6 million annually.

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Lions' Tahir Whitehead: Leads Lions in tackles in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitehead accrued 110 tackles, one sack, two PBUs, one interception and four fumble recoveries across 16 games in 2017.

Whitehead's role increased as the year went on with rookie first-rounder Jarrad Davis proving to be a liability in pass coverage. While Whitehead wasn't necessarily a huge upgrade in that department, the veteran certainly made his presence felt in the ground game considering he finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 12th-highest graded linebacker against the run and led the Lions in tackles. He's now logged triple-digit tackle numbers in each of the past two years, but he'll now be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year and is far from certain to return to Detroit in 2018.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/18LAR0000
29/16/18DEN0000
39/23/18MIA0000
49/30/18CLE0000
510/7/18LAC0000
610/14/18SEA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Bye: Week 7
810/28/18IND4:05 pm
911/1/18@ SF8:20 pm
1011/11/18LAC4:05 pm
1111/18/18@ ARI4:05 pm
1211/25/18@ BAL1:00 pm
1312/2/18KC4:05 pm
1412/9/18PIT8:20 pm
1512/16/18@ CIN1:00 pm
1612/24/18DEN8:15 pm
1712/30/18@ KC1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Detroit Lions14118.030000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1697.020000.0000
2014Detroit Lions168663.0230221.0205
2015Detroit Lions165039.011212626.02606
2016Detroit Lions1513299.0330000.0005
2017Detroit Lions1611078.032111818.01802
2018Oakland Raiders64330.0130000.0001
TOTAL99441324.0117344611.526019
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Detroit Lions1400100000
2013Detroit Lions1600100000
2014Detroit Lions1600000000
2015Detroit Lions1600001010
2016Detroit Lions1500000000
2017Detroit Lions1600004940
2018Oakland Raiders600000000
TOTAL9900205950
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/241
Birthdate:
4/2/1990
Age:
28
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ, USA
School:
Temple
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: