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53 A.J. Klein OLB

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
10450000

Player Updates

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Saints' A.J. Klein: Seven tackles in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Klein made seven tackles (three solo) in Sunday night's win against the Vikings.

Klein played 56 of the Saints' 73 offensive snaps, as he continues to be a solid source of tackles as a starting outside linebacker in the Saints' base 4-3 defense.

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Saints' A.J. Klein: Team-high seven tackles in Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Klein led the Saints with seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's win against the Ravens.

Klein played 50 of the Saints' 68 offensive snaps, as the outside linebacker has continued to see the majority of the playing time at outside linebacker after splitting snaps in Week 1. While Klein does not offer much outside of tackles -- he does not have a sack or interception this year -- he remains a decent source of low-end tackle production for owners in deeper IDP leagues.

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Saints' A.J. Klein: Leads linebacker committee in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Klein had nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win against the Browns.

A week after playing just 38 percent of the team's defensive snaps, Klein saw 48 of the Saints' 62 defensive snaps (77 percent) in Week 2 -- significantly more than Klein's main competitors for playing time, Manti Te'o (35 snaps) and Alex Anzalone (23 snaps). Klein's nine tackles also tied for the team lead in this game. For at least one week, Klein appears to have surged to the top of the linebacker committee, but it remains difficult to predict how Klein, Te'o and Anzalone will be deployed on a weekly basis.

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Saints' A.J. Klein: Listed as starting strong-side linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Klein is listed as the starting strong-side linebacker on the Saints' first unofficial depth chart, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Klein was the Saints' starting middle linebacker for most of last season -- relegating Manti Te'o to a backup role -- so it comes as a surprise that Te'o is listed as the starter, with Klein and Demario Davis manning the outside spots. That said, it's possible that Klein could lose his grip on a starting job following the offseason addition of Davis, so it's probably a good thing for Klein's fantasy stock that he's listed with the first unit at all.

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Saints' A.J. Klein: Expects to be ready for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Klein (groin) is optimistic that he will be a full go in time for the start of the Saints' offseason program in the spring, reports the Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

In his first season in New Orleans, Klein appeared in 12 games -- all starts -- before suffering a season-ending groin injury in Week 14. The Saints placed Klein on injured reserve in Week 16 and he finished the season with 54 tackles (37 solo), two sacks, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. While Manti Te'o filled in admirably in his absence, Klein is expected to return as a full-time starter next season and should be a useful fantasy option in IDP leagues.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18TB0000
29/16/18CLE0000
39/23/18ATL0000
49/30/18NYG0000
510/8/18WAS0000
710/21/18BAL0000
810/28/18MIN0000
911/4/18LAR0000
1011/11/18CIN0000
1111/18/18PHI0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1211/22/18ATL8:20 pm
1311/29/18@ DAL8:20 pm
1412/9/18@ TB1:00 pm
1512/17/18@ CAR8:15 pm
1612/23/18PIT4:25 pm
1712/30/18CAR1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Carolina Panthers162118.032000.0000
2014Carolina Panthers143925.0140000.0000
2015Carolina Panthers155539.0161188.0801
2016Carolina Panthers153117.0141000.0001
2017New Orleans Saints125437.0172000.0004
2018New Orleans Saints104527.0180000.0002
TOTAL82245163.0826188.0808
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Carolina Panthers1600000000
2014Carolina Panthers1400100000
2015Carolina Panthers1500100000
2016Carolina Panthers1500200000
2017New Orleans Saints1200100000
2018New Orleans Saints10000011710
TOTAL82005011710
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/240
Birthdate:
7/30/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Appleton, WI, USA
School:
Iowa State
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: