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55 Anthony Barr OLB

Minnesota Vikings

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January 16, 2020 01:00 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Career-high 79 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr recorded a career-high 79 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four pass breakups over 14 regular-season games. He also added 16 tackles over the Vikings' two playoff games.

Barr had another outstanding season, although he missed out on a Pro Bowl bid for the first time since his rookie season in 2015. The 27-year-old is under contract for the next four seasons, and he'll carry a cap hit of $12.7 million in 2020. Barr is locked into a starting role again next year.

December 29, 2019 12:12 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Healthy scratch versus Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bears.

Barr will sit out Sunday's regular-season finale with the Vikings already locked into their playoff seed. The veteran linebacker has notched a career-high 79 tackles across 14 contests.

December 24, 2019 05:28 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Reaches new career tackle mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr was credited with six tackles (two solo) and a forced fumble in Monday night's 23-10 loss to the Packers.

Barr's tackle production ticked back up after a brief downturn while he played all but seven snaps in the loss. He'll look to add to the career-high 79 tackles in Week 17 against Chicago.

December 17, 2019 07:28 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Tallies four tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr was credited with four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

That's back-to-back games of just four tackles for Barr. He needs just three more to break his career high of 75 set in 2017.

December 3, 2019 10:44 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Racks up 11 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) in Monday's 37-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Barr recorded his highest tackle count of the season, with his only other double-digit day coming in Week 6 against the Eagles. With 1.5 sacks, one interception and zero forced fumbles on the year, Barr's upside appears to be limited from an IDP perspective.

October 14, 2019 10:44 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Helps ground Eagles at home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr made 10 tackles (eight solo) and recovered a fumble in the Vikings' 38-20 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.

Sunday's performance was one of Barr's best of 2019 and saw the linebacker notch double-digit tackles for the first time this season. Known to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option, the versatile linebacker has shown definite signs of life the past two games and will look to keep things rolling next week when the Vikings travel to Detroit for a division showdown against the Lions. For his career, Barr has collected 40 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in eight games versus Minnesota's Michigan-based divisional rival.

October 9, 2019 07:24 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: First INT since 2015
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr made three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Sunday's 28-10 win over the Giants.

This was Barr's first interception since 2015 -- his second season in the league. Barr still is considered a limited IDP contributor with an average of 4.3 tackles per game and modest pass-rushing upside.

September 26, 2019 04:56 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Barr appears back to full health after sitting out Week 3 due to a groin injury. The veteran linebacker is set to play his usual starting role in Minnesota's defense during Sunday's divisional matchup against the Bears.

September 26, 2019 08:28 AM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Barr sat out Week 3's win over the Raiders due to his groin injury and he's now working to retake the field Sunday versus Chicago. The veteran linebacker said earlier this week that he'd only be facing a one-week absence. Barr's participation in practice Thursday and Friday will shed some light on his chances of making good on that promise.

September 22, 2019 04:24 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Optimistic for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (groin) said he's confident he'll play in Week 4's game versus the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Barr said he's not dealing with a serious groin injury, but the team didn't want a one-week injury to turn into a long-term problem. The sixth-year pro was solid through the first two weeks, recording six tackles (11 solo) and a sack. Barr may still be limited during the upcoming week of practice as he gets ready for a tough divisional test.

September 22, 2019 11:48 AM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Officially out for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (groin) won't play in Sunday's home clash against the Raiders.

Barr was managing the groin injury throughout the week, and was originally expected to play in Sunday's game. As evidenced by this news, the injury is likely more serious than the team let on originally, and with Barr sidelined, Eric Wilson is in line to see an increased snap count for Week 3.

September 20, 2019 02:12 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Barr is managing a groin injury but appears to be trending towards suiting up Week 3, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. If he's limited or out Sunday versus Oakland, however, Eric Wilson would see increased snaps.

September 19, 2019 05:04 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Expected to play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that he expects Barr (groin) to be available versus the Raiders on Sunday, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Barr did not practice Thursday and was limited Wednesday, but he nonetheless appears on track for Sunday's contest. It appears as though the Vikings are simply taking a cautious approach to the starting linebacker's recovery, though it's possible that Barr could see a snap count Week 3 if he's unable to fully shake the injury.

September 19, 2019 01:36 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Draws limited tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a groin injury.

Barr appears to have picked up a groin injury during Sunday's loss to the Packers. It's encouraging that Barr was able to practice in some capacity Wednesday rather than being held out entirely. The extent of his participation Thursday and Friday should indicate whether he's trending toward suiting up Week 3 versus the Raiders.

September 12, 2019 06:08 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (knee) practiced in full Thursday.

Barr logged a limited practice session Wednesday due to a knee injury. He now looks back to full health and ready to go for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Packers. Barr projects as a solid option in IDP formats, especially if he's able to continue building momentum as a pass rusher after logging a sack Week 1.

September 11, 2019 06:36 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Barr appears to have picked up a knee injury during Minnesota's season-opening win over Atlanta, in which he notched six solo tackles and a sack. The veteran linebacker's participation in practice is worth keeping an eye on over the next two days, though there's not yet any reason to worry about his availability for Sunday's tilt against the Packers.

September 10, 2019 04:24 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Posts sack in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr made six solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 28-12 win over the Falcons.

Barr was brought back to the team on a massive $13.5 million per year contract, and he came out looking to prove he deserved it with an eight-yard sack of Falcons QB Matt Ryan on the first play of the game. The veteran linebacker isn't expected to rack up sacks -- he had 13.5 through his first five seasons in the league -- but adding an increased presence in the pass rush will only increase his IDP value.

March 12, 2019 02:00 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Returning to Vikes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings and Barr agreed to terms of a five-year contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Barr was among the Jets' free-agent splashes on the first day of the NFL's legal tampering period, but perhaps the Vikings got wind of the terms of his contract and decided something in that range could fit under the salary cap. Considering the reported terms -- $67.5 million, with $33 million in guarantees and the potential to max out at $77.5 million with incentives -- it's unclear how the Vikings plan to free up enough cash with just $9.3 million in available cap space, per In any case, Barr will keep his role as an off-ball linebacker in the Vikings defense, which has equated to 4.7 tackles per game in five campaigns to date.

March 12, 2019 12:56 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Staying put after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr, who was reportedly set to sign with the Jets, has instead agreed to remain with the Vikings, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

This serves as a reminder that until free agency actually opens up Wednesday afternoon, nothing is official. Barr is thus slated to reprise his outside linebacker role with the Vikings. The 26-year-old logged 55 tackles and three sacks in 13 games last season, his fifth with Minnesota.

March 11, 2019 09:40 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Signing with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets are in line to sign Barr to a contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

During his five-year run with the Vikings, Barr was an off-ball linebacker, posting modest tackle (4.7 per game) and scant sack (13.5 in 71 contests) numbers. In the move to New York, he seemingly will be put into a position to rush the passer more in the scheme of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Whether or not that translates to more relevance as an IDP remains to be seen, but Barr is among the first building blocks of a revamped linebacker corps.

Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Minnesota Vikings127055.0154000.0003
2015Minnesota Vikings146854.0143.513232.03207
2016Minnesota Vikings167037.0332000.0004
2017Minnesota Vikings167552.0231000.0006
2018Minnesota Vikings135539.0163000.0002
2019Minnesota Vikings147954.0251.5122.0204
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014Minnesota Vikings12002032731
2015Minnesota Vikings1400300000
2016Minnesota Vikings1600101010
2017Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2018Minnesota Vikings1300100000
2019Minnesota Vikings14001011910
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