player photo

55 Anthony Barr OLB

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats

Player Updates

May 24, 2021 11:32 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Returns to practice field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (pectoral) participated in Monday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Barr only appeared in two games last season before suffering a pectoral tear, but it appears that his rehab has concluded without any setbacks. While the Vikings could still take it easy with Barr during the lead up to training camp, all indications are that he's healthy and will be ready to handle his usual every-down role by Week 1. Back in 2019, Barr played a 14-game slate while notching 79 tackles (54 solo), 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups and one interception.

March 15, 2021 02:12 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Restructuring contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (pectoral) and the Vikings are working on a restructured contract that will reduce his $12.3 million base salary but make him a free agent in 2022, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

While the exact monetary details of this restructured deal haven't come out yet, this move will help address Minnesota's salary cap crunch while shaving two years off Barr's current deal, allowing him to hit free agency again at age 30. Barr hasn't played since tearing his pectoral muscle Week 2 of the 2020 season.

March 11, 2021 01:32 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Recovering from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr is on track in his recovery from pectoral surgery, according to Minnesota GM Rick Spielman, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Barr tore his pectoral muscle during Week 2's game against the Colts and missed the remainder of the 2020 campaign due to his injury. Per the report, the 28-year-old is "doing fine in his rehab" and once fully healthy, the starting outside linebacker -- who logged 79 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 14 games in 2019 -- will look to re-establish himself as one of the Vikings' key defensive players.

September 22, 2020 12:20 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to the Colts and has been ruled out for the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Barr exited Week 2's loss to the Colts in the first half and was ruled out quickly. Tests have revealed that he has a season-ending injury and will be placed on IR as a result. This is a major loss to a Vikings defense that has struggled through two weeks, as Barr is an every-down player that produced a career-high 79 tackles last season. Either Ryan Connelly or Troy Dye will likely start at strong-side linebacker moving forward.

September 20, 2020 02:00 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (shoulder) is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Colts.

It's unclear how Barr suffered the injury, but the fact that he was immediately classified as doubtful is certainly a negative sign. As long as Barr is sidlined, Ryan Connelly and Troy Dye would be in line to see an uptick in usage.

September 15, 2020 12:12 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Six tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr had six total tackles but also drew key offside penalty in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers used Barr's penalty to complete a long pass on a free play. Barr had one hurry, according to Pro Football Focus, but he was unable to be disruptive in the pass rush due to Green Bay focusing on quick passes. Barr should have better stats later in the season, but he may not be able to rush the passer as frequently if the secondary continues to struggle.

August 28, 2020 10:40 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Full speed ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr (undisclosed) participated in team drills during Friday's practice.

Barr has been watching practice from the sidelines since Sunday, but he looked back to normal during Friday's session. The 28-year-old is locked into the starting strong-side linebacker role in 2020 after posting a career-high 79 tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups and an interception last season.

August 23, 2020 05:44 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Present, not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr was present for Sunday's practice but did not participate, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It remains to be seen whether Barr's absence is injury-related or simply a scheduled rest day. The veteran linebacker is primed to reprise a starting role for the Vikings this season.

August 3, 2020 05:28 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr has been activated from the Vikings' reserve/COVID-19 list.

The 28-year-old linebacker will now be able to return to his starting role in the Vikings defense, on the heels of recording a career-high 79 tackles in 14 games for the team in 2019.

July 30, 2020 06:08 PM
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Placed on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barr has been placed on the Vikings' reserve/COVID-19 list, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Barr landing on the list means he either tested positive for COVID-19 or came into close contact with a carrier. The 28-year-old linebacker is slated to work in a starting role for the Vikings in 2020, on the heels of logging a career-high 79 tackles in 14 games for the team last season.

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.

Fantasy Points By Week


















1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Game Log
Sun 09/13vs GBL 34-4360600000
Sun 09/20@ INDL 11-2800000000
Career Defensive Stats
Total8787423 297.0126 1523432126
Player Video

Player Info

South Bend, IN
NFL Experience: