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54 Lavonte David OLB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Stats
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67%60%
Key Stats
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Player Updates

January 8, 2020 11:16 AM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Productive in 3-4 scheme
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David totaled 123 tackles (82 solo), one sack, one interception, seven defensed passes, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 16 games in 2019.

The Buccaneers endured a disappointing campaign in many ways, but David's individual play was certainly not to blame. The veteran linebacker actually seemed rejuvenated while operating in coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme for the first time, posting his best tackle and defensed passes totals since the 2015 season, while also logging a full 16 games for the first time in the past three campaigns. David also lowered the completion percentage he allowed on passes on which he was a primary defender from 2018's 75.6 percent to 53.4 percent, corroborating that his above-average cover skills are arguably as strong as ever. With no signs of slowing down, David could be even better in his age-30 season in 2020 now that he has a year of seasoning in the scheme.

December 22, 2019 04:56 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Forces fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David logged 10 tackles (eight solo) and forced a fumble in Saturday's 23-20 loss to the Texans.

David has logged no fewer than five tackles in any game this season, but this was his first double-digit effort since Week 8. He's forced a fumble in consecutive games.

December 16, 2019 02:48 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Ties for team lead in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David recorded eight tackles (seven solo), one defended pass and one forced fumble during Sunday's win over the Lions.

David matched teammate Sean Murphy-Bunting with eight total tackles during the Week 15 win. The veteran linebacker has now surpassed 100 tackles for a third straight season. He's a safe bet to rack up continued production as a run stopper against the Texans in Week 16.

December 10, 2019 06:32 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Posts six tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David had six tackles (three solo) and one quarterback hit during Sunday's 38-35 win over the Colts.

David once again played every defensive snap Sunday and has missed only a handful of plays all season. The 29-year-old has reached double-digit tackles only once in 2019, but his consistency -- at least five tackles in every game -- provides a quality floor as an IDP option.

December 4, 2019 01:36 AM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Active in Week 13 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David registered seven tackles (four solo), including one for loss, and also defensed one pass in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

David tied position mate Devin White for the team lead in tackles while also defensing a pass for the second consecutive contest. The veteran linebacker has at least six tackles in seven straight contests, and he's now eclipsed 90 stops in three consecutive seasons.

November 26, 2019 05:48 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Registers eight tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David made eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 35-22 win over the Falcons.

David has not failed to reach five tackles in a game this season and has eight in four of his last five. He's a good bet for continued tackle production Week 13 against Jacksonville.

November 19, 2019 11:44 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Another strong tackle tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David posted six tackles (five solo) in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

David tied with multiple teammates for second in tackles on the night, and he's now recorded at least six stops in five consecutive games. The veteran is averaging a solid 7.6 tackles per contest overall, and he also boasts an interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery apiece. David is making less impact plays overall during his first year in Todd Bowles' 3-4 defense, but he remains a solid IDP asset due to his consistent tackling.

November 12, 2019 10:08 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Productive day against Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David registered eight tackles (six solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Cardinals.

David continues to be a stalwart for the Buccaneers' defensive unit, having recorded 25 more tackles than anyone else on the team so far this season. The veteran is on track for another 100-tackle season, barring an injury, and is a big reason Tampa Bay is the NFL's No. 1 rushing defense through 10 weeks. Up next is a matchup with the Saints in Week 11.

November 5, 2019 09:00 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Records first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David had nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks.

David has come out of Tampa Bay's Week 7 bye firing with 21 tackles (13 solo), a sack and a pass defensed in the last two games. The veteran linebacker has played every defensive snap for the Buccaneers since missing a handful of plays in the season opener.

October 29, 2019 02:52 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Stacks up 12 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David posted 12 tackles (six solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Titans.

This was David's first double-digit tackle performance of the year. If he can keep up his current pace -- 53 stops through seven games -- David will eclipse 100 tackles for the seventh time in his eight-year career. As long as he stays healthy, there's no reason that isn't achievable since the 29-year-old hasn't left the field on defense since Week 1.

October 16, 2019 11:52 AM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Another six stops in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David finished with six tackles (five solo), including one for loss, in the Buccaneers' 37-26 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

David boosted his tackle total by one over his Week 5 effort against the Saints while logging another robust 66-snap workload. The veteran linebacker is averaging just under seven stops per game, which put him on pace for his third straight campaign with triple-digit tackles. He's also boosted his pass coverage by forcing a near 18-percent drop in completion percentage against him over last season (57.9, compared to 75.6) and has already recorded his first interception since 2016.

October 9, 2019 12:24 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Solid showing in Week 5 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David recorded five tackles (all solo) and one quarterback hit in the Buccaneers' 31-24 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

David had a decent game from an IDP perspective, although his tackle tally actually qualified as a season low. The veteran linebacker has largely proven a good fit for coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 defense thus far, having notched no fewer than seven stops in any game prior to Sunday's and already having collected a pair of defensed passes and one interception.

September 30, 2019 06:40 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Grabs pick in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David recorded seven total tackles, one pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's win over the Rams.

David's pick Sunday was his first forced turnover of the season and was his first interception since the 2016 campaign. The 29-year-old has logged 30 total tackles through four games in 2019 and will look to build off his momentum next week against New Orleans.

September 24, 2019 08:16 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Piles up tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David finished Sunday's loss to the Giants with nine tackles (four solo).

David logged 65 snaps in Sunday's defeat, 14 fewer than his Week 2 total, but the 29-year-old linebacker still led the Buccaneers with nine tackles. In addition to pacing the team in stops, David finished the game with both a pass deflection and a quarterback hit.

September 14, 2019 04:00 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Another solid tackle total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David logged seven tackles (two solo) in the Buccaneers' 20-14 win over the Panthers on Thursday.

David came through with his second seven-tackle tally in as many games to open the new season, although he played a complementary role on a greater percentage of those stops than usual. The veteran linebacker seems to have quickly hit his stride in coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme and has also allowed just one completion over the first four attempts that have come his way while in primary coverage over the first two games.

September 9, 2019 11:28 AM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Thrives in new scheme
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David recorded seven tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 31-17 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

David had limited experience with coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme this summer, as an early-August procedure to address a torn meniscus curtailed his training camp and wiped out his entire preseason. However, the veteran linebacker was ready to roll for the opener and didn't miss a beat, checking in second in tackles on the afternoon to safety Jordan Whitehead. Fantasy managers holding David in IDP leagues have to be encouraged by the prospect of what the 29-year-old might be capable of the more game reps he gets in the new defense.

September 6, 2019 12:36 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

David appears back to full health after undergoing minor knee surgery early August. The star veteran will suit up alongside rookie first-round pick Devin White and solidify Tampa Bay's interior linebacker group versus San Francisco.

September 7, 2019 01:12 AM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Full go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

David underwent a minor knee procedure in early August and appears getting healthy just in time for Sunday's season opener. David and rookie first-rounder Devin White will man the Buccaneers' interior linebacker corps as they look to improve on last season's 5-11 record.

September 5, 2019 01:24 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Limited showing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David (knee) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice.

The veteran seems to be still recovering from a knee procedure to address a torn meniscus in early August but is making strides toward a return. That fact that David was able to practice in some capacity bodes well for his chances to suit up Sunday. Expect the team to continue to update his status as Week 1 draws closer.

August 31, 2019 01:56 PM
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Nearing return to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

David (knee) is expected to resume practicing next Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

David underwent a procedure to address a torn meniscus in his left knee earlier in August and appears to be recovering on schedule. There's optimism that Davis will be ready to go Week 1, and a return to practice Tuesday would likely be essential to that timetable. When healthy, the veteran linebacker projects as a top-end option in IDP formats.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020TB00000000000
2019TB1616123824111262607
2018TB141412094263.500002
2017TB13131027725000011
2016TB161687672051151513
2015TB16161478562331920113
2014TB141414510144100003
2013TB16161451063965873209
2012TB16161391122721272705
Total1211211008 724.0284 22.51117432345
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/233
Birthdate:
1/23/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
Nebraska
NFL Experience:
9
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