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Joe Walker LB

San Francisco 49ers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16650001

Player Updates

March 24, 2020 07:08 PM
49ers' Joe Walker: Inks deal with San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers and Walker agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Walker kicked off last season primarily as a special-teamer but eventually took over for Haason Reddick at inside linebacker, notching 56 tackles and one forced fumbled over the final nine games. In San Francisco, Walker will be behind a formidable LB trio of Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw and Kwon Alexander (biceps), likely relegating him to special teams yet again with the chance to elevate in the event of an injury.

January 13, 2020 05:52 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Develops into starter in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker notched 65 tackles (41 solo) and forced one fumble in 16 games during the 2019 campaign.

Walker was a seventh-round pick of the Eagles in 2016 and landed in Arizona in September of 2018 after his original team waived him. Solely a special-teamer last season, he worked his way into a regular role this past fall, supplanting Haason Reddick as a starting inside linebacker Week 7 and holding onto the job thereafter. Walker's output was inconsistent, as he reached double-digit tackles on two occasions but also fell shy of six stops five times over the last 10 games. Walker is an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, so he'll only be able to sign with the Cardinals if the team opts to tender him a contract.

December 20, 2019 04:12 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Logs full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (rib) practiced fully Thursday, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

After being limited during Wednesday's session, Walker practiced fully Thursday and appears all set to take the field for Sunday's divisional clash with the Seahawks. The linebacker compiled seven tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble against the Browns in Week 15.

December 19, 2019 12:32 AM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Nursing rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker has a rib injury and was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker had seven tackles and a forced fumble during Sunday's win over the Browns, but he apparently picked up the rib injury at some point. The 27-year-old still seems like a solid bet to play Week 16 since he was still able to practice in some capacity.

December 17, 2019 09:36 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Accrues seven tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker emerged from Sunday's 38-24 victory against the Browns with seven tackles (five solo) and one forced fumble.

Walker didn't tally a tackle until the second quarter, but once he was on the ledger, he didn't stop. He culminated his day with a fourth-quarter hit on Ricky Seals-Jones that caused the tight end to cough up the ball and resulted in a recovery and 24-yard return by teammate Jalen Thompson. The play set up the Cardinals' drive to its final three points of the game, and Walker left it having accumulated 39 tackles (29 solo) over the last eight games, all of them starts at inside linebacker.

December 15, 2019 02:44 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Ready to face Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker has slowly taken over the starting inside linebacker role this year, playing every snap over the last two weeks. The fourth-year pro recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) over the last two weeks, and he'll be tasked with slowing down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in this contest.

December 13, 2019 11:20 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Limited again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker was able to put in limited practices all week. Tanner Vallejo saw his first snaps of the season Week 14 and could be called on to fill in if the 27-year-old is forced to sit.

December 11, 2019 07:36 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to an injury to his ribs.

Walker tallied seven solo tackles during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, but may have picked up a ribs injury despite playing all 60 of the Cardinals' defensive snaps. If Walker's status for Week 15 against the Browns remains uncertain, Tanner Vallejo and Dennis Gardeck could be asked to prepare for additional reps.

November 1, 2019 03:56 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Reaches double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker had 11 tackles (eight solo) in Thursday's loss to the 49ers.

Walker's production is impressive considering he played only 57 percent of the defensive snaps Thursday. The 26-year-old entered the season with only 17 tackles in 26 career games, but he's earned his way into a starting role in the Cardinals' base defense.

November 1, 2019 11:16 AM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Increased work on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker has earned the starting role in Arizona's base defense, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker will start at inside linebacker during base formations, while Haasan Reddick still stands to play a rotational role in coverage and during blitzes. In Week 8's loss to the Saints, Walker played 65 snaps compared to Reddick's 36 snaps. Walker could have more weekly consistency notching tackles in his larger role, so he's worth monitoring in IDP formats.

September 19, 2018 08:32 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Signs with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker signed a contract with Arizona on Wednesday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker was signed from the Eagles' practice squad, having logged 10 tackles for Philadelphia in 2017. The 25-year-old should slot in as a depth middle linebacker and special-teams contributer for the Cardinals.

September 4, 2018 07:04 PM
Joe Walker: Let go by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was waived by the Eagles on Sunday.

Walker logged 10 tackles for the Eagles in 2017, seeing roughly 100 snaps on both defense and special teams. The Oregon product will become an unrestricted free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

August 17, 2018 01:04 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Appears clear of neck injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) recorded two tackles (one solo) and played 26 defensive snaps in Thursday's presason game against the Patriots.

Walker landed on injured reserve with a neck injury last December but is now clear of the issue. The 25-year-old also had 19 special team snaps, where he is likely to contribute in addition to being a rotational middle linebacker.

December 31, 2017 12:12 AM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles placed Walker on injured reserve Friday with a neck injury, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.

Walker missed some time with a neck injury earlier this season and didn't appear on the injury report this week until he sat out Friday's session. Cornerback Sidney Jones (Achilles) is likely to be activated from the Non-Football Injury list, and Dannell Ellerbe should be the Eagles' primary option at middle linebacker.

December 13, 2017 10:12 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Full participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) was a full participant at the Eagles Wednesday.

Walker missed the last two games with the neck injury but appears on track to return for Sunday's game against the Giants. The 25-year-old should return to the role of starting middle linebacker for the Eagles.

December 10, 2017 03:08 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Will be sidelined Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Walker will miss his second consecutive game since being named the starting middle linebacker in the wake of Jordan Hicks' season-ending Achilles injury. The Eagles have gotten creative without their top-two middle linebackers, and no individual replacement has logged enough snaps to be fantasy relevant.

December 9, 2017 03:20 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Questionable for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Walker, who was sidelined for the Eagles' Week 13 tilt against Seattle, logged a trio of full practices this week, as the neck injury appears to have subsided for the most part. An update on his official status in Week 14 should become available prior to game time.

December 6, 2017 09:48 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Returns in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) was a full participant at the Eagles' practice Wednesday.

Walker suffered a stinger in Week 12 and was unable to play in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but is starting this week of practice trending in the right direction. Assuming the 24-year-old avoids a setback in practice this week, he should slot back in as starting middle linebacker against the Rams on Sunday.

December 4, 2017 10:32 AM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Sitting out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Walker wasn't fully able to settle into his role as the starting middle linebacker before he was injured in Week 12 against the Bears. Veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who has been on the Eagles roster for less than a month, likely will slot in as the starter and could be due for a solid stat line.

December 1, 2017 02:32 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Still on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Walker left Week 12's game against the Bears with a stinger, and the issue is still nagging him at the end of the week. With Jordan Hicks (Achilles) on injured reserve, Walker is now the Eagles' top middle linebacker, so if he can play, expect him to have a chance at posting solid numbers.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/8/19DET0000
29/15/19BAL0000
39/22/19CAR0000
49/29/19SEA0000
510/6/19CIN0000
610/13/19ATL0000
710/20/19NYG0000
810/27/19NO0000
910/31/19SF0000
1011/10/19TB0000
1111/17/19SF0000
1312/1/19LAR0000
1412/8/19PIT0000
1512/15/19CLE0001
1612/22/19SEA0000
1712/29/19LAR0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Philadelphia Eagles000.000000.0000
2017Philadelphia Eagles12106.040000.0001
2018Arizona Cardinals1475.020000.0000
2018Philadelphia Eagles000.000000.0000
2019Arizona Cardinals166541.0240000.0000
TOTAL428252.0300000.0001
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016Philadelphia Eagles000000000
2017Philadelphia Eagles1200000000
2018Arizona Cardinals1400000000
2018Philadelphia Eagles000000000
2019Arizona Cardinals1600100000
TOTAL4200100000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/236
Birthdate:
12/11/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
San Pedro, CA, USA
School:
Oregon
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: