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41 Zach Cunningham ILB

Houston Texans

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%1%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
13621.5001

Player Updates

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Texans' Zach Cunningham: Leads in tackles Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham had a team-leading nine tackles and half a sack in Sunday's 26-16 loss to San Francisco.

Cunningham recorded a sack for the second straight week and played all 73 defensive snaps. The rookie remained at inside linebacker despite the return of veteran Brian Cushing from a 10-game suspension. He's tied for second on the team with 62 tackles (32 solo, 30 assists), which is good for him, but on the low end for linebackers (52nd).

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Texans' Zach Cunningham: Makes first career sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham had four tackles (three solo) and one sack against the Titans on Sunday.

The rookie second-round pick played all 54 defensive snaps Sunday, and he was able to add a bonus sack for fantasy owners that summoned him. Still, he's averaging just 4.4 tackles per game, which keeps him on the low end of linebackers.

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Texans' Zach Cunningham: Records five tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham racked up five tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.

Cunningham has yet to record a sack this season, but he has been relatively consistent in the tackle department. The rookie did his work across 37 snaps (64.0 percent).

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Texans' Zach Cunningham: Starts Wednesday's preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham started in place of the injured Bernardrick McKinney (undisclosed) in Wednesday's 27-17 loss to Carolina in preseason Week 1.

Cunningham led the Texans with seven tackles, including four solo. The Texans have a good track record in drafting linebackers and they feel Cunningham, a 2017 second-rounder out of Vanderbilt, will be another good one. He can play both inside and outside while being able to drop into coverage when needed.

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Texans' Zach Cunningham: Can play both inside and outside
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham is seen as a versatile linebacker that can play both inside and outside, according to Houston head coach Bill O'Brien, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "Versatility is key for us. Zach was a very productive tackler at Vanderbilt," said O'Brien.

Cunningham sees himself as an inside linebacker but he'll need to get bigger to man that spot in the NFL. O'Brien feels he can play on special teams immediately and serve as depth at inside linebacker where he can be groomed by veteran Brian Cushing for an eventual starting job alongside Bernardrick McKinney. Athleticism is Cunningham's greatest asset. He covers ground, is adept at pursuing, and could probably step in right away as a third-down backer.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
29/14/17CIN0000
39/24/17NE0000
810/29/17SEA0000
1111/19/17ARI0000
1312/3/17TEN01.000
1412/10/17SF00.500
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/17/17@ JAC1:00 pm
1612/25/17PIT4:30 pm
1712/31/17@ IND1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Houston Texans136232.0301.5000.0003
TOTAL136232.0301.5000.0003
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Houston Texans1300100000
TOTAL1300100000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
12/12/1994
Age:
23
Hometown:
Pinson, AL, USA
School:
Vanderbilt
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: