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8 Ja'Whaun Bentley LB

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
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5%1%
Key Stats
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13911.5000

Player Updates

January 14, 2021 03:52 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Records 90 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley finished the 2020 season with 90 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 13 games.

In his third NFL season, the 2018 fifth-rounder saw regular action at inside linebacker, when healthy. Bentley's 2021 fantasy upside hinges largely on what moves the Patriots make to shore up their linebacker corps, as well as whether veteran Dont'a Hightower -- who opted out this past season -- returns to the mix.

January 3, 2021 12:32 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: All clear for Week 17 finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (shoulder) is active heading into Sunday's game against the Jets.

Bentley's shoulder injury forced him to miss his third game of the year Monday night against the Bills, but he's powered through the issue in time for New England's season finale. The 24-year-old enters Sunday's divisional tilt having already established career highs in tackles (83), QB hits (three), sacks (1.5) and pass deflections (two).

January 2, 2021 01:28 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (shoulder) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets.

Bentley's shoulder injury held him out of last week's loss to the Bills. He was subsequently limited at practice all week and looking like a true game-time decision. Anfernee Jennings would presumably draw another start at inside linebacker should Bentley ultimately have to sit out.

December 28, 2020 07:32 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Unavailable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (shoulder) is inactive for Monday's game versus Buffalo.

The 24-year-old picked up the injury during last week's matchup with Miami and will miss at least one game as a result. Anfernee Jennings could start at inside linebacker for New England in Bentley's absence.

December 26, 2020 04:44 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Deemed questionable for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Bills, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Bentley was a limited participant in practice all week after suffering a shoulder injury in last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. The 24-year-old has 83 tackles through 12 games. Anfernee Jennings (shoulder) is the next man up at inside linebacker. He's also considered questionable, so the team may need to call up a linebacker from the practice squad.

December 20, 2020 01:48 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Exits Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (arm) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Miami.

It's unclear how Bentley suffered the injury, but he was forced to exit the contest in the second quarter. The Purdue product has had an outstanding season, racking up 79 tackles (45 solo), 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups through 11 games. As long as Bentley is sidelined, Anfernee Jennings is expected to see an increased snap count.

December 10, 2020 07:32 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Ready for TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) is officially active for Thursday's game against the Rams.

Bentley popped up on the injury report this week after dealing with the lingering groin issue, but he wasn't in danger of missing the contest. Despite seeing just 35 percent of defensive snaps in last week's win over the Chargers, Bentley is expected to handle a starting role at inside linebacker for the game.

December 7, 2020 06:20 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Pops up on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) was a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate.

Bentley missed a pair of games earlier this season due to a groin injury, and it may be lingering, as he logged a season-low 35 percent snap share in Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers. With a short week, his status is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Rams. Anfernee Jennings likely will step in if Bentley can't go.

November 30, 2020 08:48 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Team's top tackler by wide margin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley registered 13 total tackles during Sunday's 20-17 win against the Cardinals.

Not only did Bentley have six more tackles than the Patriots' second-leading player, Terez Hall, but he also saved some of his stops for key moments in Sunday's contest. The 24-year-old helped turn away Kenyan Drake at New England's one-yard line on a 4th-and-goal while the clock expired in the second quarter. Later, he combined with Hall to stop Drake again on a 3rd-and-2 on Arizona's final drive of the game, forcing a 45-yard Zane Gonzalez attempt that would be no good. With nine starts to his name in nine appearances this season, Bentley prepares for a crucial Week 13 matchup against the Chargers.

November 22, 2020 11:56 AM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Ready for Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

The 24-year-old was sidelined the past two games by the groin injury, but he'll be back on the field for Week 11. Besides the game in which he suffered the injury, Bentley has played at least 80 percent of defensive snaps when available for the Patriots this season.

November 15, 2020 07:24 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Won't face Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Bentley was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup after practicing in a limited fashion all week, but he'll ultimately need more time before retaking the field. Terez Hall and Cassh Maluia could see an uptick in defensive snaps with Bentley out.

November 13, 2020 08:12 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Considered questionable for SNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Ravens.

Bentley was able to practice in a limited fashion all week, so he has a good chance to return to action after missing last week's close win over the Jets. The third-year linebacker out of Purdue has made seven starts this season and racked up 45 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups in the process.

November 8, 2020 04:04 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against the Jets.

The 24-year-old was originally considered questionable for Monday's contest after practicing as a limited participant, but he's now been ruled out. Cassh Maluia is expected to start at inside linebacker in Bentley's place.

November 6, 2020 08:44 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Hampered by groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (groin) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Bentley exited last week's game against the Bills with a groin injury, and he's been limited through the first two practices this week. He has one more practice Saturday to upgrade to full participation, otherwise, he'll carry an injury tag into Monday's divisional tilt against the Jets. Cassh Maluia is expected to start at inside linebacker if Bentley can't go.

November 1, 2020 04:00 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Managing groin issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley exited Sunday's loss to the Bills due to a groin injury.

Bentley totaled five tackles and a sack before exiting during the second half. The 24-year-old was considered questionable to return, and the game ended about 10 minutes after the injury was announced.

October 20, 2020 11:40 AM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Records career high in stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley posted 12 tackles and a half-sack in Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Broncos.

Bently was named the Patriots' starting inside linebacker during training camp, and he got off to a modest start to 2020, recording at least four tackles but no more than six stops in each of the first four games. The third-year pro exploded Sunday, though, leading the team in tackles and reaching a new career high in the process. He had plenty of opportunities since the Broncos' running backs carried 32 times, so this performance could be tough to replicate in a different game script.

August 6, 2020 04:16 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Path to playing time opens up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley is in line to see more action in the Patriots defense during the upcoming season, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

With Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts having left via free agency and Donta Hightower having opted out of this season, Bentley looks primed for more reps at inside linebacker in 2020. Most notably, he'll be tasked with replacing Hightower as the Patriots' defensive play-caller. Bentley, who turns 24 later this month, logged 44 tackles in his second season with New England in 2019, but he's bound to see a spike in production in his expanded role and could emerge as a reliable IDP option.

December 8, 2019 03:08 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: All clear Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Bentley logged just limited practice throughout the week, and his status was uncertain. Now that he's officially healthy, Bentley should be a huge boost to the linebacker depth for Week 14.

December 7, 2019 11:12 AM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a knee injury.

Bentley was limited at practice all week and is looking like a true game-time decision. The Patriots are thin at linebacker depth, so Shilique Calhoun could potentially be called to back up inside linebacker as well as the outside should Bentley ultimately be unable to go.

November 8, 2018 01:20 PM
Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bentley (biceps) won't be activated from injured reserve this season, thus ending his 2018 campaign, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

Bentley has been out since Week 3 due to a biceps injury and hasn't seen the field since. The Patriots already used their two IR with designation to return spots on Duke Dawson (hamstring) and Rex Burkhead (neck), so Bentley is the odd man out. In just three games this season, the rookie carved out a nice role with the team, racking up 14 tackles (nine solo) and one interception. Now that Bentley is officially done for the year, John Simon should continue to get extra snaps at linebacker.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs MIAW 21-1132500000
Sun 09/20@ SEAL 30-3514500000
Sun 09/27vs LVW 36-2040400100
Mon 10/05@ KCL 10-2633600100
Sun 10/18vs DENL 12-1884120.50000
Sun 10/25vs SFL 6-3353800000
Sun 11/01@ BUFL 21-2441510000
Mon 11/09@ NYJL 30-2700000000
Sun 11/15@ NEL 17-2300000000
Sun 11/22@ HOUL 20-2714500000
Sun 11/29vs ARIW 20-17681400000
Sun 12/06@ LACW 45-051600000
Thu 12/10@ LARL 3-2454900000
Sun 12/20@ MIAL 12-2213400000
Mon 12/28@ NEL 38-900000000
Sun 01/03vs NYJW 28-1444800000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021NE00000000000
2020NE13139150411.500002
2019NE162442915000001
2018NE321495010001
Total3217149 88.061 1.510004
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/255
Birthdate:
08/24/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Temple Hills, MD
School:
Purdue
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: