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36 Budda Baker SS

Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
39%23%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
141022.0011

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Cardinals' Budda Baker: Moving back to free safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker likely will play free safety under new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Baker played most of his snaps as a strong safety and slot cornerback in 2018, allowing him to pile up 102 tackles (78 solo) and two sacks in 14 games. He expects to have more interception chances playing further away from the line of scrimmage, but his role change could leave fellow safety D.J. Swearinger as the more reliable IDP option in the Arizona secondary.

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Cardinals' Budda Baker: Logs first 100-tackle season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker compiled 102 tackles (78 solo), two sacks, two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown) and one forced fumble in 14 games during the 2018 season.

Since locking down a starting role at strong safety in Week 11 of his rookie year in 2017, Baker has averaged 7.4 tackles per game across his 20 starts, which translates to a shade over 118 for a 16-game slate. The preceding includes sitting out Weeks 11 and 12 of this season with a knee injury and being listed on Cardinals practice reports for the final five weeks. With renewed health in 2019, Baker again will be an IDP consideration in most formats.

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Cardinals' Budda Baker: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.

Baker returned to practice in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday after failing to participate Wednesday, so he'll be healthy enough to start at strong safety next to Antoine Bethea.

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Cardinals' Budda Baker: Questionable for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Baker was unable to practice Wednesday but managed to practice in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday. The Washington product was able to play through the injury last week en route to four tackles (solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 47 defensive snaps. If Baker isn't able to suit up, Rudy Ford would be next in line for work in the secondary.

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Cardinals' Budda Baker: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Lions, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

According to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, Baker completed a pregame warmup, after which he must have gained clearance from the Cardinals' training staff in order to play. While he put in just one limited practice during Week 14 prep, Baker shouldn't have a problem earning snaps in a secondary that regularly uses five (or more) defensive backs. On the season, he's averaged eight tackles per game while tallying one defensive touchdown.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18WAS0000
29/16/18LAR0000
39/23/18CHI00.500
49/30/18SEA0000
510/7/18SF01.000
610/14/18MIN1000
710/18/18DEN0000
810/28/18SF00.500
1011/11/18KC0000
1111/18/18OAK0000
1211/25/18LAC0000
1312/2/18GB0000
1412/9/18DET0001
1512/16/18ATL0000
1612/23/18LAR0000
1712/30/18SEA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Arizona Cardinals167458.0161000.0007
2018Arizona Cardinals1410278.0242000.0001
TOTAL30176136.0403000.0008
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Arizona Cardinals1600201010
2018Arizona Cardinals14001023421
TOTAL30003033431
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/195
Birthdate:
1/10/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Bellevue, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: