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32 Budda Baker SS

Arizona Cardinals

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89%84%
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December 3, 2019 08:12 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Huge tackling day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker made 12 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Rams.

Baker has recorded 61 tackles in his last five contests. The third-year pro has already notched a career-high 110 tackles on the year, and he continues to perform strongly as a run stopper. He'll look to keep up his momentum against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

November 18, 2019 10:16 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Another dozen-plus tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded 13 tackles during Sunday's 36-26 loss to the 49ers.

Baker just keeps on churning out high tackle numbers and is now up to 98 on the year. While the Washington product admittedly leaves something to be desired in his peripheral stats, Baker will continue to rank among the top defensive backs in all IDP formats as long as he stays healthy.

November 12, 2019 03:44 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Another 10 tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker compiled 10 tackles (nine solo), two pass defenses, one QB hit and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 30-27 loss at Tampa Bay.

Yet again, Baker played 100 percent of the defensive snaps, marking the seventh time he's done so in 10 games this season. After his third consecutive double-digit tackle outing as well, Baker leads all defensive backs in the category and is fourth overall in the NFL. With the 49ers on tap this Sunday, Baker will attempt to replicate his 13-tackle performance against them from Week 9.

November 1, 2019 11:04 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Another big tackling day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded 13 tackles (11 solo) and three defended passes during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the 49ers.

Baker has now logged two consecutive games with more than 10 tackles. The third-year pro has played more than 95 percent of snaps on defense in every game this season and is averaging 8.4 tackles per contest, making him an every-week starter in IDP formats.

October 29, 2019 02:20 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Tackling machine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker made 14 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 31-9 loss to the Saints.

Baker served as the Cardinals' leading tackler in this contest, and he's averaging 7.9 stops per contest. He hasn't left the field on defense in three straight weeks, and his continued full snap count puts him in a good position to maintain IDP value Thursday against the run-heavy 49ers.

October 23, 2019 01:36 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Another eight tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker had eight tackles (four solo), a half-tackle for loss and one pass defensed during Sunday's 27-21 road win versus the Giants.

Baker opened the season on a tear, with 19 tackles in the first two games, only to manage just four or five stops in each of the ensuing three contests. He's bounced back with consecutive eight-tackle outings, but his first sack and defensive TD of the season still await after totaling three and one, respectively, across the first 30 appearances of his career.

October 7, 2019 06:00 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Supplies just four tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker racked up four tackles (two solo) during Sunday's 26-23 victory at Cincinnati.

Baker opened the season with back-to-back strong efforts en route to 19 total tackles, but he's managed just 14 (nine solo) over the last three games. Perhaps the presence of offseason addition Jordan Hicks (54 tackles, third in the NFL) is hurting Baker's prospects. Still, Baker is on pace for 100-plus stops and should pick up the occasional sack or turnover, making him a useful IDP out of the Cardinals' secondary.

October 3, 2019 06:00 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Practices fully Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (thigh) put in a full practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

After a brief dalliance as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Baker was back to normal one day later. Through four games, he's in a tie for 10th among NFL defensive backs with 29 tackles. However, he has yet to contribute a turnover or sack after accounting for three and three, respectively, in the first two seasons of his career.

October 3, 2019 06:44 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Pops up on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (thigh) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

It's unclear how Baker picked up the injury, but it was serious enough to force him out of some valuable practice reps. The 2017 second-round pick is coming off a five-tackle performance in Week 4 and has stayed on his last year pace of 29 through four games. If Baker can't suit up for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, Jalen Thompson could be in line for the start at the free safety position.

October 3, 2019 12:44 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Accrues five tackles in Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded five tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 27-10 defeat to the Seahawks.

Baker is matching his tackle pace from last season, with 29 through four games. That's enough to make him a viable IDP on a weekly basis, but he's only made one splash play (a forced fumble) at the quarter mark of the campaign. The Cardinals have the fourth-fewest turnovers (three) in the NFL to date, so Baker and company seemingly are due for an upsurge in takeaways.

September 17, 2019 10:28 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Another solid performance Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded 11 tackles (eight solo) to go along with a forced fumble across 77 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Baker logged another impressive performance in Week 2, as he tied for the team lead in tackles. The third-year pro is proving to be a clear IDP candidate at the safety position.

September 12, 2019 08:56 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Makes eight stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker posted eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 27-27 tie versus the Lions.

Baker had a monster workload, playing all 88 defensive snaps extending into overtime. The third-year pro looks prepared to eclipse last year's mark of 102 tackles as long as he keeps up this snap count, while his IDP prospects look just as promising.

April 12, 2019 10:44 AM
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.

January 5, 2019 05:00 PM
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.

December 16, 2018 12:16 PM
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.

December 14, 2018 04:08 PM
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.

December 9, 2018 03:20 PM
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.

December 7, 2018 04:00 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Trending toward game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Baker has been impacted by lower-body injuries for approximately one month. A knee issue kept him on the sideline Weeks 11 and 12, but he returned to action this past weekend in Green Bay, playing 68 of 76 defensive snaps en route to collecting five tackles. Urban speculated that Baker will be a game-time call this weekend, so the safety's status will be one to watch until the Cardinals are required to post inactives about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff.

December 5, 2018 05:52 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Not practicing to begin week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Baker was able to play through his lingering knee injury during Sunday's win over the Packers, but his Week 14 status nonetheless appears to be in question. The second-year safety will likely need to fully participate in practice on Thursday or Friday in order to suit up against the Lions on Sunday.

December 2, 2018 11:52 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Baker was held out last week due to his knee injury and was questionable entering Sunday's game despite being a full participant at practice Friday. He'll figure to resume his role as a starting safety alongside Antoine Bethea.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/8/19DET0000
29/15/19BAL0001
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
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1412/8/19PIT4:25 pm
1512/15/19CLE4:05 pm
1612/22/19@ SEA4:25 pm
1712/29/19@ LAR4:25 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Arizona Cardinals167458.0161000.0007
2018Arizona Cardinals1410278.0242000.0001
2019Arizona Cardinals1211080.0300000.0006
TOTAL42286216.0703000.00014
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Arizona Cardinals1600201010
2018Arizona Cardinals14001023421
2019Arizona Cardinals1200101010
TOTAL42004043441
 
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Height/Weight:
5-10/195
Birthdate:
1/10/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Bellevue, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
3
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