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55 Jerome Baker OLB

Miami Dolphins

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June 13, 2021 05:24 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Signs three-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker signed a three-year, $39 million extension with the Dolphins on Sunday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Baker's extension includes $28.4 million in guaranteed money. Miami's 2018 third-round pick has been a tackling machine, totaling 126 in 2019 and 112 last season. The linebacker is a key cog in the Dolphins defense and now will be paid as such.

January 7, 2021 10:24 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Another 100-tackle season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker had 112 tackles (70 solo), seven sacks, three defended passes and two forced fumbles through 16 games with the Dolphins in 2020.

Baker once again performed to a high level in IDP fantasy formats, making up for a slight downtick in stops (126 tackles in 2019) with more consistent sack numbers. The 24-year-old played a slightly more specialized role in Miami's linebacker corps in 2020 than he did last season, as exemplified by his defensive snap count decreasing by 225, but his improved efficiency served to effectively supplement his numbers. Baker is set to return to a starting role in 2021, when he'll play out the final year of his rookie contract.

December 21, 2020 02:28 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Closing in on 100 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker made eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.

Baker leads the Dolphins by a comfortable margin with 98 total tackles, and he's added six sacks, which is tied for second on the team. The third-year linebacker continues to make his mark in the NFL, as he's set to eclipse the 100-tackle threshold for a consecutive season.

December 20, 2020 11:56 AM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Baker came into the contest drawing the questionable tag, so it's positive news to see the Ohio State product suiting up. Baker has been strong in a starting role this season, racking up 90 tackles (55 solo), five sacks and a forced fumble. Now healthy, expect Baker to assume his usual starting role at linebacker.

December 18, 2020 10:12 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Deemed questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Baker was absent from the injury report until surfacing as a limited participant Friday. It's always concerning when a player is added late in the practice week, so he's likely a game-time decision for the divisional bout. Fellow starting linebacker Elandon Roberts (chest) is also questionable. If Roberts and Baker -- who leads the Dolphins with 90 tackles -- can't go, Calvin Munson and Kamu Grugier-Hill are the likely candidates to start at inside linebacker.

December 16, 2020 08:44 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Notches 2.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker had eight tackles (five solo) and 2.5 sacks during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs.

The 23-year-old cost the Chiefs 37 yards between the two sacks, as he brought down Patrick Mahomes for a 30-yard loss and a near safety during the first quarter. Baker has been a solid IDP option this season with 89 tackles (55 solo), five sacks and one forced fumble in 13 games.

November 2, 2020 07:16 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Tackling machine in Week 8 upset
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker collected 13 total tackles, one QB hit and one pass deflection during Sunday's 28-17 win against the Rams.

Baker is yet to register an interception or a fumble recovery in his seven appearances this season, though he has been a steady contributor with at least six tackles in all but one of his outings. The 2018 third-round pick also has two sacks on the season, just one shy of his career high with nine games left to go. Baker has really been dialing it up in pass rush of late, recording three QB hits over his past three games played.

October 12, 2020 12:44 AM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Disruptive in upset win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 43-17 win over the 49ers. He also notched one sack and two quarterback hits.

After three relatively quiet games, Baker has finally strung together a performance somewhat resembling his game-wrecking Week 1 showing. The third-year linebacker hasn't yet proven the sort of consistency that would make him a high-end IDP asset, but Baker's upside nonetheless puts him in the conversation as an every-week fantasy option.

September 22, 2020 10:44 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Six tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker racked up six tackles (one solo) in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Bills.

Baker followed up a huge Week 1 performance with a quieter day, but he still played 93-percent of his team's defensive snaps, proving his value to Miami's defensive scheme. Baker and the Dolphins will take on the Jaguars in Week 3.

September 13, 2020 05:12 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Enormous effort in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker notched 16 tackles (13 solo), one sack, one quarterback hit and a forced fumble during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.

Baker led the Dolphins in tackles and looked like the team's clear top linebacker during Sunday's divisional loss. The 2018 third-round pick's consistent tackle numbers already make him a noteworthy IDP asset, so if he's able to continue building momentum as a pass rusher this season, Baker could emerge as a third-year breakout candidate. Of course, it's likely that facing an opposing quarterback as mobile as Cam Newton served to accentuate Baker's tackle and sack opportunities Week 1.

September 9, 2020 03:28 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker is not on Wednesday's injury report, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Baker picked up an undisclosed injury a couple weeks ago, but his name doesn't appear on Miami's first official injury report of the season, so the 2018 third-round pick should be out there for the season opener come Sunday.

August 23, 2020 11:28 AM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Dealing with mystery injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker is battling an undisclosed injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Baker suffered the injury during Friday's practice but walked off the field under his own power. There are still no reports on Baker's condition, but it's concerning that he hasn't returned to the field yet. If he gets back to full health, the 23-year-old linebacker is poised to start again this season after racking up 126 stops, 1.5 and four pass breakups in 2019.

August 3, 2020 05:16 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Activated from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins have activated Baker off the team's reserve/COVID-19 list.

The 2018 third-rounder is thus poised to return to his role as a starting inside linebacker in Miami's defense. It's an assignment that yielded him a fantasy-worthy total of 126 tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks in 2019.

July 31, 2020 04:52 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Going on COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins placed Baker on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

Baker ranked fifth in defensive snap share (96.8 percent) among all linebackers last season, finishing 14th in the NFL with 126 tackles. On top of that, he tallied four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks and one interception. His inclusion on the COVID list implies he either tested positive and has had recent contact with someone who did. Once he's cleared to enter the Dolphins' facilities, Baker will resume manning inside linebacker on a revamped defense.

December 30, 2019 12:48 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Big tackling day in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Patriots.

Baker set career-best marks across the board in 2019, notching a team-high 127 tackles (77 solo), 1.5 sacks, four defended passes, one interception and two forced fumbles. The 2018 third-round pick will likely reprise his role as a starting interior linebacker in Miami come 2020, making him a strong candidate for repeated IDP relevance.

December 27, 2019 05:24 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Patriots, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Baker practiced without restrictions Friday, an indication that he's fully shed the ankle issue that limited him Thursday. The second-year pro is on track to play his usual every-down role in Miami's linebacker corps during Sunday's season finale in New England.

December 26, 2019 04:48 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker was limited in Thursday's practice due to an ankle issue, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Baker wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, so his ankle issue may have been sustained during practice. In any case, there's not yet any reason to worry about his availability for Sunday's divisional contest against the Patriots.

December 24, 2019 12:48 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Another huge tackling day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 38-35 win over the Bengals.

Baker has now notched 12 tackles in two consecutive contests. The second-year pro has already recorded a career-high 118 tackles (71 solo) through 15 games. He'll look to add to that total during Week 17's divisional tilt against the Patriots.

December 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker notched 12 tackles (six solo), one defended pass and one interception during Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.

Baker notched his first interception of the season during Sunday's loss. He also matched his career-best mark for tackles in a single contest. The second-year pro is a solid fantasy option in IDP formats due to his high floor as a run stopper.

December 10, 2019 07:00 PM
Dolphins' Jerome Baker: Totals nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker had nine tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets.

Baker had a relatively quiet Week 13 with only four stops, but he rebounded with solid production against the Jets. The 2018 second-round pick has been a quality IDP producer this season with 95 tackles (58 solo), one sack and one forced fumble through 13 games.

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Game Log
Sun 09/13@ NEL 11-211241610010
Sun 09/20vs BUFL 28-3115600000
Thu 09/24@ JACW 31-1335800100
Sun 10/04vs SEAL 23-3111200000
Sun 10/11@ SFW 43-1761710000
Sun 10/18vs NYJW 24-042600000
Sun 11/01vs LARW 28-17571200200
Sun 11/08@ ARIW 34-3170700000
Sun 11/15vs LACW 29-2131400000
Sun 11/22@ DENL 13-2011200000
Sun 11/29@ NYJW 20-34150.50000
Sun 12/06vs CINW 19-723500000
Sun 12/13vs KCL 27-335492.50000
Sun 12/20vs NEW 22-1271810010
Sat 12/26@ LVW 26-25731010000
Sun 01/03@ BUFL 26-5613400000
Career Defensive Stats
Total4837317 203.0114 11.525934110
Career Punt Return Stats

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Royalton, OH
Ohio State
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