Bates recorded a team-high 111 tackles (73 solo) and seven passes defensed, including three interceptions, in 16 games in 2018.
Bates impressed from Week 1 on after joining the Bengals as a second-round pick last year. He proved to be on the Cincinnati's best defenders, providing run and pass support consistently while playing 99% of defensive snaps. He figures to be a valuable IDP player in 2019, assuming he can maintain or improve his level of play.
Bates recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Cleveland.
Bates has been impressive in his rookie season, putting up consistent tackle numbers each week. Through 15 games this season he has 108 tackles (71 solo) and five passes defensed, including an interception. He'll look to finish the year strong against the Steelers in Week 17.
Bates recorded seven tackles (four solo) across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
The rookie now leads the team in tackles this season, with 94 (63 solo). The safety has played in 99 percent of the defensive snaps this season and is putting himself on the IDP radar for next season.
Bates recorded 11 tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Saints.
Bates led Cincinnati's defense in tackles during the Week 10 loss. The rookie second-round pick has shown continual growth throughout the 2018 regular season, and will look to log another solid performance against the Ravens on Sunday.
Bates recorded six tackles (four solo) and three passes defensed, including an interception for a touchdown, in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.
Bates' interception was his third of the season. He broke on a Jameis Winston pass and had nothing but grass between him and the endzone. He and the Bengals have a bye coming up before they take on Drew Brees and the Saints in Week 10.