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44 Kyzir White OLB

Los Angeles Chargers

Fantasy Stats
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36%26%
Key Stats
GPTCKLSACKSINTTDSFF
6520.5000

Player Updates

October 27, 2020 08:32 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: First career sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White recorded seven tackles (two solo) and split a sack during Sunday's 39-29 win against the Jaguars.

White managed to split his first career sack with defensive end Isaac Rochell during the fourth quarter. While this was certainly a nice moment, it was surprising to see Kenneth Murray play all 100 percent of the defensive snaps, with White only registering 81, and what's worse, Sunday was the first time White did not register double-digit tackles since Week 2. The two have essentially flip-flopped the respective snap counts throughout the season, although both have been a critical factor in the improving Chargers defense. For now, the 24-year-old remains a consistently solid IDP asset.

October 13, 2020 11:16 AM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Posts 15 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White registered 15 tackles (10 solo) in the 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints on Monday.

White currently ranks sixth among linebackers (45) in tackles through five weeks, with Monday's contest amounting to the third straight game with at least 10 tackles for the third-year linebacker. At this point, it's clear White is among the more valuable IDP assets in the league and he could be due for an interception in the near future given his role as an underneath coverage option.

October 6, 2020 07:24 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Tallies 10 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White recorded 10 tackles and one pass defended in the team's Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers.

White tied for the team lead in tackles, reaching double digits for the second consecutive contest. Unsurprisingly, he was a key piece of the Chargers' defense, remaining on the field for all 76 snaps.

September 29, 2020 12:48 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Another solid tackling day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White tallied 11 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Panthers.

It was White, not Kenneth Murray, who once again played nearly 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps, cementing the coverage linebacker as a clear option for IDP users even in shallower formats. A suspect run defense as of late could force the Chargers to reconfigure their starting lineup, but those changes likely won't impact White, who appears locked in as the team's preferred three-down linebacker.

September 22, 2020 01:24 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Sees major playing-time boost
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White registered nine (five solo) tackles in Sunday's overtime loss to the Chiefs.

There was some thought Denzel Perryman would return to IDP prominence after nominal starter, Drue Tranquill (ankle), was placed on season-ending injured reserve last week, but it was White who ended up playing the entirety of Sunday's contest. Considering White's prowess as a pass-coverage linebacker, the playing-time breakdown shouldn't be too surprising, but it does reinforce the fact White should be considered in most deeper IDP formats moving forward.

February 1, 2020 05:36 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Pushing for larger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White recorded 40 tackles (25 solo) and an interception across 16 games in the 2019 season.

After injuries cut White's rookie campaign short, the linebacker put together a relatively impressive second season despite playing less than 400 total snaps. Regarded as one of the more nimble linebackers in the NFL, White's speed was evident, especially when dropping back into coverage, a fact that eventually pushed nominal starting middle linebacker Denzel Perryman into a two-down role. Weighing just 218 pounds, the 23-year-old doesn't have the prototypical size to be an everyday middle linebacker at the moment, but with the possibility of Perryman becoming a cap casualty this offseason, the pressure might be on White to bulk up in preparation for a larger workload in 2020.

October 8, 2019 10:00 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Interception in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White recorded two tackles (one solo), an interception and a pass defensed across 34 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

White injected life into the Chargers for a brief moment in the third quarter, intercepting a Joe Flacco pass and setting up the Bolts with a 1st-and-goal situation. After only playing in a combined 20 snaps over the past two games, White saw a major jump in productivity Sunday. Whether he sees as much playing time this week against the Steelers remains to be seen.

September 9, 2019 12:24 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Records nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White posted nine tackles (eight solo) and a tackle for a loss in the win Sunday over the Colts.

White and linebacker Thomas Davis easily outpaced their positional colleagues in terms of snaps, with the only other linebacker to see playing time on defense, Uchenna Nwosu, registering 14 snaps. This shouldn't come as a surprise to those that watched the second-year linebacker perform last season, as White picked up 17 tackles in just three games his rookie year before a season-ending knee injury in Week 4. White's abilities as a coverage linebacker should afford him plenty of time on the field even when the Chargers transition to dime and quarter personnel, something that frequently occurred Sunday, but he's still a clear rung behind the veteran Davis, who played all 63 snaps in the win.

August 27, 2019 03:00 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Makes return in preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) picked up one tackle in the team's preseason loss Saturday to the Seahawks.

White will likely split time with Jatavis Brown, Thomas Davis and even safety Adrian Phillips throughout a given game, but the second-year linebacker did play 20 snaps in Saturday's preseason contest so he'll clearly still be a factor defensively. A superb coverage linebacker, White might cede time to Davis on early downs, but his expertise in obvious passing situations might create opportunities for tackles. He'll need to prove it on a consistent basis before garnering any sort of shallow IDP-league interest, but the opportunity could be there for White, who had recorded 17 tackles in three games before a season-ending injury ruined his rookie campaign.

July 5, 2019 11:20 AM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Likely ready for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, Eric D. Williams reports.

White was one of three prominent Chargers linebackers to hit the injured list by the end of the season, prompting the team to largely utilize a bevy of secondary players in the front seven, particularly in the team's playoff win over the Ravens. While Denzel Perryman (knee) and Jatavis Brown (knee) project as the obvious candidates for the respective starting inside linebackers, White's above-average prowess in coverage should afford him plenty of snaps, as evidenced by the opening three games of his inaugural season in which he was on the field at least 70 percent of the time.

April 4, 2019 01:24 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Could be ready for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Tom Telesco said White (knee) will "hopefully" be ready sometime during OTAs, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

White was limited to only three games last season after undergoing what was described as a minor knee procedure in early October. The Chargers like the 22-year-old's upside and expect to utilize him at all three linebacker positions in 2019.

February 28, 2019 03:32 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: In contention for multiple linebacker spots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White, who is still recovering from a regular-season knee injury, is expected to play at all three linebacker positions in 2019, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

That includes middle linebacker, which could be particularly enticing for IDP owners if Denzel Perryman, an unrestricted free agent, doesn't wind up returning to the Chargers. Either way, the versatile linebacker is expected to have an impact after a rookie season which saw White only record 17 tackles in three games before succumbing to the aforementioned knee injury.

December 17, 2018 05:20 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Unlikely to return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) is eligible to come off injured reserved but is unlikely to be activated, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

White could rejoin the team in advance or during a potential playoff run, but he apparently needs more time to recover from October's knee surgery. The surgery was originally described as minor and wasn't expected to sideline the 22-year-old for long, but it looks as though the rookie linebacker will finish 2018 with 17 combined tackles and an interception in three games.

November 3, 2018 03:44 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers placed White (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.

White hadn't seen game action since Week 3, as the recovery from minor knee surgery he underwent in early October apparently didn't go as planned, which brings his 2018 season to an early end. Uchenna Nwosu is currently the only outside linebacker on the roster besides starters Jatavis Brown and Kyle Emanuel.

November 2, 2018 06:24 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

White will miss his fifth consecutive game due to a lingering knee injury, and will continue to progress in his recovery from the surgical procedure he underwent in early October. The rookie fourth-round pick will focus his attention on Los Angeles' matchup against the Raiders in Week 10.

November 1, 2018 04:48 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Likely to sit out Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) is considered unlikely to play Sunday at Seattle, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

White hasn't seen game action since Week 3 and is still recovering from a minor knee surgery he required in early October. With the 22-year-old opening Week 9 preparations as a non-participant in practice, he'll need to demonstrate significant progress in the next two days to have any shot of playing Sunday.

October 19, 2018 11:52 AM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Out Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans in London.

White underwent minor knee surgery in early October and has yet to return to practice. The 22-year-old will have the Chargers' bye week to recover and hopefully return for the Week 9 game at Seattle.

October 12, 2018 08:44 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Won't return Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

White underwent minor knee surgery at the start of October, but he isn't expected to require an extended absence. The 22-year-old did not practice this week, but he'll hopefully make some more progress before Week 7.

October 1, 2018 09:16 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Undergoes minor surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) underwent minor knee surgery and will not play in Sunday's game against the Raiders, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Head coach Anthony Lynn noted that while the rookie will miss his second straight contest, White should be back on the field sooner rather than later. In his absence, look for Jatavis Brown to continue to see increased reps on defense.

September 28, 2018 04:24 PM
Chargers' Kyzir White: Sidelined for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

White (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

White injured his knee in Thursday's practice and was unable to return to the field for Friday's session. The severity of his situation is yet to be determined. White's absence opens a window for Uchenna Nwosu to see an uptick in playing time.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ CINW 16-1311200000
Sun 09/20vs KCL 20-2352700000
Sun 09/27vs CARL 16-21831100000
Sun 10/04@ TBL 31-38821000100
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020LAC655234180.500001
2019LAC167402515010002
2018LAC3317125019902
Total2515109 71.038 0.529905
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/216
Birthdate:
3/24/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Plainfield, NJ, USA
School:
West Virginia
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: