Bud Dupree
Bud Dupree
26-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Dupree has recorded 14.5 sacks in 38 games, including a career best six sacks last season. Concerns about his durability after missing nine games in 2017 seems to be a distant memory, and he will again start at outside linebacker for a defensive unit that led the league with 56 sacks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.22 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2015. Steelers exercised $9.23 million team option for 2019 in April of 2018.
Guaranteed $9.2 million in 2019
LBPittsburgh Steelers
March 13, 2019
Dupree's $9.2 million salary for 2019 became guaranteed Wednesday with the start of the new league year, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
ANALYSIS
The Steelers had already exercised the fifth-year option on Dupree's rookie deal last offseason, but the team could have released him prior to Wednesday with few repercussions. With his 2019 contract now locked in, Dupree tentatively ranks as the 16th-highest-paid linebacker in the NFL. He appeared in all 16 games in 2018, logging 42 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2018 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Bud Dupree's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
269 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
42.0 in
 
Broad Jump
138 in
 
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Gameday Injuries: Week 1
Gameday Injuries: Week 1
September 10, 2017
September 10, 2017
Odell Beckham remains a true game-time call for Sunday's season-opening tilt in Dallas. Juan Carlos Blanco discusses what it will take to get him on the field, as well as the rest of Week 1's noteworthy injuries.
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September 8, 2016
Luke Hoover attempts to unveil the players in position to exceed expectations Week 1, as well as those who may disappoint.
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July 25, 2016
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Pittsburgh had high expectations for Dupree after he recorded four sacks in his rookie season. Unfortunately, his sophomore campaign got off to a rocky start, with an abdominal injury in Week 1. As a result, Dupree played in just seven games, but still managed to exceed his sack total with 4.5. So long as he is healthy, he should start at outside linebacker and put up respectable fantasy totals.
The Steelers were so pleased with Dupree's rookie performance, in which he recorded 26 tackles including four sacks, that they felt comfortable declining Jarvis Jones' 2017 fifth-year option. Dupree is again expected to start this season opposite a platoon of Jones and James Harrison at outside linebacker, and it is safe to anticipate an increase in fantasy production as Dupree becomes more comfortable on the field.
Pittsburgh’s 2015 first round pick is expected to start this season opposite Jarvis Jones at outside linebacker. Dupree is a speed-rusher looking to improve on the Steelers’ lowest sack total since 1989. He also has the ability to drop into coverage, making him an intriguing fantasy option in IDP formats.
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Three tackles in season finale
LBPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2019
Dupree totaled three tackles (all solo) during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
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Back at practice
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 20, 2018
Dupree (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Absent from Wednesday's practice
LBPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
December 19, 2018
Dupree (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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On pace for career high in sacks
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 10, 2018
Dupree recorded five tackles (two solo), including a sack, during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Oakland.
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Will play Sunday
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 2, 2018
Dupree (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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