Kwon Alexander
Kwon Alexander
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Alexander piled up empty-calorie tackles in Tampa Bay, but IDP owners get the same exchange rate on those as they do the more meaningful production from Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner. Numbers are numbers, and Alexander piles them up better than most. He posted 145 stops in 2016, his only 16-game season, while in 2017 he was on a 134-tackle pace per 1,000 snaps. His mammoth contract with the 49ers now dictates a workload as high as 1,100 snaps. Alexander's skill set might be rough, but he's athletic if nothing else, affording him upside as a blitzer and in coverage. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2019.
Leads team with seven tackles
LBSan Francisco 49ers
October 14, 2019
Alexander recorded seven tackles (four solo) -- one of which went for a loss -- in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Rams.
Alexander played a big role in plugging up lanes on the Rams' backup running back, Malcolm Brown, on Sunday. The 24-year-old's seven tackles led the team and brought his season total up to 32 through six games. However, Alexander is not posting the gaudy tackle totals that we saw in his last full season in Tampa Bay (145 in 2016), lowering his IDP stock in the process.
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Measurables Review
How do Kwon Alexander'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.
6' 1"
227 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.55 sec
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
Cone Drill
7.14 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
24 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Aside from a four-game PED suspension in 2015 and a four-week absence due to a hamstring injury last year, Alexander has been wildly productive in each NFL season. He posted 145 tackles in 2016, the only year he played all 16 games, while in his other 24 games he’s produced at a pace of more than 125 tackles per 16. Alexander has conclusively pushed aside the still-great Lavonte David as the lead tackle hog in the Tampa defense, and he has so far supplemented his top-grade tackle production with six interceptions and six sacks in 40 career games.
Alexander could rank ahead of teammate Lavonte David in fantasy football, even if David clearly is the superior player in real life. For whatever schematic changes might have factored into David's career-low tackle totals last year, Alexander's role in the defense remained tackle-friendly. Indeed, with 248 tackles in 28 career games, Alexander is locked in as one of the best IDP linebackers. He's not just a tackle source, though -- he also has six sacks and three interceptions in his young career. He turns just 23 in August and could keep improving.
Alexander began wowing Bucs coaches at around this time last year and never looked back, starting at middle linebacker for the first 12 games of 2015 before serving a four-game suspension for PED use. Despite his rookie campaign being curtailed, the LSU standout was an IDP superstar, notching 93 tackles (59 solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, two interceptions and nine passes defensed. With new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme reported to be even more aggressive than the one deployed by former head coach Lovie Smith in 2015, Alexander could be primed to offer outstanding fantasy returns in the coming season.
Alexander will battle Danny Lansanah, who had a career year last season, for one of the team's starting linebacker positions. Given the advantage Lansanah has in terms of proven production, Alexander could benefit from a year of taking snaps as backup to the veteran.
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Seven more tackles
LBSan Francisco 49ers
September 23, 2019
Alexander recorded seven tackles (six solo) with a tackle for a loss in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.
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Shines in coverage
LBSan Francisco 49ers
September 16, 2019
Alexander posted six tackles (three solo), three pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
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Thrown out of season opener
LBSan Francisco 49ers
September 8, 2019
Alexander was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jameis Winston, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Set to suit up Saturday
LBSan Francisco 49ers
August 21, 2019
Alexander will start Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
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Takes part in team practice
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - ACL
July 29, 2019
Alexander (knee) took part in 11-on-11 drills with the first-team defense during Monday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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