Zach Cunningham
Zach Cunningham
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Houston Texans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The departure of Brian Cushing creates a void at inside linebacker, but Cunningham, a 2017 second-round pick out of Vanderbilt, gained a ton of experience during his rookie season and should step right in. When Cushing was tagged with a 10-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, Cunningham was forced to learn on the fly and became a three-down linebacker quickly. He made 13 starts and finished with 90 tackles, second on the team behind fellow inside linebacker Bernardrick McKinney. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.47 million contract with the Texans in May of 2017.
Leads team in tackles
LBHouston Texans
January 17, 2019
Cunningham had a team-high 107 tackles (73 solo) to go along with five passes defended -- including one interception that went for a touchdown -- and two forced fumbles while playing in 14 games in 2018.
Cunningham built on a strong rookie season in 2017, upping his tackle total despite playing slightly fewer snaps on the year, and reaching double-digit tackles in five separate outings. He'll be entering his age-24 season in 2019 and could garner consideration in IDP formats.
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Measurables Review
How do Zach Cunningham'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' 3"
238 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.67 sec
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
Broad Jump
125 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
34.28 in
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Tallies 12 tackles Sunday
LBHouston Texans
December 24, 2018
Cunningham recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
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Totals 10 tackles
LBHouston Texans
December 11, 2018
Cunningham recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts.
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Finds paydirt against Browns
LBHouston Texans
December 3, 2018
Cunningham had two tackles (one solo), broke up two passes, and returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 29-13 win over the Browns.
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Clear for Week 12 return
LBHouston Texans
November 24, 2018
Cunningham (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against Tennessee.
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Limited to begin Week 12
LBHouston Texans
Knee - MCL
November 22, 2018
Cunningham (knee) is listed as a limited participant on Thursday's injury report.
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