Kevin Minter
Kevin Minter
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kevin Minter in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2019.
Sticking with Bucs
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
March 12, 2019
Minter agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Minter has experience working with coach Bruce Arians from his time in Arizona. He played sparingly for the Bucs last season, appearing in five games and playing just 83 total snaps. Minter will have a chance to advance up the depth chart with Kwon Alexander heading to San Francisco.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kevin Minter'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' 0"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.81 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kevin Minter
Week 15: Gameday Injuries
Week 15: Gameday Injuries
December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017
Plenty of notable names will be out of uniform in a pivotal Week 15, while one key piece returns to action after an extended absence. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the injury maze in the thick of fantasy postseason.
Gameday Injuries: Week 11
Gameday Injuries: Week 11
November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017
With the health status of several key fantasy pieces in question in Week 11, Juan Carlos Blanco gives you the latest on who's trending toward suiting up heading into Sunday morning.
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 11
November 16, 2017
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Russell Wilson and the Seahawks look to hold off the visiting Falcons despite a banged-up defense.
Gameday Injuries: Week 10
Gameday Injuries: Week 10
November 12, 2017
November 12, 2017
Several notable receivers are questionable heading into Week 10, while a couple of running back injuries have also opened up opportunities. With plenty to digest, Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through who's trending to starting or sitting in Week 10.
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 10
November 9, 2017
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Cam Newton and the Panthers play host to the Dolphins, whose offense appears to be making progress.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Minter joins the Bengals this season after spending the first four years of his career with Arizona. He'll likely be a starter in Cincinnati after starting all 32 games for the Cardinals the past two years. Partnered with Vincent Ray and Vontaze Burfict, Minter is part of a quality linebacking corps that is one of the better units in the NFL. Minter accounted for 81 tackles, including a career-high 3.5 sacks last season, and he figures to see similar levels of production in 2017.
Minter failed to reach the 100-tackle mark during the 2015 season, despite appearing in all 16 games and being on the field for 89 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps. The inside linebacker is in line for a similar role in 2016, which could keep his tackle numbers capped as he works next to fellow inside linebacker Deone Bucannon. As a result, IDP viability may be fleeting for Minter in the final year of his rookie contract.
As the offseason program churns along following the NFL Draft, Minter is penciled into a starting spot at inside linebacker for the Cardinals. Last year's main ILB, Larry Foote, is currently fulfilling a role coaching the unit, but there is a chance that Foote opts to return for a 14th professional season. If he remains on head coach Bruce Arians' staff, Minter should man the position next to free-agent pickup Sean Weatherspoon. It remains to be seen if Minter assumes defensive play-calling duties, as he did for much of the 2014 offseason, but after accumulating 44 tackles (39 solo) while playing just 29.9 percent of defensive snaps last year, the 2013 second-round pick could turn the veritable internship into a fruitful IDP campaign in 2015.
It's unclear whether Minter simply disappointed as a rookie or if the Cardinals merely held veterans Karlos Dansby and Jasper Brinkley in high regard, but Minter almost never saw the field despite the fact that Arizona selected him 45th overall in the 2013 draft. Dansby and Brinkley are both gone, so it would seem that Minter should take up a three-down role by default, especially with fellow inside linebacker Daryl Washington suspended for the season. Minter averaged 10 tackles per game in his final season at LSU, while showing some blitzing upside at the same time by logging four sacks.
Star ILB Daryl Washington had a four-game suspension at press time due to a violation of the NFL's PED policy, and a domestic violence arrest loomed as a threat for further suspension. Move Minter down this list if Washington plays any more than eight games this year, but Minter should possess LB2 potential as long as Washington is out. The Cardinals didn't draft him in the second round to sit around, so even with the signing of Karlos Dansby to a one-year deal, Minter should start the year as a three-down player after totaling 130 tackles and four sacks in 13 games in 2012.
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Placed on IR
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Calf
December 11, 2018
Minter (calf) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Exits Sunday's game
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Calf
December 9, 2018
Minter sustained a calf injury and will not return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Rejoins Buccaneers
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
November 13, 2018
The Buccaneers re-signed Minter on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Released by Buccaneers
LBFree Agent
October 30, 2018
The Buccaneers released Minter on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Signing with Tampa Bay
LBTampa Bay Buccaneers
October 23, 2018
Minter signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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