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Alex Anzalone

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208 FPTS

RANK: 28





28 yrs


6'3'' / 237 lbs




Agrees to extension

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-13

The Lions re-signed Anzalone to a three-year, $18.75 million contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After racking up a career-high 125 tackles this past season, Anzalone has seemingly earned himself a few more years as Detroit's starting middle linebacker following Monday's signing. The 28-year-old was also made available for all 17 games in 2023.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 17 15undefinedNaNth8683753366%405000undefinedundefined
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Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

2017 23 NO 4 4 30 565th158511186%10110000
2018 24 NO 16 7 110 193rd4831441376%21620030
2019 25 NO 2 0 17 664th4607167%00110000
2020 26 NO 16 9 52 438th5231921381%00000000
2021 27 DET 14 14 133 148th8222949169%71210000
2022 28 DET 17 17 208 28th1,0714877770%6171.50011

Totals 125 tackles in 2022

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-22

Anzalone recorded 125 tackles with 1.5 sacks, five pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over 17 games in 2023.

In his second season as a centerpiece of the Detroit defense, Anzalone blew past the previous career high in tackles (78) he set last year. While his floor was relatively high as an IDP option considering he never dipped lower than five tackles in any game, Anzalone never showcased the ceiling to make him an elite fantasy option. Now set to hit free agency, Anzalone is far from certain to return to a Detroit defense that struck gold last spring in the form of two late-round rookie linebackers -- including a possible replacement at middle linebacker in Malcolm Rodriguez.

Leading tackler in easy win

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-03

Anzalone recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 41-10 victory versus the Bears.

Anzalone finished as the Lions' leading tackler despite playing a season-low 73 percent of defensive snaps Week 17. However, the 28-year-old linebacker still played the third-most snaps of any Detroit defender in this lopsided win. Anzalone leads the team in tackles with a career-high 117 while playing every game this season, and he'll likely need to continue racking up tackles in order to help slow down Green Bay's rushing offense Week 18.