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Bobby Okereke

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233 FPTS

RANK: 13





26 yrs


6'1'' / 235 lbs




Shines in first season in New York

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-12

Okereke tallied 149 tackles (92 solo), including 2.5 sacks, along with two interceptions and four forced fumbles over 17 games during the regular season.

Okereke came over to the Giants after four campaigns with the Colts and made a big impact, leading the team with 149 tackles, ninth-most in the NFL and two shy of his career-high mark. He was also disruptive in the passing game, tying for second among linebackers in the league with 10 pass defenses, including a pair of pickoffs, while registering a career-high 2.5 sacks. Okereke is under contract through 2026 and should again be a strong IDP option as a tackling machine next season.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

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2020 24 IND 14 8 132 118th6831554479%61100001
2021 25 IND 17 17 198 31st1,0634288374%42210000
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Posts big effort in loss to Rams

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Okereke finished with 10 tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks, in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Rams.

Okereke led the Giants in stops Sunday, recording his eighth double-digit tackle effort of the season. He also tallied 1.5 sacks after coming into the contest with no sacks since 2021. Getting to the quarterback isn't a frequent part of his role, but Okereke has been a standout IDP option throughout his first season in New York, and he needs nine tackles in the team's regular-season finale to match his career-best mark of 151.

Records 10 stops in Week 16 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-26

Okereke finished Monday's loss to the Eagles with 10 tackles (eight solo) and a deflected pass.

Okereke has been excellent in his first season with the Giants, though his tackle output had been on the decline prior to Monday, and he posted a season-low three stops Week 15 versus Indianapolis. The fifth-year linebacker bounced back with 10 tackles against Philadelphia, tying for the team lead and marking his seventh double-digit tackle effort of the campaign. Okereke ranks 10th in the NFL with 132 stops on the season, and he has a chance of reaching his career-best mark of 151 tackles, which he set last year with the Colts.

Pushes past injury in big effort

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Okereke notched eight tackles (seven solo) and picked off a pass against New England in Sunday's Week 12 10-7 win.

Okereke suffered a partial rib fracture and a dislocated pinky finger against Washington last week, but he entered Sunday's contest without an injury designation following a DNP/LP/LP practice progression during Week 12 prep. The veteran linebacker met his usual level of excellence despite the injuries, finishing in a tie for second on the Giants in stops and picking off his second pass of the year. Given the eventual winning margin of just three points, Okereke's interception in the second quarter was a game-changer, as it came with the Patriots driving deep into New York territory. Okereke returned the pick 55 yards to New England's 26 yard line, and the Giants scored their only touchdown of the contest six plays later. Okereke will get some much-earned rest and a chance to further heal from the rib and finger issues with New York on bye Week 13.

Ready for Week 12

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-24

OKereke (hip) carries no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reported Friday that Okereke is dealing with a partial rib fracture as well as a dislocated pinky finger he sustained against the Commanders in Week 11. Okereke missed Wednesday's practice while dealing with hip and rib injuries, but he logged limited sessions Thursday and Friday and is set to suit up Sunday. He had a season-high 14 tackles against Washington and has played every single defensive snap this season.

Limited Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-23

Okereke (hip) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

After being listed as a non-participant Wednesday, Okereke appears to be trending in the right direction. He underwent X-rays following Sunday's win at Washington, but he appears to have avoided anything serious. More clarity on his status for Week 12 will come following Friday's final injury report.

Not practicing Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-22

Okereke (hip) will not participate at practice Wednesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Okereke also underwent X-rays following Sunday's win at Washington, but the exact severity of his injury is still unclear at this point. If he can't practice Thursday or Friday, he'll likely end up being sidelined in Week 12.

Racks up 14 stops Week 11

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Okereke tallied 14 tackles (six solo) and forced two fumbles against Washington in a 31-19 victory Sunday.

Okereke battled a hip issue during practice this week but was cleared to play coming into the weekend. The talented linebacker showed no ill effects from the injury, posting a season-high 14 stops to lead New York. Okereke also forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered by the Giants as Washington was driving down the field late in the third quarter. Okereke has been a strong IDP play with six double-digit tackle efforts in his 11 contests so far this season.

In line to play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-17

Okereke (hip) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Commanders, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

New York's leading tackler was able to log limited practice sessions both Thursday and Friday after recording a DNP on Wednesday, and it now seems as if he's been able to move past his hip issue. Okereke has been a bright spot on a 2-8 Giants team, recording 91 total tackles, including nine tackles for loss and two forced fumbles thus far.

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