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Jessie Bates

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136 FPTS

RANK: 159





26 yrs


6'1'' / 200 lbs


Wake Forest


Headed to Atlanta

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-13

Bates is in line to sign with the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Bengals have lost both their starting safeties within the first few hours of the NFL's legal tampering period, seeing Bates depart for Atlanta shortly after Vonn Bell reached terms with the Panthers. The silver lining for Cincinnati is a big opportunity ahead for 2022 first-round pick Dax Hill, who played only 131 defensive snaps in 15 games as a rookie. Bates, meanwhile, immediately becomes one of the best players for an Atlanta defense that's been bad for the past half-decade. He has a good chance to rebound from last year's career-low 71 tackles, though big-play opportunities figure to be fewer and further between unless the Falcons improve considerably from 2022.

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: 2018 to 2022

2018 21 CIN 16 16 175 44th1,1083871063%73001000
2019 22 CIN 16 16 177 39th1,0572966065%93000011
2020 23 CIN 16 16 216 9th1,0483175253%153100010
2021 24 CIN 15 15 146 118th9502167380%41100001
2022 25 CIN 16 16 136 159th1,0133338151%84000010

Records four picks in fifth season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-02-01

Bates finished the regular season with a career-low 71 tackles and a career-high four interceptions in 16 appearances. He added 20 tackles in the Bengals' three postseason contests.

Bates was playing under the franchise tag for his fifth NFL season after he and the Bengals tried but failed to come to a long-term contract agreement. He hasn't completely closed the door on returning in 2023, but Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic suggests Bates is unlikely to be retained. The Bengals have an estimated $44 million in cap space available, but with extensions with quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Tee Higgins likely viewed as greater priorities, Cincinnati may not have much money left over for Bates. Cincinnati already prepared for Bates' possible departure by selecting safety Dax Hill in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.