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Lavonte David

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213 FPTS

RANK: 23





33 yrs


6'1'' / 233 lbs




Remaining with Bucs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

David has agreed to terms on a one-year, $9 million contract with the Buccaneers to remain in Tampa Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

David is one of several players Tampa Bay is bringing back for the 2024 campaign. He led the team last year with 134 tackles (86 solo) to go along with 4.5 sacks, five passes defensed and a forced fumble. The 34-year-old also accumulated 17 tackles for loss, which are the second-most in a single season by a player age 33 or older. A second-round draft pick in 2012, the veteran projects to continue starting at inside linebacker for the Bucs' defense.

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: 2015 to 2022

2015 25 TB 16 16 270 2nd1,08162741082%133531022
2016 26 TB 16 16 202 14th1,03720591776%41851042
2017 27 TB 13 13 179 29th8132567879%10301055
2018 28 TB 14 14 209 12th91926861381%2073.50012
2019 29 TB 16 16 220 13th1,11841781064%71710031
2020 30 TB 16 16 221 7th1,05335781274%6131.50032
2021 31 TB 12 12 162 84th7863463579%30420021
2022 32 TB 17 17 213 23rd1,06944801075%50330011

Standout performance in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

David posted 13 tackles (nine solo), including a sack and an additional tackle for loss, in the Buccaneers' 31-23 divisional-round loss to the Lions on Sunday.

The veteran linebacker was all over the field against a talented Lions offense, tying his second-highest tackle total since the start of the regular season. David's breakout finish to the 2023 campaign was fitting, considering he collected 134 tackles (86 total), including 4.5 sacks, five defensed passes and one forced fumble over 15 regular-season contests. Despite the fact David turns 34 on Tuesday, the fact he put together what was arguably his best all-around season since 2015 this past campaign makes him an intriguing pending unrestricted free agent the Buccaneers will likely have to make a difficult decision on this offseason.

Solid showing in wild-card win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

David totaled five tackles (all solo), including two for loss, in the Buccaneers' 32-9 wild-card win over the Eagles on Monday night.

David was a distant second in stops on the night to surprise tackle leader Jamel Dean (10 tackles), but the veteran linebacker still put together a solid performance. David's pass-coverage savvy was partly responsible for Tampa Bay containing tight end Dallas Goedert, who was expected to be a bigger part of the Eagles' air attack in the absence of A.J. Brown (knee), to just four catches and 21 yards, albeit with one of those going for a touchdown. David should be busy once again in Sunday's road divisional-round clash against the Lions, considering rookie sensation Sam LaPorta awaits.

Paces team in tackles again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-09

David finished with nine tackles (four solo) in the Buccaneers' 9-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

David's highly productive finish to the regular season -- he recorded eight or more tackles in each of the last four games -- pushed his final tally to 133 stops across 15 games. The soon-to-be 34-year-old's tackle total was his highest since 2015, while his 4.5 sacks represented his best showing in that category since 2016. David should continue to be a prolific IDP asset in the home wild-card matchup against the Eagles on Monday night.

Leading tackler in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

David finished Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Saints with a game-high 11 tackles (five solo).

David has played every single defensive snap over the last four games and has accumulated 34 tackles (24 solo) over that span. Sunday's performance was the sixth time this season he's registered double-digit tackles. David is up to 124 total tackles on the year, surpassing his 2022 numbers by one.

Registers sack in victory

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-26

David tallied eight tackles (all solo), including one sack, in Sunday's 30-12 win over Jacksonville.

David led Tampa Bay with eight stops Week 16, and one of the tackles was a second-quarter sack of Trevor Lawrence. David has at least a half-sack in three of his past four contests, though that's enveloped around a two-week absence due to a groin injury. Despite the missed time, the linebacker has tallied 113 stops on the year, giving him 10 triple-digit tackle campaigns over 12 NFL seasons.

Racks up tackles in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-19

David contributed nine tackles (seven solo), including a half-sack and an additional 1.5 tackles for loss, and a defensed pass in the Buccaneers' 34-20 win over the Packers on Sunday.

As his final line emphasizes, David made a significant impact during fellow standout linebacker Devin White's third straight absence due to a foot injury. David has at least six tackles in each of his last three games, a sample during which he's also posted 1.5 sacks and two defensed passes.

Six tackles in return to action

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

David (groin) totaled six tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in the Buccaneers' 29-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Making his return from a two-game absence, David put together a solid showing. The veteran linebacker hasn't lost a step at age 33, as he's generated 96 tackles (62 solo), three sacks, four defensed passes and a forced fumble over 11 games.

Returns to practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-06

David (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session.

David missed the last two games after sustaining a groin injury in Week 11 against the 49ers. He played every defensive snap in the eight games prior to his injury and looks to be on track to return for Week 14 against the Falcons. David has recorded 90 tackles (58 solo), including three sacks, and a forced fumble in 10 games this season.

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