Bud Dupree
Bud Dupree
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Last season was a breakout year for Dupree, who had career highs in tackles, sacks, QB hits, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. He's missed just one game in the past three seasons and is a key component of one of the league's most feared linebacker corps -- along with Devin Bush and T.J. Watt -- giving him a high ceiling in most IDP formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $15.83 million contract with the Steelers in April of 2020.
Doesn't get extension
LBPittsburgh Steelers
July 16, 2020
Dupree and the Steelers were unable to work out a long-term contract before Wednesday's deadline, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
ANALYSIS
The two sides can't resume negotiations until next offseason, with Dupree then able to become a free agent unless the Steelers use the franchise tag a second time (at the cost of a 20 percent raise). Dupree's tag for 2020 is worth $15.82 million, but he filed a grievance to be classified as a defensive end, which would bump up the number to $17.79 million. He was a 16-game starter at outside linebacker last season, notching career highs for tackles (68), sacks (11.5), QB hits (17) and forced fumbles (four).
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Bud Dupree'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' 4"
 
Weight
269 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
42.0 in
 
Broad Jump
138 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A healthy Dupree enters the 2019 season with a guaranteed $9.2 million salary. He puts up consistent numbers, but the league is deep at the linebacker position, diminishing his IDP fantasy value.
Dupree has recorded 14.5 sacks in 38 games, including a career best six sacks last season. Concerns about his durability after missing nine games in 2017 seems to be a distant memory, and he will again start at outside linebacker for a defensive unit that led the league with 56 sacks.
Pittsburgh had high expectations for Dupree after he recorded four sacks in his rookie season. Unfortunately, his sophomore campaign got off to a rocky start, with an abdominal injury in Week 1. As a result, Dupree played in just seven games, but still managed to exceed his sack total with 4.5. So long as he is healthy, he should start at outside linebacker and put up respectable fantasy totals.
The Steelers were so pleased with Dupree's rookie performance, in which he recorded 26 tackles including four sacks, that they felt comfortable declining Jarvis Jones' 2017 fifth-year option. Dupree is again expected to start this season opposite a platoon of Jones and James Harrison at outside linebacker, and it is safe to anticipate an increase in fantasy production as Dupree becomes more comfortable on the field.
Pittsburgh’s 2015 first round pick is expected to start this season opposite Jarvis Jones at outside linebacker. Dupree is a speed-rusher looking to improve on the Steelers’ lowest sack total since 1989. He also has the ability to drop into coverage, making him an intriguing fantasy option in IDP formats.
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Files grievance
LBPittsburgh Steelers
July 11, 2020
Dupree has officially filed a grievance three months after signing his franchise tag with hopes that he can be paid as a defensive end rather than a linebacker, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reports.
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Signs franchise tag
LBPittsburgh Steelers
April 23, 2020
Dupree signed his franchise tender Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Hit with franchise tag
LBPittsburgh Steelers
March 16, 2020
The Steelers gave Dupree a franchise tag Monday morning, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Finishes strong in loss
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 30, 2019
Dupree recorded four tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
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Clear of shoulder injury
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 27, 2019
Dupree (shoulder) isn't listed on the Steelers' injury report for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
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