Aaron Lynch
Aaron Lynch
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
Injury Elbow
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aaron Lynch in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Won't require surgery
LBChicago Bears
January 30, 2019
Lynch (elbow) said he won't require offseason surgery, Chris Emma of 670 The Score Chicago reports.
Lynch sprained his right elbow in mid-December and ultimately sat out the final three games of the Bears' season, including the team's playoff loss to Philadelphia. However, the notion that Lynch won't require surgery suggests the linebacker isn't dealing with a long-term injury. That's good news for Lynch, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Aaron Lynch'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.
6' 6"
270 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.76 sec
Bench Press
18 reps
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Aaron Lynch
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 1
September 8, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night games, as Todd Gurley looks to get the Rams' return to L.A. off on the right foot against the 49ers in an NFC West showdown.
Team Previews: San Francisco 49ers
July 28, 2016
Josh Fathollahi previews the upcoming 49ers season under new head coach Chip Kelly.
Post-Combine Mock Draft: Three Rounds
February 28, 2014
An explosive showing at the Combine, including a 134-inch broad jump and 41.5-inch vertical, could keep Lache Seastrunk in the 2nd round.
Final Pre-Combine Mock: Three Rounds
February 20, 2014
The Combine is about to hit full speed, but here's one last look at the landscape before the shakeups happen.
2014 NFL Draft Needs: Chicago Bears
February 12, 2014
The Bears will almost certainly look to upgrade their defensive line after they were dismantled by opposing running backs and struggled to generate much pass rush in 2013.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
The pass-rush specialist was expected to start this season after posting 38 tackles and 6.5 sacks in a limited role last year. A four-game suspension for abusing the league's substance abuse policy has derailed that plan. It is unclear what the 49ers' linebacker situation will look like when he returns in week 5, but he should still be used in a role that will allow him to accrue sacks down the stretch.
Lynch proved to be a diamond in rough for the 49ers last season, collecting 23 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a pass-rush specialist. With the release of Aldon Smith, Lynch will assume Smith's role as a pass-rushing linebacker. He may not be on the field for as many snaps as Smith was receiving, but he will be used enough to accumulate a decent amount of sacks this season.
Lynch is a pass-rush specialist whose chances of making the team rely on whether or not Aldon Smith receives a suspension.
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Records three sacks
LBChicago Bears
January 18, 2019
Lynch (elbow) had 16 tackles (13 solo), three sacks and an interception over 13 games in 2018.
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Listed as doubtful
LBChicago Bears
January 4, 2019
Lynch (elbow) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.
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Held out of Wednesday's session
LBChicago Bears
January 2, 2019
Lynch (elbow) didn't practice Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Posts three sacks in 2018
LBChicago Bears
January 1, 2019
Lynch (elbow) ended the 2018 season with 16 tackles and three sacks on 354 snaps over 13 games.
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Ruled out Sunday
LBChicago Bears
December 29, 2018
Lynch (elbow) was downgraded from doubtful to out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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