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Ben Heeney accumulates the third most tackles (six solo) on the Raiders defense in their Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
In 15 games played last season, Heeney totaled 31 tackles for the year. Fast-forward to this season and Heeney is on pace for 72 tackles, more than double the amount of his rookie season. The 2015 fifth round draft pick is certainly progressing in the Ken Norton Jr. led defensive unit.
Raiders linebacker Ben Heeney tallied four tackles, with one for a loss, during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
We got a good look at Heeney and the future looks bright. He's fast and was a playmaker when on the field. If he can continue to develop and lock down the starting middle linebacking position, he could be a fantasy asset next year.
Rookie linebacker Ben Heeney tallied nine tackles (eight solo) with one going for a loss Thursday night against the Chargers.
Heeney received the majority of the snaps over Curtis Lofton. The gap in athleticism and playmaking ability is huge between the two. The future is now for Heeney and the Raiders.
Ben Heeney tallied four tackles (three solo) with a sack.
I don't have the snap count data, but Heeney was on the field much more than Curtis Lofton. It's the right move, as Heeney is more athletic and has been more productive than the veteran Lofton. If Sunday's game was any indication, the changing of the guard occurred and Heeney may be the present and the future at middle linebacker for the Raiders.
Rookie linebacker Ben Heeney continues to develop and impress. He totaled eight tackles (six solo) and forced a fumble.
Heeney has been seeing more snaps as a result of his impressive play. He's fast and shown that he can make plays in all aspects of the game. He looks to be the future at middle linebacker for the Raiders.