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Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Chris Baker is down to 300 pounds after being listed at 320.
Baker, a free-agent signing from Tampa Bay after the Bucs released him, enters his tenth season. The vet said he is in for a bounce-back season. “Last year was obviously a down year, but I know once I get to playing the way I know I’m capable of playing, I could be one of the top defensive tackles in the league. Being able to play next to a guy like Geno, Carlos (Dunlap) and Mike, it also will help me out if they have to work on double-teaming Geno, then maybe I can get some singles. It’s just a matter of going out there and playing and feeling comfortable.”
Redskins' nose tackle Chris Baker was fined by the league for $8,268 for grabbing Eagles' offensive tackle Jason Peters' facemask during mid-game scuffle in Week 3's loss to Philadelphia. Peters was fined $10,000 for charging and striking Baker.
Whether you think Baker's hit was still a cheap shot not or not is irrelevant to his IDP fantasy value ... because he has none. Leave him on your waivers.
Redskins' defensive lineman Chris Baker will not be suspended by the NFL for the hard hit he put on Eagles' quarterback Nick Foles. The league ruled that the hit was legal since Baker did not hit Foles' head or neck.
Baker lucked out on avoiding that suspension after delivering that cheap shot. Suspended or not, he has no value in IDP fantasy leagues.
Redskins DL Chris Baker, a starter at NT following the injury to Barry Cofield, was ejected from Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Eagles. During an apparent interception return by CB Bashaud Breeland, Baker landed a devastating hit on Eagles QB Nick Foles drawing a personal foul and an ejection. Prior to his exit, Baker recorded two tackles (one solo).
Baker isn't a viable fantasy option outside of the deepest IDP leagues. Continue to bypass him.
Redskins DL Chris Baker had a fantastic summer camp and earned a starting DE position opposite free agent signee Jason Hatcher. With starting NT Barry Cofield set to miss at least eight weeks after being placed on short-term injured reserve, Baker will start in the middle with Jarvis Jenkins taking over at end.
Baker might not be a bad DL play against a Jags team that likes to run Toby Gerhart up the middle. Not a flashy pick or one to get sacks, Baker could provide good tackle numbers in Week 2 for IDP owners.