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Dont'a Hightower

Dont'a Hightower

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 260 lbsAge: 30College: AlabamaDrafted: #25 (1st Rd. by New England)

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Dont'a Hightower opts out of 2020 season

LB Dont'a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. He was scheduled to make $8 million in base salary.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower has decided to opt of the 2020 season. He had a baby in mid-July and becomes one of four Patriots to voluntarily opt out. Hightower is a three-time Super Bowl champ and former Pro Bowler. The NFL deadline to opt out of the 2020 season is August 3.

Brad Camara14 weeks ago
Dont'a Hightower stuffs the box against the Bills

Dont'a Hightower was everywhere on Saturday, recording two solo tackles, three assisted tackles, one TFL, 1.5 sacks, two QB hits, and one pass defended in a 24-17 win over Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower came to life in Week 16 after he fell silent in the last two weeks. Though Hightower has been up and down all season, he has a plus matchup in Week 17 against Miami.

Kaiyo Funaki45 weeks ago
Dont'a Hightower posts a sack in consecutive weeks

Dont'a Hightower finished Sunday night's 28-22 loss to the Texans with three solo tackles, three assisted tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one QB hit.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower has been gaining some traction in the last few games with his pass-rushing ability and backfield penetration, creating a higher fantasy floor than he had in the beginning of the season. He's a solid option when the Patriots play the Chiefs next Sunday.

Kaiyo Funaki48 weeks ago
Dont'a Hightower puts up big numbers against Washington

Dont'a Hightower was impressive this afternoon, putting up eight total tackles, four TFLs, 1.5 sacks, two QB hits, and a pass defended in a convincing 33-7 win over Washington.

Fantasy Impact

This performance was a little out of the blue, considering Hightower hadn't put up big fantasy numbers this whole season. However, it also speaks volumes as to how well the Patriots defense is coached.

Kaiyo Funaki1 year ago
Dont’a Hightower inactive Monday night vs Bills

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee) is inactive for Monday night’s game against the Bills.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower popped up on the injury report this week with a knee issue and was limited in practice Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. With that said, his inactive status is still somewhat surprising. The Patriots should still have no trouble against the Bills even without their best linebacker. Hightower was named AFC special teams player of the week for his performance in last week’s game against the Bears in which he blocked a punt that was returned for a go-ahead touchdown. Also inactive for the Patriots are tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring), cornerback Eric Rowe (groin), offensive lineman Brian Schwenke (foot), running back Sony Michel (knee), defensive lineman Geneo Grissom (ankle) and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (concussion).