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Dont'a Hightower

Dont'a Hightower

LB - NE

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 260 lbsAge: 31College: AlabamaDrafted: #25 (1st Rd. by New England)

Week 4 Outlook

TB @ NE
Sun 8:20pm ET
Week Rank (ECR) LB #43
Projection 9.4 pts

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Dont'a Hightower among Patriots' key opt-outs returning in 2021

After opting out of the 2020 season last summer, several key Patriots opt-outs are set to return. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, and tackle Marcus Cannon are among the New England players planning to opt back in for 2021.

Fantasy Impact

The Patriots struggled in their first year without Tom Brady. Still, the defense impressed and could return to elite status with players like Hightower and Chung returning. Meanwhile, the offensive line took a step forward with the emergence of rookie Michael Onwenu, but Cannon's return adds even more firepower in the trenches. This extra protection will be incredibly valuable for whichever quarterback starts under center for the Patriots next season.

Andersen Pickard30 weeks ago
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 Camara1 year 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 Funaki2 years 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 Funaki2 years 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 Funaki2 years ago
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