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Jessie Bates III

Jessie Bates III


Height: 6' 1"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 25College: Wake Forest

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #22
Best / Worst #25 / #25

Roster %

Jessie Bates, III, receives franchise tag from Bengals

The Bengals will apply their franchise tag to safety Jessie Bates, III.

Fantasy Impact

Bates was hoping for a new contract following his stellar defensive play and a new contract could still be in the works. For now, the safety will head into his fifth season under contract for $13.5 million.

Kelly Kirby11 weeks ago
Jessie Bates III and Bengals 'likely' headed towards franchise tag

According to Aaron Wilson of PFN 365, the Bengals are likely headed towards franchise tagging safety Jessie Bates.

Fantasy Impact

Rumors dropped on Tuesday that the Bengals and Pro Bowl safety Jessie Bates seemed headed for the franchise tag ahead of free agency. Bates is among the notable defensive backs set to become a free agent this month. If Cincinnati decides to franchise their veteran safety, it'll cost them $13.5 million. Bates produced 88 tackles, 4 pass breakups, and an interception last season.

Jessie Bates leads Bengals in tackles Week 16

Bengals safety Jessie Bates led the team with nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday’s 26-18 loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact

The rookie is now up to 107 tackles and three interceptions (one returned for TD) in 15 games this season. Cincinnati’s disappointing 2018 season comes to a close next week in Pittsburgh.

Jessie Bates records four tackles in Week 15 win

Bengals safety Jessie Bates recorded four tackles (two solo) in Sunday’s 30-16 win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

The rookie is now up to 98 tackles and three interceptions (one returned for TD) in 14 games this season. A rematch with the Browns is on the table Week 16.

Jessie Bates has quiet afternoon in Week 13

Bengals safety Jessie Bates recorded just two tackles (both solo) in Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact

Despite the quiet afternoon, Bates has had a fantastic rookie season. He now has 87 tackles and three interceptions in 12 games this season. The Chargers are up next in Week 14.