A.J. Klein
A.J. Klein
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
During his first four years with the Saints, Klein only started in 38.3 percent of the games he appeared in, but he's steadily grown into an IDP consideration because of his ability to make statistical contributions in a myriad of different ways. He has developed into a full-time contributor for New Orleans over the past two years, making 28 starts out of a possible 32, while collecting a combined 124 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven QB hits, four sacks and two fumble recoveries during that span. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Saints in March of 2017.
Solid campaign with strong finish
LBNew Orleans Saints
January 7, 2020
Klein recorded 69 tackles (47 solo), 2.5 sacks, one interception and a touchdown in 2019.
ANALYSIS
The seventh-year veteran had a solid showing in 2019, holding steady in tackles and sacks while recording his first career touchdown. Klein has started all but one of the 43 games he's appeared in through three seasons with the Saints, and he's one of 25 players entering free agency in 2020.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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2019 A.J. Klein Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do A.J. Klein's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In his first season in New Orleans, Klein appeared in 12 games -- all starts -- before suffering a season-ending groin injury in Week 14. As the Saints’ starting middle linebacker, Klein recorded 54 tackles (37 solo), two sacks, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. The Saints, however, signed middle linebacker standout Demario Davis this offseason. While Klein should continue to be a solid albeit unspectacular option in IDP leagues, the offseason acquisition of Davis could shift Klein to outside linebacker, which may suppress his fantasy stock.
In his third season, Klein started six games last year, partially as a result to injuries to Luke Kuechly, but finished with 55 stops, one sack and one interception. In doing so, he proved to be a capable fill-in player, which suits him for the Panthers' No. 4 linebacker role this season while Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson form Carolina's starting trio.
Klein registered 39 tackles and two forced fumbles last season and is expected to compete with rookie first-rounder Shaq Thompson for the Panthers' third starting linebacker position next to Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis this season.
Klein excelled on special teams last season and also started two games at weakside linebacker, finishing his rookie year with 21 tackles and two sacks. He'll compete with Chase Blackburn for the Panthers' starting weakside position, while also backing up Luke Kuechly at middle linebacker this season.
The rookie from Iowa State will serve as a reserve linebacker this season.
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Scores pick-six in blowout win
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 29, 2019
Klein recorded six tackles (five solo), one interception and a touchdown in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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Records two sacks in win
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 23, 2019
Klein managed three tackles (all solo), two sacks and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday.
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Gets to quarterback in win
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 17, 2019
Klein finished with six tackles (one solo) and 0.5 sacks in the Saints' 34-7 win over the Colts on Monday.
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Back for Week 15
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 14, 2019
Klein (knee) is clear of the injury report for Monday's game against the Colts, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Week 14
LBNew Orleans Saints
Knee
December 6, 2019
Klein (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus San Francisco, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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