Orakpo had one tackle in Sunday's season finale against Houston. Orakpo needed just half a sack over the final two weeks to tie his career high of 11.0, but failed to get it. On the bright side, the veteran outside linebacker played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season since joining the Titans while racking up a respectable 46 tackles. He looks spry as ever at age 30, and will once again be a threat for double-digit sacks in 2017.
Orakpo racked up two sacks and four tackles Sunday against the Packers. For the third time in 2016, Orakpo has gotten to the quarterback twice, and he's up to nine sacks on the year. After notching at least one sack in five straight games, he followed that up without recording one in his previous four contests before his big effort against the Packers. His cold streak may have landed him on the waiver wire in some leagues, but he's a player who should be rostered in all IDP leagues.
Orakpo recorded six tackles (five solo) and two sacks Sunday in Miami. Orakpo lived in the Dolphins backfield, bringing down quarterback Ryan Tannehill twice and adding three tackles for loss. His sack total is up to 6.0 on the young season.
Orakpo recorded a pair of tackles for loss among his four tackles (all solo), and sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford twice in Sunday's 16-15 victory over the Lions. Orakpo lived in the Lions backfield, making up for a quiet opener. He registered 7.0 sacks in the first 10 games of last season, and remains the best pass rusher on the Titans.
Orakpo recorded his seventh sack of the season to go along with three tackles (two solo) and a pass defended Thursday in Jacksonville. Orakpo's performance in recent weeks has validated Tennessee's offseason investment in him. The former Redskin now has five sacks in his last four contests to lead an underrated Titans defensive unit.