Jordan notched a sack and four tackles (two solo) in Monday night's loss to the Vikings.
Jordan started the season on a strong note, but he also nearly made a terrific interception on a tipped pass in the red zone. An excellent pass rusher and a stout run defender, the Pro Bowl defensive end remains the Saints' best defensive player and should be in store for another productive season in the Big Easy.
Jordan had only 7.5 sacks last season but he tied for the NFL lead last year with 17 tackles for loss and ranked in the top seven with 24 quarterback hits and five batted passes. In fact, the seven-year pro was rated as the third-best edge rusher in the league by Pro Football Focus. More importantly for fantasy leagues, Jordan is on the field for almost every snap, which is impressive for a big man. His 926 snaps last year ranked third among all NFL defensive linemen. Jordan often gets overlooked in fantasy leagues because he doesn't normally post gaudy sack totals but he consistently ranks near the top of the league in tackles for his position and has averaged more than nine sacks per season over the last five years. He should again be a quality option in IDP leagues.
Jordan's 7.5-sack season may appear underwhelming at first glance, but his low sack total does not tell the whole story. Rather, the two-time Pro Bowler quietly excelled as both a pass rusher and run defender in 2016. His 58 tackles ranked seventh in the NFL among defensive ends, and Jordan tied for the NFL lead with 16 tackles for loss. He also ranked in the top 10 with 21 quarterback hits and five batted passes. In fact, the scouting service Pro Football Focus consistently ranked Jordan among the top edge rushers in the NFL all season. Jordan is still in his prime -- he will be 28 years old in July -- and should be one of the top defensive ends off the board in IDP leagues next season.
Jordan made four tackles (three solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win against the Rams.
Jordan is a notoriously streaky player. In his first four games this season, Jordan had 2.5 sacks and 17 tackles, but in Weeks 6-9 he managed just nine tackles and a half sack. Since his mid-season lull, the Saints' top pass rusher has heated back up, recording 16 tackles and two sacks in his last three games. Although he will need to continue his hot play in the team's final five games to notch double-digit sacks for the second year in a row, Jordan is finding his groove at just the right time for his fantasy owners.
Jordan made nine tackles (eight solo), including a sack among his three tackles for loss, in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Jordan spent most of the afternoon in the Broncos' backfield harassing quarterback Trevor Siemian, and his nine tackles were also a career high. While Jordan still has only four sacks through 10 games, he has notched 1.5 sacks in his last two games, which, perhaps not coincidentally, also mark the return of prized rookie Shelden Rankins to the Saints' lineup. With players like Rankins demanding extra attention along the defensive line, Jordan could see additional opportunities to exploit overmatched offensive lines.
|3||9/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIA||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||31||18.0||13||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||67||41.0||26||8||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||47||29.0||18||12.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||51||32.0||19||7.5||1||6||6.0||6||0||5|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||45||32.0||13||10||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||58||40.0||18||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||2||8||5.0||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||3||0||2||0||2||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||2||0||2||11||2||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|