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57 Alex Okafor DE

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%1%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
10434.5002

Player Updates

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Could miss part of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (torn Achilles) could miss the beginning of training camp, Sean Fazende of Fox8live.com reports.

There is little to no indication that the rehabilitation process will linger into the regular season so that is less of a concern at the moment. Okafor was on pace to reel in a sizable contract this offseason prior to tearing his Achilles in Week 11, but the Saints appear have some reservations following the injury. Regardless of where he ends up, Okafor's status is likely to remain in question as training camp inches closer.

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Out for season with torn Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor was diagnosed with a torn Achilles after being evaluated Monday and will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

As the Saints had feared when Okafor was carted off the field in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Redskins, the starting defensive end sustained a significant injury and will likely be headed to injured reserve. Okafor, who signed a one-year, $2 million contract in March, has been an unsung hero of the Saints' defensive turnaround this season, recording 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games. With surgery awaiting him and potentially keeping him sidelined to begin the 2018 campaign, Okafor may have a cool market as he heads into free agency this winter. The Saints, meanwhile, are expected to rely on a rotation of Hau'oli Kikaha and Trey Hendrickson to fill the defensive end spot opposite top pass rusher Cameron Jordan.

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Heads off on cart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor hurt his leg Sunday against the Redskins and left the field on a cart, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

The severity of this injury is unclear, and if he doesn't return Sunday, more information will be released Wednesday at the latest. Okafor has been an instrumental on the Saints' defensive front, with 37 tackles (26 solo) and 4.5 sacks through nine games. Rookie Trey Hendrickson will slot in at defensive end until Okafor is healthy again.

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Notches another sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor recorded a sack in Sunday's win over the Bills to bring his season total up to 4.5.

On the day, Okafor recorded four tackles (three solo) to go along with the sack. The 26-year-old was heavily involved throughout the day, as he saw 41 snaps (85.0 percent), which was the second highest total on the team.

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Adds to sack total Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor had six tackles (three solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

The six tackles were a season-high for Okafor, and also brings his sack total to 3.5. The 33 total tackles on the season are already a career high for the 26-year-old, who is finding success this season in a revamped Saints defense.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/11/17MIN0000
29/17/17NE0000
39/24/17CAR01.001
410/1/17MIA0000
610/15/17DET01.001
710/22/17GB01.000
810/29/17CHI0000
911/5/17TB00.500
1011/12/17BUF01.000
1111/19/17WAS0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Arizona Cardinals111.000000.0000
2014Arizona Cardinals133028.02812626.02603
2015Arizona Cardinals133125.062000.0001
2016Arizona Cardinals151310.033.5000.0000
2017New Orleans Saints104327.0164.5000.0004
TOTAL5211891.0271812626.02608
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Arizona Cardinals100000000
2014Arizona Cardinals1300000000
2015Arizona Cardinals1300001010
2016Arizona Cardinals1500101010
2017New Orleans Saints1000200000
TOTAL5200302020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/261
Birthdate:
2/8/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Dallas, TX, USA
School:
Texas
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: