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98 Sheldon Rankins DT

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%2%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
9235.0000

Player Updates

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Fifth sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins had two tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

Rankins absolutely embarrassed guard Clint Boling on his third-quarter sack, walking the Bengals offensive lineman into the lap of quarterback Andy Dalton. While Rankins has just 23 total tackles, his five sacks rank second on the team and are the fourth-most among all NFL defensive linemen. The elite quickness that made Rankins a first-round pick in 2016 has been on display this season, making Rankins a potentially appealing option in deeper IDP leagues.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Two sacks in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins had three tackles (all solo), including a pair of sacks, in Sunday night's win against the Vikings.

Rankins doubled his season sack total in Minnesota, and the former first-round pick has had at least three tackles in five of the Saints' first seven games. With four sacks and 20 total tackles, Rankins has quietly been a decent fantasy option in deeper IDP leagues that require owners to start defensive linemen.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: First sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins recorded five tackles (two solo) and a sack across 50 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Rankins played in 81 percent of the Saints defensive snaps, good for second-highest on the defensive line behind only Cameron Jordan. A run-stuffer, Rankins does not reach the quarterback often, as he recorded a season-total of two sacks last season.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Makes impact outside of stats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins recorded 26 tackles (16 solo), two sacks, one pass defensed, one interception and one forced fumble across 16 games in 2017.

The 2016, 12th overall selection's performance in 2017 may look underwhelming on paper, but the defensive tackle had a major impact transforming the Saints' defense in 2017. Although he played seven more games than his rookie season, Rankins statistical totals almost mirror his rookie totals -- his sack total was also cut in half in 2017. However, Rankins split time on the inside and outside of the defensive line for portions of the season, filling in for Alex Okafor (Achilles), who ended up on injured reserve. Playing defensive tackle doesn't necessarily draw great statistical numbers, but Rankins' leadership and playmaking ability deems him one of the most valuable members of the Saints' defense.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18TB0000
29/16/18CLE01.000
39/23/18ATL0000
49/30/18NYG0000
510/8/18WAS01.000
710/21/18BAL0000
810/28/18MIN02.000
911/4/18LAR0000
1011/11/18CIN01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1111/18/18PHI4:25 pm
1211/22/18ATL8:20 pm
1311/29/18@ DAL8:20 pm
1412/9/18@ TB1:00 pm
1512/17/18@ CAR8:15 pm
1612/23/18PIT4:25 pm
1712/30/18CAR1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016New Orleans Saints92015.054000.0000
2017New Orleans Saints162616.010212727.02701
2018New Orleans Saints92316.075000.0000
TOTAL346947.0221112727.02701
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New Orleans Saints900100000
2017New Orleans Saints1600100000
2018New Orleans Saints900000000
TOTAL3400200000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/305
Birthdate:
4/2/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Covington, GA, USA
School:
Louisville
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: