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98 Sheldon Rankins DT

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16408.0001

Player Updates

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Gets fifth-year option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints are exercising their fifth-year option on Rankins, who is expected to miss the early part of the 2019 season after suffering a torn Achilles on Jan. 13, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

The fifth-year option applies to 2020 and is guaranteed for injury only. It was probably an easy decision even with a lengthy rehab process ahead, as Rankins is coming off a breakout 2018 with 40 tackles (26 solo) and eight sacks in 16 games (all starts). The 12th overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft recently celebrated his 25th birthday and likely will open his fourth pro season on the PUP list.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Expected to miss start of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins (Achilles) likely will open the 2019 regular season on the PUP list, which would rule him out for the first six weeks, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

The 24-year-old defensive tackle suffered a torn Achilles in the divisional round of the playoffs, giving him less than eight months to recover before Week 1 of 2019. With their top defensive tackle expected to miss at least six games at the beginning of the season, New Orleans acquired some depth in the form of Malcom Brown, a 320-pounder who has started 51 games in four seasons since the Patriots selected him at No. 32 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. While he can't replace Rankins as a pass rusher, Brown should at least help against the run.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Moves to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Rankins suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Eagles, and is set to undergo surgery at some point this week. The Saints signed defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker to bolster their depth at the position, with Tyeler Davison likely to be the largest beneficiary of Rankins' absence.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Achilles tear confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

An MRI has confirmed that Rankins tore his Achilles during Sunday's divisional-round victory over Philadelphia, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Rankins is in store for a lengthy recovery process that typically lasts 6-to-9 months for severe Achilles injuries. Thus, it's far from certain that he'll be ready to play in time for the 2019 season opener. In the interim, Taylor Stallworth figures to be much more involved in the defensive game plan for the remainder of the postseason.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Achilles injury feared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in Sunday's divisional-round game against the Eagles, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Rankins was carted off the first in the first quarter after suffering the previously undisclosed leg injury. The news couldn't be much worse for the 24-year-old, as a torn Achilles would likely spell an end to his season and result in an exhaustive recovery process. The injury is unlikely to be confirmed until after Sunday's game or perhaps Monday. Taylor Stallworth and David Onyemata are seeing increased roles at defensive tackle for the Saints.

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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
1111/18/18PHI01.000
1211/22/18ATL01.000
1311/29/18DAL0000
1412/9/18TB01.000
1512/17/18CAR0000
1612/23/18PIT0001
1712/30/18CAR0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016New Orleans Saints92015.054000.0000
2017New Orleans Saints162616.010212727.02701
2018New Orleans Saints164026.0148000.0001
TOTAL418657.0291412727.02702
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New Orleans Saints900100000
2017New Orleans Saints1600100000
2018New Orleans Saints1600100000
TOTAL4100300000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/305
Birthdate:
4/2/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Covington, GA, USA
School:
Louisville
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: