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98 Sheldon Rankins DT

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16262.0101

Player Updates

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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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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Logs best game of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankins notched his first sack and interception of the season in Sunday's dominant victory over the Bills.

Rankins was only on the field for 28 defensive snaps (58.0 percent), but he made his presence felt. The 23-year-old intercepted opposing quarterback Tyrod Taylor mid-way through the third quarter, which resulted in a 27-yard return. He will look to carry his momentum into the Saints' Week 11 matchup versus the Redskins.

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Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Plays in Sunday's preseason tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ranking (Achilles) saw 19 defensive snaps in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Rankins ended last season with a strained achilles in Week 17 but he hasn't been held back by the injury whatsoever in 2017. He came off the bench Sunday while Tony McDaniel got the start at defensive tackle, but Rankins is still expected to be a starter come the regular season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P28/17/18ARI8:00 pm
P38/25/18@ LAC8:00 pm
P48/30/18LAR8:00 pm
19/9/18TB1:00 pm
29/16/18CLE1:00 pm
39/23/18@ ATL1:00 pm
49/30/18@ NYG4:25 pm
510/8/18WAS8:15 pm
Bye: Week 6
710/21/18@ BAL4:05 pm
810/28/18@ MIN8:20 pm
911/4/18LAR4:25 pm
1011/11/18@ CIN1:00 pm
1111/18/18PHI1:00 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 Saints000.000000.0000
TOTAL254631.015612727.02701
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New Orleans Saints900100000
2017New Orleans Saints1600100000
2018New Orleans Saints000000000
TOTAL2500200000
 

Player Info

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