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95 Romeo Okwara DE

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%3%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
15397.5001

Player Updates

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Lions' Romeo Okwara: Inks new extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okwara signed a two-year contract extension with the Lions on Friday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

The 23-year-old was outstanding for the Lions last season, racking up 39 tackles (28 solo), seven sacks and one forced fumble in 15 games. Per NFL Network, Okwara's deal will average more than $3.095 million and has incentives built in. The Notre Dame product will likely be a focal point in the defense, as Detroit figures out what they want to do with fellow defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.

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Lions' Romeo Okwara: Ends 2018 with team-high 7.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okwara registered one tackle and one quarterback hit during Sunday's victory over the Packers.

Okwara thus ends his breakout season on a low note, statistically speaking, but he nonetheless finishes 2018 with 39 tackles and a team-leading 7.5 sacks to his name. The third-year edge rusher is extremely likely to return to Detroit in 2018 given his impending restricted free agent status, which is great news for a Lions team that may not be able to give into the contract demands of injury-prone defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder). As a projected full-time starter alongside run-stuffing nose tackle Damon Harrison, Okwara looks to have some upside in many IDP formats in 2019.

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Lions' Romeo Okwara: New team leader in sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okwara recorded one sack during Sunday's 27-9 loss to Minnesota.

Okwara is now up to 7.5 sacks on the season, passing teammate Devon Kennard for the Lions' team lead in that category along the way. However, the breakout Notre Dame product is only averaging 2.7 tackles per game this year and is reliant on getting to the quarterback to have a worthwhile fantasy outing.

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Lions' Romeo Okwara: Continuing breakout season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okwara recorded three tackles and one sack during Sunday's victory over Arizona.

Okwara just continues to impress and is now up to 6.5 sacks on the season. His emergence has been great news for a Lions team that is now without injury-prone defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder). However, Okwara has recorded more than four tackles in just two of 13 games this season and is hard to trust as an IDP asset.

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Lions' Romeo Okwara: Tallies half-sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okwara had four tackles (two solo) and a half-sack in Thursday's loss to the Bears.

Okwara was a late addition for the Lions at the beginning of the season, but he now has 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble through 10 games. The 23-year-old led Lions defensive ends with a 66-percent snap share Thursday and should continue to be a heavy presence in the defensive-line rotation.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/18NYJ0000
29/16/18SF0000
39/23/18NE0000
49/30/18DAL01.000
510/7/18GB02.001
710/21/18MIA01.000
810/28/18SEA01.000
911/4/18MIN0000
1011/11/18CHI0000
1111/18/18CAR0000
1211/22/18CHI00.500
1312/2/18LAR0000
1412/9/18ARI01.000
1512/16/18BUF0000
1612/23/18MIN01.000
1712/30/18GB0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016New York Giants162512.0131000.0002
2017New York Giants631.020000.0000
2018Detroit Lions153928.0117.5000.0001
TOTAL376741.0268.5000.0003
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New York Giants1600000000
2017New York Giants600000000
2018Detroit Lions1500100000
TOTAL3700100000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/274
Birthdate:
6/17/1995
Age:
23
Hometown:
Nigeria
School:
Notre Dame
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: