Addae recorded 10 tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 25-17 win over the Seahawks.
Addae has been inconsistent through most of the season, but it's difficult to ignore Sunday's numbers. Utilizing a variety of three-safety sets, Addae was a disruptive player, particularly against the run. He and the rest of the Chargers defense will square off against a turnover-prone Raiders squad next week.
Addae tallied nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 38-14 win over the Browns.
Addae led the team in tackles for the first time this season, taking advantage of Baker Mayfield's tendency to check down to rack up a plethora of stats. While the hard-hitting safety has lost a bit of luster alongside emerging star Derwin James, Addae has registered at least five tackles in four of the six games this season and remains a safe IDP choice in deeper leagues.
Addae finished Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs with five tackles (three solo).
Addae took over his nominal role at strong safety while 2018 first-round pick Derwin James manned the free safety spot and both players played up to their potential despite the high-scoring affair. Addae set a career high in tackles (96) in 2017, and situated in arguably one of the deepest secondaries in the NFL, the 28-year-old appears poised to repeat similar numbers. Addae is expected to have a nice matchup against the struggling Bills next week.
Addae looked impressive throughout a variety of snaps at free safety during the team's mandatory minicamp, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It's a bit of a surprise to see Addae playing free safety at all given his success last year at strong safety and the introduction of nominal free safety, 2018 first-round pick Derwin James. However with Woike reporting James has been practicing at both positions, the Chargers could simply be attempting to figure out what starting unit will be the most efficient and effective. Regardless, both players should see the majority of the time at the respective safety positions, so the designations, while interesting, shouldn't hinder either player's IDP outlooks.
Addae finished 2017 with 96 tackles (66 solo), a half of a sack and seven defended passes.
For the first time since his rookie season, Addae managed to stay healthy for the entire campaign, acting as an in-the-box safety for an opportunistic Chargers defense. Not surprisingly, the fifth-year safety posted a career-high in tackles, a figure that also slotted in as the sixth most among safeties this season. Long heralded as an intriguing prospect thanks to his reputation as a hard-hitting safety, Addae figures to be one of the better IDP options at his position heading into 2018, even despite his struggles recording turnovers (one interception in five seasons).
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|2014||San Diego Chargers||11||48||35.0||13||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||13||65||55.0||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||8||50||43.0||7||0||1||90||90.0||90||1||4|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||96||66.0||30||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||9||51||33.0||18||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
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|2014||San Diego Chargers||11||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||9||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|