player photo

20 Kendall Sheffield DB

Atlanta Falcons

Key Stats
GPTCKLSACKSINTTDSFF
13500001

Player Updates

January 9, 2021 04:56 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Coverage struggles continue in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield logged five tackles (four solo) during last Sunday's 44-27 loss to Tampa Bay, and he closed the 2020 campaign with 51 tackles, three pass deflections and a forced fumble over 13 games.

Sheffield remains without an interception over 29 NFL appearances, as Atlanta tied for 24th in the league with 11 forced INTs in 2020. Meanwhile, he's surrendered an average 73.6 percent completion rate and a passer rating of 114.7 on 125 career coverage targets. The 2019 fourth-round draft choice from Ohio State will be under contract for two more seasons, as Atlanta continues to develop its homegrown cornerback nucleus of Sheffield, A.J. Terrell and Isaiah Oliver.

December 6, 2020 11:48 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Active for NFC South battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (illness) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Despite sitting out the entire practice week, Sheffield has been cleared for Week 13. Sheffield slots in as the No. 3 tight end behind A.J. Terrell and Darqueze Dennard, and he typically plays around half of the defensive snaps per game.

December 4, 2020 11:00 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Questionable for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Sheffield was unable to practice all week due to this illness, which hasn't been linked to COVID-19. He has two more days to recover, otherwise he'll sit out for the first time since Week 3. If that happens, Blidi Wreh-Wilson could see more reps at cornerback Sunday.

December 3, 2020 09:20 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Can't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (illness) did not participate during the Falcons' practice session Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sheffield logged three total tackles on 32 defensive snaps during Atlanta's Week 12 win over the Raiders. He was not reported to be having any issues postgame, rendering his illness a new development as the Falcons open up the in-person practice week. The 24-year-old's defensive involvement has faded recently, with A.J. Terrell, Darqueze Dennard and Isaiah Oliver all receiving more snaps than he over each of the Falcons' past three games.

November 6, 2020 04:20 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

The 24-year-old suffered the concussion last Thursday against the Panthers, but he was able to clear the concussion protocol with the extra time between games. Sheffield should fill his usual role in the secondary for Atlanta on Sunday.

November 4, 2020 03:24 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Dealing with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Sheffield's head injury has been confirmed as a concussion, so he'll need to clear concussion protocol to suit up Sunday against the Broncos. On the bright side, the second-year cornerback was at least able to get in a limited practice to start the week.

October 30, 2020 10:36 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Injures head again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield was cleared to return after sustaining a head injury in the first quarter of Thursday's game against the Panthers, but he re-injured his head in the second half and is now questionable to return, Jason Butt of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

If Sheffield misses the remainder of Thursday's game, Blidi Wreh-Wilson figures to handle starting duties at cornerback as he has done through out much of the contest.

October 30, 2020 10:12 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Questionable with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield is being evaluated for a head injury in Thursday night's game against the Panthers and is questionable to return, Jason Butt of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sheffield took a shot to the head from his teammate on the Falcons' first defensive play of the game and was slow to get up. As long as Sheffield is out, Blidi Wreh-Wilson is slated to take over at cornerback.

October 24, 2020 04:04 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: To suit up for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (ankle) logged a full practice Friday and does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's matchup against the Lions, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Sheffield tweaked his ankle during Atlanta's Week 6 triumph over the Vikings, but he was able to return to action and garner 91 percent of the defensive snaps. The second-year man was forced to sit out the first three games of 2020 because of a foot injury, and so far he has struggled in coverage when active. Though Sheffield does own two pass deflections on the year, opponents are averaging an astronomical 15.8 yards per completion when throwing in his direction.

October 11, 2020 03:08 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Back in action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (ankle) returned to Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The 24-year-old exited after tweaking his ankle and was considered questionable to return, but he was ultimately able to retake the field. Sheffield has four tackles and one pass defensed with the Falcons trailing 20-10 during the third quarter.

October 11, 2020 02:44 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Dealing with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield exited Sunday's game against the Panthers with an ankle injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The 24-year-old missed the first three games of the season with a foot injury, so it's at least good news that he didn't aggravate that injury. Blidi Wreh-Wilson should see more snaps while Sheffield is sidelined.

October 7, 2020 11:40 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Decent 2020 debut on MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield collected six tackles and one pass deflection while playing 100 percent of the defensive snaps during Monday night's 30-16 loss to Green Bay.

Though Atlanta's defense as a whole was torched by Aaron Rodgers, surrendering 327 passing yards and four touchdowns to the future Hall of Famer, Sheffield allowed completions on just 50 percent of his targets. The 24-year-old held Rodgers to a 67.2 pass rating when throwing in his direction, but with Darqueze Dennard (hamstring), Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) all unavailable for Week 4, the Falcons were no match for Green Bay's passing attack. Next up is a showdown with NFC South rival Carolina and its quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is coming off a 276-yard, two-touchdown passing performance against the Cardinals.

October 3, 2020 06:32 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Season debut on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (foot) practiced fully Saturday and is expected to start Monday's game versus the Packers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sheffield has officially been cleared to return after sitting out the first three games of the season. The Falcons' secondary is notoriously porous, ranking 31st with 350.3 passing yards allowed per game, and Sheffield will attempt to patch it up in his return to the lineup. Last season, he allowed a 110.0 passer rating and two touchdowns when targeted.

October 2, 2020 02:20 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: First practice session of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Sheffield missed Atlanta's first three games of the season due to a foot injury, but he now looks on track for Monday's upcoming contest against the Packers. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sheffield is expected to slide back into his usual starting role at left cornerback.

October 1, 2020 01:12 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Returning to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said Sheffield (foot) will return to practice beginning Thursday, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Quinn expanded by stating the team will monitor Sheffield's progress during practice sessions throughout the week, and a decision on his availability for Monday Night Football will be made from there. Darqueze Dennard (hamstring) landed on injured reserve Tuesday, and rookie A.J. Terrell is currently on the Reserve-COVID-19 list, leaving Atlanta with a precarious situation in the secondary. This is certainly not an ideal week to be shorthanded, as the Falcons take on Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, who is boasting a 9:0 TD:INT with more than 295 passing yards per game.

September 25, 2020 05:24 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Ruled out to face Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (foot) is ruled out for Sunday's game against Chicago, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Sheffield will miss his third straight contest to begin the season due to a lingering foot injury. His next chance to take the field will come Week 4 in Green Bay during Monday Night Football.

September 23, 2020 01:12 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Expected to miss Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (foot) is not expected to suit up against Chicago on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Sheffield has missed back-to-back games to begin the 2020 season, and it looks as though he'll need to wait at least another week before retaking the field. Darqueze Dennard stands to continue playing a starting role as long as Sheffield is unable to go.

September 18, 2020 03:48 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Won't suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Sheffield's season debut will wait another week. His absence leaves the Falcons in a tight spot against the receiver-rich Cowboys, and Darqueze Dennard should maintain his starting role in Week 2. Sheffield will look to get healthy for Week 3's clash against Chicago.

September 16, 2020 04:32 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Foot injury persists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Coach Dan Quinn has downplayed Sheffield's foot injury, but it forced the cornerback to miss Atlanta's first game. If Sheffield fails to up his practice participation as the week unfolds, he'll likely be out again Sunday in Dallas.

September 14, 2020 04:24 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: injury downplayed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said Monday he doesn't expect Sheffield (foot) to face a long-term absence, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 24-year-old was inactive for the season opener due to the left foot issue he was battling during training camp, but it doesn't appear to be a serious concern. Sheffield's status for Week 2 against the Cowboys should receive more clarity once the Falcons return to practice Wednesday.

Fantasy Points By Week
0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ ATLL 38-2500000000
Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-4000000000
Sun 09/27@ ATLL 30-2600000000
Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-3060600100
Sun 10/11vs CARL 16-2333600100
Sun 10/18@ MINW 40-2342600000
Sun 10/25vs DETL 22-2333600000
Thu 10/29@ CARW 25-1710100000
Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-2730300010
Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-2420200000
Sun 11/29vs LVW 43-621300000
Sun 12/06vs NOL 16-2100000000
Sun 12/13@ LACL 17-2000000000
Sun 12/20vs TBL 27-3121300000
Sun 12/27@ KCL 14-1772900100
Sun 01/03@ TBL 27-4441500000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020ATL139513714000003
2019ATL1611463313000003
Total292097 70.027 000-06
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020ATL1300---00
2019ATL16610617.7290
Total29610617.7290
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/212
Birthdate:
05/30/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Missouri City, TX
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: