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93 David Onyemata DT

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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15446.5100

Player Updates

January 31, 2021 09:56 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Career year in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata recorded 44 tackles (20 solo), 6.5 sacks, two passes defended and an interception across 15 regular-season games in 2020.

Those numbers were all career highs for the fifth-year man, who's spent his entire career with New Orleans. He's been a key contributor on defense since entering the NFL, and he'll look to set new career-best numbers when he returns to New Orleans in 2021.

December 6, 2020 11:24 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata totaled four tackles (two solo) and a sack in the Saints' 21-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Onyemata recorded just one tackle in Week 12, though he was much more involved in this one, piling up four tackles and registering his sixth sack of the year. He'll look to add to that career-high total in Week 14 against the Eagles.

November 24, 2020 12:00 AM
Saints' David Onyemata: Two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata produced three tackles (all solo), including two sacks, in the Saints' 24-9 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

With the performance, Onyemata brought his season sack total to five and set a new career season high, eclipsing his mark of 4.5 set in 2018. A matchup with Denver in Week 12 offers a chance to add to that total.

November 9, 2020 05:08 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: First career interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata recorded an interception in the Saints' 38-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The big man nabbed his first career interception Sunday, salvaging an otherwise uneventful day. Through eight games, Onyemata is well on his way to a career year in his fifth NFL season.

November 4, 2020 01:08 AM
Saints' David Onyemata: Another sack in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata totaled five tackles (one solo), one sack and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 26-23 OT win over the Bears on Sunday.

Onyemata isn't a volume tackler, but he's now racked up three sacks through six games played. He'll carry plenty of pass-rushing upside into a Week 9 battle against Tampa Bay.

October 5, 2020 01:00 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata finished with one solo tackle, one sack and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 35-29 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Onyemata was held out of Week 3's loss to the Packers, but he returned in Week 4 for a productive showing. He recorded his second sack in as many games played and remains a weekly threat to get to the quarterback as long as he takes the field.

October 1, 2020 06:40 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata (calf) is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Onyemata wasn't able to suit up against the Packers on Sunday, but it looks as though he's now fully recovered from his calf injury. He's on track to handle his usual rotational role at Detroit in Week 4.

September 27, 2020 07:36 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Inactive Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Onyemata was a late addition to New Orleans' injury report, but his calf issue is serious enough that he'll need to miss at least a week. With Marcus Davenport (elbow) also inactive, the Saints' defensive front could find it difficult to contain Green Bay's potent ground game.

September 25, 2020 07:52 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Dealing with calf issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Packers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Onyemata didn't appear on the Saints' practice report until Friday, when he was limited due to a calf injury. The development may indicate a brand-new health concern, but the defensive front nonetheless enters the weekend banged up, with Onyemata, Marcus Davenport (elbow) and Trey Hendrickson (groin) all questionable for Sunday's game.

September 22, 2020 11:24 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Records sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata totaled six tackles (two solo), 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack in the Saints' 34-24 loss to the Raiders on Monday.

Onyemata was busy Monday, as he did his best to contain elite back Josh Jacobs. As a member of New Orleans' powerful defensive line, Onyemata has weekly sack upside, though he rarely sees this amount of tackles.

March 16, 2020 08:40 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Back in Big Easy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints and Onyemata agreed to a contract Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Onyemata finished out his rookie deal with the Saints collecting 32 tackles (22 solo) and three sacks while starting in all 15 of his regular-season appearances in 2019. The official terms of the deal remain unclear, but he likely will assume his same role in the defensive front in the coming campaign.

January 8, 2020 09:52 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Concludes rookie contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata accounted for 32 tackles (22 solo) and 3.0 sacks in 2019.

After starting 10 total games over his first three seasons, Onyemata started all 15 of his regular-season appearances in 2019, though he saw a three-year low in defensive snaps. The fourth-rounder from Manitoba will be a free agent in 2020 after finishing out his rookie contract, and it's not clear yet if he'll sign a new deal with New Orleans.

November 25, 2019 12:28 AM
Saints' David Onyemata: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata totaled two tackles (both solo), one sack and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 34-31 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Onyemata recorded his third sack of the season in Sunday's win and his first since Week 8. The fourth-year tackle's production hasn't been fruitful for fantasy purposes as he's collected 25 tackles (19 solo) and has yet to force a turnover across 10 games on the season.

October 28, 2019 06:44 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Records second sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata recorded two tackles (both solo), one sack and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 31-9 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. In the Saints' 31-9 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Onyemata had his first sack since Week 4, getting to Kyler Murray in the blowout win. With only two sacks and 19 tackles on the season, Onyemata isn't an appealing IDP option across most formats.

September 30, 2019 06:48 AM
Saints' David Onyemata: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata recorded three tackles (two solo), one tackle for a loss and a sack in the Saints' 12-10 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Onyemata recorded his first sack of the season and the Saints' only sack of the contest. After serving a one-game suspension against the Texans in Week 1, Onyemata saw his snap count grow in each of Weeks 2 and 3. He played 64 percent of the snaps in Week 4, and his role may continue to grow in Week 5 when the Saints face the Buccaneers in a divisional showdown.

September 10, 2019 05:52 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Returns from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata was reinstated from his one-game suspension Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

The 26-year-old received the one-game ban in June for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse. Onyemata could see a sizable role at defensive tackle if Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) misses another contest.

June 28, 2019 04:16 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Suspended one week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata will be suspended one game for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Onyemata received a misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana in January or February. His absence temporarily thins out a defensive tackle group that also figures to be missing Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) at the beginning of the season.

February 7, 2019 01:52 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Cited for marijuana possession
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata recently received a misdemeanor citation for alleged possession of marijuana, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

It's possible Onyemata could face punishment from the league as a result.

December 1, 2018 01:16 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: Explodes with three sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata had seven tackles (four solo) with three sacks and a forced fumble in Thursday's loss at Dallas.

Onyemata entered Thursday's game with only two career sacks and none this season, and he was coming off a Week 12 game in which he didn't record a tackle. The 26-year-old will continue to serve as a rotational defensive tackle for the Saints and doesn't possess much IDP potential.

January 18, 2018 08:04 PM
Saints' David Onyemata: 38 tackles on season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Onyemata recorded 38 tackles (18 solo), two sacks, and one pass defensed across 16 games in 2017.

It was only the second season that Onyemata played American, 11-man football, as the 25-year-old was drafted out of the University of Manitoba and didn't start playing organized football until 2011. That being said, Onyemata made major strides in 2017, recording career-highs across the board, including his first career sack in Week 4. Look for the defensive tackle to continue to make strides in year three.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs TBW 34-2310100000
Mon 09/21@ LVL 24-3423510000
Sun 09/27@ NOL 37-3000000000
Sun 10/04@ DETW 35-2910110000
Mon 10/12vs LACW 30-2712300000
Sun 10/25vs CARW 27-2412300000
Sun 11/01@ CHIW 26-2314510000
Sun 11/08@ TBW 38-300001100
Sun 11/15vs SFW 27-1340400100
Sun 11/22vs ATLW 24-930320000
Sun 11/29@ DENW 31-310100000
Sun 12/06@ ATLW 21-1623510000
Sun 12/13@ PHIL 21-2412300000
Sun 12/20vs KCL 29-3214500000
Fri 12/25vs MINW 52-330330.50000
Sun 01/03@ CARW 33-711200000
Sun 01/10vs CHIW 21-902200000
Sun 01/17vs TBL 20-3012300000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NO15154420246.513302
2019NO1515322210300001
2018NO1643623134.500001
2017NO166391920200001
2016NO16018117000000
Total7840167 94.073 1613305
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/300
Birthdate:
11/13/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Lagos, Nigeria
School:
Manitoba (Canada)
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: