Sheldon Rankins
Sheldon Rankins
26-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
New Orleans Saints
Questionable
Injury Ankle
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sheldon Rankins in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $12.8 million contract with the Saints in May of 2016. Saints exercised $7.69 million team option for 2020 in April of 2019.
On track for training camp
DTNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
April 1, 2020
Rankins (ankle) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp, Nick Underhill of New Orleans.Football reports.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old was limited to begin the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles, and he eventually underwent preemptive surgery on the other leg to help prevent further issues with that Achilles. Rankins appeared in 10 games in 2019 and had 10 tackles and two sacks, and his return to full healthy for 2020 would be a significant boost for the defensive line.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2019 DT Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Sheldon Rankins' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
305 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.59 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
28 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Gameday Injuries: Week 4
318 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rankins fell short of earning a Pro-Bowl nod, but his 2018 season amounted to a breakout. Despite seeing the majority of his snaps at an interior-line spot, Rankins amassed career highs in tackles and sacks, both in raw totals (40 and eight) and on a per-game basis (2.5, 0.5). In recognition of Rankins' improved performance, the Saints exercised his $7.69 million fifth-year option this offseason, likely setting the stage for player and team to reach a long-term extension. With four-time Pro Bowler Cameron Jordan and up-and-coming 2018 first-round pick Marcus Davenport terrorizing opposing quarterbacks off the edge, Rankins shouldn't be subject to regular double teams. That offers hope that those 2018 numbers may be something Rankins can build on, rather than a one-year anomaly.
After registering four sacks and six quarterback hits during a promising but injury-shortened nine-game rookie season, Rankins recorded only two sacks, 26 tackles and nine quarterback hits in 16 starts a year ago. As a sophomore, however, Rankins was asked to split time between defensive tackle and defensive end for portions of the season, filling in for Alex Okafor (Achilles), who ended up on injured reserve. With Okafor's return to health and the Saints drafting Marcus Davenport in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Rankins is expected to return to an every-down role on the interior of the line, where he can hopefully use his elite quickness to harass opposing quarterbacks and regain the form he flashed as a rookie.
Rankins was selected by the Saints with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft but missed the first seven games of the season after suffering a leg injury during training camp. When he finally took the field, the rookie proved to be a disruptive defensive force, notching 20 tackles (15 solo), four sacks, and one forced fumble in nine games. Although most defensive tackles have only limited fantasy appeal outside of deep, position-specific IDP leagues, Rankins flashed an innate ability to rush the passer that may give him some value even in more traditional IDP formats.
Rankins, one of the top defenders on a tough Louisville defense the last two years, was selected by the Saints with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Though he lacks prototypical size for a defense tackle, Rankins is an explosive athlete who could start immediately alongside Nick Fairley on the Saints' retooled defensive line. Still, outside of position-specific IDP leagues, he likely has limited fantasy appeal in most formats.
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Season officially over
DTNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
December 11, 2019
The Saints placed Rankins (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
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Could be out for the season
DTNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
December 11, 2019
Rankins (ankle) is in danger of missing the rest of the season, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Leaves game Sunday
DTNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
December 8, 2019
Rankins (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers.
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Records sack in win
DTNew Orleans Saints
November 28, 2019
Rankins recorded three tackles (all solo), including a sack and a tackle for a loss, in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Falcons on Thursday.
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Records sack in win
DTNew Orleans Saints
October 6, 2019
Rankins finished with three tackles (three solo), one sack and one tackle for a loss in the Saints' 31-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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