Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh
33-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After a mixed bag of a 2019 debut campaign in Tampa, Suh was brought back this offseason on a one-year, $8 million contract. The mammoth veteran offset a career-low 2.5 sacks and the second-sparsest tackle total (41) of his 10 pro seasons with a career-best four fumble recoveries and the first two defensive touchdowns of his decorated NFL tenure. Suh also was a pivotal component of a Buccaneers defense that was tops in the NFL by a comfortable margin in rushing yards allowed per game (75.6). Looking ahead to the coming campaign, he projects to reprise his starting left defensive end role in coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme and will aim to bring his sack total back up to his usual standards. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2020.
Re-signs with Tampa
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
March 25, 2020
Suh agreed Wednesday with the Buccaneers on a one-year, $8 million contract, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Suh turned in a disappointing first season in Tampa in 2019, notching a career-low 2.5 sacks to go with just 41 tackles, his fewest in seven years. On the positive end, he recovered four fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns, though those numbers tend not to be reliable year over year. The veteran still played well enough to garner another contract from Tampa Bay, so expect him to again fill a starting role alongside nose tackle Vita Vea.
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Measurables Review
How do Ndamukong Suh's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
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' 4"
 
Weight
313 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.44 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.21 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
105 in
 
Bench Press
32 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Shortly after the Buccaneers released fellow well-paid lineman Gerald McCoy, the team quickly found a highly capable replacement in Suh. The 32-year-old is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he logged 59 tackles (41 solo) and 4.5 sacks in 16 games for the Rams. Suh will provide Tampa Bay's new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles with a sturdy nose tackle to man the middle of the Bucs' line, though Suh's IDP relevance is limited to deeper formats.
The question with Suh this year is not whether he'll be effective in Wade Phillips' defense. The question is whether there will be enough plunder for everyone. There's also the chance that the suddenly fearsome Rams pull their starters with safe leads in a number of contests. There is next to no chance, however, that Suh shows up and does nothing. With Donald next to him, Suh won't have the spotlight on him for the first time in his career, and we'll finally get to see what happens when you don't double-team him. Even headcases with questionable effort or focus tend to be at their best on a team this fun, and Suh is capable of immense damage.
Suh had one of his more productive IDP seasons in 2016, posting a career-high 72 tackles after surpassing 60 just twice in six seasons. It's probably unfair to expect a repeat this year, but after logging 1,958 snaps the last two years, Suh's shown that he can take on an big workload for a defensive tackle -- especially one that draws as much attention as him. He does not have a season with double-digit sacks since his 2010 rookie year, but Suh's big workload affords him many tackle opportunities on the Dolphins' front line.
Perhaps the most mercurial player on this list, Suh remains an otherworldly talent despite his controversial reputation, and he was a good IDP option last year even as criticism mounted. He played 985 defensive snaps, which is a gigantic workload for a defensive tackle, so perhaps the perception of him lacking a motor in 2015 is a bit unfair. New defensive coordinator Vance Joseph brings a new approach that could help channel Suh's incredible talents better in 2016, giving the hope that he might hit the double-digit sack mark for the first time since his rookie year.
Suh was the crown jewel of the Dolphins offseason, as they signed what may be the best defensive player in the NFL away from the Lions. An accomplished and versatile defensive lineman, Suh can play in the middle and virtually guarantee that opposing teams have to run outside or he can play at end and force teams to pick their poison in choosing whether to double team Suh or Cameron Wake. A sure-fire difference maker on defense, Suh’s value can't always be measured in statistics. Not only will other players along the defensive line, like Wake, see less attention from the opposing line, but the safeties can also worry about playing the pass more than the run due to Suh’s run-stuffing ability. Suh's only downside is his tendency to walk a fine line between being a tough player and being a dirty one. He has been penalized, fined, and suspended several times and it would seem unlikely that he won't be so again in the future.
Suh will be in a contract year and will be motivated to improve on the 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks he had a year ago. A motivated Suh should be a scary proposition for opposing offenses.
Suh recorded twice as many sacks in 2012 (8) as he did in 2011. He was also able to play in all 16 games.
Aside from his team making the playoffs in 2011, Suh's season was a total disaster. He totaled just 36 tackles (26 solo) and four sacks in 14 games and faced a two-game suspension for an incident where he repeatedly forced the head of Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground and then stomped on Dietrich-Smith's arm. Suh is too talented, in any case, not to post numbers more in line with his 66-tackle, 10-sack rookie season from 2010. Expect him to channel his anger in more productive ways in 2012.
In an era when double-digit sack production from defensive tackles is all but extinct, Suh stands out as a rare talent who prompts memories of the days when the likes of John Randle, Warren Sapp and Bryant Young headlined the position. In fact, Suh is the first tackle to post 10 sacks since Sapp in 2006. But as the lone player to break the recent paradigm of disappearing pass rushers at the tackle spot, Suh must also contend with increased attention from opposing offensive lines. Last year’s 66-tackle, 10-sack season might therefore be the best-case scenario with Suh, but the odds are he’ll remain a top IDP option even he falls short of that mark.
Possessing amazing size and athletic ability, Suh has been projected by many to be a generational talent at tackle. He may not record a ton of tackles or sacks, but he will likely absorb double and triple teams to free up his teammates. He will start from Day 1, and it's worth noting that Albert Haynesworth had his best days under former Titans' defensive coordinator and current Lions' head man Jim Schwartz.
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Bucs future remains uncertain
DEFree Agent
March 24, 2020
Suh and the Buccaneers have mutual interest in his return, but the veteran defensive lineman has received interest from other teams in free agency, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Serviceable first season in Tampa
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
January 7, 2020
Suh finished the 2019 season with 41 tackles (22 solo), 2.5 sacks, four defensed passes, four fumble recoveries, including two that he returned for touchdowns, across 16 games.
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Keeps surging Week 16
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 26, 2019
Suh recorded five tackles (three solo), including 1.5 for loss, and was credited with one quarterback hit in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.
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More impact plays Week 15
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 18, 2019
Suh recorded three tackles (two solo), including one sack, and was credited with two quarterback hits overall in the Buccaneers' 38-17 win over the Lions on Sunday.
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Another fumble recovery
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 3, 2019
Suh recorded two tackles (one solo) and recovered a fumble in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
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