Xavier Rhodes
Xavier Rhodes
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Save for the 2016 season, Rhodes has never been known for causing turnovers, but the 2013 first-round pick is still widely regarded as one of the best coverage corners in the entire league. That's unfortunately the recipe for a below-average IDP commodity, as Rhodes simply doesn't rack up enough tackles to warrant much draft-day consideration. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $70.1 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2017.
No interceptions in 2019
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January 15, 2020
Rhodes recorded 63 tackles (54 solo), six pass breakups and one forced fumble across 15 regular-season contests in 2019. He added 10 tackles (seven solo) and two pass breakups in the Vikings' two playoff games.
ANALYSIS
The veteran cornerback set a career high in tackles in 2019 as opposing teams became more willing to throw his way, a statistic representative of Rhodes' diminishing effectiveness in coverage. The Vikings could save up to $10.5 million in 2020 should they elect to cut Rhodes loose.
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Minnesota VikingsVikings 2019 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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2019 Xavier Rhodes Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Xavier Rhodes' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
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' 1"
 
Weight
218 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Like a lot of the big-name cornerbacks out there, Rhodes is an example of a highly-effective player who's role isn't conducive to high stat counts. Case in point is the fact that he didn't finish among the top-40 defensive backs in standard IDP scoring during the 2017 season, despite earning first-team All-Pro honors. With this pattern unlikely to change as long as he continues to shadow other team's No. 1 receivers, Rhodes isn't worth much consideration on draft day.
Rhodes lived up to the hype in 2016 as he emerged as one of the league's top shutdown corners, racking up 52 tackles, 11 passes defensed, five interceptions, one forced fumble, and a defensive touchdown through 14 games. The 2013 first-rounder will be the Vikings' top option at cornerback moving forward, with veteran Terence Newman, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander also factoring into the mix. Rhodes made his first career Pro Bowl in 2016, and he'll certainly be a candidate to do so again this year.
Rhodes, drafted 25th overall in the 2013 draft, projects to once again start at cornerback for the Vikings alongside veteran Terence Newman. The team added Mackensie Alexander in the second round of the 2016 draft, whose talent could push the likes of Rhodes to the next level knowing he has additional help in the secondary. The 26-year-old racked up 58 tackles, 11 passes defensed, and one interception throughout 16 games during the 2015 season.
Rhodes graded as one of the top cover corners in the league in the second half of his sophomore season. However, that hasn't translated into fantasy stats as he's had just one interception in his career and had 48 tackles each of the last two seasons. He'll start at cornerback and the Vikings are hoping he'll become the leader of the secondary.
The 2013 first-round draft pick emerged as about the only reliable option in Minnesota's secondary last season. He had 48 tackles (41 solo), 10 passes defended and one forced fumble in 13 games. He'll start at cornerback this season opposite Captain Munnerlyn and the Vikings are counting on him improving upon already decent grades as a pass defender.
Rookie Rhodes will start alongside Chris Cook as he looks to help a struggling young secondary.
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Practices in full
CBMinnesota Vikings
December 19, 2019
Rhodes (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
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Calf injury lingers
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Calf
December 16, 2019
Rhodes' playing time was limited during Sunday's win over the Chargers due to a calf injury, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Back from calf injury
CBMinnesota Vikings
December 15, 2019
Rhodes (calf) is back on the field to start the second half, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Leaves with calf injury
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Calf
December 15, 2019
Rhodes suffered a calf injury during Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Good to go Sunday
CBMinnesota Vikings
December 15, 2019
Rhodes (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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