Alex Okafor
Alex Okafor
28-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alex Okafor in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year contract with the Chiefs in March of 2019.
Back to full health
DEKansas City Chiefs
November 27, 2019
Okafor (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
ANALYSIS
Okafor appears to have fully recovered from the high-ankle sprain he suffered Week 8. Barring any setbacks, expect the 28-year-old defensive end to play his usual starting role against the Raiders on Sunday.
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2019 Alex Okafor Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Alex Okafor'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
261 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After signing a one-year deal with New Orleans last offseason, Okafor put together an excellent 2017 campaign in which he amassed a career-high 43 tackles to go along with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games. Okafor's season ended prematurely, however, when he tore an Achilles in Week 11. The Saints traded up to draft defensive end Marcus Davenport in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but early training-camp reports indicate that Okafor remains firmly ahead of the raw rookie on the depth chart. Assuming he earns the lion's share of the snaps opposite All Pro Cameron Jordan, Okafor is a high-upside option in deeper IDP leagues.
The Saints signed Okafor this offseason after he spent the last four seasons in Arizona, where he played outside linebacker in the Cardinals' 3-4 scheme. The 26-year-old has showed flashes of dynamic ability when healthy, recording eight sacks in 2014, but managed just 13 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2016. The Saints have struggled for years to find a serviceable starter at defensive end opposite Pro Bowler Cameron Jordan, but the team seems content allowing the unproven Okafor to compete for a starting gig with third-year pro Hau'oli Kikaha, who missed all of last season with an ACL injury, and third-round draft pick Trey Hendrickson. If Okafor can earn the starting job, he may be worth a flier in deeper IDP leagues.
As a rookie in 2013, Okafor suffered a season-ending torn biceps in Week 3, and his recovery extended through the same point last season. In his third career appearance in Week 6 against Washington, he took advantage of a lacking situation at outside linebacker, recording four solo tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits. As losses began to mount in the final two months, he put together the best stretch of his brief career, with six sacks from Weeks 10-16. Considering he logged 66 percent of the defensive snaps by season's end, he seems poised to emerge as a formidable pass rusher.
During John Abraham's absence from the first half of the preseason, Okafor logged time as the starting weakside linebacker, which could extend into the regular season if Abraham is suspended for a June DUI arrest. Okafor himself has made just one appearance as a professional after sustaining a torn biceps in Week 3 last year, but during his final two collegiate campaigns at Texas, he displayed superior pass-rushing skills, totaling 19.5 sacks across 24 games.
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Practicing Wednesday
DEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 27, 2019
Okafor (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Out Week 11
DEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 16, 2019
Okafor (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Chargers.
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Won't practice Thursday
DEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 14, 2019
Okafor (ankle) will not participate in Thursday's practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Out again Week 10
DEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 8, 2019
Okafor (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Tennessee, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Ruled out Sunday
DEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 1, 2019
Okafor (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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