Rashaan Melvin
Rashaan Melvin
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Melvin joined the Lions on a one-year deal this offseason and operated as the starting cornerback opposite Darius Slay during the preseason. As someone who was on pace to notch over 60 tackles and double-digit pass breakups in two of the past three seasons, Melvin could be a quality source of production among cornerbacks behind a suddenly stacked Lions defensive front. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
New career high in tackles
CBDetroit Lions
January 9, 2020
Melvin racked up 68 tackles and 11 pass breakups over 13 games in 2019.
ANALYSIS
Playing opposite stud cornerback Darius Slay, Melvin was picked on frequently this season. This was great news from a fantasy perspective, considering it helped the 30-year-old finished the year ranked in the top five in tackles among all cornerbacks. From a real-life perspective, the Lions were probably hoping fifth-round rookie Amani Oruwariye would have taken the starting job away from the aging veteran at some point. Even though that never happened, it seems very likely that Detroit will let Melvin walk in unrestricted free agency this offseason.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After putting up 13 passes defensed and three interceptions in just 10 games with the Colts during his 2017 campaign, the cornerback-needy Raiders elected to sign Melvin to a one-year deal worth $6.5 million this offseason. The injury-prone 28-year-old has never played a full season, but he should be the clear-cut starter at cornerback across from 2017 first-rounder Gareon Conley as Oakland's secondary looks to improve upon last year's unit that ranked 26th in passing defense.
A 2013 UDFA, Melvin surprisingly started two games in the 2014 regular season and another two in the playoffs, as the Baltimore secondary was decimated by injuries. Melvin held his own until the divisional round of the playoffs, where he was consistently picked on by Tom Brady. Following the ugly performance, Melvin will likely need to compete for a roster spot.
The second-year pro slots in as a depth cornerback for the Bucs.
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Gains medical clearence
CBDetroit Lions
December 8, 2019
Melvin (ribs) will play in Sunday's divisional matchup against Minnesota.
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Chance to play Week 14
CBDetroit Lions
Ribs
December 6, 2019
Melvin (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Limited during Wednesday's practice
CBDetroit Lions
Ribs
December 4, 2019
Melvin (ribs) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Won't play against Bears
CBDetroit Lions
Ribs
November 27, 2019
Melvin (ribs) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Bears.
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Unable to practice
CBDetroit Lions
Ribs
November 26, 2019
Melvin (ribs) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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