27-Year-Old Safety – Seattle Seahawks
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Perhaps the league's most feared hitter, the 6-3, 232-pound Chancellor is a hulking yet rangy hammer in the Seattle secondary, where he has averaged 91 tackles the last four seasons, making him an ann...
Kam Chancellor Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks in April of 2013.
Chancellor wwas activated to the 53-man roster Saturday.
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Kam Chancellor: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Although the Seahawks will monitor his fitness throughout the game, Chancellor may still work in an every-snap role, just as he did the past four seasons. He missed all of training camp and the first two weeks of the regular season while holding out for a restructured contract.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Seahawks will monitor Chancellor's snaps, but it sounds as if he'll likely get the start. The star safety missed all of training camp and the first two regular-season games while holding out. He had 78 tackles in 14 games last season, after topping 95 tackles in each of the previous three campaigns.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Schefter's report quoted a text sent to ESPN colleague Stephen A. Smith from Chancellor that said, "Time to help us get back to the big dance. I can address business after the season." There was no word on whether Chancellor and the Seahawks struck a deal or if Chancellor is returning empty handed. In any event, he will almost certainly play Sunday against the Bears. Seattle's defense has noticeably missed Chancellor, giving up 61 points in the first two games.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)"He's not here and he's not playing," coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday. Carroll said he is "disappointed" Chancellor is still holding out and that "everybody should be," but that the defense will not change without Chancellor. Dion Bailey will start at strong safety. A report last week from Bleacher Report's Jason Cole said the two sides were nearing a deal, but that doesn't seem close, judging from Carroll's somewhat glum outlook Wednesday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The deal would add a year to Chancellor's contract and give him an immediate payment. The Seahawks have to walk the fine line of doing enough to make Chancellor happy but not appearing to give in to his demands lest more players hold out in the coming years. They're already pushing the salary cap, so any additional money for Chancellor likely can't count for this year.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Although he should probably be ranked behind Earl Thomas, conventional wisdom could lead one to conclude that Chancellor is the better IDP prospect. As a 6-foot-4, 230-pound strong safety with a skill set and job description that usually lends itself to big tackle totals, Chancellor has the look of a triple-digit tackle threat. He has yet to get there, however, posting 94, 92 and 99 tackles over his last three years, and his interception total of seven trails behind Thomas' 10. Still, Chancellor is bound to make it to 100 one of these years, and his reliable 90-plus tackle production makes him a high-end DB2 in most IDP systems. It's worth double-checking on his health status closer to kickoff, as he underwent a 'minor' hip surgery in April.
As perhaps the league's premier enforcer safety, Chancellor is one of the most reliable tackle sources in the secondary. Fellow safety Earl Thomas is more of a coverage specialist, leaving Chancellor with disproportionate access to any ballcarrier lucky enough to get into the second level against the Seattle defense. Despite missing a game in 2011 and playing through some bumps and bruises in 2012, Chancellor has 186 tackles to show from the last two seasons. Considering he posted those numbers at less than full strength and on a relatively low snap count of 979 in 2012, Chancellor possesses one of the highest floors in leagues that reward primarily for tackle production. In leagues that place more of an emphasis on interceptions, you might want to move Chancellor down the list a bit. He has just four interceptions in the last two years, all coming in 2011.
Despite possessing the build of a linebacker (6-3, 232), Chancellor is a rangy safety with more than enough athleticism for the demands of the position. He made plays in a variety of ways last year, totaling 97 stops (75 solo) and one sack in 15 games while making a big impact in coverage with four interceptions and 13 passes defended. It shouldn’t be much trouble for Chancellor to approach 100 tackles again in 2012, even if he misses a game or two, and he should remain an opportunistic playmaker in coverage thanks to Seattle’s unpredictable and explosive front seven. With speedy disruptors like Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner teeing off on quarterbacks, Chancellor should see more than his fair share of hastened desperation passes in the Seattle secondary.
A 2010 fifth-round pick, Chancellor will man a back-up safety spot for the Seahawks this season. He'll probably see most of his action on special teams.