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Rob Ninkovich

32-Year-Old Defensive End – New England Patriots

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ninkovich saw his snap count drop from 1,021 in 2014 to 891 last year, but he could push for a four-digit play count again in 2016 now that Chandler Jones is in Arizona. If that occurs, DL1 status wou...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 260   DOB: 2/1/1984
College: Purdue  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rob Ninkovich Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract extension in September of 2011.

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The Patriots have signed Ninkovich (suspension) to a one-year contract extension, NFL.com reports.

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Rob Ninkovich NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 26 NE 16 53 38 15 4 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2011 27 NE 16 73 42 31 6.5 4 2 1 1 3 10 0 0 0
2012 28 NE 16 58 32 26 8 1 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0
2013 29 NE 16 91 42 49 8 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2014 30 NE 16 62 45 17 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 31 NE 16 52 33 19 6.5 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Rob Ninkovich – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Defensive End
  1. Chris Long
  2. Trey Flowers
  3. Rob Ninkovich
New England Patriots

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Defensive Snaps in 2016

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Year Def ST
2014 1021 78
2015 891 104
Rob Ninkovich 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Ari
2 Mia
3 Hou
4 Buf
5 @Cle
6 Cin
7 @Pit
8 @Buf
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Sea
11 @SF
12 @NYJ
13 LA
14 Bal
15 @Den
16 NYJ
17 @Mia

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Rob Ninkovich
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   260 lbs
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Rob Ninkovich: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ninkovich (triceps) has been suspended for four games after testing positive for a banned substance, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

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Ninkovich, who tore his triceps on Aug. 9, was present at the start of Sunday's practice before moving on to the Patriots' lower field to do conditioning work, ESPN.com reports.

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Ninkovich (triceps) could return to the field in September as opposed to October.

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Ninkovich tore his triceps muscle, but not the tendon, at Tuesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Ninkovich suffered a torn triceps Tuesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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Ninkovich left Tuesday's practice with a triceps injury, the Boston Herald reports. He has an MRI on tap.

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Ninkovich was on the field for 81.4 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps this past season, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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2015

Always one of the league's busiest and most durable players, Ninkovich logged more than 1,000 snaps for the second time in three years last season in his fifth consecutive 16-game campaign. It was also his third straight season with eight sacks. Now 31, Ninkovich could see his workload scaled back this year, especially with Jerod Mayo, Chandler Jones and Dominique Easley expected at full strength after missing time last year to injuries. The arrival of DE Jabaal Sheard for depth is another concern. The closer Ninkovich gets to 1,000 snaps, the more of a fantasy steal he will be.

2014

Ninkovich is New England's most experienced and reliable edge defender, providing end looks in the 4-3 while adding linebacker versatility in 3-4 fronts. That means he rarely leaves the field, and when he's on the field he is New England's best threat to find ballcarriers. He finished the 2013 season with 91 tackles and eight sacks elite numbers by any standard although the tackle tally was inflated by an improbable 49 assists. That assist total will likely dip in 2014, especially with the addition of first-round DT/DE Dominique Easley, but Ninkovich should still retain DL1 value in some formats. That's especially true if DE Chandler Jones should suffer an injury the Patriots remain rather thin at the end position. Jones has only stayed healthy in one of the last three years, while Ninkovich hasn't missed a game since 2009.

2013

The addition of second-round pick and pass rusher Jamie Collins is a concern for Ninkovich, but Collins could still be a year away from eating into Ninkovich's snap count, especially on first and second downs. Ninkovich has carved out a nice role as a DE/LB tweener with the Patriots, posting 131 tackles and 14.5 sacks the last two years. Expect more of the same with the more dynamic Collins likely serving as injury insurance for Chandler Jones in Year 1.

2012

The versatile Ninkovich is listed as a linebacker by the Patriots' PR department, but he has a good shot to end up starting at left defensive end for the team. He racked up 74 tackles and 6.5 sacks last season, so there sneaky IDP value to be had here if he ends up with DL eligibility.

2011

Quietly racked up 62 tackles, four sacks and two picks last season. He'll remain in the Pats' strong-side linebacker mix and is worth a look in deeper leagues.

2010

In the Patriots' outside linebacker mix, Ninkovich should easily eclipse his 2009 total of 23 tackles if he can carve out a steady role.