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 is expected to hold out of training camp in a contract dispute after not showing up Thursday to take his physical, the Seattle Times reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After two absences due to an injured groin, Chancellor's unhinged practice Wednesday forecasts active status Sunday in Kansas City. So far this season, he's supplemented 6.7 tackles per game with one interception and one forced fumble, which all but assures his presence in IDP lineups on a weekly basis (when healthy, of course).
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.