24-Year-Old Linebacker – Philadelphia Eagles
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Kendricks hasn't been the most reliable player in his first two years – the Eagles almost certainly wish they hadn't taken him over Lavonte David and Bobby Wagner – but he's still an elite athletic ta...
Mychal Kendricks Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with the Eagles in May of 2012.
Kendricks (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)He'll likely carry a questionable tag into the weekend, but considering that Kendricks just resumed running last week, it's entirely possible that he'll need to sit again in Week 5.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Kendricks was effective in real life last year, but was a non-factor as an IDP with just 75 tackles in 15 games. He should take the next step as a sophomore and earn high grades in both regards in 2013. After playing outside on the strong side as a rookie, Kendricks will play inside in Philadelphia's 3-4, giving him clearer access to ballcarriers. Coach Chip Kelly's aggressive style should lead the team to use Kendricks' immense athleticism as a blitzer and in coverage, too, so there's upside here.
Kendricks isn’t a guarantee to start at outside linebacker this year for Philadelphia, but he should be considered the favorite to earn the role. Kendricks is a top-10 athlete league-wide among linebackers and is the sort of attack-style player that fits well in the Eagles’ blitz-heavy defense. Kendricks led California with 106 tackles last year, including 14 tackles for a loss. His excellent explosiveness should make him similarly disruptive for the Eagles, and Philadelphia’s deep and dangerous defensive line should open blitzing lanes.