28-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Jenkins in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
John Jenkins Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with the Bears in March 2017.
Jenkins has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for John Jenkins.
The fourth-year defensive tackle started 42 games the last three season, averaging 33 tackles per year. With the Saints signing Nick Fairley this offseason and drafting Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Jenkins will face stiff competition for snaps. Even if he is able to again secure the majority of the playing time, with only 1.5 career sacks -- and none last year -- Jenkins is not a particularly enticing option in most fantasy leagues.
Jenkins served as a backup defensive tackle for most of 2014, but with Broderick Bunkley sidelined for the latter part of the season, Jenkins responded with some fantasy-worthy IDP performances. He finished the year with 30 tackles (20 solo) and one sack in 12 games. So long as Bunkley is healthy, however, Jenkins holds little fantasy value.
In his rookie season in 2013, Jenkins proved to be a prototypical nose guard in the Saints 3-4 defense, taking on multiple blockers and plugging holes. Jenkins, however, didn't show much as a pass rusher and managed only 21 tackles in 16 games, which limits his fantasy upside.
Drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, Jenkins will compete for the starting nose tackle position with the Saints. Even if he earns the starting gig, Jenkins will likely be primarily a run-stuffer, limiting his fantasy value.