27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – New Orleans Saints
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
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 o...
John Jenkins Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Saints in May 2013.
With rookie DT Sheldon Rankins reportedly fracturing his fibula in Monday's practice, Jenkins will likely see an increase in playing time to start the season.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.