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Kenny Vaccaro

24-Year-Old Safety – New Orleans Saints

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

After a promising rookie campaign, Vaccaro regressed in his sophomore season, including, at one point, being benched by the Saints' coaching staff. Still, for fantasy purposes, his numbers remained re...

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2015 ADP:  272.6

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 214   DOB: 2/15/1991  College: Texas  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kenny Vaccaro Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Saints in May 2013.

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Vaccaro said he played through a hamstring injury and two quad tears last season, Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports.

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Kenny Vaccaro 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
2013 22 NO 14 79 62 17 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 NO 15 74 51 23 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Kenny Vaccaro – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

981

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Kenny Vaccaro was on the field for 981 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

89

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Kenny Vaccaro was on the field for 89 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2013 791 45
2014 981 89
Kenny Vaccaro 2014 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 @Atl 72 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Cle 75 5 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Min 56 3 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Dal 66 6 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 TB 63 5 6 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Det 70 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 GB 68 5 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 57 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 SF 69 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cin 61 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Bal 59 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Pit 90 6 8 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car 68 8 5 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Chi 42 15 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Atl 65 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @TB

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 Kenny Vaccaro  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   214 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.06 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.78 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   15 reps
WEAK
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Kenny Vaccaro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vaccaro was inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, after a quad injury flared up Friday afternoon, ESPN.com reports.

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Vaccaro is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

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Vacarro is expected to be benched by the Saints in advance of Monday's game against the Bears, NFL.com reports.

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Vaccaro made eight tackles (five solo) and an interception in Sunday's win against the Steelers.

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Vaccaro led the Saints with 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday night's win against the Packers.

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Vaccaro made only two tackles (one solo) but had his first interception of the season in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

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Vaccaro made six tackles (four solo) and defended one pass in Sunday's win against the Bucs.

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Vaccaro made seven tackles (all solo) and recorded the Saints' only sack in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

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Vaccaro made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

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Vaccaro recorded four tackles (all solo), a sack, and a forced fumble in Friday's preseason game against the Titans.

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Vaccaro (ankle) finished his rookie year with 79 tackles (62 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in 14 games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

Vaccaro's rookie season was a disappointment in IDP terms, as a concussion, a fractured ankle and the Saints' league-low play count of 943 snaps conspired to keep Vaccaro's stat-count low, but he was quite effective in real football terms. He was a big reason why the Saints allowed just 6.8 yards per pass last year, so he'll be locked into a full-time play count once again in 2013. Between the possibility of a 16-game season and the probability that the Saints will see more defensive snaps, Vaccaro is a strong bet to improve on the 79 tackles (62 solo), one sack and one interception he posted as a rookie last year. Free agent signing Jairus Byrd is mostly a pure free safety, leaving Vaccaro to handle the majority of the strong safety tasks, which puts him in position to post the higher tackle total between the two.

2013

Some might consider it risky to rank a rookie among the elite, but it's difficult to see how Vaccaro could be anything but a high-floor/high-ceiling IDP investment in 2013. The Saints are desperate to improve their abominable 2012 defense, yet they had only two draft picks in the first three rounds of the draft. That they considered Vaccaro the top choice for making an immediate improvement suggests he'll start right away in 2013. He might not strictly play safety a slot corner role could await him in nickel formats but Vaccaro should be around the ball often either way. Moreover, the player Vaccaro is most likely to displace in the starting lineup Malcolm Jenkins was a profitable IDP in 2012, totaling 94 tackles in just 13 games.