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Kenny Vaccaro

25-Year-Old Safety – New Orleans Saints

2015 Defensive Stats

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104

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3

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0

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1

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Despite two disappointing preceding seasons, Vaccaro finally broke out as an IDP in 2015, surpassing triple-digit tackles (as well as 80 tackles) for the first time while earning three sacks. It's pro...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

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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The Saints picked up Vaccaro's fifth-year option for the 2017 season Tuesday, Albert Breer of NFL Network 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
2015 24 NO 16 104 71 33 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kenny Vaccaro – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety
  1. Kenny Vaccaro
  2. Alden Darby
New Orleans Saints

Snap Count Stats

1062

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Kenny Vaccaro was on the field for 1062 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

92

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Kenny Vaccaro was on the field for 92 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 791 45
2014 981 89
2015 1062 92
Kenny Vaccaro 2015 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 @Ari 62 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 TB 66 7 9 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 66 5 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 61 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 83 8 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Atl 73 3 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind 63 3 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 72 9 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten 71 11 10 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 62 12 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 70 7 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 81 6 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
13 @TB 55 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Det 53 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jax 57 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Atl 67 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 made 104 tackles (71 solo) and three sacks in 16 games this season.

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Vaccaro made nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

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Vaccaro made 13 tackles (eight solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

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Vaccaro made five tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win against the Colts.

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Vaccaro had five tackles (two solo) in Thursday's win against the Falcons.

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Vaccaro made nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

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Vaccaro made nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

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Vaccaro made two tackles in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

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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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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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2015

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 remarkably consistent, as he recorded 74 tackles (51 solo), a sack, and two interceptions in 15 games. This offseason it was revealed that Vaccaro played through a hamstring injury and two quad tears last year, which might help to explain his disappointing season. While durability is beginning to become a concern - as he also suffered a concussion and fractured ankle in 2013 - he has still only missed three total games the last two seasons. If Vaccaro can remain relatively healthy and cut down on his mistakes, he could be in for a huge season in defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's aggressive scheme.

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.