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Kenny Vaccaro

27-Year-Old Safety – Free Agent

2017 Defensive Stats

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60

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1.5

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3

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0

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Vaccaro hasn't quite lived up to expectations since New Orleans selected him 15th overall in 2013, but assorted injuries and last year's four-game PED suspension have disrupted his playing time. After...

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2017 ADP:  209.5

IDP Rank: Hidden

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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, $9.42 million contract with the Saints in May of 2013. Saints exercised $5.67 million team option for 2017 in April of 2016.

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Vaccaro (groin) said Wednesday that he's been completely healthy for the past three weeks, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans 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
2009 18 CFB 7 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 13 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 13 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
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
2016 25 NO 11 68 51 17 1 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2017 26 NO 12 60 48 12 1.5 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kenny Vaccaro – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

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Snap Count Stats

618

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Kenny Vaccaro was on the field for 618 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

125

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Kenny Vaccaro was on the field for 125 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 1062 92
2016 724 32
2017 618 125
Kenny Vaccaro 2017 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 @Min 65 5 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 49 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 59 3 6 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Mia 52 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Det 81 15 4 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 54 4 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 67 8 9 6 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 TB 28 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Buf
11 Was
12 @LAR 77 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car 57 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Atl 29 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYJ 0 74 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Atl
17 @TB
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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

Kenny Vaccaro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vaccaro (groin) finished the season with 60 tackles (48 solo), 1.5 sacks and a career-high three interceptions in just games. He also scored the first touchdown of his NFL career on an end-zone fumble recovery in Week 6.

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Vaccaro underwent core-muscle surgery Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Vaccaro (groin/wrist) will be placed on injured reserve this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Vaccaro is dealing with both groin and wrist injuries heading into Sunday's game against the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Vaccaro had 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 31-19 win against the Jets.

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Vaccaro (groin) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jets, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

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Vaccaro suffered a groin injury and is questionable to return to Thursday's contest against the Falcons, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

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Vaccaro had three tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Panthers.

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Vaccaro made five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Rams.

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Vaccaro (groin) expects to play Sunday against the Rams, Amos Morale III of the Times-Picayune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 probably not a coincidence that Vaccaro's first triple-digit tackle season occurred during his first season with 1,000 defensive snaps, and the latter condition should remain in effect this year if he can stay healthy. There's not much playmaking upside here, on the other hand, as Vaccaro has just three interceptions in his three NFL seasons, including none in 2015.

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.