Danny Shelton
Danny Shelton
26-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Detroit Lions
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Cleveland trading Shelton and a fifth-round pick to New England for a third last year seems like one of the more underrated moves Bill Belichick made recently. At 6-2, 345, the 2015 first-rounder fits the mold of a run-stuffing nose tackle, and his presence played a role in the Patriots' historic 2019 defense. While the two-year, $8 million Shelton signed with Detroit might not fully reflect how well he plays his particular role, his price may have been driven down by the fact that Shelton's stature and capabilities are not a fit in every system. That shouldn't be a problem in Detroit, though. As Damon Harrison's replacement, Shelton could push for 65-70 tackles if he stays healthy. Before picking up numerous injuries in 2019, Harrison racked up 50 tackles in 10 games during the 2018 season - an 80-tackle pace over 16 outings. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Lions in March of 2020.
Joining Patricia in Detroit
DTNew England Patriots
March 18, 2020
Shelton agreed Wednesday with the Lions on a two-year, $8 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
A 2015 first-round pick, Shelton never quite lived up to expectations in Cleveland but had a career year for the Patriots in 2019, recording 61 tackles and three sacks on 492 defensive snaps. The 345-pound space eater now heads to Detroit as a replacement for Damon Harrison, who was released by the Lions in February.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2019 Danny Shelton Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Danny Shelton's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
345 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.65 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.99 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
95 in
 
Bench Press
34 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Shelton enters his third NFL season and is expected to be Cleveland’s starting defensive tackle. He took big strides in year two, and with help from Myles Garrett, the 23 year old should be even better in 2017, especially in stopping the run.
The Browns' first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, Shelton appeared consistently overweight throughout the entirety of the 2015 season and played on just 48 percent of the team's defensive snaps. However, he showed up to training camp in significantly better shape, and is poised to improve on his 36 tackle, zero sack rookie-year performance. Nonetheless, Shelton remains firmly off the IDP radar.
Shelton is expected to serve as the starting nose tackle in defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil's 3-4 scheme. He's known primarily for his run-stopping ability, so if he ends up getting replaced on passing downs, it risks limiting his value as an IDP. He did manage nine sacks in his senior season at Washington, however, but it remains to be seen if that capability will translate to the NFL.
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Season high in tackles
DTNew England Patriots
November 18, 2019
Shelton generated seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Eagles.
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Playing vs. Philadelphia
DTNew England Patriots
November 17, 2019
Shelton (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
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Considered questionable
DTNew England Patriots
Ankle
November 16, 2019
Shelton (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Eagles.
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Registers second sack
DTNew England Patriots
October 9, 2019
Shelton made three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Redskins.
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Pushing to start
DTNew England Patriots
August 19, 2019
Shelton has consistently received more snaps with the first team than Mike Pennel throughout training camp, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
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