Karl Joseph
Karl Joseph
25-Year-Old SafetyS
Oakland Raiders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Joseph has yet to break out, but now more than two years removed from an ACL tear and approaching the 1,500-snap mark in the NFL, he's set to take a big step forward in 2018. His per-snap production last year was fine, disappointing as his 79 tackles might have been, given that he was limited to 867 snaps. He should push for 1,000 this year, and as a result he might finally reward Oakland for selecting him in the first round of the 2016 draft. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $11.88 million contract with the Raiders in May of 2016.
Rebounds from early season issues
SOakland Raiders
January 3, 2019
Joseph accrued four tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Joseph began his 2018 campaign in the doghouse with just 11 defensive snaps heading into the Raiders' bye in Week 7, but he would eventually solidify himself as the team's starting strong safety upon a return to full health from a hamstring injury. The 2016 first-rounder had even landed on the trade block at one point, but he finished the season with 48 tackles (34 solo), two sacks, two passes defensed and an interception in 13 games. He'll likely remain with the team in 2019 with one year left on his rookie contract, though a fifth-year option would become available the following season.
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Measurables Review
How do Karl Joseph's measurables compare to other safeties?
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
5' 10"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
The 14th overall pick last year out of West Virginia, Joseph was a prized prospect despite recovering from a torn ACL at the time. That injury from his 2015 college season delayed his NFL arrival a bit, but by the third week of the year he seized a starting role. A toe injury ended his season four weeks early, but his total of 60 tackles while playing 593 defensive snaps is quite promising. A prospect feared both as a hitter and in coverage, Joseph showed major ball-hawking upside with five interceptions in his final four collegiate games.
Joseph is a rookie returning from an October ACL tear, but he's expected to be ready for training camp. Considering Oakland selected him with the 14th overall pick, Joseph should have a three-down role awaiting him. He was ferocious at West Virginia, totaling 274 tackles and nine interceptions in 41 career games, and he'll be in position to make a lot of plays in an Oakland defense suddenly overflowing with disruptive talent. With Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin chasing quarterbacks and safety Reggie Nelson playing centerfield, Joseph should be free to roam.
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Sacks in back-to-back games
SOakland Raiders
December 25, 2018
Joseph recorded seven stops and a sack Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.
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Posts sack in loss
SOakland Raiders
December 17, 2018
Joseph recorded eight tackles (six solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
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Notches interception Sunday
SOakland Raiders
November 19, 2018
Joseph recorded five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
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Full practice Wednesday
SOakland Raiders
October 24, 2018
Joseph (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
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On trade block
SOakland Raiders
Hamstring
October 14, 2018
The Raiders are actively shopping Joseph (hamstring), their first-round pick from two years ago, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.
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