Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche
24-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Arizona Cardinals
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL
Fri Practice: Limited
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Robert Nkemdiche in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $8.6 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2016.
Has fifth-year option declined
DEArizona Cardinals
Knee - ACL
May 2, 2019
The Cardinals won't pick up the fifth-year option on Nkemdiche's (knee) rookie contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Since the Cardinals selected Nkemdiche 20th overall in the 2016 draft, he's been plagued by injuries, culminating with a torn ACL in Week 14 of last season. The struggle to stay healthy has resulted in just 27 appearances in 48 potential games, though he finally flashed some of his potential with 4.5 sacks among 32 tackles in 10 outings in 2018. With his rehab likely to encompass most of the upcoming campaign, the Cardinals seem to be making a cost-cutting move for the future, likely hoping he'll sign a prove-it deal next offseason to reestablish his value.
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Measurables Review
How do Robert Nkemdiche's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
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' 4"
 
Weight
296 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.87 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
28 reps
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
For the second season in a row, the Cardinals' first-round pick made nary an impact, with Nkemdiche's five appearances following D.J. Humphries' bagel in 2015. Just two years later, Humphries has elevated himself to starting left tackle, a progression that's possible for Nkemdiche. First, though, the mental side of the game is Nkemdiche's biggest hurdle. He's made inroads on that front with a consistent presence at Arizona's facility throughout the offseason. His next steps will arrive during training camp and the preseason, when he'll have the chance to stake a claim to the hole left behind on the defensive line by Calais Campbell's departure to Jacksonville.
One of the top athletes in the 2016 NFL Draft, Nkemdiche dropped all the way to the Cardinals at pick 29 due to character concerns. All that aside, he'll look to make an immediate impact on the field. At 6-foot-3, 294 pounds, the defensive tackle has Sheldon Richardson-like upside thanks to a 40-yard dash of 4.87 seconds, 35-inch vertical, and 116-inch broad jump.
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Will have surgery for torn ACL
DEArizona Cardinals
Knee
December 12, 2018
Nkemdiche (knee) will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn ACL, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Out for season
DEArizona Cardinals
Knee
December 10, 2018
Nkemdiche (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Leaves game Sunday
DEArizona Cardinals
Knee
December 9, 2018
Nkemdiche is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Lions with a knee injury, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
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Monster game Sunday
DEArizona Cardinals
November 26, 2018
Nkemdiche recorded eight tackles (six solo), including 2.5 sacks, in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
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Will play Sunday
DEArizona Cardinals
November 25, 2018
Nkemdiche (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.
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