Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell
34-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Baltimore Ravens
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Perhaps it's best to lower expectations for a soon-to-be 34-year-old lineman who had his fewest tackles (56) in three years and his lowest sack total (6.5) since 2015 last season. Campbell warrants serious consideration for an exception to that rule, however, because in this year's case he'll play on a potentially loaded Ravens defense as opposed to the haywire Jacksonville unit he played for in 2019. He still displayed conditioning last year, logging 833 snaps, and anything over 750 with the Ravens should place him in the DL2 conversation for IDP leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $27 million contract with the Ravens in March of 2020.
Back practicing with team Thursday
DEBaltimore Ravens
January 7, 2021
Campbell (non-injury) was a full practice participant Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The four-time reigning Pro Bowl defensive lineman sat out Wednesday's practice with a non-injury issue, but he's quickly returned to the fold as Baltimore prepares for a Sunday 1:05 pm EST kickoff at Tennessee. Campbell missed the Ravens' Week 11 matchup versus the Titans, making this his first matchup against the AFC foe this season. The veteran's numbers are down heading into wild-card weekend, as Campbell's four sacks and 28 tackles represent his lowest totals in the respective categories since his rookie campaign of 2008. His 12 appearances this season stand as a career low.
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Measurables Review
How do Calais Campbell'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' 8"
 
Weight
300 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.04 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.69 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.45 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
111 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
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Campbell continues to defy age, somehow reaching his greatest heights after turning 30. It can't last forever, but it feels wrong to bet against a guy with 139 tackles and 25 sacks in the last two years. He did it on a modest 800 snaps per year, too, so the volume isn't inflated by unsustainable playing time. The loss of defensive tackle Malik Jackson could makes things tougher, but Campbell was the offensive line's main concern all this time, and he should continue to produce regardless of how opponents approach him.
At age 30, the already esteemed Campbell went nuts his first season in Jacksonville, leading one to wonder what could have been if he had been used that way the previous nine years. His 14.5 sacks were his first double-digit showing in the category, and his 67 tackles were the second highest total of his career. Campbell would be nothing less than superhuman to repeat last year's numbers on just 807 snaps, so some regression is likely, but he's still a completely justifiable DL1 investment in any format.
Once an annual entry in the top-10 IDP linemen, Campbell's stock is probably a bit lower at 31, but he still should remain relevant in most formats. After playing in Arizona's 3-4 scheme, he'll play strong-side defensive end in Jacksonville's 4-3. With setting the edge his primary task on a defensive line where he might see most of the double teams, Campbell doesn't necessarily project for more pass-rushing opportunities despite shifting a bit further outside. Like most of his career in Arizona, the hope is Campbell can provide about 60 tackles and eight sacks.
A mountain of a lineman at 6-foot-8, 300 pounds, Campbell is one of the league's top 3-4 lineman and a sound low-end DL1 investment. There likely isn't double-digit sack upside here – Campbell's career high for sacks is eight – but Campbell has hovered around the 60-tackle mark for six years in a row, and in all but one of those years he tallied at least six sacks. Age 30 arrives with September, but Campbell's role should remain steady for at least a couple more years, and he might find more sack opportunities with offseason addition Chandler Jones breaking the edge.
Campbell has long been one of the league's best-tackling defensive linemen, averaging 62.2 per year since 2010. While he's never had double-digit sacks, he averaged a healthy 7.3 the last five years. Campbell missed two games last year to injury (six in five years), but his weekly upside and consistency still make him a top IDP option. He finished third last season among DE with 16 tackles for loss. The Cardinals lost defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, but that's not a concern as Campbell thrived even before Bowles arrived in 2013.
After J.J. Watt, Campbell might be the league's top 3-4 lineman, and his real-life value reflects accordingly upon his IDP utility. The 6-8, 280 end is perhaps the best player in Arizona's strong defense, accumulating at least 60 tackles in three of his last four years and posting 29.5 sacks over that span. His durability isn't of a sterling quality -– he played through neck and leg issues at times during 2013 and missed four games over the last four years –- but he's one of the more reliable stat sources when on the field. With Arizona possessing relatively few passing-down options at defensive tackle, Campbell should have a heavy workload once again in 2014. It helps that he gets to face a couple raw interior lines twice a year against Seattle and St. Louis.
While he's no J.J. Watt, Campbell too has established himself as a remarkably productive 3-4 defensive end, always finding himself around the ball despite navigating heavy traffic every play. Despite missing three games last year, Campbell still surpassed the 60-tackle mark and posted 6.5 sacks. Those numbers would project to roughly 78 tackles and eight sacks had he played 16 games, and that's no fluke because he nearly posted those exact numbers in 2011, when he finished with 72 stops and eight sacks. While it's relatively difficult to find consistent IDP production on the defensive line, where tackles are generally sparse and sacks come in bunches, Campbell managed to post at least five tackles or a sack in nine of his 13 games last year. Give Campbell a bit of a boost if your league gives points for passes defended, because Campbell knocked down 16 passes in his last 29 games.
Campbell is probably second only to Justin Smith as far as 3-4 defensive ends go, both in real-life and IDP terms. His 2011 was a big one – a 72-tackle, eight-sack showing that earned him a five-year, $55 million deal in May. It would typically be wise to predict a regression to the mean for a player coming off a year like Campbell's, but the 2011 numbers might be his new mean. In fact, they’re largely similar to what he did in 2010, when he posted totals over 15 games that would prorate to roughly 64 tackles (49 solo) and 6.5 sacks had he not missed a game. That's just four solo stops and 1.5 sacks behind the marks he set in 2011. Campbell's value is solidified by a division that might challenge the AFC South for the distinction of being the most run-heavy in the league. Marshawn Lynch, Steven Jackson and Frank Gore (as well as Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James) will be running quite a bit in 2012, and Campbell will be the defensive lineman they encounter the most.
The 6-8 giant of a lineman is a great fit in Arizona’s 3-4 defense, emerging as a disruptor against both the run and the pass. In addition to double-digit tackles for loss in each of the last two years, Campbell has 13 sacks in that span – nice numbers for a 3-4 end. He finished 2010 with 60 tackles (46 solo) in just 15 games, and considering he’ll only be 25 in September, he's probably not done improving. With a high floor and a surprisingly high ceiling, Campbell is close to the second tier of IDP linemen.
Campbell impressed in his first year as a starter, totaling seven sacks and 48 tackles for the Cardinals. Even better numbers could be in store with a year’s worth of experience and more consistency (he had only four tackles in the last three weeks last season). At 6-8, 290, Campbell is a struggle for any offensive lineman, and his huge wingspan helped him block two field goals and knock down five passes last season. He also has good speed for his size. Don’t be surprised if he posts double-digit sacks this season.
Campbell is the leading contender to replace Antonio Smith, who signed with Houston in March, as one of Arizona’s starting defensive ends. His leading competitor, Kenny Iwebema, suffered a major setback when he underwent chest surgery in May. Campbell has great size -- including the longest wingspan in the 2008 draft -- and while he still lacks polish and consistency, he has a lot of talent. He might have been a top-10 pick if he had left college a year earlier.
The Cardinals want to bring Campbell, their 2008 second-round draft pick, along slowly. He should serve as a backup this season. Arizona wants him to focus on learning the system and putting on some weight. In future seasons, the Cardinals hope that he will develop into a dynamic pass rusher.
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Absence not calf-related
DEBaltimore Ravens
January 6, 2021
Campbell has been cleared of his calf injury, as the reason for his absence from Wednesday's practice is instead listed as non-injury related, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Misses Wednesday's practice
DEBaltimore Ravens
Calf
January 6, 2021
Campbell (calf) is not practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Good to go Week 17
DEBaltimore Ravens
January 3, 2021
Campbell (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
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Questionable, but should play
DEBaltimore Ravens
Calf
January 3, 2021
Campbell (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Suiting up Sunday
DEBaltimore Ravens
December 27, 2020
Campbell (calf) is active for Sunday's game versus the Giants.
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