Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh
32-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
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Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The question with Suh this year is not whether he'll be effective in Wade Phillips' defense. The question is whether there will be enough plunder for everyone. There's also the chance that the suddenly fearsome Rams pull their starters with safe leads in a number of contests. There is next to no chance, however, that Suh shows up and does nothing. With Donald next to him, Suh won't have the spotlight on him for the first time in his career, and we'll finally get to see what happens when you don't double-team him. Even headcases with questionable effort or focus tend to be at their best on a team this fun, and Suh is capable of immense damage. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $14 million contract with the Rams in March of 2018.
No future with Rams
DTFree Agent
March 27, 2019
Rams general manager Les Snead said Tuesday that re-signing Suh is "pretty much guaranteed to be off the table," Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Suh's price tag is likely too rich for a Rams team that's down to about $5 million in cap space after adding Clay Matthews, Eric Weddle and Blake Bortles in free agency in recent weeks. Though he probably didn't perform as well as the Rams had hoped in his lone season with the team, Suh is arguably the best player available in free agency at this juncture and still profiles as an elite run defender. Durability is not a concern either for the 32-year-old, who has never missed a start due to injury in his nine-year career.
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Measurables Review
How do Ndamukong Suh'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.
6' 4"
313 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
Shuttle Time
4.44 sec
Cone Drill
7.21 sec
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
Broad Jump
105 in
Bench Press
32 reps
Hand Length
10.25 in
Arm Length
33.50 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Suh had one of his more productive IDP seasons in 2016, posting a career-high 72 tackles after surpassing 60 just twice in six seasons. It's probably unfair to expect a repeat this year, but after logging 1,958 snaps the last two years, Suh's shown that he can take on an big workload for a defensive tackle -- especially one that draws as much attention as him. He does not have a season with double-digit sacks since his 2010 rookie year, but Suh's big workload affords him many tackle opportunities on the Dolphins' front line.
Perhaps the most mercurial player on this list, Suh remains an otherworldly talent despite his controversial reputation, and he was a good IDP option last year even as criticism mounted. He played 985 defensive snaps, which is a gigantic workload for a defensive tackle, so perhaps the perception of him lacking a motor in 2015 is a bit unfair. New defensive coordinator Vance Joseph brings a new approach that could help channel Suh's incredible talents better in 2016, giving the hope that he might hit the double-digit sack mark for the first time since his rookie year.
Suh was the crown jewel of the Dolphins offseason, as they signed what may be the best defensive player in the NFL away from the Lions. An accomplished and versatile defensive lineman, Suh can play in the middle and virtually guarantee that opposing teams have to run outside or he can play at end and force teams to pick their poison in choosing whether to double team Suh or Cameron Wake. A sure-fire difference maker on defense, Suh’s value can't always be measured in statistics. Not only will other players along the defensive line, like Wake, see less attention from the opposing line, but the safeties can also worry about playing the pass more than the run due to Suh’s run-stuffing ability. Suh's only downside is his tendency to walk a fine line between being a tough player and being a dirty one. He has been penalized, fined, and suspended several times and it would seem unlikely that he won't be so again in the future.
Suh will be in a contract year and will be motivated to improve on the 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks he had a year ago. A motivated Suh should be a scary proposition for opposing offenses.
Suh recorded twice as many sacks in 2012 (8) as he did in 2011. He was also able to play in all 16 games.
Aside from his team making the playoffs in 2011, Suh's season was a total disaster. He totaled just 36 tackles (26 solo) and four sacks in 14 games and faced a two-game suspension for an incident where he repeatedly forced the head of Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith into the ground and then stomped on Dietrich-Smith's arm. Suh is too talented, in any case, not to post numbers more in line with his 66-tackle, 10-sack rookie season from 2010. Expect him to channel his anger in more productive ways in 2012.
In an era when double-digit sack production from defensive tackles is all but extinct, Suh stands out as a rare talent who prompts memories of the days when the likes of John Randle, Warren Sapp and Bryant Young headlined the position. In fact, Suh is the first tackle to post 10 sacks since Sapp in 2006. But as the lone player to break the recent paradigm of disappearing pass rushers at the tackle spot, Suh must also contend with increased attention from opposing offensive lines. Last year’s 66-tackle, 10-sack season might therefore be the best-case scenario with Suh, but the odds are he’ll remain a top IDP option even he falls short of that mark.
Possessing amazing size and athletic ability, Suh has been projected by many to be a generational talent at tackle. He may not record a ton of tackles or sacks, but he will likely absorb double and triple teams to free up his teammates. He will start from Day 1, and it's worth noting that Albert Haynesworth had his best days under former Titans' defensive coordinator and current Lions' head man Jim Schwartz.
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Likely to hit free agency
DTLos Angeles Rams
March 1, 2019
Suh is headed for free agency with the Rams not utilizing the franchise tag this offeason, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
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Solid first year in L.A.
DTLos Angeles Rams
January 2, 2019
Suh finished the regular season with 59 tackles (41 solo), 4.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, four pass breakups and 19 quarterback hits while playing in all 16 games.
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Busy against Cardinals
DTLos Angeles Rams
December 24, 2018
Suh notched five tackles, one sack, and two pass breakups during Sunday's victory over Arizona.
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Half sack in win
DTLos Angeles Rams
November 13, 2018
Suh recorded nine tackles (four solo) and 0.5 sacks across 60 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
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Returns to practice
DTLos Angeles Rams
October 25, 2018
Suh (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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