Ahtyba Rubin
Ahtyba Rubin
32-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Oakland Raiders
IR
Injury Biceps
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ahtyba Rubin in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in June of 2018.
Planted on IR
DTOakland Raiders
Biceps
August 15, 2018
Rubin (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Rubin sustained a season-ending biceps tear during last week's joint practices with the Lions. To replace him on the roster, Oakland claimed fellow defensive lineman Gabe Wright off waivers.
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Depth Chart Status
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Snap Counts
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
602
52
2017
160
4
2017
160
4
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DTs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   310 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.20 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   5.00 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   8.05 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   28 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   106 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   35 reps
ELITE
Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rubin played a whopping 602 snaps last season, but he had only 39 tackles, far off his pace from his early days with the Browns and only four more than the previous season on 126 more snaps. Part of that had to do with a lack of depth on the interior that forced him to play probably more than the Seahawks would have preferred. This season might be similar, though, with DT Malik McDowell, the team's first pick in this year's draft, possibly out for the season. Rubin is an excellent run-stuffer, but his role isn't suited to big tackle or sack numbers.
Rubin was an important addition to the Seahawks' D-Line last season, teaming with Brandon Mebane on the interior to form a a solid-run stuffing unit. The team could only afford to sign one for this season, though, so they went with the younger in Rubin. At 6-2, and a listed 310 (probably closer to 325), Rubin is a load in the middle. Like most tackles, he doesn't have the opportunity for IDP consideration, but he'll again be a key component of the D-Line, likely topping 500 snaps this season (476 last year).
Rubin's offseason signing was largely overlooked in NFL circles, but he could end up being a key part to Seattle's defensive success this season. He adds depth to what was a thin DT unit last year, especially after Bandon Mebane was lost of the season, and at 6-2, 325, he is a load in the middle. Rubin likely will fill the starting job that Tony McDaniel vacated when he was released.
Rubin is projected to be a starter at defensive end in new coordinator Jim O'Neil's 3-4 scheme in 2014. He'll primarily be used as a run-stopper, but has recorded at least two sacks in each of the past four seasons.
Phil Taylor is expected to man the nose tackle role in Cleveland instead of Rubin, who should shift out to end in the team's 3-4 alignment. The distinction shouldn't matter a whole lot for Rubin, who has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to find ballcarriers on the interior of a defensive line. He had two seasons in a row with more than 80 tackles in 2010-11, so there's reason to believe he'll surge above last year's numbers, particularly considering he dealt with calf troubles in 2012.
The Browns mentioned the possibility of lessening Rubin's snap count in 2012, but then fellow tackle Phil Taylor suffered a torn pectoral muscle in early May. Scratch that plan. Rubin is in for another huge workload, one that led to back-to-back seasons (2010 and 2011) of 80-plus tackles – a figure that is puzzlingly high for any defensive lineman, let alone a nose tackle. It's probably just time to stop being surprised by Rubin, who has 165 stops (113 solo) and seven sacks the last two years.
Rubin is a stout run stopper who is quietly establishing himself as one of the better young tackles in the league. Next to first-round pick and fellow giant Phil Taylor, Rubin figures to be a nuisance in the middle of the field this year. It doesn’t seem particularly reasonable, however, to expect him to duplicate his big numbers from a year ago, when he led all defensive linemen with 82 tackles (57 solo) in Cleveland’s 3-4 defense. Between the switch to the 4-3 and the general improbability of a defensive tackle making that many stops two years in a row, it’s prudent to expect regression from Rubin in 2011.
Will likely assume the starting role at NT with Shaun Rogers making the move to end.
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Heads to west coast
DTOakland Raiders
June 12, 2018
Rubin signed with the Raiders on Tuesday.
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Reaches deal with Atlanta
DTAtlanta Falcons
October 19, 2017
The Falcons signed Rubin to a contract Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Heads to free agency
DTFree Agent
October 17, 2017
Rubin was released by the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
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Not expected to play
DTDenver Broncos
September 17, 2017
Rubin is not expected to play Sunday against Dallas since he just signed Friday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
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Signs with Broncos
DTDenver Broncos
September 15, 2017
Rubin signed with the Broncos on Friday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
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