Marcus Gilchrist
Marcus Gilchrist
30-Year-Old SafetyS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Limited to 15 snaps in finale
SOakland Raiders
January 3, 2019
Gilchrist accrued two tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Gilchrist logged just 15 defensive snaps after dealing with a calf injury late in the week, but he still finishes the 2018 season tied for the Raiders' team lead in interceptions with three picks in 16 games. He also amassed 58 tackles (40 solo) and six passes defensed while starting at free safety next to Karl Joseph. The 30-year-old Gilchrist is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, but Oakland could attempt to re-sign him with fellow veteran Reggie Nelson (shoulder) likely on his way out.
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Measurables Review
How do Marcus Gilchrist'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
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.12 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.81 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In 2015, the Jets essentially contracted Gilchrist to provide competency, for lack of an appropriately-harsher word, at covering tight ends; the team surrendered an NFL-most 14 scores to the position in 2014. However, with Gilchrist deployed in the secondary, the Jets allowed just two total touchdowns to tight ends in 2015, good for second-fewest in the league. With the presence of tight ends such as Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Cameron and Charles Clay in the division, that is a remarkable turnaround. Fantasy-wise, however, Gilchrist remains a middling option at DB, but another 82 tackle, seven PD and three interception stat-line from last season is undoubtedly within reach.
Following a 2014 campaign with the Chargers in which he racked up 76 tackles, one sack, five passes defensed, one pick, and two forced fumbles in 16 games, Gilchrist is slated to start at safety next to Calvin Pryor in 2015. The addition of Gilchrist is a piece of the improvement to the Jets' secondary along with fellow offseason signees Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Buster Skrine.
Gilchrist got the chance to start at strong safety in 2013, and he responded with a great season, playing in all 16 games and logging 77 total tackles and two interceptions. The Bolts appear very happy with Gilchrist as they waived the once very highly touted Brandon Taylor this offseason.
Gilchrist has been used only as a corner thus far in his career, but he has been working exclusively at strong safety during camp and could very well open the season as the starter opposite Eric Weddle if Brandon Taylor is not fully recovered from ACL surgery.
It looks like Gilchrist, who had two interceptions in 2011, will be the third corner in San Diego this season.
Gilchrist has a fantastic opportunity to make a big impact in his first season. He is slotted to serve as the primary nickel back and has a chance to become the primary kick and punt returner with the departure of Darren Sproles. At Clemson, Gilchrist was a dangerous return man, and he has said that he welcomes the chance to take on that role in San Diego.
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Good to go Sunday
SOakland Raiders
December 30, 2018
Gilchrist (calf) is active for Sunday's game at Kansas City.
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Added to injury report
SOakland Raiders
Calf
December 29, 2018
Gilchrist (calf) has been added to the injury report and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports..
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Notches key interception
SOakland Raiders
December 25, 2018
Gilchrist tallied six tackles and his first interception of the season Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.
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Not on injury report
SOakland Raiders
September 12, 2018
Gilchrist (undisclosed) was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Injured in loss
SOakland Raiders
Undisclosed
September 11, 2018
Gilchrist suffered an undisclosed injury in Monday's loss to the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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