Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram
29-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Ingram has been a strong defender for years, but this may be the first where his mainstream IDP classification is on the defensive line rather than at linebacker. The confusion is understandable – Ingram runs like a linebacker, and his tasks sometimes interchange between the positions. It's in any case a boon for his IDP value, and it makes him an instant DL1 prospect given his reliable ability to post double-digit sacks and 60-plus tackles. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Chargers in June of 2017.
Disappointing end to solid season
DELos Angeles Chargers
January 15, 2019
Ingram secured two tackles and a pass deflection Sunday in the Chargers' divisional-round playoff loss to the Patriots.
ANALYSIS
Not surprisingly, Ingram put together the majority of his 2018 production during Joey Bosa's (foot) 10-game absence, tallying five of his seven sacks without the star defensive lineman on the field. Two years into a four-year extension signed back in 2017, the majority of Ingram's dead cap penalty will come off the books next season, but the Chargers aren't expected to cut their productive defensive lineman without any means of improving upon the position.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2018 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Melvin Ingram'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' 2"
 
Weight
247 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.69 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.83 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
109 in
 
Bench Press
28 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
Ingram was given the franchise tag during the offseason, signaling the Chargers interest in keeping one of their star pass rushers off the open market. While the linebacker finished the 2016 season with less sacks (eight) than his breakout 2015 campaign (10.5), the 28-year-old showed plenty of promise, combining with Joey Bosa to form one of the more dynamic pass-rushing tandems in the NFL.
Ingram finally lived up to his first-round potential last year, recording 10.5 sacks to go along with 65 tackles and three forced fumbles in a breakout season. Now firmly situated on an emerging defense, Ingram could be poised for even better production in 2016.
The Chargers are counting on Ingram to break out in his fourth season in the league. Injuries have limited him to just 13 games over the last two seasons, but he is healthy heading into 2015. He had four sacks in just nine games last year and could be set for a big year.
Much was expected from Ingram in his second year as a pro last season, but a torn ACL ruined his plans. He was able to come back from the injury well ahead of schedule and played in four games, but only managed to log eight tackles and one sack. As 2014 approaches, he looks primed to have a big year and should help the Chargers mostly pedestrian pass rush.
Ingram was set to have a break out season in 2013, but a torn ACL during an OTA session will most likely cost him the entire year.
Many experts feel that the Chargers got a steal when Ingram fell to them in the late first round of the 2012 draft, and he is expected to immediately put a charge into San Diego's pass rush. He will play primarily at the outside linebacker spot, but early indications are that he will line up at a number of different positions throughout the season in an attempt to maximize his potential for getting after opposing quarterbacks.
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Adds to sack total
DELos Angeles Chargers
December 16, 2018
Ingram had three (one solo) tackles and 1.5 sack in Thursday's win over the Chiefs.
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Another sack Sunday
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 12, 2018
Ingram recorded four tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble across 55 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
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Earns another sack in win
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 4, 2018
Ingram recorded four tackles (one solo) and one sack in the 25-17 win against the Seahawks
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Posts sack in win
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 21, 2018
Ingram recorded five total tackles and one sack during Sunday's 20-19 win over the Titans.
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Records sack, interception in win
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 7, 2018
Ingram led the team in tackles with seven (five solo), tallied one sack, two tackles for a loss, one interception and one pass defended in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Raiders.
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