Michael Brockers
Michael Brockers
28-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Rams
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Brockers has played 94 of 96 games the past six seasons and topped 50 tackles in consecutive campaigns. He's overshadowed by fellow defensive lineman Aaron Donald, and the seven-year veteran's solid play doesn't translate to consistent fantasy production. However, the loss of Ndamukong Suh could change Brockers fortunes in IDP settings in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $33.25 million contract extension ($24.39 million guaranteed) with the Rams in September of 2016.
Logs full practice
DELos Angeles Rams
September 27, 2019
Brockers (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice.
ANALYSIS
Brockets was held out of Thursday's practice while nursing an illness, but he appears to have put it behind him completely. With Brockers' illness seemingly a non-issue now, he should be a full go come Sunday.
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Measurables Review
How do Michael Brockers' 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' 5"
 
Weight
305 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.36 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.81 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
26.5 in
 
Broad Jump
105 in
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
35.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Brockers is often overlooked while playing alongside reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald and three-time first-team All-Pro Ndamukong Suh. He's not to be ignored, however, as Brockers graded out as the fifth-best 3-4 defensive end against the run in 2017 - higher than the seventh-placed Donald - while setting a career-high 55 total tackles and 4.5 sacks. It's possible he could top those numbers in 2018 while opposing offensive coordinators key in on Brockers' teammates.
The shift to a 3-4 four defense under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips should cut into Brockers' playing time. The 26-year-old defensive tackle is a better run stopper than pass rusher, and Brockers projects to slot behind standout Aaron Donald on the depth chart. Additionally, even if Donald's holdout lingers into the regular season (it shouldn't), Brockers still isn't a viable fantasy option in the majority of IDP settings.
Since coming into the league as the 14th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Brockers had been a very average contributor for the Rams before last season. The 2015 campaign turned out to be Brockers' best season to date, though, and Brockers emerged as a top-notch run defender. He's still limited as a pass-rusher, though, and doesn't warrant IDP consideration.
Brockers isn't flashy, but he does a nice job plugging up the middle so Aaron Donald can rush the quarterback a little more. With the addition of Nick Fairley, Brockers may see his playing time decrease a little, but the Rams will cycle him, Fairley and Donald to keep them fresh at all times.
Brockers has had an excellent start to his NFL career, amassing 77 tackles and 9.5 sacks in two years as a defensive tackle. It helps that he has two beasts at defensive end in Robert Quinn and Chris Long to help keep offensive linemen busy. It's tough to be a solid IDP as an interior defensive lineman, but Brockers is about as solid as they come in an NFL defensive tackle.
Brockers recorded 31 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks during his rookie season and is consider one of the better young defensive tackles in the league. However, his fantasy value is limited by his low tackle total.
Brockers is expected to start the season as the club's starting left defensive tackle alongside free agent pick-up Kendall Langford.
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Managing illness
DELos Angeles Rams
Illness
September 26, 2019
Brockers will not practice Thursday due to an illness, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Proves health in Week 2
DELos Angeles Rams
September 16, 2019
Brockers played 52 of 65 defensive snaps and recorded three tackles (one solo) and a sack during Sunday's 27-9 win over New Orleans. He'd missed both Wednesday's and Thursday's practices with a shoulder injury.
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Good to go
DELos Angeles Rams
September 13, 2019
Brockers (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's matchup with the Saints, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Hoping to play Week 2
DELos Angeles Rams
Shoulder
September 12, 2019
Head coach Sean McVay said Thursday that he's "optimistic" that Brockers (shoulder) will be able to play Sunday versus the Saints, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Dealing with injury
DELos Angeles Rams
Shoulder
September 11, 2019
Brockers officially was listed as a non-participant for Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury.
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