Xavier Rhodes
Xavier Rhodes
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Save for the 2016 season, Rhodes has never been known for causing turnovers, but the 2013 first-round pick is still widely regarded as one of the best coverage corners in the entire league. That's unfortunately the recipe for a below-average IDP commodity, as Rhodes simply doesn't rack up enough tackles to warrant much draft-day consideration. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $70.1 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2017.
Participates in offseason practice
CBMinnesota Vikings
July 18, 2019
Rhodes (groin) participated in the Vikings' June minicamp, Eric Smith of the team's official site reports.
This groin issue forced Rhodes to miss the team's 2018 finale against Chicago. It was just the latest of a laundry list of injuries he sustained last season, including ankle and foot problems as well as two separate hamstring issues. Regardless, Rhodes only missed two contests last season and racked up 47 tackles (41 solo), seven pass breakups and an interception.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Xavier Rhodes' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
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' 1"
218 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
Broad Jump
132 in
Bench Press
14 reps
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
33.75 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Like a lot of the big-name cornerbacks out there, Rhodes is an example of a highly-effective player who's role isn't conducive to high stat counts. Case in point is the fact that he didn't finish among the top-40 defensive backs in standard IDP scoring during the 2017 season, despite earning first-team All-Pro honors. With this pattern unlikely to change as long as he continues to shadow other team's No. 1 receivers, Rhodes isn't worth much consideration on draft day.
Rhodes lived up to the hype in 2016 as he emerged as one of the league's top shutdown corners, racking up 52 tackles, 11 passes defensed, five interceptions, one forced fumble, and a defensive touchdown through 14 games. The 2013 first-rounder will be the Vikings' top option at cornerback moving forward, with veteran Terence Newman, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander also factoring into the mix. Rhodes made his first career Pro Bowl in 2016, and he'll certainly be a candidate to do so again this year.
Rhodes, drafted 25th overall in the 2013 draft, projects to once again start at cornerback for the Vikings alongside veteran Terence Newman. The team added Mackensie Alexander in the second round of the 2016 draft, whose talent could push the likes of Rhodes to the next level knowing he has additional help in the secondary. The 26-year-old racked up 58 tackles, 11 passes defensed, and one interception throughout 16 games during the 2015 season.
Rhodes graded as one of the top cover corners in the league in the second half of his sophomore season. However, that hasn't translated into fantasy stats as he's had just one interception in his career and had 48 tackles each of the last two seasons. He'll start at cornerback and the Vikings are hoping he'll become the leader of the secondary.
The 2013 first-round draft pick emerged as about the only reliable option in Minnesota's secondary last season. He had 48 tackles (41 solo), 10 passes defended and one forced fumble in 13 games. He'll start at cornerback this season opposite Captain Munnerlyn and the Vikings are counting on him improving upon already decent grades as a pass defender.
Rookie Rhodes will start alongside Chris Cook as he looks to help a struggling young secondary.
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Not playing Week 17
CBMinnesota Vikings
December 30, 2018
Rhodes (groin) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Bears.
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Questionable for season finale
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December 28, 2018
Rhodes (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.
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Not practicing again
CBMinnesota Vikings
December 27, 2018
Rhodes (groin) did not practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Picks up groin injury in win
CBMinnesota Vikings
December 23, 2018
Rhodes suffered a groin injury during Sunday's 27-9 win over the Lions.
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Full go for Week 14
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December 6, 2018
Rhodes (hamstring) will play against the Seahawks on Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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