Rashaan Melvin
Rashaan Melvin
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Detroit Lions
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After putting up 13 passes defensed and three interceptions in just 10 games with the Colts during his 2017 campaign, the cornerback-needy Raiders elected to sign Melvin to a one-year deal worth $6.5 million this offseason. The injury-prone 28-year-old has never played a full season, but he should be the clear-cut starter at cornerback across from 2017 first-rounder Gareon Conley as Oakland's secondary looks to improve upon last year's unit that ranked 26th in passing defense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
Reaches deal with Lions
CBDetroit Lions
March 22, 2019
Melvin agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Melvin spent last season with the Raiders, appearing in 14 games (seven starts) and accumulating 56 tackles and one interception. The 29-year-old cornerback will look to carve out a role for himself in Detroit's secondary for 2019.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
A 2013 UDFA, Melvin surprisingly started two games in the 2014 regular season and another two in the playoffs, as the Baltimore secondary was decimated by injuries. Melvin held his own until the divisional round of the playoffs, where he was consistently picked on by Tom Brady. Following the ugly performance, Melvin will likely need to compete for a roster spot.
The second-year pro slots in as a depth cornerback for the Bucs.
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Will visit with Lions
CBFree Agent
March 18, 2019
Melvin is set to visit with the Lions on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Paces team in tackles
CBOakland Raiders
December 25, 2018
Melvin registered a team-high 12 tackles (11 solo) Monday in the Raiders' 27-13 win over the Broncos.
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Inactive again
CBOakland Raiders
Coach's Decision
November 1, 2018
Melvin (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the 49ers, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Sunday
CBOakland Raiders
Coach's Decision
October 28, 2018
Melvin (coach's decision) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Logs season high in tackles
CBOakland Raiders
October 1, 2018
Melvin accounted for nine solo tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.
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