Rashaan Melvin
Rashaan Melvin
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Melvin joined the Lions on a one-year deal this offseason and operated as the starting cornerback opposite Darius Slay during the preseason. As someone who was on pace to notch over 60 tackles and double-digit pass breakups in two of the past three seasons, Melvin could be a quality source of production among cornerbacks behind a suddenly stacked Lions defensive front. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
Full go in Friday's practice
CBDetroit Lions
September 27, 2019
Melvin (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Melvin was limited in practice throughout the week before Friday. He was listed as questionable last week and ended up playing 75 defensive snaps against the Eagles, so Melvin should be a full go on Sunday against the Chiefs.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2015
2014
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.
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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Remains limited
CBDetroit Lions
Knee
September 25, 2019
Melvin (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
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Suits up Sunday
CBDetroit Lions
September 22, 2019
Melvin (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Questionable vs. Eagles
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Knee
September 20, 2019
Melvin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
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Gearing up Sunday
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September 8, 2019
Melvin (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.
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Questionable vs. Arizona
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Knee
September 6, 2019
Melvin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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