Justin Ellis
Justin Ellis
27-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Oakland Raiders
IR
Injury Foot
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Ellis got paid by the Raiders this offseason, earning a three-year contract extension worth more than $15 million. It's not too much of an investment for the fourth-rounder with just $6 million guaranteed, but he was rewarded for logging a career-high 48 tackles in 2017. He's slated to once again start at nose tackle, though rookies P.J. Hall and Maurice Hurst could push for additional snaps at defensive tackle. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Heading to IR
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
September 12, 2018
The Raiders are placing Ellis (foot) on injured reserve, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Ellis injured his foot in Monday's game against the Rams, and it will cost him extended time. However, Gehlken indicates that the Raiders expect him to resume practice when first eligible in six weeks and plan to activate him later on in the campaign. The team signed veteran Jonathan Hankins to replace him on the 53-man roster.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    45
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    7
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
336
26
2017
462
71
2018
45
7
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DTs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   334 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.03 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.75 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.81 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   33.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   28 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   92 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   25 reps
WEAK
Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
2014
Ellis made at least one tackle in 12 of the Raiders’ 16 games throughout the 2016 season, but he never reached IDP relevance with a total of 21 tackles and zero sacks. He’s in line for a depth role once again in 2017, with the Raiders drafting defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes out of UCLA in the third round. Ellis will be competing with Vanderdoes and Darius Latham for snaps on the interior of the defensive line.
Ellis was selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he had an impressive rookie season for the Oakland defense. The 24-year old defensive tackle started to see more snaps as the season progressed and he ended his rookie campaign with 21 total tackles. He's currently listed as the starter at left defensive tackle on the Raiders' depth chart in the base 4-3 defense. At 6-foot-2, 335 pounds, Ellis should provide good stability in the middle of the Raiders' defensive front.
A fourth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech, Ellis is a load at 6-1, 334 pounds, and he could end up seeing a fair number of the snaps if defensive coordinator Jason Tarver deploys the 3-4 a bit more this season. That said, Ellis recorded just 2.5 sacks in his four-year collegiate career, so his fantasy upside is limited.
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Dealing with strained ligaments in foot
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
September 12, 2018
Ellis sustained strained ligaments in his foot in Monday's season-opening loss to the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Injures ankle Monday
DTOakland Raiders
Ankle
September 11, 2018
Ellis injured his ankle in Monday's season opening loss to the Rams, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Agrees to extension
DTOakland Raiders
March 9, 2018
Ellis and the Raiders have reached agreement on a three-year contract for more than $15 million, including $6 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Trio of tackles Sunday
DTOakland Raiders
September 11, 2016
Ellis made three tackles (three solo) in his season debut Sunday against the Saints.
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DTOakland Raiders
July 22, 2015
Ellis is a lead candidate to start at defensive tackle for the Raiders this season, according to CSN's Scott Bair.
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