Justin Ellis
Justin Ellis
27-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Oakland Raiders
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.
Returns from IR
DTOakland Raiders
December 1, 2018
Ellis (foot) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Coach Jon Gruden said earlier in the week Ellis would be activated ahead of Sunday's game and he now officially makes his return. The 27-year-old suffered the foot sprain Week 1 against the Rams but is ready to return to his role as a depth defensive tackle for the Raiders heading into Week 13.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Justin Ellis' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
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' 2"
 
Weight
334 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.27 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.75 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.81 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.0 in
 
Broad Jump
92 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
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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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Expected to return Week 13
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
November 26, 2018
Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that Ellis (foot) will be activated from injured reserve Week 13, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Eyeing Week 13 return
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
November 25, 2018
Ellis (foot) could be activated off Injured Reserve in advance of Oakland's Week 13 matchup with Kansas City, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
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Resumes practicing
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
November 21, 2018
Ellis (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Set to resume practice next week
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
November 16, 2018
Ellis (foot) is expected to return to practice next week, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Still not back at practice
DTOakland Raiders
Foot
November 7, 2018
Ellis (foot) is not practicing Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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