Justin Ellis
Justin Ellis
28-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Injury Knee
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Ellis in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Raiders in October of 2019.
Released off IR
DTFree Agent
October 8, 2019
Ellis (knee) was released off injured reserve by the Raiders on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Ellis went down with the knee injury in late August and ended up on the shelf shortly thereafter. The 28-year-old played only six games in 2018 due to a foot injury, but he's now free to sign elsewhere once healthy.
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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.
6' 2"
350 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
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.
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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Shifts to IR
DTOakland Raiders
September 6, 2019
Ellis (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the league's official transactions report.
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Dealing with new injury
DTOakland Raiders
August 25, 2019
Coach Jon Gruden said Sunday that Ellis is dealing with a knee injury and his status for Week 1 is unclear, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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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.
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Expected to return Week 13
DTOakland Raiders
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
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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