Bishop Sankey
Bishop Sankey
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Waived by Vikings in August of 2017.
Hits free agency
RBFree Agent
Knee - ACL
March 16, 2018
Sankey (knee) is an unrestricted free agent after the Vikings declined to offer him a tender, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Sankey was set to be a restricted free agent, but the Vikings opted to let him hit free agency coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL last August. The 25-year-old hasn't played an NFL snap over the past two seasons and has a lot to prove if he is to earn a roster spot in 2018.
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How do Bishop Sankey's measurables compare to other running backs?
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
5' 10"
 
Weight
209 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.75 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Bishop Sankey
2018 Football Draft Kit: What Last Season Means for This Season
June 19, 2018
Jerry Donabedian analyzes last season's offensive downturn, which was largely a product of poor quarterback play, and what it means for 2018.
Football Draft Kit: 2017 Coaching Changes
June 19, 2017
Jerry Donabedian analyzes this year's coaching changes. How will the change in offensive coordinators in Atlanta impact Matt Ryan.
Weekly Rankings: Week 10 Value Meter
November 8, 2016
David Johnson is the overwhelming favorite to be the top flex player this week against San Francisco.
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Monday Night
November 3, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night game as a gimpy Russell Wilson tries to lead the Seahawks past the visiting Bills.
Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Value Meter
November 1, 2016
Greg Olsen is coming off his worst week of the season, but he's on top of the TE ranks this week anyhow. Check out that and all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 9.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sankey could make the final 53-man roster as the No. 3 RB if C.J. Ham is moved to fullback or if Latavius Murray misses games while returning from offseason ankle surgery. Sankey would likely need several injuries before he'd see meaningful regular season action, however.
The Titans had high hopes for Sankey after drafting him in the second round in 2014, but the Washington product followed a disappointing rookie campaign with an even worse sophomore season during which he rushed for just 193 yards on 47 carries while ceding work to the likes of Antonio Andrews and David Cobb. Now that running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry have been brought in via trade and the draft, respectively, it seems Tennessee's patience for Sankey has run out. The 23-year-old running back will be relegated to fighting for a roster spot in camp, but he's unlikely to earn more than a special teams role even if he survives.
The first running back drafted last year, Sankey didn't exactly establish himself as a rookie stalwart, ceding snaps to retread Shonn Greene and actually seeing his carries drop rather than increase late in the season. Sankey possesses good speed and vision and managed a solid 2.51 yards after contact, but the right side of the Titans' offensive line was a mess and too often that contact was initiated behind the line of scrimmage. Sankey has good hands and quickness as a receiver, but he didn't get much of a chance to show it last year. He also didn't get many looks in the red zone, and while Greene is no longer around to factor in at the goal line, fifth-round pick David Cobb almost certainly will. The Titans shored up right tackle in the offseason, but the move that might pay the biggest dividends for Sankey is the selection of quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick. If Mariota can turn the team's passing attack around, defensive fronts should open up enough to create some room for the running game. It would also greatly help Sankey's cause if the Titans turned some of last season's punts into red-zone trips.
With a build of 5-10, 209 pounds and skill set reminiscent of 2013 breakout Giovani Bernard, Sankey was the top running back taken in this year's draft following a second consecutive huge season at the University of Washington. A strong runner and capable receiver who produced 3,862 yards from scrimmage over the last two seasons, he's in terrific position to supplant incumbent Shonn Greene as the Titans' top rusher in the post-Chris Johnson era. A speedy, athletic running back, Sankey has the vision, burst and cutting ability to shred opposing defenses, particularly when given the ball in space. With that in mind, he's almost certainly ticketed to start out the season as Tennessee's third-down back, which will make him instantly valuable in PPR formats. But because Greene is a plodding, unexciting runner, and the depth chart below them looks pretty barren, it's more than possible that Sankey works his way into a featured role and ends up with around 200 carries to go with 40-plus receptions. Sankey's got the perfect blend of talent and opportunity -- now he just has to stay healthy, something that wasn't an issue for him in college.
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Has surgery to repair ACL
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee - ACL
August 24, 2017
Sankey underwent surgery on his torn ACL last week and has begun rehab, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Reverts to IR
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee - ACL
August 14, 2017
Sankey (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to the Vikings' injured reserve, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Waived by Vikings
RBFree Agent
Knee - ACL
August 12, 2017
Sankey (knee) was waived-injured by the Vikings on Saturday.
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Suffers torn ACL
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee - ACL
August 11, 2017
Sankey sustained a torn ACL during Thursday's preseason win at Buffalo, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Set for MRI on Friday
RBMinnesota Vikings
Knee
August 10, 2017
Sankey (knee) was seen on crutches after Thursday's preseason game and will be sent for an MRI on Friday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports.
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