Steve McLendon
Steve McLendon
33-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
New York Jets
Questionable
Injury Neck
Thu Practice: Limited
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Steve McLendon in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Jets in October of 2019.
Gearing up Sunday
DTNew York Jets
November 10, 2019
McLendon (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
ANALYSIS
McLendon was a limited participant in practice all week, but he'll fire up for the New York rivalry. The 33-year-old hasn't fallen behind in snaps to rookie first-round pick Quinnen Williams over the last few weeks. His IDP value was already unreliable with just 16 tackles (nine solo) in eight games.
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The 32-year-old McLendon should start at nose tackle in New York's 3-4 scheme after racking up a career-high 46 tackles in that role last season.
McLendon had a career-high 3.5 sacks last season, his first in New York, but with the Jets in full rebuilding mode and McLendon on the wrong side of 30, there's no guarantee he'll even be on the roster by Week 1. Even if he does make the cut, there are multiple Jets defensive linemen with much higher fantasy value.
McLendon will play his first season with the Jets in 2016 after spending his first six-years in the league with the Steelers. He never played more than 34.2 percent of Pittsburgh’s defensive snaps, but figures to start and see more time now that he’s with New York. That being said, McLendon is still a run stuffing defensive tackle who doesn’t rack up a lot of stats, as evidenced by his 14 tackles and one sack in 16 games played last year. Don’t expect big numbers, even if his role does increase.
McLendon returns as the Steelers starting nose tackle, but injuries, which have resulted in his missing 17 games over the past five season, creates opportunities for Cam Thomas and Daniel McCullers to get their share of defensive snaps.
The addition of Cam Thomas may result in McLendon moving from nose tackle to left end. Either way, he should still make an impact this season.
McLendon will be asked to fill the cleats of former nose tackle Casey Hampton this season. He's a better pash rusher than Hampton, and should help a Steelers' defensive unit that recorded just 37 sacks in 2012.
A former undrafted free agent, McLendon was expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's starting nose tackle, but Casey Hampton would still rotate in on obvious running downs.
McLendon, signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2009, has played in four games with one tackle and a fumble recovery.
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Questionable for Sunday
DTNew York Jets
Neck
November 8, 2019
McLendon (neck) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Giants.
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Nursing neck injury
DTNew York Jets
Neck
November 4, 2019
McLendon is being evaluated for a neck injury Monday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
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Gets hurt late
DTNew York Jets
Shoulder
November 3, 2019
McLendon (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Miami.
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All clear Sunday
DTNew York Jets
November 3, 2019
McLendon (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's tilt against Miami.
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Questionable for Sunday
DTNew York Jets
Hamstring
November 1, 2019
McLendon (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
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