Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox
28-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Foot
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The stalwart of the Eagles' defensive line missed a couple games last season with a calf injury and registered the lowest tackle total of his career with 26. If the Mississippi State product can stay healthy this season, he should see a bit of a bounce back in production. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $102.6 million contract with the Eagles in June of 2016.
Still aiming for training camp
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
Foot
April 16, 2019
Cox is still rehabbing from offseason foot surgery with the goal to be ready for training camp, Daniel Gallen of PennLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Cox injured his foot during a Jan. 13 playoff loss to the Saints and had surgery at some point thereafter. Although he wasn't using a walking boot Tuesday at team headquarters, there doesn't seem to be any expectation of active participation in the Eagles' offseason program. The 28-year-old defensive tackle is entering the third season of a six-year, $102.6 million extension, coming off a 2018 campaign with career highs in sacks (10.5), quarterback hits (34) and tackles for loss (12).
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Measurables Review
How do Fletcher Cox's 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' 4"
 
Weight
310 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.79 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
26.0 in
 
Broad Jump
103 in
 
Bench Press
30 reps
 
Hand Length
10.38 in
 
Arm Length
34.50 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Fletcher Cox
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Erik Siegrist breaks down the wild card games as Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears look to end the Eagles' championship reign.
IDP Analysis: Week 13 Matchups
147 days ago
Jim Coventry expects J.J. Watt and Houston’s defense to collect some solid sack numbers against Cleveland this week.
IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
168 days ago
Eagles pass rushers Fletcher Cox, et al. should have a big game against a Cowboys offensive unit that will probably have to throw more often than they’d like.
East Coast Offense: The Giants Were Right to Draft Saquon Barkley
189 days ago
Chris Liss argues Barkley is already the best back in the NFL and worth the No. 2 pick given the particular quarterbacks available.
IDP Analysis: Week 6 Matchups
195 days ago
Jim Coventry analyzes the best IDP matchups for the week, including Jacksonville's Calais Campbell, who could have a big game against the Cowboys.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
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2013
2012
Graham might be the better IDP option, but Cox is arguably the more important player for the Eagles' defense. He's one of the league's most disruptive linemen even at 6-4, 310, possessing a sub-4.8 40 and a freakish 7.07-second three-cone time. He was limited to 773 snaps last year while playing through an ankle injury, which no doubt affected his play to some extent, so his box score from last year can only factor so much into this year's projection. When healthy in 2015, Cox produced 71 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 982 snaps.
Cox is one of the most athletic interior linemen in the league, and he's an interesting breakout consideration as Philadelphia switches to a 4-3 scheme. Cox was quite productive as a 3-4 end, especially in 2015, but there's little doubt his rare athleticism would translate to better disruptiveness in a four-man front. With a talented end rotation, Cox should be able to overcome double-teams and continue finding ball-carriers in 2016. Chip Kelly's departure might pose a hit to Cox's play count after he logged 982 snaps in 2015, but an increase in efficiency should offset that.
Cox's upside is limited by double-teams he faces as easily the best player in the Philadelphia front seven, but he still provided mid-tier IDP production last season. Cox hit his stride in the season's second half, totaling 37 tackles and all four of his sacks in the final eight weeks. It wouldn't surprise to see him improve his sack total — he had 5.5 as a part-time player as a rookie in 2012. At 6-4, 300, with a 4.79 40, Cox is one of the league's most athletic defensive linemen. And he'll have plenty of opportunity this season, as he should match last year's 921 snaps.
Cox had a disappointing 2013 season in statistical terms, struggling in the second half of the year after getting off to an encouraging start. He's one of the league's best athletic specimens and will definitely start at end for Philadelphia. Hopefully he'll be able to take full advantage of his athletic gifts in his third year.
Although Cox fell to the 12th pick of last year's draft, he probably belonged in the top eight. He finished his rookie year with 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks on just 511 snaps, and that count could rise significantly in 2013. His rookie rate of production projects to about 57 tackles and eight sacks on 750 snaps, which could be ballpark for him. The former Mississippi State star also had 56 tackles and five sacks in 12 games during his final year of college.
Cox is a superb athlete for a 6-foot-4, 298-pounder, and he should in the near future turn into one of the NFL's best interior linemen. For the short term, however, his snaps figure to be limited, because the Eagles are extremely deep on the defensive line.
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Requires offseason surgery
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
Foot
March 4, 2019
The Eagles announced Monday that Cox underwent right foot surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
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Not playing in Pro Bowl
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
Foot
January 15, 2019
Cox will not play in the Pro Bowl due to a foot injury, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Adds to sack total
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
December 11, 2018
Cox had three tackles (one solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
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Breaks sack drought
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
December 4, 2018
Cox had three solo tackles and a sack in Monday's 28-13 win over the Redskins.
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Adds another sack
DTPhiladelphia Eagles
October 12, 2018
Cox had six tackles (three solo) and a sack in Thursday's 34-13 win over the Giants.
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