Rodney McLeod
Rodney McLeod
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL + MCL
2018 Fantasy Outlook
McLeod came into 2017 off of a career-high 83 tackles, and despite having never failed to reach 72 in a season, that number dipped to just 54 last year. The 28-year-old also sat out a couple games for the first time in his career, missing Week 3 due to a hamstring strain as well as sitting out the final week as the Eagles geared up for the playoffs. He heads into 2018 with his starting spot intact, and while the Virginia product has been very consistent in his six years in the league, the 28-year-old doesn't contribute much in the way of big plays. Consequently, he has more value in the real-life game than its fantasy counterpart. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Eagles in March of 2016.
Hopeful for training camp
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL + MCL
April 18, 2019
McLeod (knee) said Thursday that while he won't be available for OTAs next month, he could be available for training camp, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "[I'm] right on pace to come back for the start of the season," the veteran said.
ANALYSIS
McLeod tore the ACL and MCL in one of his knees last September and will be about 10 months removed from surgery when training camp rolls around. Even if he is still operating under limitations at that point, there doesn't appear to be much fear that McLeod's recovery will drag into the regular season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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McLeod was one of Philadelphia's prized offseason signings last year, plugging into a starting safety role next to Malcolm Jenkins as a theoretical strong safety fit complementing the more free-safety skill set of Jenkins. Despite playing a position normally favorable for tackle production, McLeod totaled just 83 stops while playing 1,014 snaps. Perhaps he might improve on his three interceptions from last year if the Philadelphia pass rush takes a step forward, but McLeod generally appears settled in as a safety who will hover around 80 tackles with middling turnover production.
McLeod was snagged by the Eagles this offseason on a five-year deal and is slated to start at strong safety in the team's secondary. The 25-year-old had three impressive seasons in St. Louis, posting at least 70 tackles, five passes defensed, one interception, and two forced fumbles every year after his rookie season. With just five career picks, his fantasy value may be a bit behind what he brings to the table for the Eagles, but as far as safeties go he's a viable and consistent option.
McLeod has quietly put together a pair of solid seasons for St. Louis, with 70-plus tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in each of those campaigns. He may not be enough of a ball hawk to be a huge IDP contributor, but he rarely has awful games.
McLeod may have had the best season of any Rams defensive backs in 2013, with 79 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. His job should be the safest of any of the St. Louis defensive backs, and he has decent IDP value at the safety position.
McLeod will back up T.J. McDonald at strong safety to begin the season after tallying 12 tackles in 16 games in 2012.
McLeod is an undrafted rookie who has made a huge impression in the preseason and will likely end up as the club's No. 4 safety.
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Re-works contract for 2019
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL + MCL
January 31, 2019
McLeod (knee) signed a re-worked contract with Philadelphia for the 2019 season, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Also has torn ACL
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL + MCL
October 28, 2018
McLeod revealed he had surgery to repair a torn ACL along with a torn MCL in September, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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Placed on injured reserve
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - MCL
September 29, 2018
The Eagles placed McLeod (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Chris McPherson of the team's official site reports.
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Will require season-ending surgery
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - MCL
September 27, 2018
McLeod was diagnosed Monday with a torn MCL in his knee and will require season-ending surgery, a league source told Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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More tests Monday
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
September 23, 2018
McLeod will get tests done on the knee injury he sustained during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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