Alec Ogletree
Alec Ogletree
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ogletree's subpar results and eventual risk of benching make him a shaky IDP keeper candidate, but for one more year at least he should remain in a three-down role and provide mainstream IDP utility. He's always been more toolsy than skilled, but that speed shows up in the box score and has for his whole career. As much as his five INTs in 13 games last year isn't sustainable, it makes sense for a fast guy with a big wingspan to stumble his way into interception opportunities. The Giants have weak inside linebackers aside from Ogletree, so his role is safe. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $42.75 million contract with the Rams in October of 2017. Traded to the Giants in March of 2018.
Sheds calf injury
LBNew York Giants
September 4, 2019
Ogletree (calf) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Ogletree sustained a calf injury during New York's first preseason game against the Jets. Now back to full health, the 27-year-old linebacker is primed for a starting role Week 1 versus the Cowboys.
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How do Alec Ogletree's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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"
235 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
Shuttle Time
4.39 sec
Cone Drill
7.16 sec
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
Broad Jump
122 in
Bench Press
20 reps
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
33.50 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Ogletree might remain more theory than practice for the entirety of his career, but even if his potential is never fully realized he should be a useful IDP in the meantime. The Giants traded for him this offseason, so they almost certainly plan to give him a full-time role, and so long as that's the case the numbers should come with it. An athletic linebacker with uncommon reach, Ogletree can close a lot of ground when he knows where to go, and he can bend the edge a bit as a blitzer. The blown assignments in between won't matter to his IDP owners as long as he's on the field.
Ogletree has been accused of being more athlete than linebacker, but entering his age-25 season he appears to be approaching a new level of productivity. In his last 20 games he totaled 178 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions, and the arrival of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips should mean new playmaking opportunities under the tutelage of one of the best defensive coaches ever. Ogletree has shown the ability to make an impact in coverage and as a blitzer, and he might finally make all the pieces fit as he heads into his prime.
Ogletree's 2015 season was wrecked by a fractured fibula that struck in Week 4, robbing him of the chance to begin his career with three straight 100-tackle seasons. The leg is not a concern heading into 2016, however, so Ogletree should pick up where he left off. Indeed, there's reason to expect a breakout season for the already accomplished Ogletree in 2016, as James Laurinaitis is gone, leaving Ogletree in position to take full ownership of the Rams' LB corps. An elite athlete for the position, Ogletree likely has untapped upside as a blitzer and coverage threat.
Ogletree is the Rams' top IDP linebacker, even with elder and former elite IDP James Laurinaitis still around. Ogletree had more tackles the last two years than Laurinaitis, and few linebackers possess his playmaking upside. One of the league's more explosive linebackers, Ogletree forced 10 fumbles the last two years and has untapped upside for interceptions considering his 22 defended passes over that span. With the St. Louis front four one of the league's best, Ogletree is in position for a career year for tackles, sacks and interceptions.
Ogletree can stand to improve his run defense skills, but he showed some promising traits in his rookie season last year, especially in IDP terms. The Rams selected Ogletree 30th overall in last year's draft knowing he was raw, but they were banking on the big-play potential brought on by his rare athleticism. He definitely made big plays last year, making 111 tackles (95 solo) to go along with 1.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, an interception and one touchdown. He has untapped potential as a pass rusher, possessing long arms and rare lower-body explosiveness for bending the edge as a blitzer. The Rams' first-round investment in Ogletree dictates that he remain in a three-down role in 2014, though he might have trouble establishing LB1 value as long as James Laurinaitis is around to steal tackles. Still, his high solo tackle total as a rookie and top-notch forced fumble count imply that Ogletree will continue making big plays.
Ogletree is a high-risk, high-reward choice, to be sure. James Laurinaitis has one three-down role locked down in St. Louis, so Ogletree will have to battle Jo-Lonn Dunbar for nickel snaps. Dunbar was strong in run defense last year, totaling 113 tackles, 16.5 of which were for a loss. But the team still took Ogletree in the first round of the draft, meaning they expect him to play a full-time role sooner than later. Dunbar did not earn high grades for his coverage, moreover, meaning the team could envision him as a rushing-down specialist. If Ogletree can beat out Dunbar for nickel snaps, his upside will be enormous. Ogletree totaled 111 tackles in 10 games last year at Georgia, and he has the range and length to make an impact in coverage and on the pass rush.
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May not play again in preseason
LBNew York Giants
August 19, 2019
Ogletree (calf) said he'll "definitely" be ready for Week 1 but may not play again in the preseason, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Unlikely for Friday
LBNew York Giants
August 14, 2019
Ogletree (calf) is expected to miss Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Suffers calf injury
LBNew York Giants
August 9, 2019
Ogletree sustained a strained calf during Thursday's preseason game against the Jets, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Active in minicamp
LBNew York Giants
June 6, 2019
Ogletree is participating in team drills during mandatory minicamp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Sitting season finale
LBNew York Giants
December 28, 2018
Ogletree (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of reports.
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