Rodney McLeod
Rodney McLeod
29-Year-Old SafetyS
Philadelphia Eagles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McLeod missed all but three games last year after he tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee. During the offseason, he took a pay cut and a year off his deal to stay in Philadelphia. Like most players in his situation, the 28-year-old has stated his intention to be ready for the start of the regular season. Unlike many, he actually has a realistic shot to keep his word due to suffering the injury Sept. 23. Prior to going down, McLeod had missed just two games over the previous five years of his career. That run was quite productive, yielding 76 tackles and more than two passes defended per 16 games played. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Eagles in March of 2016.
Plays 17 games in 2019
SPhiladelphia Eagles
January 16, 2020
McLeod played all 16 regular-season games, registering 76 tackles (46 solo), a sack, two interceptions and six pass breakups in 2019. He also logged two tackles (one solo) in the Eagles' wild card loss to Seattle.
ANALYSIS
McLeod bounced back to his former self after missing most of 2018 with a torn ACL and MCL. He came just seven tackles shy of his career high and recorded just his second career sack. The 29-year-old heads into the offseason scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, so he could very well be with another team in 2020.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Makes two big plays in loss
SPhiladelphia Eagles
November 26, 2019
McLeod made four tackles (three solo) while also recording a sack and an interception in Sunday's 17-9 loss to Seattle.
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Ready to rock
SPhiladelphia Eagles
October 10, 2019
McLeod (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Limited with knee injury
SPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee
October 9, 2019
McLeod was a limited practice participant Wednesday with a knee injury.
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Leads team in tackles
SPhiladelphia Eagles
September 27, 2019
McLeod had nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Thursday's 34-27 win over the Packers.
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Practices in full
SPhiladelphia Eagles
August 3, 2019
McLeod (knee) was a full participant at Saturday's practice, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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