Kemal Ishmael
Kemal Ishmael
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Atlanta Falcons
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kemal Ishmael in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $890,000 contract with the Falcons in April of 2019.
Not on injury report
SAtlanta Falcons
November 26, 2019
Ishmael (concussion) is not listed on the Falcons' injury report for Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ANALYSIS
All signs are pointing to Ishmael's availability for Thursday's game against the Saints. Assuming he continues symptom-free, he should provide depth in Atlanta's secondary.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kemal Ishmael
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26 days ago
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October 13, 2016
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IDP Analysis: Ishmael Stepping Up
December 19, 2015
The season-ending injury to safety William Moore opens up a three-down role for Kemal Ishmael, who was very productive last year.
IDP Analysis: Kemal Ishmael Back for More
December 27, 2014
Kemal Ishmael has been an elite DB1 while starting this year, and William Moore's absence will put Ishmael back into a three-down role for Week 17.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Ishmael has proven himself to be a competent starting safety (and occasional linebacker) in the NFL, though with Atlanta's talent at the top of the depth chart he has served primarily as a role player and special teams contributor since being selected in the seventh round of the 2013 draft. During Ishmael's only season with more than five starts (10 starts in 2014), he put up Pro Bowl-caliber numbers with 96 tackles, six pass deflections, four interceptions and a forced fumble. There can be a case made that Ishmael is Atlanta's most valuable defensive back up with his experience in head coach Dan Quinn's scheme, as well as his ability to generate fear in opposing pass catchers with his hyper-physical nature.
After spending four seasons as a defensive back, the team asked Ishmael to transition to a linebacker role, and according to all accounts, he’s doing well adapting to his new role. He won’t start at linebacker, but he’ll certainly see some action when the team opts to roll with its best pass coverage linebackers. He probably won’t match last season’s tackle total (52), as he’ll be more valuable in the real world than in the fantasy world.
Ishmael filled in for the injured William Moore last season and finished with an impressive 98 tackles, but he's back behind Moore on the depth chart as training camp begins. It's possible that he'll be moved to free safety and he could start if he beats out Charles Godfrey, but another 98 tackle season seems unlikely, especially if he's not a regular starter. If he exits camp with a starting role, he'll be on the IDP watch list, but for now it's more of a wait-and-see approach.
Ishmael will provide safety depth, assuming he makes the squad.
Ishmael will provide depth at free safety in 2013.
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Estimated as full participant
SAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
November 25, 2019
Ishmael (concussion) was listed as a full participant on Monday's estimated injury report, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Won't face Bucs
SAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
November 22, 2019
Ishmael (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Held out Wednesday
SAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
November 20, 2019
Ishmael (concussion) did not participate during Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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Out Week 12
SAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
November 15, 2019
Ishmael (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Carolina, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses Wednesday's session
SAtlanta Falcons
Concussion
November 13, 2019
Ishmael (concussion) did not participate during practice Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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