Michael Brockers
Michael Brockers
29-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Rams
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Brockers has played 94 of 96 games the past six seasons and topped 50 tackles in consecutive campaigns. He's overshadowed by fellow defensive lineman Aaron Donald, and the seven-year veteran's solid play doesn't translate to consistent fantasy production. However, the loss of Ndamukong Suh could change Brockers fortunes in IDP settings in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Rams in March of 2020.
Medically cleared
DELos Angeles Rams
April 3, 2020
Brockers (ankle) passed a physical to finalize his three-year contract with the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Brockers originally agreed to a three-year deal with the Ravens, but it later fell through because the team was concerned about an ankle sprain he suffered in Week 17 of last season. The Rams don't seem bothered by the issue and thus will keep their 2012 first-round pick in the fold.
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Measurables Review
How do Michael Brockers' measurables compare to other defensive ends?
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' 5"
 
Weight
305 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.36 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.81 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
26.5 in
 
Broad Jump
105 in
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
35.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Brockers is often overlooked while playing alongside reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald and three-time first-team All-Pro Ndamukong Suh. He's not to be ignored, however, as Brockers graded out as the fifth-best 3-4 defensive end against the run in 2017 - higher than the seventh-placed Donald - while setting a career-high 55 total tackles and 4.5 sacks. It's possible he could top those numbers in 2018 while opposing offensive coordinators key in on Brockers' teammates.
The shift to a 3-4 four defense under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips should cut into Brockers' playing time. The 26-year-old defensive tackle is a better run stopper than pass rusher, and Brockers projects to slot behind standout Aaron Donald on the depth chart. Additionally, even if Donald's holdout lingers into the regular season (it shouldn't), Brockers still isn't a viable fantasy option in the majority of IDP settings.
Since coming into the league as the 14th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Brockers had been a very average contributor for the Rams before last season. The 2015 campaign turned out to be Brockers' best season to date, though, and Brockers emerged as a top-notch run defender. He's still limited as a pass-rusher, though, and doesn't warrant IDP consideration.
Brockers isn't flashy, but he does a nice job plugging up the middle so Aaron Donald can rush the quarterback a little more. With the addition of Nick Fairley, Brockers may see his playing time decrease a little, but the Rams will cycle him, Fairley and Donald to keep them fresh at all times.
Brockers has had an excellent start to his NFL career, amassing 77 tackles and 9.5 sacks in two years as a defensive tackle. It helps that he has two beasts at defensive end in Robert Quinn and Chris Long to help keep offensive linemen busy. It's tough to be a solid IDP as an interior defensive lineman, but Brockers is about as solid as they come in an NFL defensive tackle.
Brockers recorded 31 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks during his rookie season and is consider one of the better young defensive tackles in the league. However, his fantasy value is limited by his low tackle total.
Brockers is expected to start the season as the club's starting left defensive tackle alongside free agent pick-up Kendall Langford.
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Returns to Rams after deal falls through
DELos Angeles Rams
Ankle
March 27, 2020
Brockers (ankle) signed a three-year deal worth up to $31.5 million with the Rams on Friday after his reported deal with the Ravens fell through, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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Lands in Baltimore
DELos Angeles Rams
Ankle
March 16, 2020
The Ravens and Brockers (ankle) agreed to a contract Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Won't need surgery
DELos Angeles Rams
Ankle
December 31, 2019
Brockers sprained his ankle in Sunday's matchup with Arizona but will not need offseason surgery, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Carted off Sunday
DELos Angeles Rams
Leg
December 29, 2019
Brockers exited on a cart with a left leg injury during Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Full participant Friday
DELos Angeles Rams
December 27, 2019
Brockers (knee) was a full go at Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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