Chris Long
Chris Long
34-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Philadelphia Eagles
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A chance at a third-straight Super Bowl ring was enough to lure Long back for an 11th campaign. He has averaged 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks over the past two years and is in line to produce similar numbers again this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract with the Eagles in March of 2017.
Not sure about 2019
DEPhiladelphia Eagles
March 15, 2019
Long agreed to restructure his contract with the Eagles, but he hasn't made a decision on continuing his football career, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Long was reportedly due a roster bonus, but he didn't feel comfortable accepting it until he decided on whether he'll play in 2019, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He'll celebrate his 34th birthday in late March, coming off a 2018 campaign with 23 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games (612 snaps). The Eagles could use another season from Long after trading fellow defensive end Michael Bennett to the Patriots.
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Measurables Review
How do Chris Long's 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.
6' 3"
270 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
Cone Drill
7.02 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
124 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chris Long
Team Previews: 2018 Philadelphia Eagles
270 days ago
David Phillips touches on the Super Bowl champs, who awaiting the recoveries of stalwarts like Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and pass rusher Brandon Graham.
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October 6, 2017
Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb shouldn't have much trouble finding gaps in the middle of the Cowboys' defense.
Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 3 Team Defense
September 19, 2017
Eli Manning figures to be completely overmatched in a Week 3 trip to Philadelphia.
NFL Free Agency: The Third Wave
March 19, 2017
Jim Coventry highlights the latest free-agent moves, including Latavius Murray's move to Minnesota where he'll experience a downgrade in offensive lines from his time in Oakland.
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 1
September 8, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night games, as Todd Gurley looks to get the Rams' return to L.A. off on the right foot against the 49ers in an NFC West showdown.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
After sacrificing playing time for a chance at the Super Bowl with New England last year, Long signed a two-year deal with the Eagles in an attempt to secure his legacy. With an expanded role and continued health, he could see a bounce back to his St. Louis heyday.
The Patriots brought Long in this offseason on a one-year contract following the trade of fellow defensive end Chandler Jones to Arizona. Long, now 31-years-old, will need to stay healthy in order to provide much IDP value throughout the season, as he's recorded just four sacks in 18 games over his past two campaigns with the Rams. In any case, he'll provide the team with an added edge rushing, complementing holdovers Jabaal Sheard and Rob Ninkovich.
Long wasn't able to join the Rams until December due to ankle surgery and never really looked comfortable when he did return, leaving 2014 largely as a lost season. However, 2015 should be a bounce-back season for the seven-year veteran, as a ferocious Rams' front line became even better with the addition of Nick Fairley. Fellow defensive end Robert Quinn will get the lion's share of the attention, but Long has the potential for about 10 sacks and could rack up 30-40 tackles of his own.
Long came into last season with 24.5 sacks in his previous two years, but he only managed 8.5 last season, while adding 40 tackles. The latter stat marked his highest total since 2009, but the drop in sacks was a bit disappointing. He is understandably overlooked due to teammate Robert Quinn, who set a franchise-record with 19 sacks last season, but if teams decide to throw a double-team at Quinn in 2014, Long could have the opportunity for double-digit sacks again.
Long and fellow defensive end Robert Quinn combined for 22 sacks, as the Rams tied with the Broncos for the league lead in sacks. Quinn figures to surpass Long as the team's best defensive end in the near future, but this could open up more one-on-one opportunities for Long.
As the second overall pick in the 2008 draft, it appeared prior to last year that Long would never live up to his draft status, even after finishing the 2010 season with 8.5 sacks. He managed finally to turn the corner in 2011, though, and posted 13 sacks despite playing through a problematic ankle injury for all of December. He might see a fair amount of double teams to start the season, but with Robert Quinn, Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers playing on the same line, it is not likely offenses will get away with that for long. It would be a disappointment if Long can't breeze past double-digit sacks in 2012.
It seems unlikely that Long will ever justify his selection as the second overall pick in 2008, but he at least showed some ability as a pass rusher for the first time last year. After totaling just nine sacks in his first two seasons, he reached 8.5 in 2010. His career-low 29 tackles were underwhelming, though. Furthermore, the addition of Robert Quinn in St. Louis is a threat to his snap count, making Long a mediocre IDP option again in 2011.
Long will move to the right defensive end spot in 2010 with Leonard Little out of the picture and should continue to be one of the club's better bets as far as IDP players go.
Perhaps more was expected as the No. 2 overall pick in 2008 draft, but Long was one of the most impressive defensive rookies last year, totaling four sacks and 40 tackles, which led all first-year ends. This year, he’ll ply his trade for new St. Louis head coach Steve Spagnuolo. Howie’s kid couldn’t ask for a better tutor. Spagnuolo’s system has been very kind to defensive ends – just ask Justin Tuck. Long has both the size and speed to thrive in Spagnuolo’s system, which requires the D-linemen to get up field in a hurry, as opposed to the read-and-react attack St. Louis employed last year. Long might have worn down in the second half of his rookie season as he recorded only nine tackles in the last seven games. That shouldn’t be a problem this year, and Long’s IDP stats should improve significantly in his sophomore campaign.
Long racked up 14 sacks at Virgina in 2007 and should have an immediate impact for the Rams. He will see plenty time in a rotation with James Hall and Leonard Little. Long's talent should keep him on the field and he could lead all rookies in sacks.
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Nets five-year high in sacks
DEPhiladelphia Eagles
January 21, 2019
Long generated 23 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over 16 games for the Eagles in 2018.
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Gets two sacks against Texans
DEPhiladelphia Eagles
December 24, 2018
Long notched two sacks and a forced fumble during Sunday's victory over Houston.
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Reaches quarterback in win
DEPhiladelphia Eagles
November 27, 2018
Long recorded a sack in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants.
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Gets to quarterback again
DEPhiladelphia Eagles
November 14, 2018
Long recorded three tackles and half of a sack during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
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Two sacks Sunday
DEPhiladelphia Eagles
October 30, 2018
Long recorded two sacks across 40 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
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