Patrick Chung
Patrick Chung
31-Year-Old SafetyS
New England Patriots
Injury Forearm
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Chung left the team after the 2012 season via free agency, signing a three-year, $10 million with the Eagles. After being cut by Philadelphia following just one season, Chung resurfaced with the Patriots and has been a mainstay of the team's defense since then. The 30-year-old remains under contract with New England through 2020 and is in line to retain his status as the team's starting strong safety next year, working in tandem with free safety Devin McCourty. Chung finished the 2017 regular season with 84 tackles and a pick in 16 games, numbers that keep him on the IDP radar in deeper formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $7.8 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2018.
Scheduled for two procedures
SNew England Patriots
February 6, 2019
Chung will have surgery Thursday on his broken right forearm, followed by a procedure three weeks later to clean up a shoulder injury, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Chung reportedly played through his shoulder injury for most of the 2018 campaign, missing just one game (due to a concussion) while often handling an every-down role. He then suffered the forearm injury during the Super Bowl last weekend, which opened up a spot for Duron Harmon at strong safety. Chung isn't expected to participate in OTAs or minicamp, but he should be back for the start of training camp to prepare for his age-32 season. He's under contract through 2020 on a team-friendly extension for two years and $7.8 million.
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Measurables Review
How do Patrick Chung's measurables compare to other safeties?
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.
5' 11"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
119 in
Bench Press
25 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Chung logged 91 tackles and a pick over the course of 16 games last season. The upcoming 29-year-old was drafted 34th overall by the Patriots in 2009. He left the team as a free agent to spend the 2013 season with the Eagles, but since his return to New England in 2014, he's remained a mainstay in the team's secondary, now serving as the Patriots' starting strong safety.
Chung is set to reprise his role as a starter for the Patriots at the strong safety position this season. The 28-year-old has re-emerged as a key cog in the team's defense, often playing in the box and providing run support. In the process, Chung has carved out a degree of IDP relevance, having recorded 85 tackles and a forced fumble over 15 games for the team in 2015.
After spending just one season with the Eagles, Chung returned to the Patriots in 2014, re-emerging as a starter at strong safety, while racking up 85 tackles.It's a role he'll reprise this season and one that carries with it fantasy utility in deeper formats.
Returns to the Patriots after a season with the Eagles in which he recorded 59 tackles in 12 games. He'll boost the Patriots' depth at safety in the wake of Steve Gregory's departure this offseason.
Chung begins a new era in Philadelphia coming over from New England in free agency. Chung will start at strong safety, part of a secondary of four new faces.
Chung is a former Oregon safety and second-round pick who just can't seem to stay healthy, but posts big IDP numbers when he does manage to stay on the field. He has 158 tackles (109 solo) and four interceptions in his last 22 games, but those games are unfortunately spread over a two-year span, with two games missed in 2010 and eight missed last season. Those stats from the last two years would project to 115 tackles (79 solo) and three interceptions over 16 games. Since IDP production is so volatile and generally replaceable, gambling on Chung's upside is justifiable in an IDP league of any size, even if you only get about 10 games out of him.
Chung enjoyed an impressive breakout season in 2010, one that should earn him a 16-game starting role and the distinction of being one of the league’s most productive safeties in 2011. The former Oregon star is a good all-around athlete, but his skill set clearly resembles that of the prototypical strong safety. Indeed, with 94 tackles (72 solo) in just 14 games last year, Chung more than lived up to that expectation, though it would be unfair to say he was one dimensional. His three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, were a nice supplement to his gaudy tackle numbers. He should rarely leave the field for New England in 2011.
Chung, who had 37 tackles and a pick as a rookie, could find himself on the fantasy radar in 2010 provided he can lock down the team's starting gig at strong safety this season, which is a distinct possibility.
The Pats have a way of unearthing players who may seem like reaches, but end up working out well, so we'll have to see if that knack continues now that Scott Pioli is no longer in the personal department. For now, Chung will follow James Sanders and Brandon Meriweather on the team's safety depth chart, but he has a chance to move up with his hard-hitting, fundamentally-sound ways.
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Suffers broken arm
SNew England Patriots
February 3, 2019
Chung confirmed following Sunday's Super Bowl win that he did break his arm, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe reports.
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Carted off field Sunday
SNew England Patriots
February 3, 2019
Chung was carted off the field Sunday after suffering a right arm injury, Lindsay Jones of The Athletic reports.
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Logs 84 tackles
SNew England Patriots
January 4, 2019
Chung finished up the 2018 regular season with 84 tackles and a pick in 15 games.
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Makes five tackles
SNew England Patriots
December 17, 2018
Chung tallied five tackles during Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
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Clear for Week 14
SNew England Patriots
December 7, 2018
Chung (shoulder) won't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Miami, Doug Kyed of reports.
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