Geno Atkins
Geno Atkins
30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Cincinnati Bengals
Injury Undisclosed
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Atkins continued to be a mainstay on the Bengals' defensive line in 2017, recording nine sacks and 46 tackles while playing all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season. His tackle count remains among the higher totals for a defensive tackle. There's a possibility that Atkins will play fewer snaps this season, following the Bengals' signing of Chris Baker from the Buccaneers. Still, he's one of the better sack compilers among interior linemen in the NFL. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $65.2 million contract with the Bengals in August of 2018.
Drops out of Pro Bowl
DTCincinnati Bengals
January 27, 2019
Atkins (undisclosed) did not play in Sunday's Pro Bowl due to an injury, WCPO 9 Cincinnati reports.
There's been no word Atkins is nursing a significant injury, but it's not guaranteed that he'll be available for the start of offseason workouts this spring.
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Measurables Review
How do Geno Atkins' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
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' 1"
300 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
Cone Drill
7.33 sec
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
34 reps
Hand Length
9.63 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Geno Atkins
IDP Analysis: Week 8 Matchups
152 days ago
Jim Coventry says the Jets’ rushing attack is unlikely to have much success on the road against Khalil Mack and the rest of an outstanding Chicago front-seven.
Streaming Defenses: Week 3 Options
186 days ago
The Browns finally have the makings of a competent defense, led by Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi. It all adds up to trouble for Sam Darnold and the Jets in Week 3.
Matchup Edge: Crisis Averted
Matchup Edge: Crisis Averted
December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017
With last week's back injury a non-issue, Keenan Allen is set to produce against a Jets defense that hasn't defended the slot well.
Matchup Edge: Hope for Philly
Matchup Edge: Hope for Philly
December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
Nick Foles is a significant downgrade from Carson Wentz, but perhaps not all is lost for Philadelphia. Foles' last starting season was under Jeff Fisher, who held back Sam Bradford, Jared Goff, and Case Keenum.
Week 14: Gameday Injuries
Week 14: Gameday Injuries
December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017
A number of notable names at quarterback, running back and receiver have health-related question marks heading into Week 14. Juan Carlos Blanco gives you the latest on the status of key pieces to help you set your fantasy playoff lineups.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Atkins has been one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL for several years now. He put together a strong showing in 2016, compiling 32 tackles, including 9.0 sacks, on the year. He'll man a starting post once again and has shown no signs of slowing down. Look for him to put together another quality campaign in 2017.
Atkins continues to be one of the most dominant defensive lineman in the league year in and year out. Last season, the seven-year veteran racked up 42 tackles, including 11 sacks, and a forced fumble. At 28 years old, Atkins is poised for another big year heading a defense that was seventh-best at stopping the run last season, making him a valuable option in IDP leagues.
An Oct. 31 knee injury is the only concern for Atkins' IDP stock. As of press time, Atkins was expected to participate in some portion of training camp, with Week 1 feeling like a relative certainty for him in the meantime. As long as he's healthy, Atkins is the most disruptive defensive tackle in the league, perhaps even the best defensive tackle by any metric. He possesses unmatched lower-body explosiveness and establishes leverage over the majority of those who attempt to block him, allowing him to split double-teams and close the deal by wrapping up ballcarriers. His tackle totals are modest, but Atkins has 26 sacks in his last 41 games, even with the bullseye on him.
Atkins is perhaps the top 4-3 tackle in the league, and his pass-rushing skills warrant a rankings boost in leagues that give big points to sacks or don’t emphasize the tackle category. But teams tend to avoid Atkins in the running game, so his 54 tackles from 2012 might be a best-case scenario, particularly given that he had just 47 the year before. Atkins should in any case continue to be a double-digit sack threat after posting 12.5 in 2012. Atkins is so explosive and plays with such good leverage that even double-teams aren't necessarily effective on him.
Atkins does not post high tackle totals (just 47 total, 26 solo, in 2011), and that figures to get no better in 2012 – Atkins broke out big time as a disruptor last year and will be the top concern of opposing offensive lines. He totaled 7.5 sacks in 2011, his first as a starter, and 13 of his tackles went for a loss. Atkins is explosive, strong and plays with great leverage, making him one of the league's biggest threats to collapse or break into the pocket. Give him a boost in leagues that reward extra for tackles for “stuffs”, i.e., tackles for a loss.
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Tallies 10 sacks in 2018
DTCincinnati Bengals
January 17, 2019
Atkins recorded 45 tackles, including 10 sacks, in 16 games in 2018.
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Erupts for three sacks
DTCincinnati Bengals
December 17, 2018
Atkins recorded six tackles (five solo), including three sacks, in Sunday's win over Oakland.
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Two more sacks
DTCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Atkins had two more sacks in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, giving him six so far this season.
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Posts sack in win
DTCincinnati Bengals
October 1, 2018
Atkins recorded five tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 37-36 win over the Falcons.
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Logs two sacks in victory
DTCincinnati Bengals
September 16, 2018
Atkins notched five total tackles and two sacks in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens.
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