Steve McLendon
Steve McLendon
33-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
New York Jets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Steve McLendon in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Jets in October of 2019.
Inks extension with Jets
DTNew York Jets
October 12, 2019
McLendon signed a one-year extension with the Jets on Saturday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
McLendon is now signed through the 2020 season. The official terms of the deal weren't released. McLendon has made a solid contribution on the Jets' defense this year, although he was out-snapped 53-36 by rookie Quinnen Williams in Week 5's game against the Eagles. He'll likely move into a reserve role for as long as Williams is healthy.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The 32-year-old McLendon should start at nose tackle in New York's 3-4 scheme after racking up a career-high 46 tackles in that role last season.
McLendon had a career-high 3.5 sacks last season, his first in New York, but with the Jets in full rebuilding mode and McLendon on the wrong side of 30, there's no guarantee he'll even be on the roster by Week 1. Even if he does make the cut, there are multiple Jets defensive linemen with much higher fantasy value.
McLendon will play his first season with the Jets in 2016 after spending his first six-years in the league with the Steelers. He never played more than 34.2 percent of Pittsburgh’s defensive snaps, but figures to start and see more time now that he’s with New York. That being said, McLendon is still a run stuffing defensive tackle who doesn’t rack up a lot of stats, as evidenced by his 14 tackles and one sack in 16 games played last year. Don’t expect big numbers, even if his role does increase.
McLendon returns as the Steelers starting nose tackle, but injuries, which have resulted in his missing 17 games over the past five season, creates opportunities for Cam Thomas and Daniel McCullers to get their share of defensive snaps.
The addition of Cam Thomas may result in McLendon moving from nose tackle to left end. Either way, he should still make an impact this season.
McLendon will be asked to fill the cleats of former nose tackle Casey Hampton this season. He's a better pash rusher than Hampton, and should help a Steelers' defensive unit that recorded just 37 sacks in 2012.
A former undrafted free agent, McLendon was expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's starting nose tackle, but Casey Hampton would still rotate in on obvious running downs.
McLendon, signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2009, has played in four games with one tackle and a fumble recovery.
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Notches first sack of season
DTNew York Jets
October 9, 2019
McLendon made three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
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Ready for Week 3
DTNew York Jets
September 22, 2019
McLendon (hip) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Ruled questionable
DTNew York Jets
September 20, 2019
McLendon (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Patriots.
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Nursing hip injury
DTNew York Jets
September 14, 2019
McLendon (hip) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Browns.
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Staying in Big Apple
DTNew York Jets
March 14, 2019
McLendon signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Jets on Thursday, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports.
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