Steve McLendon
Steve McLendon
33-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
New York Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Jets in March of 2019.
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.
ANALYSIS
The 33-year-old has spent the last three seasons with New York, recording 34 tackles (21 solo) in 2018. McLendon fits well with the Jets' 3-4 defensive scheme, and once again figures to start at nose tackle in 2019.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Good to go Sunday
DTNew York Jets
November 11, 2018
McLendon (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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Questionable for Sunday
DTNew York Jets
Ankle
November 9, 2018
McLendon (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
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No practice Wednesday
DTNew York Jets
Ankle
November 7, 2018
McLendon (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.
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Back for Sunday's showdown with Miami
DTNew York Jets
November 4, 2018
McLendon (ankle) will suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt with Miami.
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Questionable for Week 9
DTNew York Jets
Ankle
November 2, 2018
McLendon (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
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