Rob Ninkovich DL NE 5 months ago

Ninkovich was on the field for 81.4 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps this past season, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As an IDP, Ninkovich's value saw a bit of a dip in 2015, as he saw his tackle total drop to 52 and his sack tally fall to 6.5. Still, the 31-year-old was a key cog on the team's defensive line along with Chandler Jones and Jabaal Sheard, a role he'll capably reprise in 2016, the final year of his current deal with the Patriots.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 5 months ago

Ninkovich (shin) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It remains to be seen it Ninkovich will be able to handle a full workload Sunday, but with both Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones ruled out this week, if Ninkovich is physically able, he could be a key cog in the team's Week 17 defense. The DE checks in with 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 15 games to date.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 5 months ago

Ninkovich (shin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ninkovich missed practice Friday, so he's no lock to suit up Sunday, though if he does, he'd be a key cog in the Patriots' defense, with both Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones ruled out this week. Ninkovich heads into the weekend in with 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 15 games to date.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 6 months ago

Ninkovich was on the field for 52 of the Patriots' 71 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Bills, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In the process, he recorded a season-high six tackles and 1.5 sacks. Ninkovich remains a key cog in the Patriots' defensive end rotation along with Chandler Jones and Jabaal Sheard, though his overall numbers (29 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 10 games to date) limits his fantasy utility to deeper formats.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 9 months ago

Ninkovich was on the field for 69 of 73 defensive snaps in Thursday's season opener against the Steelers, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ninkovich recorded just four tackles Thursday, but as long as his snap count remains high, he'll remain on the IDP radar, on the heels of a 2014 season, in which he notched 62 tackles and eight sacks.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 1 year ago

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

It looks safe to roll with Ninkovich as you normally would this week. Through 14 games, the defensive end has chipped in 54 tackles and eight sacks, including four in his last five games.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 1 year ago

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Patriots' official site reports.

Ninkovich was on the field for all 78 snaps on defense in last Sunday's win over the Dolphins, so we'd be surprised if he wasn't available this weekend. We'll verify his status as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, in any case.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 1 year ago

Ninkovich (heel) was on the field for all 78 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, no NFL defensive lineman has played more snaps this season than Ninkovich, who recorded three tackles and a sack on Sunday.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 1 year ago

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Though limited at practice this week, Ninkovich will give it a go Sunday. The Patriots' starting left defensive end continues to merit attention in IDP formats, having recorded 51 tackles and seven sacks in 13 games to date.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 1 year ago

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Ninkovich practiced in a limited fashion all week, but those who have been using him in IDP formats are advised to verify his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. To date, Ninkovich has recorded 51 tackles and seven sacks in 13 games.