Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram
30-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ingram might be a better real-life defensive end than a fantasy one, as the value of his conditioning and versatility is easy to miss in the box score. But Ingram is a strong DL2 anyway, exceeding 60 tackles and reaching double-digit sacks two of the last four years.He reliably contributes about 900 snaps and offers the Chargers defensive line-linebacker interchangeability, ensuring a constant presence on the field. He's a good candidate for a bounce-back season following a disappointing 2018 when his tackle and sack production dipped below his past averages. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Chargers in June of 2017.
Disruptive in loss
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 7, 2019
Ingram made seven solo tackles and two sacks in Thursday's 26-24 loss to the Raiders.
Ingram had an injury scare in the first half, but he returned to the contest to achieve his first multi-sack performance of the season. He also matched his season high in stops. The 30-year-old defensive end now has 4.5 sacks through seven games, and he'll have a tough task in chasing down Patrick Mahomes in Week 11.
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Measurables Review
How do Melvin Ingram's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
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' 2"
247 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.69 sec
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
Cone Drill
6.83 sec
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
Broad Jump
109 in
Bench Press
28 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Ingram has been a strong defender for years, but this may be the first where his mainstream IDP classification is on the defensive line rather than at linebacker. The confusion is understandable – Ingram runs like a linebacker, and his tasks sometimes interchange between the positions. It's in any case a boon for his IDP value, and it makes him an instant DL1 prospect given his reliable ability to post double-digit sacks and 60-plus tackles.
Ingram was given the franchise tag during the offseason, signaling the Chargers interest in keeping one of their star pass rushers off the open market. While the linebacker finished the 2016 season with less sacks (eight) than his breakout 2015 campaign (10.5), the 28-year-old showed plenty of promise, combining with Joey Bosa to form one of the more dynamic pass-rushing tandems in the NFL.
Ingram finally lived up to his first-round potential last year, recording 10.5 sacks to go along with 65 tackles and three forced fumbles in a breakout season. Now firmly situated on an emerging defense, Ingram could be poised for even better production in 2016.
The Chargers are counting on Ingram to break out in his fourth season in the league. Injuries have limited him to just 13 games over the last two seasons, but he is healthy heading into 2015. He had four sacks in just nine games last year and could be set for a big year.
Much was expected from Ingram in his second year as a pro last season, but a torn ACL ruined his plans. He was able to come back from the injury well ahead of schedule and played in four games, but only managed to log eight tackles and one sack. As 2014 approaches, he looks primed to have a big year and should help the Chargers mostly pedestrian pass rush.
Ingram was set to have a break out season in 2013, but a torn ACL during an OTA session will most likely cost him the entire year.
Many experts feel that the Chargers got a steal when Ingram fell to them in the late first round of the 2012 draft, and he is expected to immediately put a charge into San Diego's pass rush. He will play primarily at the outside linebacker spot, but early indications are that he will line up at a number of different positions throughout the season in an attempt to maximize his potential for getting after opposing quarterbacks.
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Back after halftime
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 7, 2019
Ingram (shoulder) returned to Thursday's game against the Raiders, Myles Simmons of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Departs with injury
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 7, 2019
Ingram was forced out of Thursday's game against the Raiders with a shoulder injury.
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Decimates the opposition
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 4, 2019
Ingram tallied three tackles, 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hits in the 26-11 win Sunday over the Packers.
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Ready to roll
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 27, 2019
Ingram (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Bears.
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Questionable Week 8
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 25, 2019
Ingram (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game at Chicago.
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