Rashaan Melvin
Rashaan Melvin
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Detroit Lions
Injury Knee
Thu Practice: Limited
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Melvin joined the Lions on a one-year deal this offseason and operated as the starting cornerback opposite Darius Slay during the preseason. As someone who was on pace to notch over 60 tackles and double-digit pass breakups in two of the past three seasons, Melvin could be a quality source of production among cornerbacks behind a suddenly stacked Lions defensive front. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions in March of 2019.
Gearing up Sunday
CBDetroit Lions
September 8, 2019
Melvin (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.
Melvin was a limited participant in every practice this week, but he shook off the injury for game time. The 29-year-old has 22 pass breakups over the last two seasons, and he will be tasked with shutting down the debut of the Air Raid offense.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After putting up 13 passes defensed and three interceptions in just 10 games with the Colts during his 2017 campaign, the cornerback-needy Raiders elected to sign Melvin to a one-year deal worth $6.5 million this offseason. The injury-prone 28-year-old has never played a full season, but he should be the clear-cut starter at cornerback across from 2017 first-rounder Gareon Conley as Oakland's secondary looks to improve upon last year's unit that ranked 26th in passing defense.
A 2013 UDFA, Melvin surprisingly started two games in the 2014 regular season and another two in the playoffs, as the Baltimore secondary was decimated by injuries. Melvin held his own until the divisional round of the playoffs, where he was consistently picked on by Tom Brady. Following the ugly performance, Melvin will likely need to compete for a roster spot.
The second-year pro slots in as a depth cornerback for the Bucs.
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Questionable vs. Arizona
CBDetroit Lions
September 6, 2019
Melvin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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Knee injury surfaces
CBDetroit Lions
September 4, 2019
Melvin (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Logs tackle in preseason appearance
CBDetroit Lions
August 25, 2019
Melvin recorded one tackle over 16 snaps during Friday's preseason game against Buffalo.
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Reaches deal with Lions
CBDetroit Lions
March 22, 2019
Melvin agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Will visit with Lions
CBFree Agent
March 18, 2019
Melvin is set to visit with the Lions on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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