Kenny Vaccaro
Kenny Vaccaro
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Tennessee Titans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Vaccaro joined the Titans to begin the 2018 season. Despite missing three games with a dislocated elbow, he made a big impact on the back-end of the team's defense, recording two sacks, an interception and four passes defensed. As a result of his strong campaign, the Titans signed the 28-year-old to a four-year, $26 million extension in the offseason, meaning he'll continue to anchor the team's safety corps. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $26 million contract with the Titans in March of 2019.
Ties team lead in tackles
STennessee Titans
September 9, 2019
Vaccaro made eight tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Vaccaro tied Logan Ryan for the team lead in tackles. However, his IDP upside is limited with few stats coming in coverage. He's a talented downhill run stopper, though, and he pairs up with one of the league's premier safeties in Kevin Byard, who snagged an interception in this contest.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenny Vaccaro's measurables compare to other safeties?
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' 0"
214 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
Shuttle Time
4.06 sec
Cone Drill
6.78 sec
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.75 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Vaccaro hasn't quite lived up to expectations since New Orleans selected him 15th overall in 2013, but assorted injuries and last year's four-game PED suspension have disrupted his playing time. After posting 104 tackles in 2015, he was still on pace for 100 tackles before last year's ban, suggesting such production will be steady with some injury luck. Meanwhile, five interceptions in four seasons implies Vaccaro has limited upside, but coverage opportunities could improve with what should be the Saints' best pass rush in years.
Despite two disappointing preceding seasons, Vaccaro finally broke out as an IDP in 2015, surpassing triple-digit tackles (as well as 80 tackles) for the first time while earning three sacks. It's probably not a coincidence that Vaccaro's first triple-digit tackle season occurred during his first season with 1,000 defensive snaps, and the latter condition should remain in effect this year if he can stay healthy. There's not much playmaking upside here, on the other hand, as Vaccaro has just three interceptions in his three NFL seasons, including none in 2015.
After a promising rookie campaign, Vaccaro regressed in his sophomore season, including, at one point, being benched by the Saints' coaching staff. Still, for fantasy purposes, his numbers remained remarkably consistent, as he recorded 74 tackles (51 solo), a sack, and two interceptions in 15 games. This offseason it was revealed that Vaccaro played through a hamstring injury and two quad tears last year, which might help to explain his disappointing season. While durability is beginning to become a concern - as he also suffered a concussion and fractured ankle in 2013 - he has still only missed three total games the last two seasons. If Vaccaro can remain relatively healthy and cut down on his mistakes, he could be in for a huge season in defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's aggressive scheme.
Vaccaro's rookie season was a disappointment in IDP terms, as a concussion, a fractured ankle and the Saints' league-low play count of 943 snaps conspired to keep Vaccaro's stat-count low, but he was quite effective in real football terms. He was a big reason why the Saints allowed just 6.8 yards per pass last year, so he'll be locked into a full-time play count once again in 2013. Between the possibility of a 16-game season and the probability that the Saints will see more defensive snaps, Vaccaro is a strong bet to improve on the 79 tackles (62 solo), one sack and one interception he posted as a rookie last year. Free agent signing Jairus Byrd is mostly a pure free safety, leaving Vaccaro to handle the majority of the strong safety tasks, which puts him in position to post the higher tackle total between the two.
Some might consider it risky to rank a rookie among the elite, but it's difficult to see how Vaccaro could be anything but a high-floor/high-ceiling IDP investment in 2013. The Saints are desperate to improve their abominable 2012 defense, yet they had only two draft picks in the first three rounds of the draft. That they considered Vaccaro the top choice for making an immediate improvement suggests he'll start right away in 2013. He might not strictly play safety – a slot corner role could await him in nickel formats – but Vaccaro should be around the ball often either way. Moreover, the player Vaccaro is most likely to displace in the starting lineup – Malcolm Jenkins – was a profitable IDP in 2012, totaling 94 tackles in just 13 games.
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Staying in Tennessee
STennessee Titans
March 11, 2019
Vaccaro is re-signing with the Titans on a four-year, $26 million contract with $11.5 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Starts 13 games for Titans
STennessee Titans
January 20, 2019
Vaccaro had 58 tackles (17 solo), two sacks and one interception in 13 starts this season.
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Carries no injury designation
STennessee Titans
December 20, 2018
Vaccaro has no injury designation ahead of Saturday's Week 16 game against the Redskins, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Practices in full
STennessee Titans
December 19, 2018
Vaccaro (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Turron Davenport of reports.
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Suffers concussion
STennessee Titans
December 16, 2018
Vaccaro exited Sunday's game against the Giants after sustaining a concussion, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
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