Sean Lee Fantasy Football News 2017

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer reports that Cowboys LB Sean Lee is likely to miss at least the next 2 games with the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. It's the same left hamstring that forced Lee out of 2 games earlier this season. The timeline for this one isn't surprising, given that Dallas plays on Thanksgiving Day after Sunday night's clash with the Eagles. We'll see if he's ready for a Week 13 game against Washington. The situation makes Lee droppable in shallow IDP leagues and raises the tackle ceiling for Anthony Hitchens. Jaylon Smith will step into the lineup for Lee.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee suffered a hamstring injury in the 1st half game against the Falcons. He's officially questionable to return but has been standing on the sideline since leaving rather than going to the locker room for treatment. A hamstring issue previously cost him 2 games before the Week 6 bye.

The Cowboys will start Anthony Hitchens at MLB and Sean Lee on the weak side Sunday against the 49ers, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. That means 2nd-year LB Jaylon Smith will return to a reserve role. The Dallas plan had reportedly been to bring Smith along slowly in his 1st season of on-field action, but Hitchens' August knee fracture and Lee's recent hamstring injury forced him to play more snaps and make the defensive calls. “I don’t see a lot of physical limitations,” DC Rod Marinelli said this week. “It’s just a lot for a young guy, a rookie, coming in at that position. It’s a lot and the communication and all the things you have — close calls, adjustments — it can wear you out as you go. It’s a lot to it.” Smith remains interesting long term. Hitchens' contract runs out after this season, so we could see the youngster back in the middle to open 2018. But Smith is safe to drop in redraft IDP leagues.

3:10pm EDT 10/8/17

Cowboys LB Sean Lee is inactive for the 2nd straight game with a hamstring injury. LB Jaylon Smith played 100% of the snaps for the 1st time in Lee's absence last week. He's the Dallas LB to use if you're looking for one against the Packers.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers with the hamstring injury that cost him the Week 4 loss to the Rams. Lee again missed every day of practice and doesn't look likely to play. Even if he's active, he'll present high risk for not finishing the game. Try to look elsewhere for your IDP lineup.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee is inactive for today's game against the Rams because of the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Monday night's contest. His absence could mean more time for LB Jaylon Smith, though there's no "safe" option in the Dallas LB corps for IDP owners.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Monday night's contest. Lee has said this week that he hopes to play, but he also missed all 3 days of practice. Even if he's active, Lee would likely bring significant re-injury risk. He sits way down our Week 4 IDP rankings as a result.

10:09am EDT 9/28/17

Cowboys LB Sean Lee put in a limited practice Wednesday, just 2 days after leaving the win over Arizona with a hamstring injury. ESPN's Todd Archer reports that Lee hopes to play in Week 4. We'll keep an eye on his status through the week.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee left Monday night's win over the Cardinals in the 4th quarter with a left hamstring injury. We have yet to see any further update on the severity. We'll keep an eye out for news and his participation level in practice this week before an upside fantasy-scoring matchup with the Rams.

11:51am EST 1/1/17

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee (knee) is active for today's game against the Eagles. We're certainly expecting him to start, which would mark the 1st time he has started all 16 games in a season. But we'll also be shocked if he plays anything close to a full game in the meaningless finale. Dallas' playoff situation makes Lee a high-risk play in your IDP lineup.

Cowboys S Barry Church (forearm) and OLB Sean Lee (knee) are active for Monday night's game against the Lions. Each guy entered day questionable. We'll see how much Dallas elects to play either starter -- and plenty others -- as the team plays the 1st of 2 games after locking down the NFC's top seed.

Cowboys S Barry Church (forearm) and LB Sean Lee (knee) are active for Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers. Both entered the day questionable but are ready for normal use in your IDP lineups.

Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) and S Barry Church (forearm) are questionable for Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers. Church has been playing through the issue since his return to the lineup, though. And Lee's not a good bet to sit out unless he absolutely needs to. Dallas has already ruled DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) out for the game.

Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys OLB Sean Lee had minor knee surgery on Friday, "a cleanup scope." Lee's only expected to need 2 weeks of recovery time. Any time a player goes under the knife is noteworthy, especially when said player has the checkered medical history of Lee. But this doesn't seem like it should affect his 2016 status. We'll keep an eye on Lee's readiness this summer. Lee is signed through 2019, but the cap numbers make it possible that the team could decide to dump him in either of the final 2 seasons if his body breaks down further. Dallas just spent a 2nd-round pick on LB Jaylon Smith, whose ideal fit seems to be on the weak side in a 4-3 setup.

11:24am EST 1/3/16

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee (hamstring) is active for today's finale vs. Washington. He suffered the injury in practice Thursday and the sat out Friday. It's tough to bet against an active Lee in IDP lineups, though, especially against a Washington team with nothing to play for this week.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington because of a hamstring strain he suffered in practice this week, according to the Dallas Morning News. Lee put in full workouts Wednesday and Thursday but then sat out Friday. Lee's contract includes a $2 million bonus if he plays at least 80% of the team's defensive snaps this season, a mark that would be in danger if he sits out Sunday. So bet on Lee being in the lineup if he's capable.

Cowboys OLB Sean Lee completed the league's concussion protocol Monday and is expected to practice with the team Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News. That should have him back for Sunday's game at Miami in his full-time role, pushing Anthony Hitchens back to the strong side.

The Cowboys will have LBs Rolando McClain (hand) and Anthony Hitchens (ankle) for today's game at Tampa Bay. We can't necessarily trust either to play full time, though, which makes both shaky IDP bets. If you're desperate, McClain probably makes the most sense. Sean Lee is out with a concussion, and Andrew Gachkar will join them in the starting lineup.


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