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The Dolphins have placed LB Jerome Baker (knee) on IR. That means he'll miss at least the next four games, which mark the final four weeks in most fantasy football seasons. So feel free to drop Baker, if you haven't done so already. David Long should lead Miami's non-edge LBs in playing time over the next month. LB Duke Riley checked in second after Baker left the Week 13 win over Washington.

Dolphins LB Jerome Baker suffered an MCL injury in Sunday's win over Washington. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Baker's considered "week to week at this point." That's not generally the way you describe a guy with a good chance to play this week. Assume Baker won't be available for next Monday's matchup with Tennessee. David Long led Miami LBs in playing time against Washington, with Duke Riley following. The team will also reportedly host LB Reuben Foster for a workout Wednesday, another bad sign for Baker's outlook.

Dolphins LB Jerome Baker left Sunday's game against the Commanders with a knee injury and has been ruled out. We'll see about his status heading into next Monday night's home date with the Titans. David Long is likely to lead the LB corps in playing time while Baker is out.

Dolphins LB David Long left in the second half of Sunday night's game against the Eagles to be evaluated for a concussion. He and teammate S Jevon Holland simultaneously left for a sideline check after colliding with each other on a play. Holland re-entered the game shortly thereafter, but Long went to the locker room for further evaluation. We'll watch for further word on his status.

8:31pm EDT 3/13/23

The Dolphins have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with LB David Long Jr., according to multiple reports. Long spent nearly all of the past two seasons starting for the Titans, though he lost 11 games to injuries over that span. Long has been productive -- fantasy wise -- since stepping into the lineup. He has a shot to be the top fantasy producer in a Miami LB corps that has seen Jerome Baker lead the scoring over the past several years. But Baker's play -- and playing time -- has wavered. Long doesn't figure to excite fantasy players, so expect to be able to select him later in 2023 redraft IDP leagues.

11:32am EST 12/12/22

The Titans placed LB David Long Jr. (hamstring) on IR ahead of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. That knocks him out at least through Week 17. LB Monty Rice started in Long's plays against Jacksonville and logged 12 tackles. Expect to see him in Tuesday's IDP waiver-wire article.

Titans DT Jeffery Simmons (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Simmons has been playing through the ankle issue for weeks and managed 2 limited practices this week, so we'd bet on him playing. We'll certainly check his status Sunday morning. Tennessee has ruled DL Denico Autry (knee), LB David Long (hamstring) and CB Kristian Fulton (groin) out for the game.

Titans LB David Long left in the 1st half of Sunday's loss to the Eagles with a hamstring injury and was ruled out not long after. That doesn't bode well for his Week 14 status, but we'll watch for an update from the team. LB Joe Schobert replaced Long and would seem to be in line to start if Long can't go. LB Dylan Cole also started his 2nd straight game in place of Zach Cunningham (IR).

Titans DT Jeffery Simmons (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. He missed practice all week and has moved down our Week 8 IDP rankings. We'll check his status Sunday (barring a change before then). Tennessee ruled EDGE Rashad Weaver (back) out for the game. LB David Long (groin), on the other hand, is off the final injury report. He put in a full Friday practice after limited workouts the previous 2 days.

The Titans have ruled LBs David Long and Rashaan Evans out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. That leaves Jayon Brown and Monty Rice as the starters, with Brown the top choice for IDP lineups.

The Titans have ruled LB David Long (hamstring), LB Rashaan Evans (ankle) and EDGE Bud Dupree (abdomen). CB Janoris Jenkins (chest) is questionable after missing Thursday's and Friday's practices. EDGE Harold Landry (hamstring) and DL Jeffery Simmons (ankle) carry no injury designations into the game despite managing injuries this week. Landry spent the week limited with a hamstring issue. Simmons sandwiched a missed Thursday's practice between 2 limited workouts. Both look fine to use in IDP lineups, though.

9:30pm EST 11/12/21

The Titans have ruled LB David Long (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. LB Rashaan Evans (ankle) is questionable but doesn't look like a particularly good bet to play. He followed a limited Wednesday by missing practice Thursday and Friday. No Evans would leave Jayon Brown and rookie Monty Rice as the off-ball LBs. Brown played 70% of the snaps in Sunday night's win over the Rams, his return from a knee sprain that landed him on IR. We're betting that Brown increases that playing time and leads Evans or Rice in that category. He supplied 7 solos last week and should be a solid bet for at least LB3 production vs. New Orleans -- with upside beyond that.

The Titans on Friday placed LB Jayon Brown on IR with a knee injury. He'll miss at least the next 3 games. David Long should be the playing-time leader at the position while Brown is out. He has been the past 3 weeks, with Brown seeing his snaps limited while he dealt with a hamstring injury and then the knee. LB Rashaan Evans, meanwhile, hasn't exceeded 70% snap share since the opener.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. A hamstring injury cost Brown Week 2. He was back to full practice by the Friday of Week 3, though, and finished that week off the injury report. But Brown then played only 16% of the snaps against the Colts. Last week found him fully participating in practice every day, but then Brown played just 31% of the snaps vs. the Jets. We haven't seen any specific report yet on this knee issue or explanation of Brown's recent playing time. He can't be used in IDP lineups until we see a return to starter-level playing time. David Long has started each of the past 3 games and played nearly every snap.

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