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NFL Network reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is scheduled to rejoin the team today and take a physical. It'll be his 1st time back with the Giants since losing a finger in the infamous fireworks accident. It's tough to count on anything in particular from JPP in our IDP lineups until we see something from him back on the field. He has fallen down our DL rankings this preseason and is worth no more than a DL3 shot if you have yet to draft.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul told HC Tom Coughlin that "he’s not going to come until he feels like he’s ready to be able to play." When will that be? Nobody seems to know. We'll keep an eye out for JPP's return and then try to assess his value once we see him. It's not encouraging that he feels like he needs work away from the team to get ready.

ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul suffered multiple fractures to his right thumb in the weekend fireworks accident that has also claimed the index finger on that hand. The thumb will reportedly take about 6 weeks to heal and thus appears to be the bigger issue for Pierre-Paul's training-camp readiness. HC Tom Coughlin dogged JPP for showing up to camp out of shape back in 2012, the season after his breakthrough campaign. We'll be curious to see what the coach(es) says about Pierre-Paul come August this year. It's getting harder to believe this incident won't impact his fantasy football value, though. We're knocking the star DE further down our 2015 IDP rankings. Any decline from Pierre-Paul can only hurt an uninspiring Giants team D.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated Wednesday. As serious as that sounds, Schefter reports that a source expects JPP to return to the field "sooner than people think." Pierre-Paul is expected to play this season. We'd like to think that he can continue to play at a high level without the digit, but there's not much precedent for this. We'll need to see what happens with JPP come training camp before knowing what to expect this season.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Giants are worried that DE Jason Pierre-Paul might miss the opener against Dallas because of the hand injuries suffered in a fireworks accident over the weekend. In a separate report, a team source reportedly told the New York Daily News that there's now "no chance" JPP gets a long-term deal with the Giants this offseason. We'll see where this saga goes next, but we're certainly moving Pierre-Paul down the 2015 IDP rankings a bit. reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul needed hospital treatment for hand injuries suffered in a fireworks accident over the weekend. According to the report: "Pierre-Paul has severe burns on his palm and tips of three fingers, and one finger is being tested for nerve damage. He didn't lose any fingers, and doctors believe there will be no permanent damage or disfigurement of his hands." The injuries may not impact his career, but the incident surely won't sit well with a head coach who gets mad at players for not getting healthy quickly enough, fumbling and not arriving at team meetings early. JPP's apparent decision to handle fireworks seems particularly stupid when you factor in that he's not currently under contract. The Giants, of course, franchised him this offseason, but Pierre-Paul has avoided signing the tender so far while seeking a long-term deal. We'll see where things go from here and whether his hands are ready for the start of training camp.

The Giants on Monday applied the franchise tag to DE Jason Pierre-Paul. It's not a surprising move, especially after JPP posted easily his most productive season since his 2011 breakout. His 12.5 sacks in 2014 marked the 2nd-best total of his career, and he produced his 2nd top-3 finish among fantasy D-linemen. There have been questions about his drive previously, which leaves us hoping he won't get too comfy with a big new contract. But we're strongly behind JPP as an IDP factor going forward.

The Giants on Wednesday fired DC Perry Fewell and DBs coach Peter Giunta. Don't expect the Giants to suddenly turn 3-4 in their base defense, given that the 4-3 has always been a staple of Tom Coughlin teams. But a new coordinator could opt for a little more variety in his fronts and perhaps an increase in blitzing. We'll be curious to see who the Giants select, how they approach free agency -- re: Jason Pierre-Paul -- and whether they make significant changes to the LB corps and/or secondary.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul left in the 1st quarter of Monday night's opener at Detroit.  It looked like JPP might have hurt his right shoulder or neck.  Shoulder and back issues, of course, hampered him all last season, but he had reported feeling great this offseason.  And HC Tom Coughlin lauded him on ESPN before the game for practicing hard lately.  We'll be watching his situation closely from here.  Pierre-Paul went to the locker room on a cart, but ESPN reported that was because of the long trip to the locker room and not because JPP was having any trouble walking.  Robert Ayers took over for Pierre-Paul.

Update: JPP returned early in the 2nd quarter.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is back down to 275 pounds and finding no issue with the back or shoulder problems that doomed his 2013 season.  "I feel great.  Nothing's bothering me," Pierre-Paul said after Thursday's practice, per  "My main goal is go come out here, play football and show everybody I've still got it."  JPP's still just 25 and 2 years removed from a 16.5-sack campaign that place him 2nd among fantasy D-linemen.  We're definitely buying on his upside this summer.  DS Insiders will find out in a couple of weeks just how high Pierre-Paul sits in our 2014 IDP rankings.

The Giants have ruled out DE Jason Pierre-Paul once again because of his shoulder injury.  This will be his 3rd straight game off.  JPP has fought off the notion of "shutting it down for the season" because he doesn't want to let his teammates down.  But it's pretty clear that he's basically done for the year.  ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that doctors have suggested he shut it down.  A healthy JPP can turn right back into a big IDP factor in 2014.  We'll keep an eye on his progress through the offseason.

12:19pm EST 12/6/13

The Giants have officially ruled DE Jason Pierre-Paul out for Sunday's trip to San Diego.  It's no surprise.  JPP sat out practice all week after missing last Sunday night's game with his injured shoulder.  If you've been clinging to Pierre-Paul in your redraft IDP league, it's time to move on.  We'll be curious to see what rookie DE Damontre Moore can do with more playing time.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul said Wednesday that he doesn't plan to shut it down for the season to rest his injured shoulder, according to The Star-Ledger.  JPP said he thinks such a move would be "selfish" when his team "needs" him.  Pierre-Paul also conceded, however, that he doesn't know yet if his ailing shoulder will allow him to play at San Diego on Sunday.  He missed last Sunday night's trip to Washington because of the injury.  You should plan on using other DL options for your fantasy football lineup in your IDP league.  We're not expecting much production from JPP the rest of this year even if he does return to the starting lineup.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 13.  The injury has limited his performance at times for a while, so this actually helps IDP owners who might otherwise have to guess whether to play him.  DE Mathias Kiwanuka should see more playing time but doesn't make for a strong fantasy play against LT Trent Williams.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul played just 30 of the team's 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, limited by the shoulder injury he suffered against Oakland.  "No doubt, it's been a factor," HC Tom Coughlin said Monday, per  Coughlin also indicated that JPP will continue to play through it, though his snap count and effectiveness will likely depend on week-to-week pain management.  That'll make Pierre-Paul a risky IDP option the rest of the way.  We recommend treating him as a matchup play only.  And the next 4 weeks don't present terrific individual matchups.  JPP will always carry upside when active, but don't hesitate to drop -- or bench -- him for a safer option right now.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's clash with the Packers.  He'll play through a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice for most of the week.  That adds some risk to JPP, but he's worth the risk unless you have other strong DL options.  Green Bay allowed 5 sacks to the Bears 2 weeks ago and have allowed 4 opponents to tally 3+.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul returned to practice Friday but remained limited by the shoulder injury he suffered against Oakland.  The team has deemed him questionable for Sunday's matchup with Green Bay.  HC Tom Coughlin would only tell reporters "we'll see" on Friday.  If JPP's active, he's worth a shot in Packers QB Scott Tolzien's 2nd pro start.  But he'll carry risk.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul missed Wednesday's practice and expects to miss Thursday because of the shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday's win over Oakland.  He also said he doesn't know if he'll be ready to play against the Packers this weekend.  "I’m just going day by day," he said. "Once it stops hurting me, I’ll play."  JPP did add that he's finally back to his old self -- aside from the shoulder issue.  That bodes well for his finish to the season.  Make sure you have other IDP plans for this weekend, but Pierre-Paul could be a valuable fantasy D-lineman beyond that.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders.  X-rays proved negative and he returned to action, but HC Tom Coughlin said the player was sore on Monday.  The Giants hope not to miss JPP for any games and seem to expect him to play after getting treatment on the shoulder this week.  IDP owners can only guess how the injury might affect his performance, though.  It's unfortunate for a guy who just appeared ready to bounce back from his slow start to the season following back surgery.  Pierre-Paul did register his 1st sack Sunday since the season opener.  We'll keep an eye out for updates on his health.

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