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The Giants on Saturday activated DE Jason Pierre-Paul and expect him to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. We'll see just how big a role he starts out with and how much the altered hand bothers him. To make room on the roster, the Giants placed MLB Jon Beason on IR with an ankle injury. That marks his 2nd straight season finished on IR and the 3rd time in the past 4 years that he has played 5 games or fewer. Jasper Brinkley and Uani' Unga figure to each spend time in the middle the rest of the way.

The league has suspended Cowboys LB Rolando McClain for 4 games for violating the substance-abuse policy. The move doesn't make much of a team-defense ripple for fantasy football drafts, because Dallas isn't a strong option even with all of its starters around. We'll be interested to see, however, if the Cowboys slide Sean Lee into the middle from his new weak-side spot or 2014 rookie Anthony Hitchens in from the strong side. Hitchens would seem to make more sense from here. Dallas played him there 4 times last season and could give the youngster a tryout to see if he fits there long term. Of course, the Cowboys could just slot in backup Jasper Brinkley and leave the outside guys in their spots. McClain didn't look particularly attractive as an IDP option to begin with and should certainly go undrafted in nearly all redraft leagues at this point.

Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley will start the opener against St. Louis at MLB.  HC Mike Zimmer said, however, that doesn't necessarily make him the guy for the season.  “Jasper’s a little bit more of a thumper in the running game," Zimmer said, per the team website.  "I think this week, they’ve got a good running game. I think their offensive line does a nice job in run blocking, I think it will be a good match for him."  Brinkley entered training camp as the leader in the MLB competition but failed to completely nail down the job.  Don't be surprised if Vikings coaches play the matchups with this spot going forward, as Audie Cole plays much better in pass D.  Neither player makes for an attractive IDP target at this point.  If you need 1, though, favor Brinkley.

Arizona signed former Vikings MLB Jasper Brinkley to a 2-year deal on Thursday. Brinkley is expected to take over the strong ILB job from Paris Lenon. It wasn't a big-number spot in the old scheme. The stats went to the other ILB, Daryl Washington. Expect more of the same even though DC Ray Horton moved on to Cleveland. Brinkley is a big, hard-hitting LB but struggles in coverage. His departure from Minnesota could help OLB Erin Henderson regain 3-down duties.

The Vikings expect to get OLB Erin Henderson back in the lineup today after 2 games off with a concussion. MLB Jasper Brinkley will reportedly keep sub-package duties, however, making Henderson a bit risky to return to IDP lineups. Consider him a lower-end LB3 against Tennessee.

Vikings WLB Erin Henderson missed practice Thursday because of a concussion. The team has yet to address his status for Sunday. We'll certainly keep an eye on that. If he's available, Henderson is a strong IDP option. His owners obviously need to secure an alternative ahead of time, though. Marvin Mitchell worked at Henderson's position in practice Thursday. MLB Jasper Brinkley joined SLB Chad Greenway in sub packages. Brinkley would turn into an IDP sleeper if that scenario carries into the matchup with the Niners.

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