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Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday's game at Buffalo with the ankle injury that cost him last Sunday's game against the Jets. Mack again missed 2 days of practice before putting in a limited workout Friday. That's been his schedule the past 2 weeks. We'll see about his status Sunday morning.

11:10am EDT 10/28/18

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is inactive for today's game against the Jets. His sprained ankle is clearly worse off than last week, when he played through a "questionable" tag for 84% of the snaps. We'll see about his status for Week 9. The Bears' D remains a strong fantasy play for the week, though losing Mack dings the upside at least a bit.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Just like last week, he sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday with the ankle injury and then returned for a limited Friday workout. Mack still played 84% of the snaps in the loss to the Patriots. We'd bet on full playing time once again this week.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is active for today's game against the Patriots. His troublesome ankle might limit his effectiveness, but we'd go ahead and take the risk in most cases where Mack makes sense for IDP lineups.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday's and Thursday's workouts. We'd bet on the star pass-rusher playing, but we'll check on Mack's status Sunday morning.

Bears HC Matt Nagy told reporters Wednesday that OLB Khalil Mack is "day-to-day" with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to Miami. "We're just going to continue to keep an eye on it and be more cautious than anything," the coach said, according to the team website. Don't be surprised if we see little-to-no Mack on the practice field this week. But he played 79.5% of the snaps against the Dolphins -- a season-high 62 total snaps in the OT game. So we'd bet on Mack playing in Week 7. We'll certainly watch the star pass-rusher's status into the weekend.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack will have tests this week on his right ankle, HC Matt Nagy told reporters Monday. Mack hurt the ankle in the 1st half of Sunday's OT loss to the Dolphins but still played a full snap allotment. We'll see if the joint will present a problem going forward.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bears rookie ILB Roquan Smith and OLB Khalil Mack will not play the whole game Sunday night against the Packers. Mack, of course, recently joined the team after holding out through August. Smith arrived mid-August after an extended negotiation over his rookie deal, and then lost time to a hamstring issue. Each should show up some on the stat sheet and remains a potential full-season IDP stud. But it's tough to trust either new Bears defender in Week 1 IDP lineups.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack could see his snaps limited in his debut with the new team. NBC's Mike Tirico said Thursday night that Bears HC Matt Nagy said Mack will be "on a pitch count." That could mean a wide range of things to different coaches. If you have Mack with DL eligibility in an IDP league, we'd go ahead and use him. At LB, he's more of a question mark. However much he plays, though, Mack enhances the season-long upside of the Chicago D.

ESPN reports that the Raiders and Bears have reached agreement on a trade for DE/OLB Khalil Mack. The star pass rusher has spent all of training camp and the preseason holding out for a new contract. He'll now line up opposite OLB Leonard Floyd in Chicago's 3-4 base and likely carry LB eligibility into 2018 for IDP owners. That hurts Mack's fantasy value, but it's a huge boost for an already intriguing Bears defense. Oakland, meanwhile, doesn't have much going for it on defense. We'll see about the details of the trade.

The Raiders on Friday placed DE Khalil Mack on the reserve/did not report list. Mack continues to hold out in search of a new contract after skipping the team's mandatory minicamp. He's on the option year of his rookie contract and currently headed toward unrestricted free agency in the spring. We'll see how this situation plays out.

MyFantasyLeague.com has changed the position designation for Oakland's Khalil Mack from LB to DL. That significantly increases his value in IDP leagues played there. Mack's fantasy total for last season likely put him in the 15-20 range among LBs in most leagues, while it ranked as high as 2nd among linemen. If he carries DL eligibility in your league, then consider Mack the closest challenger to Texans DE J.J. Watt for top billing among linemen -- and even a candidate to be the top overall defensive player in your draft. Check our updated IDP rankings to see exactly where Mack falls.

Raiders OLB Khalil Mack (knee) returned to practice Thursday and told reporters afterward that he'll "definitely" play Sunday against the Broncos, according to CSN Bay Area. We'll check on his status into the weekend and when the inactives get released, but an active Mack belongs in your lineup. The 2nd-year man has delivered 4 sacks over just the past 2 games and 6 total tackles for loss over the past 3.

Raiders OLB Khalil Mack missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, but it's not time to get worried just yet. According to the Bay Area News Group: "Mack jogged off the practice field and toward the locker room right at the start of the team’s first full practice of the week. It wouldn’t be the first time Mack has missed a Wednesday practice to rest a minor injury and Thursday’s session will be a bigger indicator if there’s any sort of a major concern." We'll keep an eye on his status the rest of the week. Mack has been on fire for IDP owners lately.

Raiders OLB Khalil Mack is probable for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. A hamstring injury limited his practice time this week, but he told reporters Friday that he feels good. Use him as you normally would in your IDP league.

The Raiders released their initial depth chart Monday, which included listing Khalil Mack at DE instead of LB. It's not a surprising move, as new HC Jack Del Rio's staff switches from a 3-4 base front to 4-3. It could prove quite important to IDP leagues, though, if any commish sites change Mack's designation to DL. He'd carry much more value at that lower-scoring position in general. The depth chart also lists MLB Curtis Lofton, SLB Ray-Ray Armstrong and WLB Malcolm Smith as the LB starters. That makes Sio Moore a 2nd-teamer. Del Rio downplayed the significance of the 1st depth chart, but we'll be curious to see how the LB picture develops. The new staff signed Lofton and Smith, while Armstrong joined the team via waivers in October.

The Raiders signed LB Curtis Lofton on Tuesday to a 3-year, $18 million deal that included $10 million in guarantees, according to USA Today. The Saints had cut Lofton 2 days earlier to save cap space. Lofton has long been a strong run defender and will clearly man an inside spot in Oakland's D whether the Raiders settle into a 4-3 or 3-4 base. Lofton has generally produced low-LB2 to LB3 numbers for IDP fantasy football leagues and figures to remain in the same range. We'll see how the rest of the Raiders' LBs settle out. Khalil Mack headlines a group that added former Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith in free agency and retains Sio Moore. It's a talented group that might leave Moore without a starting job (judging by the new regime's early moves).

The Raiders chose Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack 5th overall in Round 1 Thursday night.  Mack ideally projects as a 3-4 OLB, according to most draftniks, but Oakland has been on track to stick with a primarily 4-3 front.  That could mean an OLB spot or a DE role in the base defense.  Either way, Mack will obviously be rushing the passer from the edge in passing situations.  A DL designation would help his general fantasy value more than LB would.  We'll be curious to see his exact role -- and how it might impact OLB Sio Moore.  Oakland has added some interesting defensive pieces this offseason, but we'll wait to see how the group looks before getting interested in its fantasy potential.

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