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Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers cleared the concussion protocol Thursday. That clears the path for him to return Sunday against the Lions after missing the past 2 games. Ayers generated 5 QB hits over his past 2 games and carries some upside for deeper IDP leagues this week and beyond.

The Buccaneers have ruled DE Robert Ayers out for Sunday's game in Green Bay. It'll be the 2nd straight game he has missed with a concussion. Ayers put in some limited practice time this week, which suggests he should be on track to play in Week 14.

Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers returned to a limited practice Wednesday after missing Week 12 with a concussion. He sat out the full practice week leading up to Sunday's loss in Atlanta. The return to action to start Week 13 looks encouraging for his status against the Packers. We'll see if Ayers can continue progressing through the league protocol.

Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons with a concussion. Ayers missed practice all week and could be in jeopardy of missing Week 13 as well. We'll keep an eye on his status.

The Bucs will get DE Robert Ayers (ankle) back today against the Raiders for the 1st time since he suffered an ankle injury back in Week 2. It's tough to expect a return to full playing time, but Ayers should play enough to be in IDP consideration. Oakland presents a poor matchup for sack upside. DT Gerald McCoy (calf) is also active despite entering the day questionable. He played last week and is OK to use as you normally would.

Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle) appears likely to return this weekend for his 1st game since Week 2. He's questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after putting in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday and a full workout Friday. DT Gerald McCoy is also questionable with the calf strain that has bothered him for several weeks. McCoy began this week off the injury report but showed up Wednesday and Thursday with only limited participation. DT Clinton McDonald (quad) will miss his 3rd straight game. He put in limited practices all week, so perhaps he'll be ready for Week 9.

The Buccaneers have ruled DE Robert Ayers out for Week 4 with the same ankle injury that cost him Week 3. DaVonte Lambert started in his place last week. Rookie DE Noah Spence has actually seen his snap count dip from his already-limited role in the opener.

3:00pm EDT 9/18/16

Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle) is active for today's game at Arizona. The combo of questionable durability and a negative sack matchup makes Ayers a weak play in IDP leagues. But his active status at least helps the Bucs D if you're reaching far enough down the list for them to be an option.

Giants DE Robert Ayers left the field on a cart Wednesday after hurting his left knee and ankle during an OTA practice. The Star-Ledger reports that tests showed no serious damage to either joint, though. HC Tom Coughlin said he was "disappointed" that Ayers went low in a non-contact drill. According to's Dan Graziano, Ayers "seemed to be getting first-team reps" across from Cullen Jenkins at the end spots. DE Jason Pierre-Paul is skipping voluntary workouts as he seeks a long-term contract. DE Damontre Moore is easing back in after spending time away to work on his degree at Texas A&M.

The Giants placed DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and DE Robert Ayers (torn pec) on injured reserve Tuesday. Neither has been much of an IDP factor so far, but their departures from the rotation leave a lot of snaps available to 2nd-year DE Damontre Moore. He has yet to give fantasy football owners reason to believe he'll be starter-worthy the rest of the way, but we'll be quite curious to see how Moore handles the opportunity. Tennessee, Washington and St. Louis over the next 3 weeks all present positive pass-rushing matchups.

Giants DE Robert Ayers will miss the rest of the season after "badly" tearing a pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville, according to The Star-Ledger. Ayers was making his 1st official start of the season but had been a regular in the team's DE rotation and currently sits tied with DE Jason Pierre-Paul for the team sack lead (with 5). Ayers' injury should provide more playing time to 2nd-year pass-rusher Damontre Moore, who played a season-high 63.4% of the Giants' defensive snaps against the Jaguars. Moore's an intriguing talent but has yet to do enough in the pros to be trustworthy in your IDP lineup come fantasy football playoff time.

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.

Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard (neck) and DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.  Both players missed the Week 6 victory over Jacksonville but appear on track to play against the Colts on Sunday night.  Of course, the biggest return for Denver will be that of LB Von Miller.  He has completed his 6-game suspension and will return to play Indy.

The Broncos will likely go without MLB Wesley Woodyard (neck) and right DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) against Jacksonville on Sunday.  Obviously, that means they'll probably lose the game now.  In reality, it boosts the IDP profile of Denver weak-side LB Danny Trevathan, who should spend more time on the field in sub packages.  Veteran journeyman Paris Lenon is expected to start in the middle but won't play 3 downs as Woodyard does.  Derek Wolfe and Shaun Phillips will man the starting DE spots and likely see a few more snaps in Ayers' absence.

The Broncos' pass rush terrorized Seattle QBs on Saturday. Rookie OLB Von Miller tallied 2 sacks. DE Elvis Dumervil registered his 1st 1.5 sacks of the preseason. DL Jeremy Jarmon put up his 1st sack as a Bronco. Even OLB Wesley Woodyard notched a half-sack after taking over for the injured D.J. Williams. LDE starter Robert Ayers, meanwhile, managed just his 1st QB hit of the summer. Ayers also has just 1 tackle through 3 games, quashing any hopes of IDP-sleeper value. Dumervil and Miller will lead this rush, with Miller moving to the line from his LB spot in passing situations. On the Seattle side, let's just say that all involved should be praying for the return of LT Russell Okung from his ankle sprain.'s Bill Williamson reports that DE Robert Ayers "has been getting chances to break out in camp, but he has been slow to show progress." That's a bit disappointing for the 3rd-year former 1st-round pick. Ayers was miscast as 3-4 OLB under Josh McDaniels but should be back at home in HC John Fox's 4-3. It's still early, and readjusting figures to take some time. So we'll see how Ayers looks when the real games start. He's not exciting in IDP leagues right now but could be a decent late-round flier in deep formats. He could also have his upside capped by rookie OLB Von Miller taking his spot in obvious passing situations.

10:51pm EDT 10/11/10

Broncos LB Robert Ayers is expected to miss at least 6 weeks with a broken foot.  He may be done for the year.  It's a big blow to a team already without its top pass-rusher in LB Elvis Dumervil.  And to make matters worse, Denver will be without CB Andre Goodman (thigh) for at least a week and FS Brian Dawkins (knee) for 2-3 weeks.  The Broncos play the Jets this coming Sunday.


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