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Commanders S Kamren Curl (thumb) is out for today's game against the Lions. It'll be his 2nd straight missed game. Darrick Forest had a nice outing in Curl's place in Week 1 and is a viable IDP option. DT Jonathan Allen (groin) is active. Originally listed without a game status on the final injury report, Allen got added as questionable over the weekend. There might be elevated risk to using him in IDP lineups, though injuries to the Detroit O-line counter with upside.

Commanders S Kamren Curl is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. Curl put in limited practices this week with the thumb injury that cost him Week 1, but ESPN's John Keim said he didn't test the thumb by catching passes. Keim added that Curl says the ligament in the thumb needs to heal. It sounds like we should expect Curl not to play. If that's the case, Darrick Forrest will fill in again. Forrest tallied 5 tackles (4 solo) with an INT, a 2nd pass defensed and a forced fumble in the Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Commanders DE Chase Young will have his repaired knee re-evaluated by Dr. James Andrews "soon" and is expected to be cleared to return from the PUP "by mid-season." We'll see as the time draws closer just how soon that actually is. It's still tough to expect a big IDP impact from Young this season, but he'll be worth rostering in most formats to see what's there.

Washington has moved DE Chase Young to the Reserve/PUP list, knocking him out for at least the 1st 4 games of the regular season. It's not a surprising development, given that he has yet to get back to the practice field and that HC Ron Rivera had intimated the PUP was a possibility. You should not have Young prominent in the 2022 plans for your IDP fantasy football league. We'll see if he has a shot at getting back to full strength later this season. James Smith-Williams looks poised to start in Young's place, opposite Montez Sweat.

Commanders LB Jamin Davis played just 56% of the defensive snaps for his 16 games as a rookie and saw no meaningful growth in his role as the season went on. Heading into Year 2, it sounds like that might not change. Cole Holcomb remains the lead LB and only 3-down player in the corps, according to ESPN's John Keim. Davis, meanwhile, is seeing inconsistent usage. That has included losing some base-package snaps to David Mayo, who Keim says the team prefers in run defense. There's obviously still time for Davis to earn more playing time before the regular season arrives. And it's just his 2nd season. But the 2021 first-round pick doesn't look like a great bet for IDP redraft leagues this year. He's still talented enough to keep stashed on dynasty rosters, however.

ESPN's John Keim says Commanders S Kamren Curl is having the best training camp among his 3 years with the team. Kim says the 23-year-old has been more vocal, displaying growth in both his confidence and his comfort within the system. Curl has reportedly seen some time in the "Buffalo nickel" role that Landon Collins played last season, which includes some LB-type duties. Curl has the versatility to play in the box and deep. He spent a greater percentage of his time in deep coverage last year vs. 2020, which is generally negative for a safety's fantasy-scoring potential. But Curl's skill set and situation give him DB1 upside for IDP leagues.

Commanders HC Ron Rivera told reporters Friday that DE Chase Young will "probably miss a little bit of time" at the beginning of the regular season, according to the Washington Times. Rivera reportedly talked about the PUP list initially before backtracking on that. It's clear that Young will at least miss Week 1, and we'd bet that the PUP remains a possibility. That would sideline the DE for at least the 1st 4 games. Young is still working back from a November ACL tear that included patellar damage.

Commanders DE Chase Young remains on the PUP list, and HC Ron Rivera doesn't make it sound like he expects the player back soon. “He’s been working hard,” Rivera said Tuesday, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic. “His rehab’s been going well from what we’ve seen and what we understand. But you never really know until you get to get your hands back on him. But Chase Young is probably the one that’s going to take the most time. It was serious, obviously, and any time you’re talking about an ACL, it’s just down the line. We’ll have to wait and see on that one.” In addition to tearing his right ACL, Young also damaged the patella in that knee. Young is expected to take longer to return than teammate TE Logan Thomas, who suffered his ACL tear in December. "Different type of injury," Rivera said, in comparing the 2. Young will make for a high-risk IDP selection at least until he's back on the field. At this point, he's far from a lock to be ready for the regular-season opener. We have moved him further down our 2022 IDP rankings.

5:20pm EDT 7/27/22

Commanders DE Chase Young opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Young is still working back from the ACL tear that ended his 2021 season. He told reporters Tuesday, however, that "everything is going as planned," according to the team website. We'd bet on Young being ready for the regular season.

Washington is releasing DT Matt Ioannidis, according to multiple reports. Ioannidis played 59% of defensive snaps over his 16 games last year and 73% 2 seasons before. (Ioannidis appeared in only 3 games in 2020 because of a torn pectoral muscle.) At age 28, he looks like a good bet to find opportunity elsewhere. He'll be nearly 3 years removed from IDP relevance when the season begins, though.

Washington DE Montez Sweat is inactive for today's game against the Eagles. He has been away from the team this week following the shooting death of his brother.

Washington DE Montez Sweat is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. He has been away from the team this week after his brother was shot and killed in Virginia. We'll check his status Sunday. Washington will be without CB William Jackson III for the 2nd straight game because of a calf injury.

Washington LB Jamin Davis is inactive for tonight's game against the Cowboys. According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, Davis "came to team doctors pre-game with symptoms that could be in line with the coronavirus. There wasn't enough time to process a test before the deadline for submitting inactives, so he was deactivated out of an abundance of caution." With Cole Holcomb already on the COVID list, Washington is now down to David Mayo, Jordan Kunaszyk, Milo Eifler and De'Jon Harris at LB. If you're desperate for a fill-in, Mayo is the most experienced of the group.

Washington placed S Landon Collins on IR Friday for his foot injury. With just 3 games left in the regular season, that means Collins is droppable in all redraft formats.

Washington on Wednesday placed LB Cole Holcomb on the COVID list. We'll see whether he can make it back for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.

Washington on Monday activated DE Montez Sweat from IR. Sweat would have been able to return from his jaw fracture for last week’s game but landed on the COVID list. He’s now clear to play Tuesday against the Eagles. Washington also activated DT Matt Ioannidis from the COVID list Monday, making him eligible to face Philly. Ioannidis’ playing time has increased in recent games

Washington has activated DE Montez Sweat and DT Jonathan Allen — among others — from the COVID list. That likely clears them to face the Eagles on Tuesday. Sweat does still need to be activated from IR, where he spent the past 5 weeks with his jaw fracture

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