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Commanders EDGE Chase Young (ACL recovery) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. HC Ron Rivera said Friday that Young will be a game-time decision. The 3rd-year player shouldn't be in your IDP plans either way.

Commanders EDGE Chase Young (ACL recovery) is inactive for today's game against the Falcons. We'll see if Young is ready for Week 13. A bye the following week might factor into whether he plays.

Commanders EDGE Chase Young is not expected to play Sunday against the Falcons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's officially questionable and will participate in warmups. We'll need to see Young in game action before considering him for IDP lineups.

The Commanders have finally placed LB Cole Holcomb on IR. Holcomb hasn't played since Week 7 with what was called a sprained left foot. It clearly hasn't healed the way the team hoped, though. He'll now miss at least 4 more games. Mix in the Week 4 bye, and Holcomb can't return before Week 17. That makes him droppable in all redraft formats.

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The Commanders have activated EDGE Chase Young from IR, HC Ron Rivera said Monday. That points to Young seeing his 1st game action in Week 12 since suffering his ACL tear last November. We'll see if the team reveals anything further about his role. We certainly wouldn't bet on an immediate return to his pre-injury playing-time level, though.

The Commanders are not returning EDGE Chase Young (ACL recovery) to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans. HC Ron Rivera said Friday that they'll "most certainly" activate Young by Wednesday, according to ESPN's John Keim. We're still not betting on Young making a significant IDP impact this season.

The Commanders are expected to activate EDGE Chase Young from the PUP list ahead of Sunday's games against the Texans, according to multiple reports. We'd still bet on Washington bringing him along slowly in game action. Young has been out since mid-November last season with an ACL tear plus other damage. The team has been cautious with him to this point. We'll see what his playing time looks like before considering Young for IDP lineup use.

The Commanders have ruled LB Cole Holcomb (foot) out for Monday night's game against the Eagles. They also ruled out #3 LB David Mayo, leaving Jamin Davis as the clear #1 at the position.

Commanders LB Cole Holcomb missed Thursday's practice with the foot injury that has cost him the past 2 games. That doesn't bode well for Holcomb's chances of returning this week. Jamin Davis led the team's LBs at 85% playing time with Holcomb out Sunday, with Jonathan Bostic following at 65%.

The Commanders have ruled LB Cole Holcomb (foot) out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Jamin Davis served as the only full-time LB with Holcomb out last week. Third S Darrick Forrest has seen his playing time increase the past 2 games but hasn't supplied usable fantasy football numbers for most IDP formats. Forrest has gone from playing roughly half the defensive snaps to about 70%. Davis has climbed inside the top 30 LBs in our Week 9 IDP rankings.

Commanders DE Chase Young is expected to join team drills in Wednesday's practice, HC Ron Rivera told reporters Monday. Young is still working back from last season's ACL tear (plus other damage). The team has opened the 21-day window for deciding whether to return him to the active roster, and it sounds like he's expected to be ready for game action soon. It's tough to know how long it will take Young to get back to normal playing time, and how he'll perform. He's stashable in deeper IDP leagues, but don't overrate his fantasy football outlook.

The Commanders have ruled LB Cole Holcomb (foot) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. We're assuming LB Jamin Davis will lead the corps in playing time in Holcomb's absence and have moved him up the Week 8 IDP rankings. Veteran reserve David Mayo should step into Holcomb's spot.

ESPN's John Keim reports that Commanders EDGE Chase Young will see Dr. James Andrews on Sunday. "If all goes well, he'll practice next week and then they can determine if he'll return vs. Indy or the following week," Keim adds. It's obviously positive that Young might get back onto the field soon. It's also worth remembering that Washington has played it cautious through nearly half of this season with a 23-year-old cornerstone player who went down in Week 10 of last year. Whenever Young does return to game action, we'll bet on controlled early workloads. It's possible he gets back near full strength over the 2nd half of this year. It's also possible, however, that we get no more than a limited version of Young this season. His talent is worth stashing in deeper IDP leagues, but don't consider Young a "must" add across IDP formats. Keep in mind that Young ranked outside the top 50 fantasy D-linemen in points per game last year. He ranked just 40th in Pro Football Focus pass-rushing grade among edge players with 200+ snaps.

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.

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