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Washington LB Jon Bostic was ejected from Sunday's game against the Cowboys after a shot to the head that knocked QB Andy Dalton out of the contest. We'll see if any further league discipline is coming for Bostic.

Washington S Landon Collins left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury. The issue was serious enough to have him carted from the sideline to the locker room. FOX Sports injury analyst Dr. Matt Provencher said the injury looked like it could be a high-ankle sprain or even an Achilles' tendon tear. Either would make Collins droppable in most IDP redraft leagues. We'll see about the official diagnosis.

Update: NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the team believes it's a torn Achilles' tendon.

Washington DE Chase Young (groin) is active for today's game against the Rams. It's tough to know just how close he is to full health, but Young carries plenty of upside to make him an IDP option whenever healthy.

Washington expects DE Chase Young to play today against the Rams, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Young missed Week 4 with a groin injury and enters today questionable. He got in a full Friday practice, though, and should be available for IDP lineups. We'll confirm his status when inactives are released.

Washington DE Chase Young (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. Young managed a full practice Friday for the 1st time since suffering the injury. That followed a limited Thursday workout after he sat out Wednesday. Young seems to be trending toward playing Sunday, but we'll check his status Sunday morning. He'd obviously carry risk even if active but would also present fantasy upside. Young's return would also help the upside of the Washington defense as a cheap DFS option.

Washington LB Kevin Pierre-Louis is active for today's game against the Ravens. He turned up questionable because of an illness. His playing time dipped last week, but Pierre-Louis still played 80% of the snaps. He's not a high-level IDP option but in play still for deeper leagues.

Washington expects DE Chase Young to miss Sunday's game against the Ravens, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Beyond that, the rookie is "week-to-week" with the groin strain he suffered Sunday against Cleveland. We'll see about Young's availability for Week 5. Keep him on IDP rosters for now if you can.

Washington DT Matt Ioannidis suffered a torn biceps in Sunday's loss to the Browns and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to multiple reports. His absence could mean more weekly snaps for DTs Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne. Each saw a season-high snap share at Cleveland: 79% for Allen and 81% for Payne.

Washington DE Chase Young left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss to Cleveland with a groin injury and did not return. DE Ryan Kerrigan doubled his playing time vs. the 1st 2 games in Young's absence and would be in IDP lineup contention if Young misses further time. DT Matt Ioannidis also left in the 1st half with an arm injury. Both will get further evaluation Monday, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Washington CB Kendall Fuller (knee) is inactive for today's game against Arizona. Jimmy Moreland is expected to start in his place. LB Thomas Davis (calf) is active for the game. We'll see whether his return changes the LB lineup. Jon Bostic and Kevin Pierre-Louis were the full-time LBs in Week 1.

Washington CB Kendall Fuller (knee) and LB Thomas Davis (calf) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. It's more likely that neither would be in your IDP plans even if active, but we'll update their statuses Sunday afternoon. Davis' return after he missed Week 1 could complicate Washington's LB picture.

Washington CB Kendall Fuller (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles. That leaves an already iffy secondary without a starter against a dangerous crew of pass-catchers that includes WRs DeSean Jackson and Jalen Reagor. The rookie could particularly benefit if he sees as much time in the slot as anticipated. Fuller has worked primarily as a slot corner.

Washington has ruled out LB Thomas Davis with a calf injury. That might help to explain why the veteran hasn't sat among the starters in the initial depth chart. We'll see how this LB situation sorts out in the early weeks. Try to avoid it with your IDP lineup for at least Week 1, if you can.

Washington has activated LB Reuben Foster from the PUP list. Foster opened training camp on the PUP following last May's ACL tear but appears on track for Week 1. Foster hasn't played in an NFL game since Week 6 of 2018 but should find an open path to a starting job in a weak Washington LB corps. He's a nice option for IDP upside late in your fantasy football draft.

Washington grabbed Ohio State DE Chase Young with the 2nd pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Young was near-unanimously considered the top defensive player in this draft and the top available talent overall by many evaluators. He led the class with 1.38 sacks and 1.75 tackles for loss per game in 2019. His 16.5-sack 2019 followed a 10.5-sack 2018 for the Buckeyes. New Washington DC Jack Del Rio has said the team will play a 4-3 base, which will make Young a DE and help his fantasy value. Expect Young to sit atop our rookie rankings for dynasty leagues and within draft range when our 2020 projections come out.

Former Eagles CB Ronald Darby has agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal with Washington. That's a tiny contract for a 26-year-old former 2nd-round pick who has spent his whole career starting. But it signals that Darby couldn't find more than a "prove it" deal on the open market after losing 20 games to injury over his 3 seasons in Philly. Darby served as the Eagles' top corner when healthy and could become the same for Washington. That defense has traded away CB Quinton Dunbar and released CB Josh Norman this offseason. The current roster sports only 1 corner (Fabian Moreau) who played at least 50% of Washington's defensive snaps last season. Washington also signed CB Kendall Fuller in free agency. Barring an early NFL Draft pick at the position, Fuller, Moreau and Darby look like the new top 3 corners there. Philly, meanwhile, traded for Darius Slay to take over its top CB spot. The rest of the depth chart likely has some sorting left to do.

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