The Titans traded up to select OLB Harold Landry in Round 2 of the NFL Draft. Landry struggled through an injury-shortened final season at Boston College but racked up 16.5 sacks as a junior and 38 total tackles for loss over his sophomore and junior seasons. He'll need to transition to primarily playing with his hand off the ground in Tennessee but presents terrific athleticism and strong pass-rushing moves. He'd sport more IDP upside as a DE than a LB, but there's potential here in pressure-friendly scoring systems.
The Titans traded up from 25th to 22nd in the NFL Draft's 1st round for Alabama LB Rashaan Evans. A versatile player in college, Evans should start right away inside for the Titans, who let Avery Williamson walk in free agency. There will be numbers available for Evans. After playing a lot of edge and seeing more than half of his career snaps last season, though, Evans has a bit more to prove than some other LBs.
The Titans have named Mike Vrabel their new HC. The former LB is just 8 years removed from the end of his playing career. He's spent the past 7 in the coaching ranks, most recently serving as the Texans' DC this past season. We'll see who Vrabel hires to run his offense.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is expected to be ready for spring workouts, according to insider Armando Salguero. Tannehill finally had surgery to repair his ACL in August after partially tearing it the previous December. He'll be about 9 months removed from surgery when minicamp opens this spring. Barring setbacks, Tannehill will be under center for Miami come Week 1. He's signed with the Fins through the 2020 campaign.
Saints S Kenny Vaccaro is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington with the groin injury that kept him out last week. Vaccaro didn't practice at all this week and looks like a shaky bet for your IDP lineup.
Washington placed LB Will Compton on IR this week with his Lisfranc foot sprain. That clears the way for Martrell Spaight to start in his place going forward.
Washington ILB Will Compton suffered a Lisfranc foot sprain in Sunday's loss to Minnesota, according to the team website. HC Jay Gruden indicated Compton will be out at least "a few weeks" and that the team will need to determine this week which injured players might be IR candidates. IDP owners can go ahead and drop Compton. Martrell Spaight should be a full-time player for as long as Compton's out.
The Saints have ruled S Kenny Vaccaro out for Sunday's game against the Bills because of a groin injury. Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports that Vaccaro said he doesn't expect the injury to linger. S Vonn Bell saw increased playing time last week, when Vaccaro left in the 1st half.
Texans lead CB Johnathan Joseph (shin) is active for today's game against the Colts after entering the day questionable. His presence doesn't significantly alter the fantasy outlook for anyone on either side of the matchup.
Titans OLB Derrick Morgan (abdomen) is active for today's game against the Browns after entering the week questionable. He's a weak IDP option.
Falcons OLB Vic Beasley will make his return against the Dolphins today. It'll be his 1st action since a partial hamstring tear suffered in Week 2. We wouldn't push him back into IDP lineups yet, as we could see limited snaps in the return game. But getting Beasley back undoubtedly helps the sack outlook for an otherwise weak Atlanta pass rush.
Falcons OLB Vic Beasley put in a limited practice Monday for the 1st time since suffering a slight hamstring tear in Week 2, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure. We'll see whether Beasley is ready for game action in Week 6, but don't be surprised if the team eases him back.
Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is out for Sunday night’s game in Seattle. Kamar Aiken will continue to serve as Indy’s #3 WR but isn’t a fantasy option.
Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Kamar Aiken will continue to serve as Indy’s #3 WR.
Falcons OLB Vic Beasley suffered a "slight tear" in his right hamstring in Sunday night's win over the Packers, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure. The injury is expected to cost him at least a month. That removes the top pass rusher from a defense that already delivers inconsistent pocket pressure. Fortunately for fantasy owners, neither Beasley nor the Atlanta defense generally make for terrific starting options.
The Saints benched S Kenny Vaccaro during Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Vaccaro had admitted to poor coverage play against the Vikings in Week 1 but seemed surprised by Sunday's move. "I know Gronk had two catches on me, really great catches, and that was about it," he said afterward, per ESPN's Mike Triplett. "That's all that really happened. The next thing I know, I'm sitting next to Coach Payton." We'll see where this goes. Rumors also floated over the past week that the Saints were looking into trading Vaccaro, whose contract ends after this season. HC Sean Payton downplayed the rumors, but a move would probably be good for Vaccaro's playing time at this point. He's droppable in most IDP leagues this week. There are too many viable DB options to merit riding a safety with a short leash.
Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. It’s a surprise after he was a full-go in Friday’s practice. Kamar Aiken will continue handling #3 WR duties but isn’t a fantasy option with Jacoby Brissett under center.
Colts WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday, so we’re expecting him to play. But Rogers is not a fantasy option at least until QB Andrew Luck returns.
Steelers OLB Bud Dupree is out for today's opener against the Browns. He suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday's practice and then missed Friday's workout. Anthony Chickillo and James Harrison should take over the vacated snaps, with T.J. Watt starting on the other side. The Pittsburgh team D would present more sack upside with a healthy Dupree, but losing him doesn't significantly alter a positive fantasy outlook against Cleveland rookie QB Deshone Kizer.
Steelers OLB Bud Dupree is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday's practice and then missed Friday's workout. His backup, Anthony Chickillo, said he expects Dupree to be able to play Sunday. We'll check his status when the inactives come out.
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