Seahawks S Kam Chancellor announced Sunday that his neck injury is not allowing him to return to the field. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the safety has yet to formally retire. But Chancellor said in a lengthy Twitter post that it's "time for the next chapter." He has been out since last November with the neck injury. Seattle is sure to miss Chancellor but does already have Bradley McDougald, who started the final 9 games of 2017. If you're a DS Insider, then you might have already noticed that we had McDougald projected to start next to Earl Thomas this season (anticipating this scenario). McDougald looks like a big-time sleeper for IDP drafts this season.
Seahawks S Kam Chancellor missed the final 7 weeks of 2017 with a neck injury, an injury he apparently has yet to put behind him. According to John Boyle of Seahawks.com, Chancellor is "expected to have more tests later this summer" that might determine whether he can play in 2018. If Chancellor remains out, Bradley McDougald will present significant IDP upside as the SS in a defense that shed DL Michael Bennett, DT Sheldon Richardson, DE Cliff Avril and CB Richard Sherman this offseason. We'll see how this story develops.
Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. Use him as you normally would in IDP lineups
Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) is questionable for Sunday's visit to the Cowboys. McDougald sat out Wednesday and Thursday practices before working out in full Friday. That progression leads us to believe he'll play. We'll confirm his status Sunday afternoon.
The Bucs have placed S Chris Conte on IR with the knee injury that cost him last week's game against the Bears. That keeps Major Wright and Bradley McDougald in place as the top 2 safeties for Sunday's game at Carolina, though neither looks particularly attractive for IDP use in a negative scoring matchup.
Buccaneers S Bradley McDougald (concussion) is active for today's game against the Cowboys. You can use him as you normally would, though McDougald has been a weak IDP option this season.
Buccaneers S Bradley McDougald left Sunday's loss to the Giants with a concussion. He'll now go through the league protocol before returning. The 2014 late-season breakthrough for IDP teams has yet to generate similar value this year. Go ahead and dump him for a replacement if you've been hanging on.
Buccaneers S Major Wright will miss today's trip to Tampa Bay because of an abdominal injury. That shouldn't affect your IDP plans as far as Wright's concerned, but his absence should help leave more snaps available for other Bucs safeties in an upside fantasy matchup. Bradley McDougald is our top target here, with Chris Conte an option in deeper leagues.
The Buccaneers listed FS Bradley McDougald and SS Major Wright as starters when they released their initial depth chart Thursday. The 2nd-year McDougald has been deemed an upside talent who fits HC Lovie Smith's scheme well. Wright has been up and down through 5 seasons spent mostly with the Bears. He's an average talent and not worth any special IDP attention. Overall, the defensive depth charted provided no surprises. Bruce Carter's penciled in at MLB, with Danny Lansanah on the strong side. The D-line includes: DE Jacquies Smith, DT Gerald McCoy, DT Clinton McDonald and DE George Johnson. Check out our 2015 IDP rankings to see which of these players might be worth draft-day consideration.
Bucs coaches reportedly like the versatility of 3rd-year S Bradley McDougald, who looks like a front-runner to become a full-time starter in 2015. DC Leslie Frazier told the Tampa Tribune that the staff likes "interchangeable" safeties who can play either strong or free and said "we think we have that now" in McDougald. Longtime Bucs DB Ronde Barber had stronger praise: “To play safety in Lovie Smith’s defense, you have to have a physical, aggressive attitude — McDougald has it. He also has some loose hips, which helps. I know one thing ... they like this kid a lot.’’ We moved McDougald down our 2015 IDP rankings a bit from our initial projection because of the uncertain starting situation. But he's a good player to wait on at a position you should wait on in your fantasy football draft. McDougald posted some big numbers in limited starting time last season.
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