Darius Leonard Fantasy Football News 2019

Colts LB Darius Leonard had surgery at some point this offseason on the left ankle he injured in 2018, GM Chris Ballard announced Tuesday. Leonard played through the issue for much of the year. He's expected to be out 6 weeks, a timeline that would still put him on track for the start of training camp. We'll keep an eye on him through the summer. Leonard, of course, started his career by dominating LB scoring and looks like the top IDP in 2019 drafts if the ankle's good.

Colts LB Darius Leonard is active for today’s game against the Jaguars despite dealing with shoulder and knee issues. Don’t even think about removing him from IDP lineups.

Colts LB Darius Leonard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars with shoulder and knee injuries. He put in a full practice Friday, though, after progressing from a missed practice Wednesday to a limited Thursday workout. We'd bet on Leonard playing at Jacksonville, but we'll check his status Sunday morning.

Colts OLB Darius Leonard (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Jets. He missed last Thursday’s loss to the Patriots with the injury but practiced all this week and should be back in IDP lineups

Colts OLB Darius Leonard (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. He put in a full practice Friday, though, and seems on track to play. We'll check his status Sunday morning. Leonard missed last week's game against the Patriots after testing his injured ankle in pregame.

Just after making him officially active for Thursday night's game against the Patriots, the Colts announced that LB Darius Leonard will not dress for the game. He sprained his left ankle in Sunday's OT loss to the Texans. Leonard missed just 1 of 86 snaps in that game but apparently isn't ready to go. Anthony Walker is the only Indy LB that you can count on in IDP lineups for Week 5.

The Colts will start undrafted rookie Skai Moore at MLB, next to 2nd-round rookie OLB Darius Leonard, in Sunday's opener against the Bengals, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. Both rookies started throughout the preseason, while expected MLB starter Anthony Walker watched from the sideline with a hamstring injury. We'll see if Moore can hang on to the job once Walker returns, but we'd bet on the 2 sharing that spot. Leonard is the best bet for fantasy value among Colts LBs for the season, but both rookies look like solid IDP lineup options for Week 1.

The Colts spent their 1st of Round 2 in the NFL Draft on LB Darius Leonard. The FCS defender was the MEAC defensive player of the year in 2017, racking up 114 total tackles. That included 12 for loss and 8.5 sacks. Leonard figures to take over a starting job right away in the Colts' 4-3 and projects as more of an OLB.

 
 
 

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