The Buccaneers on Thursday traded a 3rd-round pick -- plus a swap of late-rounders -- to the Giants for DE Jason Pierre-Paul. The 29-year-old carries a large contract and didn't fit as well in the Giants' new 3-4 base defense. JPP remained a productive pass-rusher last year, though Pro Football Focus graded him lower than former Bucs DE Robert Ayers both overall and in the pass rush. Tampa, of course, recently released Ayers. Pierre-Paul will likely start opposite Vinny Curry, with DE William Gholston still in the mix. The Bucs defense certainly looks more intriguing now, while JPP remains a top-12 D-lineman for IDP drafting.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's game against Washington. He entered the day questionable with finger and back issues. Pierre-Paul played through the finger injury last week, so the back problem seems like the bigger question mark. That injury adds risk, so weigh JPP against your other IDP options.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, listed with finger and back injuries. He played through the finger issue in Week 16 but missed practice all this week while dealing with the back problem. We'll update his status Sunday morning.
As expected, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's game against the Cowboys after turning up questionable with a finger issue. Play him as you normally would in IDP lineups.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice Wednesday with knee and shoulder injuries. According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, HC Ben McAdoo said the shoulder issue arose over the past 2 days and that they must see how JPP responds to treatment before knowing his status for Week 5. The knee didn't show up on the injury report for any previous weeks but seems like the lesser issue here. We'll keep an eye out for updates. The Giants' defense has already seen DE Olivier Vernon leave 2 straight games with an ankle injury that kept him out of Wednesday's workout.
The Giants have agreed to a 4-year contract with DE Jason Pierre-Paul, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. That should lock in the 28-year-old with the team into his 30s -- and perhaps for the length of his career. Pierre-Paul was scoring like a top-5 fantasy D-lineman once again last year before hitting IR with a sports hernia in December. Adam Schefter reports that his new deal includes $54 million and averages $17 million annually. That would make it very similar to the contract DE Olivier Vernon signed with the Giants last offseason -- though with $1.5 million more guaranteed over 1 fewer season. The team obviously believes that JPP will continue to produce, and we see no reason to dislike him heading into 2017 fantasy football drafts.
ESPN reports that the Giants will use their franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul. It's not a surprising move given JPP's continued studly performance before injury ended his 2016 prematurely. Durability has long been his primary issue, but Pierre-Paul returned to dominance last season even with his fireworks-altered hand. He also just turned 28 in January. JPP has reportedly said he won't play on a 1-year deal. The tag gives the 2 sides until July 15 to reach a longer-term agreement. Barring a summer holdout, you should expect Pierre-Paul to rank among our top 5 IDP linemen come preseason
ESPN's Jordan Ranaan reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is having surgery for a sports hernia and will miss the rest of the season. There's a chance he could return during the playoffs if the Giants make the postseason, but IDP owners lose a top-shelf lineman at fantasy football playoff time. Rookie Romeo Okwara has been operating as the 3rd DE in recent weeks, while Kerry Wynn saw his playing time jump after Pierre-Paul left Sunday's game at Pittsburgh early. The Giants will likely need to piece together a solution here, though, rather than relying on 1 particular player. Don't bother with any of the replacement DEs on your IDP roster, and don't plan to use the Giants D against Dallas -- already a bad matchup -- this weekend. A visit by a solid Lions offense in Week 15 makes it easier to drop the Giants D for a replacement, though the group could still be in the fantasy-starting mix for Week 16 at Philly.
Update: ESPN reports that the Giants have confirmed Kerry Wynn will start in JPP's place.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul visited sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Pierre-Paul reportedly spoke optimistically after Sunday's game about the groin injury that ended his day early, so he might just be seeking confirmation that the issue is OK to play through. We'll certainly be watching for updates. Losing JPP for any more time would deal a big blow to IDP lineups and the Giants' team D.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul left Sunday's game at Pittsburgh early with a groin injury. We'll see about his status this week. Kerry Wynn would likely see the biggest playing-time boost if JPP sits.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for today's game against the Browns. He missed most of the practice week but said all along he would play, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. JPP has played on little practice before and should be used as you normally would in IDP lineups.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active today against Baltimore after starting the week sidelined by a groin issue. He carries too much upside to sit in most IDP leagues that require D-linemen.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He missed Wednesday's practice with a groin issue but participated on Thursday and Friday and is expected to play, according to Pro Football Focus. We'll confirm his status Sunday morning, but JPP should be available to IDP owners. The Giants' team D carries upside against a banged-up and reshuffling Ravens offense as well.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice Wednesday with a groin injury. There's no indication yet how serious the issue might be, so we'll keep an eye on his participation throughout the week.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Saints. The injury obviously adds risk, but JPP will be worth playing as you normally would in most IDP formats. There's significant upside in a pass-heavy New Orleans offense.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints because of a shoulder injury. JPP said Thursday that he'd be ready to play, according to ESPN.com. But HC Ben McAdoo said that Pierre-Paul would have sat out had the team practiced Friday. We'll have to watch his active status Sunday morning. JPP belongs in IDP lineups if he's active, though. Fellow DE Olivier Vernon is also dealing with a minor wrist injury but didn't even appear on the week's final injury report.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is sticking around on a 1-year, $10.5 million contract that includes $8.5 million guaranteed, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. The 1-year deal indicates that JPP believes he can cash in further next offseason with a good 2016 after last summer's fireworks incident derailed his 2015. Pierre-Paul's sack numbers lagged after his return, but he continued to generate pressure and will remain an intriguing IDP for 2016 fantasy football drafts -- perhaps at a significant discount over previous years.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (ankle) is active for today's finale against the Eagles. JPP has played well since returning from his hand surgeries but supplied just 1 sack. He's a risk/reward IDP option, with teammate DE Robert Ayers the much better bet. JPP's presence helps the overall upside of the giants D vs. an often-sloppy Eagles offense, though.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is (ankle) questionable for Sunday's finale against the Eagles. He returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. With just 1 sack since he returned, JPP's an easy IDP prospect to pass on this week.
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