Olivier Vernon Fantasy Football News 2019

The Giants on Friday traded OLB Olivier Vernon to the Browns for G Kevin Zeitler. That news looks biggest for IDP owners, who could afford to pay Vernon no attention as a LB battling an ankle injury. With Cleveland, Vernon should return to primarily playing 4-3 DE opposite Myles Garrett. That immediately increases his fantasy value and puts him in a potentially nice situation. Vernon figures to jump back into our top 20 D-linemen for 2019.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) out once again. He returned to practice this week but still has yet to play this regular season

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) and CB Eli Apple (groin) out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. Vernon has yet to play this season. Apple will miss his 2nd straight contest. The absences can only add upside to a Saints pass offense that didin’t need the help.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon out for the 3rd straight game because of his ankle injury. They've also ruled CB Eli Apple (groin) out for Sunday's visit to Houston. The absences can only help the outlook for a Texans offense that already looked like 1 to target for fantasy starters this weekend.

Giants OLB Olivier Vernon has been ruled out for the 2nd straight game because of an ankle injury. He's not worth owning right now in most redraft IDP leagues.

The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon out for Sunday's opener against the Jaguars because of an ankle injury. We'll see about his status for Week 2. New York will miss its top pass rusher in the 1st game under new DC James Bettcher, but you shouldn't have been planning to use this defense in fantasy anyway.

Giants OLB Olivier Vernon left Sunday's practice on a cart after suffering a left ankle injury, according to multiple reports. ESPN reports that X-rays came back negative. That doesn't rule out ligament damage. We'll keep an eye out for further details.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's win over the Chiefs with a shoulder injury. We'll see about a specific diagnosis. Vernon missed 4 games this season with an ankle injury.

The Giants have ruled DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. It'll be his 3rd straight missed game. Vernon put in a limited practice Wednesday but then missed the past 2 days. We'll see if he's ready to return after the Week 8 bye.

The Giants have ruled out DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. The ankle injury kept him out in Week 5 as well and forced him to leave early the previous 2 weeks. We'll see about his status for Week 7, but a bye on the other side of that game might impact the team's treatment.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with the same ankle injury that knocked him out of Week 3 and made him questionable for Week 4. He's questionable to return.

Update: Vernon has reportedly been ruled out for the game.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) is active for today's game against the Buccaneers

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) expects to play today against the Buccaneers. He remains risky, of course. Vernon tried to play through the ankle issue last week before eventually leaving the game early. He also doesn't face a terrific individual matchup.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucs with the ankle injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Eagles. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon. The 4:05 ET kickoff makes Vernon risky to wait for in IDP lineups.

Despite taking part in individual drills at the beginning of practice Wednesday, Giants DE Olivier Vernon was ultimately listed as a non-participant for the workout. The fact that he was doing anything is encouraging a few days after he hurt his left ankle at Philly. But the "did not practice" designation shows that we'll need to wait to find out whether Vernon will be available for IDP lineups in Week 4.

Giants DE Olivier Vernon suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He attempted to play through it for a while but eventually had to limp off the field and did not return. USA Today reports that HC Ben McAdoo said afterward he didn't know the severity. We'll keep an eye out for updates.

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.

Former Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon reached a 5-year, $85 million deal with the Giants Wednesday, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Vernon registered just 7.5 sacks last season -- 25.5 total over the past 3 -- but ranked 3rd in the league with 36 total QB hits. Only J.J. Watt (50) and Aaron Donald (37) topped him. Vernon will now spend at least 2016 lining up across from DE Jason Pierre-Paul, giving the Giants a potentially dynamic duo of pass rushers. Both will be on the 2016 IDP radar, and the Giants' changes overall give the team D more fantasy football upside.

Pro Football Talk reports that the Dolphins have rescinded the transition tag they placed on DE Olivier Vernon. The tag already would have allowed Vernon to negotiate with other teams. Removing the tag allows his camp to talk to potential suitors before Wednesday afternoon's official start for free agency. It also takes away Miami's power to match any offer sheet Vernon might sign. We expect 1 of the top pass rushers on the market to land a big deal somewhere else -- probably quickly. In other Dolphins defensive news, the shoulder injury that ended Eagles CB Byron Maxwell's 2015 season early is reportedly threatening the trade that would send him and LB Kiko Alonso to Miami. We'll see how this one plays out.


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