The Saints have ruled OLB Dannell Ellerbe (quad) out for the 4th straight game. That means Craig Robertson will start once again in his place. Robertson enters Week 4 tied for 3rd in the league in tackles and remains in starter territory in our IDP rankings this week.
The Saints have deemed ILB Dannell Ellerbe doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants because of a hip injury. The guy who would likely replace him, David Hawthorne, has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury. That makes Stephone Anthony the only ILB worth considering for your IDP lineup and adds some tackle upside to his profile.
Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder) is active for tonight's meeting with the Bengals. Observers say his left arm still appeared to be hanging in pre-game warmups. He's a risky play, despite 11 tackles (just 2 solo) against the Patriots last week. He did play all 68 snaps against New England, though, so he's usable. Check where he sits in our Week 9 LB rankings.
Dolphins MLB Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder) is inactive against the Bills today. The team's expected to start Jason Trusnick in his place. The situation should add tackle upside to weak-side starter Phillip Wheeler, though. Rookie Jelani Jenkins could also see playing time.
The Dolphins have made another splash by adding ILB Dannell Ellerbe. The former Raven projects as a MLB, which is a spot Karlos Dansby manned well last season. Miami will have to sort out the positions for Ellerbe, Dansby and Kevin Burnett. However they line up, the Dolphins now sport one of the league's best LB corps. The Miami D could push for top-10 status in fantasy football leagues in 2013.