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Dont'a Hightower LB - NE

Experience: 6 YRS  
Height: 6'2"  
Weight: 262 
Bye: 10

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Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is active for today's game against Washington. He missed last week with a shoulder injury and entered this week questionable. We'll see whether Hightower's return cuts into the playing time of Kyle Van Noy or Jamie Collins, each of whom played 100% last week. We're not adjusting our IDP outlooks for either player, though.

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Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower (knee) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Bills. Hightower should not have been in IDP plans anyway.

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Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is active for today's game against the Panthers, his 1st action since the 1st half of the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs. It's tough to project Hightower's playing time in his return game, especially with his team favored by 9.5 points today. He makes for a risky IDP option at best. Hightower's return means that IDP owners shouldn't trust Elandon Roberts' playing time either. Kyle Van Noy was the only 100% playing-time LB in Week 1 (with Hightower active).

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Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is questionable once again for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Get used to it if you hope to use him in IDP lineups. We'll check his status Sunday.

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The Patriots have ruled LB Dont'a Hightower out for Sunday's game against New Orleans with a right knee injury. We'll see about his status heading toward Week 3, but Hightower's not worth owning in most IDP leagues at this point. It's the same knee that dogged him throughout the offseason, camp and preseason. The Patriots have also showed willingness in the past to bring him along slowly even when he's active.

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Injury Predictor

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
5.25 5.4% 58.7%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 21, 2018 Knee Strain Grade 1 Hightower missed 1 game with a knee injury.
Oct 22, 2017 Chest Pectoral Tear Grade 3 Hightower suffered a torn pectoral against Atlanta, landing him on IR. Per reporter Albert Breer, Hightower had a partially torn pec before this injury -- which is why he failed physicals that offseason.
Sep 7, 2017 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Hightower sprained his right MCL in the season opener and missed 2 games.
Dec 15, 2016 Knee Strain Grade 1 Hightower popped up on the injury report on December 15. He played Week 15 but sat out Week 16.
Sep 11, 2016 Knee Meniscus Tear Hightower missed 2 games with a "slight" tear of his meniscus, per reporter Jeff Howe.
Nov 29, 2015 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Hightower missed 2 consecutive games (Weeks 13 and 14) before returning in Week 15. He later sat out the regular season finale before returning to play 2 postseason games.
Oct 11, 2015 Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Hightower missed 1 game (Week 6 at Colts).
Nov 30, 2014 Shoulder Labrum Tear Hightower missed 2 late-season games but returned for the postseason. He didn't undergo surgery until after the Super Bowl.
Sep 29, 2014 Knee Strain Grade 1 Hightower had his right knee rolled up on by Chiefs OL Mitch Morse. He missed 2 games.
Sep 30, 2012 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hightower went down early in Week 4 and missed the next 2 games.
Sep 26, 2009 Knee Meniscus Tear
Sep 26, 2009 Knee MCL Tear Grade 3
Sep 26, 2009 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Hightower sustained a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus against Arkansas.

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