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Aaron Donald
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DT LAR

# Defensive Tackle

99 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 11
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 30
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 288
40 Time: 4.62

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Floor

3.6

DS Projection

5.1

Consensus

38 other sites
7

Ceiling

7.1

Rest of
Season

6

Week 7 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
1.9 1.9 0.6 0.2 0 0 0 0 5.1
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
2 1.1 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 0 6

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Donald has posted no fewer than 8 sacks in any of his 7 pro seasons. That has included 11+ each of the past 4 years.

A dip from his 20.5 sacks in 2018 was predictable. But Donald also turned in career lows in solo tackles and tackles for loss last season. There's no indication that his play fell off, though. Donald's 105 total pressures last season were the 2nd most of his career, trailing only that monster 2018 season.

The Rams have a new DC this year in Raheem Morris, who ran last year's Falcons defense (at least until Dan Quinn's firing elevated Morris to HC). Before that, Morris spent just 2 other seasons as a DC: with the 2009-10 Buccaneers, where he also served as HC.

It's fair to wonder whether the Rams' defense will stumble vs. last year's results under new leadership. The departure of DL Michael Brockers could directly affect blocking attention paid to Donald.

But betting against Donald hasn't proved to be a good idea. So we'll trust that the Rams won't mess him up and that Donald will continue to get his.

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Rams DE Aaron Donald is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Browns with a back issue. He hurt it against the Saints last week but returned to that game. Donald then put in limited practices all week. Here's what HC Sean McVay said about his status Friday, though, according to Pro Football Talk: “He’s playing. It’s a ‘questionable’ because, really, we’re smart with him. He didn’t do some things, but unless something really unforeseen happens, this guy is going on Sunday night.” So keep Donald in your IDP lineups -- especially for a nice pass-rushing matchup.

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Rams DE Aaron Donald left Sunday's game against the Saints with a back injury. He is a questionable to return.

Update: Donald returned in the 2nd quarter.

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Rams DE Aaron Donald has finally gotten his new contract. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Donald's 6-year extension includes $135 million in total money and $87 million in guarantees. Donald spent training camp and the preseason holding out each of the past 2 summers. In 2017, he missed the regular-season opener but made the other 14 before a healthy scratch in Week 17. We'll see about his readiness this time around, with 9 days until the season begins.

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Pro Football Talk reports that Rams DE Aaron Donald has returned to the team and passed his physical. He will not play Sunday, according to Adam Schefter, but Donald should be ready for IDP lineups in Week 2

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The Rams have ruled DE Aaron Donald out for Week 1. It's no surprise, given that he has yet to report. But it officially pushes his holdout into the regular season. Missing Donald obviously hurts the Rams' D. But matching up with the Andrew Luck-less Colts keeps them a strong Week 1 fantasy option

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