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Darius Leonard
IND

LB IND

#1 Linebacker

178 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 14
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 234
40 Time: 4.70

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Floor

6

DS Projection

7.5

Consensus

38 other sites
9

Ceiling

9

Rest of
Season

9.4

Week 7 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
4.7 3 0.1 0 0 0.7 0.1 0 7.5
Weekly Writeup
We learned last Sunday that Leonard is managing an ankle injury that he calls the "worst thing" he has dealt with in his playing career. That hasn't kept him out of fantasy's top 10 at the position, but it does appear to be limiting his upside.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
6 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.1 0 9.4

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Leonard has lost 5 total games to injuries over the past 2 years. And that's about all you can say against him.

Leonard dominated the rest of the position in fantasy points per game in each of his 1st 2 seasons. Last year found him falling all the way to 2nd. But if you remove the 1-point, Week 4 contest he left early, Leonard pops ahead of Devin White for a 3rd straiht season lead.

He has posted huge tackle numbers, racked up 5 sacks a year -- a terrific number for a non-edge LB -- and defensed 22 passes, with 7 INTs.

Leonard does everything. And the Colts confirmed their belief this summer by giving him the position's largest contract ever.

With less separation at the top of the D-line group than we saw in J.J. Watt's prime, Leonard deserves to be the 1st IDP off the board in most formats. Don't be afraid to be the drafter that gets the IDP run going.

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Despite only putting in a single, limited practice Friday (ankle, illness), Colts LB Darius Leonard carries no game status on the final injury report of the week. So he appears good for his usual workload Sunday against the Rams.

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Colts LB Darius Leonard has missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week. The Colts listed him with an ankle issue Wednesday. Thursday found him listed with the ankle and an illness. We'll see about Leonard's participation Friday. The ankle issue kept him out of Friday practice last week, but he then carried no injury designation into the game against the Seahawks and saw full playing time.

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The Colts have agreed to a 5-year extension with LB Darius Leonard, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The contract will be worth $99.25 million in total, with $52.5 million guaranteed. We didn't need affirmation that Leonard belongs atop the hill at LB, but it's good to know his situation won't be changing for a while.

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Colts GM Chris Ballard says LB Darius Leonard has had an ankle "procedure" in early June, according to Mike Chappell of FOX59. Ballard said the team will monitor him but that there's "no reason for concern," despite conceding that the LB will miss some early practices. Leonard missed 2 games last season, but a groin injury was the culprit. We'll keep an eye out for anything further on this situation. For now, though, we'll take Ballard at his word and not adjust our outlook for Leonard.

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Colts LB Darius Leonard left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Raiders with a back injury. We'll watch this week to see if it will cost him any further time.

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