Jason Pierre-Paul Injury Updates

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's game against Washington. He entered the day questionable with finger and back issues. Pierre-Paul played through the finger injury last week, so the back problem seems like the bigger question mark. That injury adds risk, so weigh JPP against your other IDP options.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, listed with finger and back injuries. He played through the finger issue in Week 16 but missed practice all this week while dealing with the back problem. We'll update his status Sunday morning.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice Wednesday with knee and shoulder injuries. According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, HC Ben McAdoo said the shoulder issue arose over the past 2 days and that they must see how JPP responds to treatment before knowing his status for Week 5. The knee didn't show up on the injury report for any previous weeks but seems like the lesser issue here. We'll keep an eye out for updates. The Giants' defense has already seen DE Olivier Vernon leave 2 straight games with an ankle injury that kept him out of Wednesday's workout.

ESPN reports that the Giants will use their franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul. It's not a surprising move given JPP's continued studly performance before injury ended his 2016 prematurely. Durability has long been his primary issue, but Pierre-Paul returned to dominance last season even with his fireworks-altered hand. He also just turned 28 in January. JPP has reportedly said he won't play on a 1-year deal. The tag gives the 2 sides until July 15 to reach a longer-term agreement. Barring a summer holdout, you should expect Pierre-Paul to rank among our top 5 IDP linemen come preseason

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul visited sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Pierre-Paul reportedly spoke optimistically after Sunday's game about the groin injury that ended his day early, so he might just be seeking confirmation that the issue is OK to play through. We'll certainly be watching for updates. Losing JPP for any more time would deal a big blow to IDP lineups and the Giants' team D.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul left Sunday's game at Pittsburgh early with a groin injury. We'll see about his status this week. Kerry Wynn would likely see the biggest playing-time boost if JPP sits.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice Wednesday with a groin injury. There's no indication yet how serious the issue might be, so we'll keep an eye on his participation throughout the week.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Saints. The injury obviously adds risk, but JPP will be worth playing as you normally would in most IDP formats. There's significant upside in a pass-heavy New Orleans offense.

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.

The Giants on Saturday activated DE Jason Pierre-Paul and expect him to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. We'll see just how big a role he starts out with and how much the altered hand bothers him. To make room on the roster, the Giants placed MLB Jon Beason on IR with an ankle injury. That marks his 2nd straight season finished on IR and the 3rd time in the past 4 years that he has played 5 games or fewer. Jasper Brinkley and Uani' Unga figure to each spend time in the middle the rest of the way.

ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Saturday that some in the Giants organization don't believe DE Jason Pierre-Paul be able to play at all in 2015 because of the extent of the injuries to his right hand. Pro Football Talk reported Sunday morning, however, that JPP believes he'll be able to return in 5-6 weeks. Even that doesn't seem too optimistic a timetable for injuries from a July 4 incident. At this point, we're not rostering Pierre-Paul in anything but dynasty and the deepest of IDP leagues. His absence means opportunity for players such as Damontre Moore, Kerry Wynn, rookie Owa Odighizuwa and even DT/DE Cullen Jenkins.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Giants are worried that DE Jason Pierre-Paul might miss the opener against Dallas because of the hand injuries suffered in a fireworks accident over the weekend. In a separate report, a team source reportedly told the New York Daily News that there's now "no chance" JPP gets a long-term deal with the Giants this offseason. We'll see where this saga goes next, but we're certainly moving Pierre-Paul down the 2015 IDP rankings a bit.

ESPN.com reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul needed hospital treatment for hand injuries suffered in a fireworks accident over the weekend. According to the report: "Pierre-Paul has severe burns on his palm and tips of three fingers, and one finger is being tested for nerve damage. He didn't lose any fingers, and doctors believe there will be no permanent damage or disfigurement of his hands." The injuries may not impact his career, but the incident surely won't sit well with a head coach who gets mad at players for not getting healthy quickly enough, fumbling and not arriving at team meetings early. JPP's apparent decision to handle fireworks seems particularly stupid when you factor in that he's not currently under contract. The Giants, of course, franchised him this offseason, but Pierre-Paul has avoided signing the tender so far while seeking a long-term deal. We'll see where things go from here and whether his hands are ready for the start of training camp.

The Giants have ruled out DE Jason Pierre-Paul once again because of his shoulder injury.  This will be his 3rd straight game off.  JPP has fought off the notion of "shutting it down for the season" because he doesn't want to let his teammates down.  But it's pretty clear that he's basically done for the year.  ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that doctors have suggested he shut it down.  A healthy JPP can turn right back into a big IDP factor in 2014.  We'll keep an eye on his progress through the offseason.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul said Wednesday that he doesn't plan to shut it down for the season to rest his injured shoulder, according to The Star-Ledger.  JPP said he thinks such a move would be "selfish" when his team "needs" him.  Pierre-Paul also conceded, however, that he doesn't know yet if his ailing shoulder will allow him to play at San Diego on Sunday.  He missed last Sunday night's trip to Washington because of the injury.  You should plan on using other DL options for your fantasy football lineup in your IDP league.  We're not expecting much production from JPP the rest of this year even if he does return to the starting lineup.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 13.  The injury has limited his performance at times for a while, so this actually helps IDP owners who might otherwise have to guess whether to play him.  DE Mathias Kiwanuka should see more playing time but doesn't make for a strong fantasy play against LT Trent Williams.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul played just 30 of the team's 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, limited by the shoulder injury he suffered against Oakland.  "No doubt, it's been a factor," HC Tom Coughlin said Monday, per ESPN.com.  Coughlin also indicated that JPP will continue to play through it, though his snap count and effectiveness will likely depend on week-to-week pain management.  That'll make Pierre-Paul a risky IDP option the rest of the way.  We recommend treating him as a matchup play only.  And the next 4 weeks don't present terrific individual matchups.  JPP will always carry upside when active, but don't hesitate to drop -- or bench -- him for a safer option right now.
2:06pm EST 11/17/13
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's clash with the Packers.  He'll play through a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice for most of the week.  That adds some risk to JPP, but he's worth the risk unless you have other strong DL options.  Green Bay allowed 5 sacks to the Bears 2 weeks ago and have allowed 4 opponents to tally 3+.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul returned to practice Friday but remained limited by the shoulder injury he suffered against Oakland.  The team has deemed him questionable for Sunday's matchup with Green Bay.  HC Tom Coughlin would only tell reporters "we'll see" on Friday.  If JPP's active, he's worth a shot in Packers QB Scott Tolzien's 2nd pro start.  But he'll carry risk.

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