Ronald Darby Injury Updates

Eagles CB Ronald Darby is active for tonight's game against the Cowboys, but it sounds like he's only an emergency option. Team insider Dave Spadaro says Darby "isn't expected to play much, if at all, unless there are injuries to CBs tonight," according to WIP's Joe Giglio. Expect Darby to find a larger role in Week 8.

Eagles CB Ronald Darby left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. HC Doug Pederson had no update on the situation Monday, according to Dave Spadaro of the team website. Darby looks like a poor bet to make it back for Thursday night's game against the Packers. That would seem to be good news for Green Bay WR Davante Adams, but Darby hasn't been very good so far this year: 15 catches for 211 yards and 2 TDs allowed on 22 targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

Eagles CB Ronald Darby is only expected to miss 4-6 weeks for the dislocated right ankle that knocked him out of Sunday's win over Washington. The injury looked nasty, but PhillyNews.com reports that the team's medical staff saw "only minor ligament damage" in his Monday MRI. We'll keep an eye on Darby's recovery for the sake of an intriguing Eagles team defense.

The Bills will play without CB Ronald Darby because of a hamstring injury, according to multiple reports. That obviously takes a potential starter out of IDP lineups, but it also weakens the Buffalo secondary against a loaded Arizona offense. That can only help the Cardinals' outside WRs in Week 3.

Bills LB Nigel Bradham will miss his 4th straight game this week because of an ankle injury. LB Manny Lawson has played full time the past 3 weeks in Bradham's absence but only produced 1 worthwhile fantasy line. Preston Brown's the tackle play for your IDP lineup. Buffalo also might miss CB Ronald Darby (groin). The rookie is questionable, but HC Rex Ryan "didn't sound very optimistic" about his chances after Darby put in a very limited practice Friday, according to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW-TV in Buffalo. We'll check Darby's status Sunday, but you should make alternate DB plans for your IDP lineup.

The Bills placed CB Leodis McKelvin on the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday. That means McKelvin will miss at least the 1st 6 games of the season. He had follow-up surgery in July on the ankle he originally fractured in November. We'll see how McKelvin's prospects look in October, but he's not worth a roster spot in your IDP league in the meantime. Rookie Ronald Darby is expected to start in McKelvin's absence and should get targeted a lot after a shaky preseason and playing across from CB Stephon Gilmore.

Bills CB Leodis McKelvin might miss Week 1 thanks to a setback this summer in his recovery from last season's broken ankle, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. McKelvin has spent training camp in a walking boot and getting around on a golf cart. "Well I know he’s going to be back at some point," HC Rex Ryan said Thursday. "I can’t tell you if he’s going to be back the first game or whenever, but it’s a significant injury." There's no reason to jump on McKelvin in your IDP league before he gets back onto the field -- unless you play in a particularly deep outfit where his play-making ability could make a difference. Second-round rookie Ronald Darby has been working in McKelvin's place with the starters and could be worth an IDP look -- across from Stephon Gilmore -- if he hangs on to that job.

 
 
 

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