London Fletcher knows a thing or 2 about playing LB in the NFL. Let's let him tell it: “Just formation recognition, being able to react quicker as far as knowing, ‘Okay, [this is] what my responsibility is,’ and so when something happens being able to react just half a step faster because he’s more comfortable in what his responsibility is. He’s light years ahead of where he was just because of that.” That's what Fletcher told the Washington Post about Perry Riley. The 3rd-year LB entered the lineup midway through last season and was a top-20 fantasy LB over the 2nd half. He enters this season with plenty of upside -- a guy you can draft as an LB4 or even LB5 with the potential to deliver consistent LB2 numbers.
Washington ILB Perry Riley suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in Thursday's practice. He had surgery Friday and is expected to miss 3 to 6 weeks, according to the Washington Post. With 5 games left, that might cost Riley the rest of the season. He's certainly not worth clinging to in IDP leagues either way. Mason Foster -- who signed with the team in October -- will fill in. The other ILB starter, Keenan Robinson, remains a question mark after missing the past 3 games with a shoulder injury. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday but reportedly has yet to regain full range of motion. Will Compton has been starting in his place.
Washington ILB Perry Riley left Sunday's win over the Buccaneers with a strained lower-leg muscle. That's bad news for a guy who has already missed time with a calf injury. Fortunately, Washington gets a Week 8 bye. We'll check on Riley's status on the other side (unless there's an update in the meantime).
Washington LB Perry Riley is active for today's game against the Falcons. He missed the past 2 games with a calf injury. We'd still be wary of using Riley -- a volatile option when fully healthy -- in his 1st game back. Keenan Robinson makes for a much safer IDP play among Washington LBs.
Washington LB Perry Riley is questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta with the calf injury that cost him the past 2 games. We'll update his status Sunday morning. The situation will make him risky even if he plays, though. You're best off going another direction for your IDP lineup.
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