Giants HC Tom Coughlin told the New York Post that DE Jason Pierre-Paul hit training camp overweight in 2012. Coughlin said that the team got into the 2nd half of the schedule before JPP had returned to his ideal 275 pounds. It's tough to say just how much that impacted the player's performance, but Pierre-Paul fell way off his 2011 pass-rush production. His sacks dropped from 16.5 to 6.5, and Pro Football Focus counted 55 total QB disruptions. That's not a terrible number, but it's not nearly as good as the 72 JPP generated in 2011. He also dealt with back trouble in 2012. You should expect Pierre-Paul to get into better shape from the start this time around, especially now that his coach has publicly called him out. Unless he comes down with chronic offseason laziness, JPP should remain an annual top IDP option in fantasy football drafts.
The Ravens have signed EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul to a 1-year deal worth up to $5 million, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Baltimore has just 7 sacks through 3 games, despite facing a league-high 141 pass attempts. The only Raven with 2+ sacks so far is EDGE Justin Houston, who left Sunday's win over the Patriots with a groin injury. We'd bet on JPP quickly working into the rotation, though we'll need to see his playing time before considering him for IDP lineups.
Buccaneers EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers with a shoulder injury.
Buccaneers EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, hand) is active for today's game against Washington. He has been playing through questionable tags since returning from his shoulder injury. JPP saw his normal playing time last week and should be fine for IDP use -- especially in a high-upside matchup.
Buccaneers EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. He sat out practice all week with shoulder and hand injuries, despite coming off the bye. But JPP did the same thing for Week 8 and played through a questionable tag for his highest snap share since Week 1. We'll confirm Pierre-Paul's status Sunday, but expect him to play.
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