ESPN's Jordan Ranaan reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is having surgery for a sports hernia and will miss the rest of the season. There's a chance he could return during the playoffs if the Giants make the postseason, but IDP owners lose a top-shelf lineman at fantasy football playoff time. Rookie Romeo Okwara has been operating as the 3rd DE in recent weeks, while Kerry Wynn saw his playing time jump after Pierre-Paul left Sunday's game at Pittsburgh early. The Giants will likely need to piece together a solution here, though, rather than relying on 1 particular player. Don't bother with any of the replacement DEs on your IDP roster, and don't plan to use the Giants D against Dallas -- already a bad matchup -- this weekend. A visit by a solid Lions offense in Week 15 makes it easier to drop the Giants D for a replacement, though the group could still be in the fantasy-starting mix for Week 16 at Philly.

Update: ESPN reports that the Giants have confirmed Kerry Wynn will start in JPP's place.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a neck fracture in last week's single-car accident that might cost him the 2019 season. Pierre-Paul will reportedly get further opinions this week, but he's expected to need surgery. The hope is that "a portion of this season can be saved." With JPP out, Tampa Bay would enter the year thin at DE. The Bucs might have suddenly turned into the top suitor for free-agent DE Ezekiel Ansah.

Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for today's game against the Saints. He put in just a limited practice Friday and carries some extra risk into an already low-floor matchup. Consider other options for your IDP lineup today.

Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for today's game against the Eagles. He began the practice week sidelined but returned to practice Thursday and Friday. He appears fine for normal IDP use.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Buccaneers consider DE Jason Pierre-Paul's knee injury to be minor. That suggests JPP should be able to play through his "questionable" tag against the Eagles today. We'll confirm his status when early-game inactives come out, but plan to use Pierre-Paul as you normally would in IDP leagues.

Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles with a knee injury. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. We'll see about JPP's status Sunday morning.

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