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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The Buccaneers on Thursday traded a 3rd-round pick -- plus a swap of late-rounders -- to the Giants for DE Jason Pierre-Paul. The 29-year-old carries a large contract and didn't fit as well in the Giants' new 3-4 base defense. JPP remained a productive pass-rusher last year, though Pro Football Focus graded him lower than former Bucs DE Robert Ayers both overall and in the pass rush. Tampa, of course, recently released Ayers. Pierre-Paul will likely start opposite Vinny Curry, with DE William Gholston still in the mix. The Bucs defense certainly looks more intriguing now, while JPP remains a top-12 D-lineman for IDP drafting.

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.

As expected, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is active for today's game against the Cowboys after turning up questionable with a finger issue. Play him as you normally would in IDP lineups.

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.

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