Show Navigation
Show Menu

Shark Bites

Niners LB Kwon Alexander got kicked out in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after delivering a blow to the head of QB Jameis Winston, a former teammate. We'll see if the incident affects Alexander's availability for Week 2.

Recent Shark Bites

The Saints have released LB Kwon Alexander. It's not a surprising move. The veteran was set to make $13.2 million and $13.5 million in the final 2 years on his contract and suffered an Achilles' tendon tear in Week 16. We'll see whether he's ready to play for anyone in 2021.

ESPN's Mike Triplett reports that the Saints plan to release LB Kwon Alexander. The veteran was set to make $13.4 million in 2021 and tore his right Achilles' tendon in Week 16. So this move comes as no surprise. We'll see if he can make it back to the field in a significant role for any team in the coming season. Long-term, there's still time for the 26-year-old to round back into form. He remains stashable if your IDP dynasty league is deep enough. Alexander's release plus Trey Hendrickson's impending free agency should help New Orleans find snaps for Zack Baun in his 2nd season.

Saints LB Kwon Alexander tore the Achilles' tendon in his right leg in Friday's win over the Vikings. That obviously ends his season, and the late-December timing figures to threaten his start to 2021. The final 2 years remaining on his contract look expensive and cuttable. So we'll see what the offseason holds for this 26-year-old, whom the Saints acquired via trade in November. LB Alex Anzalone replaced Alexander against Minnesota and figures to return to the starting lineup the rest of the way.

The 49ers are trading LB Kwon Alexander to the Saints for LB Kiko Alonso and a conditional 5th-round pick, according to multiple reports. Alexander has missed the past 2 games with a high-ankle sprain but should be back soon. San Francisco HC Kyle Shanahan said originally that the team believed it to be a "minor" sprain. Alexander should join Demario Davis in playing full-time snaps, likely sapping playing time from LB Alex Anzalone. We'll keep an eye on Alexander to see when he'll officially jump into the lineup. A healthy Alexander enhances the upside of the New Orleans team defense. The Niners, meanwhile, can now keep LB Dre Greenlaw in his full-time role alongside Fred Warner. He has seen increased playing time with Alexander out.

Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said this week that LB Kwon Alexander suffered what the team believes to be a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. "They're not sure of the severity of it," he said. "It could be a minor one for whatever that means." Alexander didn't miss any of the game, but he did miss Wednesday's 1st practice of Week 6. We'd have to bet on him at least missing this Sunday night's game against the Rams, which should mean near-full playing time for LB Dre Greenlaw. We'll keep an eye on the situation this week.

Related Fantasy Football

Premium Content Premium ContentDFS Showdown Tips: Eagles-Cowboys

DFS Showdown Tips: Eagles-Cowboys

11 hours ago

Are we about to get a bunch of fantasy points ... or another Cowboys-Chargers style clunker?

Read More »
Premium Content Premium ContentWeek 4 IDP Free Agent Focus

Week 4 IDP Free Agent Focus

13 hours ago

Blake Martinez's season-ending injury creates opportunity for a teammate ... and your fantasy football team. That and 8 other waiver wire recommendations lie inside.

Read More »
Premium Content Premium ContentWeek 4 Free Agent Focus

Week 4 Free Agent Focus

21 hours ago

Injuries to Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook have opened up big opportunities on this week's waiver wire.

Read More »
Podcast: Week 3 FanDuel 9-25-21

Podcast: Week 3 FanDuel 9-25-21

3:25pm EDT 9/25/21

Lamar or not to Lamar? That is but the 1st question we're pondering to open this week's DFS slate for FanDuel.

Read More »
Podcast: Week 3 DraftKings 9-25-21

Podcast: Week 3 DraftKings 9-25-21

3:05pm EDT 9/25/21

How many Lions is too many Lions for a DFS lineup? We might just reach that answer ... but there's a lot more to discuss on the way ...

Read More »
Premium Content Premium ContentWeek 3 FanDuel Cash-Game Picks

Week 3 FanDuel Cash-Game Picks

8:20am EDT 9/25/21

The top plays at every position for your Week 3 FanDuel cash games.

Read More »
Premium Content Premium ContentWeek 3 FanDuel Tournament Picks

Week 3 FanDuel Tournament Picks

10:11pm EDT 9/24/21

Load up on guys from the Bucs-Rams game in FanDuel tournament lineups this week.

Read More »

Dominate your Fantasy League with

the Ultimate Tool Stack

In the heat of a draft, you want as much intel as possible. The key is integrating that into one simple, powerful tool.

Dominate your Fantasy League with

the Ultimate Tool Stack

In the heat of a draft, you want as much intel as possible. The key is integrating that into one simple, powerful tool.
3D Projections

3D Projections

3D Projections: True Dimension of Every Player’s Potential

Based on our award-winning projections, an axis of data points give insights far deeper than a ranking

View Our Accuracy Awards View Our Accuracy Awards »

Advice Draft Strategy

Advice That’s Actionable on Draft Day

Round-by-Round Draft Strategy Guides, Sleepers, Undervalued Players, Busts and Handcuffs

3D Projections

Draft War Room

Draft War Room: Intel Turned Into Killer Picks

Command your entire draft with a dynamic tool synced to your league. Updating and adapting in real time.

3D Projections

Keep Dominating Throughout The Season

Quickly find the free-agent gems, pull the trigger on the perfect trade & make the right start/sit decisions.

Keep Dominating
Draft Sharks

$6/month thereafter, billed semi-annually, one-click cancel anytime.

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play