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Washington grabbed Ohio State DE Chase Young with the 2nd pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Young was near-unanimously considered the top defensive player in this draft and the top available talent overall by many evaluators. He led the class with 1.38 sacks and 1.75 tackles for loss per game in 2019. His 16.5-sack 2019 followed a 10.5-sack 2018 for the Buckeyes. New Washington DC Jack Del Rio has said the team will play a 4-3 base, which will make Young a DE and help his fantasy value. Expect Young to sit atop our rookie rankings for dynasty leagues and within draft range when our 2020 projections come out.

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Washington HC Ron Rivera confirmed to reporters Monday that DE Chase Young tore his right ACL in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. That will end Young's season. We'll see how it affects his prep for the 2022 season. With DE Montez Sweat also out for at least another 2 games with his broken jaw, James Smith-Williams and Casey Toohill look like the top 2 DEs for Washington.

Washington DE Chase Young left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a knee injury and was quickly ruled out. He left the field on a cart, so it doesn't look good for him beyond this week. We'll watch or an official diagnosis.

Update: Multiple reports say Washington fears a torn right ACL.

Washington DE Chase Young (groin) is active for today's game against the Rams. It's tough to know just how close he is to full health, but Young carries plenty of upside to make him an IDP option whenever healthy.

Washington expects DE Chase Young to play today against the Rams, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Young missed Week 4 with a groin injury and enters today questionable. He got in a full Friday practice, though, and should be available for IDP lineups. We'll confirm his status when inactives are released.

Washington DE Chase Young (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. Young managed a full practice Friday for the 1st time since suffering the injury. That followed a limited Thursday workout after he sat out Wednesday. Young seems to be trending toward playing Sunday, but we'll check his status Sunday morning. He'd obviously carry risk even if active but would also present fantasy upside. Young's return would also help the upside of the Washington defense as a cheap DFS option.

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