Fantasy Football News 2019

Raiders LBs Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and Perry Riley (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Broncos. Both entered the day questionable but are fine to use if you planned to do so.

Washington S Dashon Goldson (shoulder, rib) is active for today's game against the Packers, despite entering the weekend questionable. ILB Perry Riley (foot) is inactive, however, leaving more snaps for LBs Will Compton and Mason Foster, with Keenan Robinson rotating in.

Washington ILB Perry Riley suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in Thursday's practice. He had surgery Friday and is expected to miss 3 to 6 weeks, according to the Washington Post. With 5 games left, that might cost Riley the rest of the season. He's certainly not worth clinging to in IDP leagues either way. Mason Foster -- who signed with the team in October -- will fill in. The other ILB starter, Keenan Robinson, remains a question mark after missing the past 3 games with a shoulder injury. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday but reportedly has yet to regain full range of motion. Will Compton has been starting in his place.

Washington ILB Perry Riley (lower leg) is probable for Sunday's game at New England after putting in full practices all week. He has had a recurrent calf issue and not much production, though, so Riley doesn't make for a strong IDP candidate. Fellow ILB Keenan Robinson is questionable with a rib injury. He curiously missed Thursday's practice and put in only a limited Friday workout after practicing in full Wednesday. Don't bother with Robinson in your IDP lineup if you can help it. OLB Ryan Kerrigan is questionable with his repaired hand fracture after putting in limited practices all week. DC Joe Barry indicated via the team website that he believes Kerrigan will play. The team also lists CBs Bashaud Breeland (hamstring), Chris Culliver (knee) and DeAngelo Hall (toe) as questionable. Breeland put in limited practices the past 2 days after missing Wednesday. Culliver sat out Friday after practicing the previous 2 days on a limited basis coming out of the bye. Hall put in limited practices each day but hasn't played since suffering his toe injury back in Week 3 against the Giants. We'll check on all 3 corners Sunday morning.

10:46pm EDT 10/25/15

Washington ILB Perry Riley left Sunday's win over the Buccaneers with a strained lower-leg muscle. That's bad news for a guy who has already missed time with a calf injury. Fortunately, Washington gets a Week 8 bye. We'll check on Riley's status on the other side (unless there's an update in the meantime).

10:44am EDT 10/11/15

Washington LB Perry Riley is active for today's game against the Falcons. He missed the past 2 games with a calf injury. We'd still be wary of using Riley -- a volatile option when fully healthy -- in his 1st game back. Keenan Robinson makes for a much safer IDP play among Washington LBs.

Washington LB Perry Riley is questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta with the calf injury that cost him the past 2 games. We'll update his status Sunday morning. The situation will make him risky even if he plays, though. You're best off going another direction for your IDP lineup.

5:57pm EDT 9/24/15

Washington LB Perry Riley is inactive for tonight's game against the Giants because of a calf injury. His absence should only help fellow ILB Keenan Robinson find tackle chances and put up solid fantasy numbers.

Washington LB Perry Riley is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Giants with a calf injury that has kept him out of practice this week. You should probably go in a different direction with your IDP lineup, even if Riley's active.

Washington ILB Perry Riley left Sunday's win over the Rams early with a calf injury and did not return. We'll keep an eye on his status this week, but a Thursday night meeting with the Giants doesn't bode well for him bouncing back. The team did, at least, deem him "doubtful" to return Sunday as opposed to "out."

11:24am EDT 10/19/14

Washington LB Perry Riley will miss his 2nd straight game with a knee injury today against the Titans. He put in limited practices all week but will instead watch Will Compton start in his place again.

Washington LB Perry Riley sprained his left MCL in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks.  He'll have an MRI Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury, which reportedly has HC Jay Gruden worried.  Will Compton replaced Riley on Monday night.  His continued absence should add a little tackle upside to the other ILB starter, Keenan Robinson.

Washington re-signed LB Perry Riley for 3 years at $13 million, according to NBC News 4 in D.C.  Riley would have hit unrestricted free agency Tuesday afternoon but will instead spend a 3rd straight year starting in Washington.  Veteran LB London Fletcher's likely retirement could leave more tackles on the field for Riley, who has performed like a LB3 the past 2 seasons.  Look for him to get at least a slight bump in our 2014 IDP rankings.

London Fletcher knows a thing or 2 about playing LB in the NFL. Let's let him tell it: “Just formation recognition, being able to react quicker as far as knowing, ‘Okay, [this is] what my responsibility is,’ and so when something happens being able to react just half a step faster because he’s more comfortable in what his responsibility is. He’s light years ahead of where he was just because of that.” That's what Fletcher told the Washington Post about Perry Riley. The 3rd-year LB entered the lineup midway through last season and was a top-20 fantasy LB over the 2nd half. He enters this season with plenty of upside -- a guy you can draft as an LB4 or even LB5 with the potential to deliver consistent LB2 numbers.

Mike Jones of The Washington Post lists ILB Perry Riley among 6 Washington players who could "break out" in 2011. Riley found his way into just 8 games as a rookie last season, but Jones points out that he showed playmaking flashes late in the year. In 2009, Riley tallied 97 tackles as a senior on a loaded LSU defense. That ranked him 2nd on the team behind Kelvin Sheppard and 10th in the SEC. (Sheppard was drafted 68th overall -- Round 3 -- by the Bills in April.) Riley isn't draft-worthy in most IDP leagues. He could replace Rocky McIntosh at ILB, though. That would make him interesting to watch next to the aging London Fletcher on a D that figures to see a lot of the field.

 
 
 

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