This article is part of our IDP Analysis series.
With the biggest draft weekend of the season nearly upon us, we want to make sure that everyone's aware of players who are either in danger of missing or will miss time during the regular season. Many IDP leagues have shallow benches, so drafting a player who will miss time early in the season may not make sense, and it definitely won't work in leagues in which streaming is the norm. In any case, these are the players with playing-time issues to consider.
Jarran Reed — Six games
David Onyemata — One game
Ra'Shede Hageman — Two games
Sheldon Rankins : After tearing his Achilles on January 13, he's spent August on the preseason PUP list and he could miss regular season games. That said, there's no timetable for his return.
Tyrone Crawford : He's been on the preseason PUP list with an undisclosed injury and he's yet to be given a timetable for return to action.
Michael Bennett : Make sure you're not confusing Bennett with the player who has the same name on the Patriots. That said, the Bennett in Atlanta landed on injured reserve with a broken ankle.
Randy Gregory : Don't expect him back any time soon, as he's serving an indefinite suspension, though he's expected to apply for reinstatement.
DeMarcus Lawrence : Offseason shoulder surgery landed Lawrence on the preseason PUP list, but the Cowboys are optimistic he'll be ready for Week 1.
Robert Nkemdiche : After