IDP Analysis: Last-Minute Injury News and Updates

IDP Analysis: Last-Minute Injury News and Updates

This article is part of our IDP Analysis series.

We've covered most of our draft strategy over the past month, and with all of the meaningful preseason action in the books, we'll take a look at the injury and playing-time news from this week. This could be quite useful for later drafters or even those looking ahead to setting Week 1 lineups.

Defensive Line

Although DeMarcus Lawrence has yet to regain full strength in his surgically repaired shoulder, he's optimistic that he'll be on the field for Week 1. If he's on the field, he'll be a must-start in IDP leagues.

Josh Allen finally played with the Jaguars' first-team defense in the third preseason game and he had a pair of tackles for loss along with two hits on the QB. Look for the rookie playmaker to have an immediate IDP impact.

Linval Joseph (upper body) was cleared for team drills on August 20, and if he can avoid any setbacks, he'll be good to go for Week 1.

Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) could resume practicing as soon as August 26, and should he return during the week, he'd be in good shape to appear in the season opener.

As expected, first-round draft choice Ed Oliver has moved past Jordan Phillips at defensive tackle on the Bills' depth chart, and Oliver will now have significant IDP value right away.

Tyrone Crawford (hip) was activated from the PUP list on August 20 and is expected to be ready for the regular season.

Linebacker

Jarrad Davis suffered a high-ankle sprain, and although

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Jim Coventry
Coventry covers football for RotoWire. He started playing fantasy football in 1994 and won a national contest in 1996. He also nabbed five top-50 finishes in national contests from 2008 to 2012 before turning his attention to DFS. A published author, Coventry wrote a book about relationships, "The Secret of Life", in 2013.
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