Shaq Lawson
Shaq Lawson
25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Shaq Lawson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $10.28 million contract with the Bills in June of 2016. Bills declined $9.45 million team option for 2020 in May of 2019.
Tough decision for Buffalo
DEBuffalo Bills
January 9, 2020
Lawson will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
ANALYSIS
Lawson has never lived up to his first-round billing as the 19th overall pick in 2016, but he's also slowly gotten better each season as well. The defensive end just finished his fourth pro season, registering a career-high 6.5 sacks to go with 32 tackles, two passes defensed and a forced fumble. We imagine the Bills will invite him back on a cap-friendly salary, but you also never know what other team might bid up his untapped talent. Part of the Bills' strategy might depend on what they do with fellow defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy, the two guys Lawson rotated with all season. Both have one year left on their contracts, but they would also represent significant cap savings, should the team decide to drop one and make an offer to Lawson or some other free agent on the market.
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Measurables Review
How do Shaq Lawson's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
267 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.16 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Lawson started for the Bills defense in 10 of 11 games last year, sacking the quarterback four times, defending a couple passes, and forcing a fumble. His feet are sufficiently wet at this point. It's time to see what the former first-round draft pick can do in his third NFL campaign.
Now healthy, the 2016 first-rounder should enjoy the new 4-3 defense that he's far more familiar with compared to Rex Ryan's 3-4. Lawson will start at end across from Jerry Hughes and might not come off the field that much considering there's not much experience behind those two quality pass rushers. The Bills might have a nasty D-Line if everyone stays healthy this season, as Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams form a pretty lethal interior pair.
Buffalo's 2016 first-round selection, Lawson will be an immediate starter on the defensive front, if and when he's fully healthy. However, after pre-draft concerns, the Clemson product underwent shoulder surgery in May, and could begin his rookie season on the sidelines. The Bills are relying on a few of their draft picks, most notably Lawson, to re-energize a pass rush that fell on hard times in 2015.
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Will play Saturday
DEBuffalo Bills
January 4, 2020
Lawson (hamstring) is active for Saturday's playoff matchup against the Texans.
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Questionable for Saturday
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
January 2, 2020
Lawson (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Thursday and is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game in Houston.
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Limited practice Tuesday
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
December 31, 2019
According to coach Sean McDermott, Lawson (hamstring) will get "a little bit of work in" at Tuesday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't face Jets
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
December 27, 2019
Lawson (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's divisional contest against the Jets.
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No practice Thursday
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
December 26, 2019
Lawson is not participating in Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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