IDP Analysis: Players Who Will or May Miss Time
IDP Analysis: Players Who Will or May Miss Time

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.

Defensive Tackles

Suspensions:

Jarran Reed — Six games

David Onyemata — One game

Ra'Shede Hageman — Two games

Injuries:

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.

Defensive Ends

Suspension:

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.

Injuries:

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

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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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