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Leighton Vander Esch

Leighton Vander Esch

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 256 lbsAge: 24College: Boise State

Week 8 Outlook

Sun 8:20pm ET
Week Rank (ECR) LB #13
Projection 9.1 pts


Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) active vs. Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys star linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is active for Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact

An LB1 when healthy, LVE may see his snaps limited in his first game back from a broken collarbone. One of the defensive leaders, he is badly needed for a defense that has been horrible this season.

Raju Byfield1 week ago
Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) activated off IR

The Cowboys activated LB Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) from injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact

"LVE" injured his collarbone during the team's regular season opener. Monday's Week 6 matchup with the Cardinals will be his first game action since. It's a big upgrade to a Dallas defense that has been getting carved up on a regular basis this season.

Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) has a chance to play in Week 6

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said that he’s “definitely encouraged” by Vander Esch’s chances of playing for the first time since Week 1.

Fantasy Impact

This is seemingly welcomed news for Cowboys fans and the Dallas D/ST as the Cowboys have been one of the worst defenses this season. Vander Esch practiced all week is trending up for Monday night's matchup against the Cardinals.

Dan Titus2 weeks ago
Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) will fully practice Thursday

LB Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) is expected to be a full participant in practice Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Vander Esch hasn't not played since Week 1 due to a broken collarbone. He is targeting a Week 6 return. The 24-year-old would give the Cowboys woeful defense a significant boost. LVE will most likely be listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 6 contest against the Cardinals.

Brad Camara2 weeks ago
Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) cleared to practice

Dallas Cowboys star linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will be eased back into practice. He has not yet been cleared for contact.

Fantasy Impact

LVE is reportedly healed from surgery but has not yet been cleared for contact. The Cowboys defense desperately needs his presence in the middle of the field, so expect LVE to be aggressive in vocalizing his desire to hit the field. In the end, the decision will be left up to the team doctors, but his return to the field is definitely good news for a team expected to sneak into the playoffs by virtue of playing in the NFC (L)East.

Raju Byfield3 weeks ago
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