LB - DET
Week 8 Outlook
Reggie Ragland had a day to remember, as he scooped up a Joe Flacco fumble and returned it five yards to score his first-ever TD. He also had two solo tackles, a QB hit, a TFL, and a sack.
Ragland recorded season-bests in multiple categories versus the Broncos, which is indicative of the minimal impact he has had for this defense. Before this game, he hadn't recorded more than two tackles, a sack, or QB hit in any game. Nonetheless, it was a great sign to see Ragland and the Chief's D step up with Patrick Mahomes knocked out of the game.
Reggie Ragland is trying working his way up the depth chart during camp. He is currently behind Preston Brown and Gerald Hodges.
Ragland did have a good game on Thursday in the pre-season opener, tallying six tackles. He faces an uphill battle, but if he wins the starting job, he should be a viable LB in IDP leagues.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Buffalo Bills LB Reggie Ragland is "expected" to miss the entire 2016 regular season due to a torn ACL.
The Bills suffered a tremendous blow to their defense as Ragland could now miss the entire 2016 regular season. The rookie linebacker's initial diagnosis had a brighter outcome, but the worst possible scenario appears to be rearing its ugly head. Ragland is expected to be placed on IR and undergo surgery to repair the knee in the coming days. Buffalo's D/ST is shaping up to be a risky fantasy option in 2016.
ESPN's Joe Buscaglia is reporting that Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan "backed off of his initial claim" that Reggie Ragland (knee) did not suffer ligament damage to his knee.
It appears that Ragland's knee is worse off than what was originally thought as the latest reports suggest that he had, in fact, suffered ligament damage. If Ragland is sidelined for an extended period of time, it will be a tremendous loss for Buffalo's defense especially in the wake of Shaq Lawson's uncertain status for the regular season.
Buffalo Bills LB Reggie Ragland (knee) suffered a non-contact knee injury during Friday's practice. Head coach Rex Ryan told beat writer Joe Buscaglia that he is "very concerned" about the rookie's ailment despite being unsure of the severity of it and that he doesn't believe that there was ligament damage sustained to the knee.
The Buffalo Bills are already without first-round pick Shaq Lawson, who will be sidelined for an extended period of time due to offseason shoulder surgery. Presently, their second-round selection, Reggie Ragland, could miss time due to a knee injury that occurred during Friday's practice. Buffalo's defense was heavily counting on Ragland and Lawson in 2016 and their absence could dramatically curb their fantasy outlook. Buffalo's D/ST should be avoided in the fantasy draft and should remain on the waiver wire to start the season.