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Leighton Vander Esch

Leighton Vander Esch

LB - DAL

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

Week 13 Outlook

DAL @ NO
Thu 8:20pm ET
63°
Week Rank (ECR) LB #72
Projection 8.1 pts

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Leighton Vander Esch: Cowboys will not pick up fifth-year option

Dallas Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch will not have his fifth-year option picked up but the team is reportedly hoping for a contract extension prior to its expiration in 2022, per Todd Archer.

Fantasy Impact

The Cowboys drafted Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons with their first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, indicating they would like to upgrade the position alongside Pro-Bowl linebacker Jaylon Smith. Vander Esch finished the 2020 season with 60 tackles but failed to provide elite coverage in passing scenarios, allowing an 86 CMP% and missing 16.7% of attempted tackles in 10 games. His injury history is definitely a factor in the Cowboys' decision but he will return to Dallas for his fourth year in 2021 and remains a hopeful candidate to receive a future contract extension. With the added pressure, it will be interesting to see how Vander Esch performs on a completely revamped Dallas defense.

Matthew MacKay - 31 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13LB #72LB #59LB #746
Rest of Season LB #56LB #51LB #703
Dynasty LB #18LB #13LB #459
Projections
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Projections (Week 13)
Def TackleDef SackDef IntFumrDef TdDef SafetyDef PdPoints
3.90.100000.18.1
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Def SackDef IntFumrDef TdPoints
Last Week000-0.8
Last 3 Weeks00002.3
Season to Date0.10006.4
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPDef SackDef IntFumrDef TdPoints
Week 13@ NO000-0.8
Week 12vs. LV000-3.8
Week 11@ KC000-2.3
Week 10vs. ATL000-3.8
Strength of Schedule
(2021)
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
OppSummary
Next Game@ NO18th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesWAS, NYG, WAS1st easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)NYG, WAS, ARI8th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--3rd easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
A.J. Klein LB-BUF
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recommended by 60% of experts
recommended by 60% of experts
recommended by 60% of experts
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