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Leighton Vander Esch

Leighton Vander Esch


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

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #107
Best / Worst #22 / #567

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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 - 7 weeks ago
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DraftLB #48LB #16LB #1797
Dynasty LB #21LB #17LB #455
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Projections (2021)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Def SackDef IntFumrDef TdPoints
Last Week000--
Last 3 Weeks00000
Season to Date0.10000
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Game Log
OPPDef SackDef IntFumrDef TdPoints
Week 15vs. SF000--
Week 14@ CIN000--
Week 13@ BAL000--
Week 12vs. WAS000--
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Game@ TB1st easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, PHI, CAR8th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)WAS, NYG, WAS28th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--17th easiest remaining opponents
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