Lee finished the 2017 season with 94 tackles and three sacks. Lee's playing time greatly increased from his rookie season, and he paid it off by racking up 21 more tackles and two more sacks. He was consistent for the Jets throughout the season and even reached double-digit tackles twice. Davis is signed through the 2019 season, and there's every reason to believe he'll be back in the middle of the Jets' defense next season.
Lee did not play in Week 13's game against the Chiefs due to a violation of team rules, Andy Vasquez of New Jersey's The Record reports. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Lee was late for practice, resulting in his inactivity. The punishment for the violation should not carry into Week 14, but check up on Lee's status in the coming days to confirm his clearance.
Lee has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a coach's decision, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Lee's inactive designation comes as a surprise this week, and Jets coach Todd Bowles is expected to address the decision following the conclusion of the game. In the meantime, Julian Stanford and Bruce Carter figure to see additional reps at inside linebacker next to usual starter Demario Davis.
Lee had six tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Panthers. Lee has been a fairly consistent IDP option this season and played every defensive snap Sunday. The sack was the third of the season for the 23-year-old, who'll look to add to the total against the Chiefs in Week 13.
Lee had 10 tackles, including one sack, during Sunday's loss to the Bills. The Jets struggled stopping the Bills' rushing attack at the goal line, which opened up plenty of tackle opportunities for Lee and Demario Davis, who finished with 14 tackles of his own. With the situation likely to repeat itself often this season, Lee could be a solid source of tackles in IDP leagues.