Darius Leonard

#53 LB / Indianapolis Colts / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 26 College: South Carolina State Bye 14

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  • Leonard (ankle/back) is expected to undergo back surgery and miss a portion of next month's training camp, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. Leonard has been rehabbing his ankle after undergoing surgery in the offseason, missing OTAs and the Colts' mandatory minicamp. Head coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that he won't need a second ankle operation, but he will unfortunately have to have a procedure on his back. The surgery will cause him to be out for the foreseeable future and he'll likely miss a chunk of training camp.

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  • Leonard (ankle) is not present for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. Leonard remains out as he is resting his ankle for precautionary reasons as the team is protecting its star linebacker. There is no concern on his availability for the 2022 season and he may have his eyes set on a return for next month's training camp.

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  • Colts head coach Frank Reich said Leonard (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday for precautionary reasons, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. While Reich said Leonard's absence was precautionary, the coach implied that the Colts initially didn't plan on the linebacker being withheld from the workout. Leonard had ankle surgery ahead of the 2021 campaign, but his ankle continued to bother him for the majority of the season. However, it wasn't apparent that Leonard was playing hurt based on his production, as he notched 122 tackles, eight pass deflections, four interceptions, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. Leonard said earlier this month that he's still rehabbing the ankle, but he doesn't anticipate needing an additional surgery.

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  • Leonard said Wednesday that he's still rehabbing his injured ankle, but he doesn't anticipate needing additional surgery, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. Leonard had ankle surgery ahead of the 2021 campaign, but the ankle still bothered him for the majority of the season. It wasn't apparent that Leonard was playing hurt based on his production, however, as the linebacker finished with 122 tackles, eight pass deflections, four interceptions, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. The 2018 second-round pick signed a five-year extension with the Colts in August, so the lingering ankle issues could still be a bit of a concern for the team over the long term. Regardless, Leonard proved last year that he can still be productive even when he's limited.

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  • Leonard totaled 122 tackles (75 solo), eight pass deflections, four interceptions, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries across 16 appearances during the 2021 campaign. Leonard missed one game while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he was an absolute stud for the other 16 games. His consistent tackling numbers give him a high floor, but the rate at which he's able to create turnovers transforms him into one of the best options in IDP formats. He signed a five-year extension with the Colts in August 2021, so the 2018 second-round pick is expected to be a dominant force for Indianapolis' defense -- and fantasy managers -- for years to come.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 SEA 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 LAR 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 @TEN 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
4 @MIA 5.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
5 @BAL 6.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
6 HOU 6.0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
7 @SF 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 TEN 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 NYJ 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
10 JAC 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @BUF 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 TB 12.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
13 @HOU 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 BYE - - - - - - - -
15 NE 8.0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
*16 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 LV 6.0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
18 @JAC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
1 09/11 @Houston Texans 27
2 09/18 @Jacksonville Jaguars 28
3 09/25 Kansas City Chiefs 26
4 10/02 Tennessee Titans 20
5 10/06 @Denver Broncos 5
6 10/16 Jacksonville Jaguars 28
7 10/23 @Tennessee Titans 20
8 10/30 Washington Commanders 31
9 11/06 @New England Patriots 32
10 11/13 @Las Vegas Raiders 13
11 11/20 Philadelphia Eagles 16
12 11/28 Pittsburgh Steelers 3
13 12/04 @Dallas Cowboys 21
14 BYE - -
15 12/18 @Minnesota Vikings 10
16 12/26 Los Angeles Chargers 9
17 01/01 @New York Giants 1
18 01/08 Houston Texans 27

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