Holcomb posted six tackles (four solo) in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants. Holcomb has played every defensive snap through two weeks and leads the Football Team with 17 tackles. The third-year linebacker has job security, and he'll be a dependable fantasy contributor as long as he stays healthy. In 2020, Holcomb generated 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pick-six through 11 contests.
Holcomb posted 11 tackles (eight solo) and a quarterback hit during Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Chargers. Holcomb moved into a starting role last season due to injuries, and he has retained that gig to start the 2021 campaign. The 25-year-old led Washington in stops Week 1. He has IDP upside as a tackling machine.
Holcomb played 11 regular-season games in 2020, recording 72 tackles (45 solo), 2.5 sacks and one interception. The second-year pro entered Week 1 as a backup and missed weeks two through five with a knee injury, but he ended up starting 11 of Washington's past 12 games, including the playoff loss to Tampa Bay. Holcomb often worked in a three-down role, closing out the year with at least seven tackles and a 73 percent snap share in six consecutive games. His rate of one tackle for every 7.7 snaps hints at considerable IDP value if his role from November-January carries over to his third pro season in 2021. PFF graded Holcomb at No. 24 out of 88 qualified linebackers, seven spots behind teammate Kevin Pierre-Louis and 26 spots ahead of Jon Bostic. Pierre-Louis is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, while Bostic has one year remaining on his contract, and Holcomb has two years left.
Holcomb recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and a sack across 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Holcomb cleared concussion protocol Sunday in time to take the field and it's a good thing he did, as the linebacker led the team in tackles. He now has 65 tackles (39 solo), 2.5 sacks, a pass defensed and an interception through 10 games this season.
Holcomb (concussion) is active heading into Sunday's game against the Panthers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Holcomb was able to log back-to-back full practice sessions to close out the week Thursday and Friday, and he's now been officially cleared after being deemed unavailable for a Week 15 matchup against Seattle. The second-year linebacker from North Carolina has started eight of the nine games he's appeared in this season after starting 15 times as a rookie. He's averaged six tackles per game in 2020 with a total of one interception and 1.5 sacks.
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