Darius Leonard

#53 LB / Indianapolis Colts / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 25 College: South Carolina State Bye 7,19,20,21

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Erupts in playoff-clinching win

    Darius Leonard had 10 tackles (eight solo), one sack, two defended passes and a forced fumble during Week 17's 28-14 win over the Jaguars.Leonard closed out the regular season with four straight performances of double-digit tackles. Despite having missed two games this season, he ranks eighth in the league in terms of total stops. Leonard's game-changing showcase against the Jaguars earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Stacks up 10 stops

    Darius Leonard made 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers.With a third straight double-digit tackling performance, Leonard now has produced at least 121 tackles in each of his first three seasons in the NFL. The South Carolina State product continues to be a top-tier IDP option, and he'll look to finish strong against the Jaguars in Week 17.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Full practice to start week

    Darius Leonard (back) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.Leonard left with a back injury late in last week's win over the Raiders, but coach Frank Reich said the injury was minor after the game, and the linebacker's full participation in practice to start the week confirms that notion. The engine of the Indianapolis Colts' defense should be good to go Sunday against the Texans.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Not dealing with serious injury

    Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Darius Leonard didn't suffer a serious back injury during Sunday's 44-27 win over the Raiders, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.It appears Leonard will be ready to go for the Week 15 matchup against Houston, although he'll be closely monitored during the practice week. If he suffers a setback and is sidelined, Matthew Adams is likely the next man up at weak-side linebacker.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Leaves with back injury

    Darius Leonard (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Andrew Walker of the Indianapolis Colts' official site reports.Leonard exited Sunday's contest late in the fourth quarter with the Colts up 44-20, so it seems likely that he won't retake the field. He left with a team-high 11 tackles (eight solo).

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Has 15 total tackles

    Darius Leonard had 15 total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss to Baltimore.Leonard has returned to piling up the tackles since missing two games with a groin injury. He has 24 tackles in his last two games.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Will play Sunday

    Darius Leonard (groin) will suit up against the Lions on Sunday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.Leonard resumed practicing in full Thursday, so official confirmation that he'll make his return against the Lions doesn't come as much of a surprise. The third-year pro hasn't played since Week 4 against the Bears. As long as he's on the field, Leonard is a must-start fantasy option in most IDP formats.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Back to practicing in full

    Darius Leonard (groin) was a full participant during the Indianapolis Colts' practice session Thursday.The one-time All-Pro has been unable to suit up since sustaining a groin injury during Indianapolis' Week 4 win over the Bears, but it appears he is on a trajectory to make his much-anticipated return against Detroit in Week 8. Leonard made his initial foray into resuming practice last Thursday, but this marks the 25-year-old's first full session since sustaining the injury. The Colts' defense is still tied for third in the NFL in DVOA, but the unit has surrendered 59 combined points the past two weeks in Leonard's absence.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Limited participant Wednesday

    Darius Leonard (groin) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.The 25-year-old missed the two games leading up to the Indianapolis Colts' bye in Week 7, but he's back on the field after some extra recovery time. Leonard may need to progress to full practice participation by the end of the week to avoid an injury designation, but he's trending in the right direction for Sunday's matchup with the Lions.

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    Colts' Darius Leonard: Won't play Week 6

    Darius Leonard (groin) is inactive Week 6 against Cincinnati.Leonard didn't see the practice field all week and was given a "doubtful" tag heading into the contest, so it's no surprise to see him miss his second consecutive game, especially with a bye week on tap in Week 7. In Leonard's absence last week against the Browns, Zaire Franklin saw more snaps, but it was Bobby Okereke who benefitted statistically, racking up a season-high 10 combined tackles.