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November 26, 2019 04:16 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson recorded two sacks across 27 defensive reps in Sunday's win over the Broncos.

Lawson had a knack for finding Brandon Allen on Sunday, recording two sacks in a single game for just the second time in his career. The veteran is playing in a rotational role this season, playing in 45 percent of the team's defensive snaps on the year, but he has still managed to record a new career high in sacks.

November 19, 2019 12:52 AM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Third sack in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson recorded two tackles and one sack during Sunday's 37-20 victory over the Bills.

The biggest stat of Lawson's night might actually be his 43 defensive snaps, which significantly outmeasured that of Trent Murphy (34). One game isn't enough to draw any conclusions, but it will certainly be worth keeping an eye on the division of playing time between these two players moving forward.

November 1, 2019 02:56 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Ready for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (personal) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Lawson was excused from practice Thursday and Friday for personal reasons, but it won't impact his availability for Sunday's contest. The 25-year-old should fill his usual role as a rotational defensive end for the Bills in Week 9.

November 1, 2019 04:24 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Still away from team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (personal) was excused from practice for a second straight day Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Coach Sean McDermott expects to have the defensive end available for Sunday's game against Washington, though we'll see if Lawson gets a questionable designation when the final injury report comes out. Jerry Hughes, Trent Murphy and rookie Darryl Johnson would all get a small spike in play count if Lawson doesn't ultimately meet his coach's expectations for availability.

October 31, 2019 12:28 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Excused absence Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson is not practicing Thursday as he's taking an excused personal absence, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

With one more practice remaining in the week, we'll assume the defensive end is still likely to play Sunday against Washington. So far this season, Lawson has a modest 11 tackles and 2.0 sacks, mildly disappointing numbers after he came on strong at the end of last season, though a healthy Trent Murphy and an all-around defensive line in general has eaten into Lawson's playing time, as he's yet to go over the 50 percent mark for defensive snaps in any game this season.

May 2, 2019 02:16 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Team forgoes fifth-year option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills plan not to exercise the fifth-year option on Lawson's rookie contract before Friday's deadline, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

That means Lawson, who would have been scheduled to make nearly $10 million in 2020, is entering a contract year and will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. While it's possible the two sides could come to an agreement before next offseason to keep Lawson in Buffalo at a lower price, the Clemson product might prefer to bet on himself to improve his production as a pass rusher. In so doing, Lawson could maximize his earnings within a pass-first league that seemingly values edge players more and more each year.

December 31, 2018 01:48 AM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Finishes strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson posted 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

It was the first multi-sack game for the 2016 first-rounder from Clemson. Lawson finishes up the best campaign of his career with 18 tackles and 4.0 sacks to go with two forced fumbles. He's still not a full-fledged starter, which could carry into next season if the Bills keep all of Lawson, Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy. From a team perspective, however, that trio would give the Bills an excellent starting point for the defensive end spots.

December 11, 2018 09:08 AM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Part of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson had two tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He played 28 defensive snaps.

With Trent Murphy healthy again, the two are sharing snaps at defensive end while Jerry Hughes sees the majority of playing time on the other side. Lawson has played well this season, especially during Murphy's absences, but if he's not getting a full snap share, he's not IDP worthy. That said, this has turned into the best season of the previously disappointing 2016 first-rounder's career, so he may have put himself back into the team's long-term plans for 2019 and beyond.

November 25, 2018 11:56 AM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Set to play vs. Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (elbow) has avoided the inactive list Week 12 against Jacksonville.

Both Lawson and fellow edge rusher Trent Murphy are listed as active, so the Buffalo pass rush will be at full strength for the home matchup.

November 24, 2018 11:00 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Questionable for Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (elbow) practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Coach Sean McDermott says his pass rusher will likely play, so we'll assume Lawson's on the better side of questionable. Fellow defensive end Trent Murphy is also listed as questionable, but if both suit up, they'll likely be sharing snaps throughout the afternoon. A healthy Jerry Hughes will likely get the highest volume among the team's three main defensive ends.

November 24, 2018 08:48 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Health trending up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McDermott said Lawson (elbow) will practice Friday and should be good to play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Chris Brown of the Bills' official sitereports.

We'd expect the 2016 first-rounder to still receive a questionable designation and he could even be limited Friday, but this is a much better turn after Lawson couldn't practice at all Wednesday. With Trent Murphy (knee) also trending toward playing, the Bills may get to enjoy their healthiest defensive line in quite some time, though if Murphy plays, that will likely mean less snaps for Lawson, who's excelled in the former's absence.

November 21, 2018 01:12 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Injures elbow
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson will miss Wednesday's practice after suffering an elbow injury Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Coach Sean McDermott is calling Lawson day-to-day. Lawson has stepped it up lately in the three games starter Trent Murphy (knee) has been forced to miss, with 13 tackles over those three games to go with a sack and a pass defensed, plus a lot of praise from the coaching staff. Murphy is back practicing on a limited basis, so the next couple days will shed more light on what the Buffalo defensive line will look like for Week 12.

November 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Posts sack in Week 10 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson recorded three tackles (two solo), including a sack, and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Lawson got the start Sunday while Trent Murphy (knee) was held out. The result was Lawson's second sack of the year and second pass defensed. He's been a capable defender but hasn't put up big numbers to warrant much IDP consideration. He'll look to build off of Sunday's game in Week 12, when Buffalo plays Jacksonville following its bye.

November 9, 2018 03:32 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Another starting opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson's teammate Trent Murphy has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets due to a knee injury.

That puts Lawson in the starter's spot again, where he'll look to build off last week's strong production where he put up seven tackles (four solo). The Jets aren't exactly an offensive juggernaut, so there should be a decent number of opportunities for Lawson to make some plays.

November 5, 2018 01:24 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Biggest game of 2018 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson had seven tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

The 2016 first-rounder saw the field for 78 percent of the defensive snaps due to starter Trent Murphy being sidelined with a knee injury. Murphy is being labeled "week-to-week," so Lawson could be in store for a starter's workload again this week against the Jets, a team that's been struggling offensively almost as much as the downtrodden Bills.

October 27, 2018 06:32 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: More opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson's teammate Trent Murphy has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Patriots due to a knee injury.

Lawson has played in five games this season and has seen between 19 and 35 snaps in all of them as the No. 3 defensive end used to spell Murphy and Jerry Hughes. It looks like he'll get more of a chance to shine against Tom Brady's squad in prime time, so it'll be interesting to see what the 2016 first-rounder does with it. Lawson's 2018 play has been regarded well by the coaching staff following two disappointing seasons to begin his career, though his seven tackles and 1.0 sacks at nearly the halfway point shows the praise is somewhat relative. We'll see if he can take his game up another notch working under a full snap count.

October 6, 2018 12:04 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Full practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hamstring) practiced fully Friday after working on a limited basis for the first two practices of the week and does not appear on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Bills' official site reports.

Lawson is technically a reserve, but he proved he can handle interior-line work last week in addition to his normal pass-rushing duties. Therefore, expect for him to see the field often this week as a "No. 5" option across the line.

October 2, 2018 03:44 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Healthy return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson, playing for the first time since Week 1 after sitting out two games with a hamstring injury, logged three tackles during Sunday's loss to the Packers.

With starting defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy playing so well of late, the Bills threw a twist into the game plan and exclusively used Lawson -- normally a pass rusher -- as an interior lineman to spell starters Kyle Williams and Star Lotulelei. That plan worked well even though the Bills got destroyed, though Lawson said after the game he expects to work more on the outside in the future. Since he's not really a starter, this could be a way to get him on the field more if the four regulars stay healthy. Lawson saw action on 33 percent of defensive snaps, meaning his three-tackle production was decent given he only saw 25 plays.

September 28, 2018 11:12 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Full practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hamstring) practiced fully Friday after being limited for the first two sessions of the week and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay, the Bills' official site reports.

Lawson will be out there Sunday after missing the past two weeks. Teammate Trent Murphy is also close to full health for the contest, so the Bills will have their full arsenal of pass rushers to try and mitigate the Aaron Rodgers factor, something the team was surprisingly able to do with ease last week against Kirk Cousins. This road game presents a stiffer challenge, however, so having Lawson back out there can only help.

September 27, 2018 03:00 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Returns to practice following lengthy absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hamstring) was a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Lawson was on the practice field for the first time since getting hurt in the Week 1 loss to the Ravens. Coach Sean McDermott sounded positive about Lawson's chances of suiting up Sunday in Green Bay, though he'll first need to prove he can holds up during a (mostly) full week of practice. The Bills put forth a great pass rush en route to upsetting the Vikings in Week 3, so having Lawson back out there can only help as they try and do the same with a gimpy Aaron Rodgers.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Buffalo Bills10137.062000.0001
2017Buffalo Bills113317.0164000.0002
2018Buffalo Bills143018.0124000.0005
2019Buffalo Bills132716.0115.5000.0002
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016Buffalo Bills1000100000
2017Buffalo Bills1100100000
2018Buffalo Bills1400200000
2019Buffalo Bills1300000000

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