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53 Darius Leonard OLB

Indianapolis Colts

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January 6, 2021 12:12 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Erupts in playoff-clinching win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 28, 2020 01:16 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Stacks up 10 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2020 04:12 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Full practice to start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Colts' defense should be good to go Sunday against the Texans.

December 14, 2020 04:16 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Not dealing with serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Frank Reich said Monday that 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.

December 13, 2020 07:00 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Leaves with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Andrew Walker of the 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).

November 10, 2020 06:00 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Has 15 total tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 30, 2020 02:08 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 29, 2020 06:40 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Back to practicing in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) was a full participant during the 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.

October 28, 2020 05:24 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

The 25-year-old missed the two games leading up to the 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.

October 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Won't play Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2020 03:36 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Likely out again Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

The 25-year-old was unable to play last week against the Browns and is expected to miss his second straight game due to the groin injury. Zaire Franklin saw increased defensive snaps in his absence and figures to do so again Sunday with Leonard unlikely to play.

October 15, 2020 06:12 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Misses another practice session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) did not participate during Indianapolis' practice session Thursday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Keefer expanded by stating that it's a "long shot" the star linebacker will be able to suit up during the Colts' Week 6 matchup against the Bengals. Leonard suffered the injury after playing just 28 defensive snaps during Indianapolis' Week 4 win against the Bears, but the Colts defense still held Chicago to a measly 28 rushing yards on 16 attempts. Week 5 was a different story, as the Browns racked up 124 team rushing yards with Leonard inactive.

October 14, 2020 02:28 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) isn't practicing Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan reports.

Leonard hurt his groin against the Bears in Week 4, and he's still not practicing after missing last week's loss to the Browns. The Colts will hope to have the star linebacker back for at least one of the next two practices ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals, though the team could opt to play things safe with Leonard with a bye coming up in Week 7.

October 9, 2020 02:24 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Not playing Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

The 25-year-old sustained the groin injury during the Colts' Week 4 win over the Bears and will miss at least one game as a result. Leonard will represent a significant absence in the middle of the Indianapolis defense, especially since reserve linebackers Jordan Glasgow, Zaire Franklin and E.J. Speed have combined for only a handful of defensive snaps this season.

October 7, 2020 04:20 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Groin still bothersome
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) didn't practice Wednesday.

Leonard left in the second quarter of last week's game against the Bears, and the standout linebacker isn't feeling healthy enough to practice to start the week. He'll hope to raise his practice participation as the week goes on, but a potential Leonard absence Sunday would be a big blow to Indianapolis' defense against the run-heavy Browns attack.

October 4, 2020 06:28 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (groin) is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Bears, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Leonard was initially listed as questionable after leaving Sunday's game in the first half but was ultimately ruled out midway through the third quarter. The Colts will hope for the star linebacker to be able to return Week 5 at Cleveland. He had a solo tackle before leaving the field.

October 4, 2020 05:56 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Exits with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Bears with a groin injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Leonard recorded a solo tackle before exiting in the second quarter. Zaire Franklin, Jordan Glasgow and E.J. Speed are all candidates to take over at weak-side linebacker for the time being.

September 22, 2020 06:20 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Dominant in pass coverage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard had six total tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

While Leonard got fewer tackles than he averaged per game last year (9.3 per game), he was outstanding in pass coverage while allowing just two of four targets against him to be completed for a total of nine yards.

September 15, 2020 05:48 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Nine tackles in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard had nine total tackles and a QB hurry in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.

Leonard did give up five receptions on all five passes targeted at him for 52 yards, according to Pro Football Focus, but otherwise had a solid game. He picked up where he left off last season, when he averaged 9.3 tackles per game.

December 31, 2019 07:04 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Picks off fifth pass of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard tallied six tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Jaguars.

Leonard's five interceptions this season leads all linebackers. He has shown a keen ability to find the ball so far in his career with 13 takeaways in his first two seasons. He also finishes the campaign with 121 total tackles, his second straight 120-plus tackle season to begin his pro career.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ JACL 20-27551000000
Sun 09/20vs MINW 28-1151600100
Sun 09/27vs NYJW 36-7641000100
Sun 10/04@ CHIW 19-1110100000
Sun 11/01@ DETW 41-2172910010
Sun 11/08vs BALL 10-241321500000
Thu 11/12@ TENW 34-1736900000
Sun 11/22vs GBW 34-3142600100
Sun 11/29vs TENL 26-45951410100
Sun 12/06@ HOUW 26-2042600100
Sun 12/13@ LVW 44-27831100000
Sun 12/20vs HOUW 27-20961500010
Sun 12/27@ PITL 24-28461000000
Sun 01/03vs JACW 28-14821010210
Sat 01/09@ BUFL 24-27931200000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021IND00000000000
2020IND14141328646300007
2019IND1313121715055928017
2018IND15151631115272382808
Total4242416 268.0148 15713080122
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
07/27/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Mullins, SC
School:
South Carolina State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: