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53 Darius Leonard OLB

Indianapolis Colts

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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.

December 27, 2019 04:24 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Leonard was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's estimated practice, and he's already resumed practicing in full. The second-year pro is on track to draw his usual start against Jacksonville on Sunday.

December 25, 2019 03:20 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Estimated as DNP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (back) is listed as a DNP on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

Leonard exited last weekend's contest against the Panthers to be evaluated for a concussion, but he was cleared in short order and ultimately finished the game with 11 tackles to his name. While it isn't clear where this back injury came from, Leonard's status for Sunday's season finale in Jacksonville won't be too much of a concern unless he also is unable to practice Thursday and Friday.

December 24, 2019 11:48 AM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Compiles double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard notched 11 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers.

Leonard has compiled 115 tackles (68 solo) across 12 contests, and he's logged seven games with double-digit stops. The second-year pro will look to finish strong during Week 17's season-finale in Jacksonville.

December 17, 2019 09:08 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Racks up 12 tackles against Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard tallied 12 tackles (six solo) in Monday's 34-7 loss to the Saints.

Leonard's tackle count now sits at 104 for the season, placing him in the top-25 in that category. He also has four interceptions, making him and Joe Schobert the only linebackers with that many picks this year. Leonard will look to continue his production against the Panthers and first-time starting quarterback Will Grier in Week 16.

December 10, 2019 06:56 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Scores first touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard had nine tackles (three solo), two interceptions and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Buccaneers.

Leonard's first pick came on the second play from scrimmage, and he grabbed another one and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter. The 2018 second-round pick hasn't been able to replicate the absurd tackle totals from his rookie campaign, but he's still been a quality IDP option with 92 tackles (57 solo), five sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles in 10 games.

December 3, 2019 01:20 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Adds two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard had 11 tackles (five solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Titans.

The 24-year-old posted double-digit tackles for the fifth time this season and provided serious production Sunday despite the Colts' lackluster performance overall. Leonard is tied with Anthony Walker for the team lead in tackles (82) despite missing three games, and he also has five sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

November 14, 2019 05:08 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Upgrades to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (abdomen) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Leonard kicked off the week as a limited participant in practice due to an abdomen issue, but he's already resumed operating without restrictions. Barring any setbacks, expect the star linebacker to draw his usual start during Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars.

November 13, 2019 06:08 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Nursing abdomen injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an abdomen injury.

Leonard logged a dominant performance during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, but he appears to have also picked up an abdomen injury during the contest. It's encouraging that the star linebacker wasn't held out of Wednesday's session entirely. He'll have two more opportunities to upgrade his level of practice ahead of Sunday's contest against Jacksonville.

November 12, 2019 07:12 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Stuffs stat sheet Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard had 13 total tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss, a QB hit and two passes defensed in Sunday's loss to Miami.

Leonard has returned to top form since missing three games due to a concussion. He has 42 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble in his last three games.

November 5, 2019 09:12 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Nine tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard recorded nine tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Steelers.

Leonard has notched 47 tackles through just five games, making him one of the most reliable (and valuable) linebackers in IDP formats. He's also recorded two sacks, two defended passes and an interception across that stretch. The second-year pro is primed for a favorable matchup against the Dolphins in Week 10.

October 29, 2019 10:52 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Tacks on another 10 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard tallied 10 tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's 15-13 win over the Broncos.

Leonard has looked dominant following a three-week hiatus due to a concussion, as he led the Colts with exactly 10 tackles in each of the last two games while adding an interception and a sack in that span. As long as he's healthy, Leonard's monster tackle count keeps him as a top-tier IDP asset.

October 23, 2019 01:48 AM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Leads team in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard recorded 10 tackles (seven solo), an interception and a pass defensed across 65 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Texans.

Not only did the Maniac lead the Colts in tackles Sunday, he also secured a game-winning interception with the Texans driving late in the fourth quarter down by a touchdown. It could not have been much better of a return for the linebacker, who missed the last three games due to a concussion but still managed to play every single defensive snap Sunday.

October 8, 2019 03:04 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: On track to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (concussion) was cleared to play Tuesday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Leonard missed the last three games, but he announced he's good to go. Colts coach Frank Reich hasn't made an official announcement, but Leonard is in a good position to be ready for Week 7's game versus the Texans following their upcoming bye week. When he's back on the field, Leonard is expected to slot back into an every-snap role.

October 4, 2019 02:36 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Sitting out third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Frank Reich ruled Leonard (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Leonard like a decent bet to return from a two-game absence after practicing in limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday, but he ultimately wasn't on track to gain clearance from all five phases of the NFL's concussion protocol prior to Sunday. The loss of the rangy linebacker for another week is a big blow to the Indianapolis defense, particularly as it attempts to slow down a high-octane Chiefs attack. Expect Anthony Walker to fill Leonard's usual spot on the weak side for another game, opening up the middle linebacker spot for rookie Bobby Okereke.

October 3, 2019 03:28 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Practicing again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (concussion) is participating in Thursday's practice, Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Leonard appears to be logging a second consecutive limited practice, though he remains in the concussion protocol. He'd previously spent two weeks sidelined from practice entirely, so the second-year pro is making substantial progress in his recovery. He'll need to fully complete the league's protocol for head injuries before suiting up Sunday versus the Chiefs, the last step being to receive medical clearance from an independent neurologist.

October 2, 2019 10:32 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Works in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Leonard hasn't touched the practice field in two weeks, so this is a big step in his recovery. He still needs to clear the league's concussion protocol and work without limitations, but the second-year pro appears to have a decent chance of suiting up Sunday versus the Chiefs. The Colts have allowed 281 rushing yards over the last two games without Leonard in the lineup, so a prompt return would be a boost for their defense against a dominant Chiefs' offense.

September 27, 2019 12:40 PM
Colts' Darius Leonard: Won't suit up Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leonard (concussion) did not practice Friday and won't suit up Sunday versus the Raiders, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Leonard will miss a second straight game as he remains in the concussion protocol. The star linebacker hasn't practiced since suffering a head injury Week 2, and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed. Leonard will need to fully clear the league's concussion protocol before retaking the field, including receiving medical clearance from an independent neurologist.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
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2019IND1313121715055928017
2018IND15151631115272382808
Total3030300 192.0108 12713080116
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
7/27/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Mullins, SC, USA
School:
South Carolina State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: