Pierre finished the 2017 season with 5.5 sacks for the Cardinals, good for second on the team behind league-leader Chandler Jones. The 26-year-old started the season with a minimal defensive role, but close the year as a solid contributor in Arizona's defensive line rotation.
Pierre actually finished second on the Cardinals in sacks behind NFL leader Chandler Jones (17.0), a quality season after starting the year with a minimal defensive role. The 26-year-old enters 2018 as an exclusive-rights free agent, and a return to Arizona would not be surprising given his role in 2017.
Pierre will play Sunday against the 49ers for his first time since Week 5. He hasn't played over 25 defensive snaps in a game yet this season, making it difficult to see him as a fantasy threat at this time.
Pierre will be missing his second straight game due to his ankle injury. He did manage to log limited participation in practice on Thursday and Friday, which is an encouraging sign for his return next week. Look for Xavier Williams to see some extra snaps once again with Pierre out.
Pierre did not practice this week after sustaining the injury Sunday against Eagles. Xavier Williams is set for an increased workload against the Bucs, especially with Robert Nkemdiche (calf) listed as questionable.
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