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January 18, 2021 10:48 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Wraps 2020 with four sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence notched 53 tackles (30 solo), four sacks and two defended passes across 16 games in 2020.

Lawrence put up career-high numbers across the boar, despite playing over 50 defensive snaps less than he did as a rookie in 2019. Heading into his third season with the Giants, Lawrence will be on the IDP radar due to his demonstrated consistency racking up tackles, but his lack of upside as a pass rusher will cap his fantasy ceiling.

October 18, 2020 11:56 AM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Gearing up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Lawrence hasn't missed a game since entering the league as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and he'll stay in the lineup Sunday. The Clemson product has just one sack through five games, but he's notched at least four tackles in each contest while maintaining a consistent snap count.

October 16, 2020 02:28 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Questionable but likely playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Art Stapleton of USA Today reports.

Stapleton adds that there's little cause for alarm concerning Lawrence or teammate Darius Slayton (foot), so both are expected to be out there come Sunday despite their questionable designations. The 2019 first-rounder hasn't picked up a sack since Week 1, but he has at least four tackles in every game this season and 23 in five games overall.

October 6, 2020 10:08 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Records six tackels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence had six tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Rams.

Lawrence played 42 of 57 defensive snaps and finished second on the team in tackles. The 22-year-old has 19 tackles (12 solo) and one sack through the first four games of the season.

January 7, 2020 09:08 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Records 2.5 sacks as a rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence recorded 38 tackles (24 solo), 2.5 sacks, one defended pass and one forced fumble across 16 games in 2019.

Lawrence impressed against the run in his rookie campaign, though he hasn't yet manifested the ability to consistently bring pressure as a pass rusher. The 2019 first-round pick stands to again play an integral role in New York's defense in 2020.

October 9, 2019 07:32 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Notches second sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence generated five tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.

The rookie first-round pick now has two sacks through his first five NFL games, and he forced a fumble on Dalvin Cook, who ended up recovering the loose ball. Lawrence is a flaky IDP asset after finishing three games with two or fewer tackles.

September 24, 2019 08:08 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Notches sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence notched two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Buccaneers.

In addition to his sack in Sunday's win, Lawrence also recorded a tackle for a loss and two quarterback hits. A low usage rate still limits his value in IDP formats, but if Lawrence continues clogging up the backfield like he did Sunday, more snaps could be in the 21-year-old's future.

September 13, 2019 12:52 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Clear for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence (shoulder) is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Lawrence started the week as a limited practice participant due to the shoulder issue, but he was able to avoid the questionable tag. The 21-year-old played 28 defensive snaps and had one assisted tackle during his NFL debut last week.

September 11, 2019 04:32 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Limited in Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Lawrence appears to have injured his shoulder during Sunday's season-opening loss to the Cowboys, during which he recorded one assisted tackle. The rookie first-round pick will work to get fully healthy ahead of New York's tilt against the Bills in Week 2.

June 6, 2019 10:56 AM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Working with first-team D
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence has been working with the first-team defense at mandatory minicamp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The leg injury Lawrence appeared to suffer while running the 40 at the combine no longer seems to be a concern. In fact, it sounds like he's been active since the start of offseason workouts. The first-round rookie apparently began OTAs splitting first-team reps with R.J. McIntosh, but Lawrence has since distinguished himself enough to handle the majority of those reps alongside Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill.

April 25, 2019 11:24 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Giants select at 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants selected Lawrence in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 17th overall.

Lawrence is an objectively talented athlete with a 5.05-second 40-yard dash at a mammoth 6-foot-5, 342 pounds. He was highly productive in his true freshman season at Clemson, totaling 62 tackles, 6.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. Unfortunately, from that point he totaled just 71 tackles, four sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in the subsequent 25 games. While he's more than just a blob who takes up space, it's concerning that his production fell off like that, and the career of Dontari Poe gives us a useful case study in how a player of his genre might apply to the NFL. Poe had some useful seasons but ultimately failed to turn into a notable NFL presence, and Poe was even more athletic. Danny Shelton is another concerning recent case study for the sort of space-eating tackle Lawrence projects as. You in any case have to wonder why the Giants would move Damon Harrison if they'd consequently feel the need to make a selection like this one. Lawrence is unlikely to pop up as an IDP unless his nature changes.

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Sun 09/20@ CHIL 13-1750500000
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Sun 10/18vs WASW 20-1912300000
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Sun 11/15vs PHIW 27-1720210000
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