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Leighton Vander Esch

Leighton Vander Esch Fantasy

Height / Weight
6'4" / 256 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
February 8, 1996 (24)
3rd Season
2018 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 19 (DAL)
Boise State

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Leighton Vander Esch News

Leighton Vander Esch Activated, Expected To Play Monday

The Dallas Cowboys moved linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) to the active roster on Monday and placed quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle) on Injured Reserve in a corresponding move. Vander Esch, who broke his collarbone in Week 1, is expected to play on Monday night against the Cardinals. It's great news for a Cowboys Defense that has been one of the worst through five weeks of the season. LVE is a risky IDP play in his first game back against Arizona, but when healthy, he's in the weekly consideration as a starter at the linebacker position. Avoid Dallas' D on Monday night against a Cardinals offense that can put up points in bunches.

Oct. 19th • 2:35 PM
Cowboys Defense May Get Leighton Vander Esch Back Monday

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) is trending in the right direction of playing Monday against Arizona, per head coach Mike McCarthy. Vander Esch sustained a broken collarbone during Week 1 and has been sidelined since. Even if the Cowboys eventually get the former Pro Bowl linebacker back in the mix, the combination of the teams shaky defensive production this season and matchup against a high-octane Cardinals offense makes them an extremely risky fantasy play. Looking ahead, Dallas has matchups with Washington and Philadelphia on the horizon, so if Vander Esch is able to make a tangible difference upon his return, the Cowboys Defense could work its way back into consideration moving forward.

Oct. 17th • 4:49 PM
Leighton Vander Esch Could Play On Monday Night

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said that linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) is expected to put in a full practice on Thursday, which would put him in line to make his return on Monday night against the Cardinals. Vander Esch has been out since he broke his collarbone in Week 1. Dallas' defense needs all the help they can get, as they've been one of the worst all-around defensive units in football through five weeks of the 2020 season. It remains to be seen if LVE will be eased back in if he returns against Arizona, but the 23-year-old should eventually be in play as a potential IDP starter at the position once he's back to playing a full complement of snaps in the middle of the Cowboys Defense. Against a high-flying Cardinals attack, look to fade the Cowboys defense in Week 6, regardless of whether Vander Esch plays.

Oct. 15th • 1:14 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Dak Prescott
Andy Dalton
RB Ezekiel Elliott
Tony Pollard
LWR Amari Cooper
Cedrick Wilson
RWR Michael Gallup
Noah Brown
SWR CeeDee Lamb
Malik Turner
TE Blake Jarwin
Dalton Schultz
LT Cameron Erving
Greg Senat
LG Connor Williams
C Joe Looney
Adam Redmond
RG Connor McGovern
RT Zack Martin
Terence Steele
LDE DeMarcus Lawrence
Bradlee Anae
LDT Neville Gallimore
Justin Hamilton
RDT Antwaun Woods
Eli Ankou
RDE Tyrone Crawford
Dorance Armstrong
DPR Aldon Smith
Randy Gregory
MLB Leighton Vander Esch
Sean Lee
WLB Jaylon Smith
Joe Thomas
LCB Anthony Brown
C.J. Goodwin
FS Xavier Woods
Reggie Robinson II
SS Donovan Wilson
Darian Thompson
RCB Chidobe Awuzie
CB Jourdan Lewis
K Greg Zuerlein