27-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Lee might be the league's best inside linebacker when healthy. His brittleness, though, has a remarkably long history. His days at Penn State were full of durability troubles, and he added new chapter...
Sean Lee Contract Information:
Signed a six-year, $42 million extension with the Cowboys in August 2013. Contract contains escalator clauses that could allow Lee to earn up to $8.5 million per season.
Lee has been diagnosed with a neck strain and is considered day-to-day, Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports.
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Sean Lee: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Cowboys are not taking Lee's latest injury lightly, and understandably so, given the nature of the ailment. Lee left Monday's game - his first game back after missing two games with a hamstring issue - against Chicago in the second half with the neck injury. He should be considered questionable to play against the Packers until further notice.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)In order to make it back Sunday, Lee will likely need to get through a practice or two this week. He was previously optimistic about the possibility of playing on Thanksgiving against Oakland, but Lee did not practice during the short week leading into that game.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
If durability werenít an issue for Lee, he would rank significantly higher. Although heís tough as nails and possesses a rare work ethic, Lee seems to be remarkably brittle, as he has missed time with or played through quadriceps, hamstring, shoulder, concussion, back and wrist issues in his first two NFL seasons. Thatís not even mentioning the ACL tear he suffered in spring 2008. If Lee should miraculously stay healthy a full season, his IDP production would more than likely be top-tier. He totaled 104 stops (71 solo) in 15 games last year despite playing with a dislocated wrist for eight games. He also has a rather brilliant total of six career interceptions in 29 games despite playing a part-time role as a rookie.
Young buck ILB has great instincts and athleticism and is a future captain of the Cowboys' defense, provided he can stay healthy enough to reach his potential. If he can take the starting job from Keith Brooking and play 16 games he could be a surprise IDP star, but there are much safer bets at the position.
Second round pick has top-shelf linebacking instincts and leadership abilities, and will get a season apprenticing behind Keith Brooking before he'll be asked to start. If injuries push him into a bigger role ahead of schedule he could be worth looking at as a bye-week IDP player.