IDP Analysis: Rookies Rising

IDP Analysis: Rookies Rising

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RISING

Micah Kiser, LB  

Alexander Johnson left Sunday's loss to the Raiders with a chest injury, and he'll undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Kiser entered the game in Johnson's place and finished with three tackles. With a quick turnaround for a Thursday night game against the Browns, there's a good chance Johnson misses at least one game. Last season, Kiser piled up 77 tackles (44 solo) over just nine games with the Rams. 

Jamin Davis, LB

It took a while for Washington to trust its rookie first-round pick, but Jon Bostic's pectoral injury has opened the door for Davis, who led the team with 11 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Davis was an intriguing prospect with a 4.48 40-yard dash and a 42-inch vertical. He has the athleticism to not only hold down the starting job but also raise his ceiling further. 

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB

Owusu-Koramoah was expected to be a first-round linebacker, but he fell to the 52nd pick due to a heart problem that surfaced toward the end of the draft process. His snap count has been rising over the past few weeks and is now in the starter range, recording 91 and 85 percent snap shares over the last two weeks, respectively. After posting a season-high eight tackles in Week 6 against the Cardinals, Owusu-Koramoah is worth an add in deeper leagues. 

Shaquil Barrett, LB

Barrett is averaging just four

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