Shaq Lawson
Shaq Lawson
24-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Lawson started for the Bills defense in 10 of 11 games last year, sacking the quarterback four times, defending a couple passes, and forcing a fumble. His feet are sufficiently wet at this point. It's time to see what the former first-round draft pick can do in his third NFL campaign. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.28 million contract with the Bills in June of 2016.
Full practice Friday
DEBuffalo Bills
October 5, 2018
Lawson (hamstring) practiced fully Friday after working on a limited basis for the first two practices of the week and does not appear on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Bills' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Lawson is technically a reserve, but he proved he can handle interior-line work last week in addition to his normal pass-rushing duties. Therefore, expect for him to see the field often this week as a "No. 5" option across the line.
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Depth Chart Status
#2 DE1
BUF DE1 Depth Chart
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    99
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    6
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
237
1
2017
435
38
2018
99
6
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   267 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.70 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.16 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   32.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Now healthy, the 2016 first-rounder should enjoy the new 4-3 defense that he's far more familiar with compared to Rex Ryan's 3-4. Lawson will start at end across from Jerry Hughes and might not come off the field that much considering there's not much experience behind those two quality pass rushers. The Bills might have a nasty D-Line if everyone stays healthy this season, as Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams form a pretty lethal interior pair.
Buffalo's 2016 first-round selection, Lawson will be an immediate starter on the defensive front, if and when he's fully healthy. However, after pre-draft concerns, the Clemson product underwent shoulder surgery in May, and could begin his rookie season on the sidelines. The Bills are relying on a few of their draft picks, most notably Lawson, to re-energize a pass rush that fell on hard times in 2015.
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Healthy return
DEBuffalo Bills
October 1, 2018
Lawson, playing for the first time since Week 1 after sitting out two games with a hamstring injury, logged three tackles during Sunday's loss to the Packers.
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Full practice Friday
DEBuffalo Bills
September 28, 2018
Lawson (hamstring) practiced fully Friday after being limited for the first two sessions of the week and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay, the Bills' official site reports.
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Returns to practice following lengthy absence
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
September 26, 2018
Lawson (hamstring) was a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Expects to practice this week
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
September 24, 2018
Lawson (hamstring) is expected to practice this week, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
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Ruled out Week 3
DEBuffalo Bills
Hamstring
September 21, 2018
Lawson (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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