Nick Fairley told the Detroit Free Press his offseason workouts and diet program have him down to 295 pounds, 27 lighter than he finished last season.
Fairley is not participating in OTAs due to a "medical procedure," so we'll have to wait a little while to see how the big man carries himself with his new, svelte physique. He is a force on the defensive line and serves as a huge run-stopper, but he is also a beast in the pass rush as well, as evidenced by the six sacks he recorded last year. He should be fine for training camp and moving forward.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Justin Pugh (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.
This is an odd situation as the offensive lineman is now in the concussion protocol, but the Giants only said Pugh was dealing with an illness. Apparently, Pugh has had concussion-like symptoms prior to Week 9 and it’s never a good sign he is still having issues after the bye week. Consider the offensive lineman doubtful at best for Week 12. Analysis: Phil Backert
J.J. Watt named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Watt continues to be a monster and had another huge week as he collected eight tackles and two sacks in the Texans victory over the Jets. For the season, Watt has 50 combined tackles and 11.5 sacks and will once again be one of the top IDP performers and will strongly be considered to win the defensive player of the year award. Analysis: Phil Backert
Eric Ebron said his recent struggles will end this week.
Ebron has been all hype since he was drafted by the Lions in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Fantasy owners don’t fall for this spin and look elsewhere if tight end is a position of need. Ebron dropped a would be touchdown against the Raiders and finished the game without recording a catch. The Lions tight end is trying to remain optimistic, but his fantasy value moving forward remains limited. Analysis: Phil Backert