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Leighton
Vander Esch
College Boise State
Team Dallas Cowboys
55OLB
6'4"Height
255Weight
25Age
3Exp
10Bye
Leighton Vander Esch's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Leighton Vander Esch to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 64 projected fantasy points puts him at #18 behind Anthony Walker Jr. and ahead of Shaq Green-Thompson. He has averaged 6.12 fantasy points in his past 21 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 8 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 70%, he is the #14 most highly owned linebacker. Leighton Vander Esch is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #85 fantasy position rank.

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LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF K.J. WRIGHT IN WEEK 9

Leighton Vander Esch is projected for 7.9 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #13 ranked linebacker and a starter for most owners. This is a typical week for him with a FP projection that is the same as his projected per game average over the rest of the season. He is ranked above K.J. Wright but behind Roquan Smith. This week's rank is better than his rest of season rank.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and current week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGTKLASTSACKSINTYDSLGTDPASS DEF
2020DAL103228100000
2019DAL943290.500003
2018DAL16103380202807
Career (3 Seasons)35 177.095 1.52028010
2020 Situational Stats
Game ResultG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
WINS300000000000000000000003000000000000000000000
LOSSES700000000000000010000007000000000000000000000
Day of WeekG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
SUNDAY GAMES700000000000000010000007000000000000000000000
MONDAY GAMES100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)200000000000000000000002000000000000000000000
MonthG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
SEPTEMBER GAMES100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
OCTOBER GAMES200000000000000000000002000000000000000000000
NOVEMBER GAMES400000000000000010000004000000000000000000000
DECEMBER GAMES300000000000000000000003000000000000000000000
Div/ConfG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
VS OWN DIVISION300000000000000010000003000000000000000000000
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION700000000000000000000007000000000000000000000
VS AFC TEAMS300000000000000000000003000000000000000000000
VS NFC TEAMS700000000000000010000007000000000000000000000
Game ScoreG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
AHEAD000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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BEHIND000000000000000010000000000000000000000000000
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Playing SurfaceG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
ON GRASS FIELDS200000000000000010000002000000000000000000000
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES800000000000000000000008000000000000000000000
INDOOR GAMES100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
OUTDOOR GAMES900000000000000010000009000000000000000000000
Home/AwayG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
HOME GAMES400000000000000000000004000000000000000000000
ROAD GAMES600000000000000010000006000000000000000000000
AttemptsG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
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ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
ATTEMPTS 31+000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
DownG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
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FOURTH DOWN000000000000000010000000000000000000000000000
Game PeriodG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
1ST HALF000000000000000010000000000000000000000000000
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1ST QUARTER000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
2ND QUARTER000000000000000010000000000000000000000000000
3RD QUARTER000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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OVERTIME000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
MarginG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
MARGIN 0-7300000000000000000000003000000000000000000000
MARGIN 8-14200000000000000010000002000000000000000000000
MARGIN 15+500000000000000000000005000000000000000000000
RoleG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
vs San Francisco 49ers100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
AS STARTER000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Season PartG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
FIRST HALF SEASON400000000000000010000004000000000000000000000
SECOND HALF SEASON600000000000000000000006000000000000000000000
WeatherG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
COLD WEATHER <= 40100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)400000000000000010000004000000000000000000000
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)400000000000000000000004000000000000000000000
VenueG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
U.S. Bank Stadium100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
FedExField100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
Lincoln Financial Field100000000000000010000001000000000000000000000
SoFi Stadium100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
Paul Brown Stadium100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
M&T Bank Stadium100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
AT&T Stadium400000000000000000000004000000000000000000000
OpponentG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
vs Cincinnati Bengals100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
vs Los Angeles Rams100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
vs Minnesota Vikings100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
vs Philadelphia Eagles100000000000000010000001000000000000000000000
vs Arizona Cardinals100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
vs Pittsburgh Steelers100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
vs Washington Football Team200000000000000000000002000000000000000000000
vs Baltimore Ravens100000000000000000000001000000000000000000000
2020 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTTKATKSACKINTINTYDINTLGPDEFINTTDDFRFFDFRYDDFRTD
109/13@LARL20-172.010000000000
*209/20ATLW40-39000000000000
*309/27@SEAL38-31000000000000
*410/04CLEL49-38000000000000
*510/11NYGW37-34000000000000
610/19ARIL38-102.010000000000
710/25@WASL25-39.030000000000
811/01@PHIL23-91.011000000100
911/08PITL24-193.030000000000
1111/22@MINW31-284.080000000000
1211/26WASL41-164.030000000000
1312/08@BALL34-173.020000000000
1412/13@CINW30-73.040000000000
1512/20SFW41-331.020000000000
*1612/27PHIW37-170.000000000000
*1701/03@NYGL23-190.000000000000
* Indicates player did not play that week