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DE Aaron Donald - Los Angeles Rams

6-1, 285Born: 5-23-1991College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 1, pick 13 (2014)

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Donald is a hold out and is not at Rams training camp

Summary

Donald went from being the most valuable defensive tackle in fantasy football to one of the most valuable defensive ends with the move to Wade Phillips 3-4 scheme last year, but his play didn't miss a beat. The Rams appear to be willing to take his holdout to a critical stage, which dampens his fantasy stock to an extent, but when Donald is on the field, he is still an everyweek starter. (August 4)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 9, 4, 10, 12, 12, 15
Overall Redraft - 27, 24, 27, 29, 32, 36
DE Dynasty - 8, 4, 4, 10, 11
Overall Dynasty - 11, 6, 13, 22

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2015 LA 16.0 44.0 27.0 11 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2016 LA 16.0 36.0 11.0 8 2.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.0
2017 LAR 14.0 32.0 9.0 11 5.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2018 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 36.0 * * * * * * *
2018 PROJ-Norton 16.0 35.0 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Rams | Aaron Donald fine details (Sat Aug 11, 09:01 AM) - Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald will receive a fine of $405,000 for every game he misses during his holdout.

Our View: There are conflicting reports (and statements from team officials) about the status of contract talks with Donald. He should get a salary that pays him more than $20 million annually. The Rams have been throwing out new contracts for other players like they're handing out Halloween candy...they need to get Donald what he deserves as arguably the best defensive player in football. This situation does not seem as dire as others (Khalil Mack, Earl Thomas) around the league.
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Rams | Aaron Donald talks progressing? (Wed Aug 8, 11:38 AM) - Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald and the team are 'in the same zip code, area code, ballpark,' in terms of contract talks, according to general manager Les Snead.

Our View: This sounds more encouraging than the Raiders situation with Khalil Mack. The Rams are clearly in a Super Bowl window and hopefully won't mishandle this, as Donald has earned the right to be one of the highest paid players in the league.
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Rams | Aaron Donald not reporting soon (Mon Aug 6, 07:20 PM) - Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald has no plans to end his holdout and report to training camp anytime soon.

Our View: The Rams are hesitant to pay arguably the best defensive player in the game at this time. Donald would need to report by Tuesday, Aug. 7, in order to ensure that his 2018 season counts as an accrued season and that he wouldn't be a restricted free agent next year.
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2018 Schedule

1@ Oakland Raiders
2vs Arizona Cardinals
3vs Los Angeles Chargers
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Seattle Seahawks
6@ Denver Broncos
7@ San Francisco 49ers
8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ New Orleans Saints
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Detroit Lions
14@ Chicago Bears
15vs Philadelphia Eagles
16@ Arizona Cardinals
17vs San Francisco 49ers