News: The Panthers have re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, the team announced Wednesday. Signed one week prior to the Panthers season opener in 2012, Edwards started all 14 games he played, missing two with a wrist injury. Edwards six sacks on the season were a career high, ranked third in the NFL among defensive tackles and were tied for the second-most by a defensive tackle in Panthers history.
Analysis: Edwards, 6-3 and 300 pounds, joined the Panthers after being released by the Buffalo Bills at the end of training camp. A veteran of nine NFL seasons, Edwards played for the Bills (2009-11) and Baltimore Ravens (2004-09) prior to joining the Panthers. A second-round draft choice (51st overall) of the Ravens in 2004 out of Oregon State, Edwards has played in 97 career games with 61 starts, recording 327 tackles, 11.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and nine passes defensed. He has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues.
News: Panthers defensive lineman Dwan Edwards totaled seven solo tackles Week 13 at Kansas City. Edwards has 47 tackles in 12 games.
Analysis: Edwards is a starting defensive tackle for Carolina. He has a career-high five sacks in his first year with the Panthers and continues to be solid against the run. He is still not an elite pass rusher, so Edwards is at best a mid-level Fantasy start in IDP formats.
News: Panthers defensive lineman Dwan Edwards is active for Carolina for the Week 12 Monday night game at Philadelphia. Edwards was expected to be fine for the game after being labeled probable to play on Saturday. Edwards was not dealing with an injury as he was on the report for non-injury-related reasons.
Analysis: The Panthers listed Edwards on the official injury report without an official injury. He is good to go for Monday night. Edwards has 38 tackles this season to go with five sacks and a forced fumble. He's having a solid year and can be utilized in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Carolina defensive lineman Dwan Edwards is good to go for the Week 12 game at Philadelphia Monday. Edwards was listed as probable on the injury report and is not even dealing with an injury.
Analysis: Edwards has 38 tackles this season to go with five sacks and a forced fumble. He's having a solid year and can be utilized in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Carolina defensive end Dwan Edwards had four tackles in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Bucs.
Analysis: Edwards, who had been dealing with an ankle injury earlier this month, has 38 tackles and five sacks on the season. The sacks are a career high. The eight-year veteran looks to improve on his solid numbers in Week 12 against the Eagles. Owned in 21 percent of games, Edwards is a low-end start in IDP formats.
News: Carolina defensive end Dwan Edwards (ankle) is active for the Panthers against the Redskins in the Week 9 game Sunday. Edwards was not listed among the team's inactive players for the game. He was questionable entering Sunday.
Analysis: Edwards suffered this injury last week against the Bears in Week 8 and had not returned to practice but was able to get back on the field against the Redskins regardless. Edwards, however, remains more of a lower-end Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards was not able to practice Friday as he continues to deal with a lingering ankle injury. Edwards did not practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Redskins in Week 9.
Analysis: Edwards suffered this injury last week against the Bears in Week 8 and has not practiced since. At this point, his chances of getting on the field aren't high as his status remains up in the air. We'll keep an eye on his status moving forward, as he will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. Fantasy owners should consider other healthier alternatives heading into Week 9.
News: Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards suffered an ankle injury that will be evaluated further on Monday. His loss definitely had an impact as the Panthers had six first-half sacks but couldn't muster the push up the middle in the second half when Frank Kearse replaced him.
Analysis: Edwards posts decent stats from week to week but if he's hurt then Fantasy owners have no use for him. You might consider going in another direction in Week 9.
News: Panthers defensive lineman Dwan Edwards had five tackles Sunday against Dallas in Week 7, including two solo. He has now gone three games in a row without a sack.
Analysis: Edwards has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. He is not worth using in most formats in Week 8 against Chicago.
News: Carolina defensive lineman Dwan Edwards finished with three tackles, all assisted stops, during the Panthers' 16-12 loss to Seattle in Week 5. Edwards was the only Carolina player to not record a solo stop among players who recorded multiple tackles.
Analysis: Sunday also marked the second straight outing Edwards finished without a sack as he has scuffled since his strong start to the season. The 31-year-old, who spent the previous two years with Buffalo, notched 3.5 sacks in his first three games to establish a career high. Consider him a quality reserve option in deeper Fantasy IDP formats for now.
News: Carolina cut defensive lineman Terrell McClain on Sunday and signed veteran Dwan Edwards, reports the Charlotte Observer.
Analysis: Edwards was cut by the Bills on Friday and quickly resurfaced. Edwards was a two-year starter as a defensive end with the Bills, but was preparing to play a backup role at the tackle position after the team switched to a 4-3 lineup this season. Fantasy owners should obviously leave him on waivers in all formats, despite his latest signing.
News: According to the The Associated Press, the Bills released veteran defensive lineman Dwan Edwards on Friday. Edwards has spent eight years in the NFL and was preparing to enter his third season with Buffalo.
Analysis: Edwards was a two-year starter as a defensive end with the Bills, but was preparing to play a backup role at the tackle position after the team switched to a 4-3 lineup this season. Fantasy owners should obviously leave him on waivers in all formats.
News: Buffalo DL Dwan Edwards had a big game Week 8 in a win over Washington from Toronto. Edwards recorded 1.5 sacks as the Bills totaled a team-record nine on the afternoon against QB John Beck. Edwards added four tackles in the contest.
Analysis: Edwards did not have a single sack entering the Week 8 game. He's been a decent tackler for a defensive lineman, but the lack of sacks until this point limits his Fantasy value in IDP formats going forward.
News: Buffalo DL Dwan Edwards notched eight tackles, including five solo stops, during the Bills' 23-20 loss to Cincinnati in Week 4 on Sunday. Edwards has increased his tackle total in every game this year since the season opener when he posted just one stop.
Analysis: Edwards nearly doubled his tackle amount for the year and now has 18 total stops for the season. The seventh-year veteran has collected just one sack in each of his past three seasons and should be viewed as a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: The Bills placed DE Dwan Edwards on IR Thursday with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Edwards finished with 57 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble this year for the Bills. He was having a nice season for Fantasy owners in deeper IDP leagues, but now that he's done for the year, his owners should look elsewhere for a DL option.
News: Bills coach Chan Gailey fears defensive end Dwan Edwards could miss the rest of the season with a left hamstring injury. With five games left, Gailey hasn't ruled out the possibility of Edwards being placed on season-ending injured reserve because he may not recover in time. Edwards was hurt in the first quarter of a 19-16 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Analysis: Edwards has 57 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble this year for the Bills. He's having a nice season for Fantasy owners in deeper IDP leagues, but if he is in fact done for the year, it'd be wise to look elsewhere for a DL option for Week 13.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards left in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 12 game vs. Pittsburgh with a hamstring injury. Edwards will be lost "for a while," coach Chan Gailey said. Edwards walked very slowly while limping off the field after the injury.
Analysis: Edwards is having a very nice season and his Fantasy owners in deeper IDP leagues will be disappointed to see him miss a lengthy period of time. Hopefully he doesn't end up on IR.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards totaled four tackles (one solo) and two quarterback hits in Week 11 against the Bengals. He is up to a career-high 57 tackles in 10 games.
Analysis: Now that he is out of Baltimore, Edwards is having the best season of his career. A little bit has to do with the fact the Bills are definitely on the field more defensively than Baltimore was ever during Edwards' tenure there. Still, Edwards is more of a run stuffer than pass rusher, so he remains at best a No. 2 Fantasy DL.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards recorded his first interception of the season and only the second of his career Week 10 against the Lions. He also forced a fumble, finishing with seven tackles, including three solo.
Analysis: Edwards has been getting a decent number of tackles for a defensive lineman, but he's not a consistent source of sacks or interceptions. Treat him as a No. 3 option in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards was relatively quiet in Week 9 against the Bears. He was held to a season-low one tackle in the 22-19 loss. Edwards needs just one more tackle to match his career-high total of 47.
Analysis: Edwards has just one sack on the season and is not exactly racking up the tackles lately either. Unless he can pick up his production, Edwards should remain nothing more than a low-end Fantasy option heading into Week 10.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards made six tackles in the 13-10 loss to Kansas City in overtime in Week 8. That brought his season total to 45, leaving him two short of his career-high total of 47, which he established last season with the Ravens.
Analysis: Edwards may be on a career-best pace, but he still is not producing enough to be a factor in most IDP leagues. He is not a recommended starter for Week 9 against the Bears.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards converted seven tackles in Week 7 at Baltimore. He was also credited with a sack and a pass defensed for the first time in the season.
Analysis: Edwards has been a decent source for tackles, but is not a player we recommend relying upon for sacks or passes defensed. He remains a low-end starter in IDP leagues.
News: Bills DL Dwan Edwards had a productive game against the Jaguars in Week 5. He collected six tackles in the 36-26 loss, including four that were assisted. Edwards has 32 tackles through the first five games this season.
Analysis: Edwards is having a career year and is 15 tackles away from matching his career high. He has been a surprise thus far and might be worth using in deeper IDP formats as long as he is producing.
News: The Buffalo Bills' new defensive scheme is starting to take shape after the team made two key additions in free agency Tuesday. First, the Bills bolstered their linebackers by signing eight-year NFL veteran Andra Davis to a two-year contract. Then, defensive end Dwan Edwards agreed to a four-year contract. Davis is expected to compete with LB Kawika Mitchell for an inside linebacker position next to Paul Posluszny. Edwards, who missed the 2008 season with a spinal cord injury before bouncing back last year, should take one of the team's end spots in their new 3-4 scheme.
Analysis: Davis has a shot to rack up a lot of tackles in Buffalo and can be had late in drafts as a No. 3 Fantasy LB. Edwards isn't expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use, so keep him off of rosters.
News: Notable Ravens defenders from Week 12 include: LB Ray Lewis (nine total tackles), DB Dawan Landry, DL Dwan Edwards and DL Kelly Gregg (eight total tackles each) and LB Paul Kruger (two total tackles, interception).
Analysis: Of these defenders, only Landry and Lewis warrant use in Fantasy play. The Ravens play at the Packers in Week 13.
News: Ravens LB Ray Lewis (eight tackles, forced fumble), DB Domonique Foxworth (six tackles), LB Jarret Johnson (six tackles), DB Ed Reed (four tackles, interception), DB Dawan Landry (three tackles, interception) and DL Dwan Edwards (three tackles, fumble recovery) all had nice stat lines in a Week 11 loss to Indianapolis.
Analysis: Lewis might be a step slower than he used to be, but he's still a tackle machine and clearly worth using in all IDP Fantasy formats heading into Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh. Reed is also a solid starting option, while Landry is the only player in this list with minimal Fantasy value.
News: A week after getting his first career interception, Ravens DL Dwan Edwards followed it up by netting his first career sack during a Week 7 loss to the Bills. Edwards finished with five total tackles (three solo).
Analysis: Despite his recent run of success, Edwards is nothing more than a reserve defensive tackle for the Ravens and hardly fills up the stat sheet. Continue to view him as nothing more than a low-end Fantasy reserve.
News: Ravens DL Dwan Edwards totaled four tackles (four solo) and one interception during a Week 6 win over the Rams. He now has 10 tackles and no sacks in six games.
Analysis: Edwards came away with his first career interception against the Rams. He is nothing more than a reserve defensive tackle for the Ravens and hardly fills up the stat sheet. Despite the interception, he is not worth using in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Notable inactives for Week 12 include: Steelers' QB Brian St. Pierre (No. 3 QB), WR Willie Reid, WR Walter Young, RB Duce Staley and DE Rodney Bailey. CB Ike Taylor has been benched; Deshea Townsend and Bryant McFadden will start. WR Hines Ward is active. For the Ravens, CB David Pittman, CB Derrick Martin, RB P.J. Daniels, RB Cory Ross, WR Devard Darling, TE Daniel Wilcox and DE Dwan Edwards. LB Ray Lewis is active.
Analysis: Keep all inactives benched or off Fantasy rosters in Week 12.
News: Ravens DT Dwan Edwards was added to the Ravens' injury report with a back injury on Thursday. He did practice on Friday according to Steelers.com.
Analysis: Edwards is of no use to Fantasy owners.
News: Ravens listed backup QB Ken Dorsey (designated 3rd quarterback), CB David Pittman, CB Derrick Martin, RB P.J. Daniels, RB Cory Ross, LB Ray Lewis, WR Devard Darling and DT Dwan Edwards as inactive for Week 11 vs. Atlanta.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup until further notice.
News: Notable Ravens inactive for Week 10 at Tennessee include: CB David Pittman, CB Derrick Martin, RB P.J. Daniels, RB Cory Ross, LB/DE Dan Cody, WR Devard Darling and DT Dwan Edwards.
Analysis: Keep these players reserved for Fantasy purposes in Week 10.
News: The Ravens listed DB David Pittman, RB P.J. Daniels, DB Corey Ivy, RB Cory Ross, LB/DE Dan Cody, WR Devard Darling and DT Dwan Edwards as inactive for Week 9 vs. Cincinnati.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup for Week 9.
News: Notable inactives for Week 8's Ravens-Saints game include: Saints FB Corey McIntyre, CB Curtis Deloatch, LB Alfred Fincher, TE Ernie Conwell, WR Jamal Jones and DT Willie Whitehead. The Saints also waived WR Lance Moore and added WR/KR Michael Lewis to active roster. For the Ravens, CB David Pittman, RB P.J. Daniels, CB Corey Ivy, RB Cory Ross, LB Dan Cody, WR Devard Darling and DE Dwan Edwards are inactive.
Analysis: None of these people are worth relying on in Fantasy Football at this time, including Conwell.
News: The Baltimore Ravens announced LB Dan Cody, RB P.J. Daniels, WR Devard Darling, DL Dwan Edwards, CB Derrick Martin, OG Ike Ndukwe, CB David Pittman and RB Cory Ross are inactive for Week 5 at Denver.
Analysis: None of the players mentioned are particularly useful from a Fantasy perspective.
News: Notable inactives for the Ravens in Week 4 include: CB David Pittman, CB David Martin, RB P.J. Daniels, DE Dan Cody, RB Cody Ross, WR Devard Darling, WR Clarence Moore and DE Dwan Edwards.
Analysis: None of these people are worth owning in Fantasy Football leagues.
News: The Ravens inactives for Week 3 vs. Baltimore were DB David Pittman, DB Derrick Martin, RB P.J. Daniels, RB Cory Ross, LB Dan Cody, WR Devard Darling, WR Clarence Moore and DL Dwan Edwards.
Analysis: None of these players should be anywhere near your active Fantasy rosters.
News: The Baltimore Ravens reached an agreement on a five-year contract with defensive end Dwan Edwards on Monday. Edwards was selected in the second round with the 51st overall pick.
Analysis: Edwards has no immediate Fantasy value.