player-picture
  • OLB
  • Leighton Vander Esch

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Age25
  • CollegeBoise State
  • DraftedRD 1, PK 19 (0)
Height6-4
Weight256

Preseason

Player Rankings
Overall Rank #121
High Overall Rank #102
Low Overall Rank #188
LB Rank #52
High LB Rank #37
Low LB Rank #72

Vander Esch proved more valuable to the Cowboys' actual defense than he did to fantasy managers in IDP leagues, as he played a complementary role to rookie Micah Parsons, who made most of the plays. The fifth-year veteran re-signed with Dallas on a one-year deal hoping his solid play in Dan Quinn's system will lead to a multi-year contract somewhere in 2023. Vander Esch is smart and instinctive and closes on the ball well in run support. His inability to stay healthy has always been the problem, but he's coming off a full season.

Already a subscriber?

Continue reading this content with a PRO subscription.

"Footballguys is the best premium
fantasy football only site on the planet."

Matthew Berry, ESPN

Week Matchup
1 Bye Week
2 Bye Week
3 Bye Week
4 Bye Week
5 Bye Week
6 Bye Week
7 Bye Week
8 Bye Week
9 Bye Week
10 Bye Week
11 Bye Week
12 Bye Week
13 Bye Week
14 Bye Week
15 Bye Week
16 Bye Week
17 Bye Week
18 Bye Week
YR TM G TKL AST SCK FF FR INT PD TD
2018 DAL 16 105 38 0 0 0 2 7 0
2019 DAL 16 43 29 0.5 1 0 0 3 0
2020 DAL 12 32 28 1 1 0 0 0 0
2021 DAL 17 48 28 1 0 0 1 2 0
Total 61 228 123 2.5 2 0 3 12 0
YR WK OPP dSNAP TKL AST SCK FF FR INT PD TD
2021 1 TB 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 2 LAC 37 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2021 3 PHI 44 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 4 CAR 40 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 5 NYG 31 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 6 NE 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 8 MIN 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 9 DEN 51 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 10 ATL 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 11 KC 49 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 12 LV 53 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 13 NO 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 14 WAS 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
2021 15 NYG 33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 16 WAS 41 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 17 ARI 57 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 18 PHI 65 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
2021 PHI 663 48 28 1 0 0 1 2 0
2020 1 LAR 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 6 ARI 32 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 7 WAS 67 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 8 PHI 59 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2020 9 PIT 38 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 11 MIN 45 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 12 WAS 60 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 13 BAL 38 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 14 CIN 65 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 15 SF 32 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 16 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 17 NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 NYG 459 32 28 1 1 0 0 0 0
2019 1 NYG 65 9 1 0.5 1 0 0 1 0
2019 2 WAS 55 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 3 MIA 64 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019 4 NO 71 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 5 GB 66 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 6 NYJ 48 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 7 PHI 22 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 9 NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 10 MIN 74 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 11 DET 63 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019 12 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 13 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 14 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 15 LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 16 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 17 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 WAS 528 43 29 0.5 1 0 0 3 0
2018 1 CAR 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 2 NYG 28 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 3 SEA 33 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 4 DET 50 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 5 HOU 80 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 6 JAX 47 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 7 WAS 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 9 TEN 61 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 10 PHI 62 13 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2018 11 ATL 55 4 4 0 0 0 1 3 0
2018 12 WAS 59 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 13 NO 44 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 14 PHI 46 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 15 IND 65 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 16 TB 80 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 17 NYG 36 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NYG 784 105 38 0 0 0 2 7 0
Coming soon
Coming soon