Desmond Bishop Placed On IR, Devastating Fantasy IDP Leagues

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Desmond Bishop #55 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates his sack of Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Packers won 45-38. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Packers have officially ended Desmond Bishop's season, placing the linebacker on IR. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Green Bay Packers have placed ILB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve, officially ending his 2012 season. Bishop tore his right hamstring in Green Bay's first preseason game, and with roster cuts due on Monday, this move was a foregone conclusion. Bishop racked up 115 tackles and 5 sacks in 13 games last season, being one of the few sure things on a weak defense. D.J. Smith is expected to take his place.

Analysis: This is a crippling blow to a defense that couldn't afford it. The Packers ranked dead last in passing yards and 30th in sacks in 2011. Fantasy owners can safely avoid this defensive unit for now, but Bishop was one of the top IDP linebackers in the league, so hopefully you adjusted your draft board by now. On the bright side, keep an eye out for Smith as a potential waiver gem.

For more on the Packers, check out Acme Packing Company.

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