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Lofton made 16 tackles (13 solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

The 16 tackles were Lofton's most since recording 19 stops in September 2009 as a member of the Falcons. He's now hit double-digit tackles in three of the Saints' six contests, and with 56 tackles already, he's well on his way to a sixth consecutive 100-plus tackle campaign.

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Lofton (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Buccaneers, the Saints' official site reports.

A reliable source of tackles, Lofton's shoulder concern hasn't stopped him from increasing his total in the category each of the past three games, settling at a season-best 11 (nine solo) last Sunday against the Cowboys.

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Lofton (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Lofton's shoulder injury is a non-issue as he practiced all week, including a full practice Friday. He's at least an LB2 in most formats almost every week.

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Lofton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.

Lofton emerged from Week 1 with a shoulder injury, but he's gutted it out, even posting a season-best 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday night's loss in Dallas. With 35 total tackles on the ledger, he sits in a tie for 12th in the NFL.

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Lofton made 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

On a night where the Saints' defense was embarrassed, Lofton stood out for IDP purposes as the Cowboys leaned heavily on the run after taking a big lead. Lofton is a better play against run-oriented attacks, as he struggles at times in coverage, but he remains one of the most consistent fantasy options given his high rate of tackles.

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Lofton (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Saints' official site reports.

Lofton's been dealing with the shoulder injury since Week 1, but he has yet to miss a game. He has 24 tackles (17 solo) through three weeks, and should have plenty of opportunities in Sunday's game, as the Cowboys have been piling up carries.

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Lofton (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

Lofton is ready to go for Sunday, and he heads into the game with 24 tackles in three games. He has a decent chance of piling up more stops against a Dallas team that has been surprisingly run-heavy so far.

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Lofton (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.

Lofton has totaled 24 tackles in three outings this season, which is on par with his career mark of 7.7 tackles per contest. Through six-plus NFL campaigns, he has yet to miss a game, meaning limited run Wednesday isn't much of a worry. Alas, IDP owners should keep an eye on his status as the week carries on.

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Lofton made eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win against the Vikings.

Lofton spent an atypical amount of time in the Vikings' backfield, contributing two tackles for losses, as well as a quarterback hit. If Lofton plays downhill more frequently, he could have added value, though historically he has spent little time blitzing (only seven sacks in 99 career games). Still, with 24 tackles through three games, the uber-consistent Lofton remains on target to surpass the 100-tackle mark for the sixth season in a row.

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Lofton (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

As expected, Lofton will slot back into his usual role as the Saints' strong-side inside linebacker. He took part in all three of the Saints' practices this week, putting him on tap for every-down duty.