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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.

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

Lofton practiced all week, so his shoulder is mostly a non-issue at this point. He's safe to use as you normally would in IDP formats.

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Lofton (shoulder) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.

After tallying 16 tackles (10 solo) through two games, Lofton is well on his way to 100-plus tackles for a sixth year in a row. However, a shoulder injury is hindering his availability heading into Sunday's contest against the Vikings.

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Lofton (shoulder) made six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Lofton posted 10 tackles in the Saints' season-opening loss to the Falcons, so Sunday's performance was disappointing, particularly against a run-oriented team, against which Lofton typically thrives. Still, Lofton should continue to be a dependable source of tackles in the middle of the Saints' defense, even if he's unlikely to record many interceptions or sacks.

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Lofton (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 2 showdown with the Browns, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports.

Lofton was never really in jeopardy for missing action after practicing in full Thursday and Friday. He should be a favorable IDP option Sunday while matching up against a Browns offense that figures to be a primarily ground-based attack.