QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
3 months ago

Avril (abdomen) recently underwent a second offseason surgery, USA Today's Lindsey Wisniewski reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just like the first surgery Avril underwent six weeks ago, the details surrounding this second operation aren't clear. Most concerning, though, is that it's unknown if he'd suffered a setback in his recovery from the initial procedure. There is no timetable for his return.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
4 months ago

Avril underwent surgery after seeing a 'core injuries speciallist' Tuesday, Conor Orr of Around the NFL reports.

EDGE Analysis

The specific type of surgery has not yet been clarified, but the fact that it had not been heard about until after completion suggests that it was not anything major. Avril was third in the league with 11.5 sacks in 2016 and figures to be a disruptive force for the Seahawks again in 2017 opposite Michael Bennett on the defensive line.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
6 months ago

Avril totaled 1.5 sacks Thursday in a 24-3 win against the Rams, giving him 11.5 sacks this season, third in the league.

EDGE Analysis

Avril leads defensive linemen in sacks and is two off the pace of league-leaders Vic Beasley and Von Miller. Avril snapped a three-game stretch, his longest of the season, without a sack.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
7 months ago

Avril posted his league-leading 10th sack Sunday in a win against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Avril needs one more sack to match his career high set in 2011. Linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Dee Ford also have 10 sacks. Among defensive linemen, the next closest in sacks is teammate Frank Clark and Cameron Wake with 7.5. Avril also got his 25th career strip sack, the most in the NFL since 2008.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
8 months ago

Avril notched 1.5 sacks and three tackles Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Avril has recorded at least one sack in five straight games, and he now has nine on the season. He also has forced five fumbles over his last five games, and he's been an elite fantasy performer all season.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
8 months ago

Avril recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four tackles Sunday against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

He's now sacked opposing quarterbacks 6.5 times over his last four matchups after posting just a single sack in his first three games. In addition, he's also forced three fumbles in the last four weeks, and the third-year defensive end is on a major hot streak. With this level of production, he must be owned in IDP leagues.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
8 months ago

Avril had 2.5 sacks Sunday in a tie at Arizona for his second consecutive game with multiple sacks.

EDGE Analysis

Avril is fourth in sacks in the NFL with 6.5, most among defensive linemen. He has a good shot at topping his career-high 11 sacks he set in 2011.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
8 months ago

Avril forced a fumble and registered two sacks in Week 6.

EDGE Analysis

Avril has been successful in getting to the opposing quarterback in each of the last two weeks, and he now has four sacks on the season. In addition, he's forced a fumble in each of the last two contests, further increasing his fantasy value. The only time he's recorded more than nine sacks in the season was when he had 11 of them back in 2011 when he was a member of the Lions. He's currently on pace to set a new career high, and when throwing in the forced fumbles, he shaping up to be a great option in IDP leagues.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 years ago

Avril (not injury related) is active Sunday against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Avril missed the first two days of practice this week, but that was likely maintenance-related, as he logged a full day of work Friday. The pass rushing specialist did not record a tackle after playing just 37 snaps Week 13, but had collected four total sacks in the three games prior to that outing. The inconsistency makes him tough to rely on as an IDP week-to-week.

QCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 years ago

Avril left Sunday's Super Bowl with a concussion, and he will not return to the contest, according to NBC's broadcast of the game.

The Seahawks have now lost two key pieces on defense, with slot corner Jeremy Lane suffering an apparent broken arm/wrist in the first quarter. In Avril's absence, the Seahawks will need more snaps from O'Brien Schofield, who had 20 tackles and two sacks during the regular season.