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Tyrann Mathieu

26-Year-Old Safety – Houston Texans

2017 Defensive Stats

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78

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1

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2

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1

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Tyrann Mathieu in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:  224.5

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 185   DOB: 5/13/1992  College: LSU  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyrann Mathieu Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Texans in March of 2018.

May 16, 2018  –  Tyrann Mathieu News

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The Texans want Mathieu to focus on playing safety, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "We told [Mathieu] that we really do value versatility, but we also understand that a guy needs to have basically one home," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He needs to understand and master that one home, which is safety for Tyrann. Then, in different packages that are played less of the time, maybe he does something else."

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Tyrann Mathieu NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 18 CFB 13 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2011 19 CFB 13 - - - - 2 2 - - - - - -
2013 21 ARI 13 68 65 3 1 9 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 0
2014 22 ARI 13 38 35 3 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 23 ARI 14 89 80 9 1 17 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 ARI 10 35 33 2 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 25 ARI 16 78 70 8 1 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tyrann Mathieu – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats

1056

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Tyrann Mathieu was on the field for 1056 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

207

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Tyrann Mathieu was on the field for 207 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 886 113
2016 560 37
2017 1056 207
Tyrann Mathieu 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Det 71 15 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ind 71 17 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dal 47 15 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 SF 84 18 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 66 11 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 TB 69 12 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @LAR 77 10 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @SF 73 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sea 63 17 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 70 12 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jax 64 19 4 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 LAR 58 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ten 60 12 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Was 53 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYG 72 5 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Sea 58 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tyrann Mathieu  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   185 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.14 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.87 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   31.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   117 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   4 reps
TERRIBLE
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Tyrann Mathieu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Texans signed Mathieu to a one-year contract worth up to $7 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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The Cardinals released Mathieu on Wednesday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

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The Cardinals asked Mathieu to "take a pay cut" Thursday, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports.

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Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and head coach Steve Wilks weren't willing to give any assurances that Mathieu would remain with the team in 2018 when broached about the topic Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. "It's what we are doing right now with the coaching staff, looking not only at Tyrann but every player, and see how they fit," Keim said. "How they fit what we are asking them to do schematically, and how they fit from a salary standpoint, all those things moving forward."

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Mathieu supplied 78 tackles (70 solo), two interceptions, one forced fumble and one sack in 16 games during the 2017 season.

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Mathieu recorded his second pick of the season in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.

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Mathieu logged five solo tackles in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

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Mathieu (knee) is fully healthy and has participated in the early days of OTAs, Adam Green of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. "It's just exciting to get back out there, especially with how last year, how it ended up playing out," Mathieu said. "Just a good feeling to be healthy again and just back out there on a football field 100 percent."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Tyrann Mathieu.

2017

Injuries have robbed Mathieu of the stardom that otherwise likely would have been in store for him to this point, but with a new season comes new hopes that we might see what was previously denied. After a torn ACL ended his 2015 and a shoulder issue held him to 560 snaps in 10 games last year, the 25-year-old will hopefully see a full season this time around. Renowned for his blitzing and playmaking ability in coverage, there is untapped upside here but also a wide range of possibility. With Tony Jefferson no longer around, there is in any case ample opportunity.

2016

Mathieu suffered his second torn ACL in three seasons last December, but not before emerging as one of the NFL's top defensive backs on the back of 89 tackles, 17 passes defended, five interceptions (one pick-six), one forced fumble, and one sack in 14 games. The injury (and his slow recovery from the first ligament tear) have seemingly inspired the three-year pro to wait until he's ready to contribute to his entire capacity, leaving his availability for Week 1 in limbo. No matter if he takes the field at the outset of the upcoming campaign (or not), he could have a contract extension in hand as a result of ongoing negotiations with the Cardinals.

2015

Mathieu was off his game in 2014 due to his recovery from ACL and LCL tears suffered in the previous campaign. However, the Cardinals' previous defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles, was forced to use five or six defensive backs on most snaps, meaning Mathieu still maintained a steady role. By season's end, Mathieu had notched 37 tackles (35 solo), four passes defended, one interception, two tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery in 13 contests. Unfortunately for Mathieu, Rashad Johnson also mans free safety and led the defense with 93 tackles and four interceptions last year, who could place a damper on Mathieu's eventual snap count and, by proxy, his production.

2014

Mathieu won't necessarily produce like a top-25 IDP this year, but that would only be the case if the torn ACL/LCL injury he suffered in December limits his workload early in the season. He's expected to be ready for Week 1, however, so there's a decent chance that he's ready to hit the ground running by the time the season starts. To the surprise of no one who ever saw him play at LSU, Mathieu displayed unique upside as a safety/slot corner hybrid. Despite playing a part-time role early in the year, he finished with 68 tackles (65 solo), one sack, and two interceptions in 13 games, and he'll be locked into a three-down role this year as soon as he's physically able to play. Mathieu forced 11 fumbles and posted 16 tackles for loss in his two years at LSU, and his nose for the ball gives him significant upside once he regains full strength.

2013

Mathieu will battle for the starting free safety position against Yeremiah Bell. Mathieu will also likely be featured on special teams as the Cardinals will look to utilize his return ability.