30-Year-Old Cornerback – Detroit Lions
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Wilson was signed to bring a veteran presence to the Lions' struggling nickel and dime packages. Wilson picked off one pass and defended seven in each of the past two seasons, with Washington and Atla...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Josh Wilson Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with the Lions in April of 2015.
Wilson has taken many of the first-team nickel reps at Lions camp, the team's official site reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The 30-year-old Wilson has plenty of experience working both outside and in the slot, but his play has been a mixed bag throughout his career. He'll likely compete for the nickelback role in Detroit, behind presumed starters Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Wilson will seem some rotational work in nickel situations, and he may see some playing time on special teams for the Falcons.
Wilson is likely to start opposite DeAngelo Hall in 2013. He recorded 72 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and one sack last year. Expect a similar performance in 2013.
Wilson struggled at times last season and only record two interceptions. He is a bit undersized and often times had to play without both starting safeties behind him. He starts the season as the number two cornerback behind DeAngelo Hall.
Wilson will compete with Kelly Jennings for the right cornerback job. Both should see good action in the Seattle defensive backfield, though neither is exactly a playmaker at this point.
The offseason signing of Ken Lucas moves Wilson back to a nickel spot this year. He'll still get opportunities to contribute, but don't expect a repeat of his four-INT, 76-tackle 2008.
Wilson will be used as a nickelback who should see increased playing time in his second year, though still not enough to receive IDP consideration.
Wilson, the team's top 2007 draft pick, will compete for time in the Seattle secondary. He'll begin the season backing up Kelly Jennings at RCB, seeing most of his time in nickel and dime situations.