28-Year-Old Safety – Pittsburgh Steelers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
After signing a five-year, $25 million contract with the Steelers in 2014, Mitchell turned in a respectable but disappointing season. Although he increased his total tackles from 66 to 71, he had no i...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 11
Mike Mitchell Contract Information:
Agreed to a deal with the Steelers in March 2014.
Mitchell totaled five tackles (three solo) in Pittsburgh’s 27-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night.
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Mike Mitchell: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mitchell enjoyed a breakout campaign that included 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles within the Panthers' stout defense last season. Such production earned him a lucrative five-year contract with the Steelers this offseason. Although a groin injury kept him sidelined for the first week of practice, he'll now join his new teammates as Pittsburgh's starting free safety next to veteran Troy Polamalu. Expect the hard-hitting Mitchell to increase his practice workload leading up to Saturday's preseason opener versus the Giants.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Mitchell recorded a career-high 66 tackles in his first full season as a starter. He didn't play much with the Raiders in his previous four seasons, so the totals from last year are likely the biggest indication of what you can expect from his production in that department. Where he provides his biggest upside is his ability to force turnovers and get to the quarterback. Last season, Mitchell recorded 3.5 sacks, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles. His nose for the football should make him a solid IDP option again in 2014.
After recording 41 tackles (32 solo) last season in Oakland, Mitchell will compete for Carolina's starting strong safety position.
Mitchell will serve as a back-up defensive back for the Raiders in 2012.
Mitchell will see more playing time in his second season, but he is behind tackle-machine Tyvon Branch on the depth chart and will only see the field in passing situations.
Mitchell will begin the season as a reserve safety. The Raiders reached to take him in the draft; so should starter Michael Huff struggle, Mitchell could have the opportunity to make an impact in his rookie season.