35-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kawika Mitchell in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2014 ADP: –
Kawika Mitchell Contract Information:
Signed with the Saints in December of 2010.
Mitchell signed with the Saints on Wednesday, WWL-TV Sports in New Orleans reports.
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Kawika Mitchell: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)He hurt himself during practice this week and things went south from there. The Bills signed Mitchell in free agency in 2008 after he won a championship with the Giants and had high hopes for him being a major part of the defense, but injuries have really hampered this portion of his career.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mitchell should be ready to go by the time training camp rolls around. At first appearance, it seems that Mitchell, Paul Posluszny and Andra Davis are competing for two of the starting ILB spots in the team's new 3-4 defense, though we're still not sold Mitchell couldn't be moved to OLB if he loses that fight and some of the Bills' unproven guys don't pan out on the outside.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Kawika Mitchell.
Mitchell, who underwent offseason surgery near his right knee, has been working with the second team in offseason practices. The Bills are switching to a new 3-4 defense this season and the strength lies with the ILBs. And unless the team is willing to move the versatile Mitchell to the outside, he's going to have to fight for a starting role with Paul Posluszny and Andra Davis. He'll get time on the field for sure, but how much of it will depend how much he's able to impress a completely new coaching staff, and how well he can show he's recovered from knee/quad surgery. We wouldn't use him in IDP leagues unless he gains a secure starting role.
Mitchell finished his first season as a Bill with 82 tackles, four sacks, three passes defensed and two interceptions. That's not elite IDP production but it's a well-rounded effort that can certainly help in deeper defensive leagues. The Bills are quite happy with Mitchell, a free agent acquisition, and his numbers ended up better than his previous season with the Super Bowl champion Giants. With MLB Paul Posluszny, Mitchell forms a nice 1-2 punch at linebacker for the Bills, though it'd be nice if the Bills had someone better for the last starting spot.
Mitchell began his career at middle linebacker for Kansas City, but slid over to the weak side with the Giants last season, causing a drop in his tackle numbers. He’s slated to play weak side for the Bills as well, so expect numbers roughly similar to last year’s totals (76 tackles, 3.5 sacks).
Mitchell will man the weak side for the Giants this season. He's good for 100 tackles, a couple sacks and a pick most seasons, which makes him useful in IDP leagues of even medium depth.
Mitchell could finally breakout in 2006 under coach Herm Edwards. Tight end Tony Gonzalez said during the team's spring organized team activities that Mitchell looked like a Pro Bowler during spring drills.
Mitchell's solid play last season earned him the opportunity to open the year as the Chiefs' starting middle linebacker. A hard hitter with good athletic ability, Mitchell will anchor a linebacking corps that includes two other great playmakers in Kendrell Bell and rookie Derrick Johnson. Expect Mitchell to continue to improve as the season progresses and put together his best campaign to date.
Mitchell is a young player who filled in for the injured Mike Maslowski last year. Playing time may be harder to come by so long as the Chiefs' linebackers are healthier in 2004. Look for Mitchell to see time on the special teams, where he had eight tackles last season.